Dr. D S Reddy awarded JC Bose Fellowship for Science and Technology 2021
Aug 20, 2021
JAMMU: Dr. D. Srinivasa Reddy, Director, CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu, has been awarded the highly prestigious J C Bose Fellowship-2021 by the Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
Dr. Reddy, an organic and medicinal chemist of international repute, who took over as Director, CSIR-IIIM, Jammu last year, has made significant contributions in the area of total synthesis of natural products and medicinal chemistry. His research work resulted in discovering leads with potential to take forward in developing drugs for treating various diseases such as diabetes, obesity and infectious diseases.
Beside, his research strategy for crop protection and mosquito repellents are also remarkable. In recognition of his excellent research work, Dr. Reddy has received many prestigious awards and honours like Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award (SSB) in Chemical Sciences, Sun Pharma Research Award (Ranbaxy Research Award) in the field of pharmaceutical sciences, NASI-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award for application-oriented innovations in physical sciences, OPPI (Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India) Scientist Award, elected Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru- FASc, CRSI Bronze Medal in recognition of his contribution in chemical science, elected Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India - NASI, and Editor of Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, an Elsevier publication.
Pertinently, the JC Bose fellowship is awarded to active scientists and engineers in recognition of their outstanding performance. The fellowship is scientist-specific and very selective, recognising Indian scientists for their outstanding scientific profile.
The J C Bose Fellow will receive a fellowship amount of Rs. 25,000/- pm and a research grant of Rs. 15 lakhs per annum and is provided initially for a period of 5 years. The fellowship can be extended beyond five years based on performance during the first five-year tenure.