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Board

Chairman

Prof. N.K. Ganguly

Managing Trustee
Prof. G.P. Talwar


Trustees
Prof. Chandana Das
Dr. Satish Kumar Gupta
Dr. V.M. Katoch
Prof. N.K. Mehra
Prof. Indira Nath
Prof. L.M. Srivastava

Secretary-Admin
Dr. Jagdish C. Gupta

Ex Officio Members
President & Secretary
Indian Immunology Society

Special Invitees
Dr. Sunil K. Arora
Dr. D. Balasubramanian
Dr. Dipankar Nandi
Dr. B. Ravindran
Dr. Chandrima Shaha
Dr. W. Selvamurthy
Dr. Mushtaq Siddiqi

 


The following Scientific Activities have been planned by different organizers around the world. Immunology Foundation shall consider awarding limited number of Travel Bursaries to attend these Meetings/Conferences/Workshops.

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List of Awardees in 2015

Travel bursaries were sanctioned to 116 Applicants (during January-August period) out of which 90 Applicants, who attended the Conferences/ Meetings/Workshops, were awarded the bursaries. The list of awardees is as follows:

  1. Sandeep Kumar Upadhyay, Research Associate, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, for Poster Presentation on “PKnG is crucial during early stage but dispensible at later stage of Mycobacteriun tuberculosis infection” at the “Keystone Symposium on Host Response in Tuberculosis”, held at Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA from January 22-27, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  2. Arti Selvakumar, PhD student, Ambedkar Centre for Biomedical Research (University of Delhi), for Poster Presentation on “Deciphering the mechanism of L-type voltage gated calcium channel upregulation in macrophage during Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection” at the “Keystone symposia on Host Response in tuberculosis” , held at Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, from January 22-27, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  3. Dr. Sikha Agarwal,  Senior Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Advanced Pediatrics Centre, PGIMER, Chandigarh,  for Poster Presentation on “Kawasaki disease in children six months and below- Clinical experience from Chandigarh, North India” at  the “11th International Kawasaki Disease Summit, held at Honolulu, Hawaii, from  Feb 3-6, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  4. Dominic Narang, PhD student, Department of Biological Sciences, IISER Mohali, for Poster Presentation on “The role of structural dynamics in determining the Prion strain diversity” at the “59th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society”, held at Baltimore, Maryland, USA, from February 7-11, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  5. Dr. Raja Amir Hassan Kuchay, Assistant Professor, Center for Biodiversity Studies, BGSB University, Rajouri, J&K,  for Poster Presentation on “Age related variation in intestinal disaccharidase expression and activity: fine tuning the genetic testing of lactose intolerance in human populations” at  the "EMBO workshop on Aging and Proteostasis”, held at Jerusalem, Israel, from February 15-20, 2015.  [Rs. 20,000]

  6. Gillipsie Minhas, PhD student, Department of Neurology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, for Poster Presentation on “Lineage negative stem cell transplantation in a mouse model of transient retinal ischemia-reperfusion injury” at the Asia-ARVO 2015 Conference on “Evolutions in Ophthalmology: From the study of Ageing and Regenerative Medicine to quality of vision”, held at Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan, from Feb 16-19, 2015.  [Rs. 15,000]

  7. Dr. Vivek Balkrishna Kute, Associate Professor, Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Centre, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, for Poster Presentation on “Need for increasing transplant activity: A sustainable kidney transplantation model in India to prevent transplant tourism” at  the “ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2015”, held at Cape Town, South Africa, from  March 13-17, 2015.  [Rs. 20,000]

  8. Shobhit Bhansali,  PhD student, Department of Endocrinology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, Punjab,  for Poster Presentation on “Efficacy of autologous bone marrow derived stem cell transplantation in patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A randomized placebo controlled study” at  the “World Congress of Nephrology 2015”, held at Cape Town, South Africa, from  March 13-17, 2015.  [Rs. 15,000]

  9. Dr. Ujjawal Sharma, Senior Demonstrator, Department of Experimental Medicine & Biotechnology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, Punjab, for Poster Presentation on“Liver/Bone/Kidney alkaline phosphatase expression is involved in cell viability, migration and apoptosis in renal cell carcinoma” at the “World Congress of Nephrology-2015”, held at Cape Town, South Africa, from March 13-17, 2015.

