Panelist: Atya Kapley
Atya Kapley is an Indian environmental geneticist who is the Asia & Pacific Coordinator and Vice President for the Organisation for Women In Science for the Developing World. Kapley is Senior Principal Scientist and Head of the Director’s Research cell of the CSIR National Environmental Engineering Research Institute in Nagpur. In 2000 the Association of Microbiologists of India gave Kapley the Young Scientist Award for her work in the field of environmental microbiology. In 2008 Atya Kapley was presented with the Women Scientist Award by the Biotech Research Society of India. As part of her support for the Organisation for Women In Science for the Developing World Kapley has organised conferences and workshops After studying for a BSc at the Osmania University, Hyderabad, Atya Kapley moved to University of Rookee to study for an MSc in Biosciences. This was followed by PhD studies at the University of Hyderabad researching endogenous factors that regulate the DNA binding of the receptor-estrogen complex in rat and goat uteri. Having completed her PhD Kapley took a post at CSIR National Environmental Engineering Research Institute as a senior project fellow and after a series of promotions is now Senior Principal Scientist and Head of theDirector’s Research Cell. Kapley is also a Life Member of the Association of Microbiologists of India.