Regional YIMs aim to build local networks of scientists and science professionals with an aim to promote regional collaborations and change. The RYIMs are intended to be Young Investigator (YI) driven endeavours that will not only promote the ethos of YIMs in local scientific communities but also foster collaborative leadership among YIs in the region.

Importantly, RYIMs are expected to be no-garland’ events, optimised towards a supportive and collaborative environment for the participants, resource personnel and organisers. RYIMs will ensure diversity and representation across gender and other demographics for participants, speakers, panellists and resource personnel.

The Regional Young Investigators’ Meeting (2023−2024), Lucknow will be organised at CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow and will be conducted across three days (13 September — 15 September 2023).

RYIM Lucknow, 2023 – 2024

On behalf of IndiaBioscience and the local organising committee, RYIM Lucknow would like to invite all active researchers (final year PhD researchers, postdoctoral fellows, faculty members, young PIs, group leaders, independent investigators, early career researchers, faculty fellows including Ramanujan, Ramalingaswami, DST INSPIRE, India Alliance fellows, senior scientists from academia and industry) and science professionals (science communicators, grants and research managers), educators, clinicians, researchers from incubation centres, start-ups, entrepreneurs. 

RYIM Lucknow aims to provide a platform where young scientists and researchers can share their experiences and approaches. This meeting will guide young researchers on leadership and mentorship, the art of establishing a research group, sustaining collaborations, and grant writing. 

The meeting will also host a session focusing on the core facilities present at the local institutions so that there is awareness and maximal usage of available resources. 

Meeting details

Dates: 13 September — 15 September 2023

Crafting Your Career (CYC) Workshop: 15 September 2023

Meeting Focus Areas

  • Enhancing interactions between Young Investigators (YIs) in the region

  • Human Resource Development: Skill development for leading a research group 

  • Funding opportunities and grant writing

  • A showcase of core facilities of the region that is open for access for researchers 

  • Navigating through challenges faced by early career researchers

  • Towards innovations

  • Art of establishing and maintaining successful collaborations

What’s more in RYIM Lucknow? 

  • A total of 5 childcare grants will be offered 

  • Sci-art exhibition wall

Meeting Format

  • Plenary lectures

  • Keynote talks

  • Panel discussions

  • Flash talks

  • Breakout sessions

  • Networking sessions

  • Grant writing: Do’s and don’ts

Meeting workshop

An IndiaBioscience-led Crafting Your Career (CYC) workshop 


Day 1: 13 September 2023

  • 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

    Registration and issue of registration kits

    RYIM team

  • 9:30 - 9:35 a.m.

    Welcome address

    RYIM team

  • 9:35 - 9:40 a.m.

    Remarks by the Director, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow

    Radha Rangarajan, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow

  • 9:40 - 10:00 a.m.

    Engaging Communities, Enabling Change

    Karishma Kaushik, IndiaBioscience

  • 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

    Skills for running a lab successfully and building a local community

    Arun Shukla, IIT Kanpur

  • 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

    High tea

  • Session 1

  • 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

    Plenary talk 1: Taking your mentorship to the next level

    LS Shashidhara, NCBS, Bangalore

  • 11:30 a.m.- 12:00 noon

    Plenary talk 2:Translational research: Understanding the continuum from bench to bedside

    Radha Rangarajan, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow

  • 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.

    Panel discussion 1: The art of establishing and maintaining collaboration and the cross-talk between researchers and clinicians

    Radha Rangarajan, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow; Bushra Ateeq, IIT Kanpur; Amita Aggarwal, SGPGIMS, Lucknow

  • 12:45 - 1:00 p.m.

    Group photo

  • 1:00-3:00 p.m.

    Lunch break, Poster session 1, and Meet your role model (in parallel)

  • Session 2

  • 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

    Let's take you to the virtual tour of core facilities of Institutes/Universities

    DST-SATHI, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi; SAIF, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow; IIT Kanpur

  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Flash talks by Young Investigators

  • 5:15 - 5:45 p.m.

    Tea/Coffee break

  • 7:30 p.m. - onwards

    Social mixer, networking, and dinner

Day 2: 14 September 2023

  • Session 3

  • 09:30 - 10:10 a.m.

    Plenary Talk 4: Tips and tricks towards successful grant applications and funding opportunities

    Sanjay Batra, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow

  • 10:10 - 10:40 a.m.

    Plenary Talk 5: Managing your time and towards a healthy work-life balance

    Amita Aggarwal, SGPGIMS, Lucknow

  • 10:40 - 11:10 a.m.

    Tea/Coffee break

  • 11:10 a.m.- 12:10 p.m.

    Flash talks by Young Investigators (7)

  • 12:10-1:00 p.m.

