International Agency for Standards and Ratings honors Vikas Bhagat, Showkat A. Ganie, Gunjan Dhakarey, Rajneesh K. Agnihotri and Rajendra Sharma with Hermann von Fehling Research Award-2015 in Phytochemistry for great scientific contribution
29 April, 2015, India, USA NEWS CORP
Vikas Bhagat, Showkat A. Ganie, Gunjan Dhakarey, Rajneesh K. Agnihotri and Rajendra Sharma, given the rock star fame in Phytochemistry, as declared among World’s 500 Most Influential Phytochemists for Year 2015 on Earth. In a worldwide meritorious competition, Vikas Bhagat, Showkat A. Ganie, Gunjan Dhakarey, Rajneesh K. Agnihotri and Rajendra Sharma grabbed the world’s prestigious Hermann von Fehling Research Award-2015 in Phytochemistry. Representing the great legacy of India, Vikas Bhagat, Showkat A. Ganie, Gunjan Dhakarey, Rajneesh K. Agnihotri and Rajendra Sharma established the matter of proud to civilians of India. International Media is now seriously looking towards India, since Vikas Bhagat, Showkat A. Ganie, Gunjan Dhakarey, Rajneesh K. Agnihotri and Rajendra Sharma made a remarkable historical achievement. Experts are ensured that under the leadership of Vikas Bhagat, Showkat A. Ganie, Gunjan Dhakarey, Rajneesh K. Agnihotri and Rajendra Sharma, millions of emerging intellectuals would be benefited and inspired around the world.
Showkat Ahmad Ganie was born and raised in Wagam, district Pulwama of Jammu and Kashmir (India). He completed his basic education in the same district. In the year 2006, He successfully completed his graduation in Science from University of Kashmir. He moved to Agra (Uttar Pradesh), India for his Post Graduation. He successfully completed his PG in Botany from Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Agra in 2008. In the following year, He got admission for M. Phil in Botany from the same University. During this course, He worked on “Phenology and Reproductive Biology of Tribulus terrestris”.
In 2011, he did B.Ed. from University of Kashmir. In the same year he joined as Research Fellow in the department of Botany, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Agra and worked on “Tissue culture and Molecular biology of some important endangered plant species”. As a researcher, he took keen interest in paper publications and in attending conferences. During this tenure, he actively participated in guiding and teaching M.Sc. and M. Phil students.
In early 2015, he completed M.Ed. from University of Kashmir. In the same year, he moved to Rohtak (Haryana), India for doctorate programme. He got registered for Ph.D in Botany (October 2013) in the department of Botany, M. D. University, Rohtak. At present he is working on “Bioprospection of medicinal plants for their application in traditional medicine”. In mean time he also joined as Project Fellow in the same department.
He has published more than 30 research papers in National and International Journals of repute. Besides, he also attended and presented more than 20 research papers in National and International Conferences.
By the end of this year, he hopes he will be awarded with doctorate degree. In the coming couple of years, it is his hope to secure a teacher in higher education or scientist position and continue with my dream of teaching and research.
Dr. Rajendra Sharma is presently a Professor and Head of department of Botany, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Agra. He has more than 30 years experience of teaching and research. Prof. Sharma served as Dean, Student Welfare and Dean, School of Life Sciences, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Agra. His fields of interest include Plant Pathology, Bryology, medicinal plants etc. He supervised more than 10 Ph.D and 15 M.Phil students. He has attended number of conferences and seminars and presented more than 20 papers. He has published more than 50 research papers in international and national journals. He got best paper award in National Seminar. He has written 10 books of UG and PG level. He visited Germany and Brazil as leader GSE. Besides, he held various posts viz. Proctor, Chairman Admission Committee, Library In charge, Placement Cell, etc.
Dr. Rajneesh Kumar Agnihotri obtained his Ph.D degree from Kumaun University, Nanital in 2002. He worked in different national and international projects. Presently he is an Assistant Professor of Botany, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Agra. He published more than 30 research papers in the field of Plant Physiology and Plant Biotechnology in different national and international journals of repute. He was also awarded with Young Scientist by Govt. of India.
Vikas Bhagat, Showkat A. Ganie, Gunjan Dhakarey, Rajneesh K. Agnihotri and Rajendra Sharma from India made a historical victory over the international competition and won Hermann von Fehling Research Award-2015 in Phytochemistry. Their research was highlighted in international media and gathered a large worldwide attention in scientific circles while it appeared in world's most read journal 'The Journal of Ethnobiology and Traditional Medicine'. In their report on Phytochemical Analysis and Antibacterial Efficacy of Morus alba L. they mention that Objective: To explore the in vitro antibacterial potential of Morus alba against human pathogenic bacteria and qualitative phytochemical analysis to determine the nature of phytoconstituents responsible for the bioactivity. Methods: Aqueous and methanolic leaf extracts of Morus alba were screened for phytochemical analysis and in vitro antibacterial activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumonia. The activity was analyzed by disc diffusion method using cefotaxime as positive control. Results: Both aqueous and methanolic leaf extracts efficiently repressed the growth of the test pathogens. Methanolic leaf extract showed better activity than aqueous against both the test organisms. Dose dependent antibacterial activity was observed in both the extracts. The phytochemical screening revealed the presence of tannins, steroids, flavonoids and phenolic compounds, which might have a functional role in antibacterial activity. Conclusions: Based on the finding it could be inferred that M. alba would be a reliable source for the treatment of some common diseases caused by resistant pathogens. However, work should be done on the toxicity of crude extracts and isolated compounds from the plant species, to ensure their eligibility for the source of indigenous medicine in future. Under their leadership the research area is surely likely to expand beyond the horizons. It will be worthy to explore the further potential under their legacy. Vikas Bhagat, Showkat A. Ganie, Gunjan Dhakarey, Rajneesh K. Agnihotri and Rajendra Sharma as valuable intellectuals for the India offer exclusive opportunities for scholars around the world. One of the most attractive weightage for India is to have the awardees for promotion of the concerned scientific discipline for the benefit of its civilians. Thus India which has excellent track record to produce brain storming intellectuals, has offered a new extension in terms of Vikas Bhagat, Showkat A. Ganie, Gunjan Dhakarey, Rajneesh K. Agnihotri and Rajendra Sharma to world.
Based on these results, it may be concluded that the active phytocompounds present in Morus alba should certainly find place in treatment of various bacterial infections. The results of this study are very encouraging and indicate that it should be studied more extensively to explore its full phytochemical profile. The use of plant extracts with known anti-microbial properties can be of great significance in modern therapy. However, further study on chemical constituents and their mechanisms in exhibiting certain biological activities are needed to understand the complex pharmacological effects of plant species.
The current study reveals that the leaf extracts of M. alba exhibit a strong antibacterial activity in a dose dependent manner. Methanol was the better extractive solvent. K. pneumonia was relatively more sensitive to the methanolic leaf extract.
In this study, antibacterial activity was determined, however, the chemical constituents that might be responsible for the activity was not identified and characterised.
Further studies should focus on phytochemistry to elucidate the chemical nature of the plant species. Besides, mode of action of the extracts on the microbes should be investigated. You can share this News URL on Facebook or your Social Media Site/ blog. USA NEW SCORP If you have a news you can Submit your News in Comment box> Join us as Journalist > News Content purchase > Corrections > Copyright > Place a Classified Ad > Sell Your Home > Sell Your Business > Commercial Real Estate Ads > Advertise with us > Recruitment & Career Ads > Franchising > Advertise Locally > Contact us > firstname.lastname@example.org
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