Name Title sex dob Nationality Hdegree discipline stddegree dateearned aaplicationdate intsname position Telephone mobile email add1 experience Course Application Funds Supported by
SUBHRA MUKHERJEE Dr Male 25/12/1961 INDIAN Ph. D. PLANT BREEDING Jun 25 2013 11:20AM BIDHAN CHANDRA KRISHI VISWAVIDYALAYA (BCKV), WEST BENGAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR 033-26803548 (R) 09434168936 subhrabckv@rediffmail.com Dept. of Plant Breeding, Faculty of Agriculture, BCKV, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal - 741252 I have completed my doctorate in Plant Breeding from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal during 1994 and I am having a total of 12 years of teaching experience (for under graduate and post graduate students) alongwith 16 years of research experience at UBKV and BCKV. I have extensively associated with wheat and jute crops in research. Prensently, I am Incharge of All India Network Project on Jute and Allied Fibres, BCKV, Kalyani centre in which my main concentration is on evolving of drought tolerance genotypes of jute. Four lines tolerance to drought has already been identified which will be used in further breeding programmes. I am very much interested to learn Biotechnological aspects where I don’t have any experience till date. After completing this training course I will apply these techniques in jute crop. Jute is one of the major bast fibre crop needs biotechnological support in improving the productivity as well as the economic levels of poor farmers. Jute has very less diverse germplasm and it is most sensitive to environment, these reasons make conventional approaches very difficult in jute breeding. With the assistance of molecular markers we can identify character specific genotypes in pre –breeding for transferring of fine fibre characters, biotic stress resistance and abiotic stresses like drought and water logging conditions. In jute breeding development of varieties with high yield and finer fibre with tolerance to abiotic stresses is a need of hour. So, high throughput genotyping and genome wide association mapping will pave the path for development of superior varieties. I will also make my post graduate students expertise in these techniques, which will help in their future.
Joël Romaric NGUEPJOP Mr Male July/16/1987 Cameroon Master Science (MS) Molecular breeding PhD September/2015 Jun 30 2013 12:07PM Regional Research Center for Improvement of Crops Adaptation to Drought (CERAAS) PhD student +221 33 951 49 93 / 94 +221 77 979 99 69 nguepjop@gmail.com Regional Research Center for Improvement of Crops Adaptation to Drought (CERAAS) BP 3320 Thiès Escale, Sénégal In 2009, I earned my BS degree (1st position) from the Plant Biology and Physiology department of Yaoundé I University (Cameroon). Following, I began a study in Biotechnology to earn a MS degree (1st position) in plant genetics. I’m now working toward my PhD on CERAAS molecular breeding peanut program. CERAAS is a Senegalese research center that has an objective to propose plant varieties adapted to drought in arid zones. The main goal of my study is to detected wild peanut favorable alleles to improve the cultivated. I seek an understanding of the genetic basis of traits involved in adaptation to stresses (drought) for both applied (peanut breeding). I use a marker-assisted backcrossing strategy to produce an Advance backcross population from cross between wild synthetic peanut and elite variety. This study involves AB-QTL analysis,QTL identification of agronomic traits under different water regimes and breeding strategies that are beneficial to improved drought tolerance in peanut. As a PhD student, I am working in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) breeding program for varietal improvement for drought tolerance and others agronomic traits. The course above mentioned fit well with my work and is very important opportunity to enhance my capacity and knowledge on new genomic tools for breeding. This course will provide me new and strong knowledge and skills in my work program. After the course, I will have my capacity built and will be able to work efficiently then share my experience with other colleagues and juniors. I wish and hope to be involved.
Manjula Baddam Ms Female 17/06/1974 Indian Graduation Science Jun 14 2013 2:24AM ICRISAT AO 0091 40 30713387 0091 9963553024 b.manjula@cgiar.org
Mala Sanmukhiya Dr Female 12.11.1972 Mauritian PhD Biotechnology Jul 17 2013 4:18AM University of Mauritius Senior Lecturer 230-7582468 m.sanmukhiya@uom.ac.mu Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Mauritius I have a PhD and have worked as a Post-doctoral fellow in the area of molecular phylogenetics and molecular diagnostics of diseases.I have been recruited at the university of Mauritius in 2003 as lecturer.During my career i have tried to integrate new technologies ranging from molecular markers to DNA barcoding to the area of conservation and plant breeding.I have integrated the field of bioinformatics in my teaching and research.I have been promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2008.With the new era and NGS and genomics research needs to be innovated,i have not had hands-on training yet in this field.This is why i am applying for this course in genomics as it will bring me to the forefront of research and i will pass it on to my students. This course is in line with my research and teaching background.I am involved in teaching of modules Molecular biology,biotechnology,bioinformatics,genomics.This course will help me in getting to grips with the latest technology for the use of genomics in plant breeding.We at the university of Mauritius are not equipped with such equipment and know-how for carrying out research in genomics.This course will help me to get a know-how on what is required for doing genomics work.I am already supervising Mphil and PhD students so i will be in the forefront in guiding new research in the field of genomics in the future.We have PCR machines, real time PCR and since this technology is not yet practised i will more than happy to learn what is required to bring this technology to my research and university.
Bhausaheb Dnyanoba Pawar Mr Male 12/11/1985 Indian M. Sc. (Agricultural Biotechnology) Agricultural Biotechnology Jun 14 2013 5:20AM Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri Junior Research Officer 02426243578 7588604090 bhau.raje@gmail.com State level biotechnology center, MPKV Rahuri-413722, Maharashtra, India working at state level biotechnology center from 29/01/2009 till date. Doing both research and teaching work. worked on DNA fingerprinting of MPKV released varieties, diversity analysis. Currently looking after transgenic development program of university. In Education i am teaching courses like Principles of Biotechnology, Techniques in molecular biology, Introduction to Bioinformatics. my laboratory has many sophisticated instruments like DNA sequencer, micro array,etc. Knowledge obtained through this training will enable me to efficiently used these instruments to carry out research in molecular breeding. This training will helpful for me to gain recent updates in the field of genomics which i can also helpful for my teaching also.
poornima Ms Female 20-08-1987 Indian MSc PhD 20-07-2013 Jun 17 2013 2:14AM ICRISAT Research Fellow 9392555560 purnimareddy123@gmail.com H-No-8-45, Shankarpally village, Rangareddy dist.Hyderabad dfhhhhhhhhhhh sdrfhhhhhhhhhh
Nov 1 2013 12:52PM
Rukam Singh Tomar Dr Male 04/20/1978 Indian Ph.D Plant Breeding and Genetics Mar 25 2014 10:11PM Junagadh Agricultural University Assistant Professor +91-285-2672080-90 (456) +91-9426637195 rukam@jau.in Department of Biotechnology, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh - 362 001, Gujarat, India For last 5 years, I have been working in the field of molecular markers and their application in crop improvement. I have two externally funded project on 1. QTL mapping for macrophomina root rot and fusarium wilt in castor and 2. Molecular mapping of important traits and their transfer through marker assisted selection in groundnut and cotton. I have also received a short training of 3 months on Marker Assisted Selection at Cornell University, Ithaca, USA. I have also submitted draft genome of few microbes using next generation sequencing and have published papers on same. Through this training I will get in-depth knowledge on how to proceed in marker assisted selection and will get an opportunity to interact with the scientist having expertise in this field . The knowledge gained in this training on next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies for SNP discovery and genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) for marker-trait association through genome-wide association study (GWAS) will be utilized in the improvement of crops important to Gujarat. I will also utilize this opportunity to develop networking with the participants for collaborative projects among the institutes or country.
Nov 1 2013 12:49PM
s.anil Dr Male 4-5-1997 no Apr 12 2014 10:50PM
DHOKANE DHANANJAY ANNASAHEB Mr Male 20/10/1987 INDIAN M.Sc Biotechnology M.Sc 30.08.2012 Sep 4 2013 12:37AM Tamil Nadu Agriculture University Passed TNAU 9665255978 dadhokane@gmail.com AT/POST: UMABRE TAL: RAHURI DIST: AHMEDNAGAR STATE: MAHARASHTRA INDIA414105 I have just pursued my Masters in Biotechnology from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. I have worked on tissue culture and transformation studies during my Masters program. As a biotechnologist I am very keen to know the principles underlying NGS platforms. I have keen interest to study improved phenomics platforms. How phenotyping coupled with genotyping will help in identifying the best cultivars.
YETURU SIVAPRASAD Mr Male 10/06/1980 INDIAN M.Sc BIOTECHNOLOGY Ph.D 09/2013 Jul 17 2013 5:42AM SUPER AGRI SEEDS PRIVATE LIMITED MOLECULAR BREEDER 040-42024739 9440003484 yeturusivaprasad@gmail.com 5th floor, Aksha Ganga, Plot No. 144,#8-3-1503, Srinagar colony, Hyderabad-500073. Worked on Molecular characterization of Groundnut bud necrosis virus and Tobacco streak virus infecting economical crops in Southern India. Developed the resistant variety of Pigeonpea against Fusarium wilt and sterility mosaic virus through marker assistance selection. Development of transgenic groundnut against the Groundnut bud necrosis virus through the agrobacterium mediated transformation. I am very much interesting on next generation sequencing and high-throughput genotyping methods. I will learn the bioinformatics tools and also marker assistance selections protocols for the purpose of plant breeding research.
GUGULOTH MANGU Dr Male 06-07-1989 INDIAN Msc BOTANY Bsc Bzc 03/2010 Mar 8 2014 12:27AM RJRM DEGREE COLLEGE AGRICULTUR 9908547635 mangunayak89@gmail.com H NO 2-91, VENKAT THANDA, ANEPURAM VILL, MAREPEDA MAND, WARANGAL DIST 506315 SRIGAYATRI JUNIOR COLLEGE BOTANY LECTURE 1 YEAR AGRICULTUR
Y Sudarsan Dr Male 05/27/1960 Indian Ph.D Biochemistry Oct 19 2013 4:15AM SK Rajasthan Agril. University, Bikaner Professor 91-151-2250292 91-9461392503 yemmanur_sudarsan@yahoo.co.in Plant Biotechnology Centre, Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner-334 006 I worked on plant tissue culture and microbial treatment of effluents. As PI of DBT project on Bioremediation of Saline Soils, I worked on Haloxylon recurvuum. I orgazined DBT funded training on bioresources for school children and guided 10 students for M.Sc. In Biotechnology. Presently working as Head of Dept. of Biotechnology of Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner I will be able to teach and train students on aspects of genomics for crop improvement. Pearlmillet is the major kharif crop of Rajasthan and Chickpea is the rabi crop. I will be able to guide post graduate students in a better manner on the latest aspects for their thesis work.
Jan 15 2014 10:15AM
Dr Male Mar 3 2014 7:06AM
Aug 7 2013 1:11AM
Madhoosudan Anant Patil Mr Male 15/11/1984 Indian M.Sc. Biotechnology Ph. D. Nov 2 2013 4:15AM National Institute of Nutrition, ICMR, Hyderabad Senior Research Fellow 9885608908 9885608908 patilmadhoosudan@gmail.com O/o Dr. G. Bhanuprakash Reddy, National Institute of Nutrition, Jamai-Osmania, Hyderabad, India. PIN-500007. My doctoral work was focused on the Studies on diabetes complications (Cataract, Retinopathy and Nephropathy): Evaluation of suitable animal model and role of dietary agents. During this I tried to evaluate the suitability of available animal models for the development of these complications. Here I used neonatal Streptozotocin, Nicotinamide Streptozotocin, High Fat High Fructose induced diabetes in Wistar, SD as well as GR-Ob (spontaneously obese rat with glucose intolerance) rats. It was followed for the development and progression and development of these complications by using slit lamp biomicroscope, fundoscopy, elecroretinography, kidney function test, etc. Also, the biochemical and molecular mechanisms associated with these complications was studied by using various techniques like gene expression, western blotting, 2D gel electrophoresis, immunohistochemistry, enzyme assays, etc. The knowledge I will acquire during the workshop I would like to use for the molecular analysis of diabetic retinopathy and the genes involved in that. I would like to do the microarray analysis also SNP analysis for the genes involved in that.
Jan 1 2014 12:07PM
Mukesh Kumar Dr Male 08/30/1972 Indian Ph.D. Biotechnology Jul 7 2013 11:48PM S V P University of Ag.& Tech., Meerut Assistant Proffesor 09837717245 mukeshbt06@gmail.com 4/111 Rakshapuram, Mawana Road, Meerut 09 Years experience for teaching UG, PG and Ph.D students I am interested for training on novel Genomics technologies to improve the crop pants. The Genomics covered molecular markers and marker-based diversity assessment to gene/QTL/trait mapping and marker-assisted breeding. And it also covered the construction of genetic linkage maps, QTL mapping based on purpose-created populations, and association (LD) mapping using different germplasm accessions or crop plants.
