Hyderabad: Dr Nooruddin Khan, Assistant professor in the Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad (UoH) has bagged two prestigious Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) awards – Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize and Chaturvedi Kalawati Jagmohan Das Memorial Award.
He received the awards from Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Anupriya Patel at ICMR annual award ceremony held at New Delhi.
Dr. Khan has been awarded the Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize for the research work on “Molecular mechanisms of vaccine induced protective immunity”. His findings have a potential bearing for the design and development of novel vaccine formulation against emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. The award is presented for the best published research work in the field of biomedical science including clinical research.
Dr. Khan was one of the few awardees who received another prestigious ICMR Chaturvedi Kalawati Jagmohan Das Memorial Award for outstanding research contribution in the field of Immunology. The award is for his work on understanding the regulatory mechanisms through which immune cells sense and respond to the conditions of nutrient restriction.
Dr. Khan published research papers in renowned journals such as Science, Nature, PLOS computational biology, Nature Immunology, Blood, Immunology, International Immunology, Cellular Microbiology, etc. and he is recipient of several national and international awards. He is visiting and courtesy Assistant Professor at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Cornell University, USA.