Dipyaman Ganguly is an immunologist and currently a senior scientist at the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB), Kolkata. In this interview with IndiaBioscience, he talks about how public science outreach efforts in India need to expand beyond already engaged audiences in big cities and towns and make forays into remote geographical locations to reach children and adults who lack previous scientific exposure.
Shubha Tole is a Professor of Neurobiology at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. She spoke to IndiaBioscience about her research and her interest in science outreach.
Anil K Rajvanshi, Globe Awardee for Sustainability Research, talks about the need for orienting the education system to look for problems and solutions that might impact rural livelihood. In the current scientific scenario, it would offer students and scientific institutions an edge in impactful research.
Deepti Trivedi talks about her initiative with the students and faculty of Mount Carmel College Bangalore that included experiments on the biology of fruit fly.
In a recently published study, Sridharan et al. developed a model that explains why it is that when superior colliculus in the brain goes offline, that the ability to use incoming sensory information to make behavioural decisions is severely compromised.
A group of scientists—past and present members of Evolutionary and Organismal Biology Unit of JNCASR—get vocal about a conceptual debate in evolutionary biology.
Adherence to high ethical standards is of critical importance when it comes to scientific research performed on human subjects. In this next article in our series on research ethics, we explore the various guidelines that have been put in place to ensure ethical conduct of clinical trials in India and discuss the various challenges involved in enforcing the same.
Growing access to high-end imaging facilities and photo-editing software has brought with it increasing allegations of imaging fraud, manipulation and misconduct. In this first article in our new series on research ethics, we explore the causes, consequences and possible solutions to India's growing problems with the ethics of digital imaging.
YIM at 10 years: and thoughts on why India’s research program should follow a different path from the USA
Gitanjali Yadav is a Scientist at the National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi. She is also a Lecturer at the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, as one of the first appointees of a Joint Deputation Program between India and the U.K. She attended YIM 2016 as a Young Investigator. In this invited piece, she talks about the perennial hurdle of getting, and sustaining funds for research.
Anindita Bhadra is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Science, IISER, Kolkata. She attended YIM 2015 as a YI. In this invited post she writes about her long-drawn struggle to get a permanent faculty position at her institute.
In this second article in our series on research ethics, Praveen Chaddah, former director of the UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, writes about the issue of idea-plagiarism in competitive research, and how to avoid being a victim of the same while maintaining high ethical standards.
India has tremendous potential and can contribute in a variety of ways to research in circuit neuroscience, writes Arnab Barik, postdoctoral researcher at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, USA.
Perspective on combining teaching and research in Indian academic institutions: the need of the hour
A report from the recently held 10th Young Investigators' Meeting at Thiruvananthapuram.
In an interesting and entertaining talk today at YIM 2017, Aravind Rengan, an assistant professor at IIT Hyderabad, talked about his research. Below are excerpts from an subsequent interview with IndiaBioscience.