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10 Leaders, 10 Questions: Renu Swarup

Smita Jain

Renu Swarup is presently Secretary, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India. Having served in Department of Biotechnology for over 29 years, she also holds the position of Chairperson, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Public Sector Company incorporated by the Government to nurture and promote innovation research in the Biotech Enterprise with special focus on Start‐ups and SMEs. In a candid telephonic interview, she opens up about her thoughts on teamwork and leadership.



A bipolar route to updating old memories
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A bipolar route to updating old memories

Rujuta Vaidya

Depression leaves its mark not only in our ability to experience positive emotions, but also in our capacity to learn and form stable memories. A new study by researchers at the National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore, sheds light on the differences between how unipolar and bipolar depression can affect a person's capacity to update old memories with new information.


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IndiaBiostreams: "DBT: the journey so far..."

Dr Renu Swaroop, Secretary, DBT, and Dr Meenakshi Munshi, Adviser, DBT, inaugurate the monthly webinar series from DBT under the Bio-connect program which aims to promote Biotechnology by reaching out to a larger audience.

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IndiaBiospeaks - This month IndiaBioscience chats with Sarah Iqbal, Lead for Science Communication and Public Engagement at the India Alliance, about her adventurous journey from being a scientist at the bench to enabling public engagement with science in India.

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