Dramadri Isaac Onziga Mr Male 09/02/1983 Ugandan Plant breeding and Seed systems Masters 01/2014 Jun 30 2013 1:47PM Makerere University Graduate and Research Assistant +256713967664 idramadri@yahoo.com Makerere University P.O.Box 7062 Kampala I have been actively involved in both field and laboratory research for the last 3 years.Before enrolling for Masters, I was employed as a filed assistant to evaluate maize lines for drought tolerance under the WEMA maize project with Monsanto in Uganda. My masters research was about exploring the diversity of Finger millet germplsam in Uganda for crop improvement.I characterized 400 accessions at NaSARRI-Serere, evaluated 15 accession for drought in screen house at Makerere University, Successfully Introgressed the wild genome into cultivated through wild hybridization and lastly assessed the diversity of 105 finger millet core collection using SSR markers at ICRISAT-Niarobi. Currently I am a graduate assistant for Masters of science in plant breeding and seed systems program.I tutor molecular biology, genetics and statistics and also actively engaged in the finger millet improvement program of the Cereals program at Makerere University as a finger millet breeder and trainer This course will be a big resource package for me and the Masters program. First of all The Four months fellowship with ICRISAT-Nairobi was a great achievement as concerning my making as a molecular breeder, but this will be so special in that it will help me internalize and improve my deliver and knowledge base on new aspects like genomic selection, marker assisted backcross selection. Also I expect this training to help deliver better to my students with clear understanding of aspects of molecular biology that is lacking in my University
Solomon Assefa Derese Mr Male November 10,1982 Ethiopian MSc in Plant Breeding BSc Degree in Crop Production and Protection July 12,2006 Jul 1 2013 8:23AM Amhara Agricultural Research Institute Breeder and Crop Research Directorate Coordinator +251-333300079 +251-913-10-62-89 solomongreenlight@yahoo.com Solomon Assefa North Wollo,Woldia Ethiopia P.O.Box 53 I have a good research experience since 2007 to date in different crop research activities like sorghum, millet, rice,maize,and tef breeding and genetics. In addition to this I have got many short term trainings to capacitate myself. Trainings like Application of Molecular Marker on Crop Improvement at the ILRI/BecA hub, Nairobi, Kenya, Laboratory Standard Operating Procedures and Equipment Maintenance (33 hours) at Jimma University by McGill University and Molecular data analysis using Rand R/QTL at India. If I have got this very important training I will apply it to my day today laboratory and field research activities. In addition to this I will train my coworkers in the center as well as the Research Institute staff at large.
Lakshmana Reddy D C Dr Female 05/03/1974 Indian Ph.D Biotechnology Jul 15 2013 1:57AM Indian institute of Horticultural Reserach Scientist( Senior Scale) 09448402020 dclreddy@gmail.com Division of Biotechnology, I I H R, Hesserghatta Lake post, Bangalore-89 Presently am working following aspects of molecular markers 1.Development of SCAR Markers:Here mainly focus on development of SCAR markers either from RAPDs or from SRAPs polymorphism. Presently 23 SCAR markers are developed in Ridge gourd related to Downey mildew resistance, 11 SCAR markers are developed in eggplant related to Ralostonia wilt resistance,6 SCAR markers are developed in citrus rootstocks validation and validated successfully and patent filing under process.2.Validation of Available trait linked functional markers:Here, public available trait linked functional molecular markers used in main stream crop breeding programme. we are successful in validation of powdery mildew resistance linked SCAR /SSR markers in pea, mitochondrial gene specific primers linked to male sterility trait in carrot, Fusarium linked CAPs markers in watermelon and rust resistance molecular markers. Through this training, I will gain hands-on experiences in modern genomics approaches such as next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies for SNP discovery, high-throughput genotyping methods such as genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) for marker-trait association through genome-wide association study (GWAS. This techniques can be effectively used in molecular breeding programmae of our institute where am associated with molecular breeding since six years.
H.S.Megha Ms Female 07/28/1987 INDIAN MSc - Biochemistry Biotechnology PhD 2015 Jul 4 2013 9:41AM Indian Institute of Horticultural Research Senior Research Fellow 9480613221 megha.hs28@gmail.com c/o Dr.K.V.Ravishankar Molecular Biology Lab - 1 Division of Biotechnology IIHR Bangalore - 560089 I am H.S.Megha currently working as Senior Research Fellow at Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR). I have obtained my masters in Biochemistry from JSS College of Arts Commerce and Science, Mysore University and have over 2 years 7 months of Research experience in the field of Plant Molecular Biology. During this tenure, I have worked on understanding the drought tolerance mechanism in Musa (Banana) genotypes. My major work involves Biochemical estimation cuticular wax, GC/MS analysis, Microsatellite marker development and its validation. Allele mining of candidate genes and its expression studies using Real Time PCR. I also have experience in Macropropagation. At present I am working on comparing two Transcriptome data and Whole Genome Sequencing data generated with the help of Next Generation Sequencing. I am expecting to get exposure to learn computational and statistical approaches which will help us to understand and interpret the enormous amount of data generated by NGS technologies. Also I am interested to know which method is the best for SNP discovery which in turn will help us in saturating the map. I am also hoping to apply GBS for marker trait association using GWAS in our studies.
S.Vinothini Bakya Ms Female 29.05.1990 Indian Plant Breeding Msc Plant Breeding and genetics 01.08.2013 Jul 2 2013 11:09PM TNAU PG Student 9944929478 vinothinisankaran@gmail.com Vinothini Sankaran 39/2, Rasi Apartment, Gandhi Nagar, Attur Salem Dist Tamil Nadu Since i am a post graduate student in Plant breeding i am interested to learn and gain knowledge in molecular breeding. In my Bsc Agriculture course i worked in Barnyard millet for morphological, biochemical and molecular charecterization. In my Msc thesis, i am working in studies on genetic and molecular charecterization of cotton genotypes for ideotyping breeding. Molecular breeding and genomics knowledge is required for me to understand the molecular charecterization and diversity of the genotypes for marker-trait association studies. I am highly interested in phenotyping with the help of genomic tools for precise plant breeding research in my carrier. Since my carrier will be in plant breeding and genetics, i will apply the knowledge and skill gained in this course for molecular breeding to that i have less experience. I find most of the recent publications in plant breeding are based on molecular breeding based studies. Genomic tools and marker technology are essential for student like me to carryout my plant breeding research in my carrier to enhance yield and biotic and abiotic stress tolerant crops particularly in food crops.I strongly believe that this workshop will provide knowledge and skill in genomics tools and molecular breeding
Shailesh Tripathi Dr Male 28/02/1976 Indian Ph.D. Genetics and Plant Breeding Jul 4 2013 2:45AM Indian Agricultural Research Institute Senior Scientist 9717367679 shaitri@rediffmail.com Division of Genetics, IARI, New Delhi - 110012 Worked as Scientist (Plant Breeding) at IGKVV, Raipur for 2 years. In 2007 joined ICRISAT as Visiting Scientist and then as Scientist in chickpea breeding program. In 2010 joined IARI as Senior Scientist in Divison of Genetics in chickpea project. Associated with DBT project on centre of excellence in genomics as PI from IARI. The course will be useful for working in projects on advance genomics. Also will be useful in writing proposals on application of genomic tools like GWAS for chickpea improvement.
Dr Male Jul 7 2013 11:23PM
KARTHIK.S Mr Male 25.08.1981 INDIAN M.SC.(AGRI) PLANT BREEDING AND GENETICS Jul 1 2013 12:19AM FOLIAGE CROP SOLUTIONS PRIVATE LIMITED, CHENNAI PLANT BREEDER +919025165504 +919025165504 KARTHISUBURAYALU@GMAIL.COM FOLIAGE CROP SOLUTIONS PRIVATE LIMITED,R & D farm, thorapalli, Hosur 635109, tamil nadu  M.Sc. (Plant Breeding and Genetics) with over 5 years of experience in Agricultural Research in Plant Breeding for Hybrid Development.  Overseeing creation, development, evaluation and advancement of breeding lines, ensuring line development program is aligned with commercial objectives.  Involved in collecting and scoring breeding data from germplasm.  Deft in using molecular assisted breeding in tomato thereby quickly moving useful traits into Finished Germplasm.  Managing early pre-commercial products pipeline for targeted market segments.  Sound knowledge in Agronomy and Crop Production & Protection and Molecular Genetics.  Lead the development of Hybrids tolerance/resistant against biotic & abiotic diseases and pest, evaluating them in hot spot regions.  Experience in development of breeding lines of several crops like Maize, Sunflower and Vegetable Crops like Tomato and Chilli  Attained proficiency in Advance Diploma in Computer Applications and Programming (ADCAP) Expectations  Hands on experience on methods of NGS technology viz., sequence by synthesis, sequence by ligase and single molecule sequencing, whole genome sequencing technology such as de novo assembly and resequencing; reference mapping  I will be trained on statistical method (Data analysis) and data interpenetration for identification of genetic variation such as Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNPS) and copy number variation (CNVS).  Hands on experience on handling, execution of NGS platforms such as GS-FLX and Illumina Hiseq and I shall expose to different software program and tools that are used in NGS and high throughout genotyping technology. Application  I shall apply this technology for discovery and developing novel molecular markers especially for Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNPS)  It will be used in marker assisted breeding such as marker-assisted backcrossing (MABC), marker-assisted recurrent selection (MARS) and genomic selection (GS) for crop improvement
HARVINDER KUMAR SINGH Mr Male 20/06/1984 INDIAN M.Sc. (Ag) PLANT PATHOLOGY Jul 1 2013 4:11AM COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, RAIPUR (IGKV) SCIENTIST 8236946108 8236946108 harry.0452@gmail.com H. K. SINGH DEPARTMENT OF PLANT PATHOLOGY COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, IGKV, RAIPUR, CHATTISGARH-492012 BIOLOGICAL & MOLECULAR CHARACTERISATION OF MONOPARTITE & BIPARTITE BEGOMO VIRUSES MOLECULAR DIAGNOSIS OF PLANT VIRUSES FROM CHATTISGARH & MOLECULAR TAXONOMY OF MUSHROOMS
Taye Tadesse Mindaye Mr Male 7/12/1978 Ethiopian Msc Plant breeding PhD 6/2015 Jul 1 2013 4:54AM Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research PhD student +251 932101743 tayabo@gmail.com Melkassa Agricultural Research Center, P. O. Box 436, Nazareth, Ethiopia My first degree was in plant sciences and I offered MSc degree in plant breeding both from the Haremya University. In my professional career, I served as an agronomist in private company and joined the Ethiopian Institute of Agriculture and used to work as sorghum breeder and national project coordinator until I left the program for my PhD study in June 2011. I have also involved in the HOPE project coordinated by ICRISAT as country PI and collaborated with ICRISAT scientists (Dr. Tom Hash and Dr. Dan Kiamby) on stay green introgression on the landraces. In this project we have identified some promising lines for further introgression work. I have also involved in the releasing of 7 and 2 sorghum varieties and hybrids respectively. From my previous works I have about four publications. I am doing my PhD research on marker based heterosis prediction on sorghum. So far we have generated SNP markers using GBS and based on the genetic distance F1 hybrids were developed and and phenotyping work is underway. I am expecting in this training to get the advanced techniques in handling molecular data (bio informatics technique. I am please to know some important softwares like TASSEL for LD, and Association mapping analysis.
M Ashraf Bhat Dr Male 02.03.1968 Indian Ph.D. Biotechnology Jul 2 2013 11:07AM SKUAST Kashmir Senior Scientist +911942461166 +919419782624 mashrafbhat@gmail.com Senior Scientist I/C Centre for Plant Biotechnology Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agri. Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Shalimar-191 121, Srinagar, J&K, India. From 2003, I have been associated molecular characterization, DNA fingerprinting and marker assisted selection in of maize, rice, Phaseolus vulgaris and Mulberry. The course will help me to learn the latest techniques in the field of molecular biology which will help to deepen my knowledge in the concerned field and help to disseminate the same to the students of various fields viz Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, genetics and plant breeding
Jayaprada Mudduluru Dr Female 06/10/1976 Indian Ph. D in Agriculture Genetics and Plant Breeding Jul 2 2013 6:11AM Dr Y S R Horticultural University Assistant Professor 04029801888 9441995106 pradadileep@gmail.com Dept. of Genetics and Plant Breeding College of Horticulture, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-30 I have a strong basic knowledge on QTL mapping in which i have identified a good number of Yield and salinity tolerant QTL in primitive cultivars of rice under the supervision of Dr E A Siddiq at Institute of Biotechnology, ANGRAU during my Doctoral and Post doctoral research work. In addition, i worked on developement of salinity tolerant transgenic rice at Directorate of Rice Research. Currently working as an Assistant Professor in Department of genetics and Plant breeding in College of Horticulture,Rajendranagar, Hyderabad teaching both Under graduate and post graduates and supervising the research work of PG and Ph.D students. By attending this training Programme i can update and strengthen my subject and practical knowledge on advanced genomics and their applications related to crop improvement.
