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This year, in the Life Sciences category, the award has been given to Prof Shubha Tole, who is an associate professor and principal investigator in the department of biological sciences, at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), in Mumbai.
It was cited that she had made significant contributions in understanding how the brain structure and circuitry are formed in the embryo, leading to better understanding of human behavior, cognition and emotions.
Now in its 6th year, the Infosys Prize is given to high caliber researchers for their impactful contribution in their respective fields.
The prize consists of Rs 55 lakh, which is tax-free for winners receiving within India; a 22-karat medallion; and a citation certificate.
The awarding ceremony will happen in Kolkata on January 5, 2015, and the awards will be presented by the Indian President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee.