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  • BGRC SILVER JUBILEE ORATION AWARD( HAEMATOLOGY / IMMUNOHAEMATOLOGY)
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      DR MALAY BISWANATH MUKHERJEE
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      Year : 2010
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    The BGRC Silver Jubilee Oration Award was instituted in 1982 by the National Institute of Immunohaematology, Mumbai (the former Blood Group Reference Centre) of the ICMR. This award is granted to a scientist for his-her research work carried out over a period of time in the field of Haematology- Immunohaematology. The award for the year 2010 is being jointly presented to Dr Malay Biswanath Mukherjee, ICMR's National Institute of Immunohaematology, Mumbai for his research work on 'Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency in India - Epidemiology and molecular genetics'. His research has contributed substantially in understanding the role of epistatic factors responsible for the diverse clinical manifestations of sickle cell disease in western India. One of his major achievements was the demonstration of three polymorphic mutations in the G6PD gene accounting for almost 90 per cent of cases of G6PD deficiency as well as some rare and novel G6PD mutations in the Indian subcontinent. Dr Mukherjee is a recipient of the Young Scientist Award of the Indian Society of Hematology and Blood Transfusion. He has 67 publications in national and international journals to his credit.
  • BGRC SILVER JUBILEE ORATION AWARD( HAEMATOLOGY / IMMUNOHAEMATOLOGY)
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      DR JASMINA AHLUWALIA
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      Year : 2010
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    The BGRC Silver Jubilee Oration Award was instituted in 1982 by the National Institute of Immunohaematology, Mumbai (the former Blood Group Reference Centre) of the ICMR. This award is granted to a scientist for his-her research work carried out over a period of time in the field of Haematology- Immunohaematology. The award for the year 2010 is being jointly presented to Dr Jasmina Ahluwalia, Associate Professor, Department of Hematology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh for her research work on 'Hypercoagulable states in children with special reference to antiphospholipid antibodies (APLA)'. Dr Jasmina Ahluwalia has shown that antiphospholipid antibodies (APLA) are not uncommon in Indian children with lupus - with almost two-thirds of them being seropositive for at least one of the APLA (i.e. amongst anti-cardiolipin antibodies and lupus anticoagulant), during the first 10 years of their disease. Dr Ahluwalia has also highlighted the fact that the best correlation amongst the various APLA, with clinical thrombosis in children with lupus is with the lupus anticoagulant (LA). Persistent LA positively has a correlation with focal findings on radiological scans. Further, Dr Ahluwalia has shown that at least some of the morbidity and mortality in childhood lupus could be directly correlated with APLA. Dr Ahluwalia is a Member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. She has published 70 publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • SHAKUNTALA AMIR CHAND PRIZES
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      DR K.H. REETA
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      Year : 2010
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    The Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize was instituted in 1953 by late Major General Amir Chand for significant research contribution by young scientists in biomedical sciences. This prize is awarded for the best published research work on any subject in the field of biomedical science including clinical research. The award for the year 2010 is being presented to Dr K.H. Reeta, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi for her research work on '1. Curcumin is protective against phenytoin-induced cognitive impairment and oxidative stress in rats and 2.Curcumin ameliorates cognitive dysfunction and oxidative damage in phenobarbitone and carbanmazepine administered rats'. Dr Reeta has examined the role of curcumin as an adjunct to standard antiepileptic drugs in controlling epilepsy and also reducing the associated side effects most commonly, the cognitive impairment. It was observed that curcumin significantly potentiated the antiepileptic effect of the conventional antiepileptic drugs - phenytoin, phenobarbitone and carbamazepine, suggesting a synergistic effect. Administration of phenytoin, phenobarbitone and carbamazepine for 21 days per se caused cognitive impairment and oxidative stress. Concomitant administration of curcumin with these antiepileptic drugs prevented the cognitive impairment as well reversed the increased oxidative stress. Dr Reeta has published over 30 research papers in national and international journals.
