India has achieved many prizes in 2014. Before the year ends IICT scientist Srivari Chandrasekhar has added one more prize, he wins Infosys Prize. The scientist who has made important contributions in potential drug developments. Srivari Chandrasekhar from CSIR-IICT , Hyderabad, was announced the winner of the Infosys Prize 2014 in Physical Sciences. The award includes a purse of Rs. 55 lakh, a 22 carat gold medal and citation. The award will be presented by The President on January 5 in Kolkata. The prize is awarded annually by the Infosys Foundation.
He had won the CSIR Technology award-2014 along with his team member
Chandrasekhar’s current contribution is to develop a technology for manufacturing Misoprostal, an abortive drug also used in the treatment of ulcers. Now we can easily get rid of Ulcer.
He has successfully prepared some important drug molecules such as bedaquiline for multi-drug resistant TB, Galantamine for Alzheimer’s disease, Sertraline for treatment of depression, Nebivolol for hypertension and marine natural products such as Eribulin, Azumamide, Arenamide and Bengazole which are scarce to get from nature, with potent biological activities.
As he moves on achieving his target , he has made contributions in synthesizing complex and scarcely available natural products in the laboratory using easily available chemicals.
Chandrasekhar has over 250 publications in national and international journals to his credit.