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2016 Lifetime Achievement Award

2016 SGRF Lifetime Achievement Award, was presented to Scientists who made significant contributions in the field of Biological/Medical Sciences, were awarded at the 2016 NGBT meeting in Cochin, India.

Dr. V. Shanta,Chairman, Cancer Institute, Chennai, India receiving 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from Dr. George Thomas for her pioneering and path-breaking contributions in the field of Cancer Research in India.

Dr. Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath, Professor, Centre for Neuroscience, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India was awarded the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from Dr. George Thomas at the NGBT meeting, Cochin, India.

Dr. N.K Singh, National Professor, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India receiving 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award for his pioneering and path-breaking contributions in the field of Agricultural Science in India.

2016 NGBT Poster Award Winners

2015 SGRF Student Scholarships

2015 SGRF Student Scholarships for Ms. Tamilarasi. N.K and Kavitha. R, second year B.Sc. (Agriculture) students at AC&RI, Killikulam, India were awarded to support their third year studies

2015 SGRF Excellence in Science Awards

2015 SGRF Excellence in Science Awards, a prize setup to recognize excellence in Science in India, were awarded at the 2015 NGBT meeting, Hyderabad, India. The winners were selected from the nominations received by a committee of experts constituted by SGRF. The 2015 award focused on clinical/translational genomics work.
Dr. Ivan Dikic, , Director, Goethe University Medical School, Germany, was awarded the 2015 SGRF Excellence in Science Awards on October 3rd, 2015 at the NGBT meeting in Hyderabad for his pioneering and path-breaking contributions to the field of Molecular Signaling and Biomedicine.

Dr. Ivan Dikic Receiving the SGRF Excellence in Science Award medal and plaque at the 2015 NGBT meeting from Dr. George Thomas.

2015 Lifetime Achievement Award

2015 SGRF Lifetime Achievement Award, was presented to Scientists who made significant contributions in the field of Biological/Medical Sciences, were awarded at the 2015 NGBT meeting, Hyderabad, India.

Dr.Mammen Chandy, Director of Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata, India receiving 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from Dr.Mohan (right) for his pioneering and path-breaking contributions in hematology and bone marrow transplantation in India

Dr.Alfred Wittinghofer, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Germany was awarded the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award at the NGBT meeting in Hyderabad for his pioneering and path-breaking contributions towards the structural analysis of signaling proteins, especially GTPases.

Dr.Jitendra P Khurana, Professor and Dean, University of Delhi South Campus was awarded the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award at the NGBT meeting in Hyderabad for his pioneering and path-breaking contributions in plant molecular biology and genomics.

Leaders In Life Sciences & Genomics Come Together



SciGenom Research Foundation (SGRF) and its co-hosts - Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), and Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB) hosted the three-day NextGen Genomics, Biology, Bioinformatics and Technologies (NGBT) Conference at Hyderabad International Convention Center (HICC). The inauguration was presided over by Ch. Mohan Rao, Director, CCMB. Other speakers included Dr George Thomas, Director, SciGenom Research Foundation, Dr Sekar Seshagiri, 2015 NGBT Conference Chair and Dr Thangaraj, Group Leader, CCMB.

The conference featured various sponsors from the genomics and sequencing platform manufactures who were excited to partner with the largest genomics conference in the country bringing together the best of scientific minds and practitioners together. MedGenome, the leader in clinical genomics in India was a major sponsor for the event along with Illumina, the largest sequencing platform manufacturer in the world.

“The conference provided a platform to bring academia and industry in genomics and related technologies together,” Sam Santhosh, CEO, MedGenome opined. He added: “We are happy that the NGBT conference has grown to become the largest genomics conference in the country.”

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2014 SGRF-Excellence-in-Science-Awards

2014 SGRF Excellence in Science Awards, a prize setup to recognize excellence in Science in India, were awarded at the 2014 NGBT meeting, Bangalore, India. The winners were selected from the nominations received by a committee of experts constituted by SGRF. The 2014 award focused on clinical/translational genomics work.

Dr. Ishwar Verma Head, Department of Genetics Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, was awarded the 2014 SGRF Excellence in Science Awards on Nov 17th, 2014 at the NGBT meeting in Bangalore for his significant contributions to medical genetics research and the application of genetic in the clinic in India

Dr. V. Mohan, President and Founder MDRF, was awarded the 2014 SGRF Excellence in Science Awards on Nov 19th, 2014 at the NGBT meeting in Bangalore for his significant contributions to diabetes genetics research and his work in the clinic for the management of diabetes in India

Dr. Ishwar Verma (middle) along with Dr. George Thomas (left), Dr. Krishnaraj Rajalingam (right) after receiving the SGRF Excellence in Science Award medal and plaque

Dr. Ishwar Verma delivering a keynote lecture at the 2014 NGBT meeting

Dr. Ishwar Verma receiving an oil on canvas painting memento following his lecture at the 2014 NGBT meeting from Dr. Krishnaraj Rajalingam

Dr. V Mohan delivering his keynote address at the 2014 NGBT meeting

Dr. V Mohan, MDRF, receiving the 2014 SGRF Medal from Dr. Andrew Peterson, Genentech.

Dr. Andrew Peterson, Dr. Radha Venkatesan, Dr. V Mohan and Dr. R. M. Anaja at the awards ceremony

Dr. George Thomas, Dr. Radha Venkatesan, Dr. V Mohan and Dr. R. M. Anaja at the awards ceremony

2014 SGRF Student Scholarships

2014 SGRF Student Scholarships for AC&RI, Killikulam winners were announced at the 2014 NGBT meeting on Nov 19th, 2014.

The scholarship winners were selected and recommended to SGRF director Dr. George Thomas by a committee constituted by Dr. V. Subramanian, Dean (i/c) and Professor, AC&RI, TNAU, Killikulam, India.

The selection committed consisted of

  • Dr. M. Swamiappan, Professor and first student coordinator at AC&RI, TNAU, Killikulam, India
  • Dr. K. Angappan, Professor, AC&RI, TNAU, Killikulam, India
  • Mr. R. Palaneeswar, President, Jeypee Farm & AC&RI Alumini Association President, India

The scholarship to cover the tution and boarding expenses for the year 2015-16 was awarded to Ms. Tamilarasi. N.K and Kavitha. R, first year B.Sc. (Agriculture) students at AC&RI, Killikulam, India.

Ms. Tamilarasi. N.K., winner of Seetharaman Seshagiri memorial scholarship receving the scholarship certificate from Dr. M. Swamiappan

Ms. Kavitha. R, winner of Namagiriammal memorial scholarship receving the scholarship certificate from Dr. M. Swamiappan

Scholarship winners (middle) Ms. Kavitha R, Ms. Tamilarasi. N.K and their parents (to left of Ms. Kavitha) along with the scholarship committee members (from far left) Dr. Swamiappan M, Dr. Angappan and Dr. George Thomas, SGRF Director, (far right)

Dr. Swamiappan M, receiving a portrait of Hassan as memento from Dr. George Thomas, SGRF Director

Dr. Angappan, receiving a portrait of Hassan as memento from Dr. George Thomas, SGRF Director

2014 SGRF Educator Awards

June 28th, 2014 – SGRF recognized several founding Professors of the Agricultural College and Research Institute, Killikulam, Vallanadu for their excellence in Education and Research and also for their contributions to the college during its inception in 1984. This recognition was awarded in collaboration with the 1985-89 students of the college