Prof. Sanjeev Galande selected for G D Birla Award for Scientific Research 2014

Prof. Sanjeev Galande has been selected for the prestigious G D Birla award for Scientific Research 2014.

He has been selected for his significant contribution and his pioneering research in the field of Epigenetics and Molecular Cell Biology.

Presently, he is a professor at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune and also leading a team of scientists in studying various aspects of gene

Galande had obtained doctorate in biochemistry from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore in 1996. He is also a postdoctoral fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the US. He is pioneer for establishing the Centre of Excellence in Epigenetics at IISER.

He is also a recipient of Shantiswaroop Bhatnagar award.

About G.D. Birla Award

  • Established: 1991 by the K. K. Birla Foundation in the honour of philanthropist Ghanshyam Das Birla.
  • The award is given Indian scientist below the age of 50, living and working in India for his outstanding scientific research, mostly during the past 5 years.
  • Cash Prize: It carries a cash prize of 50 lakh rupees and a citation.

Epigenetics: It is field of science that deals with study of changes that influence gene function.


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