M J Thirumalachar & M J Narasimhan Endowment Lectures

To honour the memory of her well-known mycologist husband, MJ Thirumalachar, and their son, M J Narasimhan, M Jeerasannidhi Kasthuri endowed a lecture series in 2007. On 18th June, 2015, the endowment lecture was given by Shankar Balasubramanian – the Herchel Smith Professor of Medicinal Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge.

  • Richard J Roberts, Why I Love Bacteria, 2011
  • Venkataraman Ramakrishnan, How Antibiotics illuminate Ribosome Function & vice versa, 2011
  • Shankar Balasubramanian, Decoding Human Genomes on a Population Scale, FRS FMedSci,Herchel Smith Professor Of Medicinal Chemistry, Fellow of Trinity College, Department of Chemistry,University of Cambridge, UK,  2015.
  • Inder Verma, Gen Therapy: It works, Professor Irwin & Joan Jacobs Chair in Exemplary Life Science, American Cancer Society. Professor of Molecular Biology, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA, USA, 2018
  • Dr. Richard Henderson, The cryoEM revolution in structural biology, Nobel Laureate 2017 Chemistry, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK, 2018
  • Prof. Harmit Malik, Rules of engagement: molecular arms races between host and viral genomes, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre Seatle, USA, 2019