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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

9:30 am - 11:00 am Washington DC

On September 11, the U.S.-India Business Council will host a roundtable discussion with Dr. Shekhar Mande, Secretary of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) and Director General of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR).

Dr. Mande is a leading structural and computational biologist, with more than 100 publications to his credit. His laboratory at NCCS has been involved in research on the structural characterization of Mycobacterium tuberculosis proteins and the computational analysis of genome-wide protein: protein interactions.

After completing his M.Sc. in Physics from Nagpur University in 1984, Dr. Mande obtained his PhD in Molecular Biophysics from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, completed postdoctoral research at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in the Netherlands in 1991, and joined the University of Washington as a senior fellow in 1992.

After returning to India, he joined the Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, as a scientist and continued till 2001 when he was selected as a Staff Scientist at the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad. In 2011, Dr. Mande was appointed as the Director of NCCS, Pune, an autonomous Institute of the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. He has also served in various advisory committees for the Government of India.