Katra, November 22
The Academy of Plant Sciences, India (APSI) presented Dr Sharada M Potukuchi, Associate. Prof., Department of Biotechnology, SMVDU with the prestigious APSI International Plant Scientist Award 2016 in appreciation of her outstanding contribution and research in the field of Plant Tissue Culture and Genetic Engineering at the impressive Inaugural Ceremony of the APSI Scientists Meet & “National Conference on Emerging Trends in Biotechnology for Agriculture, Medicine and Environment” organized at Mahila PG Mahavidyalaya, Jodhpur, Rajasthan from 18-19 November, 2016. Considering the very sincere efforts of Dr. Potukuchi for her outstanding and extraordinary achievements in various fields of Plant Sciences, the Academy takes this opportunity of honoring her with a Medal, which is a token of Academy’s recognition of the rare distinction, she has earned in this specialized field of research. She also presented some of the work done by her in various projects over a period of 20 years experience by way of the Presentation titled “Modulation of Secondary Metabolite Production Through Cell Manipulative Approaches in Selected Medicinal Plants” for which she was also awarded the Best Paper Presenter Award.
The Conference was also attended by M. Sc & Ph. D. students of Biotechnology of SMVDU working under the supervision of Dr. Potukuchi and Dr. Raju Shankarayan who presented research papers.
Anuja Koul, Ph. D. Student presented a paper titled “Studies on Optimization of Conditions for Maximizing Biomass and Bacoside Production in Suspension Cultures of Bacopa monnieri (L.) Wettst”, Savita Sharma, Ph. D. Student titled “Influence of Nutrient Supplements on in vitro Shoot Regeneration of Medicinally Important Plant Boerhaavia diffusa L.” and Jyotsna Sharma, Ph. D. Student titled ” High Frequence in vitro Regeneration System for Conservation of Kickxia ramosissima (Wall) Janch: A Medicinally Important Herb”.