Virander Singh Chauhan

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Virander Singh Chauhan

Born: 3 March 1950

  • He is an Indian scientist and a Rhodes Scholar working in the fields of genetic engineering and biotechnology and known for his contributions to the development of a recombinant vaccine for malaria.
  • He was honored by the Government of India in 2012 with the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri.
  • He, a Rhodes Scholar of 1974 and a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), received Dr. MOT Iyengar Memorial Award from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in 1995.
  • This was followed by Ranbaxy Research Award in 2001, Om Prakash Bhasin Award in 2002 and ICMR Basanti Devi Amir Chand Prize in 2003.
  • He is also a recipient of the Raj Kristo Dutt Memorial Award of the Indian Science Congress Association in 2010 and the BioSpectrum Person of the Year Award in 2011.
  • In 2012, the Government of India awarded him the civilian honor of Padma Shri.
  • He also holds the Fellowships of Indian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, India, and Indian Society for Parasitology.

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