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Education/Academic qualification

Plant Biotechnology, M.Sc., University Of Hyderabad

Award Date: 1 Oct 2013

Botany Honors, B.Sc., Banaras Hindu University

Fields of Science

  • 1183 Plant biology, microbiology, virology
  • Plant UV research
  • UV radiation
  • Light
  • UVR8
  • Cryptochromes
  • Photoreceptors
  • Photobiology
  • Sunlight
  • Solar radiation
  • UV radiation and Blue light

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications

The photoreceptor UVR8 mediates the perception of both UV-B and UV-A wavelengths up to 350 nm of sunlight with responsivity moderated by cryptochromes

Rai, N., O'Hara, A., Farkas, D., Safronov, O., Ratanasopa, K., Wang, F., Lindfors, A. V., Jenkins, G. I., Lehto, T., Salojärvi, J., Brosché, M., Strid, Å., Aphalo, P. J. & Morales, L. O., Jun 2020, In : Plant, Cell and Environment. 43, 6, p. 1513-1527 15 p.

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A perspective on ecologically relevant plant-UV research and its practical application

Robson, T. M., Aphalo, P. J., Banas, A. K., Barnes, P. W., Brelsford, C. C., Jenkins, G. I., Kotilainen, T. K., Labuz, J., Martinez-Abaigar, J., Morales, L. O., Neugart, S., Pieriste, M., Rai, N., Vandenbussche, F. & Jansen, M. A. K., 1 May 2019, In : Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences. 18, 5, p. 970-988 19 p.

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How do cryptochromes and UVR8 interact in natural and simulated sunlight?

Rai, N., Neugart, S., Yan, Y., Wang, F., Siipola, S. M., Lindfors, A. V., Winkler, J. B., Albert, A., Brosche, M., Lehto, T., Morales, L. O. & Aphalo, P. J., 15 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Experimental Botany. 70, 18, p. 4975-4990 16 p.

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The importance and direction of current and future plant-UV research: break-out session discussions at the UV4Plants Network Meeting in Bled (April 15th -18th , 2018)

Barnes, P., Jansen, M. A. K., Jenkins, G. I., Vandenbussche, F., Brelsford, C. C., Banas, A. K., Bilger, W., Castagna, A., Festi, D., Gaberscik, A., Germ, M., Golob, A., LLorens, L., Hauser, M-T., Martinez Abaigar, J., Morales Suarez, L. O., Neugart, S., Pieristè, M., Rai, N., Ryan, L. & 6 others, Santin, M., Seddon, A. W. R., Stelzner, J., Tavridou, E., Labuz, J. & Robson, T. M., 27 Dec 2018, In : UV4Plants Bulletin. 2018, 2, p. 19-32 13 p.

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Projects

Sensory ecology of plants and pre-emptive acclimation

Aphalo, P., Stoddard, F., Yan, Y., Rai, N., Lindfors, A., Novoplansky, A., Sadras, V. O., Morales Suarez, L. O., Lehto, T., Neugart, S., Wang, F. & Siipola, S. M.

01/01/2012 → …

Project: Research project

Activities

  • 15 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 2 Academic visit to other institution
  • 1 Peer review of manuscripts
  • 1 Supervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Plant Responses to Climate Change

Neha Rai (Speaker: Presenter)

21 Oct 201925 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

2019 ESP-IUPB World Congress

Neha Rai (Speaker: Presenter)

25 Aug 201930 Aug 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Reviewer (Journal)

Neha Rai (Reviewer)

14 Nov 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Plant Responses to Climate Change

Karen Sims-Huopaniemi (Member of organizing committee), , T Matthew Robson (Chair of organizing committee), , Beatriz Fernandez-Marin (Speaker: Keynote), , José Ignacio García-Plazaola (Speaker: Keynote), , Frauke Pescheck (Speaker: Keynote), , Jakub Nezval (Speaker: Keynote), , Amarante Vitra (Speaker: Keynote), , Eliane Schermer (Speaker: Keynote), , Christian Bianchi Stromme (Speaker: Keynote), , Alexey Shapiguzov (Speaker: Keynote), , Julia Krasensky-Wrzaczek (Scientific Committee Member), , Michael Wrzaczek (Speaker: Presenter), , Neha Rai (Speaker: Presenter), , Mayke Nieuwkerk (Attendee), , Adriana Volna (Attendee), , Carolina Falcato Fialho Palma (Attendee), , Søren G Sommer (Attendee), , Giacomo Palai (Attendee), , Nikolaj Bjerring Jensen (Attendee), , Twinkle Solanki (Attendee), , David Israel (Member of organizing committee), & Marta Pieriste (Member of organizing committee)

21 Oct 201925 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Design and planning of biological experiments

Neha Rai (Speaker: Presenter)

4 Sep 201822 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars