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About

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 three Regional YIMs in Hyderabad, Kolkata, and New Delhi were highly successful and allowed researchers and other science professionals from across disciplines to come together to collaborate and share their expertise.

The Regional Young Investigators’ Meeting - West will be organized at Jodhpur and will be conducted for three days (31st October - 2nd November 2019) at Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur, Rajasthan. This meeting will include keynote/ plenary talks 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 young investigators. This meeting will serve as a great networking platform where young scientists and researchers can share their experiences, approaches, contacts, activities outside the lab and build new collaborations. We hope this interactive meeting will enhance knowledge, networking opportunities and provide career guidance for young scientists in institutes of Western India.

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 Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Maharashtra to attend a productive three-day meeting for the advancement of scientific research and education.

Event details

Meeting Highlights

  • Enhancing Interaction of Young Investigators (YI) engaged in life science research across Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra.
  • Helping each other by sharing resources and platforms
  • Accelerating collaboration among researchers from interdisciplinary domains
  • Enhancing institutional strengths
  • Translating ideas into products


Meeting Format

  • Plenary Lectures
  • Keynote talks
  • Industry and Start-ups Interaction session
  • Networking sessions
  • Grant writing session
  • Teaser presentations
  • Poster Presentations

Programme

Day 1: October 31st, 2019

  • 13:00 - 14:00

    Registration


  • 14:00 - 14:05

    Welcome: Sushmita Jha, Associate Professor, Department of Bioscience and Bioengineering, IIT Jodhpur


  • 14:05 - 14:15

    Opening Remarks: Santanu Chaudhury, Director, IIT Jodhpur


  • 14:15 - 14:30

    Introduction to CYC, Smita Jain, Executive Director, IndiaBioscience


  • 14:30 - 16:00

    Crafting Your Career Workshop by IndiaBioscience


  • 16:00 - 16:15

    High Tea


  • 16:15 - 18:00

    Crafting Your Career Workshop by IndiaBioscience

Day 2: November 1st, 2019

  • 09:30 - 09:45

    Opening Remarks: Santanu Chaudhury, Director, IIT Jodhpur


  • 09:45 - 10:15

    Engaging Communities, Enabling Change: Smita Jain, Executive Director, IndiaBioscience


  • 10:15 - 11:00

    Keynote Address: Mitali Mukherji, IGIB


  • 11:00 - 11:30

    High Tea


  • 11:30 - 12:00

    Plenary Talk: Rama Jayasunder, AIIMS Delhi


  • 12:00 - 12:30

    Plenary Talk: Ramesh K. Mehta, Mehta & Mehta Associates


  • 12:30 - 13:00

    Plenary Talk: Santanu Chaudhury, Director, IIT Jodhpur


  • 13:00 - 14:00

    Lunch


  • 14:00 - 15:00

    Panel Discussion 1: Panel Discussion on Women in STEM


  • 15:00 - 15:30

    Plenary Talk: Jamuna Rajeswaran, NIMHANS


  • 15:30 - 16:00

    Special Session 2: Panel Discussion on Opportunities in Industry Panelists, Debayan Ghosh, Vijay Chandru


Day 3: November 2nd, 2019

  • 09:30 - 10:15

    Keynote Address: Vijay Chandru, co-founder, chairman, Strand Life science


  • 10:15 - 11:00

    Keynote Address: L S Shashidhara, Ashoka University and IISER Pune


  • 11:00 - 11:30

    Plenary Talk: Dulal Panda, IITB


  • 11:30 - 12:00

    Plenary Talk: Debayan Ghosh, CEO, Epygen, Dubai


  • 12:00 - 12:30

    Tea (setting up of posters and group photographs)


  • 12:00 - 12:30

    Teaser presentations (5 minute each, in parallel sessions)


  • Artificial intelligence and computational biology


  • Bioengineering


  • Materials Biology and Chemical Biology


  • Cognitive science and psychology


  • Integrative approaches for disease biology in Medical Sciences


  • 12:30 - 13:30

    Poster Session


  • 13:30 - 14:30

    Lunch


  • 14:30 - 16:15

    Biology through an interdisciplinary lens: Research talks from IIT Jodhpur, BITS Pilani, AIIMS Jodhpur


  • 16:15 - 16:30

    Tea


  • 16:30 - 17:15

    Keynote Address: Nirmal Kumar Ganguly, Former Director General (ICMR), Visiting Professor of Eminence, Policy Center for Biomedical Research, THSTI, Faridabad


  • 17:15 - 18:00

    Keynote Address: Girish Sahni, Former Director General CSIR and secretary DSIR


  • 18:00 - 17:00

    Prize Distribution


  • 20:00 onwards

    Gala Dinner

Registration

Registration Fee:

Academicians: INR 4000
Industry: INR 6000

  1. Pay the fee using the following link and take the screenshot of the transaction proof: https://oa.iitj.ac.in/ePay
  2. Fill in the registration form by clicking on the link below and upload the transaction proof

The last date for registration is extended until October 25, 2019.

Note: Onsite registration will also be available, please carry your debit card.

Click here to register

For more details, please visit: http://home.iitj.ac.in/~sumitk/RYIM.htm or contact yim2019jodhpur@gmail.com

Organisers


IIT Jodhpur: Sushmita Jha, Anil Tiwari, Sushmita Paul, Samanwita Pal, Ankita Sharma, Puneet Sharma, Sumit Kalra

AIIMS Jodhpur: Kuldeep Singh

IIT Gandhinagar: Sivapriya Kirubakaran, Sriram Kanvah

Ahmedabad University: Vivek Tanavade