Manash CHATTERJEE - Founder and Director

Manash CHATTERJEE has 20 yrs experience in the field of plant breeding, biotechnology and functional genomics and is inventor on two patents. He has been involved in collaborative research with academic institutes in India and abroad and has published several papers in plant biology.


Dr CHATTERJEE began his career as senior scientist at Biogemma UK Ltd., Cambridge unit (Groupe Limagrain, France, the largest seed company in Europe). He was project leader and led genomics and gene discovery research projects for 8 years at Biogemma. In 2005, he moved to National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) in Cambridge, UK as project leader were the idea of forming the BenchBio Company was conceived. He has served on the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Agri- Food committee and French plant genomics programme (Genoplante) Bioinformatics committee.


Dr CHATTERJEE, was born in New Delhi. He studied at G.B. Pant University, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, Cambridge University (UK) and obtained his Ph,D from the John Innes Center, Norwich (UK). His PhD thesis was judged second for the Irene Manton Prize in 1995. He later pursued his post-doctoral training at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego (USA). Currently he also holds an adjunct faculty position in the Department of Botany and Plant science at the University of Galway, Ireland.