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TIGR2ESS: Transforming India's Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable food Supplies

A Global Challenges Research Fund project


Prior to starting as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in FP3 of the TIGR2ESS programme, Dr Mohammad Shamshad worked on the project breeding oilseeds for productivity, quality and stability of performance. He developed one of the sunflower hybrids for the famer community of the Punjab with 9% more oil content. His research focuses on the development and evaluation of high yielding cultivar for climatic resilience. During his doctorate, he developed the skill for high through phenotyping and genotyping in the Indo-UK project on Nitrogen use efficiency in wheat.

2019: PhD Plant Breeding and Genetics, Punjab Agricultural University, India, and University of Nottingham and University of Bristol, UK.
2012 - 2014: MSc Plant Breeding and Genetics, Punjab Agricultural university Ludhiana, India (2019).
2014: Agriculture Research Recruitment Board, NET Qualified.
2006 - 2010: BSc Hons. Agri., majoring as Plant Science from the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India.

Funding and awards
International Travel award INEW-2018 to UK at the University of Nottingham and University of Bristol, UK. 


I am a plant breeder, with a focus on development, evaluation, resistance development in wheat using genomics and molecular techniques. My research interest is integrating quantitative genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, statistics and high-throughput phenotyping to bridge the gap between phenotype and genotype. The primary research areas where I want to focus is a phenotypic evaluation of genotypes, characterization of alleles, and integration of high-throughput genomic/marker-assisted breeding. Identification and mapping of genomic regions (via linkage and association) with emphasis on abiotic and biotic stresses, and incorporation of genomic selection/predictions in cultivar and hybrid development using advanced genomic and phenotyping tools.


Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.
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