Premendu P. Mathur
Prof. Premendu P. Mathur, Ph.D. is Professor & Head, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Pondicherry University. He served as the Vice-Chancellor, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India (August 2012- August 2017), Dean, School of Life Sciences and Founder Head, Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry. He received M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Banaras Hindu University. He is a Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India and National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) and General Secretary (Scientific Activities) of the Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata. He is Vice-President, Asian Association of Andrology (China). He has published around 180 scientific papers/ reviews in various high impact journals and books and participated in more than 100 national and international scientific conferences. He is recipient of many prestigious awards such as Asutosh Mookerjee Memorial Award, Young Scientists’ Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Rockefeller Foundation Special Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, Rockefeller Foundation Biotechnology Career Award, Dr. P.N. Shah Memorial US Vitamin (India) Oration Award, ICMR International Fellowship Award for Senior Indian Biomedical Scientist, Subhash Mukherjee Memorial Infar India Oration Award, Dr. K.K. Iya Memorial Oration andVisionary Eduleader of India Award. He has made many innovations in teaching and research including launching of Study in India Programme at Pondicherry University.