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A team of 10 delegates from the research group of Sanitation Biotechnology from the Amrita School of Biotechnology participated at International conference on Innovative Strategies for Sustainable Water Management (ISSWM-2017) held at Lovely Professional University (LPU), Punjab, from November 17- 19, 2017, as part of the Indo-Canada Project funded by DBT and IC-Impacts (Canada) of which Sanitation Biotechnology group is one partner.
The team presented 5 posters, 2 oral presentations and two lead talks by Dr. Sanjay Pal, Assistant Professor, School of Biotechnology, Amritapuri campus, and Mr. Ajith Madhavan, Assistant Professor, School of Biotechnology, Amritapuri campus. Dr. Sanjay Pal, Co-Convenor of the conference spoke on “Biocontrol of Infection and Smell in Wastewater for Use in Agriculture & Aquaculture” and Mr. Ajith Madhavan gave his talk on “Chitin Synthase Inhibitors from Plants”.
The Ph. D. students from Amrita School of Biotechnology in particular delivered at stellar performance at the conference by delivering 5 posters and 2 talks. Archana Palillam Veedu, graduate student from Amrita School of Biotechnology, received the best poster award for her presentation on “Activity of Probiotic Strains Against Enteric Pathogens”. Mr. Pradeesh Babu, Junior Research Fellow, Sanitation Biotechnology, was presented with a travel grant award in recognition of his abstract on “Resazurin Based Redox Dye as an Indicator for Monitoring Wastewater Biological Activity”.
All nine abstracts submitted by the Sanitation Biotechnology group are being considered for the full paper submission in the Scopus indexed journal Pollution Research.