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Formerly, Dean and Chairman, Faculty of Science and Head, Department of Botany and Director and Department of Biotechnology at the Mohanlal Sukhadia University of Udaipur, located in Rajasthan, India. Dr. Purohit has worked extensively on micropropagation of plants of medicinal, horticultural and forestry importance. His research interests also include molecular characterization of natural diversity and the use of in vitro methods for the conservation of threatened plants. He has published more than 125 research papers and book articles. Professor Purohit has undergone specialized training on Microarray-Based Genome Analysis in the laboratory of Professor David Galbraith in the Department of Plant Sciences, Arizona State University, Tucson, USA. The main focus of Dr. Purohit remains on micropropagation of plants of medicinal, forestry and horticultural importance. Under different research programs, he has been able to develop micropropagation protocols for Feronia limonia, Wrightia tomentosa, W. tinctoria, Boswellia serrata, Sterculia urens, Acacia catechu, A. leucophloea (all woody trees), Achras sapota, Annona squamosa (fruit trees), Celastrus paniculatus, Vitex negundo and Chlorophytum borivilianum (medicinal herb). Scaling-up production has been taken-up in the case of Feronia limonia, Wrightia tinctoria, W. tomentosa, B. serrata, and C. borivilianum. Small-scale field performance of micropropagated plants has been successfully demonstrated in many species.ic integrity, vigor, and validity of all presentation made based on scientific research.