IndiaBioscience was invited to the Indian Neurobehavior Conference 2022 at KMC (Kasturba medical College), MAHE (Manipal Academy of Higher Education)
Aditya and Manjula from IndiaBioscience had an opportunity to showcase the activities of IndiaBioscience through the poster and oral presentation.
It was a pleasure to interact with the students and independent researchers as we discussed ways to increase engagement with the community.
Poster and Oral sessions were well received, and they helped increase our visibility within the community.
Emerging Trends in the Life Sciences
IndiaBioscience in collaboration with NMKRV College for Women, Bengaluru, organised a one-day seminar for UG and PG students and faculty at the Shashwathi Auditorium of the College. In this event, renowned and upcoming scientists from the city spoke about the emerging trends in the life sciences, giving a broad picture of important and exciting problems in biology.
The speakers included Padmanabhan Balaram, Former Director, IISc, who delivered the keynote talk on “Reflections on Chemistry and Biology in the Age of the Coronavirus”; Shruthi S. Vembar, Assistant Professor, IBAB, who spoke about “Genetic Engineering in the CRISPR/Cas Era; Deepa Agashe, Associate Professor, NCBS, who gave a talk on “Microbial Ecology”; Aravind Penmatsa, Associate Professor, IISc, who spoke about “Chemistry behind neurological disorders”; and Annapurna S. Kamath, who delivered the valedictory talk on “Scientific social responsibility, stakeholder partnership and citizen participation in conservation of lakes”.
The program was attended by 280 students and faculty from in and around Bengaluru.
Explore ‘Bioethics’ in the Indian Context
This webinar by IndiaBioscience explored the concept of bioethics, which is value-laden, by using perspectives from social and cultural anthropology, practical ethics, science practice, and policy decisions. The speaker Saveetha Meganathan, a Senior Scientist from Tata Institute for Genetics and Society, Bengaluru, drew examples from the public health realm in India to discuss and observe that‘bioethics’ should not be limited to mere protocol compliance but should guide science practice. Further, she discussed the need to identify, analyse and resolve ethical challenges in everyday science practice that are directly impacting society at large.
The webinar had 114 live attendees, including students, educators, researchers, and others.
FundaySunday feat. Mohit K Jolly
This is an initiative to publicize some fun science communications and take interesting/funny/self-descriptive science near our audiences. Anyone could submit their work here. It could be science illustration/poem/song/dance/picture or anything that makes subjects in life sciences interesting. Here Mohit K Jolly from IISc Bangalore talks about cancer cells, identity crisis and improv. Read more here.
14th Young Investigators’ Meeting 2022
14th Young Investigators’ Meeting (YIM 2022) was held from 4 – 12 May 2022, in an online mode. This was a difficult decision, especially considering the nature of the meeting, but we believed that it was the best possible solution in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
YIM 2022 was a 3‑day virtual meeting, which aimed to provide an opportunity for a larger cohort of participants to experience all the flavors and components that a traditional YIM meeting offers. Here, eminent researchers and administrators were invited as mentors and speakers who shared their experiences in building a career in scientific research. This was followed by a 4‑day virtual PDF Satellite Meeting- a platform that brought together postdoctoral fellows keen to embark on an independent research career in India with heads of institutions (in India) that are currently recruiting.
No.of attendees: 44 Young Investigators + 55 Postdoctoral Fellows + 40 scientists as speakers/panellists/mentors + 42 speakers as institutional representatives.
The talks and panel discussion from the meeting can be found here.
IN CONVERSATION with IGNITE
Ignite Life Science Foundation, Cactus Communications, and IndiaBioscience have come together to co-host this live online event. In a relaxed and conversational format, the interlocutor for each session will uncover the background story to the work and life of an eminent scientist. This will not only afford students, young scientists, and the science-curious in India a first-hand/ringside view of what it takes to become successful in science but also give them an opportunity to direct questions to the invited scientist.
In this webinar by IndiaBioscience, speaker Charu Dogra Rawat, an Associate Professor from Ramjas College, University of Delhi, discussed initiatives and strategies pertaining to digital education recommended in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. She delved into the roles of various stakeholders in realizing these recommendations and contributing towards raising the standards of the Indian higher education system globally. The webinar also highlighted how digital education through NEP 2020 can aid in the attainment of the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 of Quality Education that aims to“ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” by 2030.
The webinar saw 57 live attendees, including students, educators, researchers, and others.