Ms. V. Manjula belongs to the 1987 batch of Indian Administrative service of Karnataka cadre. She joined the civil services after doing post-graduation in Chemistry from Osmania University, Hyderabad. In Karnataka, she started her career as Assistant Commissioner of Lingasugur sub-division in Raichur. She held various assignments such as Deputy Commissioner and District Magistrate, Bellary district.; Chief executive officer of Kolar and Dharwad districts; Managing Director, Gulbarga Electricity supply Company; Principal Secretary, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, Principal Secretary, Planning etc. She joined as Principal Secretary, Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology. Government of Karnataka on 27 July, 2015.
Ms Tanusree Deb Barma, Director BBC and MD KBITS.
Ms. Tanusree Deb Barma did her BTech in Electronics and Electrical Engineering at IIT, Delhi. She then joined the IAS, and is in the Tripura cadre. She has been Assistant Collector, West Tripura, Sub Divisional Magistrate, Bishalgarh and Additional District Magistrate and Collector, South Tripura. Since June 2014, she has been Director, Information Technology and Biotechnology, Government of Karnataka and Managing Director, Karnataka Biotechnology and Information Technology Services.
Prof. N Yathindra is Director, Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB). He received his Ph.D. from the Center of Advanced Study in Biophysics, University of Madras. His postdoctoral work was carried out at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Prof. Yathindra has served as Chairman, School of Physical Sciences and Dean-Academic at University of Madras. His research involves the use of computational approaches to study structure and function of biological macromolecules. He is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Mittur N. Jagadish joined KBITS as the Head of BFC on 7 December 2012. Following his graduation with BSc (Hons) and MSc from Bangalore University, Dr. Jagadish obtained his PhD from Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland, in 1979 and has work experience of 16 years in academia (institutions in India, Ireland, USA, Germany and Australia) and 16 plus years in industry in India working for both national and multinational companies. He has a work experience across 5 distinct country cultures in 7 international cities.
Dr Kumar holds a PhD degree in Biotechnology from Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, a prestigious national laboratory affiliated to Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi. Subsequently, he moved to University of Illinois at Chicago, where he worked on Leukemia. In the next stint as a Post Doc at Ohio State University, Columbus OHIO (USA) he worked on various cutting edge research projects related to chromatin remodeling, mitochondrial Phospholipase, its role in apoptosis and role of peroxides in inducing mitochondrial dysfunction in heart, liver and brain. He is the author on several internationally acclaimed peer reviewed papers. He holds a MBA degree from prestigious Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University. He also led a team from Ohio State University to contest International Entrepreneurship Challenge, 2008 organized by Materials Research Society. After returning from US, he joined as a Vice- President of Life Science Incubator at IKP Knowledge Park, Hyderabad where he was involved in actively mentoring Incubatee companies, creating pipeline of entrepreneurs through innovative models of team building around the technologies, working with public R&D laboratories and Universities to create entrepreneurial models of commercialization. He brought many Government Grants and created a world class center for translational research in Life Sciences at IKP Knowledge Park. As the Director & Head of BBC his current focus is on Incubating Innovations is Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, Biofuel/Bio-energy and Pharma/Healthcare. He is working closely with Karnataka Biotechnology and Information Technology Services (KBITS), Department of IT, BT and S&T, Govt of Karnataka, to create a vibrant Life Sciences Innovation cluster in Bangalore.