Dr J Narayanan attended the India – UK Researcher Link Workshop on Corneas damaged by Trauma Disease and Infection at L.V.Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad from 19thto 23rdApril, 2017.
Dr. K. Lily Therese attended the “Cataract Catalyst 2017” Conference as a faculty on 30thApril 2017 at ITC Grand Chola, Chennai.
Dr N Angaryakanni, Dr S Sripriya and Dr V Umashnakar delivered invited lectures on “HPLC: A high precision analytical tool for clinical application”, “Classical and Molecular Cytogenetic Techniques – An Introduction” and “A bird’s eye view of Bioinformatics and its applications” respectively in the seminar "Emerging trends in Laboratory diagnostics" on 6th May 2017.
MsSuganya attended the “12th Microsymposium of Small RNAs” at Institute of Molecular Biotechnology in Austria from 26thto 28thMay 2017 and made a poster on “Piwi-like protein, HIWI2 is aberrantly expressed in retinoblastoma cells and affects cell cycle probably through OTX2 and VEGFR2”.
Ms B Lakshmi attended the Cell Symposium International Conference at San Diego, California USA, from 10th to 13th June 2017 and made a poster on "Steroid Induced Glaucoma-Biomarker Study".
Dr S Mathavan delivered talk at Molecular and Nanomedicine Research Unit, Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CNSNT) of Sathyabama University on 6thJuly, 2017.
Dr S Mathavan participated in the Retina Summit 2017 Conference organized by Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, on 14th & 15th July 2017.
DrNivedita Chatterjee attended the 9th International AIDS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) meeting in Paris, France from 22ndto 27thJuly 2017. She gave an invited talk on "Biochemically defining differential immune response in retinal glia to clade specific HIV-1 Tat variants".
Ms. Nikhalashree participated in the workshop on "Clinical Applications of Flow Cytometry 2017" at TRPVB, TANUVAS, Chennai, between 24thand 26thJuly 2017.
Dr S Krishnakumar, Dr N Angaryakanni, Dr. S Mathavan, Dr J Narayanan, Dr.Sowmya P, MrAnand, Ms. Rebecca Manohar, MrAnandBabu, MrRanjith Kumar, MsJayashree, MsSuganya K, MsAkilandeswari, MrHemanth, Ms. Ashraf Banu, MsPavithra and Ms Lakshmi participated in the 24th Annual Meeting of Indian Eye Research Group (IERG-ARVO 2017) Conference held at Aravind Medical Research Foundation, Madurai from 29thto 30thJuly 2017. DrKrishnakumar and DrAngaryakanni delivered invited lectures on “Spectroscopy in Retinoblastoma” and “Anti-fibrotic, Anti-angiogenic and Anti-inflammatory Activities of Chebulagic acid, Chebulinic acid and Gallic acid, The Active Principles of Triphala in the Microvascular Endothelial cells in Vitro”; Dr S Mathavan chaired a session on "Microbiome”; MrAnandand Mr. Ranjith made free oral presentations on “Silencing Cystathionine Beta Synthase Could Inhibit VEGF Mediated Neovascularization during Hyperhomocysteniemia in ARPE-19 Cells” & “Gene expression signatures of non-invasive and invasive retinoblastoma: CDC25 as a potential therapeutic target” respectively and poster presentations were made as follows : Dr Narayanan “Engineering synthetic scaffold using polycapralactone and gelatin composite nanofiber for corneal epithelial cells”; DrSowmya “Feasibility of generation of induced pluripotent stem cells from orbital adipose tissue of retinoblastoma patients”; Ms Rebecca “Structure-Function Defect of elastin in Pseudoexfoliation syndrome: Role of Homocysteine”; MrAnandBabu “Oxidative stress augments Oxidised LDL uptake in ARPE-19 cells: Role of intracellular Paraoxonase”; Ms. Jayashree “Targeted Cancer cell therapy, using an aptamer chimera to block proinflammatary IL6/Stat3 Signaling, enhances apoptosis and tumor reduction in mouse model of retinoblastoma”, MsSuganya Genetic screening for CHMs gene mutations in choroideremia patients from India”; MsAkilandeswari “Aptamer conjugates for Retinoblastoma targeted therapy”; MrHemanth “ExosomalMicrorna as Biomarkers of Early and Late Stage Retinoblastoma”; Ms. Ashraf Banu “Objective assessment of visual function and retinal structural changes in patients with HIV/AIDS without ocular opportunistic infection”; Ms. Pavithra “Prognostic Value of miRNA Expression in Uveal Melanoma Associated Liver Metastasis”; Ms Lakshmi “Down regulation of vegf expression by lipid coated glucocorticosteroid nanoparticles”
Ms VijayaVani Narayan participated in the CME Seminar and workshop on Proteomics in Cancer Biology, Detection and Treatment & Advanced Hands on Training on Proteomics involving MALDI TOF/TOF and LC-MS/MS at Cancer institute, Chennai from 31st July to 3rd August 2017.
Dr S Mathavan, Dr G Venkatesan, Ms. K. Suganya and Ms. P. Porkodi attended the CME on Medical Genetics and Genetic Counseling Program conducted by Centre for Medical Genetics on 6th August 2017 at Kumarirani MeenaMuthaiah College of Arts and Science, Chennai.
Dr V Umashankar was invited as Chief Guest to inaugurate the “Bioinformatics Chapter” by Department of Biotechnology, Prathyusha Engineering College, affiliated to Anna University, on 11thAugust 2017 and delivered a talk on “Bioinformatics and Medical Research”.
Dr S Mathavan delivered an invited talk in the International Conference On Environment, Genes, Health And Diseases 2017 (EGHD 2017) conducted by the Department of Human Genetics and Molecular Biology at Bharathiar University, Coimbatore between 22ndand 24thAugust 2017.
Dr V Umashankar delivered an invited talk on “Insilico Biology and Medicine” at Sathyabama University on 24thAugust 2017.
MsSrikrupa attended ICTMI-2017 Conference at Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore between 29thand 30thAugust 2017 and presented her data on “Molecular diagnostics of Leber congenital amaurosis- High throughput genotyping and phenotyping by fundus imaging” as a plenary lecture on behalf of Dr S Mathavan.
Dr N Angayarkanni was invited as the Chief Guest for the inauguration and gave a talk on “Anti-EMT and Anti-angiogenic activities of Triphala: In vitro studies in the barrier cells of the Retina” in the Animal Cell Culture Techniques- 2017 - DST National Level Workshop on 4th& 5thSeptember 2017 in the Lady Doak College, Madurai.
Dr S Mathavan chaired a session on “Genetics and Genomics for Cardiologist” at the 2nd Madras Medical Mission (MMM) Genetics Meeting - a symposium on “Genetics & Genomics in Cardiovascular Diseases” organized by the Institute of Cardio Vascular Disease, Chennai, from 8thto 9thSeptember 2017.
Dr J Narayanan gave an invited talk on “Dual nature of ‘Neocarzinostatin conjugates’ Structure and Function” in the National Conference on Nanotechnology in Medicine at Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Chennai from 8thto 9thSeptember 2017.
Dr S Sripriya and Ms K Suganya attended the Glaukopedia Conference 2017 held at Jaipur on 16thand 17thSeptember 2017. DrSripriya was gave an invited talk on “Ocular Quantitative Traits for Glaucoma”.
MsSuganya K was awarded partial scholarship and travel grant to participate in the 2017 NextGen Genomics, Biology, Bioinformatics and Technologies Conference held in Bhubaneswar from 2ndto 4thOctober 2017 and she made a poster presentation on “Genetic screening for CHM gene mutations in choroideremia patients from India”. Dr N Lakshmi Dhevi presented a poster titled “Unravelling the RNA world of retinoblastoma”.
Ms.VijayaVani Narayan &Ms.Sneha participated in the seminar on Cell Culture “Everyday Culture Practice – Improving reproducibility in Cell Culture” on 9thOctober 2017 at Eppendorf Training Centre, Chennai
Dr N Angayarkanni participated in the One day Workshop on the Nuances of securing Intellectual Property Rights at IITM Bio-incubator Chennai, on 25thOct 2017.
Dr J Narayanan and Mr Amit Chatterjee attended the Asian Biomaterials Congress 2017 at Trivandrum from 25thto 27thOctober2017 and presented a poster on “Designing a novel cell penetrating peptide nanofibers: Probing the mechanism of its internalisation in corneal epithelial cells”.
Ms. Ambily Vincent and Ms. Suganya attended the Research Methodology Workshop at Elite School of Optometry, Chennai on 28thand 29thOctober 2017.
Dr V Umashankar delivered a talk on “NGS Data Analysis” at “Ideathon” at VIT on 30thOctober 2017.
Mr Amit Chatterjee presented a poster titled “Probing the mechanism: How matrix stiffness alters corneal epithelium cytoskeleton rearrangement and alters peptide uptake” at IISER, Pune organised by European Molecular Biology Organization from 29thOctober to 1stNovember 2017.
Dr. K. Lily Therese delivered an invited lecture entitled “Introduction to Mycobacteria” during the CME Program “Mycobacteriology Basics and Beyond – 2017” organized by Government Stanley Medical College, Chennai at the National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (NIRT), Chennai on 3rdNovember 2017.
Dr R Sharada participated in the Indo UK Diabetic Workshop at ITC Grand Chola, Chennai on 6thNovember 2017.
Ms. Ambily Vincent attended “Reprogramming somatic cells to hiPSCs” workshop at NCBS, Bangalore from 6thto 11thNovember 2017.
Dr S R Bharathi Devi, Mr R N Naresh Kumar, Ms. Kamini and Mr. Vignesh attended the 86th Society of Biological Chemists of India (SBC-2017) at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi held between 16thand 19thNovember 2017. Dr. Bharathi made a poster presentation on “Anti Inflammatory effect of Hydrogen Sulphide in Adult Retinal Pigment Epithelial cells treated with Homocysteine”; Mr. Naresh Kumar on “Inhibition of Retinal Angiogenesis by Human Lysyl Oxidase Propeptide”; Ms. Kamini and Mr. Vignesh on “Untravelling the RNA world of retinoblastoma”.
Dr S Mathavan presented and gave an invite talk in a conference on “Functional Genomics” at Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, New Delhi on 2nd December, 2017.
Dr J Narayanan gave an invited lecture on “Recent advances in Mechanobiology: Avenues for targeting Retinoblastoma cancer stem cells” at Sri Venkateswara Engineering College on 5th December, 2017.
Dr Sailaja Elchuri delivered an invited talk on “Cancer Stem cell therapy and diagnosis” in the Conference of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at Alpha College, Chennai on 12th January 2018.
Mr. Ranjith Kumar presented a poster on “Systems analysis of retinoblastoma in Indian population” in the IBSE Symposium held at Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, from 22ndto 24thJanuary 2018.
Dr. K. Lily Therese delivered an invited guest lecture entitled ”Rapid diagnostic techniques for ocular infections” in the National Seminar, “Recent advances in Microbial Technology in Health and Agriculture” conducted by Microbiology Department at Periyar University, Salem on 24thJanuary 2018.
Dr Sailaja Elchuri and Ms Rebecca Manohar attended the National Conference in Interdisciplinary Research and Innovations in Biosciences NATCON-2018 held at Mohamed Sathak College of Arts and Science, Chennai, on 24th and 25th January 2018. Dr. SailajaElchuri gave an invited talk on “Green Nanomaterials: Cancer Research”. Ms Rebecca received the Best Presentation Award for her poster entitled "Homocysteinylation of Elastin in Pseudoexfoliaton syndrome, a secondary cause of glaucoma".
Dr G Srividya, Ms S Suganya, Ms R Ramya, MsNikhalashree, Ms Aloysius Dhivya, MrRanjith Kumar, MsAmbily Vincent, Ms A Suganya, Dr. Lakshmi Dhevi, Mr. Durairaj and Mr. Hemanth attended the International Congress of Cell Biology 2018 (ICCB 2018) organized by CSIR – Centre of cellular and Molecular Biology at Hyderabad from 27thto 31stJanuary 2018. MsNikhalashree received Best Poster Award for her poster entitled “Human in vitro cellular model to demonstrate the effect of a proteoglycan peptide in alleviating post-operative fibrosis in glaucoma”. DrSrividya made a poster presentation on “Retinoic acid receptor signaling promotes corneal scarring in ocular Stevens Johnson syndrome”; Ms S Suganya on “Identification of piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) in human retina and retinal pigment epithelium”; MsRamya on “Altered receptor response in human umbilical vein endothelial cells to early and advanced glycation end products”; MsDhivya on “Possible role of Copper Transporter (CTR) 1 in inducing the proliferative nature of retinoblastoma (Y79) cells through Nuclear factorerythroid – derived (NRF) 2”; MrRanjith on “Novel porous carbon-PDMS scaffolds for the growth of retinoblastoma cancer cells”; MsAmbily on “Generation and characterization of IPSC from retinoblastoma patients”; Ms A Suganya on “Generation of retinal pigment epithelium from human induced pluripotent stem cells”; Dr Lakshmi Dhevi on Deciphering the role of LIN28B, an RNA binding protein in retinoblastoma; and MrHemanth on “Exosomal microRNA as biomarkers of Childhood eye tumor”.
Dr S Krishnakumar delivered an invited lecture on “Genomics in Melanoma” at Cancercon 2018, Chennai, at Hyatt Regency, Chennai, on 1stand 2ndFeb 2018.
