C.V.Subba Rao -Chairman

CV Subba Rao, Chairman and founder of Robo Silicon Pvt Ltd had a vision that combined sound business sense and eye on the future. While the ecological cost and the enormous environmental damage caused by indiscriminate dredging of river sand was well known and documented, Subba Rao recognized that the future of this critical building material lay in crushing of granite rock to manufacture high quality and consistent sand & aggregates for the construction industry. With this vision he has founded Robo Silicon in the year 1999, for the first time in India, to manufacture an innovative product, promote and market an innovative concept of manufactured sand popularly known as “RoboSand” that went on to became a generic name for the product in India, and Robo Silicon has since grown in strength to be recognised as the market leader and a premier company in India.

Subba Rao believes that constant innovation is the key to creating economic value and has a history of promoting new and innovative concepts. He started his career as an entrepreneur in 1990 with Robo Engineers, a franchisee of MRF Limited dealing in poly-urethane paints – which was a new concept in India at that time. In 1999 he promoted RoshniPowertech Ltd. - a 6 MW Biomass Based Power Project to produce Green Power (Non-Conventional Energy) by utilizing agricultural residue & waste. This project continues to run successfully.

Dr. Ravi Chandra Beeram - Managing Director

Dr.Ravi Chandra earned Ph.D from International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) in Molecular biology and structural biology, New Delhi. After a successful stint as a Crystallographer and Structure Guided Drug Design Scientist with one of the leading CRO in India, he founded Revelations at IKP, Hyderabad. Dr.Chandra leverages upon his rich experience of molecular biology and structural biology to simplify lead generation and lead optimization in drug discovery pipeline. Dr.Chandra solved over 200 co-crystal structures of the popular drug targets and simplified Fragment Based Drug Design (FBDD) using X-ray Crystallography. Dr. Chandra has designed several innovative molecular strategies to solve major bottlenecks in crystallization of the proteins and extended his rich experience in devising innovative molecular diagnostic platforms.

Dr. Bodapati Bapuji Rao-Director

Dr. Bodapati Bapuji Rao, Former Principal Scientist, ICAR-CRIDA, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India has more than 30 years of research experience encompassing disciplines like climate change, weather data acquisition/analysis, crop insurance agronomy of field crops. He is an expert in field evaluation, data analysis and interpretation. He has more than 75 international and national publications & books, several Scientific reports. He is a recipient of seven awards of different scientific fora.

Dr. Deepak Barot-Director
M. V. Sc. (Vet. Pharmacology & Toxicology), Ph.D., CLAS ( FELASA'C')

Dr. Barot is an Entrepreneur-scientist and has held executive as well as technical operating roles/positions in companies like MicroTherapeutics Research Labs (Chennai), Vanta Bioscience, Kemin Industries (Chennai), Biocon-Bristol Myers Squibb Research Centre (Bangalore), Aurigene Discovery Technologies Ltd. (Bangalore), and Zydus Research Centre (Ahmedabad). He is also a consultant-preclinical research with varied clientele base in India, Europe and USA. Dr. Deepak has extensive drug discovery research experience in the field of metabolic disorders, Inflammation, oncology and neuroscience. He has been associated with all the areas of Drug metabolism/Pharmacokinetics, pharmacology and toxicology (including early Phase drug discovery, lead optimization and preclinical pharmacokinetic/pharmacology/toxicology studies) pertaining to the discovery of New Chemical Entities (NCEs). He has broad scientific knowledge, leadership skills and hands on experience in conducting DMPK/Pharmacology/Toxicology studies and various analytical methodologies used in laboratory settings such as H/UPLC and LCMS/MS etc. He received his PhD in Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology from College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Anand.Dr. Deepak looks after the Gujarat operations of Karyotica Biologicals Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. Kanury V.S. Rao, PhD, FNA, FNASc, FASc – Scientific Advisor

THSTI - National Chair and Head, Drug Discovery Research Centre Translational Health Science and Technology Institute,
Faridabad, INDIA
Visiting Scientist
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
New Delhi, INDIA