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)


Dr. Shanti Lal Mehta

Former DDG (Education), ICAR

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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 



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