27 December 2017 | News
This is a highly prestigious scheme from the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology.
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A professor of Biotechnology at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, Pranita P Sarangi, has bagged the Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award (IYBA) for 2017.
The IYBA award covers a research grant up to Rs 50 lakh and a cash award prize of Rs 1 lakh per year during the project period.
This is a highly prestigious scheme from the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology to identify and nurture outstanding young scientists with innovative ideas to pursue research in frontier areas of biotechnology.
Sarangi was chosen for the award for her scientific achievements and proposed work in the field of cancer immunology.
She is currently working as an Assistant Professor and her research work primarily involves inflammation and cancer biology, sepsis, cell-matrix interaction, cell migration, immunomodulatory therapeutics, cancer immunoediting.