Thematic Advisory Committees

Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of the Animal Genetics Project

The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) under Phase II of the Enhanced Genetics Project sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, comprises of the following national and international scientists and practitioners:

Dr. Alfred de Vries
 Senior Programme Officer
BMGF, United States

Prof. John Gibson
Director, International Development 
University of New England 

Dr. Vincent Ducrocq
Senior Scientist
INRAE, France

Prof. Ben Hayes
Centre Director (Animal Sciences) 
University of Queensland, Australia

Dr. Bishnu P. Mishra
National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources  India

Prof. Djikeng Appolinaire
Director, Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health, The University of Edinburgh 
United Kingdom

Dr. Raphael Mrode
Principal Scientist 
International Livestock Research Institute

Resilient Agriculture and Sustainable Natural Resources Management

Dr. Raj S. Paroda
 Founder Chairman
 Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences 
(TAAS), New Delhi

Dr. Pramod K. Joshi
  Former Director for South Asia
 International Food Policy Research Institute 
(IFFRI), New Delhi

Dr. B. Venkateswarlu
  Former Vice-Chancellor
 Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth
  (VNMKV), Parbhani

Corporate Social Responsibility

Mr. Hemant Gupta
MD and CEO
BSE Samman CSR Ltd.

Dr. Anant Sardeshmukh
Former Director General

Human Nutrition

Dr. Satish Agnihotri
 Emeritus Fellow and Professo
 Indian Institute of Technology

Dr. Shobha Rao
 Director – Research and Training
 Society for Initiatives in Nutrition and Development, Pune
 Prof. – Biometry and Nutrition Unit Agharkar Research Institute, Pune