  • SHAKUNTALA AMIR CHAND PRIZES
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      PROF. AKSHAY ANAND
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      Year : 2010
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    The Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize was instituted in 1953 by late Major General Amir Chand for significant research contribution by young scientists in biomedical sciences. This prize is awarded for the best published research work on any subject in the field of biomedical science including clinical research. The award for the year 2010 is being presented to Prof. Akshay Anand, Associate Professor, Neuroscience Research Laboratory, Department of Neurology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh for his research work on 'Learning and memory (neurosciences)'. Dr Anand is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration using in vitro, in vivo, and biotherapeutic approaches. His research work established the anti-amnesic role of Bacopa monnieri in rescue of artificially induced amnesia caused by L NNA, diazepam and scopolamine in rodents. The series of experiments included the use of behavioural tests such as rota rod, water maze and immunohistochemistry which showed that memory loss induced by such agents could be reversed by dose dependent oral administration of B. monnieri. Dr Anand and his colleagues showed that this reversal occurs by participation of CREB-MAPK pathway. He has also been involved in the discovery of animal model of AMD. Dr Anand has published over 60 publications in international peer reviewed journals.
  • SHAKUNTALA AMIR CHAND PRIZES
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      DR SHAILESH DATTATRAYA PAWAR
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      Year : 2010
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    The Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize was instituted in 1953 by late Major General Amir Chand for significant research contribution by young scientists in biomedical sciences. This prize is awarded for the best published research work on any subject in the field of biomedical science including clinical research. The award for the year 2010 is being presented to Dr Shailesh Dattatraya Pawar, Scientist-C, ICMR's National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune for his research work on 'Virological and seroepidemiological studies of pandemic and avian influenza viruses in India'. Dr Pawar has standardized and established protocols to handle H5N1 viruses in high containment (BSL-3) laboratory. Virus isolation and characterization of H5N1 viruses from all reported poultry outbreaks revealed that they were highly pathogenic and were closely related with H5N1 viruses from the South-East Asia. Investigations in humans revealed that there were no human infections of H5N1 virus. The surveillance in wild and migratory birds was undertaken to elucidate their role in H5N1 virus transmission, which showed absence of H5N1 virus in them. Presence of antibodies against H5N1 virus in ducks indicated their possible role in transmission. The novel low pathogenic AI H11N1 virus detected from wild bird was reported from India. Presence of AI H9N2 virus in poultry and antibodies against H9N2 virus in poultry workers indicated transmission of viruses from poultry to humans. Dr Pawar has published over 25 research papers in national and international journals.
  • SHAKUNTALA AMIR CHAND PRIZES
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      DR P. YOGEESWARI
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      Year : 2010
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    The Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize was instituted in 1953 by late Major General Amir Chand for significant research contribution by young scientists in biomedical sciences. This prize is awarded for the best published research work on any subject in the field of biomedical science including clinical research. The award for the year 2010 is being presented to Dr P. Yogeeswari, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacy, BIT & Science Pilani, Hyderabad campus, Hyderabad for her research work on 'Drug discovery for neurological disorders mainly neuropathic pain'. Prof. Yogeeswari has been involved in drug discovery research for neurological disorders for more than a decade. Her approach includes structure-based drug design on various targets of the brain that include cathepsin S, rho kinase, beta-secretase, adenosine receptors, etc. involved in various diseases like epilepsy, neuropathy including sciatica, diabetic neuropathy, trigeminal neuralgia and Alzheimer's. Prof. Yogeeswari has to her credit more than 160 research papers and one Indian patent application.
  • MAJOR GENERAL SAHEB SINGH SOKHEY AWARD
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      DR S. SYED HISSAR
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      Year : 2010
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    This award was instituted in 1988 in accordance with the will of Major General Saheb Singh Sokhey and is granted to a scientist for his/her outstanding contributions in the field of Communicable Diseases, significantly adding to the existing knowledge in the field. The award for 2010 is being presented to Dr S. Syed Hissar, Research Scholar, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi and Special Centre for Molecular Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi for the research work on 'Overall research contributions in field of communicable diseases particularly in viral hepatitis infection during 2007-2009'. Dr Hissar's observations on prevalence of hepatitis C virus genotype 3 in Indian patients do have a significant influence in deciding the treatment of the patients. His study on chronic hepatitis C disease progression has revealed that the median time to progress to cirrhosis was 16 years and higher inflammation in liver and longer duration of infection were associated with a risk of development of advanced liver disease. His studies emphasize the need towards early therapeutic interventions in these patients to prevent disease progression towards cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. In his studies, it was also found that hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus infection are the major risk factors for the development of hepatocellular carcinoma in Indian patients. Dr Hissar has contributed over 25 scientific publications in international and national journals.
