Professor Dr. Amarendra Narayan Misra has 45 years of research experience and 40 years of Post-Graduate teaching experience in Plant Biology, Molecular Biology & Biotechnology. After his superannuation from regular services in 2021, he is serving as a Distinguished Professor (Research & Innovation) in the School of Applied Sciences, Centurion University of Technology & Management at Jatni, Bhubaneswar, India. Earlier, he served as a Professor of Life Sciences, at the School of Natural Sciences, Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ), Ranchi, India; Professor of Biosciences & Biotechnology, Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, India; Professor of Botany (Plant Biochemistry & Molecular Biology), Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India; Professor of Botany (Plant Molecular Biology & Biotechnology), University of Pune, India; Guest Researcher, Institute of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan. Prof. Misra served universities in India in various other capacities of university management/academic councils/administration for innovating and improving teaching and research. He served as Vice-Chancellor of two Indian Universities. He guided 16 Ph.D. and 43 M.Sc., M.Tech. and M.Phil. students and published more than 135 papers in the field of Plant Biology, Biotechnology & Bioinformatics. His research interests cover the structure and function of photosynthetic membranes, luminescence, biosensors, tissue culture, and the mechanism of stress adaptation of tropical crop plants. Prof. Misra was a Fulbright Scholar, JSPS Senior Fellowship and European Community Fellowship holder. He worked and collaborated with scientists from Imperial College- London, AFRC Institute of Grassland & Environmental Research-Aberystwyth, Geneva University-Switzerland, Tokyo and Osaka University-Japan, University of Nevada-USA, Jagiollonian University-Poland, Institute of Microbiology-Czech Republic, Institute of Molecular Biology & Genetics-Ukrain, Institue of Biophysics & Biomedical Engineering-Bulgaria. He received fellowships/awards and research grants from CEC, FEBS, JSPS, DBT, DST, CSIR, INSA, and UGC. Professor Misra studied and collaborated during his research with scientists from more than 10 countries across the globe including Japan, Poland, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Ukraine, the UK, and the USA and hosted Sceintists from African countries to be trained in his laboratory.