Programme Management Unit (PMU)
Jointly Supported by DBT-BIRAC-BMGF-Wellcome Trust
Dr. Shirshendu Mukherjee, trained as Medical Microbiologist and has Global and national exposure with more than two decades of high level work experience in top organisations, which helps to bring to fore cumulative perspectives on issues related to healthcare (especially public health issues and unmet medical needs), food and nutritional challenges in India as well as across the globe, he has devised and formulated strategies for mitigating challenges and bridging gaps through impact funding. He has worked independently as well as with multitudes of partners (both national & international) for a complete oversight of cutting edge translational research and deep understanding of issues that impinge up on national and global translational research. He has deep knowledge in pharmaceuticals, bio-pharmaceuticals and med-tech industry globally.
Before joining Wellcome Trust as Senior Strategic Advisor, (India), Dr.Mukherjee was Staff Scientist at International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology(ICGEB). Dr. Mukherjee, works on the India Initiative of Wellcome Trust and manages the R&D for Affordable Healthcare In India, a £30 million Initiative of the Wellcome Trust in India. The Initiative funds translation research leading to affordable healthcare solution in India and beyond. Presently Dr Mukherjee is the Mission Director, of the Program Management Unit of BIRAC, which manages the Grand Challenges Program of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and also the Affordable Healthcare in India Initiative of the Wellcome Trust.
Dr.Mukherjee holds Ph.D. in Microbiology, Law graduate, Advance Course in Strategy Management form IIM Kolkata and management and leadership course form Said Business school university of Oxford.