Dr. Bechan Sharma is presently working as a Professor and Ex-Head, Department of Biochemistry Allahabad University, Allahabad. Prof. Sharmas earlier services include as an Assistant Professor at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural sciences and Technology-J&K, Kashmir and as Associate Professor at Dr. RML Avadh University Faizabad. He has completed his higher educations such as B.Sc (Honours)-1980; M.Sc. (Biochemistry)-1982 and Ph.D. in Biochemistry (1988) from BHU-Varanasi. He qualified GATE in 1983 and CSIR(JRF-NET) in 1984 and then joined Central Drug Research Institute-Lucknow for completing his doctoral research. The areas of his research interest include Molecular Biology of HIV/AIDS, Tropical Diseases (Filariasis/Malaria) and Biochemical Toxicology. He has received number of Awards/ Honors and successfully completed numerous important Academic/ Administrative Assignments. He has twenty six years of teaching / research experience. He has carried out several research projects and published over 130 research papers including book chapters, molecular methods in peer reviewed International and National Journals/ Books/Methods of repute with high impact factors. He has authors 4 books published by NOVA Sci. Inc. USA and LampBert Publishers-Germany. He has one US patent on HIV-1 genome structure based antiHIV-1 drugs design to his credit. He has supervised 9 PhD students, 4 post doctoral fellows and 4 are continuing research under his supervision. He is member/life member of several national/international scientific societies and attended number of symposia/conferences in India and abroad and presented his research papers there in. He is Chief-Editor/Associate Editor/Executive Editor and Member Editorial Board of 75 peer reviewed International and National Journals. He has been acting as honorary reviewer for about 130 International/National scientific journals. He has worked as a visiting scientist in USA for over three years and also visited different labs at Italy, France, Iran, Thailand, Germany and Brazil for three to four months in similar capacity to conduct different collaborative research projects related to HIV-1 molecular biology, molecular epidemiology, bioinformatics and HIV-1 genome structure based antiHIV-1drug design etc. Prof. Sharma has recently been awarded with ICMRs Senior Scientist Fellowship 2014-15 in Biomedical Sciences under Indo-USA joint research programme.
Molecular Biology of HIV/AIDS, Tropical Diseases
(Filariasis/Malaria), Drug design and development and Biochemical Toxicology