HYDERABAD: Three of the faculty members in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Hyderabad have been recognized by the Department of Bio-technology. Dr Sharmishta Banerjee and Dr Ravi Kumar Gutti of the Department of Biochemistry have been given the 2011 Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award while Dr Niyaz Ahmed, associate professor in the Department of Biotechnology, has been given the National Bioscience Award.
The ‘Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award’ (IYBA), instituted by the Department of Biotechnology is a career-oriented scheme to identify and nurture outstanding young scientists with innovative ideas and desirous of pursuing research in frontier areas of biotechnology. Young scientists below the age of 35 are considered for this award and given a cash award of Rs one lakh every year during the course of the project.
The National Bio-science Award for Career Development or N-BIOS Prize is a coveted honor conferred by the Government of India upon select young Indian bio-scientists of less than 45 years of age. The award is annually given for unique contributions made towards the development of state-of-the-art technology in basic and applied areas of biological sciences through demonstrated activity in the form of publication in reputed journals or patents.