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Mr. Sam Pitroda, Chairman

Sam Pitroda is an internationally respected development thinker, policy maker, telecom inventor and entrepreneur, who spent over four decades in Information and Communications Technology. Read More

Mr. Arun Maira

Arun Maira was appointed a Member of the Planning Commission in the Government of India in 2009. Read More

Dr. K. Kasturirangan

For over nine years until 2003, Dr. Kasturirangan steered the Indian Space programme as Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Read More

Dr. Ramesh Mashelkar

Dr. R.A. Mashelkar, CSIR Bhatnagar Fellow, is presently also the President of Global Research Alliance, a network of publicly funded R&D institutes from Asia-Pacific, Europe and USA with over 60,000 Read More

Mr. Kiran Karnik

Kiran Karnik held the office of President of NASSCOM, the premier trade body for the IT software and services industry in India, till 2008. Read More

Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty

Dr. Devi Shetty is a renowned cardiac surgeon and his team has pioneered neo-natal cardiac surgery. Read More

Mr. R. Gopalakrishnan

R. Gopalakrishnan has worked for thirty one years in Hindustan Unilever, and for twelve years in Tata. Read More

Ms. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

A successful technocrat of global standing, Ms. Shaw heads India Read More

Mr. Shekhar Kapur

Shekhar Kapur is considered one of India’s most visionary film directors. Read More

Mr. Saurabh Srivastava

Saurabh Srivastava, Chairman of CA Technologies, India, is one of India Read More

Dr. Anil K. Gupta

Presently, Dr. Gupta is a Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and Visiting Professor of Innovation Management in Emerging Markets, European Business School, Berlin. Read More

Dr. Sujatha Ramdorai

Sujatha Ramdorai is Professor at the School of Mathematics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). She has been with TIFR since 1985. Read More

Mr. Chandrajit Banerjee

Mr Banerjee has held several senior posts with the CII for twenty two years (in all four regions of CII). He has been the Director General of CII since 2008. Read More

Dr. Samir Brahmachari

Dr. Samir K. Brahmachari Ph.D., former Professor, IISc, Bangalore; Founder-Director, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, (CSIR) Delh. Read More

Dr. Sanjay Dhande

Dr. Sanjay Govind Dhande has been the Director of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur since 2001. He was the Founder Director of PDPM Indian Institute of Information Technology Design & Read More

Mr. Sam Pitroda, Chairman Mr. Arun Maira Dr. K. Kasturirangan Dr. Ramesh Mashelkar Mr. Kiran Karnik Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty Mr. R. Gopalakrishnan Ms. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw Mr. Shekhar Kapur Mr. Saurabh Srivastava Dr. Anil K. Gupta Dr. Sujatha Ramdorai Mr. Chandrajit Banerjee Dr. Samir Brahmachari Dr. Sanjay Dhande

Dr. Samir Brahmachari

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Dr. Samir K. Brahmachari Ph.D., former Professor, IISc, Bangalore; Founder-Director, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, (CSIR) Delhi; is currently the Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

He is recognised internationally for his contribution in proposing and elucidating the functional and structural significance of repetitive sequences in genomes and its significance in neuro-psychiatric disorders. He pioneered the functional genomics initiative in India and also led the Indian Genome Variation Consortium project as the Director, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, CSIR, which created a new national resource: the genetic profile of the people of India. He is a mentor of the Open Source Drug Discovery (OSDD) project for infectious diseases, a CSIR-led team-India consortium with global partnership. He is also a member of the expert group on Human Rights and Biotechnology Commission of United Nations.

He conceptualised Genomed as the first-of-its-kind knowledge alliance in India between a government Institute and a private pharmaceutical company. He has also been instrumental in establishing The Centre for Genomic Application (TCGA). He initiated the creation of the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) by leveraging the infrastructure and scientific strength of CSIR. He is a member of the Human Genome Organisation (HUGO) Council and the Advisory Board of the X Prize in Genomics. He is a Fellow of all the four national Academies of S&T and Engineering in India. He has received several awards and honours which includes the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Biological Sciences, CSIR 1990.
 

Dr. Samir Brahmachari on Indian Innovations



 
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