• Monday, August 15, 2022


Norfolk science centre names scholarship after Indian botanist

Dr Janaki Ammal

By: Sarwar Alam

One of Britain’s leading centres for research and training in plant and microbial science has launched a new scholarship for post-graduate students from developing countries in honour of a botanist who was among the first women from India to obtain a PhD in botany. The John Innes Centre in Norfolk, chose to honour Dr Janaki Ammal for her work at the John Innes Horticultural Institution first in the 1930s and then between 1940 and 1945. The Janaki Ammal Scholarship Scheme will award scholarship to post-graduate research applicants from 88 eligible countries who wish to study plant and microbial sciences at…

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