  10. Dr. Vinay Keshavamurthy, Senior Resident, Department of Dermatology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, for Poster Presentation on “Efficacy and safety of rituximab in childhood and juvenile pemphigus vulgaris” at  “73rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology”, held at San Francisco, California, from  March 19-24, 2015.  [Rs. 15,000]

  11. Sabbir Khan, PhD student, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, NIPER, Mohali, Punjab,  for Poster Presentation on “HDAC inhibition by sodium butyrate reduces insulin resistance, fat deposition and protects beta-cell dysfunction in type-2 diabetic rat: Investigation on chromatin dependent mechanisms” at  the “54th Annual Meeting of Society of Toxicology”, held at San Diego, California,  USA, from  March 22-26, 2015.  [Rs. 15,000]

  12. Anand Kumar Rai, PhD student, Department of Biological Sciences, IISER, Mohali, Punjab,  for Poster Presentation on “Structural-function mechanism of Vibrio cholerae cytolysin: a β-barrel pore-forming toxin”, at  the “ASBMB Annual Meeting 2015”, held at Boston, Massachusetts,  USA, from  March 28 to April 01, 2015.  [Rs. 15,000]

  1. Rahul Sharma, PhD student, Special Centre for Molecular Medicine, JNU, New Delhi, for Poster Presentation on “Identification of a novel trafficking pathway exploring protein to the nucleus via classical secretory pathway in Plasmodium falciparum” at the “Annual Meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology”, held at Boston, Massachusetts, USA, from March 28-April 1, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  2. Mahinder Paul, PhD student, Department of Endocrinology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, Punjab, for Poster Presentation on “Pathophysiological characteristics of preproinsulin specific CD8+T cells in subjects with long-standing type 1 diabetes and adult-onset type 1 diabetes: A one year follow-up study” at the “Immunology of Diabetes Society International Congress”, held at Munich, Germany, from April 12-16, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  3. Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari, Research Scientist, Translational Health Sciences & Technology Institute, Faridabad, Haryana, for Poster Presentation on “Inhibition of HBV envelope-hepatocyte interaction by an array of recombinant human neutralizing antibodies from naturally recovered individuals” at “Cold Spring Habor Laboratories Meeting on Fundamental Immunology and its Therapeutic Potential”, held at New York, USA from April 14-18, 2015. [Rs. 20,000]

  4. Jasneet Kaur Khalsa, PhD Student, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, for Poster Presentation on “Distinct metabolic transitions accompany progression through analogous differentiation stages in B and T cell lineages” at the International Meeting “Fundamental Immunology and its Therapeutic Potential”, held at Cold Spring Harbor, New York, USA, from April 14-18, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  5. Himi Singh, PhD student, Department of Opthalmology, AIIMS, New Delhi,  for Poster Presentation on “Tissue engineered decellularized human corneal stroma for reconstructing the corneal endothelium in-vitro” at  the “World Cornea Congress VII”, held at San Diego, California, USA, from April 15-17, 2015.  [Rs. 15,000]

  6. Ravikanth Nanduri, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, Punjab,  for Poster Presentation on “1α, 25(OH)2 vitamin D3-VDR modulates TGFβ Smad and non-Smad pathways to inhibit Th17 differentiation and EAE.” at  the “Keystone Symposia- mechanisms of Pro-inflammatory Diseases”, held at Olympic Valley, California, USA from April 19-24, 2015.  [Rs. 15,000]

