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Uttam Kumar

  • Ph.D.
  • Scientist
  • Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo
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Born in the farmers family and graduated in Agriculture sciences from Shamli, Uttar Pradesh. The post graduation was done from CCS University Meerut in Genetics and Plant breeding. Heaving done Ph.D. in Genetics and Plant breeding with specilization in Molecular marker and wheat improvement from BHU Varanasi, worked as post doc in IPK Gatersleben Germany for 3.5 years. Later on moved to TERI, New Delhi and worked for 3 years on wheat improvement. Currenty, working in CIMMYT, Mexico as Associate Scientist since January 2013.

Recent publications

  • Emerging findings in wheat to meet challenges caused by spot blotch and terminal heat stress in eastern parts of South Asia

    • Joshi A
    • Kumar U
    • Paliwal R
    • et al.
  • Spot blotch of wheat: Contribution of Banaras Hindu University

    • Ramesh Chand
    • Vinod Kumar Mishra
    • Uttam Kumar
    • et al.

Professional experience


Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo

January 2014 - Present

Associate Scientist

Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo

January 2013 - December 2013(a year)


TERI, New Delhi

April 2012 - November 2012(7 months)

Associate Fellow

TERI, New Delhi

November 2009 - March 2012(2 years)

Post Doctorate Scientist

IPK Gatersleben, Germany

January 2008 - November 2009(2 years)

DAAD-Leibniz Post Doc

IPK Gatersleben, Germany

June 2006 - December 2007(2 years)

Senior Research Fellow

Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi

September 2005 - April 2006(7 months)

Senior Research Fellow

BHU Varanasi

January 2003 - September 2005(3 years)



BHU, Varanasi

August 2001 - September 2005(4 years)


Co-authors (204)