Dr. T Madhan Mohan
Advisor, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India
Dr. T. Madhan Mohan is the Head of National Bioinformatics and Adviserto the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology. Dr.Madhan Mohan is an architecture of Bioinformatics Network namely BTISnet which is spread across the Nation. He has been recognized with ISCA’s (Indian Science Congress Association) prestigious award S.K. Mitra Birth CentenaryAward (2011), for his key role played in the development of Science and Technology –Specifically in the areas of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. He is not only an institution builder in this area but also shaped the way this area of Science & Technology should develop in the future. The award with a Gold Medal has been conferred to Dr. Madhan Mohan by the Former Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singhin the year 2011.
Dr.Madhan Mohan is also the mentor for the North Eastern Region Biotechnology Programmes aimed at biotech based developmentsin the North Eastern Region of India. He has been instrumental in developing several long termprograms for capacity building and development of innovative technologies, strengthening R&D capabilities of the scientists and the research institutions in NER through fostering national and international linkages.
Dr.Madhan Mohan had his academic qualifications at various prestigious institutions. His M.Tech.in Biotechnology from Anna University, Chennai and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi.Since 1989 he is in the DBT and before that he was in Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CSIR-CECRI) as scientist. He published many research articles appeared in journals and newsprints provided clarity to the end users about the importance of Bioinformatics and its role in capturing major world market in Biotechnology.His current interest is to integrate Bioinformatics with Experimental Biology towards promotion of Biotechnology growth as well as introducing innovations in biology teaching through bioinformatics.