Dr Male Jul 1 2013 9:50PM
SANTOSH K. PATTANASHETTI Dr Male 12/06/1976 Indian Ph.D Genetics & Plant Breeding Jul 1 2013 3:25AM University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad Assistant Professor (Genetics & Plant Breeding) 08352-230578 09902746994 skpshetty@rediffmail.com Dr. SANTOSH K. PATTANASHETTI Dept. of Genetics & Plant Breeding, College of Agriculture,PB.18, BIJAPUR - 586 101 (Karnataka) As part of Ph.D programme, I have hands on experience in RAPD, isozyme and protein markers analysis. I am presently involved in teaching of undergraduate and post-graduate courses in genetics, cytogenetics, plant breeding, breeding of field and horticulture crops, cell and molecular biology and plant biotechnology. As in-charge Head, Dept. of Genetics & Plant Breeding, I am involved in formulating post-graduate research in plant breeding and biotechnology. My present area of research is breeding for biotic (leaf spot, rust) and abiotic stresses (drought, iron absorption efficiency) in groundnut. My special emphasis is on development of iron absorption efficient groundnut cultivars. By identifying molecular markers associated with iron absorption efficiency, the marker assisted breeding will be followed to develop iron absorption efficient cultivars. I have undergone training courses like Molecular techniques in gene isolation and characterization and Molecular breeding in oilseed crops which have given me sound knowledge in molecular breeding. This course indeed helps me in practical utilization of modern genomic approaches like NGS, GBS, MABC, MARS & genomic selection in groundnut improvement. I will utilize the knowledge gained in incorporation of modern genomic approaches in development of cultivars for late leaf spot and rust resistance, iron absorption efficiency and drought tolerance in groundnut. In the present season, I am generating five crosses by crossing between iron absorption inefficient important released cultivars and iron absorption efficient cultivar (ICGV 86031). I have planned to identify markers associated with iron absorption efficiency trait by utilizing these five F2 populations. Further, I will employ marker assisted breeding in the subsequent generations to develop iron absorption efficient cultivars.
Surender Kumar Verma Dr Male 11/101964 Indian Ph.D. Plant Breeding Jul 1 2013 3:29AM Central Institute for Cotton Research Principal Scientist 91-1666-220428 91-9416156252 surenderkumar64@yahoo.co.in Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Sirsa-125055 (Haryana) Recently I worked on GBS using 184 recombinant inbred lines (RILs) from an immortalized set of mapping population derived from selfing via single-seed descent original individual F2 plants from a cross between G. hirsutum TM-1 and G. barbadense PIMA-3-79 at USDA, ARS, College Station,USA.Simplified Genotyping-by Sequencing (GBS)approach was used to create sequencing library using methylation not sensitive (BsrGI)and methylation blocked (Hinp1I)enzymes separately.STACKS pipeline was used as a key bioinformatics tool.2038 de novo BsrGI SNPs are being mapped in the TM-1 x 3-79 RIL population.Another 976 de novo Hinp1I SNPs are being mapped in the same population.Hinp1I markers were more dispersed, while BsrGI were more centromeric. SNP loci were aligned to the draft D genome sequence,whose progenitor is considered to be the contributor of the D-subgenome of the economically important fiber producing tetraploid. I have developed a mapping population in G. arboreum for fibre quality traits. As I am having GBS data, the said training will help me to analyse the data using different bioinformatic pipelines. As I have been associated in the project on Marker Assisted Breeding for Cotton Leaf Curl Disease (CLCuD), Bacterial Leaf Blight (BLB) and Nematodes Resistance in Cotton, it will help me in marker-assisted breeding for cotton leaf curl virus disease. The capacity obtained will help in developing projects on de novo SNP discovery through simplified GBS approach in cotton for yield and fibre improvement.
Sujatha. R. Dr Female 07-05-1965 Indian Ph.D Plant Breeding & Genetics Jul 7 2013 10:26PM College of Agriculture, Padannakkad Associate Professor 0487-2280616 09495981544 remanisuja@gmail.com Dr. Sujatha. R. Associate Professor College of Agriculture, Padannakkad (P.O.), Kasaragod -671 314 Kerala Total service - 15years Teaching: UG and PG courses in Plant Biotechnology, Plant Breeding & Genetics Research : Marker analysis (familiar with diversity analysis softwares),Completed DBT funded project on gene expression profiling in Black Pepper. The experienced gained through this training will be highly useful for analysis of NGS data already generated (de novo transcriptome sequencing in black pepper).
Neeraj Dr Male 02-02-1974 Indian PhD Genetics & Plant breeding Jul 2 2013 2:39AM Savannah Seeds Pvt Ltd Research Scientist 0130 2386025 09411067457 vats30@rediffmail.com Mohalla-Kishorkan sardhana, Meerut-250342 Currently, I am working as Research Scientist in Savannah Seeds Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon, where I have been involved in Rice Breeding and germplasm maintenance & Quality analysis of parent and hybrid seed. Training will provide me new concepts to expedite the breeding procedure using genomics approaches.
khela ram soren Dr Male 06/11/1978 Indian Ph.D Biotechnology Jul 1 2013 6:31AM IIPR,Kanpur Scientist 9889705725 sorenars@gmail.com Biotechnology Unit IIPR,Kanpur Since joining this Institute, I completed approx. 4.5 years’ working in field of functional genomics and molecular markers techniques related to mapping and tagging of the genes resistance to the Fusarium wilt, population diversity study etc. I am also working for the introgression of drought QTL in elite cultivar in chickpea through marker assisted backcrossing (MABC) approach. We also are trying to enriched drought tolerant alleles in chickpea by using MARS approach. since,we are working on mapping of the important trait with low throughput technology after getting exposure with new high throughput techniques, i can apply it for future research programme.
C,P.Khare Dr Male 29.09.1968 Indian Phd Plant Pathology Plant Pathology Jul 1 2013 1:43AM Indira Gandhi Agricultural University,Raipur Chhatisgarh Principal Scientist 9425211030 9425211030 dr.cpkhare@rediffmail.com Department of Plant Pathology,Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur (CG) working in vegetable disease management,especially resistant evaluation of Okra and pea against Yvmv and Powdery Mildew respectively since last 10 years. Management aspects of same as well as chilli, brinjal and tomato etc alongwith prevalent disease of the region. resistance evaluation of YVMV and Powdery Mildew disease in okra and pea at molicular level. ( Since field evaluation work is already being run) Diagnostic work for vegetable diseases especially viral diseases which are prevalent in chhattisgargh( like Chilli-Leaf curl,Tomato Mosaic and leaf curl, Brinjal -little leaf(Phytoplasma),Cowpea golden mosaic etc)
Shekhar Chandra Bisht Dr Male 22 June 1985 Indian PhD Plant Biotechnology Jul 1 2013 11:11AM King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arab Research Scientist +966549914536 +966549914536 shekharcbisht@gmail.com Med Edu., KKUH, King Saud Univeristy, Riyadh, Saudi Arab I have Indian based Scientist and completed my PhD work from Vivekanada Institute of Hill Agriculture, Almora, India as Senior research fellow in Plant Science specialization (Abiotic stress tolerance in plant e.g. cold). Since last year I am working at College of Agriculture, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arab. Here, We have recently started to work on to identify, characterize and clone major gene families particularly abiotic stresses (e.g. salinity, drought, heat and cold) genes using cDNA libraries and Data base mining. Furthermore, we have plant to development of in silico markers is being performed for important crops in the country. Revealed genes and their promoters will be studies at both functional and expressional levels. Potential candidates could be transformed into model organism (e.g. Arabidopsis, tobacco, and Brachpodium) followed by introduction into major recipient corps. Dear Sir, Due to lack of expertise in NGS technologies in our research group. I am expecting that to acquiring the training on NGS technologies from such international organization will provide me the practical and theatrical knowledge about the implementation and analysis of NGS technology in our research. In addition to this I will interact with scientist working on the same area to share exchange my experience or to collaborations. I hope this training program will be beneficial for our research group in term of future collaboration and new technology implementation in our research. Thanks in anticipation Sincerely Shekhar Bisht, PhD
Adane Gebreyohannes Woldetensay Mr Male 10/15/1978 Ethiopian MSc Applied Genetics Jun 30 2013 1:02PM Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research Assistance Researcher II +251222250228 +251911926274 adanegy10@gmail.com Assistance researcher II, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Melkassa Agricultural Research Center, P.O Box 436, Nazareth/Adama, Ethiopia The title of my MSc thesis was “Genetic variability of agronomically important traits of Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) for their drought tolerance.” Furthermore, my MSc seminar title was ‘Marker Assisted Selection (MAS): Techniques and Application in Plant Breeding.’ I have been working as sorghum & millet researcher since June 2010 in Ethiopian Institutes of Agricultural Research Institute (EIAR), in the National Sorghum & Millet Research Program based at Melkassa Agricultural Research Centre (MARC). I have been participating in different project activities on which the national sorghum and millets program is working on. Besides working on different project activities, I am country leader of objective four in the HOPE project which is one of ICRISAT supported project. I have also been participating in the development and release of sorghum (ICSR24004 and 97 MW 6130), & millet (E10 and E7) varieties. Furthermore, I was the national the technical committee representative of cereals case team during characterization of South Tigray Zone Farming Systems and Constraint Identification in 2011. I have been taking different trainings abroad and in the country especially by the support of ICRISAT. I have been participating the following training courses by the support of ICRISAT: 1. Sorghum Hybrid Parents and hybrids development and production, India, 2011 2. Pearl millet Improvement and Seed production training course, Tanzania, 2011 and 3. Experimental designs and data analysis workshop, Kenya, 2012. This training will have paramount importance to upgrade my capacity in doing and managing researches especially in the improvement of complex (quantitative) traits as they are highly affected by environmental factors. Sorghum and millet productivity in Ethiopia and other country is mainly constrained by environmental factors such as moisture stress, striga, (blast for millet) etc. The genes controlling for the resistance of these production constraints are mainly quantitative. So, the improvement of quantitative traits should be assessed using molecular markers. Conducting experiments related with the above mentioned production constraints will solve the problem and improve production and productivity of sorghum and millet. I will share my experiments to my colleagues, researchers and students through practical and theoretical trainings, experience sharing and advising students. The collaborations of my institute (EIAR) and ICRISAT will be strengthening by conducting similar experiments. The training will helped me to acquire basic knowledge and skills on how to carry out experiments related with modern genomics approaches and to learn the theoretical concepts for its use in crop improvement. I am sure, I will accumulate a wealth of experience like in marker assisted selection (MAS) that will enable me to conduct similar studies independently when I return home. Generally, I believe that the knowledge and experience that I will be acquired through this training is in line with the main objective of the Ethiopian national sorghum and millet improvement program.
Reyazul Rouf Mir Dr Male 10-03-1978 Indian PhD Plant Breeding & Genetics Jul 1 2013 2:36AM SKUAST-Jammu Assistant Professor 9622152829 9622152829 imrouf2006@gmail.com Division of Plant Breeding & Genetics, Shere-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-J),Chatha-180 009, Jammu (J&K) I have ~7-8 years work experience on jute/wheat genomics at CCSU, Meerut and 1-2 years work experience on pigeonpea, chickpea and groundnut genomics at ICRISAT. Presently I am working at SKUAST-Jammu on common bean genomics and wheat genomics. I have got good experience of working with genomics tools and techniques including development and use of molecular markers in molecular breeding, study of marker-trait associations through QTL and association mapping. Use of marker-assisted selection for crop improvement programs etc. The course will enhance my skills and will expose me to modern tools and techniques in genomics. The course on NGS and discovery of SNPs will be helpful for my future research programs.
SAIKAT DAS Dr Male 05/09/1977 Indian Ph.D Plant Breeding Jun 27 2013 2:29AM Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya Assistant Professor 03582-270246 9434939334 saikat_breeder@yahoo.co.in Dr. Saikat Das In Charge & Junior Breeder, AICW&BIP UBKV, P.O. Pundibari Distt. Coochbehar, West Bengal-736165, India 1. Ph.D degree awarded in the year 2008 2. Joined as Junior Breeder in the year 2006. 3. Actively associated with wheat breeding since 2006. 4. Also associated with projects funded by CIMMYIT, DWR, ICAR, DBT etc. 5. Selected as one of the co operator in the mega project on hybrid wheat in 12th Plan period. It will be definitely helpful in my future research and want to be associated strongly with the ICRISAT in future also.
Maya Kumari Dr Female 08/01/77 Indian PhD Genetics & Plant Breeding Jun 27 2013 7:44AM Defence Institute of Bioenergy Research Scientist-C 9627646218 9627646218 madhulogin@gmail.com Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research (DIBER), Goraparao, PO: Arjunpur, Haldwani - 263 139 (Uttarakhand) In the past I have worked on development of RILs as mapping population in wheat and carried out gene mapping for staygreen in wheat using SSR markers (Kumar et al (2010) Identification of QTLs for staygreen trait in wheat. Euphytica 174:437-445. Kumari et al (2012) Identification of microsatellite markers associated with staygreen trait in wheat RILs. Indian Journal of genetics & Plant Breeding. 72:415-420). I did fine mapping in wheat for yellow stem rust at CAU, Beijing, China. Currently we developed EST-SSR markers through data mining and used them for genetic diversity studies in Jatropha. (Kumari et al (2013) Development of EST-SSR markers through data mining and their use for genetic diversity study in Jatropha curcas. Genes and Genomics. DOI 10.1007/s13258-013-0118-0). I also worked on molecular characterization of Capsicum and Tomato genotypes. Now I am developing EST-SSR markers for Camelina. Currently at DIBER, our group is working on the development of Camelina, Jatropha and other non-edible oil-seed crops for biofuel production towards energy security. For this our present focus is collection of germplasm and their use in breeding for development of varieties of crops with higher oil content and better adaptability to the different climatic regions. To achieve these objectives, I have started development of molecular markers like SSR, EST-SSR and using them in breeding programme. For making the best use of genomics tools (like molecular markers) and approaches (like marker-assisted selection) to breed newer and better crops faster, I want to use the advanced genomics techniques for high throughput genotyping. For this, I firmly believe that the proposed training will be helpful for development of trait specific markers which will be used further in marker assisted selection and transgenic development with stacked traits.
