Six PGI researchers secure national travel awards

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jul 06, 2015 13:35 IST

Six researchers from the Neuroscience Research Lab, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, have secured the national travel awards for their work in neuroscience, which will be presented during the ninth International Brain Research Organisation (IBRO) World Congress being held in Rio-de Janeiro, Brazil.

The IBRO is an international organisation spearheading the brain research programmes through conferences, brain awareness weeks and mobilising resources of developing world through return-home fellowships.

The success rate of the national travel awards - given to 300-400 applications every year - ranges from 10% to 30%. The seven-member delegation of researchers will be led by IBRO alumni and neuroscientist Dr Akshay Anand, additional professor.

The researchers include Dr Avijit Banik, Gillipsie Minhas, Sridhar Bammidi, Rahul Tyagi, Kaushal Sharma and Parul Bali. They will give presentations on the data generated from biological experiments on neuronal survival and stem cell approaches in brain, and retinal repair. Their research is critical in advancing new therapies for incurable diseases of brain.

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