The award from the Department of Biotechnology recognises outstanding contributions of young scientists in basic and applied research in areas of Bioscience and Biotechnology and provides a research grant for their career development. Dr. Dhiraj Kumar’s research contribution towards “Targeting host innate-immune mechanisms to develop strategies for prevention and control of tuberculosis” was recognised through this award, which was presented in a virtual session on the 35th Foundation day of the Department of Biotechnology on 26th February 2021.
National Bioscience Awards for Career Development are conferred by the Indian Ministry of Science and Technology in recognition of outstanding contributions of scientists below 45 years of age who are engaged in basic and applied research in Biological Sciences including Biotechnology, Agricultural, Medical, Environmental Sciences, and other related areas. The award recognizes the significant contributions made by scientists in their respective research areas with potential for product and technology development. A maximum of 10 awards is given every year.
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