The Department of Plant Sciences, School of Life Sciences (SLS), University of Hyderabad (UoH) takes pride in announcing that two Ph.D. Students from the Department received the best oral awards for their work presentations made at the recently concluded (February 02–04, 2023), 75th (Platinum Jubilee) Annual International Conference of the Indian Phytopathological Society (IPS) organized at University of Mysore, Mysore, Karnataka.  Two students from Prof. Appa Rao Podile laboratory received best oral presentation awards during the valedictory function of the conference.

Best oral presentation awards were received by Mr. PVSRN Sarma and Mrs. Ch. Danteswari (both working with Prof. Appa Rao Podile) –

Mr. Sarma PVSRN

Mr. Sarma PVSRN, under “Eco-friendly plant and soil health management towards natural farming for his research presentation entitled “Elicitation of defense response by transglycosylated chitooligosaccharides in rice seedlings”.

Mrs. Danteswari Ch

Mrs. Danteswari Ch, under the theme of Phytobiome and microbiome: Challenges and advances” for her research presentation entitled “Interplay of biotic and abiotic factors shaping pigeonpea root microbiome”.

The Head of the Department, Prof. S. Rajagopal congratulated both of them for the excellent performance in such a big conference and expressed his joy for bringing prizes for the Department.