  7. Subhabrata Sarkar, PhD Student, Department of Virology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, Punjab,  for Poster Presentation on “Genetic characterization of circulating human Respiratory syncytical virus A and human metapneumovirus in children with acute lower respiratory tract infections (ALTRI) in India” at  the “25th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID-2015)”, held at Copenhagen, Denmark, USA, from April 25-28, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  8. Jasmine Naru, PhD student, Department of Biochemistry, Punjab University, Chandigarh, for Poster Presentation on “Identification of Differentially expressed protein targets in HPV infected retinoblastoma using 2D-DIGE coupled mass spectrometry approach” at the “Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)”, held at Denver, Colorado, USA, from May 3-7, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  9. Prasanna Honnavar, PhD student, Department of Medical Microbiology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, for Poster Presentation on “The lipase activities of Malassezia species isolated from Seborrhoeic dermatitis/dandruff patients” at the “19th Congress of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology”, held in Melbourne, Australia, from May 4-8, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  10. Zaigham Abbas Rizvi, PhD Student, JNU, New Delhi for Poster Presentation on “Evidence of lipid antigen presentation by CD1d pathway in murine alveolar epithelial cells during Mycobacterium bovis (BCG) infection” at  “IMMUNOLOGY 2015”, held at New Orleans, Los Angeles, USA from May 08-12, 2015.  [Rs.15,000]

  11. Peer Abdul Haseeb Shah, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, JNU, New Delhi, for Poster Presentation on “Select Intracellular Loops act as Communication Interfaces between Nucleotide Binding Domains and Transmembrane Domains of the Yeast ABC Transporter Cdr1 protein” at “19th Congress of International Society of Medical Mycology”, held in Melbourne, Australia from May 04-08, 2015. [Rs.15,000]

  12. Dr Kamran Zaman, Senior Resident, Department of Microbiology, PGIMER, Chandigarh for Oral Presentation on “Molecular diagnosis of mucormycosis from clinical specimens” at  the “19th Congress International Society for Human and Animal Mycology”, held in Melbourne, Australia from May 04-08, 2015.  [Rs. 15,000]

  13. Sushma Singh, Senior Research Fellow, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh for Poster Presentation on “Dysregulation of micro-RNAs involved in TLR pathway in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of patients with enthesitis related arthritis form of juvenile idiopathic arthritis” at the AAI Annual Meeting “Immunology-2015”, held at New Orleans, USA, from May 08-12, 2015. [Rs. 10,000]

  14. Dr. Sarat Kumar Dalai, Professor, Institute of Science, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, for Poster Presentation on “Generation of central memory T cells by vaccination that mimics natural infection” at the AAI Annual Meeting “Immunology-2015”, held at New Orleans, USA from May 08-12, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  15. Ravindra Gujar, PhD Student, Immunology Division, Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, for Poster Presentation on “TGF-β impedes C-type lectin receptor-2 expression on dendritic cell via the PI3K-JNK-Akt pathway” at the “10th European Network of Immunology Institutes organized Immunology Summer School”, held at Olbia, Italy, from May 12-19, 2015. [Rs.10,000]

  16. Swarnendra Singh, PhD student, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, for Poster Presentation on “Testis specific heat shock protein 70-2 (HSP70-2); a novel potential therapeutic target for renal cell carcinoma” at the “Epigenomics and Novel Therapeutic Targets Conference 2015”, held at Boston, MA, USA, from May 21-22, 2015.

  17. Dr. Varun Dhir, MD, DM (Clinical Immunology), Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, PGIMER Chandigarh, for Poster Presentation on “Comparison of two different doses of folic acid with methotrexate in rheumatoid arthritis- A randomized controlled trial” at the “2015 Australian Reumatology Association Annual Conference”, held in Adelaide, Australia, from May 23-26, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  18. Rahul Shivahare, Senior Research Fellow, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, for Poster Presentation on “Leptin induced protection in Balb/c mice when co-administered with sub-curative dose of Miltefosine against experimental visceral Leishmaniasis”, at the “115th General Meeting of American Society for Microbiology (ASM 2015), held at New Orleans, Louisiana, from May 30- June 02, 2015. [Rs. 10,000]

  19. Razi Ahmad, Research Scholar, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi, for Poster Presentation on “Evaluation of green synthesis TiO2 nanoparticles as antibacterial agents” at the “2015 In vitro Biology Meeting”, held in Arizona, USA from May 30 - June 03, 2015. [Rs. 10,000]

