Ten of India's leading researchers were honored at Thomson Reuters Research Excellence - India Citation Awards 2015 presentation event held at the a glittering ceremony on September, 18 in New Delhi. As per the Intellectual Property and Science business division of Thomson Reuters, the awards represent India's continuing influence on global scientific research.
Dr Soumya Swaminathan, director general, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and secretary, Department of Health Research who was the guest of honor at event, congratulated the awardees. The keynote address was delivered by Dr H Purushotham, chairman and M D, National Research Development Corporation (NRDC).
The India Citation awards study mines scientific research citations within Web of Science - the premier global search and discovery platform to identify most influential researchers in the country.
Out of ten India Citation Awards winners in 2105, three belonged to biosciences. These included Dr A Banerjee- fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK, professor- Biological Chemistry, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science; Dr A Ramachandran, chairman, Dr A Ramachandran's Diabetes Hospitals president, India Diabetes Research Capital and Dr Rajeev Varshney- director, International Crops Research Institute for the semi-arid tropics, Center of Excellence in Genomics.
Commenting on the awards, Mr Arvind Pachhapur, South Asia head - Intellectual Property and Science and Legal Business, Thomson Reuters mentioned, "India has always been an important contributor to the global research output. The Thomson Reuters India Citation Awards aims to encourage and celebrate excellence in research by objectively identifying highly impactful work."