Previous Awardees

2007 Dr. Iddya Karunasagar
National Professor of IACR
College of Fisheries, KVAFS University
Mangalore
2008 Dr. Gowrishankar
Director
Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics
Hyderabad
2009 Dr. G.B. Nair
Director
Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (ICMR)
Kolkata
2010 Dr. C. Durga Rao
Professor
Microbiology and Cell Biology
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore
2011 Dr. V. Nagaraja
Professor
Microbiology and Cell Biology
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore
2012 Dr. Seyed E. Hasnain
Kusuma School of Biotechnology
Indian Institute of Technology
New Delhi
2013 Dr. Indrani Karunasagar
Director
UNESCO MIRCEN for Marine Biotechnology
2014 Dr. S.P. Thyagarajan
Former Vice Chancellor, University of Madras and
Dean (Research)
Sri Ramachandra University
Chennai
2015 Dr. Harsh Vardhan Batra
Director
Defence Food Research Laboratory
Mysuru
2016 Dr. Umesh Varshney
Professor and Chairman
Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
2017 Dr. K. Dharmalingam
Professor and Director Research
Aravind Eye Care System
Madurai
2018 Dr. M. K. Lalitha
Advisor Lab Services at Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences
Former HOD of Microbiology, Christian Medical College,
Vellore
2019 Dr. D. Narasimha Rao
Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru