Muhammad Imtiaz obtained his PhD in Molecular Plant Breeding from Lincoln University, New Zealand, and joined CIMMYT’s Global Wheat Program in 2012. He works to catalyze wheat improvement research in Pakistan to increase the productivity of wheat using improved varieties and best management practices. He also collaborates with national wheat program scientists in training, germplasm development, testing, varietal release and dissemination through novel seed systems.
Before joining CIMMYT, Imtiaz worked in wheat and pulses research in Australia, the seed sector in Pakistan, and a leader based in ICARDA to serve national partners in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. He has developed and implemented several multidisciplinary international and regional projects in Africa and Asia to address productivity constraints facing wheat and legume production to achieve food and nutrition security. He has co-authored more than 100 research publications.