Genomics & Trait Discovery
Genetic Gains Program
Dr. Manish K Pandey is currently leading the Groundnut & Pigeonpea Genomics, Prebreeding & Bioinformatics group at International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad, India. He completed his PhD in Plant Genetics from Osmania University while working in ICAR-Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR), Hyderabad, India. He also had Post-doctoral research experience at University of Georgia, USA for a period of two years. He is also Adjunct Associate Professor in University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia & Distinguished Professor, in Institute of Crop Genetic Resources of Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences (SAAS), China.
His key contributions include reference genome sequence for diploid progenitor and both the subspecies of cultivated tetraploid groundnut, gene expression atlas, low to high density SNP genotyping assays, diagnostic markers for key traits, quality control panel, marker-assisted pyramiding and genomic selection in groundnut. He deployed genomics-based breeding for developing two high oleic groundnut varieties which are released for cultivation in six states of India in 2019. He has published more than 170 scientific articles (>5900 citations) in various journals of international repute including Nature Genetics, PNAS-USA and Molecular Plant.
His efforts have been recognized at international level as he has been invited to deliver presentations in several international conferences, review the proposals for international funding agencies and he is collaborating with a large number of scientists at international level. Recognizing his contribution, he is now been inducted in many scientific academies of India namely as Associate Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)-New Delhi, Telangana Academy of Agricultural Sciences (TAAS)-Telangana, Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Agricultural Sciences (APAS)-Andhra Pradesh, and Member of The National Academy of Sciences-India (NASI). He was also among the top 2% highly cited researcher in 2019 and 2020 compiled by Stanford University, USA.
Areas of expertise: Next-generation sequencing; Sequencing-based trait discovery; Discovery of genes, superior haplotypes and markers; diagnostic markers, cost-effective and high-throughput genotyping assays; pre-breeding & genomics-assisted breeding including genomic selection and haplotype-based breeding.
Publication list can be accessed at https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=jinTrSkAAAAJ&hl=en
Publications in ICRISAT’s OAR: http://oar.icrisat.org/view/creators/Pandey=3AM_K=3A=3A.html