Mr Vikas Bhatia

Mr Vikas Bhatia is a businessman in Jaipur, Rajasthan who got involved in promoting awareness for Inborn Errors of Metabolism (IEM) and Rare Genetic Disorders from the foundation called MERD India Foundation he started after his third son’s death. All the three were born with rare metabolic disease Pyruvate Carboxylase Deficiency. After that incident, he decided to help parents who are facing the similar kind of problem. Now his life’s objective is to provide moral and informative support to the parents of IEMs suffering children and to campaign newborn screening in India.


I am the Founder and Managing Editor of SciRio, a digital ecosystem for science communicators who want to communicate science to people who are non-experts in any fields of science. After stints as a Research Associate at the Indian Institute of Science and Centre for Human Genetics working on Cancer Research and Developmental Biology, I shifted gears to communicating science and become an entrepreneur.

I established SciRio to support science communicators in networking better, finding appropriate training and resources, and ultimately provide unexplored opportunities to science communicators.

Leave a Reply