Dr. Vinod K Paul
Dr. Vinod Paul served on the faculty of the Department of Paediatrics, All India Institute of
Medical Sciences, New Delhi, from 1985 to 2020, and was Head of the Department for nearly
a decade. He is a globally recognised medical scientist and a public health exponent.
Government of India appointed Dr. Paul as a Member of the National Institution for Transforming India, the NITI Aayog, in August 2017 where he leads the Health, Nutrition and HRD verticals. He has played a pivotal role in formulating the Ayushman Bharat-PMJAY, the Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centre Scheme and POSHAN Abhiyaan.
Prof. Paul also served as the Chairman of The Board of Governors in supersession of the Medical Council of India in 2018-20. This tenure was recognised for a record increase in undergraduate and postgraduate medical seats and introduction of telemedicine guidelines, district residency scheme and a plethora of other reforms.
Egon Amann, Germany
Egon Amann is currently an independent consultant in Life Sciences and Quality Management Systems. He is Professor Emeritus of the University of Applied Sciences in Hamm-Lippstadt, Germany. There he was Head (Dean) of the Master Studies “Biomedical Management and Marketing”. He still lectures in Quality Assurance and Product Legislation, Quality- and Risk- Management, in Synthetic- and Molecular Biology, and in Clinical Chemistry.
Prior to his current posts, he was an Honorary Professor in Molecular Biology and Genetics at Philipps University in Marburg, Germany.
Egon has long-time experience in industrial pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries. He was executive employee with Behring Werke AG, Dade Behring Diagnostics, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, and Hoechst AG in Germany. He spent many years in human vaccine and human plasma protein R&D and in diagnostic assays development in Germany, Japan and the US.
He developed diagnostics tests (tumor markers, serology, infectious diseases) for several instrument lines, including OPUS, BNII and Behring ELISA processors. He held positions with increasing responsibilities (Program Director, Senior Director) in R&D, Business Development, Technology Scouting, Strategic Planning and Quality Management.
Egon has 18 patents granted and > 80 peer-reviewed publications, and several book chapters in the areas listed above.
Egon is currently Co-Chair of the IFCC TF-GLQ (Task Force on Global Lab Quality). Previous IFCC assignments were Chair of the Working Group DQCML (Developing Quality Competence in Medical Laboratories) and Chair of C-AQ (Committee on Analytical Quality).
Prof.. Maurizio Ferrari
Dr. Bernard Gouget, France
Dr. Bernard Gouget,Ph.D. is assistant Professor at the University Hospital in Paris Descartes. He also is a Counsellor for public health at the Fédération Hospitalière de France where he is responsible for monitoring national programmes involving the growing challenges facing public hospitals and the health and safety of the patient. He also has served as a Project Manager for pharmaceutical and medical expertise. Dr. Gouget has also served as a member of the steering committee in charge of the French reform of the medical laboratories, an expert in medical biology for the European Union at the Ministry of health level, and as a member of the COFRAC-WG charged with writing the Rules of Accreditation for medical laboratories.
Other positions include serving as Mission Coordinator at the Medical Policy Directorate, Manager of Laboratory Projects at the National Centre for Hospital Expertise (CNEH), as Deputy Director of the clinical laboratory at general hospitals, and Section Head of the emergency laboratory at the Necker Children University Hospital in Paris.
Dr. Alexander Haliassos, Greece
Dr. Alexander Haliassos is currently the President and CEO of DIAMEDICA, a Greek reference laboratory specialized in Prenatal Diagnostics based in Athens since 2006. He also acts as Scientific Director of the Greek External Quality Assessment Scheme in Laboratory Medicine (ESEAP), a non-profit organization established by the Greek Ministry of Health as a spin-off of the Greek Society of Clinical Chemistry-Clinical biochemistry (GSCC-CB).
Dr. Endang Hoyaranda
Dr. Jawahar (Jay) Kalra, Canada
Dr. Jay Kalra, an educator, researcher, and quality health care advocate, is a Professor of Pathology in the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan and has served as Head of the Department of Pathology (1991-2000) and Head of the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Saskatoon District Health (1994-2000). Dr. Kalra received his Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Biochemistry and Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's. After finishing his internship in St. John's he completed his residency training for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Specialty in Ottawa to receive Certification in Medical Biochemistry from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC), the Canadian Academy of Health Science (FCAHS), and an Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, UK.
Dr. Ramy S. H. Assaad Khalil, Egypt
MBChB, MSc, MD,PhD, MRCP-UK, SCE Endocrinology & Diabetes-Royal College of Physicians (UK), European Board of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism (EBEDM), Collegiate Member of The Royal College of Physicians, London , Lecturer of Chemical Pathology, Medical Research Institute– Alexandria University
Dr. Qing H. Meng, USA
Dr. Qing Meng is Professor and the Section Chief of Clinical Chemistry in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He also serves as Director of Clinical Chemistry Postdoctoral Training Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Currently he is the Chair of AACC Tumor Markers and Cancer Diagnostics, AACC Academy Council member, Commissioner on the Commission on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry (ComACC), Chair of AACC Global Lab Quality Initiative (GLQI) Asia Pacific Working Group (APWG), Co-Chair of IFCC Task Force on Global Lab Quality, and WHO IVD Consultant.
Dr. Rajesh Sharma, USA
Scientific Director, Biochemical Genetics,Quest Diagnostics, USA
Prof. Ken Sikaris, Australia
Prof. Ken Sikaris received his science and medical degrees at Melbourne University before training as a chemical pathologist at several university teaching hospitals. For thirty year he has worked in the busy private laboratories for all of Australia’s largest pathology companies. He is currently Director of Chemical Pathology at Melbourne Pathology and is also Director of Clinical Support Systems for Sonic Healthcare.
A/Prof. Sikaris held numerous national and international committee positions including Chair of the Australasian RCPAQAP external quality assurance program and the Chair of the IFCC Committee on Analytical Quality. He is currently on the IFCC Committee on Reference Intervals and Decision Limits as well as the Taskforce on Global Reference Interval Database. Ken has published widely and has hundreds of abstracts at national and international scientific meetings.
