BIRAC appoints Dr Mohd Aslam as new MD
Dr Mohd Aslam, Advisor
(Scientist G) in the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has taken charge as the Managing Director (MD), Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC). His appointment is followed by Dr Renu Swarup taking charge as the DBT Secretary.
Dr Aslam has been involved in planning, coordination and monitoring of various R&D programmes in plant biotechnology and allied areas. He is handling major programmes of DBT such as Centres of Excellence in Biotechnology, Translational Research in Products and
Processed from Medicinal & Aromatic Plants and Technology Development in Silk.
Dr Aslam is the Member Secretary of the Technical Advisory Committee of Centres of Excellence in Biotechnology and DBT’s
Expert Groups on Translational Research in Products and Processed from Medicinal & Aromatic Plants and Technology Development in
Silk. He is also working as the nodal officer in DBT for three autonomous institutions – National Institute of Immunology (NII), New Delhi; Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), Imphal, Manipur; and International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi and also for Biotech Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), New Delhi.