Session 5 – Regional Collaboration & Opportunity
Date: 25 July (Thursday) 09:00 – 12:15 Venue: 3F, Bldg. A, CTBC Financial Park, Ballroom B
Dr. P.M. Murali
Jananom Private Limited
P. M. Murali, is the Chairman of Jananom Private limited a young start up established in Bengaluru. He previously worked as the Managing Director of the Swiss International Company Evolva Biotech, one of the pioneering firms in biomolecular engineering in the world to generate products from microbial factories that are applied across diverse verticals from pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, flavours & fragrances, agriculture, veterinary, FMCG goods and defence. He was instrumental in forging many partnerships and collaborations anchored by Governments in Asia for welfare of the society. Some noteworthy examples include his work with Government of Singapore to build their synthetic biology ecosystem and in Malaysia to support producing a high value fragrance compound using fermentation thereby reducing deforestation. Many of these efforts had potentially saved tons of carbon footprint for the planet and in progressing towards achieving sustainable development goals for emerging economies. All these efforts led to winning the prestigious “company of the year” award globally. Dr. Murali was President of ABLE (the only industry body for biotech companies in India with more than 1000 members) for two terms and currently serves on its EC. His tenure as President facilitated the path of “vision US $ 100 Billion” for the Biotech sector. Dr. Murali has a Ph.D in Microbiology from Madurai Kamaraj University and two degrees in Doctor of science with more than 100 publications & patents. He also guides students for their Ph.D in plant biotechnology at Bharathair University and serves as visiting professor at KIIT University.