Prof. G. Padmanaban

Merits and Accolades


  • Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee of Yashraj Biotechnology Ltd
  • Honorary professor at INSA Senior Scientist at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Senior Science and Innovation Advisor, BIRAC, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India
  • Recipient of Padmashree and Padmabhushan
  • Conferred Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, BR Ambedkar Award, Ranbaxy Award and the first Distinguished Biotechnologist Award of the DBT, for his outstanding contributions to science
  • Acclaimed for his groundbreaking work in recombinant DNA technology in life science research. His significant contributions include transcriptional regulation of drug metabolizing genes in liver, elucidating the mechanism of chloroquine action and its resistance in the malarial parasite, new drug targets for malaria etc
  • As director IISc, he had promoted academia-industry interaction