Dr S Natesh
former senior adviser, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi
|Dr S Natesh made major intellectual contribution towards the concept and content development of several major programs of DBT such as the National Biotechnology Development Strategy, National Biotechnology Regulatory Authority, Agri-food Cluster in Mohali, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council, Biotechnology Industry Partnership Program, Translational Health Science and Technology Institute in Faridabad, Regional Centre for Biotechnology in Faridabad, National Institute for Animal Biotechnology, Small Business Innovation Research Initiative, and Biotech cluster in the campus of UAS, Bangalore. All these initiatives have been aimed at making the industry more mature and expand its presence in the country.
|Dr Natesh has provided a new direction, leadership and impetus to international collaboration in DBT.
Under his guidance, special attention has been given to forge enduring alliances with a few well-chosen countries that lead in innovation and discovery and complement India's strengths in biotechnology.
He helped to initiate the £80 million initiative on biomedical research, funded equally by the Wellcome Trust, UK and DBT, India.
|Having played the multiple roles of teacher, organizer, administrator and editor during his unique career, Dr Natesh is a powerhouse of energy and more importantly humbleness. Dr Natesh's simple lifestyle was a pleasant surprise when BioSpectrum visited him at his home. Living in a modest apartment with wife Mrs Geetha, his belief in self service was visible from the fact that he chose to serve the guests all by himself. The couple is blessed with two daughters, one of whom is working as a journalist and other perusing her doctorate degree in wildlife. Fond of reading in his free time, he is also a big fan of classical music. Having groomed his journalistic skills as the editor of “DBT News”, now he is all set to don the hat of a writer|