Genetic Gains Program
Manish Roorkiwal is Scientist – Genomics and Molecular Breeding, at ICRISAT, based in Hyderabad, India. With a basic background in molecular genetics and applied genomics, Manish obtained his PhD in Biotechnology from GGSIP University, Delhi. He has over 10 years of research experience. At the core of his work is the improvement of crop productivity of legumes in marginal environments in Africa and Asia using modern genetics and breeding approaches, including genomic selection and GWAS. After joining ICRISAT, he has been working in the area of genomics and molecular breeding with special emphasis on next generation sequencing technology including SNP genotyping and whole genome re-sequencing. He has been using modern breeding approaches such as genomic selection to address the issue of low productivity in chickpea. In his current role, he has been working as an interface between the Genomics and Breeding programs to deploy markers in routine breeding and to work towards the initiation of forward breeding at ICRISAT.
My expertise: Genomics, forward breeding, next generation sequencing, modern breeding approaches such as genomic selection and Marker Assisted Backcrossing
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=L5WKMx0AAAAJ&hl=en (Citations =361, H index=11)
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Manish_Roorkiwal