Dr. Dasgupta spent more than 25 years in Biotechnology research in various key leadership roles. Dr. Dasgupta has contributed significantly to the discovery of various biotech traits and led many breakthrough global agriculture biotechnology programs. Apart from being the author of papers in several International journal, Dr. Dasgupta is also the inventor of more than twenty US patents in the area of pathogen resistance in plants, drought tolerance and gene expression, improved algae; and has contributed papers in over 100 National and international meetings and symposium. Dr. Dasgupta completed his Post-Doctoral research from the University of Kentucky, USA; has a Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology from the Bose Institute, Kolkata;, Dr. Dasgupta also worked as Director, Regulatory policy and Scientific Affairs and played significant role in Biotech outreach and regulatory policy for Biotech traits in India. He is currently heading the Algae Biology/Biotech R&D at Reliance Industries.