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Infosys co-founder donates $1.8 mn for brain research

New Delhi, July 17, 2014, PTI:
S Gopalakrishnan, one of the seven co-founders of IT major Infosys, has donated USD 1.8 million to Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) for brain research.

S Gopalakrishnan, one of the seven co-founders of IT major Infosys, has donated USD 1.8 million to Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) for brain research. "Senapathy Gopalakrishnan has donated USD 1.8 million to CMU to establish a research partnership between CMU and the Centre for Brain Research (CBR) at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore," a statement said today.

The partnership will leverage the research strengths of both institutions while enhancing the connection between CMU and India, it added.

CMU's focus in neuroscience has been in computational and cognitive neuroscience - areas that are increasingly critical for linking biological and genetic mechanisms to understanding and discovering new therapeutic interventions of brain disorders, it said.


The goal of the partnership will be to foster two-way interactions in the areas of brain research and education, and in closely related areas such as data sciences and engineering, human behaviour and computation.

It will be used for supporting post-doctoral fellowships, encouraging interactions between CBR and CMU researchers, and providing strategic seed funding for research that connects CMU researchers with IISc scientists and engineers.

In January, Gopalakrishnan had donated Rs 225 crore to set up a brain research centre in a joint effort between IISc and a trust formed by him and his wife

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