Announcement for Dr I.
C. CHOPRA MEMORIAL AWARD for the Years 2004
To commemorate the contributions of Dr. I. C. Chopra, Ex Head (1957-1964), Regional Research Laboratory, Jammu , a biennial “Dr. I. C. Chopra Memorial Award” in the area of Pharmacology was instituted through the kind generosity of Mrs. M. Chopra W/o Late. Dr. I. C. Chopra.
How to apply:
Applications on the prescribed format are invited for DR. I. C. CHOPRA MEMORIAL AWARD for the Years 2004 ( Cash award of Rs. 10,000 along with a medal and citation) from the Indian Nationals with proven contributions in the field of Drug development & General / Biochemical Pharmacology. Application form and other terms and conditions for the award can be obtained by writing to the Director, Regional Research Laboratory, Canal Road, Jammu Tawi-180 001. Last date for receiving filled in applications in all respects is February 28 , 2004 . Details of the Award and application format are also available on our websites http://herbalnet.org and http://rrljammu.org
Earlier recipients of this award:
2000 : Dr. C. K. Atal, Former Director, RRL, Jammu
2001 : Prof. Y. K. Gupta, Director, ITRC, Lucknow
2002 : Prof. (Mrs.) Manju Ray, Indian Association for Cultivation of Science, Kolkata
2003 : Prof. P. Ramarao , Director , NIPER, Mohali
PROFORMA FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATION
RESEARCH LABORATORY, JAMMU,
I.C. CHOPRA MEMORIAL AWARD
Name of the Applicant:
Date and place of Birth:
Present Position & official address:
Positions held earlier:
Details of any earlier award/s received :
give highlights of the work awarded)
i) Significant contributions made in the field of Drug Development
/ General / Biochemical Pharmacology ( 2000 words):
Summary of the most significant work in the area on which
award is being claimed ( 500 words):
|iii) Impact of the contributions ( not exceeding 75 words):
List of publications connected with concerned study: (
i) List of applicant’s most significant publications in
standard refereed journals only:
ii) List of papers presented in Conference/Symposium /
iii) List of the most outstanding Technical Reports/ Reviews:
List of patents taken , if any:
List of Technologies commercialized:
Details of books published (if any):
Any additional information of relevance :
of the Applicant
|Name & Designation
Forwarding note of Head of the Organization with Signature & date
Four copies of the nomination document are to be provided.
Terms & Conditions for the
REGIONAL RESEARCH LABORATORY, JAMMU
I. C. CHOPRA MEMORIAL AWARD for the Year 2001
commemorate the contributions of Dr. I. C. Chopra, Ex Head (1957-1964),
Regional Research Laboratory, Jammu, an annual "Dr. I.
C. Chopra Memorial Award" in the area of Drug Development
and General / Biochemical Pharmacology was instituted through
the kind generosity of Mrs. M. Chopra W/o Late. Dr. I. C. Chopra.
Following are the guidelines for the selection of the awardee:
- This award is given every year to a deserving scientist with proven contributions in the area of Drug development & General / Biochemical Pharmacology.
- Both, presently employed scientists and those who have retired from the regular service from all over India are eligible for applying for the award on a prescribed proforma (copy enclosed).
- Advisory Committee duly constituted by Director, RRL, Jammu comprising eminent experts from the field would make selection from the applications received.
- Award would consist of a citation signed by the Director, RRL, Jammu , a cash award of Rs. 10,000 (Rupees Ten thousand only) and a medal.
- The award is given for the outstanding contribution made by the scientist based on the work done exclusively in India .
- This award will be presented on 26 th September 2005 on the occasion of CSIR Foundation Day celebrations at RRL, Jammu .
- After the selection, the awardee would make a presentation on his outstanding contributions in the field.
- Once selected and awarded the same work shall not be accepted for consideration for subsequent awards.
of the earlier Dr. I. C. Chopra Memorial Awards
Winner of the fourth Dr. I. C. Chopra Memorial Award
for the year 2003
Prof. P. Ramarao
of the third Dr. I. C. Chopra Memorial Award for the year 2002
Department of Biological Chemistry
Indian Association for Cultivation of Science
For his noteworthy discovery of pathways and developing lead
molecules for cancer therapy
of the second Dr. I. C. Chopra Memorial Award for the year 2001
Y. K. Gupta
Formerly Professor, Department of Pharmacology, A.I.I.M.S, New
Presently Director, Industrial Toxicology Research Centre, Lucknow
For his extensive & excellent contributions in the area
of neuropharmacology with particular reference to neurodegenerative
disorders like emesis, epilepsy and alzheimer's disease
Winner of the
first Dr. I. C. Chopra Memorial Award for the year 2000
Dr. C. K. Atal
for his noteworthy achievements in the field of plant based
drugs particularly the development of a natural non-steroidal
drug "Sallaki" for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
and for his endeavor to introduce it in the market has been
selected for the Dr. I. C. Chopra, Memorial Award for the year
2000. The award will be given to him by Hon’ble Minister for
HRD and Science & Technology Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi on
the occasion of 59th CSIR Foundation Day celebrations
at New Delhi.