    Let's take you to the virtual tour of core facilities of Institutes/Universities

    CBMR, Lucknow; IISER Bhopal

  • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    Lunch break & Poster session II (40 each) and Meet your role model (YIs) in parallel

  • Session 4

  • 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

    Plenary talk 5: Creating impact of your research - use of elevator pitches and social media accounts

    Smita Jain, Cactus Communications

  • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

    Panel discussion 2: Challenges of ECRs in Indian academia

    Saman Habib, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow; Anindita Bhadra, IISER Kolkata; Niti Kumar, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow; Moderated by Gitanjali Yadav, NIPGR, New Delhi

  • 4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

    Breakout session

    Setting up boundaries and gaining visibility as a group leader

  • 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.

    Tea/Coffee and departure

Day 3: 15 September 2023

  • 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

    Crafting Your Career (CYC) workshop by IndiaBioscience (Ankita Rathore and Karishma S Kaushik)

    For PhD researchers and Postdoctoral fellows

  • 1:00-2:00 p.m.

    Lunch break and departure


Applications are invited from scientists and science professionals actively involved in research intersecting with life sciences, preferably from the regions of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar. 

Registration is open to:

  1. Young PIs (Preferably within 8 years of starting independent research), group leaders, scientists, faculty, faculty fellows, independent investigators, early-career researchers, Ramalingaswami fellows, India Alliance fellows, Ramanujan Fellows, DST-Inspire, Ramanujan fellows, IYBA awardees, WOS scientists)

  2. Postdoctoral fellows

  3. Final-year PhD students 

  4. Clinicians, educators, industry professionals, research and grants managers, science communicators, public engagement professionals, incubation centres and startups associated researchers, and entrepreneurs. 

Please note that it is not necessary to be a YIM alumnus to participate in this meeting and there is no age bar for registration. Seats are limited, so please hurry up. 

If you have questions, regarding registration or eligibility, please email ryim2023.​lucknow@​gmail.​com.

Registration fees:

PhD students — INR 700 

Postdoctoral fellows — INR 1500 

Young PIs, faculty, academic scientists and other professionals — INR 2000 

Registration fees covers conference kit, food, resource materials. It does not include travel and accommodation.

To register for this event, please fill this form: bit​.ly/​R​e​g​i​s​t​e​r​R​Y​I​M​L​u​cknow

Registration deadline: August 28, 2023

Note: Please complete the payment only after your participation has been confirmed by the organisers.

Payments will be only through SBI collect. 

For payment details, please follow the guidelines given in this link: bit​.ly/​S​B​I​P​a​yment


For booking your accommodation for the meeting, please refer to the following details. Rates are discounted. 

For queries, please mention Accommodation request for RYIM Lucknow” in the subject line of the email.





Guest house at CSIR Institutes

CDRI & nearby CSIR Institutes

At availability

INR 300/​day

This has limited seats and is available on a first come, first serve basis. For booking, please write to ryim2023.​lucknow@​gmail.​com with the subject line Accomodation request for RYIM Lucknow in guest house”


Hotel RK Inn

Jankipuram Sector 7 

(1 km from CDRI)

INR 2000/​day

Single/​double room

Phone: 9335921617


The Revanta

Opposite CDRI, Sitapur Road

Single — INR 2500/​day

Double – INR 3000/​day

Phone: 07570027777

CYC Workshop

15 September 2023

The Crafting Your Career (CYC) workshop by IndiaBioscience will be held from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on 15 September 2023 at CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow for interested PhD researchers and Postdoctoral fellows registered for RYIM Lucknow.

IndiaBioscience workshop trainers: Ankita Rathore and Karishma S Kaushik.

If you are interested in attending the CYC workshop, please indicate this in the registration form for the meeting. Participants will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis. IndiaBioscience will aim to include as many participants as possible.

More information on CYC can be found here.

Code of Conduct

All IndiaBioscience Meetings, Workshops, and Conferences are subject to a Conference Code of Conduct.

IndiaBioscience is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, caste, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues (virtual or physical) and event-related social events.

Speakers and Presenters: Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for the event venue, including talks and posters. Sexist, racist or exclusionary jokes are not acceptable.

Participants: Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, caste, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Sponsors: Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy.

Virtual events: Attendees, Speakers, Trainers and Event Organisers are required to keep all e‑communications — emails, online presentations, webinar chat/Q&A sessions etc — professional and respectful. As with the physical events, at online seminars/​workshops/​courses and associated correspondence, sexual language/​imagery and harassment are not appropriate and will not be tolerated.

Action: Attendees asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately. If an attendee engages in behaviour that violates this code of conduct, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender, expelling him or her from the premises with no refund or expelling them from the virtual event (i.e. webinar, workshop, course etc).

Conference staff members are there to help participants contact appropriate authorities, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

Contact: If you are harassed, have noticed that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact: ryim@​indiabioscience.​org

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