You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

Scientist Sanjeev Galande gets G D Birla award

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Noted scientist Sanjeev Galande has been selected for the prestigious G D Birla award for 2014 for his pioneering research in the field of epigenetics and molecular cell biology.

Galande is a professor at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Pune and is widely respected for his works in genomics and related areas.

Instituted by the K K Birla Foundation in 1991, G D Birla award for scientific research is given annually to an original and outstanding work undertaken by Indian scientists living and working in India.

The award, which is given to those below the age of 50, carries a cash prize of Rs 2.5 lakh.

Born on September 20, 1967, Galande had obtained his PhD in biochemistry from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1996.

A postdoctoral fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the US, he had established the Centre of Excellence in Epigenetics at IISER and is leading a team of scientists in studying various aspects of gene.

Epigenetics is an area of study about changes that influence gene function.

Galande is also a recipient of Shantiswaroop Bhatnagar award.

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Wed, July 01 2015. 16:22 IST