Prof. Luz E. de-Bashan
Prof. Luz E. de-Bashan is the Vice-President of The Bashan Foundation and the vice-President of The Bashan Institute of Science. Prof. de-Bashan is affiliated with the Dept. of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Auburn University. She is a Full Professor in the research group of Environmental Microbiology at the Northwestern Center for Biological Research (CIBNOR) in Mexico. She obtained her doctoral degree, with distinction, from Laval University, Quebec, Canada
Prof. de-Bashan’s main fields of research for the last 17 years involve the interaction among plant growth-promoting bacteria and unicellular microalgae in an environmental and artificial settings and water and soil restoration. Prof. de-Bashan and Prof. Bashan work as a team on the same projects. The main microorganisms of interest in Prof. de-Bashan’s work are bacteria of the genera Azospirillum and Bacillus and the microalgae Chlorella.
As of January 2017, Prof. de-Bashan has published 116 scientific papers, of which 61 were published in peer-review journals with an impact factor (life-time average impact factor 3.12) and the remaining include a book, chapters in books, and popular scientific publications. She has published 4 websites. Prof. de-Bashan serves on the editorial board of three scientific journals, and prepares reviews for an additional 44 scientific journals in 12 countries and eight funding agencies in four countries. The standard international indicators of scientific quality of Prof. de-Bashan are: over 6500 citations of her publications; H-index: 35; and i-index: 53.