Prof. V. Nagaraja

President, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore.

Prof. V. Nagaraja is also Professor, Microbiology and Cell Biology Department, IISc, Bangalore. Professor Nagaraja’s major research interests are DNA topoisomerases, topology modulation, regulation of gene expression to understand the underlying molecular mechanisms and their importance in cellular function. He has published more than 160 peer reviewed publications, and has several patents. Prof. Nagaraja is life member of various professional Societies. He has also been the recipient of several awards and honours including the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, the J C Bose Fellowship of DST, J C Bose Medal of INSA, IISc Alumni Award for Excellence in Research, TWAS Prize in Biology and so on. He is a Fellow of all the Science Academies in India and is also a Fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences.