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Biodata of Rajeev Varshney
Prof. Rajeev Varshney is an agricultural research scientist specializing in genomics and molecular breeding with 20+ years of service in international agriculture while working in India, Germany, Australia, Mexico and several countries in Africa. He is serving Murdoch University as a Director, Centre for Crop & Food Innovation; Director, State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre; and International Chair in Agriculture & Food Security with the Food Futures Institute.
Prof. Varshney is a globally recognized leader for his work on genome sequencing, cataloguing and utilizing genetic diversity, genomics-assisted breeding, seed system and capacity building in developing countries. He has made centrally important contributions towards improving food and nutrition security in India and several countries in Africa and Asia by assembling genomes, developing genomic resources and integrating genomic technologies in crop improvement programs in many tropical crops, and delivering several superior crop varieties to some of the world’s poorest farmers.
Prof. Varshney, a highly prolific author and Highly Cited Researcher for 9 consecutive years (2014-2022) in a row has published >500 papers in high impact factor journals including 20 papers in Nature journals. He has authored/edited >20 books published from international publishers like Springer, CRC Press, Wiley etc. Based on his publications, he has h-Index of >115 with >50,000 citations. He is the only agricultural/plant scientist in India, and the second plant biologist in Australia to achieve an h-index of >100 as per Google Scholar. He has been named as the Top Scientist in Agronomy & Crop Science category in the list of 250 Top Scientists in Australia by The Australian newspaper’s Research Magazine.
He is an elected fellow to about 10 science and agriculture academies/ societies in India, Germany, USA, etc. and recipient of several noted awards including the most coveted science award, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, the most prestigious agricultural science award, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award from Government of India, and 2022 International Crop Science Award by the Crop Science Society of America. It is noteworthy that ICRISAT won the 2021- Africa Food Prize for the outputs and impact of Tropical Legume projects, led by Prof Varshney as Principal Investigator for 7 years.