Thursday, November 3, 2011

American Nobel Price winner joins Coimbatore varsity

Nobel Laureate Leland H. Hartwell, currently president and director Emeritus at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, USA, has joined the Amrita School of Engineering and School of Biotechnology of Amrita University at Coimbatore as Distinguished Adjunct Faculty. Announcing this Dr.Venkat Rangan, vice -chancellor of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham said in a statement on Tuesday that this is the first time a Nobel Laureate has joined as a faculty of any university in India. Dr. Hartwell won the Nobel Prize in 2001 for his research in genetic studies of cell growth and regulation.

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