Dr Sikaris is a laboratory assessor (ISO15189) and an examiner for the RCPA and AACB in Australia. He is an associate of the Pathology Department at Melbourne University and lectures both undergraduates and postgraduate students. He has lectured across the globe both in person and virtually.
Dr Anil Srivastava, USA
Anil Srivastava as head of Open Health Systems Laboratory (OHSL) located on the JHU Montgomery County Campus as US National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Rockville, MD, leads the ICKA: International Cancer Knowledge Alliance and ICTBioMed: International Consortium for Technology in Biomedicine beside serving as Special Volunteer, Radiation Research Program (RRP) and Member, Quantitive Imaging Network (QIN) International Liaison Committee at NCI. In the past he has worked as international program coordinator with NCI’s Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (NCI CBIIT) where he led the IUCRG: Indo-US Cancer Research Grid initiative which led to the creation of the National Cancer Grid in India.
Dr. Shabbir Syed-Abdul, Taiwan
Prof. Shabbir Syed-Abdul, is a strong health informatics research professional with expertise in artificial intelligence and wearable internet of things in healthcare. Currently, he holds tenure track full Professor position at the Graduate Institute of Biomedical Informatics, a leading researcher, and a principal investigator at the International Center for Health Information Technology, at Taipei Medical University (TMU) Taipei, Taiwan. He has been an educator for MOOCs on FutureLearn since 2015 with about five MOOCs with more than 36k learners’ enrollment in his MOOCs. Prof. Shabbir have been actively involved in investigating Infodemics and on the role of social media in Health research at the social media Working Group IMIA (International Medical Informatics Association). he is also a member of the Asia-Pacific Association for Medical Informatics (APAMI) Scientific Program Committee. He has participated in the WHO and ITU initiated Focus group on AI for Health (FG-AI4H group).
Prof. Sedef Yenice, USA
Experienced Full Professor with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Medical Laboratory Devices, Lab and Hospital Quality Management, Cancer Research, Autoantibodies, and Hematology. Strong education professional with training focused on Executive Business Management from the University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business. Highly skilled in Leadership, management in international laboratory medicine teaching and practice.
Dr. S Arulselvi
Professor, Laboratory Medicine, JPNATC, AIIMS
Job Responsibility: Haematology, Biochemistry, Histopathology sections of Lab Medicine & Faculty In Charge of Blood Bank, JPNATC, AIIMS
Associate Editor to Journal of Laboratory Physicians (JLP)
Reviewer: of Indian Journal of orthopedics, British Journal of Research notes, Journal of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, Diagnostic pathology (open access), BMC neurology, International journal of laboratory hematology, International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science, JETS, Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research etc
Dr. Sunita Aggarwal
Qualification: MD, FACP, FICP, FIACM,FIMSA
Director Professor, MAMC
Incharge Haematology clinic, LNH Delhi
Principal Investigator in Multicentric International Clinical Trials
Publications in peer reviewed indexed Journals
Dr. Sourav Banerjee
NBRC - Works on epigenetics on learning and memory
Position: Scientist VI
Affiliation: National Brain Research Centre, Manesar
Research Interest: Non-coding RNAs in development and functions of neuronal connectivity
Award: Ramalingaswami Fellowship from DBT
Dr. Reeta Bansiwal
A medical teacher and life member of IFS society and FOGSI
Received award for highest Tubal ligations done in the population week 2014 from south block of Delhi.
Received 2nd prize in Quiz of ALS/BLS training held at VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, Anaesthesia Department.
Award or best oral Paper in International conference on critical obstetrics care 2016, New Delhi
Received best paper award at NARCHI conference 2018
Won best paper award at IFS world congress 2021
Helped in WHO project of still birth registry as a nodal officer which is running in 10 hospitals of Delhi, Safdarjung being the nodal centre.
Started “NEEV” preconception and premarital counselling clinic at Safdarjung hospital.
Dr. Ajay Kumar Baranwal
Current Designation : Prof & Head, Dept of Immunohematology & Blood Transfusion
Hospital/Institution : Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India
Credentials: MD (Path) PhD
10 years of experience in the field of Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics
20 publications and 06 chapters in books and has an e-book publication titled ‘Antibody Repertoire and Graft Outcome Following Solid Organ Transplantation’
Life member of ISHI (Indian Society of Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics)
Bursary award for Congress of Asian Society of Transplantation 2013 & Travel Award by Chinese society of Immunology 2014
Dr. Ullas Batra
Dr. Batra is one of the leading medical oncologists in the country. He has completed his oncology training from the coveted Kidwai Memorial Institute. An empathetic doctor, a people person, is also an avid lung cancer researcher with many national and international publications to his credit. A great mentor for oncologists in training, he has been among the most invited faculties in both reputed national and international conferences. Not only therapy, but he is inclined towards lung cancer diagnostics with a keen interest in molecular diagnostics. He has recently been awarded the International Innovation Grant 2021 from American Society of Clinical Oncology. In this era of molecular and precision medicine, Dr. Batra hopes and thrives for a cure for lung cancer. He has over 100 publications in journals of national and international repute.
Dr. Jayeeta Bhadra
MBBS, MD (Biochemistry), DNB (Biochemistry),MNAMS
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi
Experience:10 years of experience in teaching, research and diagnostics in the field of Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry.
Dr. Rohini Bhadre
Dr. Bhadre is a GSMC -FAIMER Fellow 2009, ACME 2015. She is a postgraduate Teacher and PhD guide and also a faculty for the MEU India. Dr Rohini is passionate about teaching and uses innovative methods.
Dr Rohini is the Maharashtra State representative of Association of Clinical Biochemists of India for the past 10 years.
Dr Bhadre was awarded the long term Research Grant by MUHS for a research related to Cystatin C
She has many International & National Publications to her credit.
Dr. Souvik Chakravarty
Dr. Souvik Chakravarty completed his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee in the year 2017, after which, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Notre Dame for two years and at the University of British Columbia for 04 months. In May 2020, he joined the Department of Applied Mechanics at IIT Delhi and leads the CSCCM. He is also a joint faculty at School of Artificial Intelligence, IIT Delhi.
