Mr. Parthasarathi Bhattacharya is the Director of Bio-technology at Malaxmi and a founder of Tierra Seed Science Private Limited. With more than twenty years of research experience in the field of biotechnology, he led the first indigenous Bt Cotton Technology Commercialization (Event 1, 2006) in India. He has proven capabilities in planning, procuring and implementing the research infrastructure and related facilities. Dr. Bhattacharya holds degrees in M.Tech and Ph.D in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering from The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. He is also a Master of Science with a specialization in Genetics and Plant Breeding. Dr. Bhattacharya was conferred with many awards which includes UNESCO Young Scientist Fellowship (1992), National Award for Meritorious Invention given by NRDC (2002) etc. He authored about 40 research papers in various national and international journals besides filing multiple patents and copyrights.