Dr K Lily Therese, Dr. R. Sharada, Dr J Narayanan and Dr. SrujanaChitipothu attended the ICMR Dissemination Program of the ICMR National Ethical Guidelines 2017 at SRMC, Chennai, on 7thFebruary 2018.
Dr V Umashankar gave a lecture on “NGS data analysis as resource person” at the Workshop on “Multi-parameter optimization in drug discovery” at Mother Theresa University, Kodaikanal on 8thand 9thof February 2018.
Dr Sailaja Elchuri and Mr Ranjith Kumar attended the 7th International conference on Translational Cancer Research at Chennai from 8thto 11th February 2018 and Mr Ranjith presented a poster entitled “The long non-coding RNAs in infant eye cancer”.
Dr. Nivedita Chatterjee participated in the National Conférence on Biology and Therapy of Infection” on 10th February 2018 held at Sri VenkateswaraCollège of Engineering, Chennai and delivered a talk on “Viral infections of eye and how to alleviate them".
Dr Nivedita Chatterjee attended the Young Investigator’s Meeting 2018 at Trivandrum from 5th to 8th March 2018 and gave a talk on “Investigating Inflammatory miRNA at the retina”.
Dr V Umashankar presented an invited talk on “Bioinformatics & Biomedical Research” at National Symposium cum Workshop organized by DBT-BIF centre, Lady Doak College, Madurai on 8thMarch 2018.
Ms N Srikrupa and Ms K Suganya attended the “National level hands-on workshop on Real-Time and Digital PCR” conducted by SRM-DBT Platform for Advanced Life Science Technologies, School of Bioengineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology from 8thto 10thMarch 2018
Dr N Angayarkanni, Dr J Narayanan, MrArun John, MrNaresh Kumar, Mr AnandBabu, Ms. Rebecca Manohar and MsSneha attended the Synergy 2018 Symposium organized by Medical Research Foundation, SankaraNethralaya, in collaboration with Indiana University, USA between 24th and 25th March 2018. Dr Angayarkanni and Dr Narayanan delivered invited lectures on “Tear Proteomics in dry eye” and “Extracellular matrix and cell interactions- Mechanobiology perspective” respectively.Mr. Arun John presented a poster on “Integrated computational screening of mutational landscape in LRP5 and deciphering of pathogenic variants in FEVR”.
Dr S R Bharathi Devi and Mr Bhuvanasundar attended in the BD Biocore Global Tour Symposium held at IIT Madras on 22nd April 2016
Dr S Krishnakumar, Dr S Sripriya, Mr Hemanth R and Mr AbubakarSiddiq M attended the Hands on Workshop on Application of NGS in Clinical Genomics” organised by DhitiOmics, Bangalore on 29th and 30th April 2016.
Dr S R Bharathi Devi and Dr S Sripriya attended the ISO 15189:2012 IA & QMS NABL Certificate Course at Saveetha Medical College, Chennai, from 11th to 14th May 2016.
Ms Lakshmi attended a workshop on “Patenting and IPR” organized by Anna University, Chennai, from 6th to 8th June 2016.
Dr N Angayarkanni, Dr S R Bharathi Devi and Dr S Sripriya participated in the Retina Summit 2016 Conference held on 14th and 15th of July 2016 at ITC Grand Chola, Chennai, organized by the Department of Shri Bhagwan Mahavir Vitreo-retinal Services, Sankara Nethralaya. They presented posters entitled “Elevated serum oxLDL is associated with progression of type 2 DM to DR”; “Clinico-pathological and Molecular studies in the donor eye of two long duration type 2 DM cases showed anti-angiogenic phenomena” and “Whole genome analysis for diabetic retinopathy in Indian patients with type 2 diabetes” respectively.
Dr N Angayarkanni participated in the Indian Traditional Medicine - A Conglomeration of Ancient Knowledge and Modern Science at SASTRA University, Thanjavur on 21stJuly 2016 and gave a guest lecture on “Biochemistry in the validation of Ayurvedic drugs: Mechanistic studies in wound healing property of Triphala: In vitro studies in RPE”.
Dr J Narayanan participated in the Mechanobiology of the Diseases organized by Biophysical Society, Singapore from 27th to 30th September 2016 and he made a poster presentation on “Heterogenecity of elastic modulus metastatic and non-metastatic retinoblastoma cells and its correlation with cluster size”.
Dr N Angayarkanni, Dr G Srividya, Dr Nivedita Chatterjee, Ms Ashraf Banu Akbar, MsKaminiKhatak, MrVigneshMenta, Ms KaminiKhatak and Mr Amit Chatterjee attended the IERG Conference at L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad on 30th July 2016. Mr Amit Chatterjee received “Travel Grant Fellowship”. DrAngayarkanni gave an invited lecture on “Back to Basics Course: Ocular Biochemistry”. Poster of Mr Amit Chatterjee on “Extracellular vesicles mediated transport of Piwi-like proteins from Retinal pigment epithelial cell to vitreous”; DrSrividya on “Cytokine profiling in ocular Steven Johnsons Syndrome”; DrNivedita on "Clinical profile of HIV/AIDS patient with or without ocular inflammation" and MsKamini on "Effects of HIV coat protein Tat on cell adhesion molecules of retinal glia regards" were presented in the conference.
Dr N Soumittra attended the Workshop on Next-Generation Sequencing at SRM University, Chennai, on 5th August, 2016. She gave a presentation on “Introduction to NGS and its Application in Medical Genomics”.
Dr S Krishnakumar attended the Gene Therapy Meeting at Christian Medical College, Vellore, on 6th& 7thAugust 2016.
Dr N Soumittra participated in the Research Methodology Workshop at Center for Medical Genetics, Chennai, on 20thAugust 2016 and delivered a talk on “Homozygosity mapping for identification of candidate gene or novel locus in autosomal recessive disease – research methodology”. Dr M VimalinJeyalatha also attended the workshop.
Dr Krishnakumar S and Dr Lily Therese participated in the National Post Graduate CME Programme at Taj Connemara, Chennai, from 18th to 20th August 2016. DrKrishnakumar made a presentation on “Ocular Pathology” and Dr Lily Therese on “Microbiology”.
Dr. K. Lily Therese delivered an invited talk on “Diagnostic Techniques for Ocular Infection Microbiology” at Saveetha Medical College & Hospitals, Chennai on 6th September 2016.
Dr N Angayarkanni participated in the Sixth Euro-India International Conference on Holistic Medicine (ICHM-2016) from 9thto 11thSeptember 2016 atKottayam and gave an invited talk on “EGCG, curcumin, Chebulagic acid and Chebulinic acid inhibit TGFβ1 induced Epithelial to Mesenchymal transition in retinal pigment epithelial cell”.
Dr S Mathavan was invited to inaugurate a National Level Technical Symposium in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Alpha college of Engineering on 23rdSeptember, 2016 and delivered a talk on “Zebrafish as a model for Biomedical Research”.
Dr S Sripriya and Dr N Soumittra took part in the group discussion towards Creation of National Think Tank for potential interventional strategies and research in genetics of ocular disorders leading to low vision conducted as a part of the National Research and Training Center for Low vision and Rehabilitation Services, held from 26th to 30th September 2016 at AIIMS, New Delhi.
Dr N Soumittra, Ms S Srilekha, Ms N NSrikrupa attended the Next-Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatics for Genomics & Healthcare (NGBT) Conference at Kochi during 3rdto 5thOctober 2016.MsSrikrupa presented a poster entitled “High throughput gene screening of patients with Leber Congenital Amaurosis in on Indian cohort”.
Dr S Mathavan participated in the symposium entitled "Zebrafish Disease Model Symposium" in Singapore held from 4thto 8thOctober 2016 and presented a paper entitled “Pre-mRNA splicing changes in a zebrafish model for Spinal Muscular Atrophy as revealed by RNA sequencing of FACS-sorted motor neurons”.
Science Communication Workshop was conducted by DrSandhyaSriram, Director, Co-Founder of Biotech Asia Pvt Ltd, spin off from Biomedical Institute of Sciences (A-STAR, Singapore) and Dr Ann Marie Chako Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore on7thOctober 2016 at Vision Research Foundation and all the scientists and the students attended the workshop.
Dr Nivedita Chatterjee attended the 34th Indian Academy of Neurosciences Meeting, National Brain Research Center, Manesar, New Delhi from 18th to 21st October 2016 and gave a talk on “Biochemically defining differential immune response in retinal glia to clade specific HIV1 Tat variants”.
Dr K Lily Therese attended a Workshop on Ethics at National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis, Chennai on 3rdNovember 2016.
Dr S Mathavan delivered a talk on “Developmental Genomics” in a Training program on Biotechnology organized at the School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai on 4thNovember 2016.
Dr S Krishnakumar participated in the Ophthalmology Pathology Quiz conducted at the CME meeting held in Stanley Medical College – Part of Indian Association of Pathologists &Microbilogists (IAPM) Meet on 10thNovember 2016.
Dr V Umashankar, Ms Aloysius Dhivya M, Ms RebaccaManohar, MsRamya R, Ms Gayathree K, Ms Suganya S, Mr Sivasankar S and Mr Samdani A, participated in the Society of Biological Chemists of India (SBCI) Conference from 21st to 24th November 2016 at Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore. The poster presentations were made on “The role of CTR1 in regulating VEGF expression in retinal pigment epithelial cells” by Ms. Aloysius Divya; “Homocysteinylation of Elastin: A key factor for the pathogenesis of Pseudoexfoliative cataract (PXF) and Glaucoma (PXF-G)?” by MsRebaccaManohar; “Role of Paraoxonase 2 in attenuating AGE induced inflammation in macrovascular endothelial cells” by Ms Ramya; “ Interplay of high glucose and methylglyoxal induces Early Growth response-1 (Egr-1) in retinal pigment epithelium (ARPE-19) rendering a pro-inflammatory, pro-coagulant and angiogenesis favouring response” by MsGayathree; “Possible role of HIWIi2 in modulating tight junction Proteins in retinal pigment epithelial cells through AKT signaling pathway” by Ms Suganya; “Gallic acid inhibits TNFα-induced angiogenesis and inflammation by potentially binding with TNFα-receptor-1” by Mr Sivasankarand “Probing the plausible structural conformations of ROCK1 towards enabling efficient screening of ligands” by MrSamdani.
Dr Nivedita Chatterjee, Dr S R Bharathi Devi, Mr R N Naresh Kumar, Ms S Nikhala Shree and MrVigneshMenta participated in the XL All India Cell Biology Conference & International Symposium on “Functional Genomics & Epigenomics” during 16th to 19th November 2016 at Jiwaji University, Gwalior. Dr. Bharathi Devi, MrNaresh and Nikhala Shree presented posters on “Modulating Cystathionine beta synthase can be a therapeutic target for treatment of ocular diseases with hyperhomocysteinemia”, “Apoptotic and anti-proliferative effect of lysyl oxidase propeptide in Y79 human retinoblastoma cells” and “Decorin peptides mitigate TGF-β1 induced fibrosis” respectively and MrVigneshpresented a poster on "Investigating AU-rich elements in adaptive immune genes; an in-silico approach".
Dr K Lily Therese delivered an invited lecture at Venkateswara Engineering College on “Molecular techniques for drug resistance in tuberculosis and for ocular infections” on 8thDecember 2016.
Dr S Sripriya gave an invited talk on “BardetBiedl syndrome : mutation profiling and genetic diagnosis” at the Third International Conference on Birth Defects (ICBD-2016) & Third National conference of the Society of the Indian Academy of Medical Genetics (SIAMG) held at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India during 8thto 10thDecember 2016.
Dr R Sharada attended “Clinical Practice Guidelines Oncology 2016" on Women Oncologist Specific Issues on Saturday 10th December 2016 at Chennai.
Mr N Murugan presented a poster entitled "Whole genome characterization of drug resistance, virulence and quorum sensing mechanism of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from various clinical specimens" at the Conference on "Regulatory Network Architecture in Bacteria (RNAB)" at SASTRA University Campus on 17th December 2016.
Dr S Krishnakumar participated in the CME programme on “Pathologist” at KanchiKamakoti Child Trust Hospital, Chennai on 21st December 2016.
Dr R Sharada participated in the “3rd Saveetha Transdisciplinary Annual Research (STAR)” Summit on 6th January 2017 at Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennaiand delivered a keynote lectureon "Pharmacogenomics: How personalized medicine is trending in designing novel therapeutic interventions"
Dr J Malathi delivered an invited lecture at Molecular methods in diagnosing anaerobic infections during the CME programme on "Anaerobic infections: Current challenges and Newer approaches" held at Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai on 10thJanuary 2017. Mr. N Murugan also attended the programme.
Dr S Mathavan gave a talk at the GC-NRCBS (Networking Resource Centre in Biological Sciences) supported winter school in –“Integrative and Functional Genomics" at the school of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai between 27thand 30thJanuary 2017.
Dr N Angayarkanni and DrNivedita Chatterjee participated in the ASIA ARVO 2017 Conference at Brisbane, Australia from 3rd to 10th February 2017.Dr Angayarkanni made a poster presentation on “Chebulagic acid and chebulinic acid inhibits TNF alpha induced pro-angiogenic and pro-inflammatory stimuli in retinal capillary endothelium by inhibiting p38, ERK and NFkB phosphorylation” and DrNivedita on “Effect of HIV coat protein Tat on Barrier properties of retinal glia at the BRB”.