  20. Dibya Ranjan Pati, PhD Student, V.P. Chest Institute, University of Delhi, New Delhi, for Poster Presentation on “siRNA mediated targeting of NS1 gene transcript in experimental mice down regulate Influenza A virus” at the “4th ISIRV-AVG Conference”, held at University of Texas, Austin, USA, from June 02-04, 2015. [Rs. 10,000]

  1. Ankita Mishra, ICMR-SRF, Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology, New Delhi for Poster Presentation on “Molecular & immunological characterization of three hypoallergenic variants developed for rice chitinase allergen” at the “European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Congress 2015”, held in Barcelona, Spain, from June 06-10, 2015.  [Rs. 10,000]

  2. Gopinath Prakasam, PhD Student, JNU, New Delhi, for Poster Presentation on “Exploring the role of AMPK signaling in HPV oncoproteins in the regulation of tumor metabolism and growth” at the American Association for Cancer Research Conference on “Metabolism and Cancer”, held in Washington, USA from, June 07-10, 2015. [Rs. 10,000]

  3. Sunil Kumar, PhD Student, Department of Medical Microbiology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, Punjab, for Poster Presentation on “Molecular epidemiology of carbapenem resistant acinetobacter baumannii (Crab) in septicaemic and meningitis patients in a tertiary care hospital” at the “6th Congress of European Microbiologists”, held in Maastricht, Netherlands, from June 7-11, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  4. Dr. Bonnie Abujam, MD, DM (Clinical Immunology), Senior Research Associate, Department of Pediatrics, PGIMER Chandigarh, for Poster Presentation on “Trends and predictors of mortality in childhood onset lupus over twenty four years: A north Indian single centre experience” at the “Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2015”, held in Rome, from June 10-13, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  5. Dr. Indrashis Bhattacharya, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology & Biotechnology, HNB Garhwal University, Garhwal, Uttranchal, for attending Marine Biological Laboratory’s 6 week long laboratory and lecture course “Frontiers in Reproduction: Molecular & Cellular Concepts”, and deliver Oral Presentation on “The effect of pulsatile reatment of FSH and testosterone on differential gene expression in rat sertoli cells during postnatal testicular maturation”, at the “18th Annual Frontiers in Reproduction Symposium”, held at Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA, from June 11-13, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  6. Sudhir Chandra, PhD Student, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Centre for Biomedical Research, University of Delhi, New Delhi for Poster Presentation on “Modulation of regulatory T-cells by differential ratios of fish oil and corn oil in experimental colon carcinoma” at the “25th European Meeting on Hypertension and Cardiovascular Protection”, held in Rome, Italy, from June 12-15, 2015. [Rs. 10,000]

  7. Vijit Dalal, PhD Student, IISER Mohali, Punjab for Poster Presentation on “In vitro generation of cytotoxic amyloids from human prion protein: Molecular Insights into the conformational conversion and nanoscale assembly” at the International Conference “Proteins-From Fundamentals to Function”, held at Holderness School, Holderness, NH, USA, from June 14-19, 2015. [Rs.10,000]

  8. Gurmeet Kaur, PhD Student, IMTECH, Chandigarh, Punjab, for Poster Presentation on “Exploring sequence, structure and function evolution in zinc finger protein families” at the Gordon Research Conference “Proteins-From Fundamentals to Function”, held at Holderness School, Holderness, NH, USA, from June 14-19, 2015. [Rs. 10,000]

  9. Dr. Amruta Sameer Naik, DBT-BioCARE Early Career Scientist, NCCS, Pune, for Poster Presentation on “Interleukin-3 has a potential to enhance the migration of human mesenchymal stem cells” at the “ISSCR Annual Meeting 2015”, held in Sweden from June 24-27, 2015. [Rs. 10,000]

  10. Bidyalaxmi Devi Leishangthem, PhD Student, Department of Biochemistry, Punjab University, Chandigarh for Poster Presentation on “Study of mitochondria dysfunction in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus” at the “30th Congress of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry”, held at Glasgow, Scotland from June 26-30, 2015. [Rs. 10,000]

