Dr. Manitha B. Nair, Assistant Professor at the Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, has received the ‘Kerala State Young Scientist Award’ for the year 2016, in the Health Sciences category. The award was presented by Sri. Pinarayi Vijayan, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Kerala, during the Kerala Science Congress inaugural ceremony on 28th January 2017. The award involves a Certificate, Gold Medal, Rs. 50,000 Cash Prize, a Research Grant, and an International Travel Support for presenting her research work. Dr. Manitha was selected for the award in recognition of her work and contribution to the field of Bone Tissue Engineering.