office Bearers

India Board Members to the Central Office

Prof. VS Bisaria


Dr. Virendra S Bisaria is a Professor at Department of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. Professor Bisaria’s research interests include Lignocellulose Bioconversion for Biofuels and Bioproducts, Bioinoculants, and Plant Cell Technology. Professor Bisaria is an Editor of Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, and is a Vice President of Asian Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB).

Prof. S. Dey

Vice President

Dr. Satyahari Dey is a Professor in Department of Biotechnology, IIT Kharagpur. Professor Dey’s R&D are in plant/microbial biotechnology concerning Bio-prospecting genes/molecules, Molecular profiling, Prebiotics; pro-/psychobiotics nutraceuticals bioproducts (important contributions- sandalwood (cyclosaplin), Growtek bioreactor, prebiotics (Thelebolan). Professor Dey is the recipient of Technology Day Invention Award. Professor Dey is Managing Director, STEP IIT Kharagpur; Deputy Secretary General, and Chair, Bioeconomy & Biobusiness, AFOB.

Prof. TK Maiti


Dr. Tapas Kumar Maiti is a Professor in Department of Biotechnology, IIT Kharagpur. Professor Maiti’s R&D interest spans isolation and characterization of anticancer and immunomodulatory biomolecules and tissue engineering matrices from natural sources. Currently, the focus of the laboratory is fabrication of in vivo-like organ models on microfluidic chips to study physiological phenomenon like vasculogenesis, autophagy and disease models.

Dr PS Bhattacharya

Steering Committee Member

Dr. Parthasarathi Bhattacharya, (M.Tech., Ph.D. -Biotechnology, IIT Kharagpur), Founder Director, Tierra Seed Science Pvt. Ltd. with two decades of R&D experience (Agricultural Biotechnology), built/managed corporate R&D, PPP projects, commercialized products/processes (Transgenics/Regulatory Assessment, Molecular/Mutation breeding). Received UNESCO Young Scientist Award (1992), Technology Day Award (NRDC, 2002); authored patents/copyrights, and 30 research papers He is in Governing Body, TIETS, IIT, Kharagpur.

Mr SS Das

Steering Committee Member

Mr. Shyam Shankar Das (M.Tech. Biotechnology and Engineering 1995) is Vice-President in Transgene Biotech Limited, Hyderabad. His prior assignments were in Dr. Reddy's Research Foundation; Themis Medicare, Sartorius India, Krebs Bio-chem and Praxair India. The expertise ranges from technology development, scale up and commercialization of different biologicals (immune-suppressant, anti-cholesterol, vitamin, and nutraceutical molecules), including participation in Overseas Technology Transfer.

Dr Goutam Ghosh

Steering Committee Member

Dr. Goutam Ghosh (PhD, IIT Delhi) is Senior Vice President, Vaccines & Biological research at Panacea Biotec Limited, and leading the development of a number of potential products including India’s first dengue and pneumococcal conjugate vaccines. Dr. Ghosh, a former World Bank Fellow, was instrumental in commercializing a few early stage innovations.

Dr. RP Gaikawari

Steering Committee Member

Dr. Raghavendra P Gaikaiwari (PhD- NCL, Pune) is the Founder Chairman and Managing Director of M/s Hi Tech Bio Laboratories (proprietory firm in 1994). The Company turned in to a public limited one (M/s Hi Tech BioSciences India Ltd) in 2007. The major activities are manufacturing and marketing of- -Bulk probiotics (human &farm animals) -Synerbac formulation for waste water -High value nutraceuticals and essential oil -Novel delivery for probiotics.

Prof. D Das

Steering Committee Member

Dr. Debabrata Das (PhD, IIT Delhi; PDF, Utah) is a Professor in Department of Biotechnology, IIT Kharagpur. He was MNRE Chair Professor. He published 2 books; 128 papers; 22 chapters (books) and in editorial board of 3 Journals and Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Biomass and Bioenergy. He received IAHE Akira Mitsue and BRSI Malaviya Memorial Awards for biohydrogen research.

Prof. AK Das

Steering Committee Member

Dr. Amit K Das is a Professor in Department of Biotechnology, IIT Kharagpur. His research on M. tuberculosis searching new lead molecules to combat XDR/MDR tuberculosis. Prof. Das is a structural biologist having R&D focus on fatty acid biosynthesis. His team solved the structures of two important enzymes, namely FabG4 and HadAB complex, involved in mycolic acid synthesis.

Prof. SK Ghosh

Steering Committee Member

Dr. Sudip K. Ghosh, Professor & Head, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, completed his Ph.D from Bose Institute, Kolkata and Post doctoral research from Harvard University School of Public Health. He has research interests in the area of Cell and Molecular biology of Protozoan parasite Entamoeba histolytica and E. invadens, Plant Molecular Biology and Drug Delivery.

Prof. AS Ghosh

Steering Committee Member

Dr. Anindya Sundar Ghosh (Ph. D. Bose Institute, Kolkata; PDF, ND, USA) is an Associate Professor in Department of Biotechnology, IIT Kharagpur. His major Research areas are in -a) Molecular Microbiology; b) Bacterial cell surface proteins; c) Biofilm and Antimicrobial chemotherapy; having achieved 51 Publications (International Journal & conference).

Prof. DK Mitra

Steering Committee Member

Dr. Dipendra K Mitra is a Professor in All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and is currently heading, Department of Transplant Immunology & Immunogenetics. He is an MD, Ph.D, trained in Stanford University Medical School. His area of research interest is transplant and immune deficiency patients. He serves as a member of several task force committees of DBT and ICMR.

Dr Rahul Roy

Steering Committee Member

Dr. Rahul Roy is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His lab leads an interdisciplinary research program that aims to innovate and engineer novel technologies to help understand and manage infectious diseases using single molecule detection, quantitative genomics and high-resolution imaging.

Prof. AK Ghosh


Dr. Ananta Kumar Ghosh (M.Sc., Ph.D. Calcutta University; PDF- USC, Harvard, Stanford, USA) is a Professor in Department of Biotechnology, IIT Kharagpur. Prof. Ghosh’s research interests are in molecular biology, recombinant protein production, antimicrobial peptides, silk proteins as biomaterials and hybridoma technology.

India Board Members to the Central Office

Vice President
V. S. Bisaria , Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Executive Board Members
Ashok Kumar , Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Satyahari Dey , Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Amulya Panda, National Institute of Immunology, India
Goutam Ghosh, Panacea Biotec
Sunil Khare, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Advisory Board Members Renu Swarup, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology Government of India
Anurag Rathore, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Rinti Banerjee, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
K J Mukherjee, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Anjali Karande, Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science
Rakesh Bhatnagar, Jawaharlal Nehru University
RP Gaikaiwari, Chairman & MD, HTBIL Pune
Amit Ghosh, Ex-Director, IMTECH
Akhilesh K Tyagi, National Institute of Plant Genome Research
Ajit Varma, Amity University