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About the Webinar

The scientific ecosystem in India is ever-expanding, and more opportunities than ever are present today for those who wish to build their careers in science. This new series of webinars by IndiaBioscience will discuss several such career trajectories as well as provide the requisite knowledge, tools and techniques for science graduates to navigate and craft their career paths.

For our first session, join us for an interactive discussion centred around science careers — what they are, how to approach the choice of a career path, and how to match them with your own skills, interests, and values. We will also be joined by Ponnari Gottipati, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, and Madhankumar Anandhakrishnan, DBT/​Wellcome Trust India Alliance, who will discuss their individual career journeys in the rapidly developing field of research management. 

This session is suitable for students who are currently pursuing or have recently completed a BSc, MSc, or PhD in any life science field, as well as postdoctoral fellows and research scholars. 

Date and Time: Friday, 31 July 2020 | 3:30 PM — 5:00 PM IST

Invited Speakers

Ponnari Gottipati

Consultant Grants Manager, The LV Prasad Eye Institute

Ponnari Gottipati is a Research Management, Science Education and Outreach consultant. She is currently consulting for LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad as Grants Manager and co-leads the Superheroes Against Superbugs Public Engagement initiative on Antibiotic Resistance. Trained in Molecular Biology with a PhD from University of Sheffield and Postdoc from University of Oxford, she was previously at the DBT/​Wellcome Trust India Alliance.

Madhankumar Anandhakrishnan

Grants Manager, DBT/​Wellcome Trust India Alliance

Following a PhD in structural biology from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Madhan joined the India Alliance as a Grants Adviser in late 2013. Besides his regular grants advising duties, he was involved in coordinating the Alliance’s science communication training activities and the pilot phase of India Research Management Initiative (IRMI), a programme aimed at strengthening research ecosystems in India. As Senior Grants Adviser, he served as Secretary to the Alliance’s fellowship selection committees. In mid-2019, he assumed the role of Grants Manager and currently oversees pre-award and post-award management for the Early Career Fellowship and Clinical and Public Health Fellowship schemes.


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  • Ponnari Gottipati

  • Madhankumar Anandhakrishnan

  • Lakshmi Ganesan

    Program Manager, Digital Initiatives

  • Smita Jain

    Executive Director

  • Shreya Ghosh

    Program Manager - Science Communication