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Mr. Sarwar Azam
Scientist B
Email: sarwar[at]niab[dot]org[dot]in

Sarwar Azam received his M Tech degree in Computational and System Biology from Jawaharlal Nehru University in 2009. After spanning a short period at National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), he joined International Crop Research Center for the Semi-Arid Tropic (ICRISAT) in 2010 as Visiting Scientist (Bioinformatics). Later he continued his research in ICRISAT as Special Project Scientist in the field of computational genomics. He joined National Institute of Animal Biotechnology in November 2013 as scientist B.

  Sarwar Azam
Research Interests:

His research interest includes genome sequencing, gene expression and genome-wide association analysis to improve the genetic and productive efficiency of livestock. He is also keen to develop fundamental knowledge and bioinformatics tools to facilitate genomic studies in animal.

Selected Publications:
  • Varshney, R.K., Song, C., Saxena, R.K., Azam, S., et al. (2013) Draft genome sequence of chickpea (Cicer arietinum) provides a resource for trait improvement. Nature Biotechnology doi:10.1038/nbt.2491.

  • Varshney, R.K., Chen, W., Li, Y., Bharti, A.K., Saxena, R.K., Schlueter, J.A., Donoghue, M.T.A., Azam, S., et al. (2012) Draft genome sequence of pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan), an orphan legume crop of resource-poor farmers. Nature Biotechnology 30:83-89.

  • Azam, S., Thakur, V., Pradeep, R., et al.(2012) Coverage based consensus calling (CbCC) of short sequence reads and comparison of CbCC-results for the identification of SNPs in chickpea, a crop species without the reference genome. American Journal of Botany 99:186-192.

  • Kudapa*, H., Azam*, S., Sharpe A.G, et al. (2013) Comprehensive transcriptome assembly of chickpea (Cicer arietinum) using Sanger and Next Generation Sequencing platforms: Development and applications. PLoS ONE (Accepted, In press).

  • Gaur, R., Azam, S., Jeena, G., et al. (2012) High-throughput SNP discovery and genotyping for constructing a saturated linkage map of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). DNA Research doi:10.1093/dnares/dss018.

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Last updated date: January 08, 2014
Mission & Vision

Mission: Development of sustainable and  globally competitive livestock industry through innovative technology.

Vision: To demonstrate excellence in promoting and commercializing leads in biotechnology and to produce globally competitive livestock products, pharmaceuticals and biologicals for animal health care.

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