Programme

YIM 2021 virtual meeting will feature:

  • Mentor talks by renowned mid-career scientists from India.
  • Special talks on leadership, scientific integrity, community outreach and science communication
  • Panel discussions and breakout session on topics pertinent to young researchers
  • Informal networking session

Please note that this year the Postdoctoral Fellows' (PDF) Meeting will be conducted separately from the YIM 2021. It is scheduled for May 2021 and the details will be made available shortly on the Postdoctoral Fellows' Meeting page. Nonetheless, PDF Meeting participants are welcome to attend the YIM as well. Please check the ‘Who can attend’ page for more details.

17 March

DAY 1: Young Investigators' Meeting 2021

  • 16:30 - 16:35

    Welcome

    Karishma Kaushik, SPPU, Pune


  • 16:35 - 16.40

    Housekeeping Instructions


  • 16:40 - 16:45

    Introduction to IndiaBioscience: Engaging Communities, Enabling Change

    Smita Jain, IndiaBioscience


  • 16.45 - 16.50

    Opening Remarks

    Satyajit Mayor, NCBS


  • 16:50 - 17:20

    Developing Future Leaders

    Renu Swarup, Secretary, DBT


  • 17:20 - 17:50

    Translational Cancer Research in a Premier Engineering Institute: A Rewarding Journey

    Bushra Ateeq, IIT Kanpur


  • 17:55 - 18:55

    The Changing Times - Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Scientific Ecosystem

    Jyotsna Dhawan, CCMB; Ron Vale, Janelia Research Campus, USA; Sandhya S. Visweswariah, IISc; Shahid Jameel, Ashoka University; Moderator: Rashna Bhandari, CDFD


  • 19:00 - 20:00

    How to Steer Your Research and Mentor Students

    B Nagaraj, IISER Pune; Lolitika Mandal, IISER Mohali; Vidita Vaidya, TIFR, Mumbai

18 March

DAY 2: Young Investigators' Meeting 2021

  • 16:30 - 17:00

    Lounge


  • 17:00 - 17:05

    Introduction to Day 2



  • 17:40 - 18:40

    Building a Research Group

    Bodhisatta Nandy, IISER Berhampur ; Deepa Agashe, NCBS; Roop Mallik, IIT Bombay; Urmila Kulkarni-Kale, SPPU, Pune; Moderator: Imroze Khan, Ashoka University


  • 18:45 - 19:15

    Connecting with Communities

    Sarah Iqbal, DBT/ Wellcome Trust India Alliance


  • 19:15 - 19:45

    Academic Communication Beyond Publications

    Shane Rydquist, Cactus Communications


  • 19:45 - 20:45

    Indian & International Funding Scenarios & Opportunities

    A.V. Balachandar, SERB; Meenakshi Munshi, DBT; Sanjay Mishra, DST; Vasan Sambandamurthy, India Alliance; Moderator: Vasudharani Devanathan, IISER Tirupati

19 March

DAY 3: Young Investigators' Meeting 2021

  • 16:30 - 17:00

    Lounge


  • 17:00 - 17:05

    Introduction to Day 3


  • 17:05 - 17:35

    Lessons from adaptive shifts in metabolic and regulatory networks in mycobacteria

    Sharmistha Banerjee, University of Hyderabad


  • 17:40 - 18:10

    EMBO | IndiaBioscience Online Seminars presents: Good scientific practice - dos and don'ts in life sciences

    Reinhard Jahn, Georg August University Göttingen, Germany


  • 18:15 - 19:25

    Research Assessment: What is DORA?

    Anna Hatch, ASCB; K VijayRaghavan, PSA, Govt of India; Rahul Siddharthan, IMSc; Satyajit Mayor, NCBS; Shahid Jameel, Ashoka University; Moderator: Satyajit Mayor, NCBS


  • 19:30 - 19.50

    Interaction with Mentor-1

    LS Shashidhara, Ashoka University; Moderator: Karishma Kaushik, SPPU, Pune


  • 19.50 - 20.40

    Interaction with Mentors-2

    Aurnab Ghose, IISER Pune; B Nagaraj, IISER Pune; Bushra Ateeq, IIT Kanpur; Sharmistha Banerjee, University of Hyderabad; Vidita Vaidya, TIFR, Mumbai;
    Moderator: Karishma Kaushik, SPPU, Pune


  • 20:40 - 20:45

    Closing Remarks

    Satyajit Mayor, NCBS


  • 20:45 - 20:55

    Announcement of Prizes and Acknowledgements