UNESCO Chair in Biotechnology (508), established in 2000 at the Indian Institute of Science, (India).




  • To promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation activities in different biotechnologies of significance in the agricultural, health, environmental and industrial sectors that contribute to rural development.
  • The chair will facilitate collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and the research teams of the Institute and Indian universities as well as other institutions, mainly in South and Central Asia, thus helping to attaining the objectives of the biotechnological initiatives launched by UNESCO.

Host Institution

UNESCO Sector/Field Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences.


Prof.Hon. G. Padmanabhan, Indian Institute of Science
E-Mail address - geepee(at)
Work Phone - 91 080 3601 492
Fax - 91 080 3601 492
City - Bangalore Karn
Postal Code
- 560012
Country - India