National Institute Of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG) National Institute Of Biomedical Genomics National Institute Of Biomedical Genomics

Name: Partha P. Majumder


Position: Director

Highest Educational Qualification: Ph.D. (Statistics); Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

Past Appointments

March 4, 2010 to present

Director, National Institute of Biomedical Genomics

12/2009 to present

Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Kolkata

12/2007 to present

Honorary Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore

May 7, 2004 to March 3, 2010

Professor and Head, Human Genetics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

June 1, 1991 to May 6, 2004

Professor & Head (from October 5, 1999 to May 6, 2004), Anthropology & Human Genetics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

2001 - present

Honorary Director, TCG-ISI Centre for Population Genomics, Kolkata

June 1, 1987 to May 31, 1991

Associate Professor, Anthropology & Human Genetics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

1990 - 1996

Genetics Consultant, Center for Education & Drug Abuse Research, Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A.

1987 - 1989

Visiting Assistant Professor of Human Genetics and Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh,U.S.A.

July 29, 1983 to May 31, 1987

Lecturer, Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, India

1982 - 1983

Research Instructor, Center for Demographic & Population Genetics, University of Texas, Houston, U.S.A.

1980 - 1982

Senior Research Associate, Center for Demographic & Population Genetics, University of Texas, Houston, U.S.A.


Awards & Honours

TWAS Prize in Biology - 2009, The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, Trieste, Italy.

G.D. Birla Award for Scientific Research - 2002, Shri K.K. Birla Foundation, New Delhi & Kolkata.

Shri Om Prakash Bhasin Award in Biotechnology - 2001, Shri Om Prakash Bhasin Foundation, New Delhi.

Ranbaxy Research Award in Applied Medical Sciences - 2000, Ranbaxy Science Foundation, New Delhi

New Millennium Science Medal - 2000

awarded by the Indian Science Congress Association and the Council for Scientific & Industrial

Research (CSIR), Government of India ( Gold Medal )

G.S. Randhawa Oration Award - 1999 of the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (awarded in 2000)


Fellowships & Memberships of Professional Societies

Fellow (Elected 2001), Indian National Science Academy

Fellow (Elected 1998), Indian Academy of Sciences

Fellow (Elected 2006), The National Academy of Sciences, India

Elected Member , Human Genome Organization (HUGO)

Founding Member , International Genetic Epidemiology Society

Life Member , Asia-Pacific Society of Human Genetics

Life Member , Indian Society of Human Genetics

Life Member , Indian Society of Medical Statistics

Life Member , Indian Anthropological Society

Life Member , Association for the Promotion of DNA Fingerprinting & Other Technologies

Member , American Society of Human Genetics

Member , International Biometrics Society


Orations & Special Lectures

Professor S.P. Ray-Chaudhuri Memorial Lecture, S.P. Ray-Chaudhuri Foundation, Benaras Hindu University,

2 March 2009.

Dr. Gour Gopal Das Memorial Oration of the Indian Physical Society, 28 March 2008, Bose Institute, Kolkata.

India Foundation Day Lecture, 20 February 2008, "The Indian Identity in Science", Kolkata.

Foundation Day Oration, 11 February 2008, Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar.

V. Ramalingaswami Memorial Lecture, 30 July 2007, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advance Scientific

Research, Bangalore.

National Science Day Lecture, 28 February 2006, National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR), Pune.

The 8 th Manasi Ram Memorial Lecture, 23 November 2005, Miranda House, University of Delhi.

The 2 nd C.C. Li Memorial Lecture of the University of Pittsburgh, 29 April 2005, Pittsburgh, U.S.A.

Dimensions of Science Lecture, India International Centre, New Delhi, 16 July 2004.

Shri J.N. Bose Memorial Oration, R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital's Foundation Day, 5 July 2004,


Institute Lecture - 2003, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

UNESCO Lecture in celebration of the 10 th Anniversary of the IBC and the 50 th Anniversary of the Discovery of DNA Structure, 14 May 2003, Paris.

Bireswar Chakraborty Memorial Oration - 2003, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad

CSIR Foundation Day Lecture - 2001, Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh.

U.S. National Institutes of Health "Stigma & Global Health" Lecture , 6 September 2001, Washington D.C.

NCBS-CSCS "Through the Lens of Life Sciences " Public Lecture . Bangalore, 20 April 2001

Foundation Day Lecture - 2000, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi.

Foundation Day Lecture - 2000, Centre for Archaeological Studies & Training (Eastern India), Calcutta.

Platinum Jubilee Lecture , Anthropology & Archaeology Section, Indian Science Congress, 2000, Pune.

Special Lecture , Sixty-sixth mid-year Meeting of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore

Lt. Col. Upendranath Mukerjee Oration 1999 of the Federation Hall Society, Calcutta

Platinum Jubilee Lecture , Statistics Section, Indian Science Congress, 1998, Hyderabad


Research Interests

Human Genetics & Genomics, Statistical Genetics, Population Genetics


Current Projects

Developing a Global Blueprint for Zero PCG: Towards a Complete Understanding of the Molecular Basis of

Primary Congenital Glaucoma (PCG) [Funded under the India-Australia Programme by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.]

International Center of Excellence in Malaria Research "Malaria Evolution in South Asia" [Funded by the

National Institutes of Health, USA]


Past Major Projects

"Immune Response Polymorphisms: Typhoid/Cholera Vaccines."[Funded by the National Institutes of Health, USA]

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