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Research fellows win accolades at BITS symposium

The Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences (BITS) conducted a national symposium entitled ’Contemporary Trends in Biological and Pharmaceutical Research’ from March 12 – 13, 2011 at its premises in Pilani.
A total of 100 posters and 10 oral presentations in the field of biology and pharmacy were presented at the two-day symposium.
Ms. Vidhya S, senior [...]

An eye-opening journey

The 2010 graduating class of Optometry students from the International University College of Technology Twintech (IUCTT), Malaysia had the experience of a lifetime when they were posted to India for a two-week internship at Sankara Nethralaya. Sujata Tan and Paulvinne Tan recount the experience.
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WHONET workshop on antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the most important challenges in the fight against infectious diseases as drug resistance hinders effective application of modern technologies, Dr. Rajesh Bhatia, Regional Adviser, SEARO/WHO, said at the inauguration of a WHONET workshop at Sankara Nethralaya.
The five-day workshop on “Laboratory based surveillance of antimicrobial resistance,” was inaugurated at Sankara Nethralaya [...]

Lifetime Achievement award for Dr. Badrinath

Chairman Emeritus Dr. SS Badrinath was presented with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by Governor Surjit Singh Barnala in recognition of his pioneering work in ophthalmology. The award was presented at the Prof. M. Viswanathan Gold Medal Oration 2010 under the aegis of the MV Hospital for Diabetes held in Chennai on March 13, 2011.
“Non-communicable diseases [...]

Dr. Alim Memorial Oration Award for Dr. Biswas

Dr. Jyotirmay Biswas, Director, uveitis and ocular pathology, Sankara Nethralaya, was awarded the “Dr. Alim Memorial Oration Award 2011” at the 10th biennial conference of the SAARC Academy of Ophthalmology and the 38th Annual National Conference of the Ophthalmological Society of Bangladesh (OSB) held at Dhaka from March 5-8, 2011.  Dr. Biswas delivered a talk [...]

Remembering & honoring friends of Sankara Nethralaya

An old lady donating her savings to a cause rather than to the temple at Tirupathi; the numeorus benefit concerts rendered by the legendary MS Subbulakshmi in aid of Sankara Nethralaya; a bereaved father setting up an institute at Sankara Nethralaya in memory of his son … these and many more acts of generosity that [...]

WHONET training programme at Sankara Nethralaya

The World Health Organisation (WHO) office for South East Asian Region Organization (SEARO) has identified the L&T Microbiology Research Centre, Vision Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya to conduct the WHONET training programme for five days (21-25 March 2011) for 20 participants (Middle level Microbiologists) from SEARO countries.
WHONET is an information system developed to support WHO’s goal [...]