Pankaj Leonard Tirkey, a student of PhD. Biotechnology in the Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, School of life Sciences, University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been selected for the Joint Ph.D. Supervision Program of UoH and Academia Sinica (AS).

Under this program Pankaj will be visiting the Institute of Molecular Biology, Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan for three years from 2nd July, 2018 to 1st July, 2021. He will be working with Prof. Sue Lin-Chao, a Distinguished Research Fellow and will be jointly supervised by Prof. J.S.S. Prakash, faculty at UoH.

Pankaj will continue his research work on RNA degradation in both Synechocytis and E. coli at the Institute of Molecular Biology, Academia Sinica.