Best Oral Presentation Award

Sep 23, 2022

Dr Akshath US, Scientist Grade-II at Nitte University Centre for Science Education & Research, Nitte DU was awarded the Best Oral Presentation Award at the 62nd Annual International Conference of Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI) organized at University of Mysore under the session "Host-Microbial Interactions". He gave an oral presentation on the topic "Deciphering virus-host interactions using polyvalent glyco-nanoparticles".

Dr. Akshath is specialized in Biosensors and Bio-imaging with his research focusing on nanoparticle-based biosensors to detect food contaminants and toxins using enzymes/aptamers as biorecognition elements. He has previously been a recipient of the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship (MCIFs) at the University of Leeds, UK. His work focuses on polyvalent glycan-nanoparticles to decipher HIV/Ebola infections using dendritic cell receptors-DCSIGN/R.

The Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI), established in 1938 is one of the oldest and reputed scientific organizations of the country. Since its inception, it has contributed significantly towards development of microbiology, particularly in areas of research and teaching in country. The 62nd AMI Annual conference was organized at University of Mysore in association with CSIR-CFTRI, DRDO- DFRL, Karnataka Science and Technology Academy (KSTA), JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research. The theme of the conference this year was "Microbiology and Society-Current Trend and Future Prospects (MSCTFP- 2022)" and was held from 21st to 23rd September 2022.