Pruthviraj | Plant Pathology | Best Researcher Award

Dr  Pruthviraj | Plant Pathology | Best Researcher Award

Research Scholar at Keladi Shivappa Nayaka University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, India

Pruthviraj is a 29-year-old male with a diverse academic background and a strong foundation in Plant Pathology. He holds a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the College of Agriculture, Shivamogga, Karnataka, where he achieved a remarkable score of 9.43 in 2023. His research focused on investigating plant probiotics for the management of phytopathogenic bacteria.


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📚 Academic Achievements:

  • Ph.D. in Plant Pathology (KSNUAHS, 2023)
  • Post Grad Diploma in Rural Development (Annamalai Univ, 2021)
  • M.Sc. Agri. in Plant Pathology (UAHS, 2018)
  • B.Sc. in Agriculture (UAS, Bangalore, 2016)

🌐 Research Expertise:

Specialized in plant pathogenic fungi and bacteria research. Proficient in isolation, culturing, and evaluation of bio-control agents. Skilled in molecular techniques, including DNA isolation and PCR. Experienced in statistical analysis and use of bioinformatics tools.

👨‍🔧 Professional Experience:

  • Senior Research Fellow in maize nematode diseases project (Oct ’18 – Mar ’19)
  • SRF in Isopyrazam-Difenoconazole efficacy project for Pomegranate (May ’19 – Sep ’19)
  • Graduate Assistant in Plant Pathology (Nov ’21 – Sep ’22)
  • Young Professional in Nematode management in guava (Nov ’22 – Feb ’23)
  • SRF in Arecanut Research Center (Mar ’23 – May ’23)
  • Current: Associate Field Biologist at Mahindra Agri Science Limited (Since May ’23)

Research Focus:

Pruthviraj, a dedicated researcher, primarily focuses on plant pathology and agricultural microbiology. His work encompasses diverse areas, from investigating anthracnose disease on pomegranate caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides to exploring the antibacterial and plant growth-promoting attributes of microorganisms like Limosilactobacillus sp. MYSN3 and Enterococcus faecium MYSBC14. He contributes significantly to understanding and managing fruit rot diseases, exemplified by his research on Fusarium incarnatum in drumstick and the efficacy of new-generation oomycete-specific fungicides on Phytophthora meadii. Pruthviraj’s research bridges laboratory and field studies, addressing critical issues in crop protection and agricultural sustainability. His holistic approach underscores a passion for safeguarding crops and fostering agricultural advancement. 🌱🌐


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Hafiza Farhat | Plant disease | Young Scientist Award

Assist Prof Dr Hafiza Farhat: Plant disease | Young Scientist Award

Assistant Professor at  Gomal University DI Khan kpk Pakistan

Dr. Hafiza Farhat Mutalib is an Assistant Professor at Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan, specializing in Botany with a focus on Mycology and Plant Pathology. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Karachi, where she conducted research on antibiotics-producing endophytic fungi associated with healthy plants. Dr. Mutalib has a distinguished academic record, earning a Gold Medal in both her M.Sc. and Ph.D. studies.


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🎓 Distinctions:

  • Gold medalist in M.Sc.
  • Certificate of Merit for Plant Pathology
  • Recognized reviewer for Journal of Plant Sciences

👩‍🏫 Professional Experience:

Assistant Professor at Gomal University since October 2020. Teaching Assistant at University of Karachi (2016-2019) Holds various roles at Gomal University including Focal Person, Internal Controller, and Warden

🔬 Research Interests:

Phytopathology, Molecular Mycology, Fungal Diseases Management, Drug Characterization from Microbes, Soil Biology, Plants Microbes’ Interaction, Bacteriology, Mycorrhiza, and Biological Control

📜 Notable Presentations:

  • Evaluation of antibacterial potential of endophytic fungi at international conferences
  • Poster presentation on efficacy of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria

Research Focus 🌱🔬:

Dr. Hafiza Farhat Mutalib’s research primarily focuses on the exploration of endophytic fungi for plant disease management and the enhancement of systemic resistance in crops. Her investigations encompass the GC-MS metabolic profiling of various fungal species, such as Chaetomium sp., Talaromyces assiutensis, Fusarium solani, and Talaromyces trachyspermus. Through publications in journals like Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology, Current Microbiology, and South African Journal of Botany, she delves into the biological control potential of these fungi and evaluates their antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Dr. Farhat’s interdisciplinary work contributes valuable insights to phytopathology, molecular mycology, and sustainable agricultural practices.


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Snehal Jadhav | Functional food | Best Researcher Award

Ms Snehal Jadhav: Functional food | Best Researcher Award

Research Scholar at  Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, Tamil nadu, India

Snehal Mahesh Jadhav is a dedicated Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Food Technology at Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu. She holds a Ph.D. in Food Technology from Anna University, Chennai, and is set to complete it in January 2024. Snehal has an impressive academic background with an M.Tech in Food Technology and a B.Tech in Food Technology, both from Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra. She also holds a Diploma in Food Technology from SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai.

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🎓 Education:

Ph.D. (Food Technology) – Bannari Amman Institute of Technology. M.Tech (Food Technology) – Shivaji University, Kolhapur. B.Tech (Food Technology) – Shivaji University, Kolhapur. Diploma (Food Technology) – SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai

🔍 Work Experience:

Research Associate at ICAR-CCRI, Nagpur (2017-2018). Nutritional analysis of citrus fruits, Formulation of pomelo candy, Pectin isolation from citrus peel. Project Assistant at BIT, Tamil Nadu (2019) Enhanced shelf life of instant coffee extract, Preservative-free extract development

📄 Achievements:

  • 3rd prize for paper on “Extraction of raw soursop fruit” at International conference
  • 2nd prize for paper on “Formulation and evaluation of herbal syrup” at Nutrizion’18

🔬 Ph.D. Research:

Bioprospecting of Annona muricata, Drying process impact on leaves and fruits, Extraction and purification of bioactives, Characterization using FTIR, HPLC, LC-MS/MS, FE-SEM, TGA, and DSC, In-vitro cell line studies on breast cancer cells


Research Focus 🌱🔬:

Dr. Snehal Mahesh Jadhav is a dedicated researcher with a focus on phytochemical studies and mass transfer phenomena in fruits. Her expertise lies in exploring the impact of drying temperatures on raw soursop fruit and ripen graviola fruit, employing mathematical modeling and artificial neural networks. She delves into the influence of extraction techniques on biologically enriched soursop fruit, emphasizing a comparative approach using statistical tools. Dr. Jadhav’s current work includes investigating the effect of drying temperatures, solvents, and extraction methods on antioxidant activity and acetogenin content in Annona muricata leaves. Her diverse research spans Biomass Conversion, Biorefinery, and Food and Humanity, showcasing a holistic commitment to advancing knowledge in the field of food technology. 🌐📊


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