Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Limited (‘Dr. Reddy’s’) today hosted the first ‘Dr. Anji Reddy Memorial Lecture’. The annual lecture series has been instituted by the company in memory of its founder, Dr. K. Anji Reddy on the tenth anniversary of his passing. With ‘Science, Society and Sustainability’ as its theme, the lecture series aims to celebrate his life and legacy.
The inaugural lecture event was attended by luminaries from the world of science.
The keynote address was presented by Dr. K. VijayRaghavan, Former Principal Scientific Advisor, Government of India, on the topic ‘The Brain in Health and Illness’. Prof VijayRaghavan deeply appreciated Dr. K. Anji Reddy’s work to bridge gaps between academia and industry. Such collaborations are essential for scientific discoveries to combat a range of issues including diseases associated with ageing, lifestyle, and infections. Prof. VijayRaghavan shared his research focused on organisation of nerve cells in the brain, mapping to diverse functions in the nervous system. In an evolutionary context, he highlighted the role of model organisms, technological advances, and computational tools in unravelling the complexity of living organisms, and contributing to next generation healthcare solutions.