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|Year of election:||2016|
|Section:||Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences|
Main areas of research: Genetic Engineering, functional genomics, Applied genomics, Pre-Breeding, Genomics and Trait Discovery
Rajeev Kumar Varshney is a geneticist who researches in the area of international agriculture. He works as Global Research Program Director at the Genetic Gains at International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) that encompasses different disciplines including Genebank, Pre-Breeding, Genomics & Trait Discovery, Cell & Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering, Forward and Integrated Breeding, and Seed Systems.
Rajeev has a basic background in molecular genetics and possesses more than 15 years research experience in international agriculture. His research is focused on structural, functional, comparative and translational genomics for improving the crop productivity of legume crops in marginal environments in Africa and Asia.
He is internationally recognized for his contribution in genome sequencing of pigeonpea, chickpea, peanut, pearl millet, sesame, mungbean and adzuki bean and development of molecular breeding products in chickpea, pigeonpea and peanut.
06108 Halle (Saale)
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