Renu Swarup is presently Secretary, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India. Having served in Department of Biotechnology for over 29 years, she also holds the position of Chairperson, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Public Sector Company incorporated by the Government to nurture and promote innovation research in the Biotech Enterprise with special focus on Start‐ups and SMEs. In a candid telephonic interview, she opens up about her thoughts on teamwork and leadership.
Ron Vale is a Distinguished Professor at University of California, San Francisco. He is also an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and was recently named Executive Director of the Janelia Research Campus. He has co-founded several organizations dedicated to facilitating scientific publishing, outreach, mentorship and networking, including iBiology, ASAPbio and IndiaBioscience. During YIM 2019, we chatted with Ron Vale about his experience as a leader.
Subhash Chandra Lakhotia urges young scientists to stop worrying about impact factor and be confident about the quality of their published work.
Lipika Sahoo, founder of Lifeintelect, a Bangalore based technology and intellectual property consulting firm, talks to IndiaBioscience about career transitions, from academia to industry to entrepreneurship.
From how to choose the right research problem to ways of fostering creativity in the lab, Raghavendra Gadagkar tackles a gamut of questions faced by young researchers across India.