A report from a workshop on Science & Technology policy for women scientists held at IISER Pune in April 2016.
Intellectual property or IP, usually defamed as one's monopoly is frequently the topic of heated debates. Often misunderstood than understood, it continues to be looked at as an obscure legal concept of little relevance to everyday life.
It is important to appreciate that India today has tremendous possibilities not just for science per se, but for the extended range of activities that are now needed to sustain cutting-edge scientific research. I started my career as an active scientist and then turned towards scientific administration, merging my scientific training with professional management skills to do so.
The Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance, an independent, public charitable trust based in India that has been recently established by the Wellcome Trust (UK) and the Government of India’s Department of Biotechnology. As the CEO of this new organization, I firmly believe that Indian scientists are at par with scientists in the developed world, despite being in the developing world. After my PhD in India and post-doctoral training at the NYU … More