Updated on 25 March 2014
Ranbaxy Science Foundation has been honoring the India's top talent in science each year. This year awards were given to five scientists and five science scholars
Singapore: Ranbaxy Science Foundation (RSF), a non-profit organisation set-up by Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, on March 24, 2014 announced its Ranbaxy Research Awards 2012 for excellence in original research work in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The Foundation also announced the Annual Science Scholar Awards to the young and brilliant new generation of scientists.
The Awards were presented by internationally acclaimed scientist, Pierre Alain Clavien, Professor & Chairman, Department. of Surgery, University Hospital in Zürich, Switzerland, at a function held today at National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi. Dr. Tsutomu Une, Ranbaxy's Chairman and Padma Shri Dr. Nitya Anand, Chairman of Ranbaxy Science Foundation were also present at the award ceremony.
The awards were given to five scientists and five science scholars.
Outstanding research scientists honoured for excellence in original research work in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences were:
Medical Sciences - Basic Research: Prof. Umesh Varshney, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology, India Institute of Science, Bangalore, for his pioneering discoveries in the areas of protein synthesis and DNA repair using Escherichia coli and mycobacteria as model organisms.