Professor Rattan Yadav

Elected: 2024

Area(s): Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine & Mathematics

Specialist Subject(s): Crop Science, Genetics - Plant

Professor of Plant Genetics, Aberystwyth University

Professor Yadav’s research, over the last 30 years, has focussed on capturing and translating naturally occurring genetic variations present in crops’ germplasm for ‘public good’ outcomes. In partnership with researchers in south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, he has developed novel genetic and genomics resources, and has demonstrated their uses in efficient dissection and breeding of complex traits such as drought tolerance and grain nutritional traits in pearl millet varieties providing societal, economic, environmental and health impacts at a global scale.