Genome Valley Excellence Award was introduced to recognize and honour eminent individuals and organizations for their exceptional contribution to Life Sciences Research & Public Health. The Government of Telangana had instituted the "Genome Valley Excellency Award" during its first BioAsia 2004 and is being continued in every edition of BioAsia.

 Recipient history of the Genome Valley Excellence Award includes :

  • 2022 - Dr. Drew Weissman
    TIME Magazine 2021's "Heroes of the Year", Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences 2022, and Lasker-DeBakey 2021 awardee, and Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA.


  • 2021 - Bharat Biotech International Ltd.
    Received on behalf of the company by Dr. Krishna Ella and Dr. Suchitra Ella


  • 2020 - Dr. Carl June
    CAR-T Cell Therapy Pioneer & Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy, Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA


  • 2019 - Dr. Don Cleveland
    Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, University of California, USA - Recipient of Breakthrough Prize for Life Sciences 2018.


  • 2018 - Prof. Michael Hall
    Lasker Awardee 2017, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland


  • 2017 - Prof. Kurt Wuthrich
    Nobel Laureate, Scripps Research Institute, USA
    Dr. Paul Stoffels
    Worldwide Chairman of Pharma, Chief Scientific Officer, Johnson & Johnson, USA


  • 2016 - Prof. Ada E. Yonath
    Nobel Laureate, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel


  • 2015 - Prof. Mark Caulfield
    Director, Genomics England & William Harvey Research Institute, UK
    Nektar Therapeutics Inc., USA
    Received on behalf of the company by Dr. Stephen Doberstein, Chief Scientific Officer, Nektar Therapeutics


  • 2014 - Prof. Dr. HaraldzurHausen
    Nobel Laureate, Former Scientific Director DKFZ, Germany
    GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), UK
    Received on behalf of the company by Dr. Rogerio Ribero, President of Emerging Markets, GSK, UK


  • 2013 - Padma Bhushan Dr. MK Bhan
    Former Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Biotechnology
    Pfizer Inc., USA
    Received on behalf of the company by Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer (Worldwide), Pfizer Inc., USA


  • 2012 - Dr. Seth Berkley
    Chief Executive Officer, GAVI Alliance, Geneva
    Merck & Co. Inc., NJ, USA
    Received on behalf of the company by Mr. Kevin Ali, President (Emerging Markets), Merck & Co. Inc., USA


  • 2011 - Padma Bhushan Dr. K. Anji Reddy
    Chairman, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Hyderabad, India
    Beijing Institute of Genomics
    Beijing, China


  • 2010 - Padma Vibhushan Prof. C. R. Rao
    Director of The Center for Multivariate Analysis, Pennsylvania State University, USA.
    Prof. Janet Thornton
    Director of EMBL European Bio Informatics Institute, Cambridge, UK


  • 2009 - Prof. Marc Van Montagu
    World Food Prize Laureate, Founder Chairman, Institute of Plant Biotechnology in Developing Countries, Belgium
    Dr. Martin Mackay
    President, Pfizer Global Research & Development, USA


  • 2008 - Prof. Martin J. Evans
    Nobel Laureate, Cardiff University, UK


  • 2007 - Padma Bhushan Prof. G. Padmanaban
    Former Director, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India


  • 2006 - Dr. Rama Reddy V Guntaka
    Department of Molecular Science, College of Medicine, University of Tennessee, USA


  • 2005 - Dr. William Haseltine
    Former CEO, Human Genome Sciences, USA


  • 2004 - Padma Bhushan Prof. M. S. Swaminathan
    World Food Prize Laureate, Chairman, M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, India
    Prof. William Rutter
    Chairman Emeritus, Chiron Corporation, USA