Poland’s Leading Research Centre invited LPU Scientist for Month-Long Trans Disciplinary Research


· Dr Devesh Tewari of the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences researched on various plants to overcome ‘Bad-Effects of Alcohol Usage’ particularly on liver

· Research visit was for sharing knowledge and methodologies applied in the areas of natural products at LPU and in Poland’s top research centre

Jalandhar: Devoted Scientist at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences in LPU, Dr Devesh Tewari has accomplished important research works at the Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding in Poland. The institute is the foremost part of the Polish Academy of Science. The visit was focused to learn new experimental and instrumental methodologies that could be used in the context of health and pharmaceutical sciences, for the general benefit of the global society. Dr Devesh also worked on various plants including Ashwagandha, Red-Sage Root, Ginseng, Punarnova and more to overcome ‘Bad-Effects of Alcohol Usage’, particularly on liver.

Dr Devesh informs: “There are many health risks of chronic alcohol abuse, ranging from high blood pressure to stroke. People are most familiar with alcohol’s negative effects on the liver. Heavy drinkers have an increased risk of jaundice, cirrhosis, liver failure, liver cancer, and many other severe conditions. The higher someone’s blood-alcohol content is in the body, the longer liver takes to process alcohol. We have been able to see breakthrough research by using some of the plants for benefitting the liver of somebody with major problem.”

Congratulating Dr Devesh for his important research attainments, Head at Division of International Affairs of LPU, Aman Mittal informs: “Dr Devesh held important discussions with prominent Polish scientists of various disciplines. A wide area for future collaborations has thus been opened for both the countries-through LPU in India and Research Centre in Poland. In this regard, work has been initiated in drafting of some proposals for future openings of the Indian and Polish Grants.”

Marking his research stay as scientifically successful and socially pleasant, Dr Devesh anticipates that further joint work will emerge in the near future. In fact, many new and interesting areas are identified by him in Polish Labs. Now, concrete implementation of various cutting edge technologies will significantly contribute to the development of the current active areas of Natural Products, Nutraceuticals, Pharmaceuticals and Molecular Biology. In fact, awarded by State (Uttarakhand) and Government of India (AYUSH Ministry), Dr Devesh is a researcher to the core. His main focus is on exploration and bio prospecting of medicinal plants and natural products of Himalayan region.