Professor Nadimpalli Siva Kumar, Biochemistry Department and Dean School of Life Sciences has been given the 27th TRendys in Biochemistry Oration Lecture Award for the year 2023, on the 6th January at the JSSS Technical University, Mysuru.  TRendys is a scientific forum in India that recognises Faculties who have made outstanding contributions in the field of their research and have proven excellence in their academic endeavours both nationally and internationally.

The Keynote address was delivered by Prof. G. Padmanaban, former Director, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru on 60 years of Science at the Indian Institute of Science, among other lectures.

Nadimpalli Siva Kumar while delivering the Oration lecture, fondly remembered his Ph.D. mentor late Dr. D. Rajagopal Rao (CFTRI, Mysuru), late Prof. Tangirala Rama Sarma, Former Chairman Biochemistry Department, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and late Prof. K. Subba Rao a former Senior Colleague in the Biochemistry Department at the University of Hyderabad.

Prof Nadimpalli Siva Kumar is one of the Senior most Professors in the University of Hyderabad and works in the core area of Glycobiology, Cell and Molecular Biology and Nanobiotechnology. He served the University in different capacities as Head Department of Biochemistry, Coordinator of several International projects, as Director Office for International Affairs for more than four years before his present appointment as Dean, School of Life Sciences.  He has successfully completed 16 research projects from various funding agencies including two international projects he coordinated. He is currently involved as a senior member in the EU supported HARMONY project at the University of Hyderabad entitled “Internationalization and virtual exchange: Borderless between EU and Asian Countries” for which Prof. Rafael DE MIGUEL GONZÁLEZ is the main coordinator from the University of Zaragoza, Spain. Nadimpalli Siva Kumar mentored 20 Ph.D. students, several postdocs, M.Phil and Master students.  In his continuous academic career of 36 years at the University of Hyderabad he published about 100 peer reviewed research papers and presented his research works in various national and international meetings. Thrice recipient of DAAD Fellowship Germany, he also served as the DAAD Visiting Professor and was involved in teaching and research at the University of Bremen, Germany. Some of the recognitions he received include AP. Scientist Award given for teachers, Fellow of AP Akademi of Sciences, Prof. Sadhaksharaswamy Endowment Lecture Award of the Society of Biological Chemists for teaching and research.  He delivered the Oration Lecture entitled Lysosomal Biogenesis in the Kingdom Animalia – Evolutionary conservation of the pathway from Hydra to Humans. He contributed significantly in this area of research to resolve and establish the evolutionary conservation of lysosomal biogenesis pathway (several recent discoveries highlight the lysosome as a regulatory hub for cellular and organismal homeostasis, and an attractive therapeutic target for a broad variety of disease condition).

Prof. G. Padmanaban former Director Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru, while congratulating Nadimpalli Siva Kumar for his academic achievements in teaching and research, gave the 27th TRendys in Biochemistry Oration Award.

Prof. G. Padmanaban, Prof. P. Balaram, Prof. S.E. Hasnain, Prof. B.J.Rao, are among some of the earlier TRendy Awardees.