DISNA RATNASEKERA Dr Female 05/20/1967 Sri Lanka PhD Plant Science Jun 27 2013 9:35PM UNIVERSITY OF RUHUNA SENIOR LECTURER +094 41 2292200 +94 71 8232808 disnaratnasekera@gmail.com Department of Agric. Biology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya I specialized on plant physiology, molecular Biology and Plant breeding at my BSc (Agric.) degree program. During my Master’s degree further studied advance plant physiology and plant breeding covering all physiological aspects of higher plants. I obtained Ph.D. qualifications from China Agricultural University (CAU),Beijing, China on Stress Signaling in stomata and got excellent results. At CAU, I could gain excellent knowledge, skills and experiences on very advance modern tools and technologies on plant breeding, plant physiology, molecular biology which are not available in Sri Lankan laboratories. My publications reflect research excellence and capability of handling advance technologies related to above fields. This training course will provide opportunities for me to expose an advance techniques which cannot be undertaken in Sri Lanka. This will provide an opportunity for me to acquire knowledge in understanding advance techniques used in plant genomics for crop improvement which has great influence with climate change scenario. This course may pave the way for collaborative research between two Institutes as the information gathered will be helpful to expand our understanding of crop improvement through modern genomics. Utmost effort will be made to establish collaboration with scientists of India and maintain the good relations during the course.
Ramesh Mr Male 01/06/1983 Indian Ph.D Molecular biology and Biotechnology Ph.D june 2014 Jun 29 2013 5:21AM IABT,UAS,Dharwad Ph.D scholar 7411396574 rm.metre@gmail.com Ramesh Methre Ph.D scholar,ARS, Dharwad, UAS, Dharwad, Karnataka-580007 I am basicaly working on "Genome mapping and identification of diverse QTLs for agronomics and fiber quality traits in tetraploid cotton". For genotyping, I use high through put genotyping by genome by sequencing(GBS), SNP identification, so applying this course for helping to get more ideas for further improvement of of research work.
Manal Hassan Eid Dr Female 05/01/1963 Egyptian PhD Associate Professor of Genetics 02/2010 Jun 29 2013 4:45PM Suez Canal University Associate Professor of Genetics 0020643201793 00201005395125 eid_manl@hotmail.com Suez Canal University Faculty of Agriculture New Ring Road-41522 Ismailia- Egypt Good Laboratory practical in:DNA extraction and PCR analysis.Electrophoresis of the PCR products. DNA analysis and PCR with different molecular markers. Analysis of the obtained markers of the plant samples. Training courses attendance: Breeding for Durable Resistance against Specialized Plant Pathogens (2006) Kenya. The Role of Biotechnology in Egypt and Arab Countries"(2005) Egypt. The 5th ISTA/FAO Workshop on Electrophoretic Methods and PCR-Techniques for Variety Verification and GMO Detection (2004) Egypt.;-Molecular markers in plant breeding"(2003) The Netherlands To demonstrate Marker Assisted Selection (MAS) technique that is featured in Plant Breeding and Plant Improvement-To improve laboratory skills including the application of molecular techniques and statistical methods. To learn how to construct Genetic Linkage Maps and get computer practical with QTL Map. To develop research skills including the ability to design experiments, show knowledge of molecular techniques, analyze data and review literature critically. To develop a comprehensive framework for breeding systematic that gives substantial impulses to the scientific advances in research. To get a great opportunity with other young scientists to take an advantage of recurrent and regular access to key biotechnology involving in the development of Molecular Technology in researches.
Annamalai Muthusamy Dr Male 15/02/1968 Indian PhD Plant Science Jul 2 2013 9:58PM School of Life Sciences, Manipal University Associate Professor 0820-2923507/2923517 09448763720 a.msamy@manipal.edu Dr. A. Muthusamy Assoc. Professor Division of Biotechnology School of Life Sciences Manipal University Manipal - 576 104 Karnataka. Guest Lecturer (July 1997 to March 1998) Department of Botany, Aringar Anna Government Arts College, Namakkal; Lecturer (Leave Vacancy - July 2001 to January 2002) Department of Botany, St. Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalli; Senior Research Fellow (Extended; Post PhD) [February 2002 to February 2003] and Post-Doctoral Fellow (March 2003 to July 2003) School of Life Sciences, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli – 620 024; Post-Doctoral Fellow (RA-ICAR) (August 2003 to 30th June 2004) and Post-Doctoral Fellow (RA-CSIR) (1st July 2004 to 14th July 2006). School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi – 110 067; Assistant Professor (17th July 2006 to 30th June 2009) and Associate Professor (Since 1st July 2009), Division of Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal -576104. Karnataka. I have 10 publications (International), 18 (National), 6 in conference proceedings and I have three research projects from ICMR, DST and Manipal University. This training course on Modern Genomics for Crop Improvement will provide a theoretical knowledge and hands-on opportunity to gain the knowledge with current advances on marker-assisted backcrossing, marker-assisted recurrent selection and genomic selection for crop improvement. The background and current advances in molecular markers and their indispensable role in plant biotechnological research and applications in breeding of crop, medicinal and other useful plants through the theoretical knowledge on role of molecular markers and their potential applications in plant biotechnological research and breeding. This is the chance to participate in the training to get expose with current advances in tools in modern genomics and breeding and interact with the Eminent Scientists. The knowledge to be gained will be shared with colleagues and research scholars at our School of Life Sciences, Manipal University and also to be applied in the present research and future programs.
Poonam A. Hande Ms Female 11/06/1987 Indian Masters in Science Biotechnology Jun 26 2013 2:33AM Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Scientific Officer C 02225595044 9860588520 poonamhande11@gmail.com Modllabs Nuclear Agriculture and Biotechnology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, trombay, Mumbai 400085 1.I am working on Improvement of groundnut through mutation breeding and recombination breeding to incorporate disease resistance, nutritional aspects and fresh seed dormancy under high yield genetic back ground in TG varieties. The gamma ray irradiated TG 67 and TG 68 progenies are now in M2 and M3 generation. The electron beam irradiated groundnut, TG 68 and TG 26 were irradiated with electron and are now advanced to M4 generation. 2.Genetic diversity analysis of released groundnut varieties using genomic SSR and EST-SSR markers. 3.Association of molecular markers with seed size and plant types. 4.Identification of transposable element markers for a rust (Puccinia arachidis Spe.) resistance gene in cultivated peanut. 5.Identification of QTL for rust and late leaf spot. 6.Genetic mapping of new SSR markers and up-gradation of cultivated groundnut linkage map. 7. Biochemical characterization of Trombay groundnut genotypes for phytate and inorganic phoshporus & fatty acid. This training course would help me have deep insight into next generation sequencing technologies and to include modern approaches in our groundnut crop breeding program. I am looking forward to develop new markers for disease resistance and fresh seed dormancy to implement marker aided screening of many genotypes. This training would certainly open an insight into use of high-resolution markers SNPs in gene mapping and association studies related to diseases or normal traits. I also aim to take up the molecular and biochemical characterization of Mutants/Mutations and gene expression analysis of crop plants under biotic & abiotic stresses. I am looking forward to this training to add a mile of information in my knowledge.
Marmar A. El Siddig Dr Female 12/31/1975 Sudanese Ph.D Molecular Biology/Biotechnology Jun 26 2013 6:10AM Faculty of Science, University of Khartoum Assistant Prof. +249183773652 +249912212919 marmarelsiddig@hotmail.com University of Khartoum, Faculty of Science, Botany Dept., P.O.Box: 321, PC: 11115 Khartoum, Sudan
Balasubramani, V. Dr Male 01/05/1968 Indian PhD Entomology Jun 26 2013 9:46AM Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Professor 0422-6611353 09751507200 balasubramani.v@gmail.com Department of Plant Biotechnology, CPMB&B, Tamil Nadu agricultural University, Coimbatore 641003, TN, India. I am working in Bt lab of CPMB&B, TNAU since May 2005. My research mainly focuses on identification, characterisation and cloning of novel cry genes from indigenous Bacillus thuringiensis isolates. We have a collection of ~500 native isolates of Bt. Through PCR based and Bioassay based screening we are isolating cry genes from this collection.Currently I am trying to get a nematode toxic cry protein encoding genes using Caenorhabditis elegans as a model nematode. The main drawback in PCR screening is, the gene is not picked by the screening primers if it is a new gene. Some of the Bt isolates showing toxicity to C. elegans did not respond to the screening primers designed for already reported nematode toxic cry genes including cry5, cry6, cry12, cry13, cry14, cry21 and cry55. I am also trying to use markers in identification of insecticide resistance mechanisms in insects, insect resistance mechanisms in plant varieties. We have got an excellent Bt isolate which is producing more than seven different cry proteins. But through PR screening, we could not identify any cry genes. I am planning to use genomics approaches to identify novel cry genes present in this isolate. I am also planning to study the molecular mechanisms behind the development of resistance to Bt cry toxins in insect populations of Helicoverpa armigera and Plutella xylostella. I am also trying to develop projects on insect identification through DNA barcoding. For all these I want to improve my knowledge in genomics through this training program.
M. SWAPNA Dr Female 15/05/1969 Indian PhD Genetics Jun 30 2013 7:49AM Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow Senior Scientist 0522-2480735 +91 94531 95305 sarikkath@yahoo,com Senior Scientist, Division of Crop Improvement, Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, P.O. Dilkusha, Lucknow-226 002 As a geneticist in the NARS working in sugarcane, I am at present involved in molecular marker studies and QTL mapping for sugar content in sugarcane. Different molecular markers, viz., SSRs, EST sequences, unigenes etc., are being utilized, for narrowing down to sequences that can be used as markers for the trait. The ultimate aim is Marker Assisted Breeding. We identified contrasting parental lines for sugar content and developed polymorphic primer sequences for sugar content in different clones. As a part of a four month training programme under NATP (ToE) I have hands-on experience of application marker systems like SSCP-SSRs, SNPs etc. in sugarcane successfully converting monomorphic STMS markers to polymorphic SSCP. I was also involved in a DBT funded project where SSR markers were identified for red rot disease from EST databases. We could identify some putative QTLs for red rot in sugarcane.Also I am a part of sugarcane breeding activities for development of high sugar early maturing varieties. I was involved in the development of a high sugar variety of sugarcane CoLk 9709 which was released for commercial cultivation in Uttar Pradesh. As a premier institute working on sugarcane improvement, application of molecular genetic and breeding strategies form an integral part of our research activities In sugarcane, classical genetic studies have been limited due to the highly complex nature of the crop and the difficulties encountered in controlled pollinations. The availability of a vast array of molecular techniques in the recent years has opened up new opportunities. Thus, use of novel tools/techniques like NGS,GBS and GWAS will be of immense significance in our molecular breeding activities. Advances in mapping studies will help us have a holistic picture of the crop genome thus aiding in better and efficient utilization of bioinformatics in our marker related studies, this will also help in better utilization of available and new databases. Sorghum being a mandate crop of ICRISAT, the specific studies in sorghum may serve to help us in applying of comparative genomics in our crop.
Syeda Qamarunnisa Dr Female 04/12/1980 Pakistani Ph.D Plant Biotechnology Jun 26 2013 3:44AM The Karachi Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (KIBGE) Assistant Professor 00923332120932 00923332120932 afshan.ahmed@kibge.edu.pk The Karachi Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (KIBGE), University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan Teaching MS/Ph.D students, conduct projects specifically for the improvement of crop resistance against abiotic stresses, Molecular systematics studies of some important plant families of Pakistan, In-vitro culturing of endangered and different crops in demand This course will turn up my capabilities to think broadly for Pakistan and neighboring countries and give me a chance to see the work that have been conducted by our neighbor country that might be a help for me.
Dr Male Jun 26 2013 8:57AM
JAYANTHI S Ms Female 25.03.1972 INDIAN MSc (Ag) PLANT BREEDING & GENETICS PURSUING PhD 31.12.13 Jun 26 2013 8:39PM PSG COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANT PROFESSOR 0422264777-4584 9360091011 jay@bio.psgtech.ac.in Department of Biotechnology PSG College of Technology Peelamedu, Coimbatore TamilNadu - 641004 Research Experience (2000-2001): • Molecular mapping for WBPH resistance genes in Rice with SSR and AFLP markers, Cloning Sequencing and STS primer designing. • Development of molecular markers for insect and drought resistance and production of transgenics in rice. Centre for Plant Molecular Biology, TamilNadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.India. Teaching Experience: • Lecturer – Biotechnology, SRM College of Arts and Science, Kattangulathur, Chennai.(2002-2003) • Lecturer – Biotechnology, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Sourashtra college, Madurai.(2003-2005) • Assistant Professor – Department of Biotechnology, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.(till date) The course would orient me towards the recent approaches utilised for Marker assisted Selection, and would enhance my teaching and research skills in applying genomics for my present profile. The course would enable me to take up challenges in the area of speciality breeding of crop plants in addition to the tissue culture and recombinant techniques taken up currently in our institute.