  11. Sanica Chandrakant Sakharwade, Senior Research Fellow, IISER, Mohali, Punjab for Poster Presentation on “Vibrio cholerae porin OmpU modulates innate host immunity by inducing pro-inflammatory responses and down-regulating LPS mediated effects” at the International Conference “Exploring Human-Host Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease”, held in Cambridge, UK, from June 29 – July 01, 2015. [Rs. 10,000]

  12. Susanta Pahari, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh for Poster Presentation on “Interferon restrict the growth of mycobacterium tuberculosis: a possible therapeutic against Mtb” at “FIMSA 2015”, to be held in Singapore, June 30 – July 3, 2015. [Rs. 10,000]

  13. Dr. Kaustuv Nayak, Research Scientist, ICGEB New Delhi, for Poster Presentation on “A high throughput immunomics screening of in vitro translated Mtb ORFs reveal several novel human Mtb CD4 T-cell antigens, at “FIMSA 2015”, to be held in Singapore, June 30 – July 3, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  14. Dr. Gitesh Upendra Sawatkar, Senior Resident, PGIMER Chandigarh for Poster Presentation on “Uncommon presentation of Hansen disease: A case series” at the “95th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists”, held at Manchester, UK, from July 07-09, 2015. [Rs. 10,000]

  15. Dr. Tarun Narang, Assistant Professor, PGIMER Chandigarh for Poster Presentation on “Prevalence and determinants of psychiatric disorders in patients with psoriasis” at the “4th World Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Conference 2015”, held at Stockholm, Sweden from July 08-11, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  16. Parul Bali, PhD student, Department of Neurology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, for Poster Presentation on “Memory modulation of mice treated with amyloidβ ” at “IBRO-9th World Congress of the International Brain Research Organisation”, held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from July 9 -11, l2015. [Rs. 10,000]

  17. Majeed Abdulwahid Jamakhani, Research Scholar, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai for Poster Presentation on “Allergic study of Indian tomatoes: An in vitro & computational approach” at the “IFT 15 Annual Meeting”, held at Chicago, IL, USA, from July 11-14, 2015. [Rs. 10,000]

  18. Vaibhav Singh Bais, PhD Student, Department of Biological Sciences & Bioengineering, IIT Kanpur, UP, for Poster Presentation on “Investigating the inhibitory potential of 2-Aminopurine metal complexes against mycobacterial kinase PknB” at the “Gordon Research Conference on Tuberculosis Drug Discovery & Development”, held at Girond, Spain, from July 11-17, 2015. [Rs. 10,000]

  19. Karan Singh, PhD Student, IISER Mohali, Punjab for Poster Presentation on “Evolution of cross tolerance and evolution of immunity as correlated traits” at the “Gordon Research Conference on Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics”, held at University of New England, USA from July 12-17, 2015. [Rs. 10,000]

  20. Vijay Soni, PhD Student, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad, for Poster Presentation on “Mycobacterium tuberculosis N-acetyl-glucosamine-1-phosphate uridyltransferase (glmU) is critical for survival both in acute and chronic infection of the host” at the Gordon Research Conference “Tuberculosis Drug Discovery & Development”, held at Girond, Spain, from July 11-17, 2015. [Rs. 10,000]

  21. Muzamil Ashraf Makhdoomi, PhD Student, AIIMS, New Delhi for Poster Presentation on “Neutralizing antibody response in chronically HIV-1 infected ART naïve children from India – A follow up study” at the “8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis Treatment and Prevention”, held at Vancouver, Canada, from July 19-22, 2015. [Rs. 10,000]

  22. Ankur Poddar, PhD Student, ICGEB, New Delhi for Poster Presentation on “Virus like particles (VLP’s) as dengue vaccine candidate” at the “6th Euro Global Summit and Expo on Vaccines and Vaccination”, held in Birmingham, UK, from Aug 17-19, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  23. Pallavi Rajput, PhD Student, ICGEB, New Delhi for Poster Presentation on “Transcription factor Sp1 directly binds rDNA and triggers active DNA demethylation to epigenetically stimulate RNA Pol I – dependent transcription of rRNA genes” at the “10th tri-annual EMBO Conference”, held at Brussels, Belgium from Aug 19-23, 2015. [Rs. 10,000]

