• 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.


    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.

    1. IN CONVERSATION with IGNITE | Event #1 Ajit Varki

    2. IN CONVERSATION with IGNITE | Event #2 Ron Vale

    3.IN CONVERSATION with IGNITE | Event #3 Vishva Dixit

    4. IN CONVERSATION with IGNITE | Event #4 Uma Ramakrishnan