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Indian-American scientist Arnab De in May 2016 received the prestigious Springer Theses award. He was awarded for his research in which he developed transgenic mice to study a critical tumor-suppressor called A20.
His thesis was nominated by New York’s Columbia University.
Earlier, his project in which he developed peptide-based prodrugs as therapeutics for diabetes, had received the Young Investigator Award at the American Peptide Symposium.
He dedicated his PhD thesis to cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar and his alma mater, Kolkata’s Presidency University.
Springer Theses Award
The Springer Theses Award is awarded by Springer, a leading global publisher of renowned scientific journals and books, to recognise outstanding PhD research.
• It publishes internationally top-ranked research institutes best thesis annually for publication in the book series: “Springer Theses: Recognising Outstanding PhD research”.
• Winners also get a cash prize of 500 euros (555 US dollars).
• The research work was highlighted by the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Reports.
• Only research considered to be of ‘fundamental relevance to a general readership’ is chosen to be highlighted by EMBO.