Professor Seyed E. Hasnain
PhD, DSc (h.c.), FNA, FTWAS, ML
** He is the first Indian elected as a Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and one of the youngest to be elected as a Fellow of TWAS, Trieste, Italy.
** Internationally, Hasnain is a recipient of the prestigious Humboldt Research Prize, awarded by the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation, Germany; as well as the very exclusive Robert Koch Fellowship, of the Robert Koch Institute, Berlin.
** Professor Hasnain received the Padma Shri (Civilian Award) from His Excellency, the President of India.
Professor Seyed E Hasnain was recently appointed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India as a Member of the University Grants Commission - the supreme regulatory body for higher education in India (2011 onwards)
Professor Hasnain is now the Visiting Professor at the King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Professor Hasnain appointed Honorary Adjunct Professor at IISER, Bhopal, India
NEW PHOTO ALBUM - SEYED E HASNAIN, HIS LIFE, HIS WORK, AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HYDERABAD (2005-2011)
***Interview @ Nature India ***
Hasnain awarded Hon. doctorate by Queen's University Belfast
London, July 4, 2011
Prof. Seyed E. Hasnain, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and Former Vice Chancellor, University of Hyderabad was awarded an Honorary Doctorate at a ceremonial Convocation function held on July 4, 2011 in Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Professor Hasnain received the Doctorate of Medical Sciences Degree (honoris causa) for his outstanding and acclaimed research work on Tuberculosis. Later in the evening Dr Hasnain delivered a Public Lecture, under the India Lecture Series, entitled "Controlling TB: The World’s Deadliest Infectious Bacterial Disease Remains a Grand Challenge".
Prof. Seyed E. Hasnain is the third Indian to receive this honor after Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (2009) and Professor Amartya Sen (2010). With this Honorary Doctorate Professor Seyed E. Hasnain joins the league of many eminent and world renowned personalities who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields and have been recognized by the award of the Honorary Doctorate of the prestigious Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Other previous Honorary Doctorate Awardees include economist Peter Sutherland, Chairman of the Council of London School of Economics; Scientist Sir John Krebs of Oxford; Scientist Robert Gallo, co-discoverer of HIV (AIDS Virus); Sir David King of Cambridge University, former Chief Scientific Advisor to Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown; Alison Richard, Former Vice Chancellor, Cambridge University; President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Tony Blair and many others.
Prof. Hasnain earlier received the Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize for his contributions to TB Infection Biology and was first Indian to be honored with the Robert Koch Fellowship of the Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany.
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