Dr. Alka Sharma

Member (Ex-officio)

Senior Adviser/Scientist ‘H’,

Department of Biotechnology (DBT),

New Delhi – 110003

Dr. Alka Sharma is the Senior Adviser/Scientist ‘H’ in Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and former MD, BIRAC, a PSU of DBT, to promote public-private partnership in Biotech Sector.

She has made significant contributions in research and policy in the emerging areas of biotechnology. She has been instrumental in promoting public-private partnership in biotech sector across the country.

Her role as the Coordinator of COVID-19 activities in DBT and BIRAC has resulted in achieving significant milestones including development of 5 indigenous Covid-19 vaccines under Mission Covid Suraksha-The Indian Covid-19 Vaccine Development Mission under Atmanirbhar Bharat.

She is also coordinating the major activities of DBT including establishment of Biotechnology Research Innovation Council (BRIC).

She has received training at the Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, NIH, USA for the management of extramural programmes.

Received “CSIR Technology Award for Innovation” for her translational work.