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PAU Zoologist Dr Devinder Kaur Kocher granted ad-hoc Research Project worth 25 lakh

Ludhiana, May 5 2022 (Yes Punjab News)
Dr Devinder Kaur Kocher, Professor, Department of Zoology, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), has been awarded a competitive ad-hoc research project worth Rs 25 lakh, as Principal Investigator (PI) by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India under the DST SERB-POWER grant.

The title of the project is “Evaluation of yeast-encapsulated essential oil based biolarvicide formulation(s) for management of Aedes aegypti mosquito.” Dr GS Kocher, Principal Microbiologist and Head, Department of Microbiology, is the Co-PI of this project.

The PI of the project Dr DK Kocher is already conducting a research on the non-chemical and eco-safe methods for the control of mosquito larvae and she was also granted a DST sponsored project on the biological control of mosquitoes in 2013.

Dr Neena Singla, Principal Zoologist (Rodents) and Head, Department of Zoology, congratulated Dr Kocher for getting this prestigious project. Work is going on in Zoology Department on various other important aspects including rodent control, bird management and impact of environmental pollution on animal and human health, she added.

Dr Shammi Kapoor, Registrar-cum-Dean, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities; Dr AS Dhatt, Director of Research and Dr TS Riar, Additional Director Communication, PAU congratulated Dr Kocher for this achievement and wished her all success in her future endeavours.

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