Dr Shabir Wani
(Joint Secretary (Asia))
Dr Shabir Wani
(Joint Secretary (Asia))

Dr. Shabir Hussain Wani is Assistant Professor (Senior Scale) cum Scientist, Genetics and Plant Breeding at Mountain Research Centre for Field Crops, Khudwani, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Srinagar J&K, India. He received Ph.D. degree in Plant breeding and Genetics on Transgenic rice for abiotic stress tolerance from Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana, India. He joined Krishi Vigyan Kendra (Farm Science Centre) as program coordinator (i/c) at Senapati, Manipur, India. He has published more than 200 papers/chapters in journals and books of international and national repute besides teaching UG/PG classes. He was Guest Editor and Reviews Editor for the journal Frontier in Plant Science (2015-2018). He edited several books on current topics in crop improvement for abiotic stress tolerance published by Springer Nature and CRC press USA. His Ph.D. research fetched first prize in the North Zone Competition, at national level, in India during 2009. Dr Wani was the recipient of Young Scientist Award (Agriculture)-2015 from Society for Plant Research, India and also served as visiting Scientist, Department of Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University, USA under the UGC Raman Post-Doctoral Fellowship programme during 2016-17. He was elected as Fellow of Linnean Society of London 2017. Recently Dr Wani was felicitated with Award for Excellence in Research 2020 from Novel Research Academy, Puducherry, India. Currently, he is in charge of Wheat improvement programme at MRCFC Khudwani SKAUST Kashmir under the ICAR-All India Coordinated Improvement Project on Wheat and Barley.