  24. Kirti Megha, PhD Student, PGIMER, Chandigarh for Poster Presentation on “Prevalence and genotyping of Acanthamoeba spp in keratitis patients from tertiary care center of North India” at the “International Conference on Parasitology”, held at Philadelphia, USA from August 24-26, 2015. [Rs. 10,000]

  25. Chandra Dev Pati Tripathi, Ph.D. Student, Department of Microbiology, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, for Poster Presentation on “Spotted fever rickettsiosis in North India” at the “International Conference on Parasitology”, to be held at Philadelphia, PA, USA, from August 24-26, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  26. Susmita Roy, PhD Student, German Leprosy Relief Association (GLRA)-India, Kolkata Centre, for Poster Presentation on “Monocytes in Indian visceral Leishmaniasis demonstrated an IL-10 driven polarization” at the “4th European Congress of Immunology”, held in Viennna, Austria, from September 6-9, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  1. Dr. Om Prakash Singh, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Medicine, BHU, Varanasi for Presentation on “IL17 is associates with protection in human visceral leishmaniasis” at the “European Congress of Immunology-2015”, held at Vienna, Austria from September 06-09, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  2. Dr. Anupam Mittal, Kothari Post Doctoral Fellow, School of Life Sciences, JNU, New Delhi, for Poster Presentation on “miRNA-33a as a novel therapeutic target in dilated cardiomyopathy” at the “Annual Meeting of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences (IACS)”, held at Omaha, Nebraska, USA, from  September 10-12, 2015.
    [Rs. 15,000]

  3. Subhash C Sonkar, PhD Student, Dr. BR Ambedkar Centre for Biomedical Research, University of Delhi, New Delhi, for Poster Presentation on “Low effectiveness of syndromic diseases management in women infected with Chlamydia trachomatis, Trichomonas vaginalis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae leads in India” at the “The World STI and HIV Congress 2015”, held in Brisbane, Australia, from September 13-16, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  4. Dr. Sohini Sengupta Neogi, MD, Associate Consultant, Department of Biochemistry, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, for Oral Presentation on “Elevated tumor marker CA125: Interpretations in renal disease” at the “4th International Conference on Nephrology and Therapeutics”, held in Baltimore, USA, from September 14-16, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  5. Sadhna Aggarwal, PhD Student, Department of Biotechnology, AIIMS, New Delhi, for Poster Presentation on “Imbalance in regulatory T cells frequency in peripheral circulation of patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma and their effects on growth of oral cancer” at the “American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Conference”, held in New York, USA, from September 16-19, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  6. Sanjay Kumar Dey, SRF, Department of Biochemistry, University of Delhi, New Delhi for Poster Presentation on “Novel antagonists of dopamine-β-hydroxylase identified and validated through structure based approach to combat hypertension” at the “Council on Hypertension Scientific Session 2015 of American Heart Association”, held at Washington DC, USA from September 16-19, 2015. [Rs. 10,000]

  7. Raman Kumar, PhD Student, Department of Biochemistry, AIIMS, New Delhi for Poster Presentation on “Exploring the role of Shelterin Complex and Telomerase activity in Multiple myeloma” at the “15th International Myeloma Workshop”, held at Rome, Italy from September 23-26, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  8. Chitrangda Srivastava, PhD Student, Department of Biochemistry, AIIMS, New Delhi, for Poster Presentation on “A positive correlation between Snail and SOX2 expression in hypoxic GBM” at the “European Cancer Congress 2015”, held in Viennna, Austria, from September 25-29, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  9. Dr. Navneet Agnihotri, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Panjab University, Chndaigarh, for Poster Presentation on “Fish oil increases the chemotherapeutic efficacy of 5-Fluouracil by altering the membrane characteristics and drug uptake” at the “European Cancer Congress 2015”, held in Vienna, Austria, from September 25-29, 2015. [Rs. 20,000]

