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Prof. P. Yogeeswari

Contact Details
Dean, Administration 
Shri B.K. Birla and Smt. Sarala Birla Chair Professor 
Chairperson, Institutional  Animal Ethics Committee
Room No. A020, Department of Pharmacy, 
Birla Institute of Technology and  Science- Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
Jawahar Nagar, Shameerpet Mandal, R.R. District,                                   
Pin-500078, INDIA
Phone:040-66303515 (Direct)
About the Faculty
  • Ph. D. (Medicinal Chemistry), Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, 2001.
  • Master of Pharmacy (Medicinal Chemistry), Banaras Hindu University, India, 1998.
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy, The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, India, 1996 (State Topper, Gold medalist).

  1. Recipient of "Most Prominent Contributors to Innovation" presented at the World Innovation Congress 2023 and citation endorsed by Asian Innovation Congress & Awards, The Business Leader of the Year and World Sustainability, Feb 2023.
  2. One of the top 75 women entrepreneurs of the country profiled in a Coffee Table book released by Prime Minister during the 7 th foundation day ceremony of BIRAC in 2022.
  3. First runner up of TiE Global Women Entrepreuner Pitching Competition 2022.
  4. South India Women Achiever's Award for 2019 under the category of "Outstanding Educator" received on 22nd December 2019 at Chennai organised by Syrafills.
  5. TiE-BIRAC WinER Award 2019 for Women in Entrepreneurial Research received at the 7th Foundation Day Ceremony of BIRAC on 19th March 2019, New Delhi, India.
  6. Best Paper Award in the Category of Food Research Jan 2019-at the International Conference on Biotechnological Innovations in Food and Healthcare, 27-28 January 2019, Dubai, UAE.
  7. Recipient of Outstanding Research Faculty Award for the academic year 2017-18 certified by Careers 360 in the Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics discipline as one of the top 10 knowledge producers in India.
  8. Received "Prof. Indira Parikh 50 Women in Education Leaders" at the World Education Congress 2017 held at Taj Lands, Mumbai on 23rd November 2017.
  9. Recipient of Women in Education Award presented at the Dewang Mehta National Education Awards function held at Institute of Public Enterprises, Hyderabad on 15th April 2017.
  10. Recipient of BILL and MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION GLOBAL HEALTH TRAVEL AWARD 2017 to present paper at the Keystone Symposium on Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy at British Columbia, Canada in March 2017.
  11. Received i3 Gold Award for Best Innovator of the year 2016 at the 8th India Innovation Initiative conducted by CII, DST, AICTE and Yi at New Delhi, 18-19th Oct 2016.
  12. Recipient of BITSAA Prof. Venkateswaran Faculty Excellence Award for the year 2015.  
  13. Awarded the Best Drug Discovery Innovation for the start up idea at the International Knowledge Millennium Conference 2015 (IKMC2015): Spreading the Innovation Spirit at Hyderabad, 2-3 Nov 2015.
  14. International Association for the Study of Pain conferred an Award for Excellence in Pain Research and Management in Developing Countries  under the Basic Science research category received at the 15th World Congress on Pain, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 2014. (View in this link
  15. Recipient of INDIAN COUNCIL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH “Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize 2010” for excellent biomedical research honored in August 2013.
  16. Recipient of "YOUNG PHARMACY TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2007awarded by the Association of Pharmacy Teachers of India.
  17. Best Paper in Podium presentation was awarded in the 11th APTI national Convention held in September 1-3, 2006 at Bangalore for the paper entitled "Synthesis of 4-(1,3-dioxo-1,3-dihydro-2H-isoindol-2-yl)-N-(substituted phenyl)butanamides possessing antiallodynic and antihyperalgesic activities in two rat models of neuropathic pain".
  18. Recipient of "Young Scientist" by Department of Science & Technology, Government of India under Fast track Funding scheme.
  19. Recipient of “Sevaratna” Dr. R.Venkatesalu Gold Medal for securing First rank in B.Pharm of The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University.
  20. Recipient of Tamilnadu Pharmacy Scientific Trust, Chennai Gold Medal for Topper in B.Pharmacy in the Tamilnadu State
  21. Recipient of First Prize award in Tamilnadu State, Chennai. for B.Pharmacy awarded by The Tamilnadu Pharmacy Council
  22. Awarded Junior Fellowship by the UGC during the period 1996-1998.
