M J Thirumalachar and M J Narasimhan Endowment Lecture By Dr. Renu Swarup 

Speaker : Dr. Renu Swarup
Secretary, Department of Biotechnology
Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India

Title : New and Emerging technologies: Key Drivers of Bioeconomy Growth (Click here for the poster)

 Date & Time : Monday, 18th Jan. 2021, 4.00 p.m. 

Prof. Govindan Rangarajan, Director, IISc., will preside. 


About the Speaker : Dr. Renu Swarup is presently Secretary, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, and Chairperson of the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC).

A Ph.D in Genetics and Plant Breeding, Dr. Renu Swarup completed her postdoctoral work at The John Innes Centre, Norwich UK, and joined the Department of Biotechnology in 1989.

Dr. Swarup has been instrumental in the planning and implementation of some major national programmes such as Spatial Characterization of Biodiversity, Second Generation Bioethanol, Antimicrobial Resistance, Genome India to name a few. She was also a member of the Task Force on Women in Science constituted by the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Prime Minister.

In the recent COVID pandemic situation she has led the COVID Vaccine and Diagnostic Mission.

A Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences (NASI) India, she was awarded the “BioSpectrum Person of the Year Award” in 2012, “National Entrepreneurship Awards 2017”, TiEWomENABLER Award 2018, “Dr. P. Sheel Memorial Lecture Award” 2018 by NASI, the TWAS Regional Office Prize on Science Diplomacy in 2018, and the Agriculture Research Leadership Award 2019.

A link will be shared to attend this lecture. 

All are welcome.