During the 10th Young Investigators' Meeting (YIM), a need was felt for stronger local networks within the Indian scientific fraternity. Following the success of Regional Young Investigators' Meetings in Kolkata and Hyderabad, the third Regional YIM was held in Delhi NCR. The meeting followed the motto - "Unite, collaborate for a better tomorrow" and gathered scientific minds from throughout the National Capital Region.
Following the success of national Young Investigators' Meetings (YIMs) and the first Regional YIM in Hyderabad, the scientific community of Kolkata gathered in Presidency University on 5-6 February, 2019, with the motto: "Together today for a better tomorrow" for the first Kolkata chapter of Regional YIMs.
This is the second article in a two-part series reporting on the proceedings of the 11th Young Investigators’ Meeting (YIM), which was held in Guwahati, Assam, from 6 to 10 March, 2019. The meeting brought together young researchers, mentors, post-doctoral fellows and institutional representatives for five days of talks, panel discussions, breakout sessions and poster presentations.
We asked the organisers of the Young Investigators' Meeting (YIM) 2019 (B Anand, IIT-Guwahati, Dipyaman Ganguly, IICB-Kolkata, Richa Rikhy, IISER-Pune and Smita Jain, IndiaBioscience) a few questions about the upcoming meeting, including how the participants can make the most of the experience. Here is what they had to say.
The first-ever Regional Young Investigators Meeting was held in Hyderabad on 18 - 19 August, 2018. Organized with the motto of "Congregate – Collate – Collaborate", the meeting brought together academicians, industry representatives, start-ups and educators from all over the city for two days jam-packed with seminars, panel discussions and poster presentations, all geared towards enabling the formation of large and small-scale scientific collaborations and networks within the city.