Awards and Distinctions (July 2021)
KIIT School of Biotechnology
National/International award received by the faculty member
Dr. Suraj K. Tripathy
Title of the Award:
Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM) Ambassador
Award Received: June 22, 2021
Name of the agency: Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM), Daejeon, South Korea
About the Award: Dr. Suraj K. Tripathy is nominated as Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM) Ambassador for India. KIMM is the national research institute under the Ministry of Science, ICT (information communication technology) and Future Planning of South Korea and spearheads the R & D efforts in specialized areas of materials and manufacturing technology. As a KIMM ambassador, Dr. Tripathy will act as a link between industries and institutes of both the countries.
National/International Award or Publication (R&D Related) Received by Students:
MD Imran Khan
Title of the Award:
Post doctoral Research Scientist
Columbia University, Irving Medical centre, USA
Sanctioned Amount of Project or Award: 60,000 USD per annum
About the Award:
Dr. MD Imran Khan, has received the post doctoral fellowship at Department of Surgery Division of Surgical Sciences, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, USA. He will be joining in a project based on clinical application and future aspects of bio hybrid nanomaterials.
Title of the Award: PhD position at Hokkaido University, Japan
Award Received: MEXT fellowship sponsored by Govt of Japan Sanctioned
Amount of Project or Award: 24,0000 Yen per annum
About the Award
Mr. Soumitra Pathak, a B.tech/M.tech dual degree biotechnology student, received the MEXT fellowship for pursuing PhD at Hokkaido university, Japan. It is a government sponsored fellowship program and he will pursue his doctoral study in the field of Biotechnology.
Title of the Award: Senior Research Fellowship to pursue PhD
Award Received: Name of the agency Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), Govt. of India, Place Delhi, India
Sanctioned Amount of Project or Award: Rs. 5.07 Lakhs/yr. Duration- 3yr.
About the Award: Epigenetic regulation through protein post-translational modifications and small RNA interference are emerging as key regulators in prokaryotes for survival in different physiological conditions. Protein lysine acetylation is known to play critical role in gene expression both in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. In prokaryotes acetyl-phosphate mediated non-enzymatic acetylation is predominant over enzymatic acetylation, however deacetylation is an enzymatic reaction primarily catalyzed by a NAD–dependent deacetylase CobB.
Shibangini will study the biochemical and functional role of Salmonella enterica CobB. She will use biochemical and biophysical measurements and enzyme assays for in vitro characterizations of CobB. Gene knockouts in Salmonella and overexpression studies coupled with Immuno-precipitation- Mass spectrometry (IP-MS) will help in understanding role of CobB on Salmonella lifecycle and pathogenesis.
KIIT School of Electrical Engineering
KIIT student of Electrical Engineering Bags a position of 2nd Runner-Up in All Women B-plan Competition WEmagine under Enprendia, an Erasmus+ Programme.
Title: Thermal Screening door with face recognition and tracking system.
Name of the Student: Ms. Raj Laxmi
Name of the Supervisor: Dr. Pampa Sinha and Dr. Chitralekha Jena
Abstract: As the population of our country is large, it leaves few people unchecked in Covid 19 Pandemic and if in some way they are the virus carriers then that can further infect other people. The main objective of the project is to develop a Thermal screening door with sensors to detect the body temperature which will help mankind to fight against Covid 19 Pandemic.