Guwahati: IIT Guwahati faculty professor Biman B Mandal has been awarded the prestigious SwarnaJayanti Fellowship by the Department of Science and Technology for the year 2019-2020.
Mandal was awarded in the category of “Life Science”, for his notable research in the area of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine.
During the Fellowship period, Prof Mandal will be working on a project titled “Modelling human liver microarchitecture and cellular physiology in vitro use 3D bioprinting for drug toxicity and high throughput drug screening applications.”
“The Swarnajayanti Fellowships” were instituted by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, to commemorate India’s 50th year of Independence.
Under this scheme a selected number of young scientists with proven track record are provided special assistance and support to enable them to pursue research in frontier areas of science and technology.
As a part of the SwarnaJayanti Fellowship, winners are awarded top up salary and high value research funds for next 05 years to allow pursue unfettered research with high degree of freedom and flexibility.
Biman B Mandal is a professor at Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering and Centre for Nanotechnology and Associate Dean, Academics (UG) at IIT Guwahati.