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UIPS, PU professor honoured with APTI-Dr (Mrs) Manjushree Pal BEST PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENTIST AWARD

Professor Indu Pal Kaur, Professor of Pharmaceutics and Former Chairperson, University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), Panjab University was bestowed upon with the prestigious Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI) – Dr. (Mrs.) Manjushree Pal Memorial Award for the Best Pharmaceutical Scientist on 2nd September 2023 at PSIT, Kanpur, to recognise and celebrate her immense contribution of over three decades to Pharmaceutical Sciences. The award was presented by Chief Guest Mr Brajesh Pathak, Deputy CM, UP government and Dr Monty M Patel, President Pharmacy Council of India (PCI); along with Sh. Arun Kumar Pandey Senior Vice President, Alkem labs; APTI president, Dr. Milind Umekar during the 26th Annual National Convention APTICON 2023.

APTI is an association founded by the pioneers of Pharmacy education in India in 1966 by leading personalities like Prof. M. .L Schroff, Prof. G. P Srivastava and others, which have come a long way in creating better intercommunication and promotion of excellence in pharmacy education. Every year, the outstanding contributions of eminent pharmacists are recognized and conferred APTI Awards during the APTI Annual National/ International Convention and Indian Pharmaceutical Congress held every year.

Professor Kaur is a US-Fulbright fellow (2017-18) & has received National Intellectual Property Award 2021 & 2022 for Top Indian Individual for Patents Filing, Grant & Commercialization; World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Medal for Inventors (2023); Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India, OPPI 2018); Technology Awards (BIRAC Regional Innovation Centre (BRIC) 2019 & 2020, Grand Innovation Challenge by Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance (2021); Researcher of the Year award (2019 & 2022), by Sunpure Research Incubation centre.

Recently, US Embassy, USPTO also recognised Professor Kaur UIPS, for her I P value on the World IP Day by putting up a social media post describing the ‘Equation’ that makes her up including the Value Factors that went into her innovations.

Prof. Kaur has received funding for project and Beamtime Application at the ISIS facility – Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK, 2017; 2023. She has transferred four technologies developed in her lab to the Industry. She has been granted fifteen Indian and one US patent out of 31 filed patent applications. Prof. Kaur is consistently listed among 2% top cited global scientists in Pharmacy and Pharmacology category across the globe as per Stanford University, USA, since 2020. Her lab is highly funded and has several collaborations with scientists across the globe,



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