BioAsia, one of the largest annual biotechnology conferences in Asia, was held at Hyderabad from 25th -27th February 2019. With this year’s theme being “Life Sciences 4.0 – Disrupt the Disruption”, BioAsia addressed roadmaps, policies and economic changes required for the progress of biotechnology, particularly with regards to applications like digital healthcare, personalized medicine and new-age therapeutics.
The MANAV Project aims to create an open and interactive atlas of human biology by compiling, curating and synthesizing data at the molecular, cellular, tissue and organismic level from scientific literature and public databases. The project was launched in New Delhi on 10 May 2019.
The TNQ Distinguished Lectureship Series aims to bring the Indian scientific community in close contact with world-renowned researchers and inspire young minds to choose a scientific path. This year's speaker, Helen H Hobbs from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, will be addressing audiences on Hyderabad, Bengaluru and New Delhi on 11, 13 and 15 Feb respectively.
The Workshop for Women in Science Journalism was held from 12 to 15 November 2018, at NCBS, Bangalore. Jointly organised by British Council India through the Newton-Bhabha Fund and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune, and supported by IndiaBioscience, this workshop aimed at providing training and resources to women in science who are considering a career in science journalism.
The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance and the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) jointly facilitated the India-EMBO Symposium titled 'From synapses to memory: RNA based regulatory mechanisms' recently held at the National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), Manesar. The symposium spanned across four days (15 - 18 October) and witnessed the coming together of luminaries in the field of molecular neuroscience, both national and international.
At the 8th annual India Alliance fellows’ meeting, scientists spanning several disciplines and career stages came together to discuss innovative findings and to share their experience about the practical side of doing research in India.
The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) collaborated with Delhi Dance Theater and PULSE to raise awareness about HIV vaccine development and highlight the struggles of HIV-positive individuals.