December 22, 2011 admin

GADVASU Biotechnologists bring laurels for the University

Ludhiana-22-Dec, 2011:Ms. Rohini Sachdeva, Research Associate and Mr Hitesh Pawar Nandlal, Phd Scholar  from School of Animal Biotechnology of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University bagged the prestigious "ISVIB Young Scientist Award"  of Indian Society of Veterinary Immunology & Biotechnology and Best Poster Award. Rohini got this award  for her outstanding research presentation entitled " Eukaryotic expression and characterization of  Bovine Herpesvirus 1 (BHV-1) glycoprotein D (gD) as a potential diagnostic antigen" authored by M Sylvestre, Rohini, Namita Mitra, Hitesh Pawar, Dipak Deka, Ravikant Agrawal and Ramneek  and Hitesh for his poster entitled “Cloning, Sequencing and Phylogenetic analysis of Heat Shock Protein (HSP 70) gene from ruminant species” authored by Hitesh N Pawar, Ravikant Agrawal, Ramneek and G S Brah at XVIII Annual Convention of  and National Symposium on “Effective utilization of translational Research platforms for Animal Biotechnology” held at Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar, Gujarat. Symposium was attended by more than 200 delegates both from India.
These award winning research works are a part of Master’s and PhD in Animal Biotechnology at School of Animal Biotechnology, GADVASU.
It is pertinent to mention that the Department of Animal Biotechnology was established at GADVASU in 2008 and has subsequently been upgraded to School of Animal Biotechnology in Sept, 2010. Dr.G.S.Brah Director of the School revealed that Master’s and PhD  programme of the School, have got a good response from the student community. The School has the state-of-the art laboratories with high end equipments, and has been able to win nine projects from the different agencies like DBT, UGC, ICMR including a prestigious HRD project from Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India in a short span of three years. The scientists of the Deptt. are involved in intensive research in various fields of Molecular biology/ biotechnology for enhancing livestock health and productivity. The School has also been chosen to become a partner of the “Biotech Consortium India Limited” funded by DBT. Under this programme, the students following completion of their M.V.Sc/ M.Sc degrees from GADVASU shall be eligible to undergo six months ‘Practical Industrial Training’ in which each trainee shall be paid a stipend of Rs. 8,000 per month.
Ms. Rohini and Mr Hitesh  attribute their success, in addition to hard work, to their teachers, and the congenial atmosphere and the training obtained in the School.  Dr. Brah, congratulated them for bringing name to the School and University, and advised other students to emulate their path of attaining excellence.

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