Women Section
Biological Sciences

Manju Ray

Date of Birth?: January 01,1947
Education: M.Sc. in Physiology, Calcutta University(1969). Ph.D in Biochemistry, Calcutta University(1975). Now Professor & Head ,Department of Biological Chemistry, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Calcutta.

Fields of Specialization:.Molecular Enzymology and Cancer Biochemistry. Dr Ray has firmly placed methylglyoxal, a biochemical enigma for a long time, as an integral component of carbohydrate and intermediary metabolism by isolation, purification and characterization of a series of enzymes involved in its anabolism and catabolism.
Awarded Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Biological Science in 1989 , INSA Young Scientist Medal in Biological Science in 1975 .Dr. I. C. Chopra Memorial Award for the Year 2002 for her noteworthy discovery of pathways and developing lead molecules for cancer therapy.
Source: http://www.iacs.res.in/bcmr.html
Handbook of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar prize winners (1958 - 1998) by CSIR