Awards and Achievements 2016-2020

Best Oral Presentation Award 2018

Ms. Sukeshani Salwe Ph.D student, Division of Biochemistry & Virology received the Best Oral Presentation Award for presenting the work entitled “Immune signatures for HIV-1 and HIV-2 induced CD4+T cell dysregulation in an Indian cohort “at 19th Indo-US Cytometry Symposium & Workshop on Advanced Flow Cytometry & Application at held at NIRRH from 15th to 17th February 2018

Best Poster Presentation 2018

Mr Anshul Bhide was awarded Best Poster Presentation at the Indo US Cytometry Symposium and Workshop on Advanced Flowcytometry and  Applications, NIRRH, February 15-17, 2018.

Prof. G. P. Talwar Gold Medal for Middle Career Scientists 2017

Dr Deepak Modi, Scientist-E, Molecular and Cellular Biology received the Prof. G. P. Talwar Gold Medal for Middle Career Scientists for the year 2017 at the 27th Annual Meeting of the ISSRF and International Conference on Reproductive Health with Emphasis on Strategies for Infertility, Assisted Reproduction and Family Planning, ICMR, New Delhi during January 23 to 25, 2017.

Prof. N. R. Moudgal Memorial Oration 2017

Dr Smita D Mahale, Director received ‘Prof. N. R. Moudgal Memorial Oration Award for the year 2017’ at the 27th Annual Meeting of the ISSRF and International Conference on Reproductive Health with Emphasis on Strategies for Infertility, Assisted Reproduction and Family Planning, ICMR, New Delhi during January 23 to 25, 2017.

Best Poster Presentation 2017

Sushama Rokade, Ph D Scholar, Department of Innate Immunity, received Award for Best Poster Presentation for ‘ Surfactant Protein D regulates testicular immune privilege and contributes to male fertility ’ at the 27th Annual Meeting of the ISSRF and International Conference on Reproductive Health with Emphasis on Strategies for Infertility, Assisted Reproduction and Family Planning, ICMR, New Delhi during January 23 to 25, 2017.

Prof. N. J Chinoy Award 2017

Ms. Shubhangi Gavali PhD Scholar,Molecular Immunodiagnostics, was awarded First Prize – Prof. N. J Chinoy Award for her oral presentation titled – Lyn, a novel mediator of effect of estrogen on osteoclastogenesis? at the International Conference on Reproductive Biology and Comparative Endocrinology and 35th Annual Meeting of The Society for Reproductive Biology and Comparative Endocrinology, University of Hyderabad, February 9-11, 2017.

Scholarship for NGBT Conference 2017

Scholarship awarded to seven of our reserach scholars to present their work at NGBT 2017 Conference, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, October 2-4,2017:

1. Ms. Gargi Thakur (Dept of Innate Immunity)- Full Scholarship

2. Dr. Hrishikesh Pandit (Dept of Innate Immunity)- Full Scholarship

3. Ms. Pooja Sagvekar (Dept of Molecular Endocrinology)- Full Scholarship

4. Ms. Sharvari Deshpande (Dept of Neuroendocrinology)- Full Scholarship

5. Dr. Sushama Rokade (Dept of Innate Immunity)- Full Scholarship

6. Ms. Krutika Patil (Dept of Molecular Endocrinology)- Partial Scholarship

7. Ms. Rinku Pramanik (Dept of Molecular Immunology and Microbiology)- Partial Scholarship.

Best Oral Presentation Award 2017

Ms Pooja Sagvekar Ph D Scholar, Molecular endocrinology was presented Best oral presentation award at the first Annual Conference of Metabolic Syndrome-Prediabetes-PCOS Society, M P PCOS CON 2017, Srinagar, J&K, May 12-13, 2017.

