London, July 4, 2011

Prof. Seyed E. Hasnain, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and Former Vice Chancellor, University of Hyderabad was awarded an Honorary Doctorate at a ceremonial Convocation function held on July 4, 2011 in Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Professor Hasnain received the Doctorate of Medical Sciences Degree (honoris causa) for his outstanding and acclaimed research work on Tuberculosis. Later in the evening Dr Hasnain delivered a Public Lecture, under the India Lecture Series, entitled “Controlling TB: The World’s Deadliest Infectious Bacterial Disease Remains a Grand Challenge”.

Prof. Seyed E. Hasnain is the third Indian to receive this honor after Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (2009) and Professor Amartya Sen (2010). With this Honorary Doctorate Professor Seyed E. Hasnain joins the league of many eminent and world renowned personalities who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields and have been recognized by the award of the Honorary Doctorate of the prestigious Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Other previous Honorary Doctorate Awardees include economist Peter Sutherland, Chairman of the Council of London School of Economics; Scientist Sir John Krebs of Oxford; Scientist Robert Gallo, co-discoverer of HIV (AIDS Virus); Sir David King of Cambridge University, former Chief Scientific Advisor to Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown; Alison Richard, Former Vice Chancellor, Cambridge University; President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Tony Blair and many others.