The India Post, Chandigarh, 19th December, 2008 :Mr Suresh Thareja, Ph.D. research scholar at the University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab University bagged Best Paper Award at the 60th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress (IPC) held at New Delhi from December 12-14, 2008.The paper is related to the new strategy for the management of diabetes and may prove to be a milestone in the future development of drugs for the diabetic complications.
Co-authors of the paper entitled, “Self-Organizing Molecular Field Analysis on a Series of Aldose Reductase Inhibitors: 5-Arylidine-2, 4-thiazolidinedione”, are Professor T. R. Bhardwaj, Dr Manoj Kumar and Mr Saurabh Aggarwal. The paper was declared the best among 244 papers presented by researchers from various institution and universities in Medicinal Chemistry section. The Award, Trophy and a Certificate, was given by Dr M. Venkateshwarlu, President 60th IPC (former Drugs Controller General of India ).
Mr. Suresh Thareja and Mr Saurabh Aggarwal are currently pursuing their Ph.D. under the supervision of Professor T. R. Bhardwaj and Dr Manoj Kumar at the University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences. This is fifth Best Paper award which Professor T. R. Bhardwaj’s research group has bagged during the last three years at national level. (Photograph attached)