Core team

Janani Venkatraman

Chief Executive Officer

Janani Venkatraman is the CEO at Biomoneta, where she leads strategy and management. Janani has 20+ years of experience in various fields of biology, with over ten years focused on infection drug discovery. Janani was part of the founding team of Bugworks, a cutting-edge drug discovery company innovating treatments for antibiotic resistant infections. Previously, she was a team leader at AstraZeneca India, where she helped manage the early discovery portfolio and provided scientific leadership.

Janani received a Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics from the Indian Institute of Science and trained as a FRAXA fellow at Yale University, USA. Janani has multiple publications in international journals to her credit.

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Arindam Ghatak

Chief Technical Officer

Arindam is the CTO at Biomoneta, where he leads technology development and Research. He has over 8 years’ experience working across multiple domains ranging from infectious disease to systems and synthetic biology. He has been deeply involved with multiple technology iterations and grants at Biomoneta since 2014. He has previously worked with Cellworks Research, where he developed an algorithm to decipher the mode of action of a novel antibacterial compound using graph theory. 

Arindam graduated from the University of Calcutta with a degree in Biophysics and Molecular Biology.
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K. S. Ramanujan

Head - Engineering

Ram is the Head of Engineering at Biomoneta. Ram has been working with cutting-edge technologies for over 30 years (VLSI, embedded systems and systems biology mathematical modelling). He has also been the Honorary Professor, BITS Pilani, handling IC fabrication technology, VLSI synthesis, DFT and VLSI testing and Analog IC. Previously, he was involved with Cellworks, where he led the Systems Biology computational platform, used to design drugs for Cancer, Inflammation, and Infection. Ram is also specialized in Intellectual Property and served as Director, IP at Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan.

Ram graduated with a Siemens Gold medal as an electrical engineer from IIT, Madras.

Our Scientific & Medical advisory board

Dr. Vishwa Mohan Katoch

President, JIPMER, Puducherry 
President, AIIMS, Madurai
Former Director- General, ICMR
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Dr. T. Balganesh

President, Gangagen Biotechnologies
Former Head, Open Source Drug Discovery Project, CSIR
Former Head of Research, AstraZeneca Bangalore
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Dr. Sujit Biswas

Former Professor & Head, Dept. of Electrical Engg.,
Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
Chairman, IEEE IAS Kolkata Chapter
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Dr. Santanu Datta

CSO, Bugworks
Former VP, Drug Discovery, Cellworks
Former Principal Scientist, AstraZeneca India
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Dr. Anand Andankumar

CEO, Bugworks
Former CMD, Cellworks
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