Organizers

Sathgen Biotech a unit of Godavari Biorefineries Ltd

Mumbai

Sathgen Biotech, a Division of  Godavari Biorefineries Ltd , is working on the discovery of
molecules for the treatment of breast and prostate cancer cells. Our focus is different, since
we seek to eliminate cancer stem cells. Our approach has been to chemically synthesize
analogs of molecules found in nature, make more efficacious derivatives, and then screen
them for anti-cancer and anti-cancer stem cell properties.
Godavari Biorefineries ltd is a biorefining company that produces sugar, other foods,
biofuels, chemicals, power, compost, waxes, and related products, using sugarcane as the
primary feedstock. Our aim is to engage in research and innovate by continuously making
new products and entering new markets in order to derive the maximum value from our
feedstock. Our research areas include sustainable farming, transformation of biomass
(chemical, mechanical and biological), product development, and process optimization.
Founded in 1939, we have been pioneers in the growing, processing, and utilization of
biomass to make a wide variety of products.

http://www.sathgenbiotech.com

National Centre for Cell Science

Pune

An autonomous organization aided by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. It was established with a tripartite mandate of serving as a national repository of animal cell cultures, undertaking research in cell biology and human resource development. Since inception, NCCS has been carrying out cutting-edge research in cell biology, has been providing valuable services as a national animal cell repository and has been supporting human resource development through various teaching and training programmes. The contributions made by the scientists of NCCS have gained worldwide recognition through publications in renowned scientific journals and prestigious awards, including the Padmashree and Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes.

http://www.nccs.res.in/

Somaiya Vidyavihar

Mumbai

Padma Bhushan Karamshi Jethabhai Somaiya founded Somaiya Vidyavihar as an
education trust in 1959, to provide quality holistic education. It was founded on
the belief that, education is an important pillar of nation building with the power
to change lives, and that it is the duty of the privileged to provide education to
the needy. Shri. K. J. Somaiya guided Somaiya Vidyavihar until 1999; his son
Dr. S. K. Somaiya was at the helm of affairs till 2010. Presently, Shri. Samir
Somaiya, a Cornel University and Harvard Business School alumnus is the
President. Our motto ज्ञानादेव तु कैवल्यम् |Knowledge Alone Liberates remains the
bedrock, as we strive to expand and continuously innovate our educational
endeavours.

Somaiya Vidyavihar encompasses 34 institutions, with more than 39,000
students and 1,500 faculty. Its educational institutes are spread across two main
campuses – a 50 acre complex in Vidyavihar, and a 28 acre complex in Sion,
both located in the heart of Mumbai. A number of smaller campuses across rural
Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat are also managed by the Trust. The
Somaiya educational institutions offer a wide range of programs at the Under-
Graduate, Post-Graduate and Doctoral levels. The Somaiya Vidyavihar campus
also offers Vocational programs, in addition to junior colleges and schools in
English, Gujarati and Marathi medium from pre-primary Level onwards.

Somaiya Vidyavihar fosters an ecosystem that excels in education, research,
consultancy and service. It is a place where knowledge is preserved,
disseminated and new knowledge is created. It is well-known for its Science,
Technology, Medicine, Engineering, Management, Social Sciences, Humanities
and Commerce programs, as well as for its studies in various Faiths and Cultures of India.

https://www.somaiya.edu/