Renu Swarup

Secretary, Department of Biotechnology Ministry of Science & Technology
Government of India
Dr. Renu Swarup is the Secretary, Government of India, heading the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology. She has actively contributed in the formulation of India’s Biotechnology vision and strategy and is credited with the establishment of India’s largest microbial resource center, National Center for Microbial Resource. In addition to her current role, she holds the position of Chairperson, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Public Sector Company incorporated by the Government of India to promote research and innovation in the Biotech Enterprise with special focus on Start-Ups and SMEs. She was also a member of the Task Force on Women in Science constituted by the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Prime Minister.  She was awarded the “Bio Spectrum Person of the Year Award” in 2012.