Best Poster Award 2017

Ms. Sharvari Deshpande Ph.D student, Division of Neuroendocrinolgy received Best Poster Award for the poster entitled Differential effects of genetic and diet induced obesity on fertility, spermatogenesis and sperm epigenome in adult male rats, NextGen Genomics, Biology, Bioinformatics and Technologies Conference, October 2-4, 2017, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Best Poster Award 2017

Ms. Pooja Sagvekar Ph D Scholar, Molecular endocrinology was presented Best Best poster presentation award,2017 NextGen Genomics, Biology, Bioinformatics and Technologies (NGBT) Conference held in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, October 2-4, 2017.

Prof. P M Bhargava Oration Award 2017

Dr Deepak Modi, Scientist-E, Molecular and Cellular Biology received the Prof. P M Bhargava Oration Award for the year 2017 at the 6th International Congress of Academy of Clinical Embryologists, Hyderabad International Convention Centre, September 16-17, 2017.

International Travel Award 2017

Ms. Kanchana Ayyar Ph.D student, Division of Molecular Immunology & Microbiology received the Bill & Melinda Gates Travel Award for presenting the work entitled Cross-talk of let-7f and C/EBPβ is Critical for the Maintenance of Immune Homeostasis in the Cervico-vaginal Mucosal Interface at the 18th International Congress of Mucosal Immunology (ICMI-2017) held at Washington DC, USA from 19th-22nd July, 2017.

Travel Fellowship Award 2017

Ms. Sukeshani Salwe Ph.D student, Division of Biochemistry and Virology received the CYTO Asia 2017-Travel Fellowship Award for presenting the work entitled Immune signatures for HIV-1 and HIV-2 induced CD4+T cell dysregulation in an Indian cohort at the CYTO Asia 2017 held at Singapore, October 25-27, 2017.

Dr T.V.K. Satyanarayana Memorial Best Poster Award 2017

Prashant Tapase, Sr. Technical Officer (1) was awarded “Dr T.V.K. Satyanarayana Memorial Best Poster Award”  for “Differentials between SC/ST/NT, OBC and General Men about awareness of STIs and Cervical Cancer in Urban Slums of Mumbai at the 15 Annual Conference of the Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health (IASSH) held at National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Hyderabad during 16-18 November 2017.

SIDCER-FERCAP re-recognition conferred NIRRH Ethics Committee, November 22, 2017

NIRRH Ethics Committee received the SIDCER-FERCAP  re-recognition on 22nd November 2017 during the 17th FERCAP International conference and 5th FERCI national Conference held at AIIMS, New Delhi

Golden Jubilee Award 2017

Dr. Ragini Kulkarni received the Golden Jubilee award for research from Association of Medical Women in India (AMWI) during National conference of AMWI on 16th December 2017 in Mumbai. The award is given for her work’ Nutritional status of Women and its link with Morbidity and Mortality

Best Oral Presentation 2017

Ms Ruchi Kakkar, Department of Primate Biology received third prize in Oral presentation on Role of Rab11a in Endometrial Adhesiveness and Cohesiveness at National Research Scholars Meet (NRSM) held at ACTREC, December 14-15, 2017

Drs. Kunti & Om Prakash Oration Award 2012

Dr Smita D Mahale, Director received ‘Drs. Kunti & Om Prakash Oration Award for the year 2012’ on January 19, 2016 for her research work on “Understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in hormone binding and activation of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) receptor”  which has led to the understanding of interaction of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) with its receptor at molecular and cellular level.

Dr M.K. Seshadri Prize 2012

Dr Sanjay Chauhan, Scientist-F and Head, Department of Operational Research received the Dr M.K. Seshadri Prize for the year 2012 on January 19, 2016 for the Operational research work on reproductive health. Dr Chauhan coordinated the development of evidence-based “National Guidelines on prevention, management and control of reproductive tract infections (RTI) including sexually transmitted infections (STI)” and “Operational Guidelines for programme managers and service providers for strengthening STI/RTI services”.

Best Oral Presentation 2016

Bhavna Daswani, PhD scholar, Division of Molecular Immunodiagnostics, received Award for Best Oral Presentation on ‘Monocyte proteomics reveals a novel predictive marker for osteoporosis’ at 21st National Conference of Indian Menopause Society (IMSCON), Nagpur, 19th to 21st February, 2016