BIRAC ap­points Dr Mohd As­lam as new MD

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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.

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