Sourav Haldar from GITAM receives a prestigious grant

Sourav Haldar, Assistant Professor at GITAM’s Institute of Biochemistry and Bioinformatics, which is considered a university, was selected by the Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi, for the prestigious “Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship” for the period 2020-2021.

The Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi, has launched the Ramalingaswami Re-Entry Fellowship for Indian nationals who have worked abroad in various fields of biochemistry, biotechnology and life sciences and are interested in scientific research positions in India. Applicants should have a PhD with at least three years’ experience in postdoctoral research in research laboratories abroad.

Dr. Sourav Haldar worked in membrane biophysics and virology and has studied how enveloped viruses such as influenza get into (human) host cells in order to develop better antivirals against influenza.

He received his PhD from the Center for Cell and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in Hyderabad under the direction of Prof. Amitabha Chattopadhyay. He spent six years at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, USA, under the direction of Dr. Joshua Zimmerberg researched after completing his doctorate. He later moved to the Swedish University of Uppsala to work with Prof. Peter Kasson for a year before moving to GITAM Deemed to be University.

GITAM President M. Sribharath, Vice Chancellor K. Sivaramakrishna, Dean of Science, A. Subramanyan, Director of the Institute of Science M. Sarathchandra Babu and Head of the Department of Biochemistry and Bioinformatics Chap. Surekha congratulated Dr. Sourav Haldar on his performance.

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