Regional Young Investigators’ Meetings (RYIM) 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 promote networking in local scientific communities and foster collaborative leadership among YIs in the region.

Importantly, RYIMs are expected to be no-garland’ events, optimized 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), Hyderabad, will be organized at Mahindra University, Hyderabad as a multi-institutional effort with the organizers from Mahindra University, IKP Knowledge Park, University of Hyderabad, Center for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research,National Institute of Animal Biotechnology, Osmania University, and LV Prasad Eye Institute, which will be conducted across two days (2 February — 3 February 2024). The meeting will end with a Crafting Your Career (CYC) workshop on 3 February 2024.

RYIM Hyderabad 2024

On behalf of IndiaBioscience and the local organising committee, RYIM Hyderabad would like to invite all researchers (young investigators, mid-career and senior scientists), postdoctoral fellows and early career researchers, educators, clinicians, science professionals and entrepreneurs to engage and create collaborative platforms where cutting-edge technologies and translational goals can be achieved.

RYIM Hyderabad 2024 is designed to provide a forum for young investigators from academia and industry to come together and discuss the challenges and opportunities of collaborative research. The first day of the meeting will focus on building relationships and sharing ideas, while the second day will focus on funding and career. The panel discussion on bottlenecks in high-end life science research will be a highlight of the meeting, as it will bring together leading experts from academia and industry. The open sessions and poster session will help YIs to Showcase and Collaborate”, an opportunity for all participants to share their thoughts on how to improve collaboration between academia and industry. RYIM Hyderabad also wishes to ignite the passion for science in young minds and to educate them about various career choices through the conference workshop on​‘Crafting Your Career’.

Meeting details

Dates: 2— 3 February 2024

Crafting Your Career (CYC)’ workshop: 3 February 2024

Meeting Focus Areas

  • Fostering Industry-Academia Collaboration

  • Grant-Writing and Funding Opportunities

  • Strengthening Domain-Specific Consortia

Meeting Format

  • Keynote address

  • Special invited talks

  • Panel discussions

  • Breakout sessions

  • Poster presentations

  • Crafting Your Career workshop

Meeting workshop

An IndiaBioscience-led Crafting Your Career (CYC) workshop


Day 1: 2 February 2024 — Synergising Innovation: Bringing Academia and Industry together

Venue: Mahindra University, Hyderabad 

  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.


  • 9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

    Welcome and Genesis of RYIM

  • 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

    Driving Innovation: Leveraging Regional Clusters to Foster Collaboration

    RICH, Hyderabad

  • 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

    Empowering the Next Generation: Facilitating Regional Integration for Young Investigators

    Ankita Rathore, IndiaBioscience

  • 10:15 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.

    Title: Transcending Boundaries: Bridging the Gap from Academic to Industrial Innovation

    Director, CSIR-CCMB, Hyderabad

  • 10:35 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.

    Title: Converging Horizons: Navigating Academic-Industrial Collaborations

    Genome Valley

  • 10:55 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

    Title: Forging Future Frontiers: Inter-Institute Academic Collaboration


  • 11:15 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.

    Tea Break

  • 11:35 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Poster session (1-50)


  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


  • 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Breakout session: Bridging the Gap: Industry Needs, Academic Resources, and Collaborative Solutions

    Multiple participant groups

  • 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Tea Break

  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    Panel Discussion: Unmasking the Truth: Animal Models vs. In Vitro Lab Models in Clinical Trials

    Panelists from DCGI, CRO, CDSCO

  • 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Takehome from Breakout Sessions

  • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Poster session (51-100)/ Interaction/ Dinner


Day 2: 3 February 2024 — Transcending Boundaries: Technology Transfer and Grant Writing

Venue: Mahindra University, Hyderabad

  • 9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

    Technology Transfer

  • 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

    Technology Transfer

  • 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

    Mission Program on PRaGeD

    Ashwin Dalal

  • 10:15 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.

    Global Funding Insights: Unlocking Opportunities for Young Researchers


  • 10:35 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.

    Charting the Path to Grants: Strategies for Successful Applications

    India Alliance/​NBM

  • 10:55 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

    Transforming Ideas into Impact: When and How to Pursue Translation Grants


  • 11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Summary of the RYIM Hyderabad 2024 and a follow up plan

    Organising Committee

  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Poster session (101-150)


  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


  • 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Crafting Your Career Workshop

    For PhD researchers and MSc students in life sciences and allied subjects


Applications are invited from scientists, postdoctoral and early career fellows, teachers, clinicians, and science professionals actively involved in research and education in the allied field of life sciences.

Registration is open to:

1. Young Investigators (YIs) or Group leaders, mid-career and senior scientists, faculty fellows, independent investigators (Ramalingaswami fellows, India Alliance fellows, Ramanujan Fellows, DST-Inspire, IYBA awardees, WOS scientists or similar)

2. Educators in colleges and universities

3. Clinicians

4. Postdoctoral fellows (Research Associates, Early career fellows, NPDFs)

5. Industry professionals, research and grants managers, science communicators, public engagement professionals, incubation centres and start-up 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. 

To register: Please fill this form.

Registration fees: INR 1000

The registration fee covers the conference kit, food, attendee certificates and resource materials. It does not include travel and accommodation.

The payment can be made by one of the three modes: 

  1. Transfer through UPI

  2. Through ICICI easypay eazy​pay​.ici​cibank​.com

    Please see the instructions here

  3. Bank transfer

      Name of Account – Mahindra University

      Name of Bank – ICICI Bank

      Bank Account Number – 404101000071

      Branch – Tech Mahindra Bahdaurpally Village, Rangareddy District, Hyderabad ‑500043

      Type of Account – Savings

      IFSC Code – ICIC0004041


      • In the payment note/​remarks, write: YourName_​RYIMH2024

      • Please save the transaction receipt/​screenshot of the payment confirmation. You will require this to submit your registration form.

      • This is a non-refundable amount

      Registrations close on: 21 January 2024.

      If you have questions, please email us at ryim​hyderabad@​gmail.​com.

      CYC workshop

      3 February 2024

      CYC workshop by IndiaBioscience

      The Crafting Your Career (CYC) workshop will be held from 3:00 – 5:00 pm on 3 February 2024 at the Mahindra University, Hyderabad.

      For PhD researchers and MSc students in life sciences and allied subjects.

      To register for the CYC workshop at RYIM Hyderabad, please fill out this form.

      IndiaBioscience CYC workshop trainers: Arushi Batra and Ankita Rathore 

      If you are interesting 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.

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

      IndiaBioscience is dedicated to providing an inclusive and 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.

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