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Institute of Advanced Study

Dr Mithun Kumar Mitra

COFUND Senior Research Fellow at Grey College, Durham University (January – March 2013)

Dr Mithun Mitra is Visiting Reader at the S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India, and a Ramanujan Fellow of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Nominated by Dr Buddhapriya Chakrabarti (Mathematical Sciences and Biophysical Sciences Institute), Prof. John Girkin (Biophysical Sciences Institute) and Prof. Paul Mansfield (Mathematical Sciences).

During his Fellowship Dr Mitra will work with Dr Buddhapriya Chakrabarti and Prof. Tom McLeish on what is recognised as one of the most challenging issues in the field of polymer dynamics: Rheology of polymer melts of ring and ring-like polymers. This important study will further understanding of key biological processes including: DNA cyclization and packing in cell nuclei.

“The facilities were exceptional and allowed me to take full advantage of my fellowship period.”

Dr Mithun Kumar Mitra, S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, India