Dr. Gyanendra Pratap Singh
Specialization: Wheat phenotyping and evaluation
Part of the team that initiated evaluation and breeding of wheat varieties for resource conservation technologies by assessing the GXE interactions, root/shoot development, early crop establishment, vigour and thus developed selection criteria for different tillage options. (Annual Report 1998, 1999, 2000, DWR, Karnal; Annual Report 2011, 2012 & 2013, IARI, New Delhi). One of the first research scientist to implement International Wheat information system (IWIS) and Breeding Management Series (BMS), a database for incorporating a set of module, which is being used with accumulated data/breeders data with respect to molecular, phenotypic and pedigree information, thereby improving the efficiency of the crossing programme, selection evaluation and cultivar development. Co team leader in one of the first approach in the world in implementing the Molecular Assisted Recurrent Selection Programme in wheat for improving the drought and heat tolerance in wheat (Annual Report 2011, 2012 and 2013, GCP, CIMMYT, Mexico). Important member of the team that conceptualized, designed, executed and managed India’s first Controlled Environment Research Facility “Phonemics Facility” in 2012; and World’s first “Field Phonemics Facility” in 2012 (Annual Report, NICRA (2012)-ICAR-NRM).
Awards & Honours:
Awarded Malviya Gold Medal for standing first in B. Sc. (Hons.) ,Development of varieties-awarded Plaque of Honour in for developing 18 wheat varieties ,Best Paper Award in Hindi , Best poster award in 2nd International group Meeting on Wheat Technologies for warmer areas held at Agharkar Research Institute, Pune, India on September 23-26, 2002. , Best Poster award in National Seminar on Plant Genetic Research in Eastern and North Eastern India held at ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Barapani, Shillong from May 11-12, 2012
69 (Published papers in journals of international repute like Theoretical and Applied Genetics, Field Crop Research, Cereal Research Communications, African Journal of Plant Biotechnology, Food Research International and Australian Journal of Crop Sciences