Hyderabad: Senior Principal Scientist in the department of Organic Synthesis and Process Chemistry (OSPC), CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, (CSIR-IICT), Dr. Srihari Pabbaraja, has been selected for the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) Bronze medal 2021 for his contributions in the field of total synthesis of natural products and method development for new chemical entities, according to a press release.
The IICT scientist will receive the coveted medal in the 27th CRSI-RSC joint symposium being organised by CRSI and Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) at IIT Guwahati, scheduled to be held in February, 2021.
Dr. Srihari is associated with the backward integration of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), the well-known repurposed drug for Covid-19, and synthesis of its key intermediates from indigenously available raw materials.
He is also involved in the application of flow chemistry technology for the synthesis of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), has supervised 12 students for Ph.D, published 115 articles in reputed international journals and has filed 10 patents to his credit.
Dr. Srihari is also a recipient of several awards including the CSIR Young Scientist Award in 2009 and the OPPI Young Scientist Award in the same year. He also received the AVRA Young Scientist Award-2014, Dr. A. K. Singh Memorial Young Scientist Award-2016 and CDRI Award for Excellence in Drug Research-2018, among others.
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