Dr. M. Vijayan
President, Indian National Science Academy

Dr. M. Vijayan is a distinguished biophysicist. He obtained his PhD in X-ray crystallography from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1967.

Dr. Vijayan has played a pivotal role in the development of structural biology in India and actively participated actively in several prominent international and national organizations. He was Chairman of the Commission on Biological Macromolecules, International Union of Crystallography from 1993 to1996; President of the Asian Crystallographic Association from 2004 to 2007; and a Member, Council, International Union of Pure and Applied Biophysics from1996 to 2002.

He worked as a Co-editor of Acta Crystallographica from 1993 to 2002, Co-editor of Crystallography Reviews in 2003 and he was the President of the Asian Crystallographic Association in 2004. Dr. Vijayan is also a Fellow of The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) With 230 scientific publications to his credit, Dr. Vijayan has received several prestigious honors and awards such as the Bhatnagar Prize for Biological Sciences in 1985, the Ranbaxy Research award in Basic Medical Sciences in 1996, the K.S. Krishnan Memorial Lecture Award of the Indian National Science Academy in 2001, Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Award, Indian Science Congress Association in 2003-2004 and the Indian government’s Department of Biotechnology Distinguished Biotechnologist Award in 2004.

On 10th December 1996, he was presented with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries Award, by the Prime Minister of India, for his outstanding contributions to biological crystallography.


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