SN ONGC Department of Genetics & Molecular Biology conducted the 4th SN Genetics Convention, “Genetic Testing and Diagnosis of Diseases” on 10th February 2017at Sri V D SwamiAuditorium. The total number of delegates attended the symposium was 102.
Dr S R Bharathi Devi attended the Lab workshop and the ISIEM 2017 Conference on 10th and 11th February 2017 held at The Accord Metropolitan Hotel, Chennai.
Dr J Malathi attended the International Symposium on Genomics of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis on 17thFebruary 2017 at NIRT, Chennai.
Dr S Krishnakumar and Dr V Umashankar attended the National Seminar on Nanotech and Bioinformatics at Queen Mary's College, Chennai, on 22nd February 2017 and gave lectures on “Nanotechnology at Vision Research Foundation” and “Open Source Tools & Bioinformatics Applications” respectively.
Dr V Umashankar participated in the International Seminar cum Workshopon “Application of Bioinformatics in Life Science Research” held on 28th February, 2017 at JBAS College for Women and he delivered an invited talk on “Bioinformatics and Medical applications in lifesciences”.
Mr AnandBabu and Ms Aloysius Dhivya attended the Workshop on “Advances in Biological & Medical Imaging and Image Processing” on the 3rd and 4th March 2017 conducted at the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB) at Benguluru.
Dr S R Bharathi Devi, Dr R Sharada, Dr G Srividya, MrNaresh Kumar &MsSuganya attended the Guest lecture on “Epigenetics and Non-Coding RNAs in Diabetic Complications and Metabolic Memory” delivered by Dr Rama Natarajan (Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, California, USA) on 10thMarch 2017 organized by Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai
Dr N Angayarkanni delivered a lecture on “Progression to Diabetic Retinopathy: A threat in Diabetics’’ at Annamalai University on 14th March 2017, as part of UGC-SAP activities, seminar Series on Recent Trends in Cancer, Diabetes and associated disorders.
Dr V Umashankar participated in the Workshop on Biomolecular Visualization and Drug Discovery and he gave an invited talk on “Insights on applications of Bioinformatics in Ophthalmic Research and drug discovery” on 17thMarch 2017 and a plenary lecture on “Bioinformatics and Medical Applications” at the National Seminar on Genomics and Metabolomics at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Jammu Kashmir on 18thMarch 2017.
Dr S Krishnakumar gave an invited talk on “Attenuated Total Reflectance Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy: An analytical technique to understand therapeutic responses at the molecular level” at the Nano Meeting held at Anna University on 22nd March 2017.
Dr J Biswas and DrVikasKhetan participated in the 30th Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress at China from 1st to 4th April 2015. Dr Biswas made presentations on “Live intraocular parasites causing uveitis”, “Eales’ disease” and “Clinic pathological correlations in lid & lesions” and DrVikasKhetan gave a presentation on “Adult onset retinoblastoma”
Dr Srikanth R participated in the Strabismus and Pediatric Ophthalmological Society of India – midterm conference held at Ludhiana on 5th April 2015 and gave presentations on “Small Angle strabismus”, “AmetropicAmblopia”.
Dr Pukhraj Rishi, Dr MeenaLakshmipathy and Dr Shweta S Agarwal attended the Delhi Ophthalmology Society Annual Conference, New Delhi from 10th to 12th April 2015. Dr Pukhraj Rishi made a presentation on “Newer advances in treatment of intraocular tumors; Dr MeenaLakshmipathy delivered a guest lecture on “Bacterial Keratitis” and Dr Shweta S Agarwal gave a guest lecture on “Vernal Conjunctivitis”.
Dr V Umashankar delivered an invited talk on “Ophthalmic Research and Bioinformatics” at The Second INAE-NATF Workshop on “Technology and Health-Care” at National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), IISc Campus, Bangalore conducted from 15th to 17th April 2015.
Dr MunaBhende participated in the Vitromacular Interface Problems II, Bengaluru, on 26th April 2015 and made a presentation on “Management of recurrent macular hole”
Dr Rajiv Raman attended the Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Denver, USA, from 3rd to 7th May, 2015 and made a poster presentation on “Genotype-Phenotype correlation in X-linked Retinoschisis”
Dr Biswas J attended the Granulomatous Uveitis Workshop at Philippines, from 15th to 17th May 2015 and made a presentation on “Multifocal SerpiginoidChoroiditis”
Dr MunaBhende and Dr PramodBhende attended the “Celebrate Retina Celebrate Life” meet at Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai, from 15th to 17th May 2015. Dr MunaBhende made a presentation on “Swept Source OCT” and Dr PramodBhende made presentations on “Vitrectomy for myopic fovealschisis” and “Lens sparing vitrectomy for ROP”.
Dr Sripriya Krishnamurthy and Dr Ronnie George attended the World Glaucoma Congress at Hong Kong, from 06th to 09th June 2015. Dr Sripriya Krishnamoorthy gave a presentation on “Incidence of secondary ocular hypertension following nucleus drop in cataract surgery in a training centre” and Dr Ronnie George made presentations on “Anterior segment dysgenesis”, “Lesser form population based study in India”, “Progress of glaucoma from India” and “Mechanical laser in malignant glaucoma”.
Dr Pukhraj Rishi attended the International Society of Ocular Oncology Meeting held at Paris, France from 15th to 19th June 2015, and gave poster presentations on “Intra-arterial chemotherapy for retinoblastoma: first year results from India” and “Presentation of posteriorly-located, medium-sized choroiodal melanoma with extraocular extension in a 42-year-old Asian Indian lady” and oral presentation on “Intravitreal chemotherapy for recurrent or refractory vitreous seeds in eyes with retinoblastoma”
Dr VikasKhetan, DrTruptiSudhirPatil participated in the Telangana Ophthalmic Society Meeting at Karimnagar, on 21st June 2015. DrVikasKhetan made a presentation on “Management of Intraocular Retinoblastoma Group A to C Classification”; DrTruptiSudhirPatil on “Intraocular pressure measurement post refractive surgery and its correlation to amount of corneal tissue ablated ”
Dr Amala Elizabeth George participated in the Bangalore Ophthalmic Society Meeting at Bangalore, on 22nd June 2015 and gave a presentation on “Decoding Uveitis Workup”.
Dr N Soumittra delivered an invited talk entitled, “Molecular Profiling of LeberCongetinalAmaurosis on an Indian cohort” in the CME on Impact of Genetics in Medicine held at the Centre for Medical Genetics, Chennai on 4th July 2015.
Dr K Lily Therese has been nominated as a team member for approving “BSL3 laboratory upgradation” for Bacteriology Department, National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis Centre (NIRT), Chennai on 8th July 2015.
The Department of Cornea of SankaraNethralaya organized the 2nd meeting of Ocular Surface &Keratoprothesis (OSKON) 2015 from 10th to 12th July 2015. The focus was on the ocular surface disorders and keratoprosthesis. International and national experts shared their experiences in their areas of expertise and avenues for further research were identified. The meeting received a very warm response with the number of participants being around 250.
Dr T S Surendran, Dr Bipasha Mukherjee, Dr KavithaKalaivani, Dr SumitaAgarkar, Dr Pukhraj Rishi, Dr ParveenSen and Dr Mona Kurana participated in the Annual Meeting of Tamil Nadu Ophthalmic Association at Madurai from 24th to 26th July 2015. Dr Surendran made presentations on “Coping with complications and re-surgeries”; “Managing an institution” and “Use of Botulinium toxin a injection for strabismus”; Dr Bipasha Mukherjee on “Vascular lesions of the orbit”, “Orbital trauma” and “Vascular lesions of the orbit”; Dr KavithaKalaivani on “The perpetual dilemma”, “Uveitic cataracts in children” & “Traumatic cataract”; Dr SumitaAgarkar gave presentations on “Pediatric cataracts with associated lenticular anomalies” & “Difficult scenario in concomitant strabismus”; Dr Pukhraj Rishi on “Fundus Auto fluorescence - Ebony & Ivory truths”; Dr ParveenSen on “Electrophysiology - The telling undercurrents” and Dr Mona Kurana on “Medical Therapy for Glaucoma-Practical Tips”.
Dr Krishnakumar S, DrAngayarkanni N, Dr S Sripriya and Mr RavikanthDandaattended the Indian Eye Research Group (IERG) ARVO Conference at L.V. Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), Hyderabad from 25th to 26th July 2015. Dr S Krishnakumar gave a lecture on ‘Aptamer chimera targeting EpCAM’; Dr Angayarkannidelivered an invited talk on “Low levels of BDNF in Diabetic retinopathy” and made poster presentations on “The effect of phyto-compounds on the mesenchymal changes in RPE” and “Brain derived neurotrophic factor and its relevance in diabetic retinopathy” and. Dr Sripriya delivered an invited talk on “Targeted next generation sequencing in ocular developmental anomalies”.
Dr Pramod S Bhende and Dr Chetan Rao participated in the Asia Pacific Vitreoretina Society Meeting from 31st July to 2nd August 2015. Dr PramodBhende made a presentation on “ROP-Laser treatment – Tricks and pitfalls”, Poster presentations on “Vitrectomy for myopic tractionalmaculopathy (MTM) – intraopertive findings, functional and anatomical outcome” and “Displaced trans-scleral fixated intraocular lens – Re-fixation, anatomical and functional outcome”; DrChetan Rao made a poster presentation on “Combined sclera suture fixated intra-ocular lens and parsplanavitrectomy for ocular trauma- A study of functional and anatomical outcome”, and a paper presentation on “Structural and functional characterization of Benign Flecked retina on multimodal imaging”.
Dr S Krishnakumar gave a keynote address on “Current Trends in Translational Medicine” at the Indo US Meet held at Sathyabama University, Chennai, on 1st August, 2015.
Dr Prema Padmanabhan participated in the BMJ Class, from 3rd to 4th August 2015 at West Bengal and made presentations on “Keratoconus – A familiar Stranger” and “Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy – A fresh perspective on an old disease”.
Dr Tarun Sharma attended the BMJ Master class in Ophthalmology 2015 on 6th August 2015 at Pune and gave a presentation on “Macula Potpourri”.
Dr N Angayarkanni delivered a guest lecture on “RPE in health and Diseases” in the first Annual Advanced Lecture Series in Ocular Pharmacology held at Siddaganga Institute of Technology (SIT), Tumkur, Karnataka along with our cornea team on 8thAugust 2015.
Dr Muna P Bhende and Dr Pukhraj Rishi participated in the 9th Indian AMD Congress at New Delhi on 8th& 9th August 2015. Dr Pukhraj Rishi gave a présentation on ‘An interesting case of a choroidalcleft’.
Dr Vathsalya Vijay participated in the Curbside Clinix CME held at NarayanaNethralaya, Bangalore, on 9th August 2015 and gave a paper presentation on “Combined Radiological and Surgical Intervention for Peri-orbital AV Malformation”.
Dr N Angayarkanni delivered a guest lecture on “Basic science into clinical practice” in ESO's International Vision Science and Optometry Conference (EIVOC) held at Confluence Banquets and Resorts, Mamallapuram on 15th August 2015.
Dr Rajiv Raman attended the International Laser Society meet at Indore, on 21st August 2015 and gave presentations on “Lasers for Diabetic macular edema”, “Micropulse laser” and “NAVILAS”.
Dr J Narayanan attended the workshop organized by NPMASS Display Cum Demo Exhibition held at Bangalore on 22nd August 2015.
Dr K Lily Therese and other Sankara Nethralaya faculty attended the CME programme “Cataract Catalyst” conducted at Hayatt Regency, Chennai on 23rd August 2015.
Dr Rajiv Raman participated in the Indore Ophthalmic Association Retina Update meet on 23rd August 2015 and made presentations on “DME management guidelines” and “Preferred practice pattern in intravitreal injections”.
Dr Tarun Sharma attended the ARVO Conference Diabetic Retinopathy – Battling the Global Epidemic from 27th to 28th August 2015
Dr Sumita Agarkar and Dr Rajiv Raman participated in the Focus Annual Meeting of Bombay Ophthalmologists’ Association at Mumbai on 30th August 2015. Presentations on “Evaluation of special children” and “Factors affecting surgical outcomes” by DrSumitaAgarkar and “Diabetic macular edema & treatment guidelines” by Dr Rajiv Raman were made.
Dr SumitaAgarkar participated in the 3rd World Congress of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at Barcelona, Spain, from 3rd to 8th September 2015, and gave presentations on “Surgery in myasthenia gravis” and “Effect of lens sparing vitrectomy on myopia children after cataract surgery”.
Dr PremaPadmanabhan and DrSudhir R R participated in the EuCornea Conference at Spain from 4th to 5th September 2015. DrPremaPadmanabhan gave a presentation on “Corneal Collagen Cross-linking (CXL) comparison of response in pediatric and adult keratoconic patients” and made a poster presentation on “Co-existing keratoconus and Fuchs Endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD): Challenges in diagnosis and management”. DrSudhir made a poster presentation on “Changes in corneal thickness after dilatation”, and presented a paper entitled “Long term results of collagen cross linking (CXL) for progressive keratoconus in pediatric age group”.
Dr Prema Padmanabhan and Dr Sudhir R R attended the European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons Meet at Spain from 5th to 9th September 2015. DrPremaPadmanabhan made poster presentations on “Collagen Cross Linking (CXL) for progressive keratoconus: long term results and the impact of cone location and magnitude” and “Diagnostic characteristics of post-LASIK keratectasia: a proposed scoring system” and Dr Sudhir R R made presentations on “Fish-mouth compression suture in the management of corneal burn due to Phacoemulsification” and “Collagen cross linking: comparison of results using iso-osmolar and hypo-osmolar 0.1% riboflavin solution for the treatment of progressive keratoconus”.