Dilek Tekdal Ms Female 04/16/1983 Turkish MSc Plant biotechnology and breeding MSc 06/2009 Jun 28 2013 3:01AM Sabanci University PhD Candidate +90 533 601 6945 +90 533 601 6945 dilektekdal@sabanciuniv.edu Sabanci University, Faculty of Natural Sciences and bioengineering, 34956 Tuzla Istanbul/Turkey In my MSc education, I studied gene transformation to Spirulina platensis, which is blue-green alga, via electroporation. During my master degree, I studied on a project called ‘RNA silencing of Trichotecene biosynthesis genes in Fusairum culmorum and study of their effect on virulence’. Currently, I am studying on transcript profiling in Thermopsis turcica which is endemic rare species of Turkey. In my PhD research, I try to identify the genes responsible for ovarium development in T. turcica using molecular techniques and bioinformatics tools and I am also studying on production of plant hybrids and selection for desired lines in segregating generation. In addition, I try to conduct crosses by hybridization to transfer major genes controlling ovarium development in some species in the family of Fabaceae (Vicia faba, T. turcica, Phaseolus vulgaris etc.). Moreover, I am studying on molecular characterization of Turkey pea varieties via IPBS-retrotransposons’ markers. I have tried to keep my spectrum of choices broader by taking various courses. Your course constitutes the next step of attaining my goal of learning lost of things related with my PhD thesis. I believe that course should emphasize rigorous theoretical training and provide an environment that stimulates young researches and helps them develop and apply their research skills with a diversified and active academician on the forefront of current research. I am aware of the fact that for a successful graduate study the major requirements are hard work and motivation along with a strong background. I believe that I can fulfil all these requirements. I would like to attend ‘10th Training on Modern Genomics for Crop Improvement’ course. I belive that this course will be useful for my research area. Except for this, I will be truly honored to have been chosen to be an applicant and it will motivate me to complete my PhD thesis with excellent research results, as well.
Sushil Kumar Dr Male 06/06/1979 Indian Ph.D. Agri Biotechnology Jun 26 2013 4:11AM Anand Agricultural University Assistant Professor 02692-261134 07878874151 sushil254386@yahoo.com Center of Excellence in Biotechnology, Department of Agri Biotechnology, Anand Agricultural University, Anand 388110- Gujarat I did my doctoral research in linkage map construction and QTL mapping followed by initiation of MABC in pearl millet for grain Fe/Zn (Bio-fortification). Later I worked as post doc Research Associate in ICAR network project- Functional genomics of. Alternaria blight resistance and drought tolerance in Brassica. Presently I am handling an externally funded (GSBTM, Gujarat Gov) project-EST-SSR development in diploid cotton (G. herbaceum) as Co-investigator. We are also working on de-novo sequencing of Isabgol. Same time I also an in-house project on Association mapping in Okra (GWAS). I am also involved in transcriptomics of sandalwood for fragrance. Very recently AAU, Anand made a MoU with ICRISAT to conduct good research for farmers of this region. Our department has well facilities [454 Roche (in veterinary college), ABI 3500 DNA analyzer) needed by modern genomics. Moreover, illumina miSeq and iScan SNP genotyper has also sanctioned in this fiscal. The training will help us and my department to conduct better research by perfect and proper analysis of data generated by all means. Moreover, it will support my GWAS in okra project. Simultaneously, the training will make me potent and support in framing my current project (GSBTM,Gov of Gujarat) on pseudo-backcross based linkage/QTL mapping in custard apple (an important fruit tree of Gujarat).AS i am having a basic knowledge of molecular breeding and genomics, eventually, this training will very much helpful in the area of my research.
Dr Male Jun 29 2013 7:35AM
Padmakar Bommisetty Mr Male 05/16/1981 Indian M.Sc. Biotechnology Ph.D 08/2014 Jul 3 2013 10:39PM Indian Institute of Horticultural Research Senior Research Fellow 080-28466420 +91-8792564574 padmakar.bt@gmail.com C/o Dr C.Aswath, Head & Principal Scientist, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hessaraghatta lake Post, Bangalore-89 Karnataka, India. Working as Senior Research Fellow in Molecular Biology Lab II, Division of Biotechnology, IIHR, Bangalore since Dec, 2010: Mainly involved in identification and validation of markers linked to guava fruit quality traits viz Seed strength (Hardness/Softness), Average Fruit weight, TSS and Pulp color. Mapping approach has been implemented for tracing the trait(s)-linked marker(s). Worked as Senior Research Fellow in Molecular Biology Lab, Division of Biotechnology, IIHR, Bangalore from Sep, 2008 – Mar, 2010.: Mainly involved in development of SSR markers and their application in the characterization of Mango germplasm comprising 400 cultivars. Worked as R&D Assistant in Molecular Virology Lab, MBGU, JNCASR, Bangalore from July, 2006-Sep, 2006.: Invovlved in standardization of Viral Load Assay for detection of HIV virus. Worked as BITP trainee at R&D in Virchow Biotech Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad, from Dec, 2005 – Feb, 2006: Involved in purification ans extraction of protein, downstreaming. The present day sophistication with the availability of the strategies and technologies especially -OMICS in Biotechnology has revolutionized the mode of RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT.The present "Training on Modern Genomics for Crop improvement" involving the high-throughput techniques NGS,GBS,GWAS,MABS,MARS,GS gives clear idea of integrating these technologies into breeding concepts and thereby helps in accelerating the crop improvement program. As a student I will be more benefited by having exposure towards the above said strategies and the present training play a pivotal role for establishing my future research career. With the help of NGS, molecular resources could be developed in case of under-studied crops.GWAS, a suitable technique for identifying putative marker-trait associations and can be used in the perennial crops where mapping population development is a constraint.MABS and MARS reduces the time-span for selecting the desired variety.GS helps in selecting best core collection
SUDHAKARAN.R Mr Male 22/01/1980 Indian M.phil Biotechnology Jul 4 2013 12:01AM Rasi seeds (P) Ltd Research Associate 04282-241007 +919003930856 rsudhakaran80@gmail.com 273,Kamarajanar road, Attur, Tamilnadu -636102 I have five years experience in the field of Plant molecular biology at Rasi Seeds (P) Ltd. I involved in 1. Molecular characterization of cotton Germplasm using SSR assay, 2. Marker assisted selection for fiber strength in cotton 3. Genetic purity assay for foundation and commercial hybrid seed lots using SSR, RAPD, SCAR and IEF. Currently I am working in Marker assisted Background Selection in cotton for introgression of Bt genes into non-Bt cotton genotypes using SSR based assay that involves DNA marker identification, data scoring and interpretation of marker data for estimating the genomic background of recurrent parent from backcross progenies and in the process to use SNP markers in the near future. I also involved in molecular breeding to improve cotton genotypes using MAS for GMS and marker-trait association studies. I am using software like NTSYSpc, DARwin and Power markers for diversity studies and familiar with GGT and PLABSIM software. Since I am working in molecular breeding in cotton I have good experience in wet lab for developing DNA marker through SSR/ISSR technique. Based on the knowledge and experience from this advanced training course I confidentially carry forward my project using the advanced technical approaches like NGS for SNP discovery and GBS for marker - trait association and it will be very much useful for my future projects. It will also highly useful to completely understand and apply the advanced approaches in marker-trait association, marker assisted background selection and marker assisted recurrent selection. I am very much passion to learn and apply the new ideas in the molecular breeding area for giving the confidence and encouragement from conventional breeders and end users. This course is obviously helpful for my current and future projects and also in my carrier.
Desiree M. Hautea Dr Female 01/14/1956 Philippines Ph.D. Plant Genetics, Breeding & Biotechnology 1987 Jun 26 2013 2:27AM University of the Philippines Los Banos Research Professor 0063495365140 009175011729 dmh.uplb@gmail.com Institute of Plant Breeding, UP Los Banos College, Laguna 4031 Philippines I have been involved in application of molecular marker technology in crop breeding and genetics research for more than 10 years. However, this experience in limited to linkage mapping, diversity analysis using early generation marker technology. Concurrently, I am involved in GM crop R&D. Knowledge obtained from the course will help upgrade our molecular plant breeding & genetics research programs. At the same time knowledge gained will be used to teaching related topics in our plant breeding and biotech courses in the University.
AUJI RADHAKRISHNA Mr Male 09/17/1979 INDIAN MSc Plant Biotechnology PhD 12/2013 Jun 25 2013 1:30PM Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute Scientist 0150-2730666 Ext 336 9198840626 radhakrishna17@gmail.com CROP IMPROVEMENT DIVISION, IGFRI CAMPUS, GWALIOR ROAD, JHANSI, UTTAR PRADESH 284003, INDIA During my doctoral programme, I investigated the Post transcriptional gene regulation in model crops like rice and Arabidopsis using comparative genomics. Computational analysis of 5’UTR regions of transcripts was carried out to identify all possible upstream ORFs, extract the context and compare the conserved putative start sites. Upon promoter sequence analysis motifs associated with transcripts having uORFs were identified. Using gene co-expression analysis we identified candidate and co-regulated genes associated with yield and yield traits in rice. Currently, am working on identification and characterization of SSR/AFLP markers linked to apomixis/sexuality in forage grasses. We are further attempting for marker resource enrichment in forage grasses by in silico mining of available stress responsive ESTs of cereals.We are developing functional markers for germplasm characterization, cross transferability and identify novel alleles associated with drought tolerance in forage grasses Grasses are among the most important sources providing high quality fodder for livestock besides being crucial for soil conservation. Due to their complex genomic structure and lack of high through put genotyping, new cultivars with desired traits are not being developed. Molecular markers have great utility in genomics research especially in forage grasses in developing new genotypes with desirable attributes using marker assisted selection. I would like to apply the advanced techniques learned through this programme for genome profiling, assessing the molecular genetic diversity in the germplasm resources available at our institute, to develop genetic maps of important forage crops, to identify markers linked with traits of interest like apomixis, quality fodder and abiotic stress tolerance and to discover and characterize novel alleles to be utilized in forage crop improvement. I would like to gain further knowledge in the genome organization and conservation among grasses.
Suma S. Biradar Dr Female 16/06/1976 Indian Ph.D. Genetics and Plant breeding Jun 26 2013 1:15AM University of agricultural Sciences, Dharwad Jr. Breeder 0836-2441089 91-9986415168 biradar.suma@gmail.com Dr. Sanajay Rajaram Wheat Laboratory, MARS, UAS, Dharwad-580005 I worked with crops such as Chickpea, cowpea,Black gram, Safflower and presently in wheat. In all the crops recent biotechnological tools are being used efficiently in breeding for biotic and abiotic stress tolerance. MAS is often used for pyramiding different rust resistant genes in wheat for genetic enhancement of locally cultivated varieties. Hands on training in this programme will enable me to do it in better way and systematic manner and exposure new tools further guide me to address the problem in right approach.
Elias Gebremariam Oba Mr Male 11/18/1981 Ethiopian M.Sc Biotechnology Plant Biotechnology Jun 27 2013 4:10AM Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research Assistant Researcher III (+251) 113206370 (+251) 921736163 elias.2050@hotmail.com Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, P.O.Box 2003,Addis Ababa,Ethiopia. After getting my B.Sc in Plant science, I was junior researcher in coffee breeding and genetics division. I participated in different wild coffee (Coffea arabica L) collection mission. I have also good experience in characterization and evaluation of coffee accessions based on descriptor and data collection and statistical analysis. Moreover, I was also responsible to manage coffee field genebank collections. Then, after getting my M.Sc in Biotechnology from Mahidol University Thailand, I joined National Agricultural Biotechnology Research Program. During this time, my responsibility was to multiply hybrid coffee using direct /indirect somatic embryogenesis method using RITA (bioreactor). I have also good experience of molecular techniques such as cDNA-AFLP, AFLP, SSR and basic bioinformatics. Breeding programmes in our country mainly relies on conventional approach. Theoretical and practical knowledge about modern breeding technologies such as Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS), marker-assisted backcrossing (MABC), marker-assisted recurrent selection (MARS) and genomic selection (GS) is scant. Therefore, if the chance is given, it would be a great input for our institute. After finishing the course and return, I will prepare seminar to share experience with my staff members.
Betha Usha Kiran Ms Female 21/02/1982 Indian M.Sc Agricultural Biotechnology Jun 29 2013 2:08AM Directorate of oilseeds research Scientist (Agril.Biotechnology) 040-24598117 09640190020 ushakirandor@gmail.com Directorate of oilseeds research (DOR), rajendranagar, Hyderabad Research experience in regeneration and genetic transformation of tomato, bhendi, tobacco. Transformed Cry1Ac gene into tomato via. agrobacterium and biolistic gene gun methods, studied somoclonal variations in tomato, development of molecular markers, 780 SSR markers in castor and 20gSSRs in safflower was developed, skeletal linkage map in castor, associated with the development of mapping population for wilt resistance in castor and marker identification and tagging of wilt resistance in castor. Involved in the molecular characterization of pistillate, male lines and germplasm in castor. Presently focusing on population structure of safflower core collection, allele mining for oil content and quality and development of marker for oil content for MAS in safflower. Presently, most of the work we are carrying here is on molecular markers and tagging of genes for MAS. Now we want to focus on advanced technologies like NGS for SNPs, other sequencing approaches rather than SSRs. In castor and safflower, our mandate crops we want to follow the MARS and MABC methods for some traits like wilt, aphid resistance and oil content and quality. As this training programmes is on modern genomic approaches I feel it will benefit us, in planning our future work.
