SOCIETY FOR PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
SOCIETY FOR PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

SPBB-Springer Awards

SPBB-SPRINGER AWARDS

Organising Committee of the Conference constituted SPBB-Springer Awards  with Springer Nature India Pvt. Ltd. in different categories

Lifetime Achievement Award

PBB Excellence Award (2019)

'EDUCATION'

Dr. Shanti Lal Mehta

Former DDG (Education), ICAR

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PBB EXCELLENCE AWARD (2019)

'SCIENCE ADOPTION & POPULARISATION'

Shri. Suresh O. Agrawal

Chairman, Beej Sheetal India Pvt. Ltd.

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PBB Excellence Award (2020)

'Research and Teaching'

Prof. Jitendra Paul Khurana

JC Bose National Fellow (SERB)
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PBB Excellence Award (2020)

'Translational Research'

Dr. Surinder Kumar Tikoo

Co-founder & Director, Tierra Seed Science Pvt Ltd.
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SPBB-Springer Award (JPBB)

Best Editor Award (2020)

 

Dr. S.R. Bhat

Former Professor, ICAR-NIPB

New Delhi

Best Reviewer Award (2020)

 

Dr. Manoj Prasad

Staff Scientist VII & J. C. Bose National Fellow,

NIPGR, New Delhi

Best Research Articles based on highest Citation (2015-2020)

1. Author: Dr. Chanderdeep Tandon

Article entitled: “Tracking dynamics of enzyme activities and their gene expression in Picrorhiza kurroa with respect to picroside accumulation”

(Volume 25,  Issue-2, July 2016)

2. Author: Dr. Sushil Kumar

Article entitled: ” Development and validation of EST-derived SSR markers and diversity analysis in cluster bean (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba)”

(Volume 25,  Issue-3, July 2016)

SPBB-SPRINGER Young Investigator Award for Excellence in Plant Biology 

2022

2020

2019

SPBB-Springer Young Scientist Awards (Year 2022) conferred during the National Symposium on ‘Emerging Innovations in Plant Molecules for Achieving Food and Nutritional Security’ at Navsari Agirulcutural University, Navsari, Gujarat

 

Dr. Kiran P. Suthar

Designation: Assistant Professor

Affiliation: Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari, Gujarat

Title of the Presentation: Amino acid profiling; A key for protein quality improvement in pigeon pea

 

 

Dr. Chirag Maheshwari

Designation: Scientist

Affiliation: Div. of Biochemistry, ICAR-IARI, New Delhi

Title of the Presentation: Impact of ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco) and glycine decarboxylase complex h (Gdch) knockdown on photosynthesis and growth characteristics of rice plants

 

Dr. Sanjay Kumar K. Parmar

Designation: Assistant Research Scientist

Affiliation: Junagadh Agriclutural University, Gujarat

Title of the Presentation: Pearl Millet Hybrid Ghb1129: Gujarat’s First Effort to Combat Malnutrition through Crop Biofortification

 

 

Mr. Naveen Malik

Designation: Research Scholar

Affiliation: Div. of Environmental Sciences, ICAR-IARI, New Delhi

Title of the Presentation:  Microbial amendment of Steel Slag (LD) and its utilization for meeting the mineral nutrient requirement of wheat plants

 

Ms. Vinita Mulodia

Designation: Research Scholar

Affiliation: Div. of Environmental Sciences, ICAR-IARI, New Delhi

Title of the Presentation: Effect of LD slag application on heavy metal content, biological attributes of soil and foliage yield in Spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.)

SPBB-Springer Young Investigator Award for Excellence in Plant Biology (2020)

 

Dr. Ajit Arun Waman

Title of the Presentation: Bioprospecting native wild nutmegs from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India for their sustainable utilization

Theme Area: Conservation of Genetic Resources, IPR and Biosafety issue

Designation: Scientist (SPMA)

Present Affiliation: ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute,  Port Blair

 

Ms. Aveepsha Bera

Title of the Presentation: Chromatin Assembly Factor-1 (CAF-1) plays a role in ribosomal RNA gene regulation and in maintaining genomic stability in Arabidopsis thaliana

Theme Area: Genome Editing, Translational Genomics and Plant Breeding

Designation: Project Fellow

Present Affiliation: BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus

 

Ms. Anurakti Shukla

Title of the Presentation: Metagenomic analysis of microbial diversity in control and high arsenic field of West Bengal (Nadia district) under the thiourea supplementation

Theme Area: Plant Stress Management

Designation: PhD. Scholar

Present Affiliation: Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

 

Mr. Raktim Bhattacharya

Title of the Presentation: Biochemical and histochemical characterization of floral cuticular wax in tuberose

Theme Area: Plant Metabolites & Nutraceuticals

Designation: Senior Research Fellow

Present Affiliation: Natural Product Biotechnology Group, Agricultural and Food Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

 

Mr. Vikram Jathar

Title of the Presentation: Understanding the genetic basis of rice leaf development and growth

Theme Area: Plant Biochemistry and Crop Improvement

Designation: Ph.D Research Scholar

Present Affiliation: National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi

SPBB-Springer Young Investigator Award for Excellence in Plant Biology (2019)

Dr. Ashish Marathe
Title of the Presentation : Perturbing the phytic dynamics RNAi triggered seed specificsilencing of ITPK2 for low phytes soybean-a step towards nutritional security
Theme Area : Nutritional Biochemistry and Biofortification
Designation : Scientist
Present Affiliation : ICAR- National Institute of Biotic Stress Management, Raipur

 

 

Dr. Vishnu Prasanth Vinukonda
Title of the Presentation: Identification of high temperature tolerant rice lines and associated genomic regions
Theme Area : Molecular Breeding and Genomics
Designation : DBT-Research Associate
Present Affiliation :International Rice Research Institute-South Asia Hub (IRRI-SAH)

 

 

Dr. Vikas Devkar
Title of the Presentation : Multidimensional regulatory function of tomato SITAFI (NAC transcription factor) in response to salinity stress
Theme Area : Genetic Engineering and Genome Editing
Designation :Assistant Professor
Present Affiliation :ASC College, Indapur, affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. Indapur, Pune. 413106

 

Dr. Achala Bakshi
Title of the Presentation : Exploring Target of Rapamycin gene for growth and yield improvement under abiotic stress conditions in rice
Theme Area : Genetic Engineering and Genome Editing
Designation : DBT-Research Associate
Present Affiliation : Department of Plant Biotechnology, ICAR-Indian Institute of Rice Research, Hyderabad, Rajendranagar

 

Dr. Rahul Kumar
Title of the Presentation : Identification and functional elucidation of ripening – associated genes in tomato
Theme Area : Genetic Engineering and Genome Editing
Designation : Assistant Professor
Present Affiliation : Plant Translational Research Laboratory, Room-S48, Department of Plant Sciences, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, 500046, Telangana, India