Prof Dayananda Siddavattam of UoH appointed Vice-Chancellor of Gitam University in Vizag

Prof. Dayananda Siddavattam, senior professor at the department of animal biology at the University of Hyderabad (UoH), has been selected as the Vice-Chancellor of Gitam University, Visakhapatnam.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  21 Jun 2022 10:43 AM GMT
Prof Dayananda Siddavattam of UoH appointed Vice-Chancellor of Gitam University in Vizag

Hyderabad: Prof. Dayananda Siddavattam, senior professor at the department of animal biology at the University of Hyderabad (UoH), has been selected as the Vice-Chancellor of Gitam University, Visakhapatnam.

Prof. Siddavattam is a recent recipient of the prestigious JC Bose fellowship which is awarded to active scientists in recognition of their outstanding performance. His areas of research include molecular microbiology, environmental microbiology, and regulation of gene expression.

He has been selected for many national and international awards and honours, including Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad (NASI); Fellow, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi; Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore; and Fellow, Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences (FAPAS), 2006.

He was awarded the Andhra Pradesh Scientist Award in 2008 by the State Council of Science and Technology, government of Andhra Pradesh, the International Research Development Award by the Wellcome Trust, UK, and the UGC Mid-Career award 2019.

Prof. Dayananda has received research grants from several national and international funding agencies like DST; DBT; CSIR; CSIR (NMITLI); DRDO; British Council, UK; The Wellcome Trust, UK; National Science Foundation, USA; and successfully executed major research projects.

His research findings are published in several national and international journals. He has collaborated with Biotech companies like Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals, Biological E. Pvt. Ltd. and Aurobindo Pharma to develop/optimise the product development process and he owns a patent titled "Genetically Transformed Microorganism for Biomass Fermentation."

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