Tassawar Hussain Dr Male 07/01/1968 Pakistani PhD Plant Breeding & Genetics Jun 26 2013 3:38AM ICARDA-Pakistan Office Consultant, Cotton Project 00923455446801 00923455446801 t.malik@cgiar.org ICARDA-Pakistan Office, NARC Premises, Park road, Islamabad, Pakistan I am PhD in Plant Breeding and Gentics from Pakistan and worked on Maize and Cotton crops for thesis research. Have 4 years experience of maize seed R&D work in Pioneer Pakistan and now working for cotton crop R&D in a project funded by USAID/USDA.Have much interest in Molecular breeding. It will help us strengthening our breeding work as I can act as a bridge b/w traditional breeders and biotechnologists by better understanding the Molecular breeding approach.
Bhuvaneshwaragouda R Patil Dr Male 12/20/1968 Indian Post doctoral Genetics and Plant breeding Jun 27 2013 3:14AM UAS Dharwad Associate Professor 9480750964 9480750964 patilbhuvaneshwara@gmail.com BR Patil Associate Professor Genetics and Plant breeding ACD-5 M.Sc(Agri) and Ph D work revolved around genetics and inheritance pattern.DRR Research Associate work associated as part of development of Rice hybirds.Teaching the UG and PG biotechnology and comparative genomics course. A breeding student thus should know molecular aspects of the inheritance of the trait As a cotton breeder, I was involved in diploid and tetraploid cotton breeding. Completed a DBT project on creating the transgenic using the cellulose synthase genes of Arabidopsis to improve the fibre strength in cotton.We cloned 2 genes implicated in the production of cellulose. Gene construction is on for transformation into cotton. Worked on Resistance Gene Analogues in cowpea in the lab of Dr Douglas R Cook, Professor of Plant pathology, UC Davis, USA. Approximately 24 SSR markers have been identified for the NBS-LRR disease resistant genes.I have a funding for the project on resistant gene based markers in mungbean and urdbean by Pioneer Hybred International,USA. Since the course is on the modern genomics for crop improvement, there exists considerable genetic material with us in pulses, especially in green gram, black gram and pigeonpea w.r.t various traits. Working with diploid and tetraploid, cotton material has been developed for various traits viz., lines with high fibre strength and length .Though some work has been initiated to tag these traits of high value, strategic research has to be done. In the project on resistant gene based markers we are characterizing the NBS-LRR degenerate markers in Urdbean and Mungbean and also studying the polymorphism at RGA loci in Mungbean and Urdbean by screening the genotypes for the disease reactions wiz, MYMV, Powdery mildew and Leaf spot. This training would also help us to work on sterility mosaic disease and also Fusarium wilt in pigeonpea. The effort is on to develop SNP markers along with QTL analysis. Since I offer course on genomics for crop improvement this would help.
Prashant Kaushik Mr Male Indian M.Sc Vegetable Science Vegetable Breeding M.Sc Vegetable Science 15-July-2013 Jun 27 2013 3:59AM Punjab Agricultural University Student 9068980032 9068980032 prashantumri@gmail.com Room No.-46 Hostel No.-4 Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141004 Punjab, INDIA During MS, I worked extensively on tomato breeding, genetics and screening of lines for resistance to leaf curl virus infecting tomato using phenotypic and molecular techniques. I developed a keen interest in learning techniques offered in molecular biology which help vegetable breeder to achieve their objectives more efficiently. I hope, working in your guidance will satisfy my urge to do quality research work in crop improvement. I would like to add that the essence of work lies in the synergetic relationship between the student and his adviser. Your vast experience in cutting-edge research facilities available in the laboratory has motivated me to apply for this position. I feel that working experience in your guidance will be the most logical extension of my academic pursuits and a major step towards achieving my objectives. I would be grateful to you, if you give me a opportunity to pursue training in your lab and able to justify your faith in me.
Navin Chandra Gupta Dr Male 11/11/1977 Indian Ph.D. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Jun 26 2013 6:07AM National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology Scientist 011-25841783, Ext-206 +91-9013182941 navinbtc@gmail.com Brassica Lab #14, NRCPB, LBS Building, Pusa Campus, New Delhi-110012 I have worked on isolation,cloning and transformation of the genes and promoters in Arabidopsis thaliana. At present my research work is focused towards increasing the productivity of Indian mustard though biotechnological approaches which includes bioinformatics as well as functional genomics approaches. To learn and employ the modern genomics approaches in Brassica improvement program.
Dilek Tekdal Ms Female 04/16/1983 Turkish MSc Plant biotechnology and breeding MSc 06/2009 Jun 28 2013 3:02AM Sabanci University PhD Candidate +90 533 601 6945 +90 533 601 6945 dilektekdal@sabanciuniv.edu Sabanci University, Faculty of Natural Sciences and bioengineering, 34956 Tuzla Istanbul/Turkey In my MSc education, I studied gene transformation to Spirulina platensis, which is blue-green alga, via electroporation. During my master degree, I studied on a project called ‘RNA silencing of Trichotecene biosynthesis genes in Fusairum culmorum and study of their effect on virulence’. Currently, I am studying on transcript profiling in Thermopsis turcica which is endemic rare species of Turkey. In my PhD research, I try to identify the genes responsible for ovarium development in T. turcica using molecular techniques and bioinformatics tools and I am also studying on production of plant hybrids and selection for desired lines in segregating generation. In addition, I try to conduct crosses by hybridization to transfer major genes controlling ovarium development in some species in the family of Fabaceae (Vicia faba, T. turcica, Phaseolus vulgaris etc.). Moreover, I am studying on molecular characterization of Turkey pea varieties via IPBS-retrotransposons’ markers. I have tried to keep my spectrum of choices broader by taking various courses. Your course constitutes the next step of attaining my goal of learning lost of things related with my PhD thesis. I believe that course should emphasize rigorous theoretical training and provide an environment that stimulates young researches and helps them develop and apply their research skills with a diversified and active academician on the forefront of current research. I am aware of the fact that for a successful graduate study the major requirements are hard work and motivation along with a strong background. I believe that I can fulfil all these requirements. I would like to attend ‘10th Training on Modern Genomics for Crop Improvement’ course. I belive that this course will be useful for my research area. Except for this, I will be truly honored to have been chosen to be an applicant and it will motivate me to complete my PhD thesis with excellent research results, as well.
Parmar Pinakin K Dr Male 10/28/1978 Indian Ph. D Plant Breeding and Genetics ---- ---- Jun 28 2013 9:46PM Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat assistant Research Scientist --- 76984 75002 pkparmar7907@gmail.com Main Maize Research Station, Anand Agricultural University, Godhra, Gujarat pin. 389 001 Worked as Senior Research Assistant in S. D. Agricultural University, SK Nagar for 3 & half year, Took two month training on Tissue culture and Biotechnology at Boriavi, Anand Working as Assistant Research Scientist since last year in Maize Research. This course will be helpful in various aspects as below : Maize Gene Discovery, Sequencing, and Phenotypic Analysis Sequencing the Maize Genome A Genome-Wide Optical Map for Maize Cytogenic Map of Maize Molecular and Functional Diversity in the Maize Genome Genomic Analysis of Seed Quality Traits in Corn
Jun 29 2013 8:08AM
Yasodha Dr Female 24.05.1967 Indian Ph.D Forest Biotechnology Jul 12 2013 11:36PM Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding Scientist 0422 2484114 9487841515 yasodha@icfre.org; yasodharaja@yahoo.com Division of Plant Biotechnology IFGTB, Forest Campus, Coimbatore 641 002 Tamilnadu, INDIA As a PI under the ICFRE funded project on “Association analysis for adventitious rooting traits using STS markers in Eucalyptus” 62 SSR markers were selected for population structure and marker- trait correlations studies. Two EMBRA – STS loci were linked with adventitious rooting traits, which were associated with rooting traits in the previous reports also. Clonal discrimination of eucalypts studies were conducted and fingerprinted using RAPD, ISSR and SSR markers. As a PI, under an ICFRE funded project on “QTL mapping for salinity tolerance in eucalypts” made a beginning for generation of pseudotestcross mapping populations from contrasting parents in forest tree species. Contrasting parents were identified for salinity tolerance and inter-specific hybrids between E. Camaldulensis and E. tereticornis were generated. 200 individuals of F1 hybrids, field planted to generate ramets for phenotyping. Using cross amplification strategy, 212 SSR loci were screened, 113 were found polymorphic between the parents and 175 F1s were genotyped with 51 SSR loci using the Applied Biosystems Genetic Analyser. Genetic linkage map developed using ICIM software and found 11 linkage groups. A DBT funded Multi- institutional Network program was initiated on Genetic Improvement of Eucalyptus with an aim to develop genetic linkage and QTL maps for wood property and adventitious rooting traits. Currently genotyping of E.tereticornis X E..grandis mapping population is in progress. A consultancy work was undertaken for Mysore Paper Mills, Karnataka for “DNA fingerprinting of Acacia and eucalypts species and hybrids”. The results showed high genetic diversity among the 53 clones of eucalypts used for large scale plantations by the industry. Whereas, 42 hybrids of Acacia (A.mangium X A.auriculiformis) showed very low genetic diversity and it was recommended to infuse more populations of Acacia to increase the genetic diversity. Recently I have presented for a financial support from DBT, GOI (3rd July 2013) for genetic diversity analysis of teak (Tectona grandis) for development of SSRs through NGS and also SNP by GBS method. I would be outsourcing these facilities and use the SSRs and SNPs for genome wide genetic diversity analysis. In future these markers can be used for GWAS also as teak being a long generation tree species (biparental mapping is very difficult). The modern breeding techniques like genomic selection (GS) is already advocated for eucalyptus improvement by Brazil and Australia. Exposure to these techniques will immensely help forest tree genome research. I request you to kindly provide me an opportunity to take part in the course. I am one of the participants of the CEG course in the 2nd batch. The techniques/software were put into use and publications were made in journals including PLOS One.
Anju Bajpai Dr Male 06/061967 Indian Ph.D Gentics and Cytogenetics Jun 26 2013 3:07AM CISH Pr.Scientist 0522-2841022 09415029757 anju.bajpai@gmail.com CRop Improvement and Biotechnology Division, Rehmankhera, PO Kakori, Lucknow 226 101 Team Leader for Genetics and Functional Genomics.Pursuing horticulture research with emphasis on using modern tools of genetics for improvement of mango, guava and jamun. Developed microsatellite based barcode for Indian mango cvs. Structural and functional genomics of mango and guava. Characterization and mapping of chloroplasts genes, flavonoid and carotenoid pathway genes, flowering time and floral identity genes in mango.I also developed a prototype for carrying out in vitro selection for guava wilt resistance. Specialties: Cytogenetics, molecular markers and systematics, Molecular phylogeny, Fingerprint development, primer designing, Functional genomics Published more than 40 research articles and recipient of awards in seminar/symposium. Mango is one of the priority crops in Horticulture which has been identified by ICAR for Whole Genome Sequencing in XIIth plan and we are a partner in this Consortia. Thus training in such focal areas would be very much needed for SNP detection and analysis, GWASetc as marker paucity has hindered MAS in mango.I will be utilizing training in institute programs as well as flagship projects. If feasible we will also be keen to partner ICRISAT in programs for abiotic stress resistance.
Rasha Adam Omer Dr Female 15/08/1977 Sudanese Msc Plant Biotechewnology,Genetic engineering PhD 14/12/2013 Jun 26 2013 9:38PM Biosaftey and Biotechnology research ,Sudan Researcher Scientiest N/L +254713474979 rasho3310@yahoo.com Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya 1. Gene Isolation and cloning and vector development • Isolation and cloning Annexinp35 gene from maize, Striga and A. flavus genes. • Development of gene constructs using restriction digestion and ligation methods for use in enhancements of abiotic stress tolerance in maize. 2. Cloning using PCR pasting and Gateway platforms • Development of gene constructs using restriction digestion and ligation methods for use in enhancements of abiotic stress tolerance in maize. • Development of stacked gene constructs using PCR pasting and gateway methods for use in management of aflatoxins in maize. State the reasons for your interest in the course/conference: I am researcher scientist at the institute of Biosafety and biotechnology centre and i want to gain a good knowledge and skill in the genomic field, also i am working with the GMOS detection unit and i want to transfer the knowledge i will learn from the course to my team. As a researcher, I will be part of a group working towards improving sorghum, wheat and maize for tolerance to drought, striga and diseases using A. tumefaciens. Therefore, the knowledge I get from the training will help us to know how to designed primer and how to improve the crops. I look forward to a wonderful experience-sharing period with participants from all walks of life. I am interested in the course simply because I am involved in the field of biotechnology and particularly genetic engineering . I wish to become an expert in this field.
