April 28, 2019

Gagandeep Kang has become the first Indian woman to be awarded Fellowship of the Royal Society (FRS), United Kingdom.


  • Gagandeep Kang is a clinician scientist, who is acclaimed for her key role in the development of Rotavac. 

  • She is currently the executive director of the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Faridabad, an autonomous institute of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology.

  • Awards and Honours:
    • She was awarded the prestigious Infosys Prize in Life Sciences in 2016 for her contributions to understanding the natural history of rotavirus and other infectious diseases.

    • Recently she became the first Indian woman scientist to be elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS).

    • She is also the first Indian and the first woman to edit Manson's Textbook of Tropical Medicine.

Source : The Hindu