Dr. Erumalla Venkatanagaraju working as an Assistant Professor in the School of Sciences, CHRIST (Deemed to be University). Dr. Erumalla was awarded as a fellow of Scholars Academic and Scientific Society, 2018, Distinguished Young Faculty award by Vision Group of Science and Technology, Karnataka, India, 2019, and outstanding scientist award by VDGood technologies, 2020 for his significant contribution in industrial biotechnology. He received his Ph.D. on Microbial Therapeutic Enzymes Production from the University of Acharya Nagarjuna and did his Postdoc at the Institute of Nano Science and Technology, India. Dr. Erumalla has vast experience in bioprospecting of industrially important microorganisms for the production of therapeutics and biofuels. He published over 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. One of his eminent achievements was the production of bioethanol from laboratory waste in an eco-friendly manner, funded by Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST) and Vision Group of Science and Technology (VGST) and obtained 2 patents. He is also an editor for 13 national and international journals. He is serving as a member of the Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Association of Microbiologists of India, Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy, World Society Interdisciplinary Anti-Aging Medicine, and Scholars Academic Scientific Society. Dr. Erumalla was invited as a speaker for several national and international conferences.