Young Investigators Awards Young Investigators Awards

Young
Investigator Awards

The “Young Investigator Awards”, 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

2023

1st  Prize - Ms. Krupali Ramanuj

1st Prize - Krupali Ramanuj

Dairy Microbiology Department, SMC College of Dairy Science, Kamdhenu University, Anand, Gujarat, India
Influence of Limosilactobacillus fermentum and Saccharomyces cerevisiae on the growth performance, hematological traits, metagenomic analysis of caecal microbiota of broiler chicken.
2nd Prize -Basavaprabhu H N

2nd Prize - Basavaprabhu H N

Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, NCR Biotech Science Cluster, Faridabad, Haryana, India
Gut microbial functions linked with the non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases of indian patients.
3rd Prize - Manisha Sethi

3rd Prize - Manisha Sethi

Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha
Ligilactobacillus salivarius F14 originated from tribes of Odisha as a potential probiotic.
3rd Prize - Vaishali Dasriya

3rd Prize - Vaishali Dasriya

Dairy Microbiology, National Dairy Research Institute (ICAR-NDRI), Karnal, Haryana, India
γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) producing Lactobacilli E31 exhibited anti-alzheimer potential in an animal model.

2022

1st  Prize - Ms. Mousumi Sarkar

1st Prize - Ms. Mousumi Sarkar

National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kalyani, West Bengal,India
Characterization of dysbiotic vaginal microbiome associated with preterm birth in a longitudinal cohort study (GARBH-Ini) on pregnant women from India.
2nd Prize -Ms. Ayushi

2nd Prize - Ms. Ayushi

Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, NCR Biotech Science Cluster, Faridabad, Haryana, India
Gut microbial functions linked with the non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases of indian patients.
3rd Prize - Ms. Meena Kumari P

3rd Prize - Ms. Meena Kumari P

CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore, Karnataka, India
Development of shelf-stable probiotic curd and it's cholesterol lowering effect in mice and patients through down regulation of FXR.

2021

1st  Prize - Subhrajit

1st Prize - Mr. Subhrajit Bhar

TCS Research, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. , Pune, India
Sensory protein signatures in gut microbiome as biomarkers for early detection of asymptomatic diseases.
2nd Prize -Mr. Mangesh Vasant Suryavanshi

2nd Prize - Mr. Mangesh Vasant Suryavanshi

National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), Pune, Maharashtra, India
Skin, oral and gut share phylotypes to urinary microbiome and its divergence may be associated with types of urinary kidney stones.
3rd Prize - Ankita

3rd Prize - Ms. Ankita Kumari

National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal, Haryana, India
Probiotic Lactobacilus fermentum mediates its immunoregulatory function by targetting epigenomic modulations.

2020

1st  Prize - Jyoti Verma

1st Prize - Jyoti Verma

Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, NCR Biotech Science Cluster, Faridabad, Haryana, India
Reversing antibiotic resistance in probiotic and other enteric bacteria.
2nd Prize -Mr. Rahul Bodkhe

2nd Prize - Mr. Rahul Bodkhe

National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), Pune, Maharashtra, India
Human gut derived commensal induces tolerance to gluten in humanized mice.
3rd Prize - Dr. V Deepak Bamola

3rd Prize - Dr. V Deepak Bamola

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
A double blind, placebo controlled study in Indian population to assess the effects of probiotic strain Bacillus coagulans Unique IS2 in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

2018

1st  Prize - Vikas Chandrashekhar

1st Prize - Mr. Vikas Chandrashekhar Ghattargi

National Centre for Microbial Resource, National Centre for Cell Science (NCMR-NCCS), Pune
"Probiopred" an online server for prediction of a potential probiotic candidate.
2nd Prize -Forum Bhanushali

2nd Prize -Ms. Forum Bhanushali

Department of Biochemistry, Madurai Kamaraj University Tamil Nadu, India
Modulation of peanut induced allergic immune responses by oral designer probiotic based vaccines in mice.
3rd Prize -Tarosi Senapati

3rd Prize -Ms. Tarosi Senapati

Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, NCR Biotech Science Cluster Faridabad, Haryana
Role of gut microbiota in the emergence of colistin resistant enteric pathogen.
4th Prize -Jyoti Verma

3rd Prize -Ms. Jyoti Verma

Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, NCR Biotech Science Cluster, Faridabad, Haryana, India
Gut microbiome is the epicenter for dissemination of antimicrobial resistance traits.

2016

1st  Prize - Bhabatosh Das

1st Prize - Bhabatosh Das

(Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Faridabad,Haryana)
The Gut Microbiome of healthy Indians: Findings and challenges
2nd Prize -Mangesh Suryavanshi

2nd Prize -Mangesh Suryavanshi

National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), Pune, Maharashtra, India
Functionalized yogurt formation by oxalotrophic Lactobacillus spp. with reference to the diacetyl and bile salt hydrolase production
3rd Prize -Eldho Paul

3rd Prize -Eldho Paul

(Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)
Food grade Lactobacillus plantarum WCFS1 expressing heterologous oxalate decarboxylase as therapeutical tool for kidney stone disease

2015

1st  Prize - Pranav Pande

1st Prize - Pranav Pande

National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), Pune, Maharashtra, India
Indian gut microbiome: Subpopulation based structural and Functional Insights Using 16s rRNA Amplicon Sequencing
2nd Prize - Mangesh Suryavanshi

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

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.

2014

1st  Prize -Tarini Shankar Ghosh

1st Prize -Tarini Shankar Ghosh

(TCS Innovation Labs, Tata Research Development and Design Center, Pune, Maharastra,India)
Metagenome Informatics based investigation of gut microbiomes and their probable role in antibiotic resistance and childhood nourishment.
 2nd Prize - Suja Senan

2nd Prize - Suja Senan

(Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat,India)
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

3rd Prize - Bhupesh Kumar Thakur

(National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (ICMR) Kolkata, West Bengal,India)
Screening of indigenous probiotic strains and study of their role in the generation of regulatory responses and protection against inflammatory diseases.
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