Prion protein expressed in E. coli, purified and fibrillized at pH 7

Scientists capture the misfolding of rogue proteins in action

Sumeet Kulkarni

Researchers at the National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru have used a combination of techniques to unravel the mystery of how prions misfold. Prions are proteins that undergo structural changes to form compound assemblies called amyloid fibrils, which can lead to fatal infectious neurodegenerative diseases like the Mad Cow disease and other Transmissible Spongiform Encelopathies in mammals.

From Challenges to Lessons

From Challenges to Lessons


Zill e Anam is a PhD student at the Special Centre for Molecular Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru University. In this next article in our PhD Cafe series, she discusses some of the speed-breakers in her journey, solutions that helped her, and what she learned from each episode.

Rucha Karkarey talking about her research on how coral reef fish cope with climate change in the Lakshadweep archipelago during a Cafe Oikos session

Café Oikos: Ecology & conservation straight from the horse’s mouth

Anisha Jayadevan

Café Oikos, a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit initiative, is the brainchild of engineer-turned-ecologists Anisha Jayadevan and Shishir Rao. It is a free and open public event regularly held at Bengaluru bookstores or cafés wherein people from all walks of life can come to learn about ecology and conservation research directly from active scientists. In this article, Anisha writes about how Café Oikos came to be, and what it aims to achieve.

Dispatches From IndiaBioscience

IndiaBiostreams: Nurturing Future Science Leaders

Prof. L.S.Shashidhara and Dr. Meenakshi Munshi joined us in the third instalment of the interactive webinar series from the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. In this webinar, the leaders described and discussed various opportunities that aim to nurture young investigators, the future science leaders.

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IndiaBiospeaks - In this fifth informational interview on Crafting your Career in Science, IndiaBioscience chats with Minhaj Sirajuddin, on his career trajectory from being a graduate student to a postdoctoral fellow and then faculty at inStem, Bangalore

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