Prof. Lalita Gupta, Ms. Rini Dhawan, Ms. Parik Kakani, Ms. Tania Pal Choudhury and Ms. Divya Vaswani attended VIIIth National conference of Indian Academy of Tropical Parasitology TROPACON-2014 from 20th – 22nd Nov, 2014 which was jointly organized by Regional Medical Research Centre, NE Region (ICMR) and Indian Academy of Tropical Parasitology at Dibrugarh, Assam. Details are given below.
Prof. Lalita Gupta delivered oral presentation on the topic Anopheles STAT pathway Duplication and its role in immunity against Plasmodium.
Ms. Rini Dhawan, Ph.D student, working under the supervision of Prof. Lalita Gupta, She delivered oral presentation on the topic Role of Mosquito Immunity against Parasite Development: An Expedition of potent immune molecule of Anopheles mosquitoes.
Ms. Parik Kakani, Ph.D student, working under the supervision of Prof. Sanjeev Kumar, delivered oral presentation on the topic Characterization of Anophelines peroxidase- Role in development and immunity against Blood-borne antigens.
Ms. Tania Pal Choudhury, Ph.D student, working under the supervision of Prof. Sanjeev Kumar, delivered oral presentation on the topic Exploring the role of Anopheles stephensi Heme peroxidase in mosquito innate immunity.
Ms. Divya Vaswani, M.E.student, working under the supervision of Prof. Sanjeev Kumar, delivered oral presentation on the topic Characterization of inhibitory effects of herbal extracts on Aedes aegypti egg chorion Melanization and hardening.
Nisha Jangir and Asha Jakhar, working under the supervision of Dr. Santosh Kumar Padhi, presented a poster entitled Exploring regional plant hydroxynitrile lyases as potential stereoselective biocatalysts
in the International Conference and XI convention of The Biotech Research Society, India on Emerging Trends in Biotechnology (ICETB-2014) held at New Delhi during November 6-9, 2014. The event was organized jointly by the School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University and The Biotech Research Society, India. Though the stereo-preference of HNLs and their biocatalytic characterization is still being studied, the presented work focused on screening and purification of different plant HNLs.