Dr. Y Nayudamma Memorial Lecture

Director CLRI

Professor G.Padmanaban,
NASI-Platinum Jubilee Chair
Formerly Director (IISc), Indian Institute of Science Bangalore,India

Topic: Biotechnology-Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Time: 2 to 3 pm on 30th January 2013

Professor Govindarajan Padmanaban, born on March 20, 1938, is essentially a home-grown scientist with over 45 years of indulgence in Life Sciences research at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) , Bangalore . His experience spans a life-time ranging from that of a student, faculty, director and now a senior scientist at IISc. He grew up with the initiatives in the country to promote modern life science research and biotechnology. He played a key role in ushering recombinant DNA technology in the country and has significant research contributions in the areas of eukaryotic gene transcription and malaria parasite biology. Professor Padmanaban has been a mentor to several researchers in the country. He is deeply involved in promoting new entrepreneurs in the biotech industry and works closely with the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and other agencies. He strongly believes that biotech can contribute to alleviate human suffering. The country has honoured Professor Padmanaban with several awards including Padma Bhushan.