Dr. Satish Adiga, Professor in Clinical Embryology at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal and Dr TMA Pai Endowment Chair in Manipal University has been awarded the prestigious Sir C V Raman State Award by the Karnataka Government for excellence in medical research. Chief Minister of Karnataka, Mr K Siddaramaiah gave the award on June 16, 2014.
With a view to recognize and honor Scientific and Technological talent, the Government of Karnataka instituted this award for young scientists and engineers of the State who have made significant contribution in the fields of science and technology.
After completing post-graduation from the School of Post Graduate Medical Studies of National University, Singapore in 1997, Dr Adiga took the responsibility of establishing the In Vitro Fertilization (test-tube baby) program along with other members in Kasturba Hospital, Manipal. He played a key role in the first IVF conception in coastal Karnataka and has to his credit thousands of test tube babies, all in Kasturba Hospital Manipal.
He has received Master of Clinical Embryology (MCE) from the National University of Singapore and Ph.D. from the Manipal University. Postdoctoral education at Miami University, USA , Kyoto University, Japan & University of Muenster, Germany. He is an active researcher and has received several prestigious national and international research awards, fellowships and grants from Germany, USA, Japan and other countries. His current research interest is focused on diagnosing defects in sperm, eggs and embryos and to increase the chances of pregnancy in infertile couples.