Young Investigator Meeting 2014

YIM2014 was concluded on the evening of the 12th. of February 2014.
Details of the meeting, its success, and key points are being written/updated in a blog post carried over from a live format.

This page shall be updated as and when suitable.


Applications for the 6th edition of our hugely popular and successful career meeting – the Young Investigator Meeting (YIM) are now being accepted. The meeting will feature scientific talks and posters and have renowned senior scientists sharing their experiences and leading panel discussions on strategies for scientific success. YIM 2014 has the sub-theme of “Academia-Industry Partnership” and will be held in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh from 8th-13th of February, 2014. YIM brings together Senior Scientists, Young Group Leaders, Postdoctoral Fellows and Grant Agency representatives all under one roof, providing a great networking opportunity while doubling as an academic recruitment fair. The meeting also gives insight on funding options, incubating ideas and collaborating with industries in India.

We invite applications from scientists at different stages of their career – Postdoctoral Fellows (any nationality looking to set up an independent research lab in India), and Young Group Leaders who are currently based in India. Outstanding PhD students who have submitted their thesis and are planning to immediately start an independent lab in India may also apply. We cover accommodation, food and also reimburse a part of the travel expenses for selected candidates.


Dear YIM 2014 invitee,

We are looking forward to your participation in the Young Investigators' Meeting at Hotel Sitara, Ramoji Film City. We have made a note of the travel details you have sent us. Below is a summary of the transport arrangements that have been made for you, and other instructions on reaching the venue.

In case you are flying into Hyderabad, and have not yet sent us your flight details, please do so at the earliest. It would also help us to have your cell phone number. There will be a representative to meet you at the airport, and guide you to a cab to take you from Hyderabad airport to hotel Sitara, Ramoji Film City (RFC). As you exit the arrivals door, look to your right for a person carrying a placard saying "YIM 2014, CDFD". Please DO NOT go up or down from the arrivals level. This person will direct you to a cab. Please do not pay this cab, as we will settle these bills with the cab company at a later date.

We have made arrangements to pick you up from your place of stay and bring you to hotel Sitara, Ramoji Film City. In case you have not already done so, please send us your cell phone number, and the time and place at which you wish to be picked up.

To enter Ramoji Film City, where you will be stopped at the security gate, please carry a valid photo ID, and you will be let through by checking your name against the list of conference participants. Please say that you are there to attend 'YIM 2014'.

All rooms must be checked-out by 9 am on 13th Feb. At the venue, please cross-check your departure details with our transport team.


In case you cannot find your airport or local pickup, you may call any of the following numbers for assistance:
G. Ravinder: +91-9440209855
Bindu Madhava Reddy: +91-8897248519
Rashna Bhandari: +91-9701234182

See you at YIM!



Dear YIM-YI attendees,

Some of you are arriving in Hyderabad on or before 8th Feb, whereas the YIM meeting starts for YIs on 9th Feb at 4:30 pm. You have received communication from the the relevant email addresses in this matter, but this notice is to ensure that there is no confusion (as some of you are requesting airport pickups on 8th!)

We hope you understand that we do not have sufficient rooms at Ramoji Film City to provide you accommodation on the 8th even though some of you have requested for this. We have therefore requested you to make your own arrangements for your stay in Hyderabad on 8th evening and make your way to Hotel Sitara, Ramoji Film City, to reach any time after 10 am (checkin time) and before 4:30 pm (when the meeting starts).

We will not be able to provide you transport from the airport to your place of stay, or a pickup from your place of stay to RFC on the 9th of Feb.You may call a radio cab at any of the following numbers, and keep the receipt to claim reimbursement for taxi fare while submitting your travel claim form.
-Meru cabs: (040)44224422
-Easy cabs: (040)43434343
-Sky cabs: (040)49494949

Please let us know by reply to this email id in case of any confusion or questions.
We look forward to your participation in YIM!

Best wishes..!


For more details check our submenu on the left and our poster below. We urge you to download our poster and circulate it to colleagues and friends.


Rashna Bhandari (CDFD, Hyderabad)
Manjula Reddy (CCMB, Hyderabad)
Subba Rao G. (IISc, Bangalore)
Bindu Madhava Reddy A. (University of Hyderabad)                                                                                                                                                                   Swetha Suresh (IndiaBioScience)
R. Nandini (IndiaBioscience)





Web support

Rajesh R (NCBS, Bangalore)


 YIM 2014 poster

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