Prof. Premendu P. Mathur, Ph.D., Vice-Chancellor, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India was Dean, School of Life Sciences and Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Head, Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry. He received M.Sc.and Ph.D. degrees from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He has contributed significantly in the field of male reproduction, reproductive toxicology and bioinformatics and has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience.. He has published around 130 papers/ reviews in various high impact journals and books and participated in more than 100 national and international scientific conferences. He is on the Editorial Boards of Asian Journal of Andrology (Nature Publishing Group), Spermatogenesis (Landes Biosciences), Open Andrology Journal (Bentham) and Peer J (USA). He is Reviewer for more than fifty five national and international journals. He is recipient of many prestigious awards such as Young Scientists’ Award (ISCA), Rockefeller Foundation Special Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, Rockefeller Foundation Biotechnology Career Award, INSA-German Academy (DFG) Exchange Programme, Dr. P.N. Shah Memorial US Vitamin (India) Oration Award, ICMR International Fellowship Award for Senior Indian Biomedical Scientist and Subhash Mukherjee Memorial Infar India Oration Award and has travelled widely within India and abroad. He is on the Committee on Reproduction and the Environment of the Society for the Study of Reproduction, U.S.A. and was Vice-Chairman of Scientific Committee of Third Asia-Pacific Forum on Andrology, China.
Prof Mathur has been Visiting Professor/ Scientist at The Population Council, Rockefeller University, New York, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA and W.W. Universitat, Muenster, Germany. He has been Chairman/ Member for many national and International Committees. He has been member/ Coordinator of NAAC peer teams to more than 50 institutions and has been Chairman/ Member of many academic/ scientific committees. He was member of Executive Committee of Indian Science Congress, National Task Force on Bioinformatics and Infrastructure Facilities of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Department of Information Technology, Government of India. He is on the National Task Force on Fertility Regulation & Expanding Contraceptive Choices of Indian Council of Medical Research. He is on the Committee on Reproduction and the Environment of the Society for the Study of Reproduction, U.S.A. and was Vice-Chairman of Scientific Committee of Third Asia-Pacific Forum on Andrology, China. Prof. Mathur has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience. He has made many innovations in teaching and research including launching of Semester in India Programme at Pondicherry University. He received huge funding support from various national and international funding agencies. He developed a Bioinformatics Centre at Pondicherry University, which has become a Centre for Excellence for teaching and research. He is a Fellow of National Academy of Medical Sciences (India).