Dr. Ramgopal is the Academic Manager at Biocon Academy, Bangalore where he is responsible for managing the activities of Biocon-KGI Certificate Program in Biosciences. Prior to joining Biocon Academy, he worked as Associate Professor in Biotechnology wherein he taught for M. Tech / B. Tech Biotechnology Programs for 12 years. He has guided many PhD students in Biotechnology, has executed funded R&D projects in Biotechnology & published research papers in International/National Journals/Conferences. His academic interests include Cell & Molecular Biology, Genetics, Plant Biotechnology, Bioethics, Biosafety & Intellectual Property Rights. Ramgopal has research experience in the areas of Biotechnology of Oilseeds & Medicinal Plants and Biofuels from Microalgae. He has trained faculty and students in Biotechnology, IPRs, Effective Teaching Learning and Soft Skills.