Intellectual Property Issues in Biotechnology
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Bahadur Singh - Professor Singh is Head of the Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University. Professpr Singh has been decorated with several National awards and honours for his key role in popularizing organic farming and translating agriculturally importnat microorganisms from lab to land. To his credit he has 20 U.S. patents which he has successfully transferred for commercial production of biopesticides to several industrial houses in India. Jha - Dr. Jha is the Regional Representative of International Livestock Research Institute for South Asia. Previously he was the Assistant Director General (International Relations and Education) Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and was Professor at the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying at the Banaras Hindu University where he spearheaded the establishment of the Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences and the creation of a state-of-art Centre of Food Science and Technology. Keswani - Dr. Chetan Keswani is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Mycology & Plant Pathology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University. Trained as a Biochemist he has keen interest in Intellectual Issues in Life Sciences. He has also passed several courses from World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva, Switzerland. He has been a Key Note speaker in several National and International Conferences to discuss various issues in Intellectual Property and Biotechnology.