Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy 2020

SRMAP UDL 13SRM University-AP is bringing forth the thirteenth edition of the University Distinguished Lecture on October 30, 2021, Saturday at 10.30 am. The globally established Dr Sandeep Verma, known for his contribution to the fields of bioorganic chemistry and chemical biology, will deliver a lecture on Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy 2020: A Transformative S&T Agenda.

About the Speaker:

Dr Sandeep Verma is a member of the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), a statutory body established by the Parliament of India in 2008. He took charge as the secretary of SERB in 2019. SERB aims to accelerate research in Scientific and Engineering fields at a global scale by providing funds through calibrated funding for researcher mobility, awards, and honours to name a few.

Dr Sandeep Verma reserves the credit for the synthesis of enzyme mimics using metal-mediated systems. His group is engaged in developing bio-inspired soft matter and protocols for using biological building blocks as diagnostic tools for diseases.

Dr Verma received his master’s degree from Benaras Hindu University and then went for a PhD in the University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, USA. He went for two post-doctoral research, first at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the second at Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, before returning to India to join the Indian Institute of Technology as an Assistant Professor. Dr Verma serves as an affiliated faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering, Center for Nanoscience, and Center for Environmental Science and Engineering at IIT, Kanpur.

Additionally, Dr Verma is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India, the Indian Academy of Sciences, the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), and a Senior Fellow of the Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz, Germany. The Chemical Research Society of India awarded him with a Silver Medal in 2017. He also received the National Prizes for Research on Interfaces between Chemistry and Biology (2017).

Along with it, Dr Verma is an Associate Editor for Chemical Communications (Royal Society of Chemistry, UK). He is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of ChemBioChem, Cell Chemical Biology, and Journal of Peptide Science.

In 2010, Dr Sandeep Verma was awarded one of the highest Indian awards in the field of Science, the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize by The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. Dr Verma won the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund Award, P. N. Bhargava Medal and BHU Vice Chancellor’s Gold Medal for academic excellence in master’s degree examination, and the J. Watumull Endowed Award of the University of Illinois at Chicago. He won the B. M. Birla Science Prize (2003), Swarnajayanti Fellowship (2005) in Chemical Sciences, and Bronze Medal (2005) of the Chemical Research Society of India.

It is an honour and an incomparable opportunity for all to have such a distinguished guest in our midst and to learn from him. The University Distinguished Lecture (UDL) hosted by SRM University-AP is attended by about 2000 members from IITs, NITs, IISERs, Universities/Institutions, CSIR, DST, DBT, DRDO, DAE, ISRO, NARL, MoES and several others from different parts of the country.

SRM University-AP cordially invites everyone to the thirteenth University distinguished Lecture that will promote transformative Scientific and Technological innovations on October 30, 2021, Saturday at 10.30 am.

Register to Join: https://bit.ly/SRMAP_UDL13

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