Division of New Genetics


The Division of New Genetics is for harnessing the untapped potential of Mendelian genetics and biotechnologies including molecular breeding and transgenic and impart training in modern techniques of new genetics.


  • Development and adoption of rice technology, standardization of seed production technology and farmer’s participatory seed production
  • Breeding for Climate Smart Rice (CSR) utilizing marker assisted selection for resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses
  • Rice bio-fortification with iron, zinc and pro-vitamin A
  • Pre-breeding and participatory breeding for enhancing genetic efficiency and genetic diversity

Teaching program

Postgraduate Courses
Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Course CodeCourse TitleCreditsSemester
MBB-610*Fundamentals of Molecular Biology3L + 0 PI
MBB-611/GPP-605Introduction to Plant Tissue Culture2L + 1PI
MBB-612*Molecular Genetics of Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes2L + 2PI
MBB-613Industrial Biotechnology2L + 0PI
MBB-622**Principles of Genetic Engineering2L + 2PII
MBB-623Biology of Stress Tolerance in Plants3L + 0PII
MBB-624/GPP-615Plant Gene Expression And Regulation3L + 0PII
MBB-630Plant Molecular Genetics3L + 0PI
MBB-631*/GPP-624Development of Gene Concept3L + 0PI
MBB-632**/GPP-620Introduction To Molecular Plant Breeding2L + 1PI
MBB-633Bio-safety , IPR and Bioethics3L + 0PII
MBB-634Advances in Genetic Engineering3L + 0PII
MBB-635**Introductory Genomics And Bioinformatics2L + 1PII
MBB-691Seminar For M.Agr.Sc. (One)1I & II
MBB-692Seminar For Ph.D. (Two)1I & II
MBB-698Research For M.Agr.Sc.16
MBB-699Research For Ph.D.35

*Core Course at M.Agr.Sc.

** Core Course at Ph.D.

Minor Subjects: Genetics and Plant Breeding

Dr. Than Myint Htun
Head of Department
Ph.D, M.Agr.Sc, B.Agr.Sc
email: than12htun@gmail.com

Dr. Myint Aye
Associate Professor
PhD, University of the Philippines Los Baños
Plant Breeding, Plant Genetic Resources Conservation and Management, Crop Physiology, Crop Production and Management

email: myintaye@yau.edu.mm

Daw Aye Nyein Chan
Ph.D (Candidate), M.Agr.Sc, B.Agr.Sc
email: ayenyeinchan@yau.edu.mm