Ibrokhim Y. Abdurakhmonov received his B.S. Degree (1997) in biotechnology from the National University of Uzbekistan, and received M.S. Degree in plant breeding (2001) from Texas A&M University, Texas, USA. He received his PhD degree (2002) in molecular genetics, , Doctor of Science degree (2009) in genetics and full professorship (2011) in molecular genetics and molecular biotechnology area from the Institute of Genetics and Plant Experimental Biology, Academy of Uzbek Sciences, Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He is a founder and director of the Center of Genomics and Bioinformatics, Uzbekistan. His research areas include plant genomics, marker-assisted selection, transgenomics, proteomics and bioinformatics. Prof. Abdurakhmonov currently serves as associate editors in several international scientific journals on plant sciences. He is a member of executive board of International Cotton Researchers Association (ICRA), USA. He has received 2010 TWAS prize in agriculture, Uzbekistan government award “Mark of Uzbekistan” in 2010, and ICAC Cotton Researcher of the Year 2013.