New Delhi, India

The Delhi component is located within the ICGEB Campus in South Delhi, which comprises an area of approximately 16 acres. It is situated alongside the Jawaharlal Nehru University and the Sanjay Van in a bush forest area and is close to the NII and NIPGR. The Laboratories comprise the main building, a Guest house facility, a Bioexperimentation Unit, a BSL-3 Facility, and a number of greenhouses for agriculture-related research.

ICGEB New Delhi has 25 Research Groups. The Component also has a flourishing PhD programme in association with the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and has up to 100 PhD students at any given time.  ICGEB PIs have obtained research grants from national funding agencies as well as extra-mural funds from international agencies, such as The Wellcome Trust, European Malaria Vaccine Initiative, European Commission, International Aids Vaccine Initiative, National Institute of Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Dupont and Pepsico. 

An innovative collaboration programme has also been established with the Emory Global Vaccine Centre, which focuses on the development of vaccines against diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria.

ICGEB Campus
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg
110 067 New Delhi
Tel: +91-11-26741358/1007
Fax: +91-11-26742316
E-mail: [email protected]

Twitter: @ICGEBNewDelhi

Scientific Faculty


Metabolic Engineering
Shashi Kumar

Microbial Engineering
Syed Shams Yazdani

Omics of Algae
Pavan Jutur

Structural Immunology
Dinakar M. Salunke

Systems Biology for Biofuel
Shireesh Srivastava

Transcription Regulation
Neel Sarovar Bhavesh

Translational Bioinformatics
Dinesh Gupta

Yeast Biofuel
Naseem Gaur


Cellular Immunology
Dhiraj Kumar

Emory Vaccine Program
Anmol Chandele

Ved Prakash Dwivedi

Malaria Biology
Pawan Malhotra

Structural Biology
Arockiasamy Arulandu

Parasite Cell Biology
Asif Mohmmed

Translational Health
Navin Khanna

Structural Parasitology
Amit Sharma

Translational Health
Ranjan Nanda

Vector Borne Diseases
Sujatha Sunil


Plant-microbe Interaction
Ramesh V. Sonti

Crop Improvement
M.K. Reddy

Nutritional Improvement of Crops
Tanushri Kaul

Plant Insect Interaction
Suresh Nair

Plant RNAi Biology
Neeti Sanan-Mishra

Plant Stress Biology
Sneh Lata Singla-Pareek

Plant Transcription Regulation
Jitendra Kumar Thakur



Ramesh V Sonti
Director, New Delhi Component

Email: [email protected] [email protected]
Tel: +91-11-26742317
Fax: +91-11-26742316

Hema Adhikari Personal Assistant to the Director

Rayies Altaf

Science/Research Communication Specialist and Public Relations Officer

Sankara Rao Ganta

IPR & Business Development Manager


Biju Mathew
Administrative Officer

Simmi Kochhar
Secretary to the Administrative Officer

Valorisation of ICGEB Intellectual Property

Nidhi Datta
Academic Program Manager

Farha Khan
Programme Assistant


Praveen Rai
Procurement Manager

Surya Prakash Rawat
Senior Procurement Assistant

Omkar Singh
Procurement Assistant

Leeba Luka
Procurement Assistant

Extrabudgetary Projects & Donor Relations

Bharat Bhushan Singh
Extra Budgetary Unit In-Charge

Prashant Kumar
Programme Assistant

Bioexperimentation Facility

Shivam Chaturvedi
Animal House In-charge

Ashok Das
Research Technician

Rakesh Kumar
Research Technician

Rashmi Ranjan Patra

Munna Turi

Central Facilities

Confocal Microscope
Purnima Kumar

Research Technician

Ramesh Kumar Sharma


Rajiv Som

Tuberculosis Aerosol Challenge Facility (TACF)
Rafik Mohd


Transmission Electron Microscope
Tenzin Jamling

Research Associate

IT Service

Ravindra Kumar Ravi
Computer System Administrator

Mayank Gupta

Programme and Academic Assistant

Safety & Security

Neeti Sanan Mishra
Biosafety Officer

Naseem Gaur
Radiological Safety Officer

Varun Gugnani
Equipment & Safety Manager

Tom Mathew
Equipment and Safety Assistant

Piyush Yadav

Administrative Assistant


Rakhi Arora
Personnel Unit In-Charge

Kawaljeet Kaur
Personnel Assistant

Rashmi Joshia
Personnel Assistant

Meetings & Courses

Tina Dias
Meetings & Courses Manager

Sachin Mehta
Senior Programme Assistant

Shweta Gupta
Programme Assistant

Financial Services

Babu Kunjamara

Narinder Ahuja
Accounts Assistant

Sidharth Uniyal
Accounts Assistant

Sumit Hasija
Senior Accounts Assistant

Vikram Singh
Accounts Assistant

Ruchi Arora
Accounts Assistant

Sovan Singh Rawat
Accounts Assistant

Pushpak Roy Chowdhury
Accounts Assistant

New Delhi Campus

Naresh Chand Dabral
Component In-Charge

Joby John
Senior AC & Electrical In-charge

Inderjeet Kaur
Administrative Assistant
Sattar Babu
Administrative Assistant


Administrative Assistant

Ramakant Pal
Documentation Assistant

Raj Kumar Gupta

Vijay Yadav