Indian science attaché visits FAIR and GSI
The new science attaché of the Indian Embassy in Berlin and new delegate to the FAIR Council, Dr Madhusudan Reddy Nandineni, visited FAIR and GSI to inform himself on the facility’s research activities and the status of the FAIR project. He was welcomed by the Scientific Managing Director of FAIR and GSI, Professor Paolo Giubellino, and the Technical Managing Director of FAIR and GSI, Jörg Blaurock.
After a guided tour of the GSI/FAIR campus Madhusudan R. Nandineni got an overview in talks followed by discussions about the Indian participation in FAIR and about the FAIR/GSI talent programme for Indian researchers and students, the GET_INvolved Programme India. Two other talks focussed on the more specific research topics of biomedicine and biophysics as well as material and nanoscience. Subsequently, the science attaché had the opportunity to meet and discuss with young Indian scientists currently working at GSI and FAIR.
Dr Madhusudan Reddy Nandineni holds a Ph.D. in genetics. Subsequent to his Doctoral work, he joined the department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University School of Medicine. Before his deputation to the Embassy of India in Berlin he was head of the Genomics & Profiling Applications department in the Centre for DNA fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) in Hyderabad, India. (mbe)