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Expert in Plant Breeding, Plant Genetics, Fertilizer Market, Seed Technology, Biotechnology, Farming Practices

Expert ID: 725834 Pakistan

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Expert has over the years been involved in agricultural research. He has a deep understanding on agricultural losses and significance of strong crop productions.

He has run a campaign on numerous ocassions to identify the agricultural losses and hazards caused by different calamities like floods, drought and salt etc

He has a deep research experience of working in lab. He has a strong molecular background and has published research papers on DNA fingerprinting and molecular markers.

He has a strong knowledge of fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides and their consequent effects on crops and environment.

He is currently serving as Director crop sciences and has deep knowledge of all the major staple crops of the region e.g Wheat, Maze, Rice, Sorghum, Millet, Sugercane,etc

Expert has been a research team memeber which has identified many genes for the nutritional enhancements in wheat, maze and rice etc.

Expert has tought many scientific subjects including Bioinformatics and has a deep understanding of gene expression especially in crops and plants.

Expert has PhD in Plant breeding and genetics and has a sound understanding of genetics in particular plant genetics

He has supervised research efforts which aimed at developing new crop varieties through anther culture. Disease eradication from crops remains the major significant achievement done through the tissue culture technique.

He has given helpul advices and consulted with different clients over the years.
He served for three months as a foreign consultant in International Center for Agricultural Research in the Expert Areas (ICARDA). His major role was to provide technical information to the farmers and scientists on using the proper germplasm and fertilizers for the specific crops.He has served as a consultant for FAO, Food and Agriculture organization. His major role was to formulate a crop calendar with all the necessary information for farmers and scientists e.g
1. sowing dates for the crops, 2. seeding rate, 3. fertilizer application etc.He has served as a consultant for CIMMYT which is an International organization for wheat and maize development. His major role was to help develop new varieties of wheat and maize, resistent to different biotic and abiotic stresses.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1991 Degree: PhD Subject: Agronomy, Plant breeding and Genetics Institution: Colorado State University, USA
Year: 1981 Degree: M.Sc Hons. Subject: Plant breeding and Genetics Institution: University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1976 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Director Department: Crop Sciences Responsibilities: Expert is responsible for conducting all the research activities pertaining to crop sciences. He has more than 30 years of research and development experience in Agronomy related services. He has a strong knowledge of farm management, seed technology and fertilizer market dynamics. He is extremely knowledgeable on seed research, farming practices in the world, marker assisted selection in crops, genetically modified crops and possible concerns pertaining to their use, energy crops for biofuels and plant biotechnology etc.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1990 to 1990 Country / Region: USA Summary: He has Six months experience of working with cooperative research project between Colorado State University and Anheuser-Busch, USA, for production of barley doubled haploids using anther culture and chromosome elimination techniques
Years: 1983 to 1983 Country / Region: Mexico Summary: He Completed practical and academic training in wheat breeding at International Wheat and Maize Improvement Center, (CIMMYT), Mexico, Feb - Oct 1983
Years: 1995 to 1995 Country / Region: Syria Summary: He Worked as Consultant with Cereal Germplasm Improvement Programme at International Center for Agri. Res. in the Expert Areas (ICARDA), Syria during May to Aug. 1995

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He is a Member Board of Studies (Plant Breeding and Genetics), University of Arid
Agriculture, Rawalpindi.
Expert is also a Member of various Federal and Provincial Research and Development Committees.
Professional Appointments
Director, Coordinator, Senior consultant etc.
Awards / Recognition
He Received an award for excellence from American Association for Advancement of Sciences (AAAS), USA, 1991
He Received PARSA award 2001.
He Received Grow More Wheat Award Presented by Prime Minister of Pakistan 2004-05
Publications and Patents Summary
He has more than 60 scientific publications, Edited a book on Agricultural Practices, Written chapters in numerous books.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has over the years provided useful and significant information to farmers, scientists, researchers and has consulted on different issues related to Agriculture and farming etc. He has been to many countries like USA, UK, India, Mexico, Syria etc.
Training / Seminars
He has delivered many seminars both in Pakistan and abroad. He has delivered seminars on Agricultural biotechnology, Plant breeding and genetics, Farming practices, fertilizer related issues, etc.
Vendor Selection
He has been involved in seed and fertilizer purchase and supplying.
Marketing Experience
Expert keeps abreast of industry and market issues, market trends, world agricultural organizations, latest technologies in the field etc.
Other Relevant Experience
He provides all the necessary details ranging from market dynamics to future trends.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English He has an excellent command on English reading writing and speaking.
Spanish He can speak Spanish.

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