Dr. Rajeev K. Varshney
Foreign Fellow, Elected 2010

Born in Bahjoi, Moradabad, U.P, India on 13 July 1973. Educated at C.P. Arya Adarsh Inter College, Bahjoi, 1986-1990; Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, 1990- 1995; Ch Charan Singh University, Meerut, 1995-2001; B.Sc. (Honours) 1993; M.Sc. 1995; Ph.D. 2001.

Principal Scientist (Applied Genomics), Research Program Director - Grain Legumes & Director, Centre of Excellence in Genomics, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, India, 2008 to date; and Winthrop Research Professor (Plant Biology), The University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth, Australia, 2010 to date.

Research Scientist, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics & Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben, Germany, 2001-05; Senior Scientist (Applied Genomics), ICRISAT, Patancheru, India, 2005-08.

Awards/Honours: Young Crop Scientist Award of Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), 2013; INSA-Young Scientist Medal, 2008; NASI Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award, 2007; ICRISAT Promising Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award, 2007 & 2008; AMU Gold Medal, 1995. Review Editor, Theoretical and Applied Genetics (2008 onwards); Associate/Subject Editor: Molecular Genetics and Genomics (2013 onward), The Plant Genome (2012 onwards), Plant Breeding (2012 onwards), Frontiers in Plant Genetics and Genomics (2010 onwards), Journal of Food Legumes (2010 onwards), Plant Genetic Resources (2005 onwards), BMC Plant Biology (2009-2011), BMC Genetics (2009-2011), Molecular Breeding (2008-2013), Euphytica (2005-2012), Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology (2008-2012).

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy (INSA); Society for Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology; Association for Promotion of DNA Fingerprinting and Other DNA Technologies; Indian Society for Genetics and Plant Breeding; Indian Botanical Society.

Research Areas: Applied Genomics and Molecular Breeding

Address: Research Program Director-Grain Legumes & Director, Centre of Excellence in Genomics, ICRISAT, Patancheru 502324, Telangana; Villa No. 127, Vasudeva Bloomfield Ecstasy, Tellapur Road, Gopanpally, Mandal RC Puram, Distt Medak, Hyderabad 502032, Telangana; [Tel: Off. (040) 30713305; Res. 08455-297827, Cell 09949994070; Fax: (040) 30713074, 30713075; Email: r.k.varshney@cgiar.org; varshney.raj@gmail.com]

NAAS Associate, 2008.