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Dr. Rajan Sankaranarayanan
Group leader, Structural Biology Laboratory, CCMB, Hyderabad, INDIA
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Dr.Rajan Sankaranarayanan obtained Bachelors and Masters in Physics from Maduruai Kamaraj University and his Ph. D. from the Molecular Biophysics Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1996. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at IGBMC, Strasbourg, France from 1996-2002. Dr. Sankaranarayanan, after returning to India in 2002, has set up a state-of-the-art macromolecular crystallography laboratory and carrying out research in the field of Structural Biology. From CCMB, his group has made outstanding contributions in the area of proofreading during protein biosynthesis. He was awarded the prestigious Wellcome Trust International Senior Research Fellowship, UK in 2003, Swarnajayanthi fellowship of the DST, India in 2005-2006, National Bioscience Award of DBT in 2008, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award in 2011, GN Ramachandran Gold Medal in 2015 and Infosys Science Prize in 2020. He is an Associate Editor of Journal of Structural Biology and Board of Reviewing Editor of the journal eLife. He is also a fellow of all the three major science academies of the country.

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