14-SEP-2015: Dr M U Naeem, a young scientist associated with Aligarh Muslim University's Department of Science and Technology (DST) in the Department of Botany through his research paper presented at the 63rd International Congress and Annual Meeting of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research held at Budapest in Hungary has shown the world that eradication of malaria will soon take place.
Presenting a paper on Artemisia, an important medical plant, bearing a drug "artemisinin" used for curing malaria; Dr Naeem explained better techniques of increasing artemisinin in the plant. The increased drug production will eventually lead to a worldwide control on malaria.
His research was appreciated and applauded by over 600 delegates and scientists from different countries attending the conference.
After giving a plenary address on his research paper, Dr Naeem took part in the other event at the conference, which included attending lectures of natural product research by eminent scientists participating in the event, poster presentations and other parallel sessions.
Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), New Delhi and Centre sponsored Dr Naeem's visit to Budapest, Hungary for International Co-operation in Science (CICS), Chennai.
The conference further had workshops, various forums for young researchers and in-depth discussions of regulatory affairs of medicinal plant products.
Dr Naeem is working on medicinal plants for over 13 years. He was awarded a Phd degree in 2007 with Professor Masroor A Khan as his supervisor.
He has written six books and 75 research papers of international repute. He has presented research papers in several national and international conferences.
Recently, Dr Naeem received the "Young Scientist of the year Award" and "Best Oral Presentation Award' in an International conference held in Kolkatta.
Dr Naeem is also a recipient of prestigious awards from outstanding scientific bodies of India including the "Yuva Vaigyanic Samman" of the Uttar Pradesh Government, "Research Associateship" of CSIR in New Delhi, "Junior Scientist of the Year Award"- 2009 and "Environmentalist of the Year Award-2010" of NESA in New Delhi.
He has also been awarded "Young Scientist" by SERB in New Delhi in 2013 and by CSTUP in Lucknow.
Dr Naeem has so far successfully completed two major research projects.