Young Investigators Awards

The “Young Investigator Award”, a new initiative by the Foundation was instituted to recognize and promote young talent working in the area of Probiotics and Gut Microbiota in 2014. Following an overwhelming response to the announcement for poster presentation during the probiotic symposium, 20 young enthusiastic scientists showcased their cutting-edge science to a panel of highly esteemed jury members.


1st  Prize - Bhabatosh Das
(Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Faridabad)

The Gut Microbiome of healthy Indians: Findings and challenges

2nd Prize -Mangesh Suryavanshi
(National Centre for Cell Science, Pune)

Functionalized yogurt formation by oxalotrophic Lactobacillus spp. with reference to the diacetyl and bile salt hydrolase production

3rd Prize -Eldho Paul
(Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai)

Food grade Lactobacillus plantarum WCFS1 expressing heterologous oxalate decarboxylase as therapeutical tool for kidney stone disease


1st  Prize - Pranav Pande
(National Centre for Cell Science, Pune, Maharashtra )

Indian gut microbiome: Subpopulation based structural and Functional Insights Using 16s rRNA Amplicon Sequencing

2nd Prize -Mangesh Suryavanshi
(National Centre for Cell Science, Pune, Maharashtra)

Perturbation in colonization and diversity of oxalate metabolising bacterial species (ombs) in recurrent oxalate stone disease

3rd Prize -Vamshi Saliganti
(National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana)

Consumption of probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnossus MTCC 5897 Fermented Milk plays a key role on Newborn\'s immune system development during suckling-weaning transition.


1st  Prize -Tarini Shankar Ghosh
(TCS Innovation Labs, Tata Research Development and Design Center, Pune, Maharasthra)

Metagenome Informatics based investigation of gut microbiomes and their probable role in antibiotic resistance and childhood nourishment.

2nd Prize - Suja Senan
(Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat)

Influence of probiotic Lactobacillus helveticus MTCC 5463 on geriatric gut metagenome analyzed by ion torrent 16 S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing.

3rd Prize - Bhupesh Kumar Thakur
(National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (ICMR) Kolkata, West Bengal)

Screening of indigenous probiotic strains and study of their role in the generation of regulatory responses and protection against inflammatory diseases.


Gut Microbiota and Probiotic Science Foundation instituted the Lifetime Achievement Award to recognize the outstanding contribution of stalwarts to the science and profession of Probiotics and Gut Microbiota


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