Dr. Malathi Lakshmikumaran
Dr. Malathi LakshmikumaranDirector & Practice Head, New Delhi,
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys

Dr. Malathi Lakshmikumaran has more than 30 years of experience in the field of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, with an expertise in plant genomics, DNA fingerprinting, and genetic transformation. She has successfully supervised several Ph.D. students in the area of Plant Molecular Biology and has more than 100 publications to her credit in various international and Indian journals.

Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Malathi served as the Head of Centre for Bioresource & Biotechnology Division in The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) for a period of 17 years. At present, she serves as a Director and heads the life science group at the IP division of Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan. She is a registered patent agent and has been actively engaged in preparing, filing, and prosecuting of patent applications, both in India and abroad. She mainly works on pharmaceutical, chemical, and biotechnological patent applications. She advises clients on plant variety protection and registration and is actively involved in the area of Biodiversity and Traditional knowledge.

Dr. Malathi is a recipient of National science talent scholarship; the prestigious Fogarty Visiting Research Associateship from National Institute of Health, Bethesda, USA; and the National Young Women Scientist Award by the Department of Biotechnology in March 2000.

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