Dr SumitaAgarkar participated in the Andhra Pradesh Ophthalmic Society Meeting at Tirupati on 12th September 2015 and gave a presentation on “Management of esotropia in Children”.
Dr Muna P Bhende participated in the 15th EURETINA Congress in France, from 14th to 22nd September 2015 and made presentations on “Residual pockets of SRF after retinal reattachment - a case series” and “Pediatric giant retinal tears: Management outcomes”
Dr PremaPadmanabhan participated in the Phaco-Refractive Meet at Bangalore on 19th & 20th September 2015, and made presentations on “Refractive Cataract Surgery”, “Tackling astigmatism during cataract surgery: Role of Toric IOL”
Dr J Biswas attended the RIO GOH and delivered the Prof. E. T. Selvam Endowment Lecture on “Can ophthalmic pathology be interesting?” on 23rd September, 2015.
Dr S Krishnakumar and Ms. Gayathree K participated in the International Angiogenesis Conference at SASTRA University, Thanjavur from 23rd to 25th September, 2015. DrKrishnakumar delivered a lecture on ‘Epcam and Angiogenesis in Retinoblastoma’ and Ms. Gayathreepresented a poster entitled “Hyperglycemia induces early growth response-1 (EGR1) in human diabetic retina mediating abnormal vascular changes in diabetic retinopathy“.
Dr DhanashreeRatra attended the Phacoret Conference at Puttaparthi, from 24th to 25th September, 2015 and presented papers entiled “Scleral fixated IOLs”, “Management of dislocated IOLs” and “Management of Supra-choroidal hemorrhage”.
Dr Sudha K Genesh attended the 13th International Ocular Inflammation Society & Foster Ocular Immunology Society Meeting at San Francisco, USA from 24th to 27th September 2015. She was the Chair person and Moderator for the symposium on “Ocular TB in an endemic Country” and made a presentation on “Clinical manifestations of Ocular TB in endemic country”; gave a guest lecture on "Cataract surgery in pediatric uveitis” in the symposium of Pediatric Uveitis”.
Dr S Sripriya and DrSoumittra attended the Expert group meeting as a part of Asian Eye Genetics Consortium held at AIIMS, New Delhi on 26th September 2015.
Dr J Malathi, Ms. M K Janani and Ms. M VimalinJeyalatha participated in the IAMM Conference in Clinical Microbiology ARISE – 2015 held at SRM University, Chennai from 28th& 29th September 2015. DrMalathi delivered an invited lecture on “Next generation sequencing in diagnosis and research”; Ms. Janani made a poster presentation on “Novel Immune Regulatory Pathway Associated with Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) and the Recombinant EBV Protein Mediated Inflammation in Retinal Pigment Epithelium (ARPE-19)” and Ms. VimalinJeyalatha on “Response of Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells towards Leptospiral recurrent Uveitis Antigens”.
Mr. RavikanthDanda received ‘Travel fellowship grant’ from DBT Government of India for attending HUPO Conference held at Vancouver, Canada from 27th September 2015 to 1st October 2015.
Dr PriyaDelampady attended the XXV Silver Jubilee Annual Conference of the Glaucoma Society of India, Mumbai from 2nd to 4th October 2015 and made a poster presentation on “Correlation of defect depth and defect pattern of Central Visual Fields with mGCC of OCT”.
Dr Shantha B, Dr Ronnie George, and DrVineetRatra participated in the Annual Meeting of Glaucoma Society of India 2015 at Mumbai, from 2nd to 4th October 2015. DrShantha made presentations on “The classical trabeculectomy technique”, “Easier & safer management of tube complications”, “Using the CIGTS study findings in clinical practice” and “Role of perimetry in the early diagnosis of glaucoma: FDP/SWAP flicker-defined-form perimetry”; Dr Ronnie George on “Very high IOP 7 painful blind eye what to do?”, “Taking charge and creating a plan”, “Framing research question”, “Epidemiology of angle closure disease in India”, “Imaging and its potential as a screening tool for angle closure”, “Management for early postoperative hypotony”, “How I was finding from the OHTS/EGPS study in treating ocular hypertension”, and “Eye tracking in perimetry”. DrVineetRatra gave a presentation on “Cataract with POAG controlled with monotherapy combined surgery”.
Dr Rajiv Raman participated in the CCDR Cycle National Expert Curriculum Review Meet on 9th October 2015 and made a presentation on “Developing Curriculum for DR training”.
Dr Tarun Sharma Participated in the North Zone Ophthalmic Society Meet at Haryana from 9th to 11th October 2015 and gave a presentation on “Is it Wet AMD?”
Dr H N Madhavan participated in the CME programme on 10th October 2015 held at Nichi-in Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Mylapore and gave an invited lecture on “Mebiol Gel, A thermo reversible polymer as a scaffold for three dimensional culture of Huh7 cell line with improved hepatocyte differentiation marker expression and HCV replication”.
Dr Nivedita Chatterjee attended the Conference on “Addiction: latest research and the impact of addiction on our lives” at Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne, Australia on 22nd October, 2015.
Dr Nivedita Chatterjee gave an invited lecture on “Modulating innate immunity in the retina; an in vitro model” at University of Melbourne, Department of Optometry and Vision science” on 22nd October, 2015.
Dr Dhanashree Ratra participated in the Cataract Kaleidoscope - Golden Jubilee celebrations of Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, from 23rd to 25th October, 2015 at Sitapur and made presentations on “Management of Cataract and diabetic retinopathy” and “Cataract in Vitrectomized eyes- surgical pearls”.
Dr J Biswas, DrSudha K. Ganesh, Dr S Sudharshan and DrParveenSen attended the Uveitis Society of India meeting at Puducherry from 23rd to 25th October 2015. Dr Biswas gave presentations on “A case presentation of granulomatous anterior uveitis with discussion” and “Retinal vasculitis in Indian scenario”;DrSudha K. Ganesh on “Management of Herpetic anterior uveitis: Drug of choice and duration of treatment” and “Special considerations in pediatric uveitis cataracts”; DrS.Sudharshan on “Uveitis cataract surgery in HIV” and DrParveenSen on “Dislocated IOL in Uveitis surgical management options”.
Dr Nivedita Chatterjee gave an invited lecture on “Alleviating HIV Tat induced inflammation: implications for endocannabinoids as therapeutics” at Deakin University, Australia, on 27th October, 2015.
Dr J Malathi delivered an invited lecture entitled “Detection of uncultivable and unidentifiable microbes” during National Symposium on Molecular Techniques in Diagnosis & Research at Central Inter-Disciplinary Research Facility (CIDRF), MGMCRI Campus, Puducherry on 31st October 2015.
Mr. Purushothamanparticpated in the Histotechnology CME Programme at Adyar Cancer Institute on 31st October, 2015.
Dr Mohd Shahid Alam and Dr KirthiKoka attended the Ocular Trauma Society of India Conference, Guwahati on 31st October 2015. Dr Mohd Shahid Alam made a presentation on “Functional & anatomical results of canalicular tear repair with monocanalicular intubation” and DrKirthiKoka on “Luck by Chance: Sino–orbital foreign body, an uninvited foreigner”.
Dr J. Biswas attended the AIDS Conference at Mumbai from 29th October to 1st November, 2015.
Dr Bipasha Mukherjee,Dr Nirmala Subramanian, and Dr SwakshyarSaumya Pal participated in the Ocular Trauma Society of India Meet at Guwahati, from 31st October to 1st November 2015. Dr Bipasha Mukherjee made a presentation on “Evaluation of Post operative Visual Loss” and “Chemical & Thermal injuries of the orbit & adnexa”, Dr Nirmala Subramanian on “Various aspects of lid and adenexa repair post molten metal injury” and Dr Pal on “Size does matter - a challenging case of an intraocular glass foreign body”.
Dr PremaPadmanabhan participated in the Cornea Connect by Aravind Hospital, Coimbatore from 31st October to 1st November 2015 and made presentations on “Contact Lenses – do they still play a role?”, “Can corneal endothelium re-grow?” and “Have my indications changed?”
The first meeting on “Formulation of PCV Guidelines for India” was conducted at Kochi from 7th to 8th November 2015 and it was attended by DrMuna P Bhende.
Dr Muna P Bhende participated in the Annual Meeting of Ophthalmic Society of West Bengal, Kolkata, from 14th to 15th November 2015 and made presentations on “Current Management of PCV” and “Panelist: Challenging cases- Medical Retina”.
Dr Angayarkanni attended the 42nd National Conference of the Association of Clinical Biochemists of India at PGIMER, Chandigarh, from 25th to 28th November 2015 and delivered an invited talk on “Serum PONase activity in relation to Lipid profile and PON1 gene variants in Age Related Macular Degeneration”.
Dr K Lily Therese and Mr. N Murugan attended 39thMicrocon – 2015 - National Conference of the Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists at Department of Microbiology JIPMER, Puducherry from 27th to 29th November 2015. Mr. Murugan presented a poster entitled “Development and application of Set of Multiplex PCRs for rapid diagnosis of drug resistant genes among clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa”.
Dr S R Bharathi Devi presented a poster titled on “Paraoxonase 2 Down regulates ER stress and inhibits the CML induced inflammatory response in macrovascular endothelial cell” in the 14th FAOBMB congress and 84th Annual meeting of SBC(I) at Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology at Hyderabad from 27th to 30th Nov 2015.
Dr GeethaIyer, Dr Sudhir R R and Dr MeenaLakshmipathy participated in the Keracon 2015 – 3rd National Meeting of Cornea Society of India at Kolkata, from 11th to 13th December2015. DrGeethaIyer gave presentations on “Ocular chemical injuries – A stepwise approach to visual recovery” and “Spurious eye drops/Chemical injuries – case study”; Dr Sudhir on “Panelist: Biostatistics Basics” and DrMeenaLakshmipathy on “Role of AC tap”.
Dr T S Surendran attended the Strabismus & Pediatric Ophthalmological Society of India Conference at Coimbatore on 12th December 2015 and chaired the “Basics of Strabismus” session.
Dr Angayarkanni participated in the Center for Bio-separation Technology Meet at Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, on 8th January 2016 and gave a guest lecture on “Serum Paraoxonase activity in relation to lipid profile and PON1 gene variants in age-related macular degeneration”.
The Department of Neuro-ophthalmology of SankaraNethralaya organized an international conference, SYNAPSE 2k16 - Symposium in NeuroOphthalmology : Afferents Plus Efferents on 9th & 10th January 2016. The conference was attended by nearly 300 delegates.
Dr GeethaIyer attended the 1st International Stevens Johnson Syndrome Symposium at Japan, from January 23rd to 24th 2016 and gave a guest lecture on “Ocular Sequelae of SJS - Our understanding over 25 years”.
Dr VinataMuralidharan, Dr ParveenSen, Dr Shantha B, Dr Bipasha Mukherjee, Dr Ambika S, Dr Amala Elizabeth George, and Dr Rama Rajagopal participated in the World Ophthalmology Congress at Mexico, from February 5th to 9th, 2016. Dr VinataMuralidharan made a poster presentation on “Outcome of vitreous surgery for complications of proliferative diabetic retinopathy in type I diabetes in subjects aged 30 years”; Dr ParveenSen on “Outcomes of pediatric scleral fixated posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation in a tertiary eye care centre in India” and Dr Shantha on “Prevalence, incidence and risk factors for the development of elevated intraocular pressure following penetrating keratoplasty”. Dr Bipasha Mukherjee made poster presentations on “Wegener’s granulomatosis with solitary eyelid involvement manifesting as acquired ptosis” & “Rare but beware- malignancies of the lacrimal sac”; Dr Ambika on “Clinical features and treatment outcome of Pediatric Ocular Myasthenia Gravis (POMG) in an ophthalmic institution”; Dr Amala Elizabeth George on “Viral anterior Uveitis”; Dr Rama Rajagopal on “Combined corneal and posterior segment infections – etiology, role of Landers keratoprosthesis and outcome” and “Surgical excision in conjunctival squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) - clinical profile, risk factors and surgical outcome”.
Ms. M VimalinJeyalatha attended the training programme entitled “Optimisation techniques for Western blot & Immunohistochemistry” conducted at the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai on 25th February 2016.