Dr. Anand Chellappan
Assistant Professor & In-charge,Nephrology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Asia pacific society of Nephrology-Hongkong society of Nephrology CME course grant recipient 2018
Torrent Young Scholar Award (TYSA), Nephrology, Finalist (2018)
Dr. Sucheta Dandekar
Dr. Sucheta Dandekar, formerly, Professor & Head of the Department of Biochemistry at the Seth G.S. Medical College & K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai, is presently Professor of Biochemistry and medical education at Era's Lucknow Medical College, Lucknow. She is also adjunct faculty, Manipal Academy of Health Education.
A prolific writer, she has to her credit a number of books and publications in National and International Journals. Sucheta is global faculty at the International FAIMER Institute, Philadelphia. Dr. Dandekar is an active member of the GSMC- FAIMER and PSG – FAIMER regional institutes.
Dr. Dandekar is recipient of the Seth G. S. Medical College & K.E.M. Hospital Oration and the Awadesh Saran oration awards. She received the University of Mumbai Oration in Biochemistry. Dr Dandekar was given the Best Teacher Award by the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences. She is past president of the Association of Clinical Biochemists of India.
She has presented her research work at a number of national and international conferences.
A FAIMER, Philadelphia 2010 fellow, she was awarded the International Fellowship in Medical Education (IFME) and received the Master’s in Health Profession Education (MHPE) , Keele University, U.K.
Dr.Rajni Dawar, is a Professor of biochemistry at VMMC & Safdarjung hospital,delhi.She has more than 15 years of experience as a medical teacher and researcher. She completed her undergraduate and postgraduate degree(MD Biochemistry) from Lady Hardinge Medical College.
She has published more than 30 original research papers in reputed national and international journals. She has has received numerous awards, to name a fewTravel award (500USD) in 12th Asia Pacific Congress of Clinical Chemistry in Seoul, south Korea, Sri Venkateshwara Cardiac Research award (ISAR 2010), Pitabus Jamuna Burma Memorial Award (2012,Ranchi), AFMC Award for standing First in Annual Biochemistry Quiz in Conference of Association of Clinical Biochemists in India(2012,Ranchi) etc. She has been invited to present her work internationally in countries like Spain (IFCC ,APFCB,2019 spain)for which grant from MoHFw was given(1 Lakh)
She is well trained in molecular biology techniques,ISO 15189:2012(TA biochemistry,NABL),Hospityal Management (NIHFW),Hormone assays and medical education(NITTR) .Her areas of interest are genetics of atherosclerosis,lipid parameters,lifestyle diseaseslead toxicity,lab ,neutigenomics,Accreditation,oncology, newborn screening and male infertility to name a few.
Dr. R. DHANANJAYAN
M.Sc., M.Phil., M.Sc. (Medicine, Dr. NTRUHS), Ph.D. (Medicine, NIMS,
Hyderabad), Dip. in Psychological Counselling, MBA (HM)
Various levels as Professor, Associate Professor, Asst. Professor, Lecturer, Tutor, Tutor cum PG at different Medical Colleges and Institutions, i.e., Apollo Hospitals Education and Research Foundation (AHERF), PES Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (PESIMSR), ACS Medical College and Hospitals (ACSMCH), Sakshi Medical College and Hospitals (SMCH), Thai Moogambigal Dental College (TMDC), Apollo Institute of Hospital Management and Allied Sciences (AIHMAS) and Apollo College of Nursing (ACON) and Apollo Hospital Education and Research Foundation (AHERF).
Dr. Kinjalka Ghosh
Working as Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry. Tata Memorial Hospital.
Trained in Translational Cancer Medicine in King’s College, London.
Worked as Asst Professor, Clinical Biochemistry, Seth G.S. Medical college & KEM Hospital
Trained as an Internal Auditor by NABL.
He has over 30 Publications in various peer reviewed National and international Journals.
Dr. Sourabh Ghosh
Our laboratory's research interest is to investigate at the interface between fundamental and applied research, by combining the principles of Textile Technology and Tissue Engineering:
(i) to develop novel engineering solutions for complex clinical diseases,
(ii) to gain better qualitative and quantitative understanding of the tissue microenvironmental conditions fundamental for tissue developments and pathogenesis.
Institute Chair Professor (1st January 2019 onwards)
Outstanding Young Faculty Fellowship: Kusuma Trust IIT Delhi, 2008-2012
MAHE award: Society of Biomaterials and Artificial Organs, 2012
3D Printing World award, 2017- Innovator in Tissue Engineering services of the year (Trinity Media, Mumbai)
Dr. Nimesh Gupta
Dr. Nimesh is heading the Vaccine Immunology Laboratory at the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi. Dr. Nimesh is a virologist and immunologist by training.
His team works in the area of virus immunology, and the programs are at the interface of fundamental and translational immunology.
Major focus is to understand the biology of T cells, mainly Tfh cells, in the long-lasting protective immunity after vaccination or virus infection in human.
Dr Nimesh received several awards from prominent international societies for his significant and novel contribution in the field of T-cell immunology like European Federation of Immunological Societies, the American Association of Immunologist, the Martin Villar haemostasis global award and the Fellow of Merieux foundation, France.
Dr. Preeti Jain
Dr. Preeti Jain presently (MBBS, MD, DNB) is Professor in the Department of Physiology at Maulana Azad Medical College & Associated LNH, GB Pant Hospital & GNEC, New Delhi. Prior to joining MAMC, she has also worked in LHMC, New Delhi as a faculty.
She has a teaching experience of more than 20 years and has been actively involved in development of quality medical education and curriculum as member of Board of Studies, Courses committee of Delhi University. She has played a key role in implementing CBME curriculum in her Institute as member of Institutional Curriculum committee of Phase 1.
She has also been a member of expert committee of various prestigious bodies and Universities like NBE, ICMR, AIIMS Delhi and Rishikesh, KGMU, Faridkot University, CGS IP University etc. Dr. Preeti is involved in a number of research activities especially in the field pertaining to - Exercise and Sports physiology, NeuroPsycho-physiology, Lifestyle interventions and Cognition She has published many papers in various National and International Journals as well as, presented papers in National and International conferences. She has also contributed a Chapter in Principles of Pediatric Neonatal emergencies as a coauthor.
