Secretary ISTRC

Ranjana Bhattacharjee
Senior Scientist
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
PMB 5320, Oyo Road
Ibadan, Nigeria
Mob: +234 7031982887
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Ranjana Bhattacharjee is PhD in Genetics and Plant Breeding and currently working as a Senior Scientist/Molecular Geneticist at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria for the past ten years. Prior to that, she was a Senior Scientist, Pearl Millet Breeding at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics for two years undertaking pearl millet breeding using conventional and molecular techniques. She has over 12 years of experience working in two CGIAR institutes on diverse crops including pearl millet, cassava, yams and cocoa.

In the current position, Dr. Bhattacharjee is responsible for supervising research projects in yams and cacao involving molecular characterization using DNA markers, linkage mapping, QTL analysis, association mapping and genome-wide association studies. She has been involved in various collaborative projects between IITA, USDA-ARS, USAID, MARS and national programs in West and Central Africa for yam and cocoa molecular breeding. Her professional background in molecular breeding and statistical biometrics has resulted in several publications.