Dr. Nirmal Kumar Ganguly
Former Director General ICMR, India
Honorary Senior Research Professor (Clinical Research), Institute of Liver & Biliary Sciences, New Delhi, India &
Professor (GRIPMER), The Ganga Ram Institute for Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi
Visiting Professor of Eminence, Translational Health Science & Technology Institute, Faridabad, India
Senior Scientific Advisor, Global Health Strategies See Profile
Padma Shri Dr. Mustansir Barma (TIFR)
His research work has focused on cooperative effects in interacting systems, both in and out of
equilibrium. At TCIS (TIFR Center for Inter-disciplinary Studies), he has been working primarily
on nonequilibrium statistical physics, often involving new phases that arise from external
driving and interactions between particles.
Dr. Nishigandha Naik (Haffkine Institute, Mumbai)
Nishigandha Naik is working as a Director (additional charge) at the Haffkine Institute for Training,
Research and Testing (HITRT), Mumbai and is the Head of the Dept. of Biochemistry and Dept. of
Toxicology. She has more than twenty eight years of research work experience that includes academia
as well as industry. Her work is in the field of cancer cell biology, imaging and pre-clinical drug
discovery. Her basic research is focused on cell motility related signal transduction events and
development of therapeutic approaches for cancer, especially chronic myeloid leukemia, breast
cancer, glioblastoma and neural stem cells.
Dr. Vibha Tandon (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)
Professor & Chairperson Special Centre for Molecular Medicine. With 22 years of research experience, Dr. Tandon specializes in Chemical Biology ,Radiation Biology
& Cell Signalling, Drug Development and Study of their mechanism of Action based on Genomics &
Proteomics, Development of Antibiotics for Gyrase Resistant Strains targeting Topoisomerase IA
Gene in bacteria.