Kundapura Ravishankar Dr Male 04/11/1965 India Ph. D Ph.D (Agricutlure) Jun 28 2013 11:15PM Indian Institute of Horticultural Research Principal Scientist 080 28466420 9480050523 kvravi@iihr.ernet.in Division of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hessaraghatta lake Post, Bengaluru 5600089 Our lab is working on genomics and marker assisted breeding in a few horticultural crops like tomato, chilli, okra, mango and pomegranate. So far in our lab, we have developed SSR markers for mango, banana, okra and pomegranate. Earlier we have developed SSR markers for mango and banana using the microsatellite enriched library. Recently for Okra, pomegranate and banana, we have used next-generation sequencing technology (454 Roche titanium technology and Illumina Hiseq 2000) to develop genome wide SSR/SNP markers. Apart from developing SSR/SNP markers, we have programmes on breeding for tomato leaf curl virus (ToLCV)resistance, early blight resistance and phytopthora resistance in tomato. In this program we have developed a few hybrids/varieties by gene pyramiding using already known markers through marker assisted back crossing. At present, we are planning to introgress resistance using wild relatives.In this regard, mapping population and RILs are being developed. In okra, there were no genomic resources available. We are the first to develop SSR markers for okra using NGS technology. These markers were shared with seed industry for hybridity test and genotyping application. At present, we are working on yellow vein mosaic virus resistance (YVMV) in okra. The resistance sources have been identified and development of RILS are in progress. We are also working on perennial fruit crops like mango and banana. In banana we are using wild sp. Musa balbisisana to introgress drought tolerant traits to cultivated banana. We have developed mapping population by crossing M. acuminata x M. balbisiana and working on identification of QTLs to root and stomatal traits which impart drought tolerance, using both SSR and SNPs markers. We have also developed a mapping population for fusarium wilt tolerance using tolerant “Calcutta-4” and susceptible ‘Kadali’ in banana. Genotyping and phenotyping to identify QTLs are in progress. We have done transcriptome analysis of contrasting parents to annotate genes and identify SNP markers. In Mango, we are planning to develop genome wide SSR/SNP markers, linkage map and identify a few markers linked to fruit traits like peel color, pulp color and TSS using both germplasm and a few crosses developed in our institute.. De novo sequencing of whole mango genome is under progress using Illumina Hiseq 2000 platfrorm. Both banana and mango are perennial and highly heterozygous crop. Breeding and identification of marker-trait association is time consuming and cumbersome. With the advent of new technologies like marker assisted back crossing and genomic selection we hope to gain more genomic information and progress at a faster rate to develop new products. The knowledge gained thro’ the proposed training program would be applied to our on going breeding program in tomato, chilli, okra, mango and banana. We are planning to use SSR and SNP markers extensively for genotyping in our program. Already, we are using ICRISAT facility for genotyping since three years. At present , we are using NGS technology for de novo sequencing and trancriptome analysis. The training program will strengthen our breeding activities by giving opportunity to learn state of art breeding technologies like marker assisted backcrossing and marker assisted recurrent selection, This would be employed especially in vegetable crops like tomato, chilli and okra. This would help in developing new hybrids/varities with multiple disease resistance by introgressing wild relatives at shorter span of time. Breeding perennial crops like mango is time consuming and cumbersome due to its long juvenile period and high heterozygosity. In this regard, we would like to use NGS technology to identify better progenies at seedling stage thro’ genomic selection. The proposed program would help to learn modern molecular breeding technologies and use of NGS data in the selection of appropriate progenies. Finally this would help greatly in our breeding program and also generate a meaningful information about the lesser known genomes like mango, banana and okra.
Moses Omongin Osiru Dr Male 08/26/1974 Uganda PhD Pathology Jun 25 2013 5:00AM ICRISAT Senior Scientist +22320709200 +22370957575 m.osiru@cgiar.org ICRISAT Mali BP 320, Bamako, Mali I am Plant Pathologist who has been working initially on sweetpotato, tomato and banana before joining ICRISAT. Within ICRISAT my experience is with diseases of groundnut with focus on aflatoxin contamination, the leafspot diseases. I have had some basic training on use of biotechnology approaches including on transformation but have not had a lot of experience using the approaches. I have two major tasks that I am interested in carrying out: 1. I hope to work with the breeder in Mali on marker assisted breeding for Early Leaf spot; 2. I hope to work on sorghum anthracnose and genetics of resistance and hope to also identify markers. I would like to use this opportunity to learn but also to discuss with scientists at ICRISAT best methods to use and possibility of getting a student to come to CEG for the Sorghum work.
Akhilesh Kumar Singh Mr Male 30/06/1981 Indian Genetics Ph.D. 02/2014 Jun 30 2013 2:58AM Barwale Foundation Research Associate +91-40-27665871 9705255060 akhileshsingh@barwalefoundation.org Barwale Foundation, Barwale Chambers, # 3-6-666, Street No-10, Himayat Nagar, Hyderabad 500029 (A.P.) Major focus of my professional career has been on hybrid rice breeding which encompasses development of hybrid rice genetic tools (A, B and R lines), tagging and mapping of agronomically important genes with microsatellite markers. During the past years I could acquire theoretical and hands-on experience in an array of molecular breeding tools and techniques viz., QTL and association mapping. Using this exposure I have developed F2, BC, RILs, ABILs, NILs and germplasm core collection for different genetic and molecular studies. Moreover, using the molecular marker platform, our group has interogresed eui gene in a popular maintainer line and identified markers for WC, Rf, and eui gene in rice. For my Ph.D. programme to map stigma exsertion trait I have developed RILs for QTL mapping and identified a set of 300 germplasm for marker trait association. I am also responsible for identification of diverse parental liens through molecular markers for development of heterotic hybrids. In our foundation we are having several bi-parental population for different traits, which are genotyped and phenotyped. Genotyping of population with NGS based approach will be useful for rapid identification of underlying QTLs. However, in our foundation we do not have much expertised in the field of analysing data of NGS based genotyping. This training will be helpful to me and my centre for identification of generation of linkage map and identification of robust QTLs and interrogation of major QTL through MABC. Further, we phenotyped 300 germplasm for different morphological traits and genotyped with SSR markers but analysing of MTA is still challenging job at our centre. In this direction, training on GWAS will be useful for identification of marker trait association. Experience in the field of genomic selection (GS) will be useful to accelerate the genetic gain targeting the minor QTLs, for the development of ultimate product.
KARNAM VENKATESH Dr Male 01/04/1983 INDIAN Ph.D Genetics Jun 17 2013 11:44PM DIRECTORATE OF WHEAT RESEARCH SCIENTIST +91184-2267495 Ext. 114 +919996270154 kv4515gpb@gmail.com Division of Crop Improvement, Directorate of Wheat Research,PO Box No. 158, Agrasain Marg, Karnal-132001 I have completed my masters working on cytogenetics of wheat and my doctorate on MAS in Rice, where I was involved in successful transfer of a construct carrying genes for beta carotene accumulation from Golden Rice to Indian Rice var. Swarna. at IARI, New Delhi. Presently I am working as scientist at DWR, Karnal and working on genetic improvement of Wheat for enhanced Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE). Looking at the complex nature of the wheat genome and the future challenges to wheat production such as increasing demands, increasing scarcity of resources and harsher climatic conditions, the use of modern genomics approaches such as NGS technologies, high-throughput genotyping methods such as genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) and MABC, MARS and genomic selection (GS) would be of great importance in identification and capture of important genotypic differences. I personally feel that lack of proper training in use of these modern tools and techniques is a major hindrance in taking up of them into our routine research objectives. My participation in this training would enhance my understanding of these modern tools and will also encourage me to utilize them in future projects.
Ganesan Govindan Dr Male 05/25/1983 Indian Ph.D Plant Biology and Biotechnology Jun 24 2013 12:02AM M. S.Swaminathan Research Foundation Research Associate +91 (44) 22541229, +91 (44) 22541698 919941483727 ganeshmssrf@gmail.com M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, 3rd Cross Street, Institutional Area, Taramani, Chennai 600 113, India I have a Bachelor and Master degree in Biotechnology. I have completed Ph.D degree in Plant Biology and Biotechnology from M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF). I am currently working as a Research Associate at MSSRF. During my research period, I was involved in the projects such as: 1.Isolation and characterization of regulatory genes involved in abiotic stress tolerance (NaCl and drought). 2.Identification of a sex specific marker in Pandanus fascicularis. As a co- researcher, I identified a SCAR marker that can distinguish male and female plants. 3. Analysis of genetic diversity in moringa oleifera, collected from Odisha and TamilNadu. Currently, I am involved in the projects such as: 1.Identification of DNA marker in rice landraces associated with high iron content. 2.Identification of DNA marker in moringa oleifera associated with high iron and Zinc content.I have published my findings in peer reviewed journals (Journal of Experimental Botany, Plant Physiology and I have been working for past six years in identification of genes that are involved in abiotic stress tolerance. During course of my research, I was not exposed much to marker assisted selection. But my research interest always have been in marker assisted breeding because of its potential in selecting superior plants for the trait such abiotic stress tolerance, biotic stress resistance and high nutritious content. As a Research Associate, I am currently in the projects which involved in identification of high iron and Zinc content in Moringa sp and rice landraces through marker assisted selection. Since we do not possess expertise in marker assisted selection breeding, the trainings on the techniques such as marker-trait association based on linkage mapping, marker-assisted backcrossing (MABC), marker assisted recurrent selection (MARS), genome-wide selection (GWS) offered from the course will highly benefit me, as well my fellow researchers to carry out research work successfully.
Bhuvaneshwaragouda R Patil Dr Male 12/20/1968 Indian Post doctoral Genetics and Plant breeding Jun 25 2013 4:11AM University of Agricultural Sciences,Dharwad Associate Professor 09480750964 09480750964 patilbhuvaneshwara@gmail.com Dr B.R.Patil Associate Professor Genetics and Plant breeding,UAS Dharwad M.Sc(Agri) and Ph D work revolved around genetics and inheritance pattern.DRR Research Associate work associated as part of development of Rice hybirds.Teaching the UG and PG biotechnology and comparative genomics course. A breeding student thus should know molecular aspects of the inheritance of the trait As a cotton breeder, I was involved in diploid and tetraploid cotton breeding. Completed a DBT project on creating the transgenic using the cellulose synthase genes of Arabidopsis to improve the fibre strength in cotton.We cloned 2 genes implicated in the production of cellulose. Gene construction is on for transformation into cotton. Worked on Resistance Gene Analogues in cowpea in the lab of Dr Douglas R Cook, Professor of Plant pathology, UC Davis, USA. Approximately 24 SSR markers have been identified for the NBS-LRR disease resistant genes.I have a funding for the project on resistant gene based markers in mungbean and urdbean by Pioneer Hybred International,USA Since the course is on the modern genomics for crop improvement, there exists considerable genetic material with us in pulses, especially in green gram, black gram and pigeonpea w.r.t various traits. Working with diploid and tetraploid, cotton material has been developed for various traits viz., lines with high fibre strength and length .Though some work has been initiated to tag these traits of high value, strategic research has to be done. In the project on resistant gene based markers we are characterizing the NBS-LRR degenerate markers in Urdbean and Mungbean and also studying the polymorphism at RGA loci in Mungbean and Urdbean by screening the genotypes for the disease reactions wiz, MYMV, Powdery mildew and Leaf spot. This training would also help us to work on sterility mosaic disease and also Fusarium wilt in pigeonpea. The effort is on to develop SNP markers along with QTL analysis. This is in a direction of comparative genomics and this training would further help us to
Esuma Williams Mr Male 08/25/1982 Ugandan M.Sc. Crop Science (Plant Breeding) PhD (Plant Breeding) 12/2015 Jun 21 2013 12:11AM National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI) PhD Fellow +256 414 573016 +256782071148 esumawilliams@yahoo.co.uk NaCRRI P.O Box 7084 Kampala, Uganda My four-year professional career started by use SSR markers for diversity studies targeting development of pro-vitamin A cassava varieties in Uganda. I expect to gain practical skills that I could apply in my ongoing PhD research that has a component on molecular analyses.
Rajalakshmi R Ms Female 05/11/1989 Indian M.Sc Biotechnology Ph.D Jun 24 2013 2:02AM M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation Junior Research Fellow 044 22541229 9962257857 rrajalakshmi.56@gmail.com 3rd cross street Taramani institutional area, chennai, India 600113 My work is focused on diversity studies in the Drumstick tree-Moringa oleifera using AFLP and SSR markers and to associate with its nutritional aspect I would like to learn techniques such as GWAS and NGS which will be useful for my research work
Dr Male 07/15/1965 INDIAN Ph. D PLANT BREEDING AND GENETICS Jun 20 2013 11:58PM S. D. AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, SARDARKRUSHINAGAR, GUJARAT ASSISTANT RESEARCH SCIENTIST 02770220576 09328980070 ahpjpatel@gmail.com Agricultural Research Station, S D Agril. University, At, Post & Taluka : Talod, Dist.: Sabarkantha, Gujarat, PIN-383215 Cotton Breeding Programme. Development of Bt Cotton Hybrids (Public sector hybrids) Development of Bt cotton parental lines Development of Drought resistant Transgenic Groundnut varieties suitable for Drought prone area of Gujarat. Development of White grub resistant Transgenic Groundnut varieties suitable for Drought prone area of Gujarat.
