Ms. Shalini Mudalkar, Research Scholar, Department of Plant Sciences, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been awarded with Young Scientist award by the Telangana Academy of Sciences (TAS) for the year 2016. This award is for her outstanding contributions in the field of Life Sciences including Agriculture Sciences.

Ms. Shalini obtained her Master’s degree from Department of Plant Sciences, School of Life Sciences, UoH in 2010. She is a Ph. D Scholar under the Supervision of Prof. Attipalli R Reddy. This award comprises of a certificate of merit, memento, citation and cash prize of Rs. 10,000/-.

Shalini has published her research findings in renowned peer reviewed international journals like Journal of Plant Physiology, Plant Molecular Biology and Scientific Reports etc. Her entire work for the last 5 years have contributed towards providing basic inputs in understanding photosynthetic and molecular responses of Jatropha to abiotic stress conditions.

Telangana Academy of Sciences (TAS) – Young Scientist award is given annually, in recognition of the outstanding work of the Young Scientists of Telangana State below 35 years of age. The awards are granted by the Council of Academy on the advice of sectional committees in relevant subject areas including Physical and Mathematical/Engineering Sciences/ Earth, Ocean, Atmosphere and Environmental Sciences/Medical, Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences/ Chemical Sciences/ Life Sciences including Agriculture Sciences to those Young Scientists who have made notable research contributions in different fields of Science and Technology. The candidates are selected based on the lecture delivered on the subject of their research work in presence of scientists and subject experts.