SPBB-Springer Lifetime Achievement Awards:

SPBB-Springer Lifetime Achievement Awards to the renowned scientists/researchers for their outstanding contributions in the areas of Education, Science Adoption and Popularisation, Research and Teaching, Translational Research (Biochemistry & Biotechnology). Till date following four SPBB-Springer Life Time Achievements Awards were conferred:

Previous recipients:


Prof. S. L. Mehta
Former DDG (Education) and Former VC-MPUAT, Udaipur

Science Adoption and Popularisation

Dr. Suresh O. Agrawal
Beej Sheetal India Pvt. Ltd

Research and Teaching

Prof. J. P. Khurana
Former Head and Professor, Dept. of Plant Molecular Biology, DUSC, New Delhi

Translational Research

Dr. Surinder K. Tikoo
Co-founder & Director, Tierra Seed Science Pvt Ltd.

SPBB-Springer Young Scientist Award :

SPBB-Springer Young Scientist Award to the young scientists/students (Ph.D.)/researchers in the field of Plant Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, and Life Sciences.

Theme Areas

  • Metabolic Pathway Engineering
  • Advanced Molecular Tools for Crop Improvement: Genomics and Genome Editing
  • Abiotic and Biotic Stress Tolerance
  • Plant Nutrition & Food Quality Enhancement
  • Millets as Nutraceuticals
  • Advances in Legumes & Oilseed Research
  • Functional Genomics and Regulatory Biology
  • Microbiome & Nanotechnology for Health

Depending on the number and/or quality of Abstracts submitted for the SPBB-Springer Young Scientist Award (under different theme areas), top 15 participantswill be called for making presentations in theme areas during the IBBACI 2023.

Maximum number of awards: 05

Guidelines for Young Scientist Awards:

  • Age limit: up to 35 years
  • Qualification: Ph.D. (Ph.D. students must have completed >3 years since their registration) in the fields of Plant Biochemistry/Biotechnology.
  • Candidates for the SPBB-Springer Young Scientist Award might be called for competitive (oral) presentations based on the assessment of Abstracts submitted by the eligible participants opting SPBB-Springer Young Scientist Award.
  • The candidate must have 2 or more Research papers published in reputed journals. A list of research papers alongwith Impact factor or NAAS rating must be uploaded as per the given template.
  • The Abstract must be concise (including introduction, objective of the study, results & discussion), clearly written using good English, not exceeding 300 words, and prepared using the template provided. No Figure/Table will be allowed in the abstract.
  • The shortlisted candidate(s) will have to make an oral presentation(s) of the work within the allotted time (8 min) period, followed by an interactive session (2 min) with audience/evaluation committee.
  • Applicant must register for any one of the relevant Technical Sessions of the IBBACI 2023 Conference.
  • The awards shall be presented during the IBBACI 2023 Conference.
  • No TA/DA will be provided to appear for the award presentation.
  • Other terms and condition, at the discretion of the Organising Committee of the IBBACI 2023 Conference, will be informed timely.

Components of the Award

  • A memento to the award winner
  • A merit certificate,
  • Token amount will be decided by the SPBB,
  • Literature voucher of EURO 250 by Springer Nature India Pvt. Ltd.