  10. Mangesh V Suryavanshi, PhD Student, National Centre for Cell Science, Pune, Maharastra, for Poster Presentation on “Stool bacterial dysbiosis, Crystaluria and Oxaturia value would define risk for oxalate crystal disease” at the “Cell Symposia: Human Immunity and Microbiome in Health and Disease”, held in Montreal, Canada, from September 27-29, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  11. Dr. Debasis Sahu, DST-SERB Young Scientist (DST-SERB), National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi for Poster presentation on “Novel peptide inhibitor of Human TNF alfa: Molecular modelling and invitro assays” at the “4th International Conference and Exhibition on Immunology (Immunology Summit 2015), held in Houston, Texas, USA, from September 28-30, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  12. Jasmine Samal, PhD student, Kusuma School of Biological Sciences, IIT Delhi, for Poster presentation on “HBeAg- induced upregulation of host microRNA-106b promotes cell proliferation invitro” at the “2015 International Meeting: Molecular Biology of Hepatitis B Virsuses”, held at Dolce Bad Nauheim, Germany, from October 4-8, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  13. Ajay Jajodia, PhD student, IGIB Delhi, for Poster presentation on “Genetics and functional analysis of neuro-developmental genes associated with schizophrenia in Indian population” at the “65th Annual Meeting ASHG 2015”, held in Baltimore, USA, from October 6 -10, l2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  14. Rashmi Govind Kulkarni, PhD student, Department of Biology, IISER Pune, Maharastra, for Poster presentation on “An optimal glucose control therapy based upon oxidative stress threshold in newly diagnosed diabetics” at the “Ist International Conference on Modeling Metabolic Health”, held in Cambridge, UK, from October 6-7, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  15. Dr. Navchetan Kaur, Senior Demonstrator, Department of Immunopathology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, for Oral presentation on “Gene dose of HLA susceptibility and protective genotypes orchestrates relative immune dysfunction in type 1 diabetes and its related severe form” at the “39th Annual Conference of Asia Pacific Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Association”, held in Bangkok, from October 11-14. [Rs. 15,000]

  16. Dr. Manish R Balwani, DM, Resident Doctor, Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Centre, Ahmedabad, for Oral Presentation on “Attitude and Awareness towards organ donation in Western India” at the “International Society for Organ Donation and Procurement (ISODP) Conference 2015”, held in Seoul, South Korea, from October 17-20, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  17. Isha Taneja, PhD student, Pharmacokinetics and Metabolism Division, CDRI, Lucknow, UP, for Poster presentation on “Effect of polymorphism on the pre-clinical pharmacokinetics of desbutyl-lumefantrine, a potential anti-malarial” at the “20th North American Meeting of International Society for Study of Xenobiotics (ISSX 2015)”, held at Orlando, Florida, USA, from October 18-22, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  18. Dr. Harsh Arvind Pawar, Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Zoology, Pune University, Pune, for attending “Wellcome Trust Advanced Course: Working with Parasite Database Resources” at the “Wellcome Trust Conference Centre”, to be organized in Cambridge, UK, from October 18-23, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  19. Dr. Mukti Sharma, Research Officer, Department of Cardiology, AIIMS, New Delhi, for Poster presentation on “Genetic expressions of EPCAM, Syntaxin and VEGF as cancer stem cells bio-markers in retinoblastoma progress and their clinico-pathological correlation” at the “World Conference on Regnerative Medicine”, be held in Leipzig, Germany, from October 21-23, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  20. Dr. Rajiv Kumar, DST Inspire Faculty, Division of Biotechnology, NSIT, University of Delhi, New Delhi, for Poster presentation on Type I interferon signaling suppresses anti-parasitic CD4+ T cell responses during visceral leishmaniasis” at the “64th Annual Meeting of American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene”(ASTMH)”, held in Phildelphia, USA, from October 25-29, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  21. Sandeep Kumar, PhD student, Bioinformatics Centre, Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, for attending Workshop on “Exploration of IEDB and its application in designing computer aided vaccine and immunotherapy”, at “IEDB User Workshop, to be held at CA, USA, from October 28-29, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  22. Dr. Rajiv Ranjan Singh, DS Kothari Post Doctoral Fellow, at School of Biotechnology, JNU and Molecular Sciences laboratory, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, to attend Workshop “Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology CCP4 School: From Data processing to structure refinement and beyond” at the “Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology”, held in Okinawa, Japan, November 2-7, 2015. [Rs. 15,000] 