Dr Biswas J, Dr T S Surendran, Dr Ekta Rishi, Dr Sudha K Ganesh, Dr Meenakshi S, Dr JaydeepAvinashWalinjkar, Dr Jaya Prakash, DrVeenaBaskaran, DrBipasha Mukherjee, Dr R RSudhir, DrSuchitra Pradeep, Dr Rajiv Raman, Dr B Shantha, Dr Amala E George, DrSrikanth R, and DrSumitaAgarkar attended the 74th Annual Conference of All India Ophthalmological Society at Kolkata from 24th to 28th February 2016. Dr Biswas made presentations on “Update in tubercular uveitis”, “Balancing academics and clinics”, “Inflammatory venous occlusions”, “Leadership in ophthalmology in private institution” and “Safety and efficacy of mycophenolatemofetil in intermediate uveitis; DrSurendran on “Synoptophore”, “Orthoptic examination” , “Refraction errors in children”, “Diplopia charting” and “IC: Pearls in refractive errors in children”; DrEkta Rishi on “Role of PCR in Mycobacterium tuberculosis endophthalmitis; DrSudha Ganesh on “Updates on infections uveitis viral retinopathy” and DrMeenakshi on “Evaluation of squint”. DrJaydeepAvinashWalinjkar made poster presentations on “Short-term changes in choroidal thickness after bevacizumab for neovascular AMD measured by SS-OCT”, “CNVM complicating the management of circumscribed choroidalhaemangioma (CCH) – A rare phenomenon”, “Analysis of choroidal thickness in eyes with DME treated with focal laser using SS-OCT” & “Chorioretinal atrophy after successful macular hole surgery in a case of atypical RP”; Dr Jaya Prakash made poster presentations on “Outcome of pars planavitrecotmy for complicated uvieitis in children and young adults” & “Clinical profile and outcomes of uveitis in young patients undergoing para planavitrectomy” and Dr VeenaBaskaran on “Atypical CSR”. DrBipasha Mukherjee gave a poster presentation on “Lacrimal sac sarcoidosis mimicking dacryocystitis” and a paper presentation on “Epidemiological study on benign lesions of the eyelids”; Dr Sudhir made paper presentations on “Pterygium surgery and amniotic membrane transplant”, “ Biostatistics in Ophthalmology”, “How to set up a paperless hospital” & “Need for EMR in ophthalmology”; Dr Suchitra Pradeep made a paper presentation on “Update on treatment of infectious uveitis”; Dr Rajiv Raman on “Comparison of FFA and OCT findings in various stages of parafoveal telangiectasia”, “Acute endophthalmitis following intravitreal Anti VEGF and triamcinolone acetonide injections”, “Qualitative and quantitative study of choroid in Vogt Koyanagi Harada's disease by Swept source OCT” and “Eylea in AMD”. Dr B Shantha made poster presentations on “Prevalence, incidence and risk factors for the development of elevated intraocular pressure following penetrating keratoplasty”, “IC: Surgical management of glaucoma in uveitic eyes”, “IC: Surgical management of uveitis” & “IC: A multidisciplinary approach”; DrAmala George made a paper presentation on “Viral anterior uveitis”; DrSrikanth made poster presentations on “Teacher’s in ophthalmology programme” & “Practice pattern of NLD obstruction messaging technique among practitioners”; DrSumitaAgarkar made paper presentations on “IC: controversies in pediatric cataracts” & “Intraocular lens in uveitis cataract within the consensus” and Dr VikasKhetan made a presentation on “Enucleation after chemotherapy”.
Dr B Shantha attended the Sri Lanka Ophthalmology Society Meeting at Colombo, from 12th to 13th March 2016 and made presentations on “Anterior segment imaging in glaucoma” and ”Diagnostic dilemmas in POAG”.
The SN ONGC Department of Genetics and Molecular Biology organized the 41st Indian Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting & International Conference (ISHG 2016), at Sri MuthaVenkataSubba Rao Concert Hall, Harrington Road, Chennai, from 3rd to 5th March 2016. The conference was attended by nearly 400 delegates. Prof. Bainsbridge, Vitreo-retinal Surgeon from UK, Dr Myles Axton, Chief Editor, Nature Genetics Journal, USA, DrSowmyaSwaminathan, Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research and other distinguished scientists from many National and International institutes participated in the conference.
Dr J Narayanan attended National workshop on “Protein Engineering and Design” held at IISER, Mohali between 15th and 19th March 2016.
Dr Biswas J, Dr Sudha K Ganesh, and Dr Bhaskar Srinivasan participated in the 31st Congress of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO), Taipei, from 24th to 27th March 2016. Dr Biswas J gave presentations on “Tubercular uveitis”, “Tubercular vasculitis”, and “Biopsy pathology of uveitis”; Dr Sudha Ganesh on “Management of cataract in Uveitis eye” and Dr Bhaskar Srinivasan on “Devastating Ocular Surface Diseases”.
HONOURS & AWARDS
Dr S S Badrinath and Dr Vasanthi Badrinath were felicitated at the meeting of the Advanced Vitreo Retinal Techniques and Technology 2014 (AVRT 2014), Ahmedabad for their valuable contributions to the development of “Retina Vitreous Specialty” in India and projecting the capabilities in the international arena.
In its pursuit of excellence, Jagadguru Kanchi Sri Chandrasekarendra Nethra Nilayam, was awarded India’s most coveted “Accreditation for Hospitals and Health Care Providers” by National Board of Accreditation for Hospitals (NABH).
NABH recognition was renewed for Sankara Nethralaya for its outstanding compliance with the stringent national and international standards aimed towards patient safety and delivery of Quality Health Care.
Dr. V. Umashankar was selected as a Member, Board of Studies for Bioinformatics, University of Madras, 2014.
Sankara Nethralaya Referral Laboratory is the first private laboratory in Chennai to be recognized by Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) for performing TB culture and first line Drug susceptibility testing under Central TB Division, Government of India.
Dr L Vijaya was selected as the Associate Editor of the BMC Ophthalmology Journal.
Dr. Ronnie George was elected as the Member of Editorial Board, Asia Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Abhilasha Maheshwari, won the “Divya Chaturvedi Gold Medal Award’ for the outstanding performance on the paper “Sub-speciality of uveitis and inflammatory diseases”, in the Diplomate National Board of Examination held in April 2014
Dr. C. Subbulakshmi was awarded the Travel grant from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology for attending the ARVO Conference, USA held on 6th May 14.
Dr. Rajeswari Mahadevan received the International Association of Contact Lens Educators award of the year for the Asia pacific region at the ‘British Contact Lens Association Clinical Conference & Exhibition at Birmingham, UK on 7th June 2014.
Ms. A V Saijyothi was awarded the Ph.D. degree at BITS, Pilani on 11th June 2014 for the thesis entitled, “Proteomic profiling of tear fluid for potential biomarker discovery in Dry Eye Syndrome”.
The Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) conducted its FRCS-Ophthalmology examinations in the country after a gap of 10 years and chose Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai as its preferred centre for conducting its examinations in India.
Dr Pukhraj Rishi received the “Nataraj Pillai Best Free Paper Award 2014” in Sankara Nethralaya Alumni Silver Jubilee Meet held from 12th to 13th July 2014.
Dr T S Surendran received the prestigious “Dr S.S. Badrinath Medal of Honor” for the year 2015, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of Ophthalmology at the Tamil Nadu Ophthalmic Association - TNOA Conference, held at Madurai on 24th July 2014.
Mr. N Murugan was awarded Travel fellowship for attending the IERG–ARVO Conference held at Hyderabad from 26th to 27th July 2014.
Ms. A R Rajalakshmi was awarded Travel fellowship for attending the IERG–ARVO Conference held at Hyderabad from 26th to 27th July 2014.
All India Management Association (AIMA), the apex body for Management Professionals, honoured Dr. S. S. Badrinath with the title ‘Outstanding Institution Builder’ in its highly prestigious ‘Managing India Awards’- 2014 on 6th August 2014 at New Delhi.
Dr. Bipasha Mukherjee received the Best Paper Award for “Efficacy of oral propranolol in periocular capillary hemangiomas of infancy” in the Tamil Nadu Ophthalmic Association Conference (TNOA) held at Coimbatore from 08th to 10th August 2014.
Dr Geetha Iyer was listed as a “Distinguished Surgeon” in the Boston K Pro Magazine in recognition of her stupendous efforts.
The Terry Fox Foundation of Canada conducts the ‘Terry Fox Run- A Marathon of Hope’ the world over to raise funds for cancer research and treatment. This august body chose Sankara Nethralaya as the beneficiary of its assistance for the year 2014.
Dr. Rathini Lillian David received the “Best Paper Award” for the paper entitled “Trans Laminar Cribrosa pressure difference and glaucoma in a population based study” at the 24th Annual Conference of the Glaucoma Society of India held at Bhubaneswar from 12th to 14th September 2014.
Dr S Sudharshan received the “Eye Health Leader Award 2014” for the recently developed Mobile Eye Surgical Unit (MESU) at the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) Conference held at Paris between 19th and 23rd September 2014.
Ms. D. Sudha received the Swarnalatha Punshi Award for Best Research in Basic Science for the year 2014 at the 26th Graduation Ceremony of Sankara Nethralaya held at Sri. V.D. Swami Auditorium on 3rd October 2014.
Dr. M Sowmiya received the Prof. S. Krishnamoorthy Rao Gold Medal for the year 2014, for the Outstanding Ph.D Student Award at the 26th Graduation Ceremony of Sankara Nethralaya held at Sri. V.D. Swami Auditorium on 3rd October 2014.
Ms. M. K. Janani received the Young Woman Scientist Award in memory of Smt. Sreerangamma N. Narayan and Smt. Radhamani N. Anantha for the year 2014 at the 26th Graduation Ceremony of Sankara Nethralaya held at Sri. V.D. Swami Auditorium on 3rd October 2014.
Dr. K. Lily Therese received a medal for the Best Published Paper in Bacteriology entitled “Diagnostic appraisal of simultaneous application of two nested PCRs targeting MPB64 gene and IS6110 region for rapid detection of M. tuberculosis genome in culture proven clinical specimens” in the Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology for the year 2013, presented at the IAMM National Conference conducted at Jaipur from 17th to 19th October 2014.
The highly prestigious “The Week-Nielsen” survey declared Sankara Nethralaya as the “Best Hospital in Ophthalmology” once again. The survey was conducted on stringent quality measures by experts, covering 15 cities from September to October 2014.
Dr. S. Krishnakumar received the “10 years of Academic Partnership” Award on behalf of Sankara Nethralaya, from its Collaborative research partner Deakin University, Australia, on 9th November 2014, at New Delhi.
Ms. M Sukanya received Best Poster award for “Spectroscopic characterization of G quadruplex structures in microRNA promoter region” in RSC Symposium Series held at IIT Madras in November 2014.
Ms. Sarika Gopalakrishnan was honoured as a ‘Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry’ at the AAO Meeting 2014 held at Denver, USA from 12th to 15th November 2014. She received the prestigious award from Dr. Brett G. Bence, President, AAO.
Ms. Jameel Rizwana received The Vision Care Institute’s Student Travel Grant Award at the AAO Meeting 2014 held at Denver, USA from 12th to 15th November 2014.
Dr Rupak Roy received the “Best Poster Award” for “Retinal detachment (RD) in Morning Glory Syndrome (MGS): Providing proof of concept”, at the 45th Annual Conference of Ophthalmology Society of West Bengal held at Kolkata on 20th & 21st November 2014.
Dr. S. S. Badrinath was honored with the “Life Time Achievement Award” at the Conference of Vitreo Retina Society of India (VRSI) held between 5th and 7th December 2014 at Agra.
Dr. Parveen Sen received the Best Poster Award for “Treatment outcomes of reduced fluence photodynamic therapy with Intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor in Polypoidal choroidal vasculopa”, at the Conference of Vitreo Retina Society of India (VRSI) held from 5th to 7th December 2014 at Agra.
Dr. T. S. Surendran was honoured with the “Life Time Achievement Award” by the Strabismus & Pediatric Ophthalmic Society of India at the Annual Conference held on 14th December 2014 at Pushkar, Rajasthan.
Dr. S Meenakshi received Prof. AK Khurana Award for the Best Publication of 2014 for the paper entitled ”Results of Bilateral Medial Rectus Recession for Comitant Esotropia in Patients with Developmental Delay” at the Annual Conference of Strabismus and Pediatric Ophthalmology Society of India, held at Pushkar, Rajasthan on 14th December 2014.
Dr L Vijaya received the LC Dutta Award 2015 for Best Publication in Ophthalmology at the All India Ophthalmic Society (AIOS) Conference at New Delhi held from 4th to 7th February 2015.
Dr. Rajiv Raman received the Silver Award for the Best Paper entitled “Foveal slope measurements in subjects with high risk of age related macular degeneration” at the 73rd Annual Conference of All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) held at New Delhi from 3rd to 8th February 2015.
Dr. Jyotirmay Biswas was awarded the “The best paper read at the UVEA session” for the paper entitled “Polymerase chain reaction of intraocular fluid for mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB)” at the 73rd Annual Conference of All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) held at New Delhi from 3rd to 8th February 2015.
Dr S.Ambika was awarded the “D. Athawale Award” for the paper entitled “Diffusion weighted imaging - A predictor of visual outcome in acute optic neuritis” at the 73rd Annual Conference of All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) held at New Delhi from 3rd to 8th February 2015.
Dr. Nishat Bansal received the E.T Selvam Award for Best Poster presented on “Peripheral Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy – A case series” at the 73rd Annual Conference of All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) held at New Delhi from 3rd to 8th February 2015.
Dr. S. Ambika received the Best Poster Award at the ICTRIMS-2015 Seminar held under the aegis of the Indian Academy of Neurology and the Madras Neuro Trust on the 14th and 15th of February 2015.
HONOURS & AWARDS
Dr.T S Surendran appointed as Consultant, Pediatric Ophthalmologist for USIS (United States of Information Services) Consulate staff children.
Dr. Muna Bhande & team written a Second Edition of “Atlas of Ophthalmic Ultrasound and Ultrasound Biomicroscopy” published by Jaypee Brothers.
Sankara Nethralaya - Elite School of Optometry (ESO) received the Limca National Record on 15.04.2014. ESO set a Limca record on World Sight Day - 8th October, 2012. The most number of vision screenings for 8,469 school children was conducted by ESO in 38 different schools between 8.30am to 4.30pm. The screening was done as a three-phased protocol including diagnosing refractive errors, prescription generation and diagnosis if eye ailments.
