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Kaiser Jamil


Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
India

Biography

Dr. Mrs. Kaiser Jamil, is a distinguished Scientist, having worked in 4 renowned Institutions like IICT, CCMB (both premier Institutes of CSIR), University of Sydney (Australia) and at University of Paris (France). During her career as an active researcher, head of Biology and Biotechnology division of IICT, she established multidisciplinary research in biology and expanded into newer areas of R&D. She has guided 25 PhD students and 80-100, M.Sc /B.Tec; /M.Tech/ and graduate students for project work, 5 students are still working under her supervision for PhD degree. She has published more than 200 papers in peer reviewed journals of repute. Her Career: She graduated from Osmania University (Women’s College), and Masters (M.Sc) from Osmania University (Biology); and joined Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR Lab) as a research fellow (1965)- completing her PhD in 1971, and joined CCMB (1971), working on Ultra structure and Biochemistry of mammalian reproduction, later in 1982 she moved to IICT as Head of Biology and biotechnology division and handled International Projects from TNO (Netherlands) and Commonwealth Science Council (UK), and went on to establish a Regulatory Toxicology Lab and set up an Electron Microscopy lab. After her superannuation from IICT; she was awarded Emeritus Scientist by CSIR-(till 2005), continued her research, at Genetics Department, Mahavir Hospital and Research Center, as HOD. She established the Cytogenetics and genetic toxicology lab, and completed 3 projects from CSIR, DBT and Inhouse. She then became Research Director of Indo-American Cancer Research Institute (2006-2008) and established a Cancer Biology Lab and Stem Cells lab, and continued her work in Cancer biology. Presently she is engaged in Cancer Biology Projects with an aim to discover Cancer Biomarkers. She has patented her work on Cancer Prognosis- ‘Possible Outcomes in Multi-Factored Diseases’ US patent (2104/CHE/2009), besides several other patents from IICT. She is presently (from 2009- till date), Dean and Honorary Professor for the Centre of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Studies (JNIAS) Hyderabad and has established Biotechnology, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics Centre at JNIAS, besides her additional charge at Mahavir Hospital and Research Centre, as HOD genetics department. Awards and Honors: she is a life member and Fellow of several Academies, Scientific Associations in which she is holding executive positions, She was one of the top 20 Scientists of the country to be honored with the Award of “Modern Medicare” for her work in cancer research in the area of Pharmacogenomics. She has been a Task force member in committee’s at the Department of Biotechnology (DBT)- Govt of India, and DNES, New Delhi and Advisor at Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)- Govt. of India- New Delhi Recently she was honored with the Lupin Visiting Fellowship Award by ICT- Mumbai- Jan2011, and received Distinguished Scientist Award from Pentagram Research Centre in Feb 2012 and was honored as FELLOW of EMSI in July2012. She is the first woman from India to be elected as President of Third World Organization of Women In Science- OWSD- (TWOWS) with it head quarters in Trieste- Italy which she served from 2005-2010, with a National Chapter of TWOWS for Indian women. She is on the Editorial board of 3 prestigious journals and Reviewer of several journals. Her Passion: “Human dimensions: A vision for Sharing, Learning and Transforming”.

Research Interest

Pharmacogenomics, Genetic toxicology, Cytogenetics, Bioinformatics

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