Vishwa Mohan KatochMD, PhD, FAMS, FNASc, FNA
Dr. Katoch is currently the Secretary, Department of Health Research, MoHFW, GoI & Director-General, Indian Council of Medical Research. Dr. Katoch has had an illustrious career both as a doctor as well as a medical researcher. He contributed to the development of molecular methods for the rapid diagnosis of TB and leprosy. He has published more than 250 research papers in journals of international repute.
Dr. VM Katoch is a recipient of many prestigious awards such as Young Scientist Award of IAMM in 1985, Erwin Stindl Memorial Oration Award of German Leprosy Relief Organization 1991, Ranbaxy Science Foundation Award 2004 and ‘Excellence in Science & Technology Award’ for the year 2010-2011 by Indian Science Congress Association. He also received the P.C.Ray Memorial Award (Distinguished Scientist of the Year) for the year 2011-12 by Indian Science Congress Association.
Dr. Katoch is a fellow of all prestigious academies of the country: National Academy of Sciences (FNASc), Fellow of National Academy of Medical Sciences (FAMS), Fellow of Academy of Sciences in Bangalore (FASc), Fellow of Indian Academy of Science (FNA).