As a child, it was one of my many dreams to have a publication in Nature. I did not end up becoming a scientist but have been an entrepreneur in the exciting field of genomics. So about 2 years ago, when I was asked to write an article for Nature Biotech, I was naturally excited but finding time to write for Nature wasn’t like my usual blog post. With the usual hustle and bustle of running a business, writing wasn’t easy. I procrastinated, but after a lot of pushing and prodding, this finally happened and I am excited. This will be in the paper edition in June.
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Ms Anu Acharya is the co-founder and CEO of Mapmygenome, a company that pioneered the field of personalised, preventive healthcare by making personal genomics tools available to the masses. With a vision to “Touch 100 million lives”, Mapmygenome was established in 2013, heralding the advent of improved healthcare through genomics-based personalised, precision medicine starting with India and other neglected populations.
Under her leadership, the company has been achieving several milestones, awards and honours. From the ET startup Awards to NASSCOM Emerge 50, WSJ’s Top global startups’ award, Red Herring Asia and Global to the recently conferred Pride of Telangana award; Mapmygenome has certainly become a force to be reckoned with.
A fiercely respected entrepreneur, she also serves as a governing board member and/or mentor for various high profile institutions such as the NIBMG, NIAB, IIITHyderabad, IvyCap Ventures, CSIR and ABLE. She is also a distinguished alumna from IIT Kharagpur.
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