Based in New Delhi, India, Dr. Vibha Ahuja, Ph.D. (Microbiology) serves as Chief General Manager of Biotech Consortium India Ltd. She is an expert on biosafety and regulatory aspects, particularly with reference to genetically modified organisms, having more than 25 years of experience in the field. She is very well versed in issues related to the Indian biosafety regulatory framework and has been involved in the formulation and dissemination of guidelines. She has led the preparation of biosafety documents and communication/outreach activities to stakeholders. Throughout her long and distinguished career, she has been actively involved in capacity building initiatives in India and throughout South Asia.
Dr. Ahuja has been actively engaged in the policy issues related to gene editing in India through engagement in the development of policy briefs by National Academy of Agricultural Sciences and member of drafting committee constituted by the Department of Biotechnology. She also organized stakeholder consultations and programmes for creating awareness about regulations of gene editing.