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CMFRI Scientist Wins Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award

30 Jun 2018

Dr Kajal Chakraborty, Senior Scientist at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has won the most prestigious Rafi Ahmed Kidwai award for outstanding research in agricultural science for 2017

KOCHI, 30 June 2018: Dr Kajal Chakraborty, Senior Scientist at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) and Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences has won the most prestigious Rafi Ahmed Kidwai award for outstanding research in agricultural science instituted by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi for the year 2017.

The award is in recognition of Dr Kajal’s research in the area of marine bioprospecting, especially in developing various nutraceutical products from seaweeds for different diseases. Basically an organic chemnist, Dr Kajal has developed nutraceuticals for arthritis, diabetes and cholesterol. All his inventions are patented by CMFRI and a few are out-licensed for commercial production.

The award includes an amount of INR 500,000 along with citation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will present the award on the foundation day of ICAR on July 16.  

Photo caption: Dr Kajal Chakraborty

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