The 1st Tricia Cohen Prize Student

Pritha Dasgupta,  the recipient of the 1st Tricia Cohen Prize Studentship of the TCMT began her Ph.D. studentship in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, Scotland at the beginning of September 2022. Pritha  is now carrying out three short research projects, each of six weeks duration, in different laboratories before deciding which one to join for the remainder of her PhD.  Pritha recently completed her first six week project and presented the results she obtained to the Scientific Advisory Committee of the TCMT on November 11th 2022. Below is a picture of Pritha beginning her presentation.


Pritha received a B.Sc. in Microbiology from St Xavier’s College, Kolkata and then an M.Sc. in Biotechnology from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mumbai.  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 Mumbai’s entrance examination to their M.Sc programme in Biotechnology. Pritha then carried out a research project at the National Center for Biological Sciences TIFR, Bangalore, India before taking up her studentship at Dundee.

Pritha was recently featured in The Bridge, the University of Dundee Alumni magazine. A link and pdf download is available below: