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Dr. Jinu Jacob

Dr. Jinu Jacob

Discipline: Biotechnology | Designation: Scientist | At IIMR Since: 2014

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Academic Qualifications

Degree Institute / University Year of completion Subject(s) with major field

Ph.D. (Biochemistry)

IARI, New Delhi 2008 Biochemistry (major)
Molecular Biology and biotechnology (minor)
Genetics (Minor)
MSc (Biochemistry) IARI, New Delhi 2003 Biochemistry (major)
Molecular Biology and biotechnology (minor)
BSc (Agriculture) College of Horticulture,
Kerala Agricultural University, Trichur
2001 Agriculture and allied subjects

Employment Record & Experience (Starting from the present position)

Designation Organization Institution & place of posting Period
(years, months)
Scientist (Biotechnology) ICAR Indian Institute of Millets Research (IIMR) 2014 to till date  
UGC-Kothari post-doctoral fellow
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad Department of Plant sciences Jan, 2012 to December, 2013 1 year 11 months
Post-doctoral Research Associate University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois State, USA Department of Crop Sciences Feb, 2009 to Oct, 2010 1 year 8 months

Current responsibilities:

  • Characterizing finger millet-blast pathogen interaction
  • Understanding seedling heat tolerance in pearl millet

Recent 3 major contributions:


Recent awards and recognitions:

  • Best Paper Award for ‘Dry popping- An instant method for popping, molecular characterization in sorghum’. G Sangeeta, Jinu Jacob, G Shyam Prasad and KBRS Visarada in the International conference on emerging biotechnologies held at Warangal, India during 28-30 January, 2016.

Current collaborative activities:


Recent most significant publications:

  • Jacob J, Madhu P, Balakrishna D, Das I K (2019). Magnaporthegrisea infection modifies expression of anti-oxidant genes in finger millet. Journal of Plant Pathology. 101(1):129-134.
  • P Sanjana Reddy, Jinu Jacob (2018). Breeding strategy of pearl millet parental lines for drought stress. 1st national genetics congress on Genetics for sustainable food, health and nutrition security. December 14-16, ICAR-IARI, New Delhi.
  • Jacob J (2017) Cloning of a non-TIR NBS LRR type resistance gene analogue (RGA) from finger millet. International Journal of Agricultural Innovations and Research. 6(3): 529-532.
  • Hariprasanna K, Jacob J, Patroti P and Visarada KBRS (2017) Breeding strategies in foxtail millet. In Foxtail millet genome (ed. Manoj Prasad, Springer, ISSN 2199-4781) pp:53-62
  • Jinu Jacob, Mulpuri Sujatha, KS Varaprasad (2017) Screening of cultivated and wild Helianthus species reveals herbicide tolerance in wild sunflowers and allelic variation at Ahasl1 (Acetohydroxyacid synthase 1 large subunit) locus. Plant genetic resources; characterization and utilization. 15(5):421-429
  • G Sangeeta, Jinu Jacob, G Shyamaprasad and KBRS Visarada. “Dry popping- An instant method for popping, molecular characterization in sorghum” International conference on emerging biotechnologies, Warangal, India. 28-30 January, 2016.
  • Jinu Jacob, M Sujatha and K S Varaprasad, “Simple sequence repeat analysis of acetohydroxyacid synthase L1 locus reveals resistance to sulfonylurea and imidazolinone in Helianthus wild species’”, 25th Asian-Pacific weed science society conference on ‘weed science for sustainable agriculture, environment and biodiversity’, Hyderabad, India. 13-16 October, 2015.

Other professional activities:

  • Life member, Society for Millets Research, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • Member (2015 to 2017) of Asian-Pacific Weed Science Society (APWSS)

Dr. Jinu Jacob