John Tamba Newmah Mr Male 12/04/1972 Liberian PhD Scholar Genetics and Plant Breeding PhD 07/2014 Jun 22 2013 7:14PM Central Agricultural Research Institute Principal Program Officer N/A +918374429244 jotn2002@yahoo.com Suakoko, Bong County Monrovia Republic of Liberia West Coast of Africa With over 8 years of intensive agricultural interventions in various administrative and related crops researching and its analytical components to understand questionable variable factor(s) to facilitate technology transfer to farmers and students in order to facilitate said crops production and productivity. In terms of molecular interventions, little exposure gained at IRRI and KNUST during MSc program in 2008-2010 where I worked on Morpho-agronomic and molecular characterization of rice germplasm but molecular component was never completed due to lack of available chemicals and laboratory equipment. At ANGRAU, exploration of molecular basis of crops diversity with current thesis work of allele mining of candidate genes of yield related traits of parental lines and validating their segregating populations of rice accessions from Liberia (Africa) and India would be an asset to way forward for crop enhancement. This is possible when given access to training as advertised by ICRISAT When given access to training as advertised by ICRISAT where exploration and exploitation of required new molecular approaches and its software applications for analytical purposes would be taught. This may lead to increasing accurate knowledge of underlying variable factor(s) crops and their genes diversity and how such could be tackled to ensure food crops enhancement program and not limited to: 1. provide leadership ability and competency to fulfill scientific brain dreams gap of home country, Liberia and Africa in nearest future. 2. help to provide enabling environment in home country where farmers and students including public and private sectors will benefits as outputs of such ongoing knowledge gaining process in India. 3. help to provide a road map to collect, conserve and preserve huge crops genetic resource base which are currently in the wild of home country due lack of existing knowledge and competency to do so. 4. help provide similar expertise in home venture
Ganesan Govindan Dr Male 05/25/1983 Indian Ph.D Plant Biology and Biotechnology Jun 23 2013 11:52PM M. S.Swaminathan Research Foundation Research Associate +91 (44) 22541229, +91 (44) 22541698 +91 9941483727 ganeshmssrf@gmail.com M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, 3rd Cross Street, Institutional Area, Taramani, Chennai 600 113, India I have a Bachelor and Master degree in Biotechnology. I have completed Ph.D degree in Plant Biology and Biotechnology from M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF).I am currently working as a Research Associate at MSSRF. During my research period, I was involved in the projects such as: 1.Isolation and characterization of regulatory genes involved in abiotic stress tolerance (NaCl and drought). 2.Identification of a sex specific marker in Pandanus fascicularis. As a co- researcher, I identified a SCAR marker that can distinguish male and female plants. 3.Analysis of genetic diversity in moringa oleifera, collected from Odisha and TamilNadu. Currently, I am involved in the projects such as: 1. Identification of DNA marker in rice landraces associated with high iron content. 2.Identification of DNA marker in moringa oleifera associated with high iron and Zinc content. I have published my findings in peer reviewed journals (Journal of Experimental Botany, Plant Physiol
Kuldeep Tyagi Dr Male 05.04.1975 Indian PhD Genetics and Plant Breeding (Molecular Breeding) June, 2005 Jun 23 2013 12:42AM Krishidhan Research Foundation Pvt. Ltd., Jalna, MH, India Senior Scientist 9372500007 kuldeeptyagi@krishidhanseeds.com Kuldeep Tyagi Senior Scientist (Molecular Marker and Marker Assisted Selection) Krishidhan Research Foundation Pvt. Ltd. D3-D6, Additional MIDC, Aurangabad Road, Jalna-431203 MH, India Presently, I am working as Senior Scientist (Molecular Marker and Marker Assissted Selection) at Krishidhan Research Foundation Pvt. Ltd., Jalna MH, India. My responsibilities are introgression of genes using marker- assisted backcross selection (MABC) in rice and wheat. I am working on introgression of BLB resistance genes (Xa21, xa13 and xa5), blast resistance genes (Pi1 and Pi2), BPH resistance gene (Bph18) and fertility restorer genes (Rf3 and Rf4) in rice and leaf rust resistance genes (Lr34 and Lr28 ) and yellow rust resistance genes (Yr10 and Yr15) in wheat. I have about three years research experience as Research Scientist at Chonbuk National University Jeonju, S. Korea. My work was on identification of QTLs for abiotic stresses (drought and salinity) and root /seedling vigor traits in wild barley through association mapping analysis. This population has been genotyped with 558 non-redundant DArT markers and 3,072 SNP markers. This training will help me to learn how to develop and identify SNPs through NGS and then we can use these SNPs to map the QTLs/genes for useful traits using KASPar platform. Eventually, we can use these linked SNPs in our MABC program for introgression of QTLs/genes for traits of interest. Our company have collaborative project with ICRISAT on identification of larger number of SNPs to identify marker/haplotype associated for yield and related traits in pigeonpea. This will be good opportunity for me to learn and understand about this project.
MOHAN BENTUR Mr Male 01/09/1977 INDIAN Masters (Agriculture) Genetics & Plant Breeding Jun 24 2013 10:51AM MAY AGRO SEED CORPORATION, TURKEY Senior Breeder 0090-5334806507 0090-5334806507 mohanbentur@may.com.tr Mohan Bentur C/o MAY AGRO SEED CORP Ltd, SAMANLI, YILDIRIM, BURSA, TURKEY I have more than 10 years of experience into the breeding field. I started my career as Research Associate in Agri university followed by Jr. Breeder in KSSC. Then moved on to pvt sector as Jr.Breeder in Devgen. Currently I am leading the Sunflower Breeding programme of MAY SEED CORP, a Turkish based seed company. I am involved in developing products for Middle east, EU, Russia , S.Africa. We do have a well established Marker lab and we use MAS, MAB in our breeding programme. With the vast experience of over 10 years in the seed industry, I need to update my knowledge skills on the genomics. With this training I wll be filling this gap of mine. Life is a journey and learning and adaptation to its pace is the crucial for ones success and progress. The more updated yu are , the more you can contribute to the farmers and fulfill their demands in a better way. With the challenges faced by a breeder are immense especially in crop like Sunflower every minute and detailed update is very essential. I hope this training will help me to serve better and contribute immensely to my profession. We use MAS and MAB in Sunflower and often we face some issues and problems. With this course , I hope I can adress those issues. Hope to interact with the fellow people and learn new things.
C.V. Chandra Mohan Reddy Dr Male 28/04/1978 Indian PhD Plant Breeding & Genetics Jun 18 2013 10:02PM Regional Agricultural Research Station, ANGRAU Scientist 08514-242296 09441652784 cvcmreddy@yahoo.com Regional Agricultural Research Station, Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Nunepalli, Nandyal, Kurnool (Dt.) Pin: 518 502, Andhra Pradesh Profession experience is there on cotton, sorghum & foxtail millet during 6 yrs of service as scientist at RARS, Nandyal, Andhra Pradesh. Released 2 national varieties and 1 state variety for A.P. in foxtail millet and 2 state varieties for A.P. in cotton. Teaching course on biotechnology in crop improvement to PG students at the Ag. College, Mahanandi. Working on molecular divergence study as well as identifying drought tolerant genes in foxtail millet using SSRs. I will be exposed to intellectual and technical skills required for conducting cutting edge science, which will be highly helpful in applying these tools in the research program on foxtail millet drought resistance being undertaken at Regional Agricultural Research Institute, Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Nandyal, Andhra Pradesh. In addition, the experience would be very useful towards improving stress tolerance in crop plants for increased productivity. After completion of the training, I will continue active research work on identification of genes governing drought resistance and development of drought resistant foxtail millet varieties. Further, the applicant will also extend his knowledge acquired to other scientists on the frontier biotechnology tools. Since I am actively involved in teaching of courses to M.Sc. and Ph.D. students i.e., Advances in Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics, the knowledge gained will also aid to impart the understanding and practical
Manikanda Boopathi Dr Male 04/05/1975 Indian Ph.D. Biotechnology Jun 20 2013 8:24PM Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Assistant Professor 04226611353 9842509611 nmboopathi@tnau.ac.in Assistant Professor (Biotech.) DPMB&Bioinformatics, CPMB&B, TNAU, Coimbatore 641003 Experienced in development of mapping populations in rice and cotton. Handling breeding / genetic materials of tomato, hot-pepper, and mungbean Constructed linkage maps and identified QTLs for several agronomically important traits Generated miRNA library responsive to drought and currently characterize them using bioinformatics tools Training will be useful in analysing the data that I have generated from my genomics project funded by DBT. Knowledge on current statistical tools for genomics data analysis will be shared among lab folks, faculty of my department and students.
RAMESH LAXMAN KUNKERKAR Dr Male 06/02/1969 Indian PhD Genetics and Plant Breeding Jul 6 2013 5:44AM Dr. B.S. Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli, Dist. Ratnagiri 415 712 (M.S.) Rice Breeder 02148 –223254 09730738464 rlkramesh@rediffmail.com RICE BREEDING SECTION, REGIONAL AGRIL. RESEARCH STATION, KARJAT, DIST. RAIGAD 410 201 Work as a Asst. Rice Breeder at A.R.S, Palghar for 10 years and released Palghar 2, Midlate fine grain variety and delevoped good rice cultures which are in pipeline having different features at present working at REGIONAL AGRIL. RESEARCH STATION, KARJAT, DIST. RAIGAD as Rice Breeder in AICRP and contributed in development of rice varieties and hybrid viz.Karjat 5, 6, 7, 8 Sahyadri, Sahyadri 2, 3 and 4, also completed long term molecular breeding training course at NRCPB, New Delhi AS a Rice Breeder this course is very much important to update the knowledge and breeding strategy for improvement of rice for better beneficiary to poor farmers and it is also helpful to the extension worker to disseminate the technology to grass root level.
Muhammad Lawan Umar Mr Male February 26th , 1976 Nigeria Msc Plant Genetics and Breeding PhD Plant Breeding December, 2014 Jun 21 2013 6:57AM Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), ABU, Zaria-Nigeria Research Fellow I +234 8069 198100 mahammadlawan@yahoo.com Plant Science Department IAR/ABU, P.M.B. 1044, Zaria-Nigeria In the past decades, all our breeding programmes in the Institute relied on conventional approaches. This is laborious, time consuming. it takes several years before a variety is developed and released. with advent of modern biotechnology tools such as availability and application of molecular markers in plant breeding. Though I undergone some trainings:“Molecular Markers and their applications in tropical Agriculture IITA, Ibadan-Nigeria (2008)and Workshop on applied Genomics for crop improvement (WACCI, University of Ghana- Legon, 2011). I still need more training to be able to handle data management, analysis and interpretations. I will apply the capacity obtained in to our breeding activities, especially introgression via Marker Assisted Selection (MAS)and Marker Assisted Back-crossing (MAB). I will also used the knowledge learned in guiding the students toward understanding the basic principles and application of modern Biotechnology especially in the areas of data management, analysis and interpretation.
A.Nixon Prabu Mr Male 31.08.1973 Indian MSc Molecular Breeding Jul 4 2013 12:55AM Rasi Seeds Scientist-Molecular Biology 9629765212 nixon@rasiseeds.com Nixon Prabu Scientist II Rasi Seeds (P) Ltd, 273, Kamarajanar Road, Attur Salem Dist Tamil Nadu 636 102 Since i have involved in molecular breeding and transgenic breeding in various crops for the past 12 years,my experience is in plant molecular biology and genomics with some bioinformatics tools.I have good experience in wet lab research for the molecular breeding programme, i wish to gain knowledge in biomatrics, softwares used in genomic marker technology.Currently I am working in SSR markers in cotton for gentic diversity, marker-trait association, marker assisted background selection. Apart from this we have developed SNP in cotton by outsourcing and i am here trying to validate these markers with allele specific PCR technology. I am very keen to gain knowledge in NGS, SNP discovery and validation, GBS and GWAS for the current breeding programme in our company.As a Scientist in molecular breeding research, i am closely associating with breeders for studying phenotyping and genotyping relationship for precise determination of trait segregation in different environment for accuracy I am very much thankful to ICRISAT and the Director of CEG for the oppurtunity to attend 8th workshop.The experience that i have gained from that was extremely helpful in my current research work.I strongly believe this workshop will add more strength and confidence in our current research in SNP marker utilization and NGS technology.GBS and GWAS are the new area to us and we will seriously learn and apply this technology for developing products of interest with speed and accuracy. Being a team leader, i wish to teach and take my team into these advanced technology for applying our core research to deliver most required products for the farming community. I am interested to explore these technology for addressing issues like drought and virus infection in crops like cotton and vegetables.I am sure with the immense knowledge and support from ICRISAT, we can definitely address these issues of marginal farming community thanks to these kind of support and help from CEG.
suneeta pandey Dr Female 23/05/1984 indian Ph.D Genetics and Plant Breeding Jul 4 2013 2:19AM JNKVV, Jabalpur Scientist 0761 08305879759 suneetagen@gmail.com Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding JNKVV, Jabalpur IAM WORKING AS A CO-PI in one of the DBT project on chickpea on the aspect of Maker Assisted Selection. My Ph.D thesis problem is also on biotechnology aspect. Minor subject of Ph.D programme is Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering. working as incharge of MAS Lab, JNKVV This is an Ara of biotechnology. As,I am in-charge of MAS LAB, Department of Genetics and Plant breeding, i can apply the new techniques of molecular biology in breeding programme for development of variety or transfer of gene of interest into high yielding cultivar/ variety.