Dr. Manish Kumar Vishwakarma is an Assistant breeder at BISA-CIMMYT, (Borlaug Institute for South Asia-CIMMYT-India) in Hybrid Wheat program; working in the development and improvement of wheat crop through application of Genomics and Molecular breeding tools and techniques. Prior to this, he has given his three-year services as a Visiting Scientist in Groundnut crop at ICRISAT. He received his M.Sc in Genetics and plant breeding at the Allahabad Agricultural Institute Deemed University, Naini, Allahabad in 2004 and Ph.D at Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi in 2013. He has published several articles in the field of Plant breeding, Molecular breeding, Trait mapping and Genomics. During P.hd he presented his research paper in Plant Genome Evolution 2013, Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 2013. In addition to this, he has also attended a one and half month training on Hybrid wheat at CIMMYT, Mexico in 2017. He is also serving as a member of the Editorial Board and reviewer for many scientific Journals.
Dr. Manish Kumar Vishwakarma research interests are in development of hybrid wheat with the help of Genomics tools as well as in Molecular breeding, trait mapping in wheat.