NEW DELHI: K Thangaraj, Chief Scientist at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad has bagged the prestigious J C Bose Fellowship “for his outstanding scientific contributions in the field of population and medical genomics.”
He was given the fellowship for his outstanding contributions in the field of population and medical genomics.
The news came to light after CCMB rolled out a notification on Saturday.
CCMB congratulated Dr Thangaraj on Twitter upon receiving the fellowship. “Many congratulations to Thangaraj for his JC Bose Fellowship. This is a recognition to active scientists for their outstanding achievements,” it tweeted.
Dr Thangaraj is a population geneticist. Some of the major works, that he is well known for, includes finding out the origin of Indian population-how humans migrated from Africa during different episodes and populated different parts of India.
These studies led to further work on understanding how these populations interbred. He also showed how in the last 2000 years Indians started practising endogamy resulting in many population specific genetic disorders.
The current focus has been on building a database of Indian population genetics.
What is J C Bose fellowship :
The J C Bose fellowship is awarded to active scientists in recognition of their outstanding performance by the Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science &Technology.
- The fellowship is open to Indian Nationals residing in India, with upper age limit of 68 years for completion of fellowship.
- The applicant should possess a higher degree or equivalent: namely Ph.D. in Science/Engineering, Masters in Engineering or Technology/MD in Medicine, etc. and must have carried out several years of work in the specific area.
- These Fellowships are meant for those who have a proven track-record as evident from their research publications and recognitions.