Dr. Venkat Manohar is Director, Indian Institute of Chromatography & Mass Spectrometry (IICMS),Chennai, an institution set up to develop experts in Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry. He did his Ph.D. in Physics from University of Madras and has more than three decades of experience in analytical sciences. Prior to this assignment, he was Senior Vice President in Piramal Life Sciences Limited (PLSL), Mumbai, where his responsibilities involved setting up of state-of-the-art facility featuring LC-NMR-MS, LC/MS/MS, MALDI TOF/TOF MS systems to carry out GLP bioanalysis, analytical support for process development and drug discovery group, generating data for IND filing at various countries, training team of scientists in various aspects analysis so on. Dr.Manohar has also served Hindustan Unilever Ltd and Searle India Limited prior to joining Piramal Life Sciences. He has 30 publications and 5 patents to his credit.