Ashoka University’s Dr. Shubhasis Haldar Awarded the Prestigious Ramalingaswami Re-Entry Fellowship
The Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship was conceived with the idea of encouraging scientists working outside the country to return to their home country to pursue their research interests in Modern Biology, Biotechnology, Life Sciences and other related areas.
Dr. Shubhasis Haldar, Assistant Professor of Biology at Ashoka Univerity has been awarded the prestigious Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.
The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) offers the Fellowship to 50 brilliant scientists from India every year. The Fellowship aims at reversing the brain drain in the country by providing scientists an attractive avenue to pursue R&D in Indian institutions. The DBT is keen to bring back and nurture scientific minds that had left the country for various reasons.
Dr. Shubhasis Haldar has also developed the Covalent Magnetic Tweezer, with the help of Prof. Julio Fernandez, Columbia University. The CMT is devised to monitor the effect of force on protein molecules and can also be used for drug testing and drug designing. Ashoka University houses the first Covalent Magnetic Tweezer (CMT) in India.
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