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Dr. E.A. Siddiq

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Chairman

Indian Council of Agricultural Research
 
Background

Employment History

  • National Professor
    Indian Council of Agricultural Research
  • DDG and National Professor
    Indian Council of Agricultural Research
  • National Professor
    Directorate of Rice Research
  • Project Director
    Directorate of Rice Research
  • National Professor, Director
    Rice Research

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • doctoral degrees , cytogenetics
  • masters
  • bachelor's degree , botany
    Indian Agricultural Research Institute
12 Total References
Web References
Organizational Setup
www.drricar.org, 1 Oct 2012 [cached]
Dr. E.A. Siddiq; Former DDG (CS), ICAR, Chairman
Biotechnology Global Update (April 2001)
www.monsantoafrica.com, 22 May 2001 [cached]
The Retired ICAR Employees Association under Dr. E A Siddiq, National Professor, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), organised a panel discussion on "Adoption of Transgenic Crops – Constraints and Remedies" at Hyderabad recently.
The panel was moderated by a distinguished group of eminent scientists that included Dr. D Balasubramaniam, former Director of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad.They debated various interacting issues and felt that despite its benefits and promises, genetic engineering is viewed with suspicion.In spite of its potential, the adoption of transgenic crop varieties is slow in India.
The recommendations that emerged from the discussions are:
CENTRAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR JUTE & ALLIED FIBRES - Seminar
www.crijaf.org, 14 Feb 2004 [cached]
Dr. E.A. Siddiq, formerly DDG(CS) & National Professor, ICAR
Technology That Will Save Billions From Starvation
www.agbioworld.org, 25 Mar 2004 [cached]
in the future, said E.A. Siddiq, national professor, Directorate of
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To handle this situation, Prof. Siddiq suggested breeding strategies
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Prof. Siddiq attributed his achievements to
To: Kwanchai Gomez
www.cgiar.org, 9 Sept 1999 [cached]
Dr. Lene Lange Dr. Francisco Nemenzo Dr. Shigemi Akita Dr. Calvin O. Qualset Ms. Makiko Arima-Sakai Dr. Siene Saphangthong Dr. Ronald P. Cantrell Dr. Emanual A. S. Serrão Dr. E.A. Siddiq Ms. Angeline Saziso Kamba Dr. Jian Song
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E.A. SiddiqIndiaElected : 2000-2002Genetics, plant breeding
E.A. Siddiq is national professor at the Directorate of Rice Research in Hyderabad, India.He has extensive experience as a researcher in the fields of genetics and plant breeding and as a research administrator.He obtained his bachelor's degree in botany (1959) from Madras Universiy, and masters and doctoral degrees in cytogenetics (1964 and 1968, respectively) from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI).Dr. Siddiq began his career in 1968 as a cytogeneticist at IARI.From 1976 to 1983, he was senior scientist in the same institute.He spent 3 years in Egypt as a rice expert during his stint at the International Rice Research Institute (1983-86).He returned to IARI and was appointed professor of genetics (1986-87).In late 1987, he became project director at the Directorate of Rice Research (1987-94).He assumed the position of deputy director general (crop science) of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (1994-97).Dr. Siddiq was a recepient of the 1995 Norma Borlaug Award and was a fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and the National Academy of Sciences-India.His other awards include the Hari Om Ashram Trust National Awards for Genetics from ICAR (1975), the Vasvik National Award for Agricultural Research and Technology from the Vasvik Foundation (1981), the Shri Om Prakash Bhasin Award for Science and Technology (1994), the Amrik Singh Cheema Award for 1987-88, the Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award (1995), the silver jubilee memento awards from INSA (1997) and DRR (1990), and mementos from the governments of Tamil Nadu and Egypt for his contributions to rice research.His research in plant breeding for the last 3 1/2 decades contributed to the development and release of high-yielding dwarf basmati and nonbasmati varieties and hybrid rice, thereby boosting rice production in India.He was a member of various national and international societies and has published more than 180 research papers in reputable journals.
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