Ten young scientists have won this year’s NASI Scopus Awards instituted by the National Academy of Sciences, India, and Elsevier, a leading research publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services.

The winners include Kaviyarani R. Prasad, Siddhartha Gadgil and Vijay B. Shenoy of the Bangalore-based Indian Institute of Science; Tanmay Basak of IIT-Madras, and Suresh Babu of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram.

The other winners are Vinay Nandicoori of the National Institute of Immunology, Ellora Sen of the National Brain Research Centre, Siddharth Pandey of IIT-Delhi, S.N.Tripathi of IIT-Kanpur, and Pratap Ray Chaudhuri of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.

Science and Technology Minister Prithiviraj Chavan presented the awards here on Friday.

Each award carries a plaque, a citation and Rs.50,000 in cash.

Kok Keng Lim, managing director, Elsevier (Science and Technology), Asia Pacific (Academic and Government), and A. Surolia, vice-president, NASI Council, appreciated the efforts of the award winners to take science to newer heights.

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