SarGini Bio
SarGini Bio
SarGini Bio
SarGini Bio


Amalendu Pal

Amalendu worked with government, international non-governmental organizations and civil society partners around the world on global integrity, supporting their efforts to address complex health, economic and social challenges relating to health equity, health financing, economic growth opportunities for extreme poor. He is involved in strategy, learning, and thought leadership which enables adaptive approaches grounded in evidence, learning, and reflection; and leverages civil society’s work to inform and influence thinking, policy, and practice in governance and anticorruption efforts.

He studied at The Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Visva- Bharati, Shantiniketan, University of Calcutta and Harvard Business School, USA.

He is the Honorary Director of Asian Institute of Poverty Alleviation, Board member of Nanobiotechnology Research Foundation, Chairman, Ingenuity Council of Blood Centres India and Director, Evoment Consulting

Prof. Tapas Kumar Maiti

Prof. Tapas Kumar Maiti is a Professor in the Biotechnology Department of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India, since 1995. He is a biochemist by training, working on natural anti-cancer lectins, immunomodulatory mushroom glucans, tissue engineering, biomicrofluidics-based understanding of cancer progression, as well as development of microfluidic chip-based cancer-screening devices and drug-testing models. He taught the courses Biochemistry, Down Stream Processing, Immunology, Metabolic Engineering, Enzyme Technology at the undergraduate level and Immunotechnology, Bioseparation and Bioprocess Technology at the post-graduate level. He received the UNESCO-SGM-IUMS Fellowship in 2003-2004 for visiting Foreign Laboratory. He has 210+ publications in International Journals, 75+ published abstracts in Conference proceedings, 3 book chapters, 1 awarded patent and 4 filed patents.

Prof. M. A. Vijayalakshmi

Prof. M. A. Vijayalakshmi known as ‘Viji’ in the whole world, is an eminent world-renowned scientist in the field of separation sciences and molecular interactions.

She received her PhD in 1974 from University of Burgundy, Dijon, France. Subsequently, secured her DSc in 1980 from Universite de Technologie de Compiegne, France; Uppsala University, Sweden. In 2001, she was promoted to the highest rank in her career as ’Professor Class Exceptional’ at the French National Level. In 2003, during the Bharatia Prevasi Divas, she was invited by the Govt of India to set up a high level research Centre anywhere in India with the financial support from Department of science and technolgy. While serving as a Professor ‘Class Exceptional’ in France, she established the Centre for BioSeparation Technology (CBST) in Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore, India in the year 2005 with funding from the Department of Science and Technology (DST-SERB), Govt. of India. She has generated more than Rs.25 Crores of funding. The Centre is funded by DST, SERB, CEFIPRA, DBT, ICMR and industry grants.

Chief Advisor to the Early Translational Accelerator Programme funded by BIRAC at IIT Madras, 2017-2020.

Publications: More than 200; Patents: 15 patents filed; 9 patents awarded (2 US, 3EU and 4 Indian). Students guided: 60 PhD; Several Masters and undergraduate students.

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