Faculty & Scholar's Achievements


Faculty Achievements

  • Prof Rajesh Mehrotra received best educationist award 2017 for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research.
  • Prof. Vishal Saxena has received "2017American Society of Microbiology (ASM) and Indo-US Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF) Indo-UD Research Professorship" award to visit an institute/ university in US for research. He will be visiting Department of Global Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA.
  • Prof. Vishal Saxena has received "Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Bilateral Exchange Programme 2017"award. He will be visiting Institute of Parasitology, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic in June, 2017.
  • Dr. Sandhya Mehrotra has received "Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Bilateral Exchange Programme 2017" to visit Hebrew University of Jerusalem in June-July 2017
  • Prof. Jitendra Panwar was invited for lecture in “International Training Programme for Bhutan Officials & ICAR Sponsored Winter School” at ICAR Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubneswar, Odisha, India. February 28, 2017.
  • Prof. Jitendra Panwar delivered Lead Lecture in “National Conference on Fungal Biotechnology” (NCFB-2016) at Birla Institute of Scientific Research, Jaipur. November 16-18, 2016.
  • Dr. Sandhya Mehrotra Invited for lecture: Cyanobacterial CCM genes for improving photosynthetic yield and water use efficiency during heat stress in C3 plants; An invited lecture in 'International workshop to develop climate resilient cereals''November 3-5, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana2016.
  • Prof Rajesh Mehrotra chaired the session in the National convention on current Practices and future of classroom teaching at higher education level organised by Department of Humanities and Social Sciences& Teaching Learning Centre, Pilani Campus on 30th september -1st october.He also delivered a talk entitled" Smart question paper design to enhance student learning and engagement in examinations" coauthored by Dr Manoj kannan and Dr PanKaj Kumar Sharma.
  • Prof. Jitendra Panwar delivered invited lecture at Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry AS CR, Prague, Czech Republic during his visit under INSA International Bilateral Exchange Programme 2016 for one month (June 2016).

Scholar's Achievements

Heena Saini:
Details of National Symposium Attended          
Date:  7-8 October 2016 
Details of Participant: PhD Scholar, C/O Dr. Rajdeep Chowdhury, Cancer Biology Lab, BITS-PILANI, Rajasthan
Mode of Presentation: Poster Presentation 
Title of Poster:  Dysregulation of ncRNAs- miRNAs and lncRNAs associated with acquisition of drug resistance in cancer cells.
Rank: Secured first position in Poster Presentation
Award: Cash prize of Rs 2000 and a Certificate
Ms. Zarna Pala:
(Achievements from August 2016 - March 2017): Received the Travel Award from Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India and CICS Fellowship from Centre for International Co-operation in Science (CICS) to present a poster entitled: “Iron-sulphur cluster assembly in Plasmodium vivax: An insight into the SUF machinery”, at the 27th Annual Molecular Parasitology Meeting 2016, at Woods Hole, Massachusetts, U.S.A., from 18th – 22nd September, 2016.
Ms. Monika Sandhu
Ms. Monika Sandhu received the Best poster award for her research Characterization of biphenyl metabolizing Gram positive bacterium Rhodococcus sp. MAPN - 1 isolated from rhizosphere of Morus alba (Mulberry plant) at the International Conference on Strategies for Environment al Protection and Management (ICSEPM - 2016) cum M ini - symposium on Environmental B iotechnology, B iorefinery and S olid W aste M anagement . The event was organized jointly by School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University and The Biotech Research Society , India (BRSI) at JNU Convention Centre from 11 th - 13 th December 2016 .
Conference title: 8th International Conference on Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability – 2017, held from October 30 to November 3, 2017 at School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India.
 Gurpreet Poster title:  Heterologous expression and in-silico analysis of carboxysome protein CcmM of an early diverging cyanobacterium Gloeobacter violaceus PCC 7421
 Authors: Gurpreet Kaur Sidhu, Panchsheela Nogia, Vandana Tomar, Rajesh Mehrotra, Sandhya Mehrotra
 Panchsheela Oral/Poster title: Transient expression and localization of a cyanobacterial bicarbonate transporter BicA into chloroplast of Nicotiana benthamiana
Authors: Panchsheela NogiaVandana Tomar,Gurpreet Kaur Sidhu,Rajesh Mehrotra,Sandhya Mehrotra 

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