The India Research Management Initiative (IRMI) of DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance aims to "strengthen research ecosystems in India by building capacity for research management and creating a community of practice that support knowledge creation and innovation for addressing global challenges." Its first annual conference brought together various stakeholders on a virtual platform.
Up to 5 fellowships will be offered to recent life science graduates for a one-year project at Harvard University and other institutions in the Boston area.
C-CAMP, Bangalore and the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) signed a Letter of Intent to create an Indo-US life science innovation hub.
Thousands of researchers have joined hands online and on the ground to secure a large increase in stipends. Students welcomed the announcements of fellowship hikes from DST and UGC, even as the negotiations continue.
Padma Shri Prof. VijayRaghavan’s appointment as the new Secretary of Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has met with a unanimous cheer from the life-sciences community. We at IndiaBioscience and NCBS News asked a cross section of the life-sciences community to suggest things they would like Vijay to do. Read on to find out the wishlist and Vijay’s response to the community as he outlines his plans for the future…