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About the Webinar

The scientific ecosystem in India is ever-expanding, and more opportunities than ever are present today for those who wish to build their careers in science. This new series of webinars by IndiaBioscience will discuss several such career paths as well as provide the requisite knowledge, tools and techniques for science graduates to navigate and craft their career paths.

For our second session, join us to learn more about various ways to gather accurate, insightful and relevant information about career options and approaches to bridge skill gaps for one’s chosen career. We will also be joined by Praveen Gupta, Premas Life Sciences, and Shashwati Basak, Immuneel Therapeutics Ltd, who will discuss their individual career journeys in the Indian biotechnology sector.

This session is suitable for students who are currently pursuing or have recently completed a BSc, MSc, or a PhD in any life science field, as well as postdoctoral fellows and research scholars. 

Date and Time: Friday, 28 August 2020 | 3:30 PM — 5:00 PM IST

Invited Speakers

Praveen Gupta

Managing Director, Premas Life Sciences

Praveen Kumar Gupta is the Managing Director of Premas LifeSciences Pvt Ltd (PLS), a young and dynamic organisation aiming to bring cutting-edge Lifesciences technologies for breakthrough research and clinical diagnostics in India. Praveen completed his Master’s in Genetics from Pune University and found his calling in Sales & Marketing with a management degree from XLRI, Jamshedpur. His stints at Ranbaxy, Dr Reddy’s lab, Life Technologies Inc, Biorad and DSS have been instrumental in the journey of setting up his own company, Premas Life Sciences. With a rich experience of over two decades in the diverse fields surrounding biotechnology, he has carved a niche for himself as an industry leader.

Shashwati Basak

Head, Quality, Immuneel Therapeutics Ltd

Shashwati Basak has a PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. She carried out postdoctoral research from The Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, San Diego and Stanford School of Medicine, Palo Alto. She worked as a Research Scientist in the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), San Francisco on multiple projects involving translational research in cancer. Shashwati relocated to India in 2009 and joined Biocon Bristol-Myers Squibb Research and Development Center (BBRC) in Early Clinical and Translational Research Department. To gain more experience, she moved to Aurigene Discovery Technologies in 2017 as an Associate Research Director and Head of Translational Biology. She is currently working as Head, Quality in a start-up called Immuneel Therapeutics Ltd in an endeavour to bring affordable cell and gene therapies to the Indian patient population.


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  • Shashwati Basak

  • Praveen Gupta

  • Lakshmi Ganesan

    Program Manager, Digital Initiatives

  • Smita Jain

    Executive Director

  • Shreya Ghosh

    Program Manager - Science Communication