IndiaBioscience

Activity in 2018

2018
  • Workshop for Women in Science Administration and Management 2018

    The workshop aims to open up new avenues for women in science in the field of Science Administration and Management. The programme is planned to generate a trained workforce to take on emerging roles in the growing scientific enterprise and to raise awareness about other career options in STEM.

    The workshop is organised by the British Council, IISER Pune and IndiaBioscience through the Newton-Bhabha Fund.

    On November 26, 2018, one day prior to the start of the workshop, there will be an Orientation Session on Careers in Science Administration and Management with speakers from India working in related areas. This session was free and open to all. Schedule can be found here.

    The first level of the workshop, which is for 3 days, included up to 50 selected participants and involved in-depth discussions and assignments. About 20 of these participants will have the opportunity to attend a second, advanced level of the workshop scheduled on 10-11 January, 2019 at IISER, Pune.

    Venue: National Centre for Biological Science, Bangalore

    Please click here for more information.


  • Workshop for Women in Science Journalism 2018

    The workshop aims to open up new avenues for women in science in the field of science journalism. The programme is planned to generate a trained workforce to take on emerging roles in the growing scientific enterprise and to raise awareness about other career options in STEM.

    The workshop is organised by the British Council, IISER Pune and IndiaBioscience through the Newton-Bhabha Fund.

    On 12 November, 2018, there was an Orientation Session on Careers in Science Communication/Journalism with speakers from India working in related areas. This session was free and almost 130 people attended the session. The schedule can be found here (link).

    The first level of the workshop began from 13- 15 November 2018, included up to 50 selected participants and involved in-depth discussions and assignments. This workshop was conducted by a team of experienced faculty from Coventry University, UK.

    Venue: National Centre for Biological Science, Bangalore

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  • 2nd National Post Doc Symposium 2018 at CCMB Hyderabad

    IndiaBioscience supported the 2nd National Post Doc Symposium 2018 at CCMB, Hyderabad from 3-5 October 2018. Manjula Harikrishna presented the IndiaBioscience poster. IndiaBioscience brochures were distributed during the meeting to the attendees. The event was covered by live tweets on the social media.

    The poster was well received by the participants and they showed genuine interest in engaging with IndiaBioscience. IndiaBioscience could make connect with many active researchers during the course of two days.

    Smita Jain from IndiaBioscience spoke about career avenues for post-docs and about the importance of professional networks.

    The detail report on the meeting and some of the recommendations that came out can be read here.

  • Poster Presentation at India Alliance Fellow Meeting 2018 (IAFM 2018)

    IndiaBioscience was invited to be part of the India Alliance Fellows Meeting in Delhi from 17-19 May 2018. Manjula Harikrishna represented IndiaBioscience at the event and presented the work poster. The poster showcased the variety of activities that IndiaBioscience carries out. Manjula spoke to the India Alliance fellows and other participants about the five major verticals (Networking, Communication, Skill building, Education and Data & policy) under which IndiaBioscience operates. IndiaBioscience brochures were distributed during the meeting to the attendees. The event was covered by live tweets on the social media.

    The poster was well received by the participants and they showed genuine interest in engaging with IndiaBioscience. IndiaBioscience could make connect with many active researchers during the course of two days.

    Read more here.

  • Careers in Science Talk at University of Hyderabad

    An informal session on Careers in Science was planned for the PhD students and post docs of the School of Life Sciences at University of Hyderabad by Sharmistha Mukherjee on 27th April 2018. Smita Jain from IndiaBioscience spoke about the value of a degree in Life Science, the skill sets that one gains in the course of the journey, how these skills come handy when one enters into the professional world and the various different careers that are open in today’s era to the science graduates. It was a very interactive session where the audience had many questions to ask.

  • Young Investigator Meeting 2018

    YIM 2018 was held between 5-8 March 2018 at Thiruvananthapuram. Read report here. The photos of the conference can be found here. The videos from the conference can be found here.


  • Outreach Program-Meet the Scientists

    IndiaBioscience was invited to participate in the “Outreach Program-Meet the Scientists”, that was organized by the International Congress of Cell Biology 2018 as one of the outreach initiatives alongside the scientific meeting. The session was scheduled on 2nd February 2018 at Chalapathi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. The session started with a welcome address by Mr. Srinivas Shankar Prasad, Convener, Task Force Committee, EDB, GoAP who is also involved in the skill development program by the Andhra Pradesh Government. “Meet the Scientists” session started with an enlightening session address by Prof. Ian C. Eperon, Chair in Biochemistry, University of Leicester who spoke about his scientific successes and personal journey in a very lucid language. The second talk was by Prof. B Moorthy, Professor of Pediatrics Baylor College of Medicine, Houston who urged the students to follow the path of science not just to fulfill their scientific quest but also for the betterment of the society.

    The second session was focused on Careers in Science. Dr. Smita Jain, Associate Director, IndiaBioscience, in her talk, she stressed on the changing scenarios and urged the students to follow their dreams. She said that it has been a norm world over that after graduating with a degree in science, one follows the path of academic research and eventually become an independent researcher making discoveries. However, the time has come when we should start looking at the bigger picture and understand that not everyone with a “degree in science” needs to become an independent researcher.

    Mr. Shyam Suryanarayan, Founder and CEO, SciTal, Bangalore in his talk spoke about assessing the inner self and aligning it well with the external to find the right fit while making career choice. He also spoke about the different options available to the life science graduates in the industry.

    This was followed by the interaction session where students freely asked lots of questions ranging from chasing the right career to some questions related with fundamentals of Biology. Prof. N. Rama Rao, Principal, CIPS, Guntur gave the vote of thanks and expressed his gratitude to the speakers for visiting them that far and addressing the students.

  • Careers In Science


    Click here to read an article about the workshop.

  • ​Poster Presentation at International Congress of Cell Biology 2018 (ICCB 2018)

    Manjula Harikrishna, presented IndiaBioscience's work poster at ICCB 2018. The Poster showcased the variety of activities IndiaBioscience is engaged in. The poster depicted the five major verticals under which IndiaBioscience operates, which are, Networking, Communication, Skill building, Education and Data & policy. In each area, work done in the last few years and its impact on the scientific community was shown through the graphs and the figures.

    The poster was well received by the participants and they showed genuine interest in engaging with IndiaBioscience. IndiaBioscience could make connect with many active researchers during the course of two days.