UoH professors win national awards

Published on March 28, 2015 08:01:01 AM
Dr Ch Venkata Ramana, Professor and Head of Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) won the best researcher award in the field of Immunology and Microbiology.

Dr Ramana was mentioned among India's top 100 researchers across all disciplines in a study conducted by careers 360 magazine. He won the prestigious award for compiling the Elsevier Science’s Bibliographic indexing database – SCOPUS for the last three years. He scored the highest h-index of 8 in Immunology and Microbiology in India.

Dr Ramana had studied India’s bacterial diversity and is currently indexing the bacterial wealth of India and their impact on ecosystem. He has published his research findings in reputed international journals.

Dr Ramana said India has spent enough time in indexing the macro-life (Plants and Animals) and now it is time to index the micro-life (Bacteria, fungi and viruses) and closely understand their psychology in regulating all major life forms and ecosystems.

Meanwhile, three other university of Hyderabad (UoH) professors were also conferred awards by  the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). All the three professors are from the School of Life Sciences, a press release from UoH stated.

Dr Suresh Yenugu, Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal Sciences, was conferred with the Swaran Kanta Dingley Oration Award. He has done his PhD from Osmania University. He had worked on reproductive endocrinology, with specific focus on male reproductive tract, immunology and contraception.

Dr Bramanandam Manavathi, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry won the Novartis Oration Award in the field of Cancer. He has done his PhD from SK University. He has worked in Molecular and Cell Biology, Signal transduction and Oncology.

Dr Gutti Ravi Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry won the  Tilak Venkoba Rao Award. He completed his PhD from Indian Agricultural Research Institute in molecular mechanism.