Brief Biodata of
Dr. C.K. Atal is as under:
Dr. C.K. Atal’s
education and training in India included B. Pharm from Medical
College Amritsar, followed by M. Pharm. degree in Pharmacology
from Punjab University, Amritsar ( Later Chandhigarh ). Later
as J.N. Tata Endowment fellow he did his Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy
and Phytochemistry under Professor Arthur E. Schwarting, from
University of Connecticut (USA).
After this Dr.
Atal worked as Chairman (Assoc. Professor) of the Department
of Biosciences at Omaha, Nebraska ( USA).
to India, in 1959 he was appointed head of Pharmacognosy and
Phytochemistry, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Panjab
University, Chandigarh. Later in 1964 he shifted to Regional
Research Laboratory, Jammu as Assistant Director and became
Director of this premier Institute in 1971.
In 1985, Dr. Atal
joined UNIDO ( Vienna) as Chief Technical advisor and worked
in Vietnam. He was also Honorary Professor of Chemistry in the
University of Jammu, Jammu.
There are more
than 400 publications in international journals to the credit
of Dr. Atal. He has produced large number of Ph.D’s.
Some of the significant
leads and path breaking results produced by Dr. C. K. Atal and
his team members, which have been recognized by Pharmacologists
worldwide are as under :
- His pioneering work on piperine
has opened new vistas in the field of drug bioavailability.
- Discovery of Immunomodulators
from plant sources from ‘Rasayanas’.
- Work on vasicine, vasicinone
and its anologues exhibiting Bronchodilatory, uterotoxic-oxytoxic
of a plant based drug "Sallaki" for the treatment
of rheumatoid arthritis and to introduce it in the market
as a natural nonsteroidal drug .
- Development of Hepatoprotective
agents and formulations.
Awards bagged by RRL, Jammu
Jammu bags CSIR Technology Award - 2001 for the production of
Gluconate salts using Fermentation Technology
G.N.Qazi, Director RRL recieving the award from Mr. Bachi
Singh Rawat Hon'able Minister of state for science &
technology on 26th sept. 2001 on the occassion of CSIR Foundation
eco-friendly, highly low energy consuming and highly competitive
fermentation process involves the use of a strain of Aspergillus
niger developed at RRL Jammu which has a capacity to convert
glucose to gluconates with a productivity of 5-6 kg Kl h under
certain specifically defined physico-chemical conditions. The
process has been developed at 500 fermentor scale (400 L working
volume, 75 kg product) and validated at 43 bioreactor.
have several established pharmaceutical and other industrial
applications. As calcium, ferrous, copper and zinc salts these
find use for oral and or injectable metal ion supplement for
humans as well as animals. Sodium gluconate being an excellent
metal sequestrant finds application as metal or bottle cleaning
agent. For its ability to slow the process of polymerisation
of cement at highly reduced moisture conditions, very large
quantity of sodium gluconate is used as an additive by cement
industry in Europe and Japan.
main advantages of the present process are:
- The fungal
strain of Aspergillus niger selected is a GRAS organism, highly
stable under vegetative state and tolerate high concentration
of lonic salts.
and indigenous technology wherein chemically defined synthetic
medium is used for fermentation.
- The product
thus isolated directly from fermentation broth is of ISP/USP
- No byproduct
or harmful effluent is generated in the process
short fermentation batch cycle(24-26 hrs) for clacium -D-gluconate
150-180gl product makes the process very attractive for strategic
- A batch
once seeded may be operated for scores of batches with 10%
of the broth retention as seed culture for the subsequent
-D-gulconate can also be produced by the fermentation process
using the above fungal strain for the preparation of other
salts like Zinc, Copper, Ferrous, Magnesium, Manganese.(Indian
Patent application: NF 248/99; field June 1999).
- The process
is economically attractive and viable at 1500 TPA with fermentation
batch of 30 m ata total investment of about Rs. 1 Crore with
annual returnsof 30-35%
on RRL technology a production plant for Calcium -D-gluconate
at batch capacity of 1500 TPA has been set up by M/s Pratishta
Industries Ltd. Secundrabad (A.P.)
Horticulture Board Award
bagged cash award from National Horticulture Board, Government
of India, Jammu, for the development and effective transfer
of technology of geraniol rich variety of Cymbopogon nardus
var. confertiflorus Code named as RRL-CN-5.
Industrial Research Award
Audyogik Samshodhan Vikas Kendra, Mumbai conferred VASVIK Industrial
Research Award for the year 2000 to Dr. G. N. Qazi, Director
for his contributions in the area of fermentation technology.
Industrial Invention Award
has bagged Best Invention 2nd Prize for its technology entitled,"
Fermentation Technology for the production of various Gluconate
salts" during 64th All India Industrial Exhibition organised
by The Exhibition Society of India, held from 1-15th January,
2004 at Hyderabad.