SMVDU Katra, 10th Oct. 2018. The students of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University never miss a chance to bring laurels to the institution. Until recently, research students, namely Ms. Ruchi Shah and Ms. Sonali Verma grabbed the silver and bronze medals respectively under the prestigious ‘Atal Vani Puraskar’. Ms. Shah, also a DST woman scientist (WoS-A), received this award for her work on esophageal carcinoma, reported her guide, Dr. Swarkar Sharma, whereas Prof. V. Verma & Dr. Rakesh Thusoo were full of praise for their researcher, Ms. Sonali Verma. Further, the researchers showcased their works through poster and paper presentations in ‘Atal Protsahan Satra’ in two-day International Cancer Conference “Crab-e-Con, IV”, organized by LBNROH in collaboration with NZAROI and Maharishi Dayanand Hospital, Jammu. In poster presentation, Mr. Gh. Rasool Bhat, Ms. Vaishali and Mr. Akash bagged all top three medals respectively, reported their mentor, Dr. Thusoo. Notably, the Genetics group of SMVDU is a leading, research oriented group, working assiduously for elucidation of genetic landscape of fatal diseases, including Cancer in J&K. Dr Deepak Abrol, a top-notch oncologist and the convener of the workshop, congratulated the awardees. The research students and their supervisors showed their gratitude to Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Vice-Chancellor, for providing excellent research facilities in the School of Biotechnology.