The 14th Young Investigators’ Meeting (YIM 2022) is being held in a virtual format from 4 – 12 May. We asked the organisers of YIM 2022 (Felix Bast, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda; Megha, The University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology, Bengaluru; Mohit Kumar Jolly, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru; Shantala Hari Dass, IndiaBioscience, Bengaluru) a few questions about the upcoming meeting. Here is what they had to say.
Internships provide a first-hand experience to those stepping into a career while providing a safe and stable environment to test and hone their skills. Sumeet Kulkarni got his feet wet in the writing world with a three-month internship program in science journalism offered by IndiaBioscience. Here, he shares a few pointers from his learning that ignited his career as a science journalist.
How a dinner meeting between a cell biologist on a sabbatical in India and three young faculty members at the NCBS sowed the seeds for what is now IndiaBioscience.
The Crafting Your Career (CYC) program started at IndiaBioscience in 2019. Its goal was to raise awareness among life science students and postdoctoral researchers about the different science careers in India, to help them identify their true calling and develop skills to navigate their career paths with confidence. Earlier this year, we did a survey to assess its impact on the participants of the program and received an overwhelming response. Here is the story of the genesis of CYC and its impact.
Earlier this year, IndiaBioscience organised the first virtual Young Investigators' Meeting (YIM), owing to the pandemic. The event’s resounding success bespoke the enterprising strides IndiaBioscience undertook to continue providing a unique opportunity for young investigators and postdoctoral fellows from across the globe. They networked with mentors and experts to explore navigating the setting up of an independent research group in India. Here is a report on the highlights of the online event.