She is a member of Editorial board of MAMC Journal of Medical Science. She has also been member of PG Research cell of her Institute. She has been reviewing articles and projects for various reputed organizations and journals including, ICMR (STS) and IJPP.
Dr. Lalit Kant
Dr. Lalit Kant is presently Senior Adviser at Ashoka University. He has served the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for 25 years where he was also Head of the Division of Epidemiology & Communicable Diseases. He has been a Consultant to international agencies, including the UK's Department for International Development, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, World Health Organization. At the Public Health Foundation of India, he taught and mentored Master of Public Health students. He was Deputy Director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Dr. Kant is an infectious disease epidemiologist, trained at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University in London. He earned graduation (MBBS) and postgraduate degree (MD) in Preventive & Social Medicine from Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi.
Dr. Pankaj Johri
Shri Pankaj Johri is Director, NABL and Head of the Medical Vertical for Accreditation of Medical testing laboratories as per ISO 15189, Medical Entry Level Laboratories Recognition program, International Accreditation and Medical Device testing Accreditation program. He has developed accreditation schemes of Diagnostic Radiology X-Ray equipment QA agencies accreditation, Medical Imaging Accreditation and Software & IT Testing Accreditation. He also headed the group responsible for NABL Assessor Training programs.
He is a Chemical Engineer and having Masters in Environment Engineering from JMI, Delhi and PG Diploma in Foreign Trade Management from IIEM, Kolkata. He has trainings and certifications in Laboratory Quality Management System, Radiological safety and Nuclear Waste Management System and Assessor training in ISO 15189- ‘Medical laboratories- requirements for quality and competence’ and ISO/IEC 17025-‘General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories’. He also has training in ISO/IEC 17025:2017 from APAC/ ILAC. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the fields of laboratory quality management system, conformity assessment, Radiopharmaceuticals Development and Radiological safety. He has several research publications in radiopharmaceuticals. He has also been an Expert Member of CDSCO, Govt of India team for international Assessment of radiopharmaceuticals & isotope Production facility for Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran. He is also a member of BIS technical committee on health Informatics, , ICMR- MDMS Expert group on Medical Devices. BCAS- Technical Sub Committee on Civil Aviation Security Equipment Standards and other important committees and contributed in development of standards and guidelines.
Dr. Aruna Korlimarla
Head of Research and Molecular Diagnostics in Sri Shankara Cancer
Have set up and established the department and laboratory on a wide variety of platforms like PCR based testing, Clinical Flow Cytometry, Next Generation sequencing and Cytogenetics. On the research track, have started projects in Breast, Colon and Bladder cancer which are on- going in understanding various molecular underpinnings of clinical tumour progression, metastasis, epigenetic regulation in response to therapy and also understanding immune landscapes of tumours in response to immunotherapy. Have set up the Biorepository of tumours along with adjacent normals, corresponding blood samples, complete with clinical and treatment information.
Dr. (Prof) Col Jyoti Kotwal
MBBS, MD, MAMS, FRCP(Edin), Post-Doc Fellowship Hematology, WHO Fellow (Molecular Genetics)
Prof and Head Dept of Haematology Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and GRIPMER, New Delhi Member National Apex Committee For Superspeciality Hamatology NBE
President Delhi Society of Haematology Ex Secretary Delhi Society of Hematology
Dr. Atul Kotwal
MD (PSM), Post Doc Fellowship (Epidemiology), FAMS, FRCP Edin, FIAPSM, FIPHA
Executive Director, NHSRC
More than 140 peer reviewed published research articles
Special Interest in Inter-disciplinary research and evidence generation including Systematic reviews and metanalysis, Epidemiology of Communicable and Non-communicable diseases, equity, health policy and planning
Awards : Sena Medal (Gallantry) and Vishisht Sewa Medal (VSM) – by President of India; Dr J E Park oration, IPHA
Vast experience as a public health specialist and Epidemiologist in various parts of India including Planning Commission and abroad (Botswana, Africa).
Currently, as ED, NHSRC - guiding divisions in framing various national guidelines and policy decisions for Health Systems Strengthening like, PM-ABHIM, FC-XV, IPHS, PHMC, NHA 2017-18, T-Manas, etc.
Dr. Ritushree Kukreti
Chief Scientist, Genomics and Molecular Medicine Unit
CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB)
Dr. Ritushree Kukreti obtained her Ph.D. in 1994 from the Department of Biosciences and Biotechnology, University of Roorkee (presently IIT Roorkee). Later, she joined Laboratoire d’Oncologie Moleculaire, University of Paris, France as postdoctoral fellow and worked on understanding the mechanism of action of p53 and bcl-2 in the development of human breast cancer, and in vitro studies of the interactions of reactive oxygen species with airway epithelium. In 1998, she joined the Functional Genomics Unit at Centre for Biochemical Technology, CSIR (presently CSIR-IGIB), Delhi, as a Research Associate and subsequently, in Oct. 2002 she joined GenoMed (a knowledge collaboration between IGIB and Nicolas Piramal India Ltd.) as a Senior Scientist. She worked on to create a powerful platform for pharmacogenomics driven drug discovery and clinical medicine. Currently, she is chief principal scientist at CSIR-IGIB in the area of Pharmacogenomics. Dr. Ritushree kukreti is the author of over 110 scholarly publications in the areas of population, medical genetics, genomics and pharmacogenetics, functional genomics and working in several related research projects. Her work significantly contributes to Pharmacogenomics (PGx) research in India for its implementation as clinical PGx tests for efficient diagnosis and clinical recommendations especially for patients suffering from brain disorders. Her principal areas of interests include human genetic diversity, the genetics of disease, and pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics.
