Top Indian Biologists


1.      Samir K. Brahmachari

His full name was Samir Kumar Brahmachari. He was born on 1st January 1952. He was an Indian biophysicist. He was a former Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and Former secretary. He got J.C Bose Fellowship Award in 2012.
He worked in the fields of Functional Genomics, structural and computational biology. He was mostly known for open source drug discovery for affordable health care. He has been a council member for HUGO from 2004 to 2011. At a meet that held at Hyderabad International Hyderabad International Convention Center, he also co-chaired with Prof. Edison Liu. He got the highest civilian award named the Bhanga Bibhushan by the West Bengal Government.

2.      Obaid Siddiqi

Obaid was born on 7th January 1932. He was an Indian National Research Professor. He was the founder director of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research National Center for Biological Sciences. His doctoral advisor was Guido Pontecorvo.
He worked mainly in the field of biology. He got many awards like Padma Bhushan in 1984 Padma Vibhushan in 1984 and 2006. He did his schooling at Aligarh Muslim University. He studied till M.Sc at that University. He also got Goyal prize in 1991. He died on 26th July 2013 at the age of 81 years.

3.      J. B. S. Haldane

His full name was John Burden Sanderson Haldane. He was born on 5th November 1892. He was an English by birth and later an Indian scientist. He worked mainly in the fields of genetics, physiology, mathematics, and evolutionary biology. He also made innovative contributions to the fields of biostatistics and statistics. His father was John Scott Haldane who is a professor in Marxist, humanist, atheist, and socialist.
Burden has British citizenship until 1961 and changed to Indian from that year. He was well known for Population genetics, Enzymology, Haldane's rule, Haldane's principle, Haldane's dilemma, and Primordial soup. He died on 1st December 1964 at the age of 72 years. 

4.      Veronica Rodrigues

Her full name was Veronica Filomena Rodrigues. She was born in the year 1953. She was a Kenyan who was born in India. So her nationality is Indian. She worked in the field of Biology. She did her M.A in microbiology. Kenyan worked as a senior professor at the National Center for Biological science.
She got senior National Woman Bioscientist Award in 2004. She died in 2010. 

5.      Birbal Sahni

Birbal was born on 14th November 1891. He was an Indian Paleobotanist. It is a field that studies about fossils of the Indian subcontinent. He also worked in the fields of archeology and geology. His doctoral advisor was  Albert Charles Seward.
A college that was founded by him now called as the Birbal Sahni Institute of Paleobotany. It was located at Lucknow. He was mostly known for Bennettitales, Pentoxylales, and Homoxylon rajmahalense. He died in the year 1949.

6.      Mitali Mukerji

Mitali was born on 13th November 1967. She is a senior principal scientist at the CSIR Institute of Genomics and Interactive Biology. She won many awards like National Young Woman Bioscientist Award in 2007 and Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in 2010.
She worked in the fields of human geonomics and ayurgeonomics. She currently resides in New Delhi and holds a doctoral degree in bacterial molecular genetics. Dr. Samir Kumar Brahmachari was her most influential mentor and these words are stated by her in an interview. She received many prestigious awards.  
In 2017, she was awarded the Pushpalatha Ranade National Award and Vasavik award for women scientists in 2016.

7.      Satyajit Mayor

Satyajit was born on 26th January 1963. He worked in many fields like Biology, Membrane Biology, Cell Signaling, and Cell biology. George A. M. Cross was his doctoral advisor. He is an Indian biologist who worked as the director of the National Center for Biological Sciences. It was located in Bangalore.
He won many awards and they are as follows. They are Infosys Prize for Life Sciences in 2012, JC Bose Fellowship from 2006 to 2016, and Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in 2003. 

8.      Janaki Ammal

Janaki full name was Janaki Ammal Edavalath Kakkat. She was born on 4th November 1897. She was an Indian botanist who conducted scientific research in phytogeography and cytogenetics. Her most notable work was on eggplant and sugarcane.
She mainly worked in the field of Botany and Cytology. From the rain forests of Kerala, she collected many valuable plants of medicinal and economic values. Janaki had six brothers and five sisters. She died on 7th February 1984 at the age of 86 years.

9.      Veena Parnaik

 Her full name was Veena Krishnaji Parnaik. She is an Indian cell biologist. She is working as the current Chief Scientist at the center for cellular and molecular biology. She is well known for contributions to the understanding of the nuclear lamina. She got JC fellowship award in 2011. Her residence was at Hyderabad, India.

10.  Asis Datta

He was born on 2nd February 1944. He was born in West Bengal, India. He was an Indian biochemist, genetic engineer, and molecular biologist. His most famous work is to research on genetically modified foods and food nutritional security. He got many awards like Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, TWAS prize, FICCI award, and many other awards.

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