He is one of only six researchers to secure the £250,000 grant award.
The institute views Tanmay’s research as cutting edge and the prize acknowledges both his current performance as an early-career biomedical scientist and the future potential of his research.
Tanmay’s group study how bacteria form biofilms – multicellular, organised communities that constitute one of the primary mechanisms by which bacteria evade antibiotics. Having made significant advances in studying biofilms, the laboratory has recently utilised advanced imaging and structural biology techniques to investigate the surface layers that coat most bacteria and archaea. The prize will help support the continuation of this research.