L to R: Mr. Vijay Habbu (Senior V. P., Reliance Industries Ltd.) and Prof. G. D. Yadav (Vice Chancellor, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai) presenting the UDCT Alumni Association (UAA) and Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) “Dhirubhai Ambani Life Time Achievement Award” to Nobel Laureate Sir Richard Roberts (Ph.D., University of Sheffield, UK – Chief Scientific Officer) at an event held today at ICT in Mumbai.
Nobel Laureate Sir Richard Roberts honoured with “Dhirubhai Ambani Life Time Achievement Award” at an event held in Mumbai. UDCT Alumni Association (UAA) and Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) “Dhirubhai Ambani Life Time Achievement Award” is sponsored by the Reliance Industries Ltd. This Award is in recognition of outstanding professional and educational contributions at large.
The Award was instituted by the Reliance Industries Ltd. in the name of its Founder Chairman Dhirubhai H Ambani. He dared to dream and made impossible possible. In the memory of this legend, Reliance Industries Ltd. have instituted the UDCT Alumni Association (UAA) – Dhirubhai Ambani Lifetime Achievement Award. It uses global yardsticks to recognize individuals with iconic achievements in the field of Science and Technology.
Sir Roberts has served as Consultant and Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board at New England Biolabs since 1974. He joined NEB as Chief Scientific Officer in 1992. Sir Roberts was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1993 for his contribution to the discovery of introns in eukaryotic DNA and the mechanism of gene-splicing.
His current research interests focus on enzyme discovery using bioinformatics, combined with the experimental testing of function. His main responsibilities at NEB are to guide research and set the scientific goals for the company. Rich often gives lectures and presentations worldwide and investigates potential opportunities for both scientific and commercial collaborations.
He has served on numerous scientific advisory boards and holds honorary degrees from several universities, including Doctor of Medicine degrees from the University of Uppsala and Bath University, and Doctor of Science degrees from Sheffield University and Derby University.