Biology is like a giant tree, with branches that are as numerous as theyare diverse, proliferating in different directions, defining trajectories of their own. Nevertheless, they engage in dialogues and often join to build bridges, addressing questions of common interest. IISER Kolkata aims to pay tribute to interdisciplinary modern biology onthe occasion of its 10th year celebration through a sympoiusm on “Advances in Life Sciences”. The symposium will showcase modern biology in its diverse glory over three main sessions – Disease Biology, Genomics and Evolution and Interdisciplinary Biology. We invite you to participate in the symposium that will host eminent scientists and provide a platform for students to present posters on their research. The three-day long meeting will provide ample opportunity for informal discussions between students and faculty and facilitate future collaborations.