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Over the past 10 years the Young Investigator’s meeting (YIM) organized by IndiaBioscience have helped young scientists from around the nation to come together on a single platform and shape the future of Indian science. It was decided at the 10 the YIM held in March, 2018 that local YIMs may play a crucial role in creating a stronger network among scientists across the country. With this vision Kolkata will host the first local chapter of YIM from Feb 5-6, 2019 at Presidency University, Kolkata. The theme of the meeting is “Together today for a better tomorrow”.

The meeting will include basic researchers and clinicians from diverse scientific background across Kolkata and nearby areas, who will come together to collate, collaborate and strengthen scientific networking and research advancement in this region. We are planning to incorporate not just scientific talks and posters, but also discussion sessions, and plenary talk. We also have plan to include a session on public engagement approaches and how we can initiate more participation from scientists, clinicians and educators alike in such initiatives. In these discussion sessions we hope to have productive communication among peers coming from neighbouring institutes/ laboratories/ universities in the region.

Event Details

Meeting Highlights:

  • Interaction among YIs engaged in life science and interdisciplinary research across Kolkata
  • Creating a common platform for sharing resources
  • Foster collaboration among young researchers and educators
  • Explore institutional strengths and shortfalls

Meeting Format:

  • YI talks
  • Poster Presentation
  • Panel Discussion


Day 1: February 5, 2019
8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration
9:00 am - 9:15 am Welcome address by Piyali Mukherjee (Organizer, YIM-K)
9:15 am - 9:25 am Engaging Communities Enabling Change by Smita Jain, IndiaBioscience
9:25 am - 9:45 am Key Note Lecture
9:45 am - 10:15 am Introduction by participants
10:15 am - 10:30 am Tea Break & Setting up posters
10:30 am - 11:30 am Talks by dignitaries
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Poster Session 1
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Panel Discussion: “Collate and Collaborate: an administrators’ perspective”
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Poster Session 2
3:30 pm - 4:40 pm Panel Discussion: “Collate and Collaborate: The investigators’ perspective”
4:30 pm - 5:20 pm Mentor talk
6:15 pm - 10:30 pm Conference Dinner
Day 2: February 6, 2019
9:00 am - 9:15 am Talk by dignitary
9:15 am - 10:45 am Panel Discussion: “Science, health and society: an educators’ perspective”
10:45 am - 12:00 noon Poster Session 3
12 noon - 1:00 pm Invited talks
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Panel Discussion: “Journey into science: setting up labs, mentoring students and getting funded”
3:00 pm - 4;00 pm Mentors talk
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Concluding remarks
4:30 pm - 4:40 pm Vote of Thanks
4:40 pm - 5:15 pm High Tea and departure


Registration Fees: INR 1000 (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 1000 (Includes Refreshments, Lunch and Dinner)

The bank account details are given below:

A/C NO - 35057908697


  • 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 yim2019kolkata[at]gmail[dot]com