Dr. H. N. Madhavan recognized as the “PIONEER MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGIST IN INDIA” for the detection of infection agents in the clinical specimens by the Centre for Disease Control (CDC), Atlanta, USA.
Dr. J. Biswas received Dr. Narsing Rao Gold Medal in Uvea session at the All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) Conference held from 6th to 9th February 2014 for the paper presentation on “Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) of intraocular fluid for Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (MTB) in various types of choroiditis in a referral eye centre in India”.
Dr. S. Ambika received the Best Paper Award “Diffusion weighted imaging a predictor of visual outcome in acute optic neuritis” at the All India Ophthalmological Society Meeting held between 6th and 9th February 2014.
Dr. Rajiv Raman received the Silver Award for Best paper “Foveal slope measurements in subjects with high risk of age related macular degeneration at the All India Ophthalmological Society Meeting held between 6th and 9th February 2014.
Dr M. Y. S. Prasad (Distinguished Scientist & Director Satish Dhawan Space Centre, (SHAR) Sriharikota) inaugurated the Sri City Sankara Nethralaya on 14th April 2013, at Tada.
Ms. Selvi received the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Award for her thesis “In vitro Studies on the Mechanism of Glucose Lowering Effect of Amino Acids in CHO-K1 & Adipocytes cell lines and In vivo Studies on the Amelioration of Molecular Changes in Retina of Streptozotocin Induced Diabetic Sprague Dawley Rats” on 16th April 2013 at BITS, Pilani.
Dr. Tarun Sharma received the “Dr Sudha Sutaria Vitreoretinal Oration Award” at the Vidarbha Ophthalmic Society Meeting held on 6th & 7th April 2013 at Nagpur. He gave a presentation in ”Management of Diabetic Macular Edema”
Dr. R. Gayathri received the Prof. S. Krishnamoorthy Rao Award (Gold Modal) for her outstanding PhD thesis “Molecular technique to detect and identification of multi drug resistant tuberculosis” on 7th May 2013 at Sankara Nethralaya.
Ms. M. Sowmiya, received the Doctor of Philosophy Award for her PhD thesis “Standardization and Application of Molecular Techniques for the Detection of Drug Resistance Exhibited by Bacterial Pathogens Isolated from Ocular Clinical Specimens” on 10th May 2013 at BITS, Pilani.
Dr. Meenakshi received Dr Badrinath Medal of Honor for Excellence of Academic activities at the Tamil Nadu Ophthalmic Association (TNOA) Conference held from 9th to 11th- August 2013.
Ms. Jaisy Samuel received a travel grant of $1200 and waiver of registration fee for attending the International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma, (ISGEDR) Meeting at Ghent, Belgium from 22nd to 24th August, 2013
Mr. Y. Samson Moses received the “Doctor of Philosophy Award” for his PhD thesis “Application of Molecular methods in detection of mutation in UL23 gene of HSV and UL97 gene of Human Cytomegalovirus for drug resistance and evaluation of pp65” held on 18th September 2013 in “Tapovan” Chinmaya Heritage Center, Chennai.
Dr. S. S. Badrinath received the ‘Doyen of Madras’ award in recognition of his selfless service to the society from the Ambassador Group of Hotels, Chennai on 29th September 2013.
Ms. A. Shabna received the Swarnalatha Punshi Award for Best Research in Basic science for the year 2013.
Dr.J.Subbu Lakshmi, Ms. Karthikka, Ms. Suganya, Mr. Sanket, Ms. Mangalangi.U, Ms. Sudha , Ms. Vinithakumari, Ms. Sushma Kalmodia, Ms. Nithya, Mr. Gopinath, Ms. M. Vimalin Jeyalatha, Ms. A. Shabna and Mr. N. Murugan, Research Scientists received the Travel grant of Rs.10,000/- each for attending Asia ARVO Conference at New Delhi from 28th to 31th October 2013.
Dr. N. Soumittra, Mr. C. Sanket Dhirubhai , Mr. Sivasankar S, Ms. Vinitha Kumari, Ms. K.Sudha, Ms. Srilekha, received the Best paper Award in “Asia ARVO” Conference conducted at New Delhi 28th to 31th October 2013.
Dr J.Biswas, Mr. Gopinath, Mr. Anand Babu K, Dr. J. Subbulakshmi, Dr. J. Biswas, Ms. N. Srikrupa received the Best Poster Award in “Asia ARVO” Conference held at New Delhi 28th to 31th October 2013.
American Academy of Optometrists awarded Ms Jameel Rizwana Hussain “Fellow of the Academy” for her thesis tilted “Factors influencing visual acuity outcome in the amblyopic eye and fellow eye in unilateral amblyopia” & poster on “Near point of convergence assessed using accommodative target and penlight with red/green filter in normal subjects and in Convergence insufficiency”, on 26th October 2013, USA
Ms. Karthikka won the lucky draw in the ASIA ARVO Conference at New Delhi for FREE REGISTRATION for attending ARVO 2014 Conference at USA.
Ms. L. Dhanurekha, received the Young Woman Scientist Award in memory of Smt. Sreerangamma N. Narayan and Smt. Radhamani N. Anantha for the year 2013 at Sri. V.D. Swami Auditorium, Kamal Nayan Bajaj Research Centre on 6th November 2013.
Dr Sripriya Krishnamurthy received 2013 ACOIN award for Community Ophthalmology Program at the Association of Community Ophthalmologists of India meet held at Bhubaneswar from 9th to 10th November 2013.
Dr J.Biswas received “Dr Samir Kumar Biswas Memorial Oration Gold Model Award”, at the West Bengal Ophthalmological Society Meeting held at West Bengal on 21st November 2013.
Dr. K. Coral received B.S. Narasinga Rao Best Poster Award for “Association of Copper in human retina and choroid in Age Related Macular Degeneration” at the 82nd Annual Meeting of Society of Biological Chemists (India), 03rd December 2013, University of Hyderabad
NDTV celebrated turning 25 years in December 2013 by honouring 25 leading Indians who have reached the pinnacle in their respective field, contributed to the society and left an indelible mark on the sands of time. NDTV honoured our Chairman – Emeritus, Dr. S S Badrinath, with the title “Greatest Global Indian Living Legend” for his significant ‘Contribution to Medicine’. Our First Citizen of the Nation, Honourable President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, presented the awards at Rashtrapathi Bhavan, New Delhi on 14th December 2013.
Sankara Nethralaya received the “Best Single Specialty Hospital – Ophthalmology” at the very prestigious CNBC TV18's India Healthcare Awards presented by ICICI Lombard on 23rd December 2013 at New Delhi.
Dr. Subbulakshmi J received the International Travel Fellowship Award from Dept. of Science & Technology, for attending ARVO 2014 Conference at Florida, USA.
Dr. K. N. Sulochana received the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) International Fellowship Award of Rs.88, 900/- for the ARVO 2013 Conference held at USA in May 2013.
Dr. Angarkanni N awarded the travel grant of Rs. 60,000/- for the ARVO 2013 Conference at USA under DBT CTEP Travel scheme.
The book launch of the ‘Atlas of Imaging in Ophthalmology’ co-authored by Dr S. Ambika, Director, Neuro-Ophthalmology Department, Vision Research Foundation, Dr.Veena Noronha, Consultant Radiologist and Dr. Padmaja Minakshisundaram, Neuro-Ophthalmologist was held at the Sri VD.Swami Auditorium, Sankara Nethralaya on 8th January 2014. Dr G. Arjundas, Professor Emeritus, Madras Medical College, Chief Guest of the function and the other eminent Neuro- surgeons Dr Suresh Bapu, Dr. Balamurugan, Apollo Specialty Hospital, Chennai, Dr Siddharth Ghosh, Oncologist from Kharaghpur and Dr Smitha Vittal attended the function.
Dr. Rajeswari Mahadevan received the “IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year” award for the Asia Pacific Region Conference on 1st March 2014.
Dr Rajeswari was honored ‘Fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society’ for specialty in scleral lens fitting. The Scleral Lens Education Society specializes in imparting knowledge and training to Contact Lens Practitioners in the science and art of fitting sclera lenses for corneal transplants and Ocular Surface disorders.
THE FIFTH Patent Certificate granted to the patentee Vision Research Foundation by the Patent office Chennai, Government of India for an invention entitled “Method for simultaneous detection and discrimination of Bacterial, Fungal, Parasitic and Viral Infections of eye and central nervous system” Patent No.: US 8,465,951 B2 in accordance with the provisions of the Patents Act 1970. The inventors are Chintalagiri Mohan Rao, Ikunchala Sridhar Rao, Puppala Venkat Ramchander, H. N. Madhavan, Savitri Sharma, Gita Satpathy, Venkata Banda Ravi Kumar.
HONOURS & AWARDS
Dr. J Biswas was elected as a Member of American Uveitis Society on 5th May 2012.
Ms. Nithya received the Best Poster Award at the World Congress on Biotechnology Conference held at Hyderabad on 5th May 2012. Target specific delivery of Doxorubicin to retinoblastoma using EpCAM Aptamer
Dr Jaiachandran V V, received Best Free Paper Award for “A Novel way of teaching Orbital blocks- Eye POD (Practicing Orbital Device)” at World Congress of Ophthalmic Anesthesia – WCOA 2012, Turkey held on 24th & 25th May 2012.
Dr. J. Biswas was honored the Dr. R.H.P Sinha Gold Medal Oration Award in the 1st Joint Mid-Term Conference of Bihar and Jharkhand Ophthalmological Societies Conference on 3rd June, 2012 at Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad.
Ms. Sushma Kalmodia was awarded the International Travel Fellowship by the Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi, for attending Gordon Research Conference on Noble Metal Nanoparticles at South Hadley ,USA, from 17th to 22nd June 2012.
Dr. L Vijaya received “Paul Harris Fellow” award from Rotary club of Madras Fort & Rotary Club of Singapore at Sankara Eye Hospital, Chennai, on 20th July 2012.
Ms Rashima A received the ‘Ruby Banik Memorial Award’ of Vision Research Foundation for the Best Research in Clinical Sciences in Ophthalmology for the year 2011-12.
Ms. R. Selvi, received the Swarnalatha Punshi Award for Best Research in Basic Sciences for the year 2011 - 12.
Dr.J.Malathi received The Best Poster Award on “A study on an epidemic of acute keratoconjunctivitis in Chennai: Isolation of a variant human adenovirus identified based on phylogenetic analysis” at SRM Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, Chennai on 29th September 2012.
Dr. Pramod S Bhende received the Gold Medal for Excellence in Ophthalmology & Vitreoretinal surgeries at the 9th Annual Ophthalmic State Conference, Uttarkhand, from 26th to 28th October 2012.
Ms A. R. Rajalakshmi & Ms. A. Shabna received IERG-ARVO-IC-2012 Travel Fellowships to attend the ARVO IERG conference.
Dr. H. N. Madhavan received Prof. S. Subramanian Oration Award (2012) delivered a guest lecture on a topic entitled “Insights into the molecular virological methods” held on 9th and 10th November 2012 at CLRI, Chennai.
Dr.S.S.Badrinath received the “Sat Paul Mittal National Award” for rendering outstanding service to the humanity on 17.11.2012 at Ludhiana.
Dr. J. Subbulakshmi received the Best Poster Award for the poster presentation “Construction and validation of a trilayer model for human outer blood retinal barrier” at Society of Biological Chemists at Kolkata on 11th November 2012.
Mr. Anand Babu K received B.S. Narasinga Rao Best Poster award on “Does OxLDL, Homocysteine and Homocysteine thiolactone influence the PON expression in AMD?” at the Society of Biological Chemists Meet at Kolkata on 11th November 2012.
Dr. S. S. Badrinath received the Life Time Achievement Award 2012 at TiEcon, Chennai on 3rd December 2012.
Dr.T.S.Surendran received the “Excellence Award” for contributions to Strabismus at Strabismus Society of India Conference held at Rohtak on 1st December 2012.
Dr. S Meenakshi received “Excellence Award” for contributions to Strabismus at Strabismus Society of India Conference in Rohtak on 1st December 2012.
Dr. Sudha K Genesh elected as the President of Uveitis Society of India at 12th Annual Meeting of Uveitis Society of India at Bhubaneswar on 1st to 3rd December 2012.
Dr Jayachandran received “Dr KOP’S” award for conducting the Ophthalmic Forum at 60th Annual National Conference of Indian Society of Anesthesiologists, at Indore on 29th December 2012.
Dr. H. N. Madhavan and the team received the Dr. V. L. Dutt (Chairman, Chennai Willington Corporate Foundation) has personally gifted a high end Computer work station (compatible with Ion Torrent Machine to store and analyze the data generated using high end soft wares) in appreciation of the Research team of L & T Microbiology Research Centre’s contribution on the “MDR TB PROJECT” funded by Chennai Willington Corporate Foundation.
Dr Shikha Bassi received “S.D Athawale Award” for Best Paper presentation on “Optical Coherence Tomography in papilledema & pseudo papilledema with and without disc drusen” at AIOS 2013, Hyderabad, held between 17th and 20th January 2013.
Dr L Vijaya received ‘Healthcare Leadership’ award on behalf of Dr S S Badrinath for his dynamic leadership and significant role and critical contribution to the delivery of better patient care in India at the India Research and Innovation Science Meeting held at Mumbai, on 27th January 2013.
Mrs. Janani received the Best Paper Award on “Real time PCR and PCR based genotyping of Epstein-Barr virus in pediatric transplant recipients” at the 1st Annual Meeting of the Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists, Salem on 2nd February 2013
Dr.Bipasha P Mukherjee was inducted as the visiting volunteer faculty of Orbis organization as a specialist surgeon.
