Graduate student wins two best poster prizes at a Gordon conference

Dinesh Gupta attended the Applied and Environmental Microbiology Gordon Research Conference this summer where he won two best poster prizes (Trends in Microbiology Poster Prize and the FEMS Microbiology Ecology Poster Prize). He out completed early-career PIs, postdocs, and graduate students among hundred plus poster presented from all over the world.


He works on the molecular mechanism by which anoxygenic phototrophs harvest electrons from iron and iron mineral proxies (such as poised electrode) to perform photosynthesis.  The finding of this study has great importance in improving our understanding of Earth history and also for biotechnological applications such as microbial electrosynthesis.