Regional YIM 2018- Hyderabad  


Since 2009, IndiaBioscience has been organizing the Young Investigators’ Meeting (YIM) to bring together exceptional young scientists, senior researchers, heads of institutes, and representatives from funding agencies for discussions and interactions focusing on science and careers in a broad range of biological disciplines. Over the past ten years, this has resulted in the formation of a strong-knit community spread across the country. 2018 marked the tenth year of YIM, where alumni from previous years returned to revisit old friendships, start new collaborations, and share fresh ideas for developing their laboratories. At the same meeting, a need was felt for the existence of similar networks within regions which have a large number of science institutions, universities and industries doing cutting-edge research, in order to facilitate collaborations and encourage the formation of stronger local networks. Thus, the Hyderabad chapter of Regional YIM 2018 was born. The format of this meeting will be different from the national YIM, which will continue in its usual format.

On behalf of IndiaBioscience and local organizing committee, we would like to invite all active PIs across the life-science sector from Hyderabad (Academia and Industry) to attend a two-day meeting to Congregate — Collate — Collaborate” on the common cause of scientific advancement.

The report from the meeting can be read here.

Event Details

Meeting Highlights

  • Interact with young investigators engaged in life science research across Hyderabad 
  • Share your scientific interests and identify potential collaborators 
  • Explore Institutional strengths and shortfalls 
  • Identify common goals and platforms for Scientific and Infrastructure advancement 

Meeting Format

  • Short presentations
  • Breakout sessions followed by panel discussions


Day 1: 18th August 2018

8:30 am — 9:00 am 


9:00 am — 9:15 am 

Welcome and Genesis of RYIM 

9:15 am — 9:25 am 

Engaging Communities, Enabling Change” by Smita Jain, IndiaBioscience 

9:25 am — 9:45 am 

The research dilemma — a perspective” 

by Muralidhara Kambadur, Emeritus Professor, UoH 

9:45 am ‑10:45 am 

Introduction by participants (1−45)

10:45 am ‑11:15 am 

Tea Break & Setting up posters 

11:15 am ‑12:15 pm 

Introduction by participants (45−92)

12:15 pm — 1:00 pm 

Poster Session 1 (S. No 1 – 30) 

1:00 pm — 2:00 pm 

Lunch Break

2:00 pm — 3:30 pm 

Breakout Session 1 : Building Research Collaborations

3:30 pm — 4:15 pm 

Tea Break / Poster Session 2 (S. No 31 – 60) 

4:15 pm — 5:15 pm 

Showcasing Institutional Infrastructure

Swasti Raychaudhuri, CSIR-CCMB 

Rashna Bhandari, CDFD 

Rajagopal Subramanyam, UoH 

Aprotim Mazumder, TIFR Hyderabad 

Someswar R. Sagurthi, OU 

Vikas Sahu, MNR Hospital 

5:15 pm — 7:00 pm 

Panel discussion on Bottlenecks in high-end life science research:

Moderator :

Uday Saxena, Dr. Reddy’s Institute of Life Sciences 


Appa Rao Podile, Vice Chancellor, UoH 

Rakesh K. Mishra, Director, CSIR-CCMB 

Debashis Mitra, Director, CDFD 

Shashi Bala Singh, Director, NIPER-Hyd 

Reddanna Pallu, President, FABA & Prof. UoH 

Subeer S. Majumdar, Director, NIAB 

Shivaji Sisinthy, Director-Research, LVPEI 

Deepanwita Chattopadhyay, CEO, IKP Knowledge Park 

7:00 pm onwards 


Day 2: 19th August 2018

9:00 am — 9:15 am 

Ron Vale, UCSF (via Skype) 

9:15 am — 10:45 am 

Funding for collaborative research and technology development

Viswanadham Duppatla, IKP Knowledge Park 

Ramjee Pallela, Atal Incubation Centre, CSIR-CCMB 

Chandra Shekhar Sharma, IIT‑H

Suman Kapur, BITS Pilani (Hyderabad campus) 

10:45 am ‑11:30 am 

Tea Break / Poster Session 3 (S. No 61 – 92) 

11:30 am — 1:00 pm 

Breakout Session 2 

Public Outreach / Consortium Projects / Start-up Myths

1:00 pm — 2:00 pm 


2:00 pm — 3:00 pm 

Open discussion on Collate & Collaborate 

3:00 pm — 3:30 pm 

Conclusions and Feedback 

3:30 pm — 3:40 pm 

Vote of Thanks 

3:40 pm — 4:00 pm 

High Tea


Registration Fees: INR 750 (Includes Refreshments, Lunch and Dinner)

You can pay the Registration Fee via online/​wire transfer (from any bank). 

Registration involves the following steps.

  1. Payment of the registration fees
  2. Filling the registration form
  3. Submission of registration form

Payment of registration fees

Registration Fees: INR 750 (Includes Refreshments, Lunch and Dinner)

The bank account details are given below: 

Name of the account holder: Bioquest 

Bank: State Bank of India 

Account number: 35149082985 

Branch Code/​IFSC: SBIN0005916


  • Please save the transaction ID and the screen-shot of payment confirmation. You will require this to submit your registration form
  • This is a non-refundable amount


For any queries, please contact yim2018hyd[at]gmail[dot]com