Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India
Dr.Renu Swarup is the Former Secretary, Department of Biotechnology (DBT),Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India and the Former Chairperson of the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC). Over three decades at the DBT, Dr. Swaruphas held various charges pertaining to policy planning and implementation and was instrumental in formulating multiple editions of the National Biotechnology Strategy. At BIRAC, she has promoted innovation research in Biotech enterprises, focussing on translational research and industry-academia partnerships to support over 5000 startups and SMEs. Dr. Swarup holds a PhD in Genetics and Plant Breeding and has completed a post-doctoral fellowship at The John Innes Centre, in Norwich, UK.
A Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences (NASI) India, A Life Member of Trustfor Advancement of Agricultural Sciences (TAAS) and a Member of the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), she has been Conferred a number of awards including the Dr Sheel Memorial Award by NASI and the TWAS Regional Science Diplomacy Award in 2018 among many others