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Gyan P. Srivastava, Ph.D. - Senior Scientist, Merck Research Laboratory, Boston, USA

Dr. Srivastava has been involved in development of effective therapeutic models in the field of neurobiology and in particular, translation research in neurodegenerative diseases. As a senior scientist at Merck Research Laboratory, Boston, USA, he renders his expertise of diverse technology platforms in Neurosciences employing Large-scale Data Analysis, Artificial Intelligence and Statistical Learning, Network Analysis and Visualization. Dr. Srivastava also worked at various premier institutes of USA, including Harvard Medical School, Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He has published numerous research and review papers in international journals including Nature Neuroscience, AAA Science, PNAS, PLoS, NAR, JAMA, Bioinformatics etc. Interesting details about Dr. Srivastava work can be enjoyed at : http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=GL4puXcAAAAJ&hl=en

Dr. Srivastava received his PhD in Computer Science from University of Missouri Columbia, USA. He obtained is undergraduate training in Electrical Engineering B.Tech at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK).


Nishikant Wase, Ph.D. - Scientist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, UK

Dr. Wase has been working in integrating emerging technologies and practices in development of clean energy and biofuels. He has been devising tools and strategies for modeled green algae to be used feedstock for biofuels. Dr. Wase’s work has been welcomed by both scientific communities and public. He has published about a dozen of ground breaking work, he is also currently serving as a scientific reviewer for prominent scientific journals.

Dr. Wase, Chair Postdoctoral Advisory Council, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, UK. Dr. Wase personally loves to teach and mentor students as he has also served as Assistant Professor in Dr. Ambedkar College, RMT Nagpur University, India. Dr. Wase obtained Ph.D. from University of Sheffield, UK.


Samir Ali Khan, Ph.D. - Business Consultant, Life Sciences, PW&A, Cambridge, UK

Dr. Khan is passionate about innovation and maturing markets. His strategic consulting models help healthcare companies succeed in launching and attaining penetration in the European market. Dr. Khan specializes in developing strategies for organic and inorganic growth. With rapidly changing lifestyle, Dr. Khan strongly believes there is an urgent need for translating scientific knowledge into affordable products for better healthcare. Dr. Khan himself has developed ground-breaking platforms and tools for advanced vaccines for which patents have been filed. Dr. Khan had been rendering his services to other leading consulting and research institutions in the UK including IdeaSpace Accelerator, Business Intelligence Consultant, Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, Heptares Therapeutics Limited, Ekstasy Limited.

As a Bill & Melinda Gates scholar Dr. Khan obtained his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from University of Cambridge, UK. His work achieved high recognition and has been published in numerous high impact journals. As dynamic as always, Dr. Khan served as the President of PG Cricket League and also of Darwin College Students’ Association (DCSA) at University of Cambridge, UK. Unorthodoxly, Dr. Khan has shown his creative side through excellent direction and splendid performances in theater plays, social entrepreneurship and Sufi music. Dr. Khan’s creative interests inspired him to develop film-based marketing strategy in healthcare.


Sangeeta Maini, Ph.D. - Program Director, Riannov Consultants, India

Dr. Maini is a technocrat with about a decade of experience and has been providing strategic consulting solutions to entrepreneurs, small business, start-ups and research institutions both in India and UK. Beyond business, with a commitment to ensuring access to affordable healthcare, Dr. Maini is passionately focused on initiatives involving implementation of viable models that are scalable. Dr. Maini has successfully steered product development and research programs in translating scientific knowledge into affordable products in the field of medical imaging, computational modeling and next generation computer technology. Dr. Maini has carried out multi-disciplinary ground-breaking research work in premier institutes of UK and India including, University College London (UCL), London, UK, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India, KB-Chandrashekhar Research Centre, India, UK Home Office, London, UK, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, UK. Dr. Maini’s work has been welcomed by both scientific community and public and has been published in high impact journals.

Dr. Maini has spearheaded the growth of various companies in education and healthcare sectors including BDM Education Institute, India, Akiko Planet, India, Tribal Group, Norwich, UK and Riannov Consultants, India. As the Program Director at Riannov, Dr. Maini is providing incomparable multi-channel platform for academia-industry-society interaction and inspiring them to innovate. Promoting social innovation has been the key for success of her initiatives. Her on-going initiatives include scalable and effective implementation of healthcare awareness programs - Dr. Maini is deploying effective breast cancer awareness and screening programs to encourage women learn about and practise breast self-examination. Among other initiatives is the development of self-sustainable models for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO). As a UKIERI research fellow, during her Ph.D., at University College London (UCL), UK Dr. Maini developed a prototype of an Energy Dispersive X-ray Diffraction (EDXRD) imaging system for early detection of breast cancer.


Udit Singh, MBA - Area Manager, Dabur, Ranchi, India

Mr. Singh has extensive experience in financial modeling and business development. As a guru in hedge-funding, Mr. Singh rendered his services at D E Shaw, India. Mr. Singh obtained  his engineering IIT Roorkee (IITR), India