has an interest in Intellectual Property (IP). This has manifested as
the very first batch of the Postgraduate Diploma in Bioinformatics,
guest faculty have been invited to offer a 1-credit module to the
students. We have been very fortunate in having had as guest faculty
Dr. Malathi Lakshmikumaran, Ms. Mrinalini Menon, Ms. Sangeeta Udgaonkar
and Mr. Kalyan Chakravarthy who have taught our students over the past
few years. This course will henceforth be taken by Dr. Ritu Mehdiratta.
Those interested in attending future workshops should keep an eye on
the Corporate Education section
of this site.
We are in the process of increasing our own knowledge in this area. As
our understanding increases, we are sharing this with the academic and
corporate research communities through our general articles. In
addition, several research projects in the area of Biotech IP are
underway. Please see the list
of publications for further details.
Dr. Ritu Mehdiratta
did her PhD at Jamia
Millia Islamia in New Delhi in the area of structural biology. She has
a specific interest in the area of IPR in biotechnology, and is leading
an effort in this direction
Gayatri Saberwal, did her PhD in the life sciences at
the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad. She then did
her post-doctoral work at at the Weill Medical College of Cornell
University, New York. She has been involved with IBAB since its
establishment in 2001. Since 2003 she has been spearheading the
entrepreneurship activities at IBAB.