University of Hyderabad scientists receive awards for best poster and oral presentation

Hyderabad: Calicut University, Kozhikode (Calicut) Kerala, and the Indian Society for Plant Physiology (ISSP) jointly organized an international conference on “Physiological and Molecular Mechanisms of Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants,” which was held in Calicut from October 26-28.

More than 500 researchers from both national and international level took part in this conference. As part of this conference, researchers had the opportunity to present their work as oral and poster presentations under various themes. The themes were as follows: Impact of photosynthesis, Power of redox system, Water relationship, Mineral nutrition and Power of Phenomics.

On this prestigious occasion, Jayendra Pandey received the best oral lecture on his research work under the theme of Water Relationship and Mineral Nutrition for the topic “Reversible changes in structure and function of the photosynthetic apparatus of pea leaves (Pisum sativum) under drought stress”.

Similarly, Mohammad Yusuf Zamal delivered an oral lecture entitled “Characterization of the photosynthetic apparatus of Rhodobacter alkali toleraters in different light intensities in relation to its high pH tolerance ability and was awarded the best oral presentation.

Jeroen Xaver. G presented a poster on his research work under the same theme Impact on photosynthesis entitled “Low PEG Concentration Contributes to Photoprotection in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii Under Peak” and received the award for best poster.

The above Ph.D. students work together with Prof. S. Rajagopal, Department of Plant Sciences, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad.

Shashi Bhushan Gahir, student of Prof AS Raghavendra, Department of Plant Sciences, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad, also received the best oral presentation under the theme Strength of Redox systems entitled “Modulation stomatal closure by riboflavin, a superoxide generator, in abaxial epidermis of Arabidopsis thaliana”. The Department of Plant Sciences is honored to receive 4 out of 8 awards at this conference.

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