Prof. Samir K Brahmachari
Prof. Samir K Brahmachari, a PhD in Molecular Biophysics from Indian institute of Science, Bangalore was earlier a professor of Molecular Biophysics and Genetic Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, before joining as director IGIB. He has pioneered functional genomics initiative in India and is successfully led the Indian genome Variation Consortium project and presently coordinating a national network project in 'In Silico Biology' for drug target development.
Prof. Samiir is an elected member of the Human Genome Organisation, 1991 and is also an elected member of the HUGO Council, 2004. He has been elected to the fellowship of all the three National Academics. He has also been a member of various task forces and committees in the government; member, expert group on Human Rights and Biotechnology, United Nations; Council member, FAOBMB, since 1997; and member Indo- European Commission S&T Steering Committee. He has been included in the X-prize in Genomics advisory committee, which consists of leading genomics scientists of the world.
Prof. Samir has over 130 publications in leading International journals and has 5 patents and 10 software copyrights to his credit.