Dr. C Adithan is working as Director of the Central Inter Disciplinary Research Facility (CIDRF) and Professor of Pharmacology at the Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Pondicherry, India. Earlier he worked as Faculty (Research) and Senior Professor and Head of department of Clinical Pharmacology in JIPMER. He had established an advanced research center in pharmacogenomics. He had conducted several workshops in this field. He has special skills in organizing new sections/activities (pharmacogenomics, pharmacovigilance, drug information center, clinical pharmacology unit, drug monitoring and toxicology services) and new department (BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal). He also organized 2 conferences and more than 25 workshops. He was the President of Indian Pharmacological Society (2007) and Southern Regional Indian Pharmacological Society (2003-2007). He also served as the Chief Editor of Indian Journal of Pharmacology for 9 years – re-elected unanimously twice (from 1992 to 2000). He has guiding/guided more than 14 PhD students. He successfully obtained more than Rs.3.5 crores by way of extramural research grants from ICMR, DST, DBT etc. He delivered more than 50 guest lectures in academic meetings-both nationally and internationally. He has published more than 172 research papers and has authored 3 books. He is a member of Faculty selection committees of AIIMS (New Delhi), PGIMER (Chandigarh), University of Delhi etc. He is also a member of expert committee / judge for awarding several research awards including the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize.
Pharmacogenomics, Precision Medicine in cardiovascular diseases, Clinical Research in cardiology