Dr. Kalpana Luthra
Dr. Kalpana Luthra is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India. She completed her PhD at AIIMS in 1994 and joined as faculty at AIIMS in 1998. She was awarded the Fogarty fellowship in 2002 and availed training in HIV-1 antibody related work at New York University. She is a recipient of the FAIMER (Foundation of Advanced International Medical Education and Research) fellowship in year 2006. She was awarded the Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize awarded by ICMR for the year 2003. She has, for 3 times, been awarded the AIIMS Excellence Research Award, in Basic Research. She has 134 research publications to her credit. She has several research grants and has been chief guide of several PhD, MD and Masters students. Her research focus is to understand the protective antibody responses evolving in HIV-1 infected individuals and the study of virus evolution during natural infection to contribute towards HIV vaccine design.
Dr. Sreenivas M.
Dr Sreenivas M. is a Director Professor Department of Forensic medicine at the prestigious Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi. He is an advisor to the Government of NCT of Delhi in medico-legal matters and in High court cases.
He is a resource training faculty at NMC’s Regional centre for Medical education technology; having a vast experience of facilitating more than 50 workshops on MCI’s Revised Basic course, AETCOM sensitisation & Curriculum Implementation Support program.
He is a resource faculty for trainings in the fields of Bioethics, Health Laws & Legal Medicine, a National training faculty for International Chair of Bio-Ethics, University of Porto (formerly UNESCO Bio-Ethics chair, University of Haifa),
He has been a member of committee that drafted the “The transplantation of human organs and tissues Rules 2014”. He has been empanelled as an expert by CBI in numerous cases and is currently offering his services in child pornography cases.
He was instrumental in setting up a well-equipped modern Forensic histo-pathology unit in Maulana Azad Medical College.
Prof. (Dr.) Farzana Mahdi
Affiliation :- Vice Chancellor, Era University, Lucknow-226003
Dr Mahdi’s field of specialization includes Molecular Genetics, Free Radical Biology, Toxicology, Clinical Biochemistry, Molecular aspects of metal toxicity, Male infertility, Autism, Metabolic Syndrome and Cancer. She has received a number of research grants from agencies like ICMR, DST etc and have published more than 150 papers in journals of national and international repute. She established a Clinical Skills Lab in the Medical College, with the principle of setting it up with minimum resources as well. Dr Farzana is the Coordinator, Curriculum Committee and in-charge, Clinical Skill Laboratory. For inter professional education in the University she has initiated a Certificate course in Health Professions Education.
Dr. Anurag Mehta
Dr. Anurag Mehta is a general surgical pathologist who is trained in oncopathology at Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai India and MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA. He has devoted the last 10 years of his practice to focus on oncopathology and molecular diagnostics. Through his efforts, RGCI & RC is now on the leader board of molecular diagnostic firmament providing tumor gene profile and CTC enumeration. He is also instrumental in establishing a world class Biorepository at RGCI & RC to meet the needs of scientific community focused on cancer and allied research. The Biorepository collects a wide variety of tumor tissue as well as adjacent normal tissue from surgical resections done at RGCI & RC.
He has done his MBBS from Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University and MD (Pathology) from Armed Forces Medical College, Pune University. (Awarded Dr YG Bende Gold Medal for best student of Pune University). He has also done Post Doctoral Training, Oncopathology from Tata Memorial Hospital and WHO fellowship in Lymph Node Pathology from MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA.
He has a keen interest in MEDICAL RESEARCH. Has more than 310 publications in his name and has been a speaker on several forums both national and international.
Dr. Arvind Kumar Mehta
Designation: Additional Professor, Department of Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi,
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone no.8800984895, 9266899264
Academic qualifications:MBBS (M.A.M.C, New Delhi)M.D (Internal Medicine), FRCP(Edenberg)\,MNAMS,FRCP(Edenberg)
DIPLOMA in HIV & Family Education (IGNOU),DIPLOMA in Echocardiography,EULAR Certification in Rheumatology ,ACLS & BLS (Instructor by AHA),CCLS (Instructor by ISA) ,MNAMS (NATIONAL ACADEMY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES)
Clinical experience: Has been working in the field of Internal Medicine for last 15years and 8 years in Infectious Diseaes
Publications: Has around 100 publications in indexed National and International journals,Recent Best Publication – In Lancet Infectious disease on “Effectiveness of COVAXIN”.
Dr. Prasenjit Mitra
MBBS, MD, CBiol, CSci, ERT, MRSB, MIScT, MAMS, FACSc, FAACC, FLS, FRSPH
Assistant Professor (Biochemistry)
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India
Member, IFCC Committee on Clinical Laboratory Management (C-CLM) Member, IFCC Task Force on Global eLearning (TF-GeL) Member, Congress and Conference Committee, APFCB Joint Secretary, ACBI
Coordinator, ACBI Webinar International Lead Assessor (AERSSC)
Certified Lean Six Sigma Expert Associate Editor, Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry, Human Gene Academic Editor, PLOS ONE, Disease Markers, Journal of Immunology Research Coordinating Editor, Biochemical Genetics
MBBS at D.Y Patil Medical College and Hospital Kolhapur (Maharstra University of Health Sciences Nashik)
MD (Biochemistry) at B.J Medical College and Sassoon General Hospital,Pune
Lecturer in Biochemistry section, Pathology Department, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune (10/4/2018 - till date)
Specialty Medical Officer at Lokamanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and Sion Hospital Mumbai (3/10/2016-4/10/2017)
Dr. Shrinidhi Nathany
Dr Shrinidhi Nathany is a molecular pathologist at the Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center, New Delhi, and has been trained in the field of Molecular Diagnostics and relevant computational informatics. Her keen interest has been in lung cancer molecular biology and diagnostics, especially liquid biopsy.
MD Pathology: Kasturba Medical College Manipal, Manipal
Fellowship in Molecular Hematooncology: Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai
FRCPATH (UK); Diplomateship in Molecular Pathology, 2021
Masters in Molecular Oncology, European School of Oncology, Spain
Dr. Rajarshi Pal
Dr. Rajarshi Pal has a unique experience of 15+ years across industry and academia. In 2014, he completed an Indo-US fellowship wit Dr. Kapil Bharti, Senior Investigator, National Eye Institute-NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA. He was among the first in employing human stem cells and their progenies like heart and liver for in vitro drug testing. On the basic side, he made substantial advancements in understanding human disease biology by using stem cell-derived spheroids and organoid models. On the translational research side, he contributed significantly towards developing novel cell-based replacement therapies for incurable disorders using specialized tissue specific cell types. His group has created normal and patient-specific human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) lines and have established robust protocols to differentiate them into alveolar and airway epithelial cells, retinal pigment epithelium and photoreceptors for pre-clinical and clinical studies. Dr. Pal has published over 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals of high international repute; has 6 patents to his credit and has contributed for 8 book/protocol chapters.
