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IIT Mandi professor wins 'Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award’ 2018

Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Times News Network

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi assistant professor Rajanish Giri has been awarded with Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award (IYBA) 2018. He was selected by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology.

Giri is selected for his proposed innovative idea on Zika virus capsid folding and inhibitor discovery. Additionally, he has proven expertise on understanding and solving the fundamental problems of protein folding in various structured and intrinsically disordered proteins.

Speaking about the award, the assistant professor said, “This award is for an innovative idea to execute. I propose to work on Zika virus capsid protein biophysical perspectives.”

Along with the award, he also received a research grant, for three years, to delve more insight into the biophysical research on Zika capsid protein system by running well equipped lab and hiring and training the high quality people or senior research fellows etc.

 

 

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