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Life as scientist more exciting than movie star: Chandrasekhar

“Life as a scientist is more exciting than a short-lived movie star,” senior scientist S Chandrasekhar on Sunday said as he impressed upon youngsters to become scientists.

“While youngsters are after celebrities, I strongly believe scientists can attain much more celebrity status than the cricketers or movie stars, whose status is short-lived,” he said.

“With the advancement of their age, the status of the scientists get bigger, so I believe the life as a scientist is more exciting than a short-lived movie star”, Chandrasekhar, who is Director of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)- Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad said here.

He was addressing the 18th Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) meet on “National Symposium in Chemistry”, which concluded at Panjab University (PU) on Sunday.
Read more at http://www.thestatesman.com/news/india/life-as-scientist-exciting-than-movie-star-s-chandrasekhar/122007.html#6KGEsuxT74qheD4c.99

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February 9, 2016 at 8:52 am

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IICT to seek approval for clinical trials of two new drugs

The Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) will be filing an investigative new drug application for two new molecules for treatment of cancer and Alzheimer’s.

This was disclosed by IICT its director S Chandrasekhar on the sidelines of a felicitation function, held here on Wednesday, of former IICT director and founder-chairman of Avra Laboratories Pvt Ltd AV Ramarao, who has been honoured with Padma Bhushan (Science & Engineering)….

Source: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/science/iict-to-seek-approval-for-clinical-trials-of-two-new-drugs/article8159097.ece

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January 28, 2016 at 9:13 am

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Parkinson’s disease: IICT develops predictive marker

Scientists from CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology here have developed a predictive marker that helps in identifying Parkinson’s disease at an early stage and could prevent its progression through therapeutics.

In a bid to find a prognostic marker, the scientists were trying to understand the disease progression. In the process, they observed that the appearance of new isoforms (a different form of the same protein) of alpha synuclein protein in the brain and their expression have been correlated with the onset of the disease and its progression, Principal Scientist at IICT’s Centre for Chemical Biology Shasi Vardhan Kalivendi said on Wednesday…

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/parkinsons-disease-iict-develops-predictive-marker/article8023350.ece

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December 27, 2015 at 7:29 pm

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For a cause

11 December 2015, Hyderabad

CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology has despatched relief material for Chennai flood victims.

According to a press release here, one lakh water sachets, 75 cartons of biscuits, 15 cartons of mosquito coils, 100-kg. of bleaching powder and 350 bed sheets were transported to Chennai and handed over to in-charge Director, CSIR-CLRI, Dr. Rose, and flood relief coordinator at CLRI, Dr. Madan…

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/for-a-cause/article7973667.ece

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December 13, 2015 at 10:27 am

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NRDC Inks MOA With CSIR-IICT Hyderabad on Technology Transfer”

Delhi December 7, 2015

National Research Development Corporation, an Enterprise of Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi (NRDC) has entered into Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with CSIR – Indian Institute of Chemical Technology Hyderabad (CSIR-IICT) for marketing the inventions/innovations, patents, formulations, know-how/processes developed by CSIR-IICT and also collection of Premia and Royalties arising from these activities…

Read more: http://www.business-standard.com/article/government-press-release/nrdc-inks-moa-with-csir-iict-hyderabad-on-technology-transfer-115120700879_1.html

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December 8, 2015 at 9:22 am

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NRDC enters into pact with CSIR-IICT

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December 8, 2015 at 9:21 am

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JC Bose fellowship for IICT scientists

Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT) Director S Chandrasekhar and his colleague G Narahari Sastry have been selected for the J C Bose National Fellowship by the Department of Science and Technology.

They have been selected for the fellowship for their contribution to scientific research and “desire to pursue research in India”…

Source: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/science/jc-bose-fellowship-for-iict-scientists/article7927692.ece

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November 29, 2015 at 4:58 pm

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