Professor & Canada Research Chair in Crop Quality, University of Saskatchewan
Ravindra Chibbar is a Professor & Canada Research Chair in Crop Quality at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada. He obtained his Ph.D. degrees from the Western University, London, Ontario, Canada and Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. His research employs molecular biological and genomics strategies to improve grain/seed quality and agronomic performance in cereal crops and grain legumes. In grain quality his focus is to improve carbohydrates in grains to diversify their utilization in food, feed and industrial applications. In crop performance he works to improve abiotic stress tolerance to develop ‘climate change resilient crops' to increase crop productivity under adverse environmental conditions. He has co-edited three books, co-invented three cereal biotechnology patents and 128 refereed research papers. He is elected fellow of the AACC International, St Paul, MN, USA and ICC, Vienna, Austria.