The Nobel Prize 2015 Debate reaches to Stockholm

Nobel Prize 2015 to Artemisinin and India

Timeline of the Issue in Detail

 

5 October 2015

Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine 2015 was given to Dr Youyou Tu of China for the discovery of Artemisinin. The Nobel committee said that it is a Chinese Traditional Medicine. Nobel committee also said that the award is given for the work that underwent to develop the active compound named “Artemisinin” from a plant named Artemisia.

7 October 2015

Dr Sunil Kumar Verma write a post entitled “Discovery of Artemisin and Nobel Prize 2015: India Vs China” on his facebook page, that become viral.

11 October 2015

Dr Sunil Kumar VermaThe above post of Sunil Kumar Verma was read and picked up by Daccan Chronical, A National News paper of India and published as news entitled, “Nobel drug for curing Malaria has Indian roots” under the Current National Affair section.

11 October 2015

Daccan Chronical also publishes the news under heading, “West Ignores Indian Science” on page six.

October 11, 2015

A group named “Indian Scholars Discussion Group (ISDG)” is created on facebook to discuss this and other related matters. Thousands of scholars from India join the group and discuss the matter in depth

October 18, 2015

The website of ISDG goes live with membership claim system.

October 19-20, 2015

Indo-Asian News Service (IANS), the second largest news agency in India take a note of the matter and it is published in various news papers of India, South East Asia, Middle East, Africa and Canada including “Business Standard“, Thehans India, International Business Times, Zee News, Yahoo News, Times of India and hundreds of web news portals

October 19, 2015

ISDG Video entitled, “Nobel Drug has Indian Roots: Nobel Prize 2015 and Artemisia” become popular on Youtube with some critiques from the west.

October 22, 2015

Truth alone Triumphs” another post by Dr Sunil Kumar Verma on his facebook page in reply of some of the critics

November 01, 2015

The Popular Indian Magazine “Outlook India” publishes a detailed analysis of the issue under the title, “Questions In A Petri Dish: The Nobel for medicine has gone to a Chinese researcher. Has the work of Indian scientists been overlooked?

The top Scientists from CIMAP, India and the Secretary-General of the Nobel Assembly for Physiology or Medicine, Professor Urban Lendahl now join the debate. He says,

Have the scientists (as they claim) approached the Nobel Foundation with their counterclaim following the announcement of the award this year? – Secretary-General of the Nobel Assembly for Physiology or Medicine, Professor Urban Lendahl in an statement to Outlook India

Dr R. S. Thakur, Ex Director, CIMAP, India on Nobel Prize 2015 and Artemisia

Dr R. S. Thakur, Ex Director, CIMAP, India on Nobel Prize 2015 and Artemisia (Photo Source: Outlook India)


November 1, 2015

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