Three students of Biochemistry from The School of Life Sciences at IUB, Ms. Maliha Tanjum Chowdhury, Mr. Jabale Rahmat, and Ms. Humaira Marzia Alam recently participated in the first round of the Sanger Institute Prize Competition, 2019, and were selected to move on to the second and final round. Among the 480 students who participated from 135 eligible countries, the three SLS students are among 34 participants selected for the final round.
The Sanger Institute Prize is an outreach competition for undergraduate students from low- and middle-income countries and gives the winner an opportunity to experience the very cutting edge of genomic research. For the first stage, applicants were asked to write an expression of interest detailing their scientific interests and why they want to come to the Sanger Institute. The selected individuals from the first stage are now invited to send in an essay on an assigned topic. The winner of the second round will be offered a three-month internship with a research group at the prestigious Wellcome Sanger Institute during 2019. Travel, living and research expenses are covered by the award.