Dr. Namita Parikshit Mahalle
M.Sc. (Medical Biochemistry)-B.J.Medical College,
Pune (Pune University
Consultant Biochemist and Quality Manager in Pathology Department, DeenanathMangeshkar Hospital and Research Center, Pune (01/04/14-Till Date)
Biochemist and Quality Manager in Pathology Department, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and Research Center, Pune (14/04/07-31/12/13)
Research Associate in Pre-clinical toxicology Department, Lupin Limited (Research Park), Pune 42, India (1/03/2004-25/01/2007)
Medical Biochemist in Department of Pathology, Poona hospital and Research Center, Pune, India. (13th May 2002 to 27th Feb 2004)
Dr. Rhythm Phutela
Phutela, R., Gulati, S., FnCas9 Editor Linked Uniform Detection Assay for COVID-19 2021(Molecular methods) in revision
Acharya S, Ansari A, Hirano S, Paul D, Rauthan R, Kumar M, Phutela R, Sarkar S, Gulati S, Mahato S, Maddileti S. Engineered PAM-flexible FnCas9 variants for robust and specific genome editing and diagnostics. Researchsquare.com, 2021.
1. Cas9 mediated detection of COVID-19 sequence from body fluids.
2. Cas9 mediated identification of point mutations in DNA and RNA.
Dr. Geeta Rathnakumar
Experienced Biochemist with more than 30 years of experience focusing on Instrumentation, Quality control, teaching, research and mentoring new team members in Clinical biochemistry,
Certified Internal auditor for medical laboratories as per NABL / ISO 15189:2012 guidelines.
Published multiple research papers in topics related to various tumor markers associated with various cancers.
Presented Research papers in many of the ACBI conferences.
Dr. Shrikant Raut
Working as a Consultant & Assistant Professor ‘E’ in Department of Clinical Biochemistry at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.
Carries more than 8 years of experience in laboratory diagnostics as a Consultant and Quality Manager in various tertiary care hospitals and stand alone laboratories based in Mumbai and Delhi.
Certified Internal auditor for medical laboratories as per NABL / ISO 15189:2012 guidelines.
Published research paper related to the role of H.pylori in gastritis and currently working to understand the significance of various tumor markers in gastric cancers
Dr. Vishwajeet Rohil
Professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007, India
M.B.B.S. (UCMS), M.D. (VPCI), FCGP (IMA)
Experience: More than 30 years of experience in Teaching postgraduates (M.D.) & medical graduates, guiding PhD, Research and Diagnostics in the field of Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry.
Publications: More than 70 research publications in various National and International journals.
Presentations: More than 30 oral and poster presentations at various National and International conferences.
Chairperson/Judge: More than 30 Lectures/Chairperson/Judge in various national and international conferences, workshop, faculty development programmes and CME.
Dr. Kanimozhi Sadasivam
Ion channels are transmembrane proteins that facilitate the transport of ions across the plasma membrane to regulate cell membrane potential. Several ion channels have been identified in the germ cells, including sperm. Mammalian sperm cells must respond to cues originating from along the female reproductive tract and from the layers of the egg in order to complete their fertilization journey. Dynamic regulation of ion signalling is, therefore, essential for sperm cells to adapt to their constantly changing environment. Electrophysiological studies have confirmed the importance of the principal Ca2+-selective plasma membrane ion channel CatSper, for sperm activity. Similarly, NaV channels could play a crucial role in noncapacitated sperm and in the initial capacitation steps. Thus sperm ion channels and membrane receptors are attractive targets for both the development of contraceptives and infertility treatment drugs. Furthermore, in this era of assisted reproductive technologies, understanding the signalling processes implicated in defective sperm function, particularly those arising from genetic abnormalities, is of the utmost importance not only for the development of infertility treatments but also to assess the overall health of a patient and his children.
Dr. Arvind Sahu
Arvind Sahu is Dean and senior scientist at the National Centre for Cell Science, Pune. He is a J C Bose National Fellow and elected Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, and Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru. He received his M.Sc. degree in Microbiology from the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Nagpur University, in 1985. He then joined Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, Delhi, as a Ph.D. student, where he worked on the modulation of the immune system by drugs in the laboratory of Prof. Kunal Saha. After receiving his Ph.D. degree from the University of Delhi in 1991, he did his post-doctoral training in complement biology in the laboratories of Prof. Mike Pangburn at the Univ. of Texas, Tyler, and Prof. John Lambris at the Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Subsequently, after receiving the Wellcome Trust Overseas Senior Research Fellowship in 2000, he moved to the National Centre for Cell Science, Pune, where he initiated an independent research program on complement evasion mechanisms of viruses and complement inhibition.
Dr. Sajal Sarkar
PhD Research Fellow
Development of Base Editing CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system for therapeutic application
CRISPR delivery for therapeutic gene editing
Prof (Dr). JPS Sawhney
Sr. Consultant Cardiologist & Chairman, Department of Cardiology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
Member Board of Management, Executive board,
Ethics & Research Committee, SGRH.
Ex Member Delhi Medical Council
Past Chairman of Lipid Council of India (CSI)
Dr. Anurag Saxena
Anurag Saxena is the Principal and Head for Digital Health Consulting, Payer, Provider & Government Business as well as Strategic Partnerships at IQVIA South Asia. Anurag is responsible for leading teams in India and South Asia focusing on Digital Health Consulting as well as Products and Solutions for Payers, Providers and Government and spearheading some of the largest transformations in Digital Health in the region like the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) of India. He has rich experience in playing leadership roles for Management Consulting, Products and Solutions businesses in Government & Public Sector, Healthcare, Public Safety, BFSI and TMT with P&L responsibility. He has led several large-scale Digital Transformation programs in the South Asia region in the areas of Digital Health, Digital Identity, Digital Payments, Smart City, and e-Governance Mission mode projects. He has led some of the world’s largest Digital Transformation and Consulting projects while working with Ernst & Young, Deloitte and IQVIA. He has also worked with Technology companies like HCL Technologies, NEC Corporation and SAP in the past and advised several MNCs and startups for formulation and execution of Go-to-market strategy for India and South Asia.
