|Topic:||science communication, cartoons||Audience:||school children, students, tertiary education, educators, secondary schools|
Scientist, Central Drug Research Institute
लखनऊ, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Organizations:Central Drug Research Institute
IYC Interests:Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
PRADEEP K. SRIVASTAVA is a scientist in the Medicinal & Process Chemistry Division of Central Drug Research Institute (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Lucknow, India. He is involved in developing technology for the production of various drugs and pharmaceuticals. He did his M.Sc. in Organic chemistry (Kanpur University) and Ph.D. work on the topic “Synthesis and biological activity of novel anthelmintics” (Kanpur University). He has got more than 30 years of experience in the area of process chemistry for the development of various synthetic and natural product compounds as drugs and drug intermediates. He is presently working on a drug for Brain Stroke.
He is the first person in the world to start a novel concept called “SCIENTOONS” a new class of cartoons, which are based on science in the year 1988. He is the father of SCIENTOONICS, a new branch of science that deals with science communication.
He has delivered more than 685 invited lectures so far in India, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa, USA and Caribbean countries covering more than 24 different topics.
HONOURS AND AWARDS
1."THE OUTSTANDING YOUNG PERSON OF INDIA" award given by Indian Junior Chamber. Others include P.T.USHA (Sports), PANKAJ UDHAS (Music), SUDHA CHANDRAN (acting).
1."SILVER MEDAL" for the best lecture in the “First Asian Conference on Pharmaceutical Education, Research and Drug Industry” held at National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE. (1988).
1."THE OUTSTANDING YOUNG PERSON OF THE WORLD" award given by JUNIOR CHAMBER INTERNATIONAL (USA) to 10 selected persons of the world, annually. Past Recipients of this award include former US PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY, RICHARD NIXON, DR. HENRY KISSINGER, BENIGNO AQUINO (PHILIPPINES) JACKIE CHAN (HONG KONG, FILMS) and many more. (1990)
SPECIAL HONOUR. Singapore based magazine "The Young Scientist" which is read by more than 100,000 children in Japan, Hong Kong, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia and also India has selected him as the "International Brand Ambassador".