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Prof. Nirmal Kumar Ganguly
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Prof. Nirmal Kumar Ganguly
Former Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research
Visiting Professor of Eminence, Translational Health Science & Technology Institute, India
President, Apollo Hospitals Educational and Research Foundation

Nirmal Kumar Ganguly, MD, is the former Director General; Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) was formerly a Distinguished Biotechnology Research Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. He was formerly President of the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), as well as that of the Asian Institute of Public Health, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, New Delhi; former Director, PGIMER (Chandigarh); and former Director, National Institute of Biologicals (Noida).

Prof. Ganguly has published more than 775 research papers and has supervised 130 PhD theses as Supervisor/Co-Supervisor. His major areas of research have been Tropical Diseases, Cardiovascular Diseases and Diarrheal Diseases. His interest encompasses the disciplines of Immunology, Biotechnology and Public Health. Prof. Ganguly is Fellow, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, London; Royal College of Pathologists, London; International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences, Canada; Third World Academy of Sciences, Italy; and International Medical Sciences Academy, New Delhi. He is also Fellow, National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi; Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi; National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad; Indian School of Applied Immunology & Allergy, New Delhi, and Indian Society for Parasitology and the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore.

He is Member of the Advisory Group, Cholera Vaccine Investment Case Preparation, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, South Korea. He is also Member, Global Access Advisory Committee, University of Western Ontario, Canada; Worldwide Anti-malarial Resistance Network (WWARN), Centre for Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford, U.K., and Asian AIDS Vaccine Network Task Force, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland. He is Member, Editorial Board of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Manitoba, Canada. He is Advisory Board Member, Grand Challenges (Canada). He is President, The Asian Conference on Diarrheal Diseases and Nutrition (ASCODD), Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Prof. Ganguly is Honorary Global Health Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor, Boston University, USA. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, USA. He was the chairman of the IND committee of DCGI for 11 years. He developed the version documents for ethics of medical research. He is also a Member of the Scientific Board, Grand Challenges, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He serves as a member of Global Work Group of the Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) of Center for Disease Control (CDC), Atlanta, USA. He is Member High Power Committee for Publication of 6th Edition of National Formulary of India (NFI) 2019-2020, Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission.

In 2015 he has been selected for the award of Helmholtz International Fellow by Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, Germany for significant contribution to the field of infectious diseases. In 2016 he has received Distinguished Scientific Award by Yakult Central University. He has been conferred with several prestigious awards, including 7 International and more than hundred national award (113) National Awards. He has been honored with the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award by the President of India in 2008 in the field of “Medicine”.

           

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