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Dr Shadab receives best Poster Award in Canada

Friday September 16, 2011 06:39:42 PM, IANS

Aligarh: Dr. G. G. Hammad Ahmad Shadab, Asst. Professor, Section of Genetics, Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has been selected for the prestigious best poster award sponsored by Doerenkamp-Zbinden Foundation, Switzerland, in the “8th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences” held at Fairmont, Montreal, Canada. The prize carries a cash of CAN $1000.


The World Congress was hosted by the Canadian Council of Animal Care. Besides attending conference, Dr. Shadab also visited few molecular Biology Laboratories in Montreal University and discussed some collaborative research strategies with the scientists.

The World Congresses on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences are the longest running series of international scientific conferences dedicated to the 3Rs principle of replacement, reduction and refinement (3Rs) of animal use in research and safety testing. Since 1993, these conferences have been held every 2-3 years, and have attracted a large international group of stakeholders and leading experts interested in scientific approaches to the development and use of methods that replace, reduce, and/or refine animal-based laboratory methods. The next world congress will be held in Prague, Czech Republic in 2014.

Other awardees of the cash prize included Prof. Mohammad A. Akbarsha, Director and Chair, Mahatma Gandhi-Doerenkamp Center, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India, and Dr. Krishan K. Sharma, Professor and Head, Department of Zoology and Dean of Sciences, Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer.

About 900 scientists from all over the world participated in the world congress and 607 abstracts were submitted from 43 countries. All the abstracts have been published by an international journal ALTEX having impact factor 4.4.

Dr. Shadab’s Poster was on the “Outcomes of Efforts of Mahatma Gandhi-Doerenkamp Centre (MGDC), India to replace Animal Dissection in Life Science and Biomedical Science Education”. The other co-authors who significantly contributed to this poster include Md. Zeeshan, Faisal Kunnathodi and Mohammad A. Akbarsha of MGDC, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli 620 024, India.











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