Shyama Prasad Raychaudhuri Award

Name Affiliation Photograph Description
Prof. Anupam Varma Advanced Centre for Plant Virology
Indian Agricultural Research Institute
New Delhi - 110012, India
Mobile No: 9810217141
Dr. Iddya Karunasagar Advisor (Research and Patents), Nitte University, University Enclave, Medical Sciences Complex, Deralakatte, Mangalore-575018, India Iddya Karunasagar obtained his Masters and Ph.D degrees in Microbiology from Mysore University.

He carried out postdoctoral research at University of Maryland, USA, University of Sendai, Japan, Natural Resources Institute, UK and University of Wuerzburg, Germany

First Director of Research of Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Karnataka

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) awarded him National Professorship in 2005.

He worked on viral diseases of shrimp such as white spot syndrome virus (WSSV), Infectious hypodermal and hepatopancreatic necrosis virus (IHHNV), Monodon baculovirus (MBV), Hepatopancreatic Parvovirus (Penaeus monodon densovirus).

Since 1999, he has served as member of Joint FAO/WHO Expert Meeting on Microbiological risk assessment (JEMRA). He joined the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of United Nations and was based in Rome as Senior Fishery Officer.

He guided over 30 Ph.D. and 45 Masters degree students.

He was the recipient of many prestigious awards such as Rafi Ahmed Kidwai award, Aquaculture Award from Marine Products Export Development Authority and Academic Contributor of the biennium Award from International Association of Seafood Professionals (Sydney, Australia).

He has over 220 publications in refereed international Journals and an h-index (Scopus) of over 41. He has 15 book chapters and one book published by international publishers. He has 6 patents and 3 commercialised technologies. He has 5 bacterial genomes, two viral genomes and over 4000 nucleotide sequences in GeneBank.  
Dr. V.G. Malathi Adjunct Faculty
Department of Plant Pathology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University,
Dr. V.G. Malathi is Adjunct Faculty at Department of Plant Pathology Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. She has specialization in Agriculture, Plant Virology with 69 Publication in peer reviewed journal, 8-10 projects funded by ICAR and DBT & Abstracts in the proceedings of international and national conferences above 100. She has been accorded with several prizes like Best teacher award 2006 given by PG School, IARI, Prof. Das Gupta Memorial Award 2006, Indian Phytopathological Society, Khwarizmi International Award 2007 & Best ICAR Woman Scientist award 2010.

Her research focus has been on Characterization, diagnosis, comparative and functional genomics of whitefly transmitted Gemini viruses infecting grain legumes, cotton and tomato.

Dr. R.K. Singh Director-cum-Vice Chancellor
Indian Veterinary Research Institute,
Izatnagar-243 12, Bareilly, U.P.
Dr Raj Kumar Singh, PhD (Veterinary Virology), serving as Director-cum-Vice-Chancellor of Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar, U.P. since February 05, 2014, is a noted scientist and academician of high repute with specialization in veterinary microbiology, biotechnology, molecular epidemiology, diagnostics, vaccinology and equine science. Dr Singh also served as Director, NRC (Equines) and VTCC, Hisar, and had additional charge of Director, NRC on Camel, Bikaner and Director, CIRB. He is a NAAS Fellow.

He has developed 14 animal vaccines & 26 diagnostic tests and kits for animal diseases, 7 patents and published 240 papers, 43 reviews, 11 chapters and 02 books. Received 08 National/Society awards including ICAR Team Research Award, 2008; Rafi Ahmad Kidwai Award (Anim. Sci.), 2011; Agriculture Research Leadership Award, 2011; and DBT Tata Innovation Fellowship Award, 2013. He has helped in framing national policies for the upliftment of animal health and livestock sector in India.

Dr. Akhilesh Chandra Mishra Ex-Director, National Institute of Virology, Pune Dr. A.C. Mishra did his Masters in Zoology in 1970 from University of Gorakhpur and PhD in 1976 from University of Pune. He has more than 47 year’s research experience. He was director of National Institute of Virology, a prestigious institute of the Country for 12 years. After retirement he joined as Director, IRSHA, a biomedical research institute of Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune. His basic interest is epidemiology and containment of infectious diseases. Incrimination of Chandipura virus as causative agent for highly fatal Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in central India was his path-breaking discovery. He worked extensively on epidemiology of JE and Dengue viruses and investigated outbreaks of international concern like Nipah, SARS, Avian and Pandemic Influenza. Establishment of the first comprehensive BSL3 and first BSL4 laboratories was one of his several achievements. He has published over 170 research papers in international peer reviewed journals and has written and edited several books. He represented Government of India on various international forums. Dr Mishra is elected fellow of Indian National Science Academy, Delhi and Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore.