The 5th BD Biosciences, India and The Cytometry Society Award was awarded to Reecha Shah, a research scholar from the lab of Dr Padma Shastry at National Centre for Cell Sciences, Pune, India.
The recipient won the award for her paper elucidating molecular mechanism of sodium valproate (VPA) potentiating the cytotoxic effects of anti-cancer drugs. The study provides new information on the possible utility of VPA, a commonly used anti-epileptic drug, in combination chemotherapy.
It was in 2009, that BD and The Cytometry Society instituted an award for Excellence in Flow Cytometry to recognize the creative use of flow cytometry as a tool to address problems in clinical research.
It includes a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh and a citation. This year 5th BD-TCS Award Function was held at Bhubaneshwar, Odisha.
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