Editorial Team

Laxmi Iyer, PhD - EditorLaxmi Iyer, PhD

Managing Editor, Co-Founder, Biotechin.Asia

Laxmi graduated from University of Mumbai, India (Bachelors in Biotechnology and Biochemistry and Masters in Biochemistry) in 2007 and received her Ph.D in Virology from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

She has worked on the process of assembly of respiratory syncytial virus in macrophages and epithelial cells and has several papers to her credit. A science enthusiast who strongly believes that biotech is the future, she is also passionate about photography and travelling.

Laxmi can be contacted at laxmi(at)biotechin(dot)asia.

Manish Muhuri

Manish Muhuri, PhD

Assistant Editor, Biotechin.Asia

Manish graduated in Biomedical Sciences from University of Delhi, India and finished his doctorate from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in RNA biology while working on molecular mechanisms of brain development in mice. Currently, he is working as a Research Fellow in Institute of Medical Biology, Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR) with the Translational Control in Development and Disease group. His research areas include developing molecular therapies against glioblastomas and breast cancers as well as investigating mechanisms involved in muscular dystrophies.
He is a music lover and loves playing the sitar. An ardent follower of Manchester United and Formula One, he likes to spend his time reading, watching movies and cooking.

Manish can be contacted at manish(at)biotechin(dot)asia.

Shruti Srinivasan

Shruti Srinivasan

Assistant Editor, Biotechin.asia

Shruti Srinivasan is a 4th year Ph.D. student at the National University of Singapore. In addition to Epigenetics, her primary research interest, she cares deeply about education, equal representation of women and healthcare. Shruti wishes to use her skills in future to advocate for these causes.

Shruti can be contacted at shruti(at)biotechin(dot)asia.


Sissi Lin (1)Sissi Lin, PhD

Correspondent, China News, Biotechin.Asia

Sissi Lin is a chemist with expertise in nucleic acid chemistry and organic chemistry. She graduated from Southwest University, Chongqing, China, in 2007, with a bachelor degree in chemistry and chemical education, and obtained her PhD in organic chemistry from Michigan Technological University in US in 2013. Currently she works at Molecular Engineering Laboratory of A*STAR in Singapore to develop DNA biosensors.

She strongly believes that biotechnology is the key driver of future innovation. However she understands the difficulty of having general public understand the complex and abstract science behind biotechnology. As an enthusiastic writer (in English and Chinese), she aims to introduce biotechnologies to the public concisely and visually.

林溪(Sissi Lin)来自中国江西吉水,曾求学于美国,现为新加坡科研局的一名科研人员。闲暇之余,她喜欢中英文写作,她希望用最为通俗易懂的文字,将更多生物科技介绍给大众。

        Startups Lead – Saloni Shah

Saloni Shah

Saloni is a Master of Pharmacy (Pharmacology) from KSV University, India. She focusses on biotech and healthcare startups coverage in Asia. She can be contacted at saloni(dot)biotechinasia(at)gmail(dot)com

Startups Lead – Arundithi Ananth    

Arundithi Ananth
Arundithi holds a bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from SASTRA University, Tanjore, India. She received her PhD from Nanyang Technological University where she worked on the synthesis of graphene quantum dots for biomedical applications. She can be contacted at arundithi(dot)biotechinasia(at)gmail(dot)com