Dr. Swarup A. V. Shah
Doctor of Philosophy - Applied Biology (University of Mumbai), 2012
Biomarker development for multifactorial diseases, Pharmacogenetics & Precision Medicine; Rare genetic diseases, Molecular diagnostics.
Talk on Role of Genetic assays in assessing coronary artery disease risk, at the SERBIS Symposium held in June 2018 at Belgrade, Serbia.
Conducted a pre-congress workshop on “Hands-on: Statistical knowledge and skills required for conducting a study on reference values” at the 13th APFCB 2013, Bali, Indonesia.
Talk on Reference Intervals at the 12th Meeting of the Asian Society of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (AsCPALM) 2012 at Kyoto, Japan.
Dr. Alpana Sharma
Dr. Alpana Sharma is Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, AIIMS. Her area of research includes Cancer Immuno-biology and immunopathogenesis of Auto immune skin disorders like Pemphigus and vitiligo. She is a recipient of many national and international awards like Indo-French Fellowship, AACR-NCI International Investigator award (USA), Prof Sohail Ahmad award and AIIMS Excellence Research Award etc. She is the Fellow of National Academy of Medical Sciences (FAMS) and Fellow of Indian Academy of Biomedical Sciences (FIABS). Dr Sharma is the member of American Assoc for Cancer Research, International Gynae Cancer Society and National Academy of Sciences etc. She has served as Treasurer of Indian Immunology Society and Secretary, Indian Academy of Biomedical Sciences. She is guiding many Ph.D., M.D. and M.Sc. students for their dissertation. Her research work is funded by various funding agencies (DBT, ICMR, AYUSH, CSIR, DHR and AIIMS etc.). She has written two textbooks, two books for Immunology awareness amongst school Children and contributed 25 chapters in various textbooks and published more than 180 research articles in peer-reviewed Journals.
Prof. Praveen Sharma
Prof. Praveen Sharma has more than 44 years’ experience of teaching Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine. Professor Sharma is an eminent Indian Biochemists and ranked among top 2% in worldwide scientist from India, stated by Stanford University study (Updated science-wide author databases, Plos Biology, 2020).
He has over 240 research publications in various prestigious journals and has an interest in Metabolic Syndrome, Atherosclerosis, Antioxidants, Metal Toxicity, and Lab Management. He has delivered Invited Lectures at various National and International Meetings. He is a recipient of the G S Seth Medical College Oration Award (2004), Pattabiraman Oration Award (2010), Awadhesh saran memorial Oration Awards (2013), and A. J. Thakur-ACBI award (2015) for distinguished service and significant contribution to the field of Clinical Biochemistry. He has been awarded a merit award by Rajasthan Government in 2002. He has been twice President of ACBI and Fellow of the Association of Clinical Biochemists of India (FACBI), Fellow of National Academy of Medical Sciences (FAMS), and Fellow of American Academy of Clinical Chemistry (FAACC). He is Editor-in-Chief, Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry (IJCB) and Chairman, Corporate Wing of ACBI. He has also served as a member of the Accreditation Committee of the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) and a NABL Assessor. Dr. Sharma is President of the Indian Society for Lead Awareness and Research (InSLAR) and Director of the National Referral Center of Lead Project India, Jodhpur.
Presently, he is a Professor of Biochemistry at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, India.
Dr. Sangeeta Sharma
Professor, Neuropsychopharmacology, Institute of Human Behaviour & Allied Sciences (IHBAS) &
President, Delhi Society for Promotion of Rational Use of Drugs (DSPRUD).
Qualification & Certification: M.D (Pharmacology), QM&AHO, MBA (HCA); The Harvard Medical School Quality Leadership Program (HQUAL); The Balridge Excellence Framework for Health Care Award; Certified External Assessor NQAS
Her core expertise areas include Clinical Pharmacology, promoting rational use of medicines esp antimicrobial use, medication safety, quality in health care. She established TDM with lowest turnaround time at IHBAS.
She has rich, diversified professional and managerial experience in healthcare.
She has conducted ~300 workshops to build capacity for doctors, nurses and pharmacists.
Her pioneering work is a book “Standard Treatment Guidelines: a Manual for Medical Therapeutics” 6th edition (2021) with 1st edition in 2002. Several Indian states have adopted/adapted this book.
She is serving on the Ethics Committee of several national and academic institutions.
She is a State Nodal Officer for AMR Containment, Delhi State
Dr. Saumya Sharma
A molecular biologist with expertise in the field of genome editing, stem cell biology, neuroscience, disease modeling and correction.
Dr. Meenakshi Singh
Dr. Meenakshi Singh has been working with India’s largest tertiary cancer care hospital Tata Memorial (Mumbai) since 2013 where she leads the Transplant Immunology and Immunogenetics laboratory. She is involved with Transplant diagnostics mainly HLA typing and antibody screening for identifying donors for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for various hematological malignancies. Apart from the routine diagnostics, the laboratory is involved with various research projects. She has published >50 peer-reviewed articles and 13 chapters.
Dr. Ritu Singh
Dr Ritu Singh is Director Professor and HOD of Biochemistry at Lady Hardinge Medical College and associated SSKH & KSCH Hospitals in New Delhi.
She is a Fellow of the international Medical sciences academy (FIMSA) , WHO fellow in Lab Genetics (AIIMS) , and MoHFW - DHR fellow in Genomics from University of Central Florida, USA
She is also medical faculty at the Medical Education unit of LHMC and has a fellowship in medical education (FIME) from CMC Ludhiana.She teaches MBBS and MD students and has guided more than 45 MD students as supervisor and co-supervisor, as also PhD students.
