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1982: The Indian Cryogenics council particularly with the initiative of its Founder President, arranged to perpetuate the memory of its fellow, Late Dr.Subhash Mukherjee, in appropriate manner through memorial lectures. So far the following Scientists delivered the memorial lectures.

June 19th, 1982: Dr.B.N.Chakraborty, Prof of Obstetrics and Gynecology, N.R.S. Medical College, Calcutta on ‘Some basic facts of infertility’.

June 19th, 1983: Prof.R.L.Brahmacharya, Head, Unit of Embryology, Indian Statistical Institute on ‘From egg to embryo’.

February 8th, 1984: Prof . Dr.Kurt Semm, Director, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Christian Albrecht University, Klel West Germany on ‘ The Importance of Surgical pelviscopie for tubal repair and Invitro fertilization’.

June 16th, 1985: Prof. Dr.G.P.Talwar, Director. National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi on ‘Molecular Anatomy & biology of pregnancy hormone, the human choriocarcinoma gonadotrophin’.

June 19th, 1985: Dr.S.G.Zanwar, Dairy Project , Raymond Cement Works, Gopalnagar, Bilaspur, M.P. on ‘Embryo transfer in animals’. And inaugural address by Prof. Dr. Asoke Mitra, Formerly of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

January 16th, 1986: Prof. Dr. Derek Gupta, Director, Dept. of Diagnostic endocrinology, University Children Hospital, Tubingen, West Germany on ‘From Fetus to man: The facts behind the transition’.

January 16th, 1987: Dr. Badri N. Saxena, Sr. Deputy Director General, ICMR, New Delhi on “Availability of Newer Contraceptive Technologies till 2000”.

January 16th, 1988: Dr.Anil R. Seth, Director Gr. Scientist, Institute of Research in Reproduction, ICMR, Bombay on ‘fertility regulation by novel peptides’.

January 16th, 1989: Dr.Subir Chatterjee, Prof. Of Surgery, Vivekananda Institute of Medical Science, Ramkrishna mission Seva Prathisthan, Calcutta on ‘Conjoint Twins, The Calcutta Experience.’

January 16th, 1990: Dr. C.L.Jhaveri, Jhaveri Hospital for women, Bombay on ‘Studies in Infertility.

January 16th, 1991: Prof. Dr. N.R. Moudgal, Laboratory for Endocrine Biochemistry, Center for Advanced Research in Reproductive Biology (ICMR), Dept. of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore on “Forays into development of Contraceptives for Male”.

January 16th, 1992: Prof. Dr.Somnath Roy formal Director, National Institute of Health & Family welfare, New Delhi, Consultant, World Health Organization (WHO) on ‘Comprehensive Reproductive Health Care: A National Challenge to be met.

January 16th, 1993: Dr.Ahmad Farooq, head of the Dept. of Reproduction Biology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi on ‘Quest for a male Contraceptive’.

January 16th, 1994: Dr. R.P. Soonawala, Vice-president, Family Planning Association of India, on Contraceptive Technology; past, present and future.

January 16th, 1995: Dr. J.J.Billings, AMKCSG, MD (Melb.) FARCP, FRCP (Lond), St.Vincent’s Hospital – Australia, on “Scientific Basis of Billings’ Ovulation Method”.

January 16th, 1996: Dr.A.K,Mukherjee Director General of Health Services, Govt. Of India, New Delhi, on “Indian Population – beyond 2000”.

January 16th, 1997: Dr.H.Sudarshan Secretary, Vivekananda Girijana Kalyana Kendra, Mysore and president,, Vivekananda Foundation on ‘Innovative Experiments on Tribal Health and Development’.

January 7th, 1998: Special Memorial Lecture by Prof. Dr. Himangshu Bose, Vice Precedent, royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

January 16th, 1998: Dr. Connor J. Carr, FROCG, FRCPI, Consultant Gynecologist, Portiuncla Hospital, Ireland on ‘Moral and Ethical Issues of Assisted Reproductive Technology’.

January 16th, 1999: Dr.P.Rajaram, MD, DSS (Vienna), PhD, Director & CEO, Allury Sitaram Raju Educational Society. Hyderabad and former Dy. Director General, Dept. of Health , Govt. of India, on “Human Reproduction” & Productivity.

January 16th, 2002: Dr.T.C.Anand Kumar, former director, Institute of Research in Reproduction (ICMR) Mumbai on Trials & Tribulations of Professor Subhas Mukherjee in creating India’s first test tube baby.

January 16th, 2003: Dr.T.C.Anand Kumar,(Silver Jubilee year oration) on ‘Test Tube Baby- Past and Present ‘.Inauguration of Silver Jubilee year Celebration of the birth of India’s First Test Tube Baby by Dr. Surjya Kanta Mishra, Hon’ble Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of West Bengal.

January 21st, 2004: Prof. Dr. N.K. Ganguly, Director-General, and Indian Council of Medical Research on Issue in In Vitro –Fertilization Technology – Current Indian Scenario.

December 4th, 2004: Prof. Dr.Brij. B. Saxena, Cornell University Medical College, New – York, USA on ‘Non Hormonal Contraceptive Device’.

June 19th, 2005: Dr.Chander P.Puri, Director National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health,(ICMR), Mumbai on ‘ Achieving Millennium Development Goals in Reproductive Health.’

October 19th, 2005: Prof Dr. Asim Dutta Roy, Dept of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway. Special Memorial Lecture on ‘ Evolution, Epigenetic and Maternal Nutrition’. Commemorating 20 years of Dr. Subhas Mukherjee Reproductive Biology Research Center.

January 16th, 2006: Prof Dr. Dipak K.Das, Cardiovascular Research Center, University of Connecticut, School of Medicine, USA on ‘Antioxidant Therapy in Infertility – Fact or Fiction’?


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