Hyderabad

Lalji Singh is SERB distinguished fellow

Former director of Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) Lalji Singh has been selected for ‘SERB Distinguished Fellow’ award by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), a statutory body of Government of India.

The SERB has instituted ‘Distinguished SERB Fellowship Award’ to support research of eminent scientists active even after superannuation. The award has been given in recognition of the former vice-chancellor, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), for his continued outstanding performance and also for mentorship to young researchers.

The award carries an amount of ₹ 60,000 per month and a research grant of ₹ 5 lakh a year for three years extendable by two years. Mr. Lalji Singh currently runs the ‘Genome Foundation’, a non-profit company established in May 2004 in Hyderabad. It is an effort to take authentic and affordable DNA technology and other genetic diagnostic services to the underprivileged and rural populations in the country to eradicate or control genetic disorders by using genetic screening, prenatal diagnosis and genetic counselling.

The Foundation is actively engaged in the diagnosis of genetic disorders, research on preventive, predictive personalised medicine and training of students in modern technologies and research, a press release said.

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