ORG Open Health Systems Laboratory Title BIO Professor Ashok Kolaskar leads the bioinformatics program at Open Health Systems Laboratory (OHSL) and serves as consultant to Internet2 on India initiative. He is one of the most recognized scientists in Bioinformatics and respected Higher educationist. For his research work in Bioinformatics has been recognized by Indian National Science Academy (INSA) New Delhi and National Academy of Sciences as its elected Fellow, the two most prestigious Science Academies of India. For his contribution in development of Higher education he was awarded Hon. Cause Doctor of Literature (D.Lit) and also Hon Cause Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) by prestigious Universities in India. He served as the Vice Chancellor of University of Pune, Pune, one of the largest University in India and also the Vice Chancellor of KIIT Univ. Bhubaneshwar. He was an Adviser to the National Knowledge Commission established by the Prime Minister of India. He worked on several National bodies as either Member or Chairman of various committees and helped in formulating new policies of the country and executing many of the existing policies in Science and Higher Education.He has also severed as executive committee member of Association of Indian Universities, Board of Director of several Indian companies including Managing Director of DSK Education & Research Pvt. Ltd the company providing training in Animation,Video game design and product design. His contributions to internationalization of Higher education in India are highly appriciated including by the Governor of Mary Land, USA. Indo-American Business Society of Georgia,USA and many other countries such as Oman, Saudi Arabia,Taiwan etc.