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New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: Odisha-born scientist Prof Jyotirmayee Dash has been conferred with the country's highest science award 'Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2020' for her outstanding contribution in the field of chemical sciences.

Dash along with several other researchers from different fields won the prestigious SSB Prize 2020 announced by DG-CSIR Dr Shekhar Mande at the 79th Foundation Day celebrations of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in New Delhi on Saturday.

She reportedly hails from Jagatsinghpur and did her MSc in Chemistry from Ravenshaw University in Cuttack. She is currently associated with the School of Chemical Sciences, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science in Kolkata.

A PhD holder from IIT Kanpur, Dr Dash was nominated for the SSB award for her work on new methodologies for synthesis of diverse molecules that can be used to study the structure and function of therapeutic targets.

Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal and CM Naveen Patnaik congratulated Dr Dash for her achievement.

'Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize is given to Indian scientists below the age of 45 for outstanding research in the field of Chemistry, Biology, Environment Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine and Physics.

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