Yaikhomba Mutum selected at Gates Cambridge Class of 2017
- University of Cambridge , October 2017 -
Fifty-five of the most academically exceptional and socially committed people from across the globe have been selected as Gates Cambridge Scholars after interviews in Cambridge in late March.
The Scholars will join the 35 US Scholars selected in late January to form the class of 2017, all of whom will take up the most prestigious international postgraduate scholarship at the University of Cambridge this October.
Among them is Yaikhomba Mutum, a PhD scholar in Biological Science at the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit, St John's College.
A quote from Yaikhomba Mutum
I will be soon moving to Cambridge to understand the mechanism of active proton transport in Complex I, an enzyme involved in making energy rich ATP molecules. Its dysfunction causes neuromuscular diseases like the Leigh’s syndrome. Alongside making fundamental discoveries in science and discussing it, I am keen on meeting the Gates Cambridge community to discuss how peace and sustainable development, considering all species around, can be initiated in an economically weak region, without compromising the values, culture and livelihood of the local people.
Further details of the results for the scholarship can be found here (https://www.gatescambridge.org/news/gates-cambridge-class-2017-announced).
The list of scholars here (https://www.gatescambridge.org/our-scholars/new-scholars) in Page 2.
* This information was provided by to e-pao.net by YAikhombA Mutum who can be contacted at yaikhomba(DOT)mutum(AT)students(DOT)iiserpune(DOT)ac(DOT)in
This was posted on 13 April 2017 (updated on April 14 with a new photo)
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