Namita Soni and Soam Prakash are conferred with Ronald Ross Award-2014 in Vector Control Biotechnology
21 April, 2015, India, USA NEWS CORPNamita Soni and Soam Prakash are one of Vector Control Biotechnology's leading celebrity, known for leadership skills and breakthrough research potential. Namita Soni and Soam Prakash starred in Vector Control Biotechnology. Namita Soni and Soam Prakash made International news headlines while IASR announced them among World’s 500 Most Influential Biotechnologists for Year 2014 on Earth. Namita Soni and Soam Prakash earned Ronald Ross Award-2014 in Vector Control Biotechnology.
Dr. Namita Soni has obtained her Ph. D. degree from Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Dayalbagh, Agra, India, in 2012, in Zoology on the topic entitled “Study on the selected fungal metabolites in Laboratory against mosquito larvae with reference to nanoparticles”. She has been conferred as Fellow, Directorate of Vector Control Biotechnology, IASR. She has also worked as Project Fellow in UGC Major Research Project on the Topic of “Fungi and their metabolites testing for biolarvicides and bioadulticides for mosquitoes”. She has published 13 research papers in International Journals. Now she has been selected for DST Fast Track Young Scientist from the University of Delhi, New Delhi, India.
Prof. Soam Prakash Joined erstwhile REI degree College in 1978 as Instructer, Lecturer in 1989, Senior Lecturer in 1994 Reader in 1999, Associate Professor in 2009 and Professor in 2010-onwards. His Subjects of Interest are Helminthology, Parasitology, Microbiology, Ecology, Environmental Parasitology, Environmental Parasitology, Immunology, Microbiology, Advances in Parasitology, Advance Tech. Molecular Parasitology, Ph. D’s in Vector Control Biotechnology and Molecular Parasitology, Nanobiotechnology, Molecular Parasitology and Microbiology. He has supervised 6 Ph.Ds, 24 M.Phil, 66 M.Sc dissertations. 8 Major projects awarded from DST, UGC, AICTE worth 1 crore sanctioned by him. He has expert Panel-DST, New Delhi for Animal Sciences and Zoology, ICGEB, JNU, CDRI etc. and reviewing of International Journal-28 (American journal of Microbiology, American Journal of Nanotechnology, Parasitology Reearch, Indian Journal of Microbiology, Parasitology International, Current Science etc. Fellowship-Academy of Zoology, Fellow of National Environmental Science Academy. Membership-Life member, National Academy of Science, Allahabad,India,American Mosquito Control Association, Indian Society of Parasitology. Golden Man of the Year” Award by the International Success Awareness Society, New Delhi India, 2005. at New Delhi., Vijay Ratan” Year Award by the India International Friendship Society, New Delhi, 2005 at Cannought Hotel New Delhi after acknowledging his service in Science as well as in Society., Scientist of the Year Award for 2006 by National Environmental Science Academy, Best Teacher Award at I.I.SC. Bangalore in 1994 in orientation programme 1986- best research paper presented in NESA in 1986 in a National convention, Best Paper presentation Award –NSA -1984.
Namita Soni and Soam Prakash from India made a historical victory over the international competition and won Ronald Ross Award-2014 in Vector Control Biotechnology. Their research was highlighted in international media and gathered a large worldwide attention in scientific circles while it appeared in world's most read journal 'Journal of Parasitology'. In their report on Different geometrical AgNPs for vector control and their added value of antibacterial activity they mention that Mosquitoes are the vector of many diseases. It is now essential to control mosquito population so that people can be protected from mosquito borne diseases. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have been synthesized by using the aqueous extract of leaf and bark of Ficus religiosa. We have also investigated the efficacy of synthesized AgNPs against the Culex quinquefasciatus filariasis, Anopheles stephensi malaria vector and were tested for the antibacterial effect against the gram positive bacteria Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus thuringiensis. The results were recorded by using the UV-visible spectrophotometry and the geometries of AgNPs were obtained by Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). The efficacy test was performed at different concentrations for period of different lengths by using the probit analysis. The synthesized AgNPs were of different geometries and size. The first instar larvae of Cx. quinquefasciatus have shown the 100% mortality within 15 min. The pupae of Cx. quinquefasciatus against the AgNPs synthesized by using the aqueous extract of leaves of F. religiosa (LC50 15, LC90 90, LC99 110 ppm) after 3 h and for the adults (LC50 0.12, LC90 0.99, LC99 2.83 µL/cm2) after 1:15 min. The zone of inhibition occurred at the concentration level of 50 µl. We can conclude here, that different geometrical AgNPs would be a strategy for developing a Nano biomaterial for vector control and their added value of antibacterial activity. Under their leadership the research area is surely likely to expand beyond the horizons. It will be worthy to explore the further potential under their legacy. Namita Soni and Soam Prakash as valuable intellectuals for the India offer exclusive opportunities for scholars around the world. One of the most attractive weightage for India is to have the awardees for promotion of the concerned scientific discipline for the benefit of its civilians. Thus India which has excellent track record to produce brain storming intellectuals, has offered a new extension in terms of Namita Soni and Soam Prakash to world.
Authors conclude that, the silver nano spherical, rod, trianular and cube could be successfully synthesized by using the aqueous extract of leaves and bark of Ficus religiosa (Peepal tree). These silver nanoparticles have been tested as larvicides, pupicides and adulticides Cx. quinquefasciatus filariasis vector and An. stephensi malaria vector. Significantly, these synthesized AgNPs tested their antibacterial activity against the gram positive bacteria B. suntilis and B. thuringiensis. The results indicate distinctively that the synthesis of silver Nano spherical, Nano rod, Nano triangle and Nano cube could be suitable for developing a biological agent as larvicides for controlling disease carrying mosquito vector control. The antibacterial activity occurred due to the penetration of the silver nanoparticles into the cell walls, reducing the function of the micro-organisms.
Nano biomaterial by F. religiosa. Efficacy against Cx. quinquefasciatus and An. stephensi. Antibacterial activity against gram positive bacteria.
This study deals with the laboratory efficacy testing of silver nanoparticles synthesized using the Ficus religiosa medicinal plant against the mosquito of Anopheles stephensi and Culex quinquefasciatus. The limitation of study is in laboratory evaluation of above mentioned activities.
It is recommended that these silver nanoparticles would be helpful to control mosquito population.
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