Three women researchers from Nitte University will be visiting the University of Miyazaki, Japan during the period 3rd – 12th July, 2017 under the program on “Women Empowerment for Science & Society – Role of Japan support system to encourage women researchers”. This is part of the effort by Japan Science and Technology Agency to promote Scientific and Cultural exchange and is entirely funded under the framework of Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science (SAKURA SCIENCE PROGRAM), which aims at enhancing exchange of the youths between Asian countries and Japan. Nitte University has bagged this prestigious SAKURA Exchange Program for the third consecutive year based on the project proposal submitted by Dr. Radha Madhyastha, faculty of Medicine and Physiology, University of Miyazaki, Japan for continued collaboration with Nitte University. Ms. Sharmila Poonacha is working under the guidance of Prof. Satheesh Bhandary, Dean K.S. Hegde Medical Academy. Ms. Rajeshwari is being guided for PhD by Dr. Krishna Kumar, NUCSER and Ms. Juliet has completed her research with Prof. Indrani Karunasagar, Director, Nitte University Centre for Science Education and Research. It is expected that the researchers will benefit from the visit through discussions with other scientists in Miyazaki University.
Sitting (L-R) Prof. Dr. Anirban Chakraborty, Coordinator, NUCSER; Prof. Dr. J.P. Shetty, Registrar, KSHEMA Prof. Dr. S. Ramananda Shetty, Vice-Chancellor, NU; Prof. Dr. Satheesh Kumar Bhandary, Dean, KSHEMA Prof. M.S. Moodithaya, Registrar, NU; Prof. Dr. Indrani Karunasagar, Director (R&D), NU
Standing (L-R) Ms. Sharmila, Ms. Juliet MohanRaj, Ms. Rajeshwari Vittal, Researchers, NU