New Delhi: First researcher from India has been nominated for the European young investigator programme.
Scientist Minhajuddin Sirajuddin from the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem) in Bengaluru has become the first scientist from India to join the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) Young Investigator Programme network.
"Minhajuddin Sirajuddin from Bengaluru is the first young life scientist to be nominated for the EMBO Young Investigator Programme," EMBO said in a statement.
At a launch event in February 2016, European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC), EMBO and India`s Department of Biotechnology signed a cooperation agreement, under which India became an EMBC Associate Member State.
"Nearly one year on, the partnership is picking up momentum, with Indian scientists benefiting from the full range of EMBO programmes in order to forge international collaborations and jointly explore new ideas," the statement said.
EMBO recently announced the selection of 25 young researchers as EMBO Young Investigators.
The new Young Investigators represent 11 different countries, including India for the first time.
The programme provides support for researchers under forty years of age who have set up their first laboratories in the past four years.