Appointment of the 1st Tricia Cohen Prize Student

We are delighted to announce that Pritha Dasgupta has been awarded the 1st Tricia Cohen Prize Student and will begin her Ph.D. studentship in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee Scotland later this year.  

Pritha received a B.Sc. in Microbiology from St Xavier’s College, Kolkata and then an M.Sc. in Biotechnology at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India.

Pritha was awarded a Junior Research Fellowship after ranking in the top 0.1% of the students who took the All India CSIR-UGC Life Sciences  examination, and was also ranked in the top 0.1%  of the 6,500 applicants who took IIT Bombay’s entrance examination to their M.Sc programme in Biotechnology.

Since obtaining her M.Sc , Pritha has been carrying out a research project at the National Center for Biological Sciences TIFR, Bangalore India.