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Ramalingaswami Fellowship to GITAM University


Dr. Sourav Haldar, Assistant Professor, Department of Bioinformatics, GITAM ( Deemed to be University) has been selected for the prestigious “Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship” awarded by the Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi, Govt. of India, for the year 2020-2021.

The Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi has instituted the “Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship” for Indian Nationals who are working overseas in various fields of Biochemistry, Biotechnology and life sciences and are interested in taking up scientific research positions in India. The applicant should possess a Ph.D/MD degree with at least three years of post-doctoral research experience in overseas research laboratories.

Dr. Sourav Haldar works in Membrane Biophysics and Virology; and has been trying to understand how enveloped viruses like Influenza enters the host (human) cells, to develop better antivirals against Influenza. He received his Ph.D. from the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad under the guidance of Prof. Amitabha Chattopadhyay. He has carried out his postdoctoral research for 6 years at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, USA under the mentorship of Dr. Joshua Zimmerberg. Later he moved to Uppsala University, Sweden to work with Prof. Peter Kasson for one year before joining in GITAM (Deemed to be University).

GITAM (Deemed to be University) Vice-Chancellor Prof. K. Sivaramakrishna, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof. Vijayasankar Variyar, Registrar Prof. D. Gunasekharan, Dean of Science, Prof. A.Subramayan, Institute of Science Principal Prof.M.Sarathchandra Babu, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics Department Head Prof. Dr. Ch. Surekha appreciated Dr.Sourav Haldar for his achievement.

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