IIM Bangalore To Host Biotech Seminar On 16 Feb 2012


The Center for Public Policy (CPP), Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) and the Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability (STEPS) Centre, University of Sussex, UK, are coming together with the Association of Biotechnology-Led Enterprises (ABLE) to hold a half a day seminar on Biotech titled ‘Biotech in Bangalore: Past Experiences Future Trajectories’.

The seminar will be held on Thursday, the 16th of February, 2012, at 3 pm, at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. The seminar is organized by Professor Rajeev Gowda, Chairperson, CPP.

The event will provide an opportunity to reflect on the changing biotech sector in Bangalore over the past decade and to analyze important policy changes. This seminar will provide an excellent forum for interaction with leaders of the biotech industry.

The distinguished speakers include Dr. Vijay Chandru, CEO, Strand Life Sciences and President, ABLE, Dr. Ian Scoones, Co-director, STEPS Centre, Mr. Leo Saldanha, Co-ordinator, Environmental Support Group, Dr. K K Narayanan, MD, Metahelix, Dr. Jagadish Mittur, Dr. Dhananjay Patankar, Syngene, Dr. B V Ravi Kumar, XCyton, Dr. Satya Dash, COO-ABLE, and Professor Chirantan Chatterjee, IIMB.

Event schedule

Welcome and Opening Remarks: Sridhar Pabbisetty, COO, Centre for Public Policy, IIM Bangalore 3:00PM – 3:05PM
Reflecting on Biotech and Bangalore: Dr. Ian Scoones, STEPS Co-director & IDS Professorial Fellow 3:05PM – 3:35 PM
Evolution of Indian Biotech Industry: Dr. Vijay Chandru, President ABLE and CEO, Strand Life Sciences 3:35PM – 4:05PM
Q & A 4:05PM – 4:25PM
Tea Break 4:25PM – 4:45PM
Panel Discussion on Biotechnology Regulatory Bill 4:45PM – 6:15PM
Possible Future for India’s Biotech Industry: Dr. Chirantan Chatterjee, Professor, IIM Bangalore 6:15PM – 6:45PM

The event will be moderated by Dr. Satya Dash, COO, ABLE and the panelists include 1. Mr. Leo Saldanha, Coordinator, Environment Support Group 2. Dr. Jagadish Mittur, Biotechnology Consultant 3. Dr. K.K. Narayanan, Vice President, Metahelix 4. Dr. Dhananjay Patankar, Vice President, Syngene International 5. Dr. B.V.Ravi Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director Xcyton.

Source: IIM Bangalore Website

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