She is former National President of Indian society for Atherosclerosis research (ISAR) and founder secretary of Delhi Chapter ISAR
Dr. Sonam Spalgais
Assistant Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi
Members: European respiratory society(ERS), Indian chest society(ICS), National college of chest physician(NCCP) and Indian college of Allergy Asthma and Applied Immunology(ICAAI)
Technical expert for framing Indian Guidelines for Diagnosis of Respiratory Allergy and Indian Guidelines on Nebulization Therapy.
Publications: More than 50 research publications in various national and international journals.
Presentations: More than 25 abstract presentations at various national conferences.
Lecture and chairperson: More than 20 Lectures/chairperson in various national and international conferences, workshop and CME.
Organized more than 10 workshop, certificate training course and CME.
Dr. Juhi Tayal
Dr Juhi is a trained oncopathologist with more than a decade of experience in histopathology. She has been managing the Biorepository at RGCIRC since 2017.She currently leads her department and has established a Basic genomics research lab and cell culture facility at RGCIRC. She is also pursuing PhD in Molecular Sciences from IGIB. She is an active ISBER member and has recently represented her institute at World Cancer Congress this year in October. Her areas of academic interest include Breast and oral cancer research
Dr. Venkatesh Thuppil
Dr. Kannan Vaidyanathan
Studies - Completed MBBS from Medical College, Kottayam (1999), MD (Biochemistry) from Medical College, Trivandrum (2003), & post-doctoral fellowship (Microbiology & Cell Biology), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (2003 – 2006).
Posts – Professor & Head, Dept of Biochemistry, Believers Church Medical College Hospital (BCMCH), Tiruvalla since February 2022; Fellow, Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) (UK) [FRCP (Edin.) (UK)]. He was Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Head, Molecular Biology, Amrita Institute of Research Center (AIMS), Kochi (2019-2022), Professor & Head, Dept of Biochemistry & Deputy Medical Superintendent, Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Science, Tiruvalla (2013-2019); Head, Metabolic Disorders Laboratory, AIMS & Deputy Technical Manager of Amrita Laboratory Services (2006-2013). He has also worked at Govt. Medical College, Kottayam and Kochi.
Dr. Indu Verma
Dr Indu Verma, is currently Professor in the Department of Biochemistry atPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. She started her research career in the field of tuberculosis when she joined for PhD in1988. Since then she is working on various aspect of tuberculosis primarily focussing on the studies on preclinical testing of mycobacterial proteins based anti-tuberculosis vaccine and development of diagnostic tests for tuberculosis (TB). In recent years, from her work on the clinical samples from pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis patients, in vivo expressed mycobacterial transcripts at the site of infection have been identified that are being explored for the development of molecular diagnostic tests particularly for difficult to diagnose paucibacillary types of TB such as pleural tuberculosis. Further, proteins encoded by in vivo expressed mycobacterial genes at the site of infection are also being investigated for the development of rapid antigen/antibody detection immunodiagnostic tests for tuberculosis. These studies have further provided an insight in the pathogenesis of some less studied forms of tuberculosis such as bone TB and TB of eye. From her work, she has published ~90 papers in journals of national and international repute and received several award including two-time recipient of Fogarty International AIDS & TB International Training & Research Fellowship and recently Louis Pasteur award for her work in the field of tuberculosis. She is also reviewer for several national and international journals and on the expert review panel of ICMR and project reviewer for MRC, UK and MRC, South Africa.
Dr. Gagandeep Walia
Dr. Gagandeep Walia works is a Research Scientist and Assistant Professor at Public Health Foundation of India. She is a biological anthropologist by training and her research interests include genetic and epigenetic epidemiology of cardiometabolic traits and environmental health. Currently, she has been awarded the prestigious Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance early career fellowship and is working in the area of Mendelian Randomization to examine causal relationships between various cardiometabolic traits by utilizing genetic variants as the instruments. She is also involved at the Center for Environmental Health at PHFI in eth area of air pollution epidemiology where is she is interested in examining the mediatory role of epigenetic mechanisms in the effect of the air pollution exposure on cardiometabolic traits.
Dr. Birendra Kumar Yadav
Dr. Birendra Kumar Yadav has a rich experience of 15 years in the area of biobanking, cancer, stem cell, cell biology, and hematology. He is manager of India’s First Liver Biobank know as National Liver Disease Biobank (NLDB), ILBS, New Delhi, India. Dr. Yadav has experience of establishment of two biobank in India. He is involved in establishment of many private and government upcoming biobanks in India and abroad. He is associated with ISBER as Regional Ambassador of Indo specific region and organizing CO-CHAIR of ISBER 2023 conference in USA. ISBER recognized him with ISBER SPECIAL SERVICE award in biobanking in 2021. Dr. Birendra is Reginal Director at Biobank India Foundation (BBIF) for the growth of biobank science in India. Dr. Yadav is organizing Chair of BBIF annual conference (IBS-2023). He earned his doctorate in medicine at KNU, Republic of Korea and received Korean Government, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, PhD Excellent Academic Achievement Award, 2012. He has authored 36 publications so far.
Dr. Savita Yadav
Dr. Savita Yadav is a Professor of Biophysics at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. She has more than 25 years of experience as an Academician and a Researcher. She is a researcher reproductive science with vast experience in the field of 'Omics' technology.
As a Researcher, she has been pivotal to the development and implementation of innovative methodologies. She has published more than 100 high quality research papers in reputed, international journals ,running projects funded by National bodies ICAR, ICMR, DST, DBT ,MoE&F & BIRAC and has organized several conferences, seminars and workshops in the areas of Biomedical Sciences and Reproductive Health.
She has received various prestigious awards like Fellowship of National Academy of Medical Sciences, SERB-POWER Fellowship, AIIMS excellence Award in Oncology, Hari-Om-Trust memorial award of ICAR, Prof. S. S. Guraya Memorial Oration Award, Technology Showcase IKMC Award, G.P. Talwar Award and AIIMS Research Excellence Award.
She has presented her work internationally in countries like Japan, Germany, Italy, USA, UK, Czech Republic and Portugal.
Apart from her scientific endeavors, Dr. Yadav has a profound interest in social work and she is routinely engaged in reproductive health awareness programs in various urban and rural schools.