Cambridge project is among those benefiting from £3 million Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funding.
The Vice-Chancellor is among those to receive Honorary award.
The importance that the University of Cambridge attributes to its ties with India was underscored on Wednesday 18 June when Dr Yusuf Hamied, the leading Indian pharmaceutical chemist and philanthropist, was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science.
Edward Button awarded 2014 CASE Europe Iain More Award.
Plant scientist and geneticist elected as president of learned society for work on cancer, HIV and disease-resistant crops