Award of recognition for leadership and contributions to peanut research

Dr Rajeev K Varshney with award of recognition for leadership and contributions to peanut research, during the 9th AAGB in Cordoba, Argentina. Photo: Dr Baozhu Guo.

Dr Rajeev K Varshney, Research Program Director, Genetic Gains, ICRISAT, was recognized and felicitated for his leadership in the development and application of genomic tools and pipelines that facilitate sequence-based breeding methods for improvement of Arachis cultivars. The award was presented by The Peanut Genome Consortium and the International Peanut Genome Initiative (IPGI) during the 9th Advances in Arachis through Genomics & Biotechnology (AAGB) meeting held in Cordoba, Argentina, during 14-17 March.

IPGI is a multinational group of crop geneticists with 39 scientists from 26 organizations in six countries engaged in the groundnut genome sequencing project.