Corporate Resource Cell at Rai University conducted a guest lecture on 25th September, 2014 on the topic ‘Commercial Applications of Biotechnology’. Mr. Priyvrat Gadhvi, Managing Director – La-Chandra Biosciences Pvt. Limited was the esteemed speaker.
Mr. Gadhvi is having experience in multiple number of organizations, in multiple profiles such as GM India for IPS Limited, Member of State Wildlife Board, Government of Gujarat, Founder, REACT: Wildlife conservation foundation, Lead, Business Development (Genomics and Bioinformatics), Xcelris Labs Ltd., International Business Development Executive & Intas Biopharmaceuticals. He holds the degrees from Harvard University in Molecular Biology & Management, University of East London, M.S., Bioscience/Management, B.Tech, Biotechnology from Vellore Institute of Technology. Currently, he is the Managing Director at LA-Chandra Biosciences Pvt. Ltd.
The speaker initiated the presentation with a brief introduction of Biotechnology and different branches of biotech. He then discussed about Plant Tissue Culture, Molecular Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, and Genetics. Further, he spoke about SNP chip, Genetic counseling (Future technique for disease identification), about Drug Design Software, Lion’s sequencing projects, and also tiger sequencing projects. Also he shared with students the name of some companies and organizations, which are right now working on these projects in India. Towards the conclusion of the session he talked about career opportunity in various fields of Biotechnology. The lecture was really knowledgeable and was followed by vote of thanks.