Dr MS Swaminathan, Unesco Cousteau Chair in Ecotechnology,
known as the father of the Green Revolution in India and
Prof William Rutter, CEO Synogenics LLC will be conferred
the prestigious Genome Valley Excellence Award for their
outstanding contribution in the field of biotechnology.
to state industries secretary BP Acharya, the award, the
first of its kind, would be conferred every year to leading
scientists and persons of academia.
Asia will be held in the city from 26th to 28th February
and will have representatives from a wide spectrum of
global bio tech companies.
to Mr Acharya, there would be a wide representation of
companies from the Asian region as well as from Western
countries. He said Asian countries had expressed great
interest in participating in the event.
organizers said, "The purpose of Bio Asia is to narrow
the gap in technological development in the bio tech field
between developed and developing countries. The Asian
countries and the less developed amongst them hope to
reap significantly from this event. Last year the event
held as Bio Invest was extremely successful and was attended
by a large number of companies across the globe. Hence
it was decided Bio Asia would be an annual event."
forum would have prominent speakers like Dr MS Swaminathan,
Prof William Rutter, Dr RA Mashelkar, director General
CSIR, Stephen Lawton, general counsel BIO USA, Prof Li
Fang Dong, deputy director, Pawlomia Research and development
of China, Dr Takashi Yohkaichiya, senior exec, VP and
chief medical officer, Shin Nippon Bio Medical Laboratories
Tokyo, Dr. Bruce Whitelaw, Roslin Institute, Department
of Gene Expression and Development, Edinburgh, Vipin Garg,
president & CEO, Tranzyme, USA, Dr. Jai Nagarkatti,
president, Sigma-Aldrich Scientific Research among others.
forum of Bio Asia has been successful in attracting delegations
15 countries and would have 50 delegations. About 50 stalls
would be displayed at the event and USA, Israel, Italy,
Malaysia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have confirmed participation.