"It is my pleasure to provide this letter of recommendation for Dr. Soumya Biswas, MSc, PhD. I know him for almost 17 years (since 2002).................. ..................He is very tenacious and keeps on trying until he has achieved his goal. He is excellent in his benchwork. He has good power of articulation and understands well any aspects of microbiology. He is very interactive with inquisitiveness and innovative thoughts. He always shared his scientific ideas with me with sound logic. He is very soft-spoken, descent, accommodative, and well-liked by his colleagues and friends. He bears a reputable moral character and has no antecedent which renders him unsuitable for any position. He will be an asset to any organization and has the potential to achieve every success."
"...I remember Biswas as a very dedicated and hardworking scientist. He had very clear ideas about what he wanted to achieve and about the path that should lead him to reach his goals. This is also reflected in the steps that he took on this path leading him via Antarctica, Denmark, Germany and to where he is now, both career and location wise.............. ..................Apart from his dedication and his ambitious working attitude, Soumya Biswas has a very gentle personality and very well-developed social skills. I am sure that he will add significant value to his future working environment..."
"I am pleased to write this letter of recommendation for Dr. Soumya Biswas, M.Sc., Ph.D. I know him for more than 16 years....................... ..................................He was exceptionally efficient and meticulous in designing and performing scientific experiments. His attention to details during planning results in seamless execution of projects...................................... ............................... His expertise in cutting edge tools and state-of-the-art techniques including HPLC, GC, metagenomic library construction (plasmid library and fosmid library) and screening is highly commendable; specifically, his command over high-throughput sequencing (NGS) platforms are exceptional. He bears an excellent moral character. As a person, he is very sincere and hardworking. His amiable nature makes him a good team player. I am sure he will be an advantage to any organization that he decides to join. I wish him every success."
"I had the pleasure of training Soumya to support him to become a Medical Science Liaison. He has a wealth of knowledge in the infectious disease area in addition to diabetes and genetic diseases. Soumya is a pleasant person to work with and talk to. He has the right mindset and skill sets to become a Medical Science Liaison, engages well with people and has the right balance of listening and asking questions, a well sought after skill for an MSL. Together with his thorough MSL training, he will be an excellent candidate for your MSL position."
"Dr. S. Biswas is resourceful, a good storyteller and an awesome friend. I met Soumya in 2010 during a training program. There is no doubt that the depth of his knowledge in molecular biology is fantastic! I still remember how Soumya shared his incredible journey to the Antarctic and learnings from that expedition. It was him who encouraged me to pursue my Ph.D. at Aarhus University, Denmark because he had worked there. He also helped me greatly, to prepare my application and the interviews. I am very grateful for that. I wish Soumya all the best in all his endeavours."
"It is my greatest pleasure and honor to write a testimonial for Dr. Soumya Biswas. Dr. Biswas is a highly talented, focused scientist with keen interest in metagenomics, microbiology and extremophiles. I know him for last 14 years (since 2004) as a helpful, thought provoking, wise senior. During our university days, along with general classroom science, I used to have long scientific discussions with Dr. Biswas about basic biological questions, like "how life originated on earth and extraterrestrial origin of life" . And these enthusiastic "out of the box" thinking/discussion with him prompted me to think alike which ultimately led to my current scientific commitments. Dr. Biswas is a hardworking, determined scientist full of optimism, making him a great contributor to all of his scientific endeavor. I want to congratulate Dr. Soumya Biswas for successful launch of his scientific blog "S Biswas- The Biologist" and wish him all the best for all future projects."
"I know Dr. Biswas for more than 10 years. I found him different from his peers; he always used to involve in activities related to research. From the bachelor, he started working on projects in the field of microbiology. Though it may be common in many parts of the world, it was not common for a bachelor student at that time in India. He is a kind of person who becomes attracted to new ideas. He is an explorer and never stops until he reaches to the bottom. He has an outstanding work ethic and always approaches problems constructively. With my experience, I can bet that working with Dr. Biswas will be a pleasant experience. I wish him all the success as a scientific consultant."
"Dr. S. Biswas! To pen down a testimonial for him is one of the toughest jobs I guess. His love for microbes was apparent when we were undergraduate students. His dedication and love for perfection in whatever he does set him class apart from the ordinary. Kudos to his perseverance, hard work, determination, and optimism that had made him survive the hardest of struggles till date. He had been an inspiration to me several times. It will be an injustice if I don’t say a few words about him as ‘Human Being.’ He is one of those few persons in my life whom I admire, respect and bank upon. His biggest power is probably his keen eyes for observing the minutest details...be it about nature, or about his research or about his family and friends. Also, I have always been a fan of his looking at nature and landscapes from behind the lens! An amazing photographer, a genuine scientist in the making and a wonderful personality, – a deadly combo I must say. His new journey is surely going to be an exhilarating one! Waiting to see you at the pinnacle of achievements and inspire many more young and aspiring minds by your example. Wish you all the very best my dearest friend!"
"To write about Dr. Biswas is the toughest among all job, I do not know where to start from, he is a multi-talented multi-facet dedicated scientist with a never-ending love for Mother Nature, his unique vision towards solving the complicity of nature sets him apart, be it through his amazing photography or his writing. I am amazed by his write-ups simplifying and unwinding the mystery of science ............... ............ I have known him since his college days (since 2003) a down to earth brilliant boy with a deadly combo of humor and knowledge he was the most sought-after junior of ours, a wonderful human being as well. Soumya you made us proud of everything you do, be it your Antarctic expedition or your mindful blog. I am a fan of yours as always. Wishing you all the success and luck in your future endeavors, God bless and touch the sky, I know you will Dr. Biswas."