Dr. Manish Kumar Pandey

Born in Bhadauhan village of Fathepur district, Uttar Pradesh, India on 10 April, 1978. Educated B.Sc. Biology at Ewing Christian College of Allahabad University, Prayagraj, 1998; M.Sc. Genetics & Plant Breeding at Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (SHIATS), 2003; and Ph.D. Genetics at Osmania University (OU) and ICAR-Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR), Hyderabad, 2011.

Principal Scientist-Genomics, Prebreeding & Bioinformatics, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad, India

Technical Person/Senior 2004-2010, ICAR-Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR), Hyderabad; Post-Doctoral Fellow 2010-2013, ICRISAT, Hyderabad and University of Georgia, USA; Scientist 2013-2017, ICRISAT, Hyderabad; Senior Scientist, 2017-2021, ICRISAT, Hyderabad; Principal Scientist, 2021 to till date, ICRISAT, Hyderabad.

Awards/Honours: ICRISAT Service Award 2020 in appreciation of services rendered and contributions made to achieving ICRISAT’s mandate; ICRISAT Outstanding Partnership Award 2019-Genetic Gains for stablishing and strengthening collaborations with advanced/NARS institutes/organizations across the world and successfully developing reference genomes and conducting translational genomics research; ICRISAT Outstanding Scientific Award 2016 in Genetic Gains; ICRISAT Outstanding Partnership Award 2016-Genetic Gains; ICRISAT First Grant as Principal Investigator Award 2016 in Genetic Gains; ICRISAT Outstanding Scientific Award 2015 in Grain Legumes; ICRISAT Resource Mobilization Award 2014 -First Grant from a New Donor.

Fellow: Telangana Academy of Sciences (TAS), 2020; National Academy of Sciences-India (NASI), India, 2017

Research Areas: Crop genetics, genomics, biotechnology and genomics-assisted breeding

Address: Principal Scientist, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, Hyderabad 502324, Telangana; Flat 302, SS Aditya Apartment, Tellapur Road, Nallagandla, Hyderabad 500019, Telangana; [Tel: Off. 08455683430; Cell: 8790057150; Email: m.pandey@cgiar.org; manishgenetics@gmail.com]

NAAS Associate, 2017