Prof. Samir K. Brahmachari is the Academy Professor of the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, former Professor of Biophysics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and the Chief Mentor of Open Source Drug Discovery. He is also the Chief Mentor, Health Technology Innovations for ACCESS Health International, Inc. He was previously the Founder Director of CSIR – Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (1997-2007), the former Director General of CSIR India, the largest publicly funded industrial research organization in the world and Secretary, DSIR, Government of India (2007-2013). He conceptualized and implemented the functional genomics research in India and the Indian Genome Variation Project. He is the chief architect of open source drug discovery project in India. He presently mentors several startups in genomic medicine and big data analytics.
He is the recipient of many national and international awards including the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar prize. He is an elected fellow of The World Academy of Sciences, the European Society of Preventive Medicine and a member of all four National Academies of Science & Engineering, India.