Title of the talk
Antimicrobial Resistance: Emerging trends and Innovative strategies to tackle it
Jayanta Haldar is an Associate Professor at New Chemistry Unit and School of Advanced Materials, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore, India. His undergraduate training was at the Presidency College, University of Calcutta and he received his Master of Science and PhD from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2005. He did Postdoctoral Research from Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. His research interests are towards the development of molecular strategies for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. He has published many international peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and review articles. He has various national and international patents on the development of new drugs and new materials to tackle drug resistance and infections. His research work has been featured in Scientific American, Chemical Engineering News, American Chemical Society, BBC News, Times of India, The Hindu, Rajya Sabha TV, DD India TV etc. He has been awarded as a Ramanujan Fellow from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, in 2010. Inventions from his lab received two Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC-GYTI) awards in 2015 and 2016 and also received two Gandhian Young Technological Innovation appreciation awards in 2015 and 2016. He has been awarded CDRI-Awards 2017 for Excellence in Drug Research and received Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) Bronze Medal 2017 and Sheik Saqr Career Award Fellowship and National Award for Technology Innovation, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India in 2018. He is an editorial board member of the journal “Microbial Pathogenesis” of Elsevier and Editorial Advisory Board Members of different journals of American Chemical Society, such as Biomacromolecules and ACS Infectious Diseases.