Seyed E Hasnain
Indian Institute of Technology, School of Biological Sciences, India
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, has selected Professor Seyed Ehtesham Hasnain, Vice-Chancellor, University of Hyderabad, for the highly prestigious Humboldt Research Award 2008. This Award is given to eminent non-German researchers whose fundamental discoveries, insights or new theories have had a lasting impact on their field of specialization and who are expected to produce cutting edge results. The Humboldt Research Prize honours the academic achievements to date of internationally recognized scientists and is valued at Euro 60000 (~Rs.37 lakhs). A not insignificant number of Award Winners has subsequently been granted a Nobel Prize says the release from the Humboldt Foundation.