National medical and scientific institutions as well as universities, besides medical colleges particularly in Andhra Pradesh, have instituted lectures in memory of Dr Yellapragada SubbaRow since the 1950s, many of them endowed by Cyanamid India. One of the earliest is Indian Academy of Medical Sciences' 'SubbaRow Memorial Lectures', the first of which was delivered by Dr C M Fletcher on 'Pathogenesis of Diffuse Airway Obstruction' at New Delhi's Vigyan Bhavan on February 20, 1963.
The Centenary Celebrations in 1995 provided opportunity for establishment of new memorial lectures. Of these, 'Dr Yellapragada SubbaRow Memorial Lectures' at the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) was endowed by the National Committee for Centenary Celebrations and the first of the triennial lectures was delivered by Prof. N.R. Moudgal in 1996. Click here for other lectures in the INSA series.
The University of Hyderabad in 1995 constituted an annual 'Dr Yellapragada SubbaRow Memorial Lecture' at the initiative of Professor Kalluri Subba Rao. Dr S Sriramachari, P N Tandon, M S Valiathan, N K Ganguly, T Ramasarma, M Gourie Devi, K Anji Reddi and G Padmanabhan are among the eminent medical/biological scientists who have on Dr SubbaRow's death anniversary addressed the University audience on topics of their choice.
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University of New Delhi established in 2002 an annual 'Dr SubbaRow Memorial Lecture' at the initiative of Dr K Kannan, then Dean of the University's School of Biotechnology, to salute 'one of the most eminent minds of the 20th Century' and to enthuse young scientists to work in depth in areas of biomedical marvels to which answers are yet to be found. Following lectures have so far been delivered on Dr SubbaRow's birth anniversary:
Lecture Excerpts :
1 : 'Nutritional Genomics' by Asis Dutta, Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal University, New Delhi, January 12, 2002
2 : 'After all, it is the man who matters in the battlefield' by W Selvamurthy, Biomedical Sciences Adviser, DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation ), New Delhi, January 12, 2003
3 : 'Chasing Ehrlich's dream: the quest for magic bullets' by Sandip K Basu, Director, National Institute of Immunology , New Delhi, January 12, 2004
4 : 'Rice Genome - A Global Heritage', By Professor Akhilesh K. Tyagi, New Delhi, January 12, 2005
5 : New Delhi: GG IPU School of Biotechnology : Fifth Yellapragada SubbaRow Memorial Lecture: 'Opportunities In Biotechnology' by Rajesh Jain, Panacea Biotech. Photo exhibition on life and work of Dr SubbaRow. January 12, 2006
6.:"Research In Molecular Endocrinology-Validation Of Reductionist Biology And A Case For Teaching Integrated Biology" By Kambadur Muralidhar, January 12, 2007.
7.:""Protein Structure and Structure Based Rating Drug Design" by Professor T P Singh, and "Clinical Cancer Proteomics: Discovery of Novel Drug Targets" by Professor Ranju Ralhan January 12, 2008.
8.:Linking Genes To Plant Stress Tolerance by Sudhir K. Sopory and "A MICROBICIDE FROM NEEM" by Dr G. Ilavazhagan January 12, 2009.
9.Ninth Dr Yellapragada SubbaRow memorial Lecture of Indra Prastha University, New Delhi January 12, 2012
10: Enzymatic regulation of Lymphocyte cell fate decisions and new therapies for human diseases By Shiv Pillai MBBS, PhD, Boston, MA, USA January 14, 2013
11: The ATP-Dependent Ubiquitin-Proteosome System, Metastasis and Mechanisms by Dr Allan M. Weissman MD, Chief, Laboratory of Protein Dynamics and Signaling, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Frederick MD USA. 20 January 2016
12: Peptide Diversity in Cone Snail Venom: Integrating Mass Spectrometry and Next Generation Sequencing in the Analysis of Natural Peptide Libraries by Professor P. Balaram, Molecular Biophysics Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.12 January 2017
13: Exploring Diverse Roles of a Rice Transcription Factor bZIP48 in Light-Regulated Plant Development. By Dr Jitendra P. Khurana, Director, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi South Campus: 31 January 2018.
14. Understanding the functional divergence of p73, a member of the p53 family of proteins. By Professor Daman Saluja, Director and Professor at Dr B. R. Ambedkar Centre for Biomedical Research (ACBR), University of Delhi, North Campus. 11 January 2019
15. Challenges with Development of Biotech Therapeutics by Prof. Anurag S. Rathore Associate Professor Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Delhi. 2020
16. A Wormy World - Lecture by Dr. Gagandeep Kang, GGSIPU (Virtual), New Delhi. 28 February 2022