Dr. Atmakuri Ramakrishna Rao

Born in Cuttack, Odisha, India on 15 January 1968. Educated at City High School, Berhampur, 1978-83; Khallikote College, Berhampur University, Berhampur, 1983-85; College of Agriculture, OUAT, Bhubaneswar, 1986-90; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1991-1997; B.Sc. 1990; M.Sc. 1993; Ph.D. 1997; MCA during in-service from IGNOU, 2009-2012; Post Doc. Experience at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York during 2006-2007 and at University of Washington, Seattle during 2011.

Assistant Director General (ADG), Plan Implementation and Monitoring, ICAR HQs, Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi, 2020 to date

Scientist, 1997-2001; Scientist (Sr. Scale), 2001-2006; and Senior Scientist, 2006-2012; Principal Scientist, Centre for Agricultural Bioinformatics, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, New Delhi, 2012-20 and Professor (Bioinformatics), PG School, IARI, New Delhi, 2016-20.

Awards/Honours: DBT Overseas Associateship Award (Long Term) 2005-06, DBT, Government of India; ISAS Prof. P.V. Sukhatme Gold Medal Award, 2016; IARI Best Teacher Award in Higher Agricultural Education, 2018; ICAR Bharat Ratna Dr. C. Subramaniam Award for Outstanding Teachers, 2019; Member, Editorial Board, The Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding; Senior Editorial Board Member, Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group; Expert, DBT Task Force for Theoretical and Computational Biology 2016-18.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics, Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; Society for Applied Biotechnology

Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Agricultural Statistics, Statistical Genetics and Genomics

Address: ADG (PIM), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Room No. 111, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi 110001; H-125, DLF Capital Greens, 15, Shivaji Marg, New Delhi 110015; [Tel: Res. (011) 41011596, Cell: 9999422935; Email: ar.rao@icar.gov.in; rao.cshl.work@gmail.com]

Recognition Award 2019-2020