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SELECTBIO Conferences MedChem India 2017

Ram Vishwakarma's Biography

Ram Vishwakarma, Director

Dr Ram Vishwakarma is Director of Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine Jammu. Prior to joining IIIM, he worked (2005-2009) as Vice-President at Piramal Life Sciences, Mumbai on NCE discovery on cancer, inflammation and drug-resistant infections. Prior to that, he was a staff-scientist at NII, New Delhi working on chemical-biology of GPI anchors. He did his Ph.D. from CDRI, Lucknow and post-doctoral work from University of Cambridge on biosynthesis of Vitamin B12. He has expertise in new drug discovery, medicinal chemistry, organic synthesis, chemical biology and glycobiology, and has over 200 publications and 35 patents. He is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and was awarded Sun Pharma (Ranbaxy) Research Award (2014) in the Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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