Dr. Subbulakshmi received the “Max Planck-India Fellowship”. It is jointly funded by Max Planck Society, Germany and DST, India (2013-2016).
HONOURS & AWARDS
Dr. S S Badrinath received the “Seva Rathna” Award from Srirangan Srimad Andavan Asramam on 10th April 2011. This award was presented in recognition of his relentless battle to eradicate blindness, his leadership and pioneering role in providing quality and affordable eye care and spearheading India-centric research in ophthalmology.
Dr. Tarun Sharma received the International Scholar Award 2011 from The American Academy of Ophthalmology, USA.
Dr S Bhaskaran received “Life-time Achievement Award” in medicine from the Tamil Nadu Dr M.G.R University, Chennai.
Dr T S Surendran was awarded as “The Best Doctor“ by The Tamil Nadu Dr M.G.R University Chennai.
Dr J Biswas was presented Dr R V Rajam Gold Medal award by The National Academy of Medical Sciences.
Dr. Shubhra Goel Co-authored Best Poster Presentation on Asthenopic Factors in Computer Users at the American Academy of Opthalmology, Florida, USA, 2011
Ms. M. Sowmiya, Junior Scientist, received the “VRF - IAMM Best paper award” for her research paper entitled “Prevalence of Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL) producing and integrons carrying Gram negative bacilli belonging to Enterobacteriaceae among Ocular isolates - A hospital based study” during the CME programme on “Ocular infections 2011” conducted on 23rd July 2011 organised by Department of Microbiology, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai as part of IAMM - TN & Pondicherry chapter meet.
Dr. V. Umashankar delivered an invited talk on “Genotype to phenotype analysis of SNPs” at IERG 2011 Conference held at Hyderabad from 29th to 31st July 2011.
Ms. M. K. Janani received the travel fellowship grant to attend the Indian Eye Research Group (IERG) meeting to be held at L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad from 29th July - 31st July 2011.
Dr. Angayarkanni received the Swarnalatha Punshi Award for the Best Research Paper in Basic Sciences on 5th September 2011.
Dr B Shantha received the ‘Ruby Banik Memorial Award’ of Vision Research Foundation for the best research in clinical sciences in ophthalmology for the year 2010-11.
Ms.S.Srilekha received Bangalore Genei Pvt. Ltd. Endowment award in September 2011.
Ms.S.Srilekha received the Best outgoing student award along with six other awards for her outstanding academics in the BITS MSMLT course, in September 2011.
Ms Rashima A received award for Best Paper in 10th Dr. E V Memorial Scientific Session Aug 2011.
Dr. KN Sulochana was awarded Prof Venugopal Manon Endowment Award by Annamalai University, Chidambaram in the year 2011.
Dr. Parveen Rewri, Clinical & Research fellow in glaucoma got the first prize in the free paper session at GSI 2011, Oct at Mumbai
Mr. Jagaveerapandiyan received the Best Poster Award, in Systems Biology at the, SBC(I) Conference held at CIMAP, Lucknow on 13th November 2011.
Dr. B. Mahalakshmi was awarded the Dr. S.R. Sengupta – Dr. A.M. Saoji Memorial Prize for the Best paper in Immunology 2011, for the paper titled “Evaluation of in house Fluorescent Antinuclear Antibody (FANA) test Using Hep-2 Cells And Commercial ELISA for the detection of Antinuclear Antibodies in Uveitis patients” presented (Oral Presentation) at the XXXV National conference of the IAMM held at Varanasi between 23rd and 26th November 2011.
Dr. H. N. Madhavan received the “Life time achievement award” for the year 2011 at the XXXV IAMM National Congress conducted at Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi in November 2011.
Dr.Vikas Khetan received the Travel & Best Paper Award on Anterior Chamber Invasion in RB at the APVRS Meet held at Hyderabad, from 1st to 3rd December 2011
Dr T S Surendran gave a Guest Lecture on “Strabismus overview and Interesting Cases” at the Twintech University, Malaysia on 14th December 2011.
Dr. H. N. Madhavan honored with “Dr. Habibullah Memorial Annual Oration Award” during the 8th Annual Conference of STEM - 2012 on Biotechnology - focusing on latest trend in Stem cells, Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering) held at Hyderabad from 31st January - 1st February 2012.
Dr. J. Biswas attended the AIOC conference at Cochin and received the Honorary Fellowship of All India Collegium of Ophthalmology award on 1st February 2012.
Dr. S S Badrinath was presented “Life Time Achievement Award” by All India Ophthalmological Society at Cochin on 2nd February 2012.
Dr L Vijaya received Platinum IJO Award for Best Paper published in IJO on “Outcome and cataract size in Chennai Glaucoma Study” at AIOS Conference, Cochin, on 2nd February 2012.
Dr Shikha Rajesh Bassi & Dr. Shweta S Agarwal received the Best Paper Award for “Optical Coherence Tomography in Papilledema and Pseudopapilledema with or without Optic disc drusen” & “The 8 year experience with MOOKP in India - Where do we stand?” respectively at the AIOS Conference held at Cochin on 4th February 2012.
Dr J Biswas received Honorary Fellowship of All India Ophthalmological Collegium at AIOS, Cochin, 2-Feb-2012.
Dr Akila Ramkumar V received the Best Paper & Poster Award for “Amblyogenic risk factors in children with CNLDO & Axenfeld rieger anomaly – A rare association with nanophthalmos” in FUSION 2012 held at Hyderabad from 12th to 14th February 2012.
Dr.Bipasha P Mukherjee co-authored the Best Paper presentation in the Pediatric Ophthalomology Session, Fusion, International Meeting – Pediatric Ophthalmology, Dacryology and Facial Aesthetics held at Hyderabad, 2012.
Dr. Shubhra Goel was the chief author of Best Video – “No scar ptosis surgery” in the Pediatric Ophthalomology Session, Fusion, International Meeting – Pediatric Ophthalmology, Dacryology and Facial Aesthetics held at Hyderabad, 2012.
Dr. J. Biswas received the “Bharath Jyoti” award from India International on 27th March 2.
HONOURS & AWARDS
Dr. S S Badrinath made key note address on “Meet success first” to the fresh entrepreneurs at the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, Chennai on 29th April 2010.
Dr. N. Angayarkanni received the “ICMR International Fellowship” under young biomedical scientist to spend 3 months at University of New Mexico, Alberquerque, USA from 18th Feb to 17th May 2010.
Dr. S S Badrinath was felicitated by the Rotary Club of Chennai Galaxy, Chennai, on 27th June 2010.
Dr. Lingam Gopal was elected as Member of Board of Studies in Research by the Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai.
The first Patent certificate for Vision Research Foundation granted to Vision Research Foundation by the Patent office Chennai, Government of India for an invention entitled “A Semi nested Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) For Rapid Detection And Specific Identification Of Mycobacterium fortuitum”. The inventors are Dr. K. Lily Therese, Ms. Jasmine Therese and Dr. H.N. Madhavan.
The second patent granted to Vision Research Foundation by the Patent office Chennai, Government of India, for an invention entitled “A Semi nested Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Method For Rapid Detection And Specific Identification Of Mycobacterium Chelonae”. The inventors are Dr. K. Lily Therese, Ms. Jasmine Therese and Dr. H.N. Madhavan.
Dr. J Biswas received the AIOS award for “Ophthalmic Tele Pathology Concept and Practice” at the 69th Annual Conference of All India Ophthalmological Society, Ahmedabad held between 3rd and 6th February 2011.
Limca Book of Records saluted Sankara Nethralaya for extraordinary skill in the field of eye care on 28th June 2010. We are proud to be a part of the Limca Book of Records Family.
A Monograph authored by Dr. H N Madhavan and Sowmya Parameswaran entitled “Human Cytomegalovirus: Molecular Methods for Diagnosis and study of strain variations” has been published by LAB LAMBERT Academic Publishers, United Kingdom.
The third Patent Certificate for Vision Research Foundation granted for an invention entitled “A method for Cultivating Cells derived from Corneal Limbal Tissue and Cultivation method using Mebiol gel (Thermoreversible polymer)” provided by Professor Y. Mori of Waseda University Tokyo, Japan” on 14th June 2010. Dr. H. N. Madhavan is the inventor of this patent.
Dr. Lingam Gopal was the Visiting Scholar of LV Prasad Eye Institute, Bhubaneswar from 28th June to 3rd July 2010.
Ms. R. Gayathri, Ms. M. Sowmiya, Ms. R.Gayathri and Ms. A V Saijyothi received the travel fellowship grant to attend the Indian Eye Research Group (IERG) meeting to be held at L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad from 31st July - 1st August 2010.
Dr. S S Badrinath was conferred the “Achiever’s Award” for his relentless pursuit in providing quality and affordable eye care to the people of India at the Loyola World Alumni Congress 2010, Chennai on 28th August 2010.
Dr. T S Surendran was elected as the President of Strabismological Society of India for the second term.
Dr. H N Madhavan received 4th Patent for the invention of “A multiplex Polymerase chain reaction for rapid detection and specific identification of Cytomegalovirus”. Dr. H. N. Madhavan is the inventor of this patent.
Dr. K. Coral presented a paper on “Role of homocysteine in vascular diseases” for Swarnalatha Punshi on 21.8.10, Awarded for her research paper for Swarnalatha Punshi at Sanakra Nethralaya.
Ms. M. Vimalin Jeyalatha received the Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. Immuno Diagnostic Division Endowment award (Clinical Immunology) during the Graduation ceremony held on 13th September 2010.
Ms. L. Dhanurekha received the Bangalore Genei Pvt. Ltd. Endowment award (Clinical Genetics) during the Graduation ceremony held on 13th September 2010
Dr. J Biswas received a Gold Medal for his Excellence in Ophthalmology at the Uttarakhand Ophthalmological Society Meet at Dehradun on 22nd October 2010.
Dr. Lingam Gopal received “Dr C Shekhar Grover Oration Award”-”Intricacies of Vitreoretinal Surgery” at the Uttrakand State Ophthalmological Society Meet held at Dehradun on 24th October 2010.
Dr. Lingam Goal received the Dr Alexander Gold Medal Oration Award for”Recent Advances in Retinopathy of Prematurity at the Kerala State Ophthalmic Society Meet, Kochi on 27th November 2010.
Dr. J Biswas was selected as a Member of the Editorial Board of the Peer Reviewed Indexed Journal on Ocular Immunology and Inflammation in November 2010.
Dr. Lingam Gopal received the “Hayreh Award – 1st Recipient of this Award”-”Management of Retinal Detachment Secondary to Coloboma of the Choroid” at the Annual Conference of Vitreoretinal Society of India held at Mysore from 2nd to 4th December 2010.
Dr. J Biswas received the Prestigious Fellowship of Indian College of Pathologist (FIC) at the 59th Annual Meeting of Indian Association of Pathologist and Microbiologist, Hyderabad held on 9th December 2010.
Ms. S. Vidhya received the B.S.Narasinga Rao Award for the Best Poster in the 79th SBCI meeting held at Bangalore from 13-15th Dec 2010
Dr. S S Badrinath was conferred Doctor of Science Honoris Causa Award by Missouri University, United States on 18th December 2010.
Dr. Rashmin Gandhi received the CNBC-TV 18’s India Healthcare Awards 2010 for Sankara Nethralaya – The Best Hospital in the country at the function held at Mumbai on 20th December 2010.
The fourth Patent Certificate granted to the patentee Vision Research Foundation by the Patent office Chennai, Government of India for an invention entitled “A multiplex Polymerase chain reaction for rapid detection and specific identification of Cytomegalovirus”. Dr. H. N. Madhavan is the inventor of this patent.
Sankara Nethralaya received LIC Awards by Zee TV “Honouring the Healing Hands-Sankara Nethralaya” - A Zee News Initiative.
Ms. R.Selvi received Travel Grant Fellowship for attending the Asia-ARVO Conference at Singapore Jan 2011.
Dr. L Vijaya received AIOS Platinum Award 2011 for the IJO Paper Published in 2010 – Outcomes of Surgery in Rural and Urban Population, Chennai Glaucoma Study at the 69th All India Ophthalmological Conference 2011 at Ahmedabadheld between 3rd – 5th February 2011.
Dr. S S Badrinath received the Public Service Excellence Award – 2010 from All India Management Association on 21st February 2011.
Dr. Subbulakshmi awarded with a 3 months fellowship from Japanese Society for promotion of Science, (JSPS fellowship) for learning live tissue imaging using 2-photon microscopy at the University of Hokkaido, Sapporo, Japan from 1st Dec to 28th Feb 2011.
Ms. S. Vidhya received Best Poster Award Runner up in the National Symposium at BITS, Pilani from 12th to 13th March 2011.
Ms. Iyer Gomathy Narayanan received the Best Poster Award Runner up at the National Symposium at BITS, Pilani from 12th to 13th March 2011.
Dr. S S Badrinath conferred Lifetime Achievement Award by M V Hospital for Diabetes on 13th March 2011.
Dr. J Biswas received the Prestigious APAO Achievement Award at the 26th Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress held at Sydney between 20th and 24th March 2011.
HONOURS & AWARDS
Dr. S S Badrinath made key note address on “Meet success first” to the fresh entrepreneurs at the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, Chennai on 29th April 2010.
