ABDURAKHMONOV received his B.S. (1997) in biotechnology from the National University, M.S. in plant breeding (2001) from Texas A&M University of USA, PhD (2002) in molecular genetics, Doctor of Science (2009) in genetics, and full professorship (2011) in molecular genetics and molecular biotechnology from Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan. He founded (2012) and is currently leading the Center of Genomics and Bioinformatics of Uzbekistan. He serves as an associate editor/editorial board member of several international and national journals on plant sciences. He received Government award – 2010 chest badge “Sign of Uzbekistan”, 2010 TWAS prize, and "ICAC Cotton Researcher of the Year 2013" for his outstanding contribution to cotton genomics and biotechnology. He was elected as The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Fellow (2014) on Agricultural Science and as a co-chair/chair of “Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics” workgroup (2015) of International Cotton Genome Initiative (ICGI). He was elected (2017) as a member and Vice-president of Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan. He was appointed (2017) as a Minister of Innovative Development of Uzbekistan.