IndiaBioscience has been organizing Young Investigators’ Meetings (YIM) over the past 11 years to enable and provide a platform for intellectual exchange among young scientists across different scientific disciplines. In order to allow more such interactions to happen at a local level, Regional Young Investigator meetings were begun in 2018. The first two Regional YIMs in Hyderabad and Kolkata were highly successful and allowed researchers from across disciplines to come together to collaborate and share their expertise.

The present meeting will be organized in Delhi-NCR and will be conducted for two days (6 - 7 August 2019) at National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi. This meeting will include keynote/plenary talks, lectures, and poster sessions on advanced and emerging themes, as well as invigorating panel discussions on various trends in life sciences research, which will help boost the career of the young investigators. The meeting will also have group discussions and mentor talks. This meeting will serve as a great networking platform where young scientists and researchers can share their experiences, approaches, contacts, activities outside the lab etc. and build new collaborations. Therefore, we hope that this interactive meeting will enhance knowledge, networking opportunities, and career guidance for young scientists in the Delhi-NCR region.

On behalf of IndiaBioscience and the local organizing committee, we would like to invite all active researchers (Academia and Industry) and science professionals across the life-science sector from the Delhi-NCR region to attend a productive two-day meeting for the advancement of science.

Event Details

Meeting Highlights

  • Enhancing Interaction of Young Investigators (YI) engaged in life science research across Delhi and NCR.
  • Helping each other by sharing resources and platforms
  • Accelerating collaboration among researchers
  • Enhancing institutional strengths
  • Translating ideas into products

Meeting Format:

  • Mentor talks
  • Networking sessions
  • Poster Presentations
  • Panel Discussions
  • Special Talk on Science Communication


Day 1: Aug 6th, 2019
8:30 am - 9:20 amRegistration
9:20 am - 9:25 amWelcome address: Jagadis Gupta Kapuganti, NIPGR, New Delhi
9:25 am - 9:30 amOpening remarks: Ramesh V Sonti, Director, NIPGR
9:30 am - 9:40 amEngaging Communities Enabling Change; Smita Jain, Executive Director, IndiaBioscience
9:40 am - 10:05 amKeynote address: K VijayRaghavan, Principal scientific adviser, Govt of India
10:05 am - 10:35 amPlenary Talk 1: New Initiatives by DBT; Renu Swarup, Secretary, DBT (TBC)
10:35 am - 11:00 amPlenary Talk 2: Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, DST
11:00 am - 11:30 amTea Break (plus setting up of posters & Group photograph)
11:30 am - 12:00 pmIYBA for Young PIs by Meenakshi Munshi, Advisor, DBT (TBC)

New research programs for young scientists by Sandeep Verma, Secretary, SERB
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmIntroduction by participants
1: 00 pm - 2: 00 pmLunch Break
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmPanel Discussion 1: The art of establishing and maintaining collaboration
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmTalk: Importance of Science Communication
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmTea Break
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmPanel Discussion 2: Emerging trends in life science research
5:00 pm - 6:30 pmPoster session
6:30 pm - 7:30 pmCultural Program
7: 30 pm onwards…..Gala Dinner
Day 2: Aug 7th, 2019
9:30 am - 10:15 amPlenary Talk 3: Satyajit Mayor, Director, NCBS
10:15 am - 11:00 amPlenary Talk 4: Rajesh S. Ghokale, NII
11:00 am - 11:30 amTea Break
11:30 am - 12:30 pmShort talks by representatives from new instrumentation facilities in Delhi-NCR: (TBC)
IIT facility
JNU Facility
NIPGR Genomics
12:30 pm - 1:15 pmPanel Discussion 3:
Women in Leadership
1:15 pm - 2:30 pmLunch
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmPanel discussion 4:
Key points in smooth running of a successful lab
3:00 pm - 3:15 pmTalk: How to file successful patent application?
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Talk: Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Fellowships

Talk: Importance of Innovation in Biological Research or Industry-Academia partnership, BIRAC

3:45 pm - 4:00 pmVote of Thanks
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmHigh Tea and departure


Registration Fee: INR 3000 (Includes Refreshments, Lunch and Dinner)

  1. Fill in the registration form by clicking on the link below.
  2. Submit the registration form.

Participants will be informed about the selection status on or before 9th July 2019. Only the selected candidates should pay the registration fee after 9th July 2019.


For any queries, please contact yim2019delhi@gmail.com

The last date for registration has been extended till 5th July 2019.