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Two IISER Pune Members get DBT-Wellcome Trust India Alliance Fellowships

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Dr. Sunish Radhakrishnan (Associate Professor, Biology) and Dr. Nishad Matange (Assistant Professor, Biology) have been awarded the prestigious DBT-Wellcome Trust India Alliance Senior and Intermediate Fellowships respectively, in the category of Basic Biomedical Research.


Dr. Sunish Radhakrishnan (left); Dr. Nishad Matange


The fellowship is instituted by the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance, an initiative funded equally by The Wellcome Trust, UK and Department of Biotechnology, India. It is awarded for a period of five years and includes research funding and personnel support for the awardee.

The Senior Fellowship awardee, Dr. Sunish Radhakrishnan and his group work on cell cycle control and differentiation in bacteria. Dr. Nishad Matange, who has been selected for the Intermediate Fellowship, works in the area of antimicrobial resistance, and is studying the phenomenon in the context of evolution and genetics of bacteria.

Dr. Sunish and Dr. Nishad join the list of Wellcome Trust DBT India Alliance Awardees from IISER Pune. We congratulate them on their achievement and wish them the best for their upcoming endeavors.