Dr. Subrata Dey is the Professor of Biotechnology and Ex-Vice Chancellor of the West Bengal University of Technology(Presently named as Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology). Prof. Dey has long been associated with research on the molecular genetics of Down syndrome and has worked extensively on the etiology of Down syndrome. His current research interests include the identification of genes involved in congenital heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease in both Down syndrome and normal individuals. Dr. Dey has been teaching courses in Genetics, Molecular Biology& Developmental Biology for more than thirty years and has received an award for academic excellence. He is also the founding Director of Centre for Genetic Studies. Prof. Dey is the author of many scientific papers and has edited four books on Down syndrome.