Natalia Anna Gabล‚o | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Ms. Natalia Anna Gabล‚o | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Ms. Natalia Anna Gabล‚o, University of Veterinary Sciences Brno, Czech Republic

๐ŸŒฑ Dr. Natalia Anna Gabล‚o, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Veterinary Sciences Brno, Czech Republic. With expertise in molecular biology, her research focuses on non-coding RNAs in oncology, notably in pancreatic cancer diagnosis and prognostics. She holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Masaryk University and has extensive experience in academia and research institutions across Europe. Dr. Gabล‚o’s work spans from molecular medicine to food safety, showcasing proficiency in diverse techniques like next-generation sequencing and RT-qPCR. A prolific author, she has contributed to numerous publications and conference papers, demonstrating her impactful presence in the scientific community.

 

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๐Ÿ“š Education

She obtained her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Masaryk University in 2022, focusing on microRNA biomarkers in pancreatic cancer. Earlier, she completed her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Molecular Biotechnology and Analytical Biotechnology, respectively, from Rzeszow University, Poland.

Employment

Dr. Gabล‚o has a diverse research background, spanning from molecular medicine to food safety. She has held various research positions in prestigious institutions across Europe.

Research Focus

๐Ÿ”ฌ Dr. Natalia Anna Gabล‚o, PhD, focuses her research on the molecular biology of medical science and food science. In medical science, she specializes in non-coding RNAs, particularly microRNAs, and their role as diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers in oncological diseases, with a specific emphasis on pancreatic cancer. Additionally, her expertise extends to identifying and developing disease biomarkers for clinical applications. In food science, she explores the utility of molecular techniques for ensuring food safety, with an emphasis on analyzing raw materials of plant origin. Through her interdisciplinary approach, Dr. Gabล‚o contributes significantly to advancing knowledge in both fields, bridging the gap between medicine and nutrition. ๐ŸŒฑ

Alicia Prithiraj | Material-life Science Award | Women Researcher Award

Mrs. Alicia Prithiraj | Material-life Science Award | Women Researcher Award

Mrs. Alicia Prithiraj, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Alicia Prithiraj is a seasoned Senior Reliability Engineer and PhD candidate with expertise in chemical engineering, particularly in reliability engineering, data analysis, and risk management. ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ With a background in materials science and environmental engineering, she has made significant contributions to industry, notably in combating biofilm-related corrosion. Alicia’s dedication to solving complex industry challenges is evident in her extensive research, academic publications, and presentations at global conferences. ๐ŸŒ Her dynamic approach, coupled with hands-on experience at Sasol Chemicals, reflects her commitment to driving innovation and efficiency in plant operations. ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ”ฌ

 

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Education

Alicia Prithiraj’s educational journey is marked by a relentless pursuit of knowledge and expertise in chemical engineering. ๐Ÿ“š Starting from her secondary education at Hoerskool Secunda, where she excelled academically while actively participating in extramural activities like tennis and science expos. She further honed her skills at Vaal University of Technology, completing a Chemical Engineering Diploma with in-service training. ๐ŸŽ“ Subsequently, she earned a Bachelor’s in Technology and a Master’s degree, graduating with distinction, focusing on materials science, water systems, and microbial corrosion. Currently, she is on the cusp of completing her PhD at the University of Pretoria, specializing in industrial water systems and biofilm-related corrosion. ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ”ฌ

 

Professional Experience

Alicia Prithiraj served as a dedicated Reliability Engineer, demonstrating exceptional proficiency and leadership. ๐Ÿญ Her responsibilities encompassed a wide array of critical tasks, including the use of monitoring tools to devise effective strategies, managing spares studies, and preparing comprehensive monthly reports on reliability engineering. ๐Ÿ“Š Alicia’s expertise extended to asset management, risk-based inspections, and root cause failure analysis, contributing significantly to enhancing plant reliability and operational efficiency. ๐Ÿ’ผ Additionally, her involvement in chemical engineering tasks, project management, and her groundbreaking PhD work showcases her multifaceted capabilities and commitment to excellence. ๐ŸŒŸ

Research Focus

Alicia Prithiraj’s research focus primarily revolves around the intricate interplay between microbiology and materials science in industrial settings, particularly in the context of heat exchangers. ๐Ÿ”ฌ Her studies delve into multispecies colonization and surface erosion on industry-finished steel, such as A106 GB steel, shedding light on the corrosion mechanisms and metabolic effects of bacterial consortia commonly found in petrochemical processing plants. ๐ŸŒฑ Through her investigations, she aims to develop kinetic growth models, understand corrosion behaviors of various steel types, and propose mitigation strategies to combat biofouling and corrosion, ultimately contributing to the advancement of materials engineering in challenging environments. ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ

 

 

PARTHIBAN BRINDHA DEVI | Molecular Biology Award | Best Researcher Award

Dr. PARTHIBAN BRINDHA DEVI | Molecular Biology Award | Best Researcher Award

Dr. PARTHIBAN BRINDHA DEVI, Vels Institute of Science Technology and Advanced Studies, India

Dr. P. Brindha Devi, M.Tech., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies, Chennai. With a strong background in Biotechnology, she earned her Ph.D. from BITS Pilani. ๐ŸŽ“ Dr. Devi’s research, spanning 51 publications, focuses on sustainable solutions like repurposing food waste for packaging. Notable grants include a Rs. 15 lakh MSME Championship project. Recognized for her teaching innovations and mentorship, she has received accolades such as the Young Researcher Award. Dr. Devi is committed to advancing science while contributing to societal well-being. ๐ŸŒฑ

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Academic Journey ๐Ÿ“š

Dr. P. Brindha Devi holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Technology from Anna University, Chennai, and a Ph.D. from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. Her doctoral research, supervised by Prof. P. Yogeeswari, focused on pioneering areas of biotechnology.

 

Grants and Recognition ๐Ÿ…

She secured notable grants, including a Rs. 15 lakh MSME Championship project and a Vels Seed Grant. Her contributions earned recognition such as the Young Researcher Award and UGC Project Evaluator.

 

Teaching Innovations ๐ŸŽ“

Dr. Devi’s teaching innovations, including curriculum design and blended learning methods, reflect her commitment to enhancing education in biotechnology.

Research Focus

Dr. P. Brindha Devi’s research focus lies primarily in the development of novel therapeutics against infectious diseases, particularly targeting Mycobacterium tuberculosis. ๐Ÿฆ  Her extensive work includes the design, synthesis, and evaluation of various compounds as inhibitors for key enzymes involved in the pathogenesis of tuberculosis. With a keen interest in structure-guided drug design and molecular docking studies, Dr. Devi contributes significantly to advancing our understanding and treatment of tuberculosis, a global health concern. Her dedication to combating infectious diseases reflects in her numerous publications and citations in esteemed scientific journals. ๐Ÿงฌ

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