Dr. Muhammad Tehseen Azhar works as an Associate Professor at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Bahauddin
Zakariya University Multan-Pakistan, where his primary responsibility is teaching to graduate and post-graduate classes. Additionally,
his focus is on the screening and development of segregating population resulting in the development of several bulks of cotton
with more yield and fibre traits. Dr. Azhar has specific interest in the development of cotton germplasm having tolerance
to biotic and abiotic stresses. Being a Borlaug Alumnus, he worked with various cotton geneticists; namely, Dr. Richard Percy,
Dr. Lori L. Hinze and Dr. James Frelichowski during a Norman E. Borlaug Fellowship at Texas A&M University and USDA-ARS, USA.
Dr. Azhar is also an Endeavour Alumnus and was appointed as an Adjunct Lecturer at the School of Plant Biology, UWA. Recently,
he was appointed as an Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Agriculture Sciences, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China.
In addition, Dr. Azhar was appointed as a Chair of Germplasm and Genetic Stock in International Cotton Genome Initiative (ICGI).
Shabir Hussain Wani is Scientist cum Assistant Professor at Shere-e- Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
of Kashmir where his research focuses on plant breeding and genetics/plant biotechnology.
Included among his
Fellow of the Linnean Society of London-2017
YOUNG SCIENTIST Award (2017), Indian Ecological
Society Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana.
Young Scientist of the Year 2016, International foundation for
Environment and Ecology Kolkata India.
YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARD - 2016, Society for Advancement of Human and Nature
(SADHNA) YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry
YOUNG SCIENTIST Award (2015), Society for Plant Research,
YOUNG SCIENTIST Award (2009), Society for Promotion of Plant Science Research. Jaipur National
FELLOW OF SOCIETY FOR PLANT RESEARCH AWARD - 2011-12