Ms. H. Anusha, Senior Research fellow, won the“VRF - IAMM Best paper award” for her research paper entitled “Phylogenetic analysis of clinical Herpes Simplex Virus 1 isolates targeting 269 nucleotide region within glycoprotein G and 410 nucleotide region within glycoprotein I” in the TN IAMM Local Chapter Meeting on Hospital Acquired Infection at Madurai Medical College, Madurai (HAICON 2009).
The First Patent Certificate for Vision Research Foundation has been granted to the patentee Vision Research Foundation by the Patent office Chennai, Government of India for an invention entitled “A Seminested Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Method for Rapid Detection and Specific Identification of Mycobacterium fortuitum” on 29th May 2009. The inventors are Dr. K. Lily Therese, Ms. Jasmine Therese and Dr. H.N. Madhavan. This is the first patent received by scientists in Vision Research Foundation.
Dr. S S Badrinath received the “V Krishnamurthy Award” for Excellence by Centre for Organization Development, Hyderabad, on 4th July 2009.
Dr. L Vijaya received “Dr Samir Biswas Memorial Oration” by the Ophthalmological Society of West Bengal, Kolkata on 26 July 2009.
Dr Ian Sunadaraaj, was felicitated on World Anaesthesia Day conducted by Stanley Medical college, Chennai.
Special recognition award for M.Rajeswari at MRF on August 15th 2009.
Ms. S. Barathi, was awarded “Swarnalatha Punshi Award” for her paper presentation on “Free amino acid Glycine and Glutamic acid inhibit angiogenesis in Bovine Retinal Endothelial cells” on 3rd September 2009
Dr Jaichandran was awarded scholarship for the paper titled “Effect of lidocaine warming and alkalinization on injection pain, motor and sensory nerve blockade in peribulbar anesthesia for cataract surgery” presented as a Poster, in the 23rd Annual Ophthalmic Anesthesia Society held at Chicago, Illinois, United states, Sept 11-13, 2009.
Dr. K. Coral was awarded the Ph.D. Degree in the XXI Graduation ceremony (VIBS, BITS) on 12th Sep 2009
Dr. H. N Madhavan was presented with the International Medical Excellence Award by the former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, Mr. Korn Dabbaransi in at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, on October 8, 2009. Dr. Madhavan was also presented with a “Certificate of Medical Excellence.”
Dr. Lingam Gopal was Elected as Fellow, National Academy of Medical Sciences and Conferred at the 49th Annual Conference of National Academy of Medical Sciences, NAMSCON – 2009, Lucknow on 31st October 2009.
Dr Jagadeesh V was invited to give a guest lecture on “Ophthalmic Anaesthesia” to commemorate World Anaesthesia Day at Madras Medical College, Chennai, October 2009.
Ms. S. Barathi, received B.S. Narasinga Rao Award for a best poster presentation in 78th Annual meeting of Society of Biological Chemists(I) , at Pune on 30th October 2009
The Second Patent Certificate for Vision Research Foundation has been granted to the patentee Vision Research Foundation by the Patent office Chennai, Government of India for an invention entitled “A Seminested Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Method For Rapid Detection And Specific Identification Of Mycobacterium Chelonae” on 12th November 2009. The inventors are Dr. K. Lily Therese, Ms. Jasmine Therese and Dr. H.N. Madhavan.
Dr. S S Badrinath received the Life Time Achievement Award from Madras City Ophthalmological Association on 29th November 2009
Dr. S S Badrinath was the recipient of CNBC TV - 18 India Business Leader Awards at Durbar Hall, Taj Palace Hotel, S P Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi, on 3rd December 2009.
Dr Jagadeesh V was invited to moderate a Pediatric session at ISACON Conference at Chennai Trade Centre between Dec 26-29, 2009.
Dr. T S Surendran gave a lecture on “Awareness on Eye Diseases”, National University Hospital, Singapore on 7th January 2010
Dr. T S Surendran gave lecture on “EMR”, at Indian Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong on 8th January 2010
Dr. S S Badrinath received “Life Time Achievement Award”, by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Chennai, on 20th February 2010
Dr. T S Surendran gave lecture on strabismus at Shree Ganpathi Netralaya, Jalna on 27 February 2010
Dr. K. Lily Therese was one of the recipients of “30 Women Alumni Award”, for her contribution in “Molecular Microbiology”, By Madras University, 8 March 2010
Dr. Lingam Gopal elected as Member, Board of studies in Research, Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai.
Dr. Tarun Sharma received the International Ophthalmologist Education Award from American Academy of Ophthalmology, USA.
Dr.S.Sripriya has been recognized as a PhD guide in SASTRA University and BITS, Pilani.
Ms. E. Anuradha successfully completed the NABL training programme and she is now eligible as an internal auditor for NABL.
Dr.J.Madhavan completed Health Kids International Fellowship, Hospital for SickKids, Toronto. 2009-2010.
Ms.Dharanija Madhavan ICMR-junior research fellowship 2009-2010.
Ms.P. Ferdinamarie Sharmila has qualified the BITs PhD entrance examination
The doctoral degree was conferred upon Dr. G. Mamatha in the Convocation function, Ms.Dharanija Madhavan & Ms.N.N.Srikrupa has got their MS MLT graduation certificates.
Dr. J. Biswas received "Dr. P. Siva Reddy Oration Award from All India Ophthalmological society for the year 2009.
Dr. J. Biswas received AIOS – AWARD (GENERAL OPHTHALMOLOGY) Ophthalmic Telepathology: Concept and Practice-FP9-2010.
Dr. L Vijaya received Achievement Award 2009 from The American Academy of Ophthalmology, USA.
Dr. N. Angayarkanni selected for training in Animal model angiogenesis by “ICMR international fellowship” under young biomedical scientist to spend 3 months in Dr. Arup Das lab, University of New Mexico, Alberquerque USA from 18th Feb to 17th May 2010.
HONOURS & AWARDS
Sankara Nethralaya, the first eye hospital in the world, recognized as a Superbrand by the leading global company dealing with the area of brand recognition and bench marking.
Ms. Bharathi, Ms. Coral received the partial Travel Grant ARVO 2008, at Fort Lauderdale, USA on 30-31 April ‘08.
Dr Cheriyan Shane Mathew, DNB Student of Sankara Nethralaya has been awarded DNB Gold Medal for the year 2007.
Dr T S Surendran has been elected as one of the six founder members of the newly formed Asia Pacific Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmic Society (APSCOS) founded in the recently concluded WOC meeting in Hong Kong between 26th June to 2nd July 2008.
Dr Sripriya Krishnamoorthy was conferred “Dr K S Sanjivi Award 2008” by Confederation of Indian Organizations for Service and Advocacy (CIOSA) and Udhavum Ullangal, Mylapore, Chennai on 6th July 2008.
Dr S S Badrinath Received The Baroda Sun Life Time Achievement Award by Bank of Baroda Mumbai, on 20th July 2008
Mr. Y. Samson Moses, Senior Research Fellow received the Travel Fellowship at the IERG Meeting held at Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, on 26th & 27th July 2008.
Ms Vinita Kumari was granted Travel Fellowship at IERG Meeting held at Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, on 26th & 27th July 2008.
Dr. Nikhil S Choudhari received Ruby Banik Award, 2008.for the Best Research in Clinical Sciences on 30th August 2008.
Dr. J. Malathi received the “Swarnalatha Punshi” award for the best research paper from Basic Medical Sciences at a competition held on 30th August 2008.
Dr. B. Mahalakshmi got second prize for the “Best oral presentation” entitled “Nucleic Acid amplification techniques for detection and Genotyping of Toxoplasma gondii in Clinical specimens from Ocular Toxoplasmosis patients in a Tertiary Eye Hospital, Chennai” during the research meet for the inauguration of KBIRVO between 3rd–5th September 2008.
Ms. S. Barathi received Best Oral presentation Award presentation in Bajaj International Conference (KBIRVO) at Hotel Park Sheraton, Chennai on 5th Sept 2008.
Ms. R. Bagyalakshmi, received Ph.D degree on her thesis entitled “Role of nucleic acid based amplification technique in detection, characterisation and species level identification of fungi in clinical specimens and a study of in vitro sensitivity pattern of ocular fungal isolates” under the guidance of Dr. K. Lily Therese (Guide) from BITS, Pilani.
Ms. G. Shyamala, received Ph.D degree on her thesis entitled “Nucleic Acid based Amplification methods for the detection, Quantification and Characterization of Viruses in Clinical Specimen” under the guidance of Dr. H.N Madhavan (Guide) from BITS, Pilani.
Ms. B. Mahalakshmi, successfully defended her thesis entitled “Role of Nucleic acid based – molecular biological techniques and evaluation of serological methods in the laboratory diagnosis of ocular toxoplasmosis and genotyping of Toxoplasma gondii ” for Ph.D degree under the guidance of Dr. H.N Madhavan (Guide) from BITS, Pilani.
Ms. P. Sowmya successfully defended her Ph.D thesis entitled “Nucleic acid based molecular biological methods for quantitation and characterization of Human Cytomegalovirus in the clinical specimens from immunocompromized patients” during the Public Viva Voce examination held on 09th January 2009 at Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R University Chennai., under the guidance of Dr. H.N Madhavan (Guide) and Dr. K. Lily Therese (Co- Guide)
Ms. P. Deepa successfully defended her Ph.D thesis entitled “Role of nucleic acid based amplification tests in the detection and identification of mycobacterial infections and determination of sequence variation and rifampicin resistance among M. tuberculosis isolates” during the Public Viva Voce examination held on 12th December 2008 at Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R University Chennai., under the guidance of Dr. K. Lily Therese (Guide) and Dr. H.N Madhavan (Co- Guide).
Dr. J. Biswas received "Dr. P. Siva Reddy Oration Award” from All India Ophthalmological Society for the year 2009.
Dr J Biswas has been selected as “The Section Editor of Uvea Section” in Indian Journal of Ophthalmology.
Dr J Biswas has been selected to serve on the writing committee for consensus report on Ocular toxoplasmosis on AJO in the focus issue on Uveitis. This distinction to Dr Biswas is due to his rich contributions to ophthalmic literature over the past two decades. Sankara Nethralaya acknowledges his contributions to science.
Mr A P Irungovel has been selected as an editorial board member for Medical Sociology Online, a prestigious Journal.
Dr J Biswas was given the “Thrissur Academy of Ophthalmology Oration Award” at the Thrissur Academy of Ophthalmology CME Programme TACOPSIA-2008, Thrissur on 21st September 2008.
Dr. Sudha K Ganesh was elected as a Member of International Uveitis Study Group at the 7th International Symposium on Uveitis and International Uveitis Study Group (IUSG) Meeting, Constance, Germany, held between 8th and 12th September 2008. She presented a paper on Cataract surgery in uveitis
Dr. H N Madhavan was conferred Genomic Pioneer Award 2008 for his outstanding contribution to the field of Genomics at the HGM 2008 held at Hyderabad during 27th to 30th Sep’08.
Dr. S S Badrinath received Dr.K.V.Thiruvengadam Award for Health Care 2008-09 from the Former Governor of Orissa, Shri. M.M.Rajendran on 15th October 2008.
Dr. Lingam Gopal received the Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2008.
Dr. T S Surendran elected as the President of Strabismological Society of India, New Delhi on 18th October 2008.
Mr.S.Ve.Ramesh received the best paper award for individual scientific paper session in ASIA ARVO 2009 at Hyderabad on 15th – 18th January 2009
Ms. M. Sowmiya, Junior research fellow received the best oral presentation award entitled “Analysis of mutations in QRDR region of gyrase A gene of bacteria belonging to Enterobacteriaceae isolated from the ocular specimens by PCR based DNA sequencing” in the ASIA ARVO 2009 conference, held at Hyderabad from January 15th – 18th 2009.
Dr. B. Mahalakshmi received the Travel fellowship grant to attend “Asia Arvo 2009 Conference” held at Hyderabad from January 15th -18th 2009.
Ms. S. Barathi, awarded the Best Scientific Poster Award and First runner up Award for overall poster session in the ASIA- ARVO 2009 conference at Hyderabad held during 14th Jan to 18th Jan 2009.
Ms. K Coral and Ms. Barathi received the travel grant amounting to Rs. 10,000/- each in ASIA- ARVO 2009 conference at Hyderabad 14th Jan to 18th Jan 2009.
Mr. Mallikarjuna received Best Paper Award for his paper titled "Proteomic analysis of Retinoblastoma reveals potential markers involved in Tumor progression" in ASIA ARVO 2009 conference at Hyderabad 14th Jan to 18th Jan 2009.
Ms. Sasirekha Krishnan and Ms. Srilatha Jasty received Travel Fellowship Award in ASIA ARVO 2009 Conference at Hyderabad between 14th Jan to 18th Jan 2009.
Ms. R. Gayathri, Senior Research fellow received the Second best prize award for poster presentation entitled “Detection of viable Mycobacterium tuberculosis from sputum samples targeting 85 B gene by reverse transcriptase PCR” during the “National conference on Emerging trends in life sciences research” held at BITS Pilani from 3rd – 5th March 2009.
Dr. Prema Padmanabhan has been selected “For the Excellent Work Done in Ophthalmology” and will be presented Gold Medal - 2009 by The Indian Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society (IIRSI), India on July 11th & 12th at Taj Coromandel, Chennai.
Shri. Iravadham Mahadevan, Tamil Indian Epigraphist and Founder of Vidyasagar Institute of Bio-Medical Technology and Science, Vision Research Foundation, received “PADMASHREE” Award 2009.