Dr. Phil. Nat. Viney Jain

Updated on: 14.03.2014

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A biophysicist and radiation biologist, Dr.Viney Jain received his postgraduate and post doctoral training from the universities in Goettingen, Kiel and Frankfurt, Germany. He has been a recipient of the prestigious research fellowship award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. Author of more than 100 original publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, he served on the faculties of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi; National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, Delhi University, Delhi and as a visiting professor/scientist at several institutes in India, Germany, U.K., France, Netherlands and USA. He is known for his contributions in developing differential modulators of radiation responses and their applications in improving cancer therapy. Particularly, his approach to use the glucose analogue, 2-Deoxy-D-Glucose (2-DG), an inhibitor of glucose metabolism to differentially radiosensitize tumor cells while protecting the normal cells has been well recognized. Prof. Jain was elected as President of Indian Photobiology Society and Indian Society for Radiation Biology.  He superannuated in 1998 from the post of Director, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, Delhi. Besides biophysics, bioenergetics and oncology, Prof. Jain’s interests include philosophy of science, development of eco-friendly living and religion-science dialogue.

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