Team leader for the NBC planning project is Sameer Dixit, country director of the non-profit Centre for Molecular Dynamics, Nepal. Another member of the NBC planning team is Makunda Ranjit, president of the Nepal Biotechnology Association.
Currently, Nepal has no government agency to oversee biotechnology development. Historically, up until now, interest in the biotechnology has been limited to:
* 1997, establishment of a biotech unit at the Nepal Agriculture Research Council (NARC).
* 2003, undergraduate degree in biotechnology offered at Kathmandu University