Dr. Manoj Majee is a scientist at National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi. He obtained his Master’s degree (Botany) from Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, and Ph.D. in Plant Biology from Bose Institute/ Jadavpur University, Kolkata WB. He did his postdoctoral research at University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA. Currently, his group investigates a very important problem in Agriculture /Plant Science. His lab works on understanding the molecular and biochemical mechanisms and intricacies of seed viability during seed aging/ storage as well as plant survivability under stressful environments. He has done some outstanding work in dissecting the mechanisms that are involved in the maintenance of seed vigor and viability for prolonged periods of time. His lab reveals how different isoforms of a protein repairing enzyme PROTEIN L- ISOASPARTYL METHYLTRANSFERASE (PIMT) have evolved to play distinct roles in repairing isoAsp mediated protein damage in plants to play a key role in seed and plant survival particularly under stressful environments. His research work has been published in highly reputed Journals like PNAS, USA; JBC, New Phytologist; Plant Physiology; PCE; JXB; etc, and has had patents to his credit. He is the recipient of several awards including the S Ramachandran National Bioscience Award (2017-18) (DBT) and a fellow of NASI and WAST.