Committees

International Advisory Board

Shiv Agrawal

Principal Scientist &

Food Legume Coordinator

ICARDA

Morocco

Yemi Akinbamijo

Executive Director

Forum for Agri Research

in Africa 

Ghana

Mike Bevan

Professor

The John Inn Center

UK

Clarice Coyne

Research Geneticist

USDA-ARS

USA

Eric Danquah

Director

WACCI, University of Ghana

Ghana

Antonio DeOliveira

Professor

Federal Univ of Pelotas

Brazil

Dave Edwards

Professor

Univ of Western Australia

Australia

Jeff Ehlers

Senior Program Officer

BMGF

USA

Jean Glaszman

Geneticist

French Agri Res Centre

for International Dev

France

Andreas Graner

Executive Director

IPK- Gatersleben

Germany

Sarah Hearne

Principal Scientist

CIMMYT

Mexico

Scott Jackson

Director

Center for Applied Genet

University of Georgia

USA

Ravi Khetarpal

Executive Director

APAARI

Thailand

Elena Khlestkina

Director

N.I. Vavilov ARRIPGR

Russia

Benjamin Kilian

Senior Scientist

Plant Genetic Resources

The Crop Trust

Germany

Suk- Ha Lee

Dean of CALS

Seoul National University

South Korea

Chikelu Mba

Program Entity Lead

FAO

Italy

Susan McCouch

Barbara McClintock Prof

Cornell University

USA

Kent Nnadozie

Secretary

Intl Treaty on Plant Gen

Resources

Italy

Reno Pontaraollo

President & CEO

Genome Prairie

Canada

Wayne Powell

Principal & Chief Executive

Scotland’s Rural College

UK

Kiran Sharma

Deputy Director General-R

ICRISAT

India

Shoba Sivasankar

Head

Plant Breeding & Genetics

IAEA/FAO

Austria

Rod Snowdon

Professor

Justus Liebig University

Germany

Lise Steffensen

Managing Director

Nordic Genetic Resources

Center

Sweden

Roberto Tuberosa

Professor

University of Bologna

Italy

Xun Xu

Executive Director

BGI-Shenzhen

China

Qifa Zhang

Professor

Huazhong Agri University

China

National Organizing Committee

Vania Azevedo

Head

Genebank, ICRISAT

Hyderabad

Sabhyata Bhatia

Scientist

NIPGR

New Delhi

Manoj Dhar

Vice Chancellor

University of Jammu

Jammu

Pooran Gaur

Research Program Director

Asia Program, ICRISAT

Hyderabad

Vidya Gupta

Chair & Chief Scientist

CSIR-National Chemical Lab

Pune

Paramjit Khurana

Professor

University of Delhi

New Delhi

Sanjay Kumar

Director

CSIR- IHBT

Palampur

Arabinda Padhee

Director

Country Relations & Business

Affairs, ICRISAT

New Delhi

Ajay Parida

Director

Institute of Life Sciences

Bhubaneswar

HP Pathak

Director

ICAR-Nat Rice Res Institute

Cuttack

Appa Rao Podile

Vice Chancellor

University of Hyderabad

Hyderabad

V Praveen Rao

Vice Chancellor

PJTSA University

Hyderabad

T Radhakrishnan

Director

ICAR- Dir of Groundnut Res

Junagadh

TR Sharma

Executive Director

NABI

Mohali

Kuldeep Singh

Director

ICAR-NBPGR

Kanpur

NP Singh

Director

ICAR-IIPR

Kanpur

AK Singh

Head & Principal Scientist

ICAR- IARI

New Delhi

C Tara Satyavathi

Project Coordinator

ICAR- AICRP Pearl Millet

Jodhpur

Vilas Tonapi

Director

ICAR-IIMR

Hyderabad

OP Yadav

Director

ICAR-CAZRI

Jodhpur

Usha Barwale Zehr

Director and CTO

MAHYCO

Jalna

Local Organizing Committee

B Sharath Babu

Principal Scientist

ICAR-NBPGR

New Delhi

Prasad Bajaj

Manager

Sequencing & Informatics

Service Unit

Pooja Bhatnagar

Theme Leader

Cell, Molecular Biology &

Genetic Engineering

Anu Chitikineni

Senior Manager

Sequencing & Informatics

Service Unit

Santosh Deshpande

Senior Scientist

Genomics & Trait Discovery


Rajeev Gupta

Theme Leader

Genomics & Trait Discovery


Himabindu Kudapa

Senior Scientist

Forward Breeding

Manish Pandey

Senior Scientist

Genomics & Trait Discovery

Janila Pasupuleti

Principal Scientist

Research Program- Asia

Abhishek Rathore

Theme Leader

Statistics Bio-info & Data

Management

Manish Roorkiwal

Senior Scientist

Forward Breeding

Rachit Saxena

Senior Scientist

Genomics & Trait Discovery

Mamta Sharma

Theme Leader

Integrated Crop Management

Research Program- Asia

Rajan Sharma

Head Plant Quarantine Unit

Research Program- Asia 


Shivali Sharma

Theme Leader

Pre-breeding

Rakesh Srivastava

Principal Scientist

Genomics & Trait Discovery


Mahendar Thudi

Senior Scientist

Genomics & Trait Discovery

SR Voleti

ICAR- IIRR

Hyderabad