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Prof. Goverdhan Mehta
Professor Goverdhan Mehta is a distinguished organic chemist. He is a National Research Professor, Eli Lilly Chair, School of Chemistry at the University of Hyderabad and a Bhatnagar Fellow. He is the former President of the International Council for Science (ICSU) past director of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He holds a D.Sc. from University of Marseilles, France, PhD in Organic Chemistry from Pune University -National Chemical Laboratory; and a PhD. Research from Michigan State University and Ohio State University USA.
He has been awarded the 4th highest civilian honor, "Padma Shri" in 2000 by the President of India and "Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur" in 2004. He is a "Fellow of the Royal Society" and a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Prime Minister of India. He has many prestigious awards and innumerable honors to his credit.
Dr. Takayuki Shioiri
Dr. Takayuki Shioiri, a PhD from University of Tokyo, is Professor Emeritus of the Nagoya City University and an adjunct Professor of the Graduate School of Environmental and Human Sciences, Meijo University. He is the Honorary President of the Japanese Society for Process Chemistry. Dr. Shioiri is the recipient of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan (PSJ) Award, the Abbott Prize and the Japanese Peptide Society Award.
Dr. K.Nagarajan
Dr. K. Nagarajan obtained his BSc (Hons) in Chemistry from Loyola College, Madras, and PhD from University of Madras. He is postdoctoral Fellow from Wayne State University, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena and Zurich University, Switzerland. He has held various positions as Head, Medicinal Chemistry, Ciba Research Center, Director, R&D of Searle India among others. He is the recipient of the Bhatnagar Prize in Chemistry and Lifetime Research Award from the Chemical Research Society of India. Dr. K. Nagarajan spearheads the scientific efforts at Hikal.
Prof Axel Kleemann
Professor Axel Kleemann holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, where he is the Honorary Professor of Chemistry. Prof. Kleemann was a member of the Management Board of ASTA Medica AG from 1987 to 2000. He was responsible for research and development, production, engineering and drug safety. Apart from being a board member in various organizations and scientific societies in Germany, Prof. Kleemann is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Protagen AG and a member of the Board of Directors of several non-listed and listed biotech and fine chemical companies.
Prof. Kleemann is the co-author of the standard reference book, 'Pharmaceutical Substances'.