4th Advisory Board Meeting

Event Details

The meeting saw the presence of its Board Members including Dr. Romesh Wadhwani (Founder, Wadhwani Foundation), Dr. Ajay Kela (President & CEO, Wadhwani Foundation), Prof. Jonathan Dordick (Howard P. Isermann Professor and Vice President for Research Chemical and Biological Engineering), Prof. Samir Mitragotri (Professor of Bioengineering at Harvard University, Core Faculty at Wyss Institute), Dr. Devang Khakhar (Director, IIT Bombay) amongst the other institute and external luminaries. WRCB’s Corporate Affiliate Program (CAP) member representatives, Dr. BR Das (President, R&D SRL Diagnostics), Mr. Sanjiv Navangul (Managing Director, Janssen Pharmaceuticals), and Mr. Debayan Ghosh (Managing Director, Epygen Biotech) also attended the meeting. The Advisory Board was informed of the center’s progress in the past year 2017-18 in supporting translational health research by Professor in Charge, Prof. Pramod Wangikar. While about 20 project proposals received in the last call for proposals (the highest received in all 4 calls so far) showed growing interest of IIT faculty in translational research, 8 industry partners joined WRCB’s Corporate Affiliate Program (CAP) to explore potential collaboration opportunities. These relations have resulted in several project discussions with the industry and 2 industry-sponsored projects. Technical presentations by WRCB followed this affiliated IIT faculty members and discussions/feedback by Board and CAP members towards various WRCB initiatives such as Industry Day, CAP member exclusive interactions, Ph.D. student's industry internships, etc. The meeting was deemed successful, with the board members giving some valuable suggestions. WRCB looks forward to successful years ahead.

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18th Feb 2018



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