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Varshney
Rajeev Kumar
Current position: 
Director and Professor
Current nationality: 
India
Current residence: 
Australia
Affiliation/Institution: 
Murdoch University, Australia
Biodata: 
Prof. Rajeev Varshney is an agricultural research scientist specializing in genomics and molecular breeding with 20+ years of service in developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. He is serving Murdoch University as a Director, Centre for Crop & Food Innovation; Director, State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre: and International Chair in Agriculture & Food Security with the Food Futures Institute. Prior to joining Murdoch University, Prof Varshney served International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) for about 16 years in various science and leadership roles and Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics & Crops Plant Research, Germany for 5 years as a Research Scientist. Prof. Varshney is a globally recognized leader for his work on genome sequencing, cataloguing and utilizing genetic diversity, genomics-assisted breeding and capacity building in developing countries. He has made centrally important contributions towards improving food and nutrition security in India and several countries in Africa & Asia by assembling genomes, developing genomic resources and integrating genomic technologies in crop improvement programs in many tropical crops.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
1 - No poverty
2 - Zero hunger
3 - Good health and well-being
4 - Quality education
5 - Gender equality
8 - Decent work and economic growth
17 - Partnerships for the goals
Keywords: 
Genetics, Genomics, Molecular breeding, Computational genomics
Past nationality: 
India
Elected
2016
Place of Birth: 
Moradabad, UP
Country of birth: 
India

Date of birth

13
July
1973
Section:
01-Agricultural Sciences
Last updated on 26/05/2022