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Pandi-Perumal Seithikurippu Ratnas

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S.R. Pandi-Perumal, M.Sc, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Somnogen Canada Inc, a Canadian Corporation. He is a well-recognized sleep researcher both nationally and internationally, and has authored many publications. His general area of research interest includes sleep and biological rhythms. He is a well-known editor in the field of sleep medicine and has edited over 20 volumes dealing with various sleep-related topics. His online biography can be viewed at:

He had a honourable mention in the New York Times in 2004. India International Friendship Society awarded Bharat Gaurav award on January 12, 2013.

Mr. S.R. Pandi-Perumal received a prestigious Bharat Gaurav award on January 12, 2013 by the India International Friendship Society. The Society confers the "Bharat Gaurav Award" to luminous personalities in India and abroad, who have made outstanding contributions in their personalized fields, including science & technology, education, politics and social work, services providers industry, etc. Past recipients of this most coveted award include Her Holiness late Mother Teresa, Noble Laureate, Late B.D. Jatti, Former Vice President of India, Dr. Bishma Narain Singh, former Governor, Digmabr Kamat, Chief Minister of Goa, Cricketer Sunil Gavaskar, Veteran Actors Shammi Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna, Dev Anand, Lord Bikhu Parekh, Lord Navnit Dholakia, Mr. Harinder S. Takhar (Minister of the Crown of Province of Ontario, Canada), NRI business-magnate Vijay Mallya, Sukh Daliwal Member of Parliament Vancouver, Canada.

He is an editor of Melatonin: Biological Basis of its Function in Health and Disease (Landes Bioscience, USA, 2005); Neuroendocrine Correlates of Sleep/wakefulness (Springer-Verlag, USA, 2005); Sleep and Sleep Disorders: a Neuropsychopharmacological approach (Landes Bioscience/ and Springer SBM, USA, 2006); Clinical Pharmacology of Sleep (Birkhauser-Verlag, Switzerland, 2006); Sleep disorders: their impact on public health (Informa Healthcare, UK, 2006); Neuroimmunology of sleep (Springer-Verlag, USA, 2007); Neurochemistry of Sleep and Wakefulness (Cambridge University Press, England, 2007); Melatonin: from molecules to therapy (NovaScience Publishers, New York, USA, 2007); Primary Care Sleep Medicine (Humana Press/Springer-Verlag, USA, 2007); Sleep and Psychosomatic Medicine (Informa Healthcare, UK, 2007); Serotonin: physiology, functions, and regulation (Birkhauser-Verlag, Switzerland, 2008); Sleep and Quality of life in medical illness, (Humana/Springer, USA, 2008); Experimental Endocrinology and Reproductive Biology (Science Publishers, NH USA, 2007); Sleep Disorders: Diagnosis and Therapeutics (Informa Healthcare, UK, 2009); Narcolepsy: a clinical guide (Springer, 2010); and Principles and Practice of Geriatric Sleep Medicine (Cambridge University Press, UK, 2010), GABA and Sleep: Molecular, Functional, and Clinical Aspects (Birkhauser-Verlag, Switzerland, 2010), and REM Sleep: Mechanism and Function (Cambridge University Press, England, 2010).


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