  23. Dr. Richa Ahuja, Research Associate, ICGEB for Poster presentation on “The HBx oncoprotein hijacks the cellular functions of nucleophormin and AP-1 to promote ribosome biogenesis, cellular transformation and oncogenesis” at the “Frontiers in Cancer Science 2015”, held in Singapore, from November 2-14, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  24. Dr. P. Vignesh, Senior Resident, Allergy Immunology Unit, PGIMER, Chandigarh, for Poster presentation on “Infections in chronic granulomatous disease: 22 years’ single centre experience from North India”, at the “International Primary Immunodeficiencies Congress (IPIC) 2015 Meeting”, held at Budapest, Hungary, from November 5-6, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  25. Dr. Arfat Yasir Mir, Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry, AMU, Aligarh for Poster presentation on “Role of neo-antigenic determinants on peroxynitrite-modified human IgG in rheumatoid arthritis”, at the “44th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Immunology”, held in Shiroishi-KU, Sapporo, Japan, from November 18-20, 2015. [Rs. 10,000]

  26. Sanket Keshav Rane, PhD student, National Institute of Immunology, visiting the laboratory of Prof. Rob de Boer, Utrecht University, Netherlands, for learning under the course of 3 months duration on Theoretical Immunology, a part of the research exchange program of the FP7 IRSES Network INDOEUROPEAN-MATHDS, from August 28, 2015-November 28, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  27. Dr. Amit Rawat, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, PGIMER, Chandigarh for visiting laboratory of “Department of Infectious Diseases and Pediatric Immunology” at University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary for the purpose of developing a common research program, from November 8 to December 4, 2015. [Rs. 10,000]

  28. R.S. Patwardhan, Scientific Officer D, Radiation Biology and Health Sciences Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, for Poster presentation on “Targeting thioredoxin system for management of inflammation and cancer” at the SFRR-ASIA 2015 Conference on “Advanced Research in Oxidative Stress for Health Benefits and Well Beings”, held in Thailand, from November 29-December 2, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  1. Dr. Srinivasa-Gopalan Sampathkumar, Staff Scientist, Laboratory of Chemical Glycobiology, NII, New Delhi for Poster presentation on “Peracetyl N-thioglycolyl-D-galactosamine as an efficient glycol-tool for the glycoproteomics investigations of mammalian cell surface CD antigens”, at the “2015 Annual Meeting of the Society for Glycobiology”, held at San-Fransisco, CA, USA from December 1-4, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  1. Dr. H Krishna Prasad, Emeritus Medical Scientist, Department of Biotechnology, AIIMS, New Delhi, for Oral Presentation on “Zoonotic tuberculosis in India: Challenge and Opportunities”, at the “46th Union World Conference on Lung Health”, held in Cape Town, South Africa, from December 2-6, 2015. [Rs. 15,000]

  2. Malay Kumar Sannigrahi, PhD student, Department of Otolaryonology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, for Poster presentation on “Role of non-coding RNAs in regulating HPV16 induced oncogenesis in Head and Neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC)” at the “2015 AACR Conference on Noncoding RNAs Cancer: Mechanisms to Medicine”, held in Massachusetts, USA, from December 4- 7, 2015.  [Rs. 10,000]

  3. Dr. Aruna Rakha Arora, DST Inspire Faculty, Department of Translational and Regenerative Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh, for Oral presentation on “Effect of mesenchymal stem cells on immune cell repertoire of kidney transplant patients”, at the “Annual Congress of the Indian Society of Nephrology-ISNCON 2015”, held in Bangalore, Karnataka, India, from December 17-20, 2015. [Rs. 10,000]



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