BLiSS REPORT (2013-14) - Establishment of Biotech Labs in Senior Secondary Schools (BLiSS) in North Eastern States of India
27th Co-ordinators meeting to be held in Nainital from 3-5 March, 2016
National Symposium on Bioinformatics was held at University of Jammu on February 2, 2012
Compendium on Bioinformatics publications released during 23rd Co-ordinators meeting

 
   
 
FORMER CHAIRPERSONS
Dr. N. Seshagiri
  Dr. N. Seshagiri is the first Task Force Committee Chairperson of BTISNET, DBT, Govt. of India. He is the Founder and Former Director-General of the National Informatics Centre (NIC). He has been the Secretary of the Department of Technology and Planning Commission. Dr. Seshagiri was a scientist at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, from 1966 to 1971. In 1971, he joined as Director of Information, Planning and Analysis Group of the Electronics Commission, Government of India. In 1975, he founded NIC and was its Director-General till 2000. While heading NIC, he held additional responsibilities, first as Additional Secretary, the Department of Electronics, then as Special Secretary in the Planning Commission, and Special Secretary
in the Ministry of Information Technology. Currently, he is Emeritus Scientist in the CSIR Centre for Mathematical Modeling and Computer Simulation at Bangalore, Chairman of Research Council of National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources of CSIR, and Technology Adviser, HCL Infosystems Ltd. Dr. Seshagiri is Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, Indian National Academy of Engineering, The Institution of Electronics and Telecom Engineers and CSI. He has authored and edited eight books each, and authored 85 research papers. He received the Padma Bhushan in 2005. Dr. Seshagiri got his PhD in computers and telecom from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
     
Prof. (Dr.) K. Dharmalingam
  He was the second Task Force chairperson of BTISNET during the period 1997-2003. He is a microbial biotechnologist working in Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai. He is a recipient Shanthi Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for the year 1992 - Biological Sciences. He is a elected fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences, 1992, Guha Research Conference 1985, National Academy of Sciences, 1994, Syndicate of Madurai Kamaraj University, 1997-2000, Member, Task force on Human Genetics and Genome analysis, DBT 1999-2003, Member, Biotechnology Research and Promotion Council (BRPC), DBT 1997 – , Member, Research Council,
Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai, Member, Technical Committee of TICEL Biopark, Chennai, 2004- , UGC Nominee, Reconstituted DBT-UGC Joint Committee on Biotechnology Programmes 2000-2001, Nodal Person, Curriculum Development Committee on Microbiology, UGC, 2000-2001, Chairman, Expert Committee on “National Bioscience Awards for Career Development”, DBT – 2005, Member, Research Council for Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, 2004 – , Director, Industry University R&D Collaboration Centre, Madurai Kamaraj University, 2004-2005, Member, Expert Working Group on Capacity Building (National Biotech Policy) DBT, Govt. of India, New Delhi- 2004 – , Adviser (Biotechnology), Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai (a CSIR Lab), Adviser (Biotechnology), Regional Research Lab, Trivandrum (a CSIR Lab), Member, School Council, School of Biotechnology, Madurai Kamaraj University.
     
Prof. A.S. Kolaskar
  Prof. A.S. Kolaskar the third Chairperson of BTISNET during the period 2003-2009 and continuing as the member of BTISNET Task Force since its inception in 1987. He has a career of over 30 years marked by numerous accomplishments in bioinformatics research, teaching, mentoring and managing large academic institutions with outstanding success acknowledged by numerous national and international awards, fellowships and recognitions. Currently he is the Advisor to the National Knowledge Commission of India, Managing Director, DSK Global Education and Research Pvt Ltd. Earlier he was the Vice Chancellor,
University of Pune: 2001 to 2006, Director of Bioinformatics, American Type Culture Collection (ATCC), Virginia, USA: 1999- 2001, Professor of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, University of Pune: 1986 to present, Member, Board of Directors- Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Ltd., Pune, Member, Scientific Advisory Committee- Organobiosys Pvt Ltd., Bangalore, Member, Board of Governors- Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, Member, National Assessment and Accreditation Council Review Committees Resource Person, World. Dr. Kolaskar confirms that the research contribution by Dr. Kolaskar has high impact in the area of Bioinformatics, Protein Structure Prediction, Nucleic Acid Sequence Analysis and Molecular Immunology.
     
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