BioFactors Young Investigator Award


  • If the manuscript is a Research Communication and the first author is a Ph.D. candidate or a Post-Doc no more than 3 years after the Ph.D., he or she is eligible to compete for the Wiley-Blackwell IUBMB Life Young Investigator Award.
  • This $1000 prize will be awarded annually. Research Communications submitted on or before June 1, 2017 will be eligible for the 2017 Award.

2016 Winner

Richa Rathod

Beneficial Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acid and Vitamin B12 Supplementation on Brain Docosahexaenoic Acid, Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor and Cognitive Performance in the Second Generation Wistar Rats

Richa Rathod is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Nutritional Medicine, Interactive Research School for Health Affairs, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune, India. She has received fellowship from Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, India to pursue Ph.D under the guidance of Dr. Sadhana Joshi, Prof. and Head of the Department of Nutritional Medicine. Richa is keenly interested in studying the effect of maternal nutrition on mental health and cognitive function in the offspring. As part of her thesis work, she has been studying the multigenerational effects of vitamin B12 and omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on brain development in a rat model. In this study, she has assessed the cognitive performance of animals, analyzed molecular and biochemical markers from the brain tissue. Richa has published several research papers (6 as first author; 4 as co-author) in international journals. She has also presented her work in a number of International and National conferences and has been awarded the "Best Presentation Award" at one of the international conference held at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She is a member of Nutrition Society of India and Indian Academy of Neurosciences.

 

Past Recipients

2015: Shilpa Thakur for “Regulation at multiple levels controls the expression of folate transporters in liver cells in conditions of ethanol exposure and folate deficiency

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Angelo Azzi

Weizmann Institute of Science

BIOF Young Investigator Award

Richa Rathod

On behalf of the IUBMB, BioFactors and Wiley, it is with great pleasure and honor that we announce Richa Rathod as the recipient of the 2016 BioFactors - Wiley Young Investigator Award for her article, Beneficial Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acid and Vitamin B12 Supplementation on Brain Docosahexaenoic Acid, Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor and Cognitive Performance in the Second Generation Wistar Rats.

More on Richa Rathod and the Award here.