  23. Awarded Senior Research Fellowship by the UGC during the period 2000-2001.
 Professional Recognition:
  1. Organiser of "International Conference on Drug Discovery (ICDD) 2020" in association with Schrodinger Inc, USA at BITS Pilani, Hyderabad campus, 29th Feb-2nd March 2020.
  2. Jury Member of the Prestigious initiative of Merck Young Scientist Award 2019 & 2021.
  3. Nominated Member, Steering Committee, Rajasthan State Level Implementation of Startup Policy Drafting and Commissioning of iStart Program since September 2017.
  4. Member, Board of Studies, Anurag Group of Institutions since 2019.
  5. Member, Board of Studies, JNTU, Hyderabad since 2019.
  6. Program Committee member of "World Congress on Cancer Research"  held at Goa on 5-7 October, 2017.
  7. Scientific Advisory Committee Member, International Conference on Trend Setting Innovations in Chemical Sciences & Technology-Applications in Pharma Industry (TSCST-2015) held on 16-18 December 2015 under TEQIP-II, JNTUH, Hyderabad
  8. Expert Reviewer, Neurobiology projects, DBT, Govt. of India
  9. Scientific Reviewer, "International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing" Organised by Institute of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Vishakapatnam, 19-20 Dec 2015.
  10. Resource person, "Brainstorming Session on Retrosynthesis", at the National Conference on Infectious Diseases- A Medicinal Chemistry Perspective, sponsored by DST & KSCTC held on 29-30 Aug 2014, AIMS, Kochi.
  11. Expert Reviewer, "International Conference on Computational Intelligence: Health and Diseases" Organised by IBCB, Vishakapatnam, 27-28 Dec 2014, Andhra University, A.P. 
  12. Program Technical Committee Member, 3rd ScienceOne Conference on Drug Discovery and Development (SCDDD) 2014, Jan 21-24, Dubai.
  13. Commisioning Editor of an international journal, "International Journal of Drug Design & Discovery" published by Pharma Book Syndicate, India.
  14. Member, Institutional Ethical Committee, Molecular Diagnostics, Counselling, Care & Research Centre, Coimbatore, India
  15. Chairperson, Institutional Ethical Committee, Army College of Dental Sciences, Hyderabad, India
  16. Editorial Advisory Board Member of an international journal, "Recent Patents on CNS Drug Discovery" published by Bentham Science Publishers (USA & The Netherlands).
  17. Editorial Advisory Board Member of an international journal, "International Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis" published by Bioinfo Publishers, USA.
  18. Editorial Board Member of an international journal "International Journal of Biomedical Sciences" published by Master publishing group, USA.
  19. Editorial Board Member of an international journal "Therapeutic Targets for Neurological Disorders" published by Smart Science & Technology, USA.
  20. Editorial Board Member of an international journal "The Pharma Professionals" published by Clinfocus Research Pvt. Ltd., India
  21. Member, Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE)
  22. Member, Confederation of Women Entrepreuners (COWE)
  23. Member, International Brain Research Organization (IBRO)
  24. Member, Canadian Pharmaceutical society
  25. Member, International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
  26. Life Member, Indian Pharmacological Society (IPS)
  27. Life Member of Association of Pharmacy Teachers of India (APTI)
  28. Member,  Board of Studies for Pharmaceutical Sciences,  JNTU, Hyderabad.
  29. Ph.D. Examiner, JNTU, Hyderabad
  30. Expert reviewer of the International journals of

       ·         Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (ACS, USA)

·         Journal of Chemical Information & Modeling (ACS, USA)

·         European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (Elsevier)

·         Bioorganic Medicinal Chemistry (Elsevier)

·         Drug Discovery Today (Elsevier)

·         Recent Patents on CNS Drug Discovery (Bentham)

·         Current Enzyme Inhibition (Bentham)

·         Acta Pharmacologica Sinica (Blackwell Publishing)

·         Brain Research (Elsevier) 

·         International Journal of Biomedical Science (Master Publishing group, USA)

·         Archive der Pharmazie (Wiley VCH)

·         European Journal of Pain (Elsevier)

·         Brain Research (Elsevier)

·         Medicinal Research Reviews (Wiley)

·         Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery (Informa Health)

·         Expert Opinion on Drug Safety (Informa Health)

·         Archive der Pharmazie (Wiley)

                                                ·         Drug Discovery Today (Elsevier)

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