  • JALMA TRUST FUND ORATION AWARD (LEPROSY)
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      DR ZAHOOR AHMAD PARRY
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      Year : 2010
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    The JALMA Trust Fund Oration Award was instituted with funds donated by the Japan Leprosy Mission for Asia to commemorate the Mission's work on leprosy in India. This award is conferred upon a scientist for sustained research activity in the field of Leprosy and other mycobacterial diseases. The award for the year 2010 is being jointly presented to Dr Zahoor Ahmad Parry, Scientist-E, CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Srinagar for his research work on 'Pre-clinical studies for the improvement of tuberculosis (TB) treatment'. Dr Parry and his group showed how the efficacy of anti-TB regimens is different in immune competent and immune deficient mice, emphasising the need to optimise the efficacy of anti-TB regimens in immune compromised TB patients (HIV - diabetes, etc). Dr Parry also undertook the establishment of guinea pig model of TB chemotherapy. He characterized the PK parameters in guinea pigs of all frontline anti-TB drugs as well as those of the novel drugs, moxifloxacin and PA-824, in order to establish human-equivalent doses. He also showed that standard first-line anti-TB regimen achieves a stable cure in guinea pig lungs much more rapidly than mouse lungs. His studies have proven that robust immune response in the guinea pig adds to efficacy with anti-TB drugs. Dr Parry is recipient of Ramalingaswami Fellowship from Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi. He has published over 70 research papers in national and international scientific journals.
  • JALMA TRUST FUND ORATION AWARD (LEPROSY)
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      DR KRISHNAMURTY VENKATESAN
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      Year : 2010
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    The JALMA Trust Fund Oration Award was instituted with funds donated by the Japan Leprosy Mission for Asia to commemorate the Mission's work on leprosy in India. This award is conferred upon a scientist for sustained research activity in the field of Leprosy and other mycobacterial diseases. The award for the year 2010 is being jointly presented to Dr Krishnamurty Venkatesan, Scientist-F, ICMR's National JALMA Institute of Leprosy and Other Mycobacterial Diseases, Agra for his research work on 'Metabolic disposition of clofazimine, biochemical markers for assessing the activity and pathogenesis of leprosy and reactions and search for new mechanisms of drug action and resistance in leprosy and tuberculosis with genomic and proteomic tools'. Dr Venkatesan has made significant contributions to the field of clinical and experimental pharmacokinetics of antileprosy drugs, especially clofazimine. His studies on biochemical markers for leprosy infection have shown the usefulness of lysosomal enzymes, especially serum beta glucuronidase level as a parameter for assessing the activity and extent of pathogenesis in leprosy and reactions. Novel drug efflux proteins of Mycobacterium tuberculosis have been investigated as potential therapeutic and diagnostic targets while search for novel proteins of M. leprae as potential therapeutic targets has shown overexpression of 11 genes (six associated with metabolism plus five with virulence) during leprosy infection. Pharmacoproteomic studies have shown overexpression of some proteins in streptomycin - ofloxacin resistant M. tuberculosis clinical isolates and these have been identified. His group has also applied for three Indian patents. Dr Venkatesan was also the recipient of Dr CGS Iyer Oration award of ICMR for 1991. He has published over 65 research papers in various international and national scientific journals.
  • ICMR Tilak Venkoba Rao Award
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      DR DEEPAK MODI
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      Year : 2010
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    The ICMR Tilak Venkoba Rao Award was instituted in 1982 by Dr Parvathi Devi and Dr A. Venkoba Rao in memory of their son Tilak Venkoba Rao. This award is given in the field of Psychological Medicine in one year and on Reproductive Physiology in the other. The award for the year 2010 is being presented to Dr Deepak Modi, Scientist C, Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory, ICMR's National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, Mumbai for his research work on 'Genetic and molecular basis of female and male infertility'. In the area of female infertility, Dr Modi's work has demonstrated the involvement of Y chromosome in occurrence of gonadal tumours in women with gonadal dysgenesis. His work has also shown the existence of some X linked genes that may be responsible for ovarian failure and established the mechanisms that lead to gonadal dysgenesis. His group has identified one X linked gene (androgen receptor gene) that is altered in infertile females leading to premature ovarian insufficiency. In the area of male infertility, his work has demonstrated the involvement of progesterone receptor in regulating spermatogenesis and alteration in its expression is associated with male infertility. Dr Modi has been awarded the young scientist medals of Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi and National Academy of Sciences, India, Allahabad. He is also a recipient of the Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award. He has published over 50 papers in national and international journals.

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