IndiaBioscience in partnership with Presidency University, Kolkata, presents a hands-on workshop for selected participants and an open session featuring career talks by distinguished science professionals.

Session 1 | Hands-on Training by the IndiaBioscience Team | 9:30

AM — 1:15 PM

More opportunities than ever are present today in the science ecosystem. The morning session will feature hands-on training by IndiaBioscience designed to provide the requisite knowledge, tools, and techniques for students to navigate and craft their career path. This session will be conducted for 100 selected participants.

Session 2 | Career Talks by Science Professionals | 

2:00 PM — 5:30 PM

The afternoon session will feature career talks by various science professionals across the spectrum, followed by a panel discussion on science careers. This session is open to all those who register.


(Session 1)

Hands-on Training on Crafting your Career by the IndiaBioscience Team


    Lakshmi Ganesan

    Program Manager, Digital Initiatives


    Shreya Ghosh

    Program Manager - Science Communication


(Session 2)

Career Talks by Science Professionals and Discussion Panel

Abhik Saha, Assistant Professor and a Wellcome Trust / DBT India Alliance Fellow, Dept. of Life Science, Presidency University, Kolkata

Debjani Saha, Group Product Manager at Premas Life Sciences Pvt Ltd., New Delhi

Maitrayee DasGupta, Professor, Molecular Cell Biology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata

Mohammad Atif Alam, Senior Business Development and Project Manager, C‑CAMP, Bengaluru

Nidhan K. Biswas, Assistant Professor, National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG), Kalyani

Sarah Iqbal, Lead, Science Communication & Public Engagement, The Wellcome Trust / DBT India Alliance, New Delhi


  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM


  • 9:30 AM - 9:35 AM

    Introduction to the workshop and trainers

  • 9:35 AM - 11:00 AM

    Session 1: Hands-on Workshop on Crafting your Career by IndiaBioscience

  • 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

    Tea / Coffee and Snacks

  • 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM

    Session 1: Hands-on Workshop on Crafting your Career by IndiaBioscience (continued)

  • 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM


  • 2:00 PM - 2:10 PM

    Remarks by Anuradha Lohia, Vice Chancellor, Presidency University

  • 2:10 PM - 2:30 PM

    "An Educator's Journey: Lessons Learned from Microbes", talk by Abhik Saha

  • 2:30 PM - 2:50 PM

    Career talk by Debjani Saha

  • 2:50 PM - 3:10 PM

    Career talk by Maitrayee DasGupta

  • 3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

    Tea / Coffee and Snacks

  • 3:30 PM - 3:50 PM

    Career talk by Mohammad Atif Alam

  • 3:50 PM - 4:10 PM

    "Decision matters: my journey from biology to informatics", talk by Nidhan K. Biswas

  • 4:10 PM - 4:30 PM

    Career talk by Sarah Iqbal

  • 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

    Panel Discussion and Concluding Remarks & Sharing Experiences (students)

  • 5:15 PM - 5:30 PM

    Tea and Departure


Online registration for this event is now closed.

Registration on-the-site will begin at 9 AM on Fri, Sep 20, for all participants who are selected to attend.

Please use the form above to register for the workshop. Please note that 100 participants will be selected for session 1 of the workshop which entails the hands-on training by the IndiaBioscience team. Selection of candidates for session 1 is on the basis of students’ answers to the question on motivation to attend workshop’ on the registration form. The career talks in session 2 are open to all who register.

Please note that a registration fee of INR 300 will be collected to support event logistics. Once registered online, you can complete the payment by cash at the registration counter on the day of the event. Registration for the event (sessions 1 and 2) will be completed upon filling the form and making the payment.



Presidency University

Address: P.C. Mahalanobis Hall, 86, 1, College St, Calcutta University Rd, Kolkata, West Bengal 700073

Email: cyc2019kolkata@​gmail.​com

Phone: +
91 8017086495



P.C. Mahalanobis Hall, Presidency University, 86, 1, College St, Calcutta University Rd, Kolkata, West Bengal 700073

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