Isolation enriched: Setting up a lab during the pandemic
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by Pavan Agarwal
3d ago
Pavan Agarwal is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Molecular Neurosciences of Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE). In this invited article, he recounts his rollercoaster journey of setting up an independent research group during a pandemic as a newly returned young investigator in India. Starting a lab and going from ‘zero to one’ is never easy, but what a wild ride the last few years have been! To borrow from Dickens- ‘It was the best of times and it was the worst of times.’ I had been a Postdoc at HHMI, Janelia before moving back to India. A ..read more
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Translating human evolutionary history to precision medicine
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by Shwetha C
3d ago
Date March 10-12, 2023 Location Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh Website bhu.ac.in → Association for Promotion of DNA Fingerprinting and Other DNA Technologies is a society of professionals interested in promotion of various DNA technologies and their applications in health care, agriculture, biology, law and social welfare with emphasis on ethical, social, and legal implications of these technologies. The ADNAT has close to 600 members from all over the country and abroad, comprising of research scientists and scholars from universities, institutes, hospitals, nursing homes, forensic laboratories and ..read more
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Mitochondria in Biology and Medicine
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by Shwetha C
4d ago
Date June 21-23, 2023 Location Hyderabad, Telangana Website www.cdfd.org.in/smrm → Mitochondria are classically more popular as the powerhouse of an organism. However, it has started making strides in various research areas of human concern in the last two decades. Large numbers of people in India, particularly children, are affected with mitochondrial diseases. However, there is not much awareness about the disease among the public. Therefore, they need to spread knowledge about mitochondrial diseases and its implications. In India, several research groups are working towards the understandin ..read more
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Traversing the offbeat tracks: A Report on 5th National Post-Doc Symposium in India
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by Asha Mary Joseph
5d ago
The 5th National Post-Doc Symposium (NPDS), a three-day event, was held from 20-22 July 2022 at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM). It was organised by the Post-Doctoral Fellows Association (PDFA) at the Bangalore Life Science Cluster (BLiSc) and members of IISER-TVM, in partnership with IndiaBioscience. This article discusses the highlights and recommendations emerging from the symposium. The National Post-Doc Symposium is an annual event organised by Post-Doctoral Fellows Association (PDFA) at the Bangalore Life Science Cluster (BLiSc) in ..read more
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It has been a great Wellcome back!
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by Sudarshan Gadadhar
1w ago
Sudarshan Gadadhar is a Scientist at Centre for Inflammation and Tissue Homeostasis of inStem, Bengaluru. In this invited article, he shares the significance of mentorship, collaboration and networking in establishing an independent research group as a young investigator in India. As a budding graduate in Biochemistry, I had the chance to pursue my doctorate at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in 2007, a lush green campus I had fallen in love with growing up in Bangalore. My Ph.D. question was distinct from most of the work done in the lab. It helped me realise that individual success d ..read more
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IGNITE ACORN-AMR FAST GRANTS 2023
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by Shwetha C
1w ago
Deadline 15 February Funded By Ignite Life Science Foundation Type Other Website ignitelsf.in → Profile The applicant for the grant should hold a full time position at a non-profit research institution and the idea should have plausibility based on data from the applicant's laboratory. Other than this we have a few other preferences that we will be happy to waive if the merit of the proposal is compelling: We prefer proposals that have a strong central hypothesis that can be proven or disproven within the tenure of the Grant (a maximum of 18 months) using the experimental methods/design propo ..read more
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Research Associate
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by Shwetha C
1w ago
TIGS Bengaluru, Karnataka Deadline 31 January Engagement Contract Hours Full-time Website Research Associate → Profile Applications are now invited for a Research Associate to join the project working on the commercial single cell sequencing platforms, the primary goal is to optimise non-commercial methods of single cell sequencing that use standard molecular biology tools and reagents. Duration Initially for one year and extension based on performance review. Experience Desired but not necessary Experience in molecular biology FACS Bioinformatics To Apply Interested candidates can send the ..read more
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HANDS ON TRAINING IN FLOW CYTOMETRY
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by Shwetha C
1w ago
Date February 26-March 04, 2023 Location Hyderabad, Telangana Website sls.uohyd.ac.in/new/sdp.php#a4 → The flow cytometry workshop will provide advanced training on cell sorting and FlowJo data analysis in addition to skill development on its applications. The participants will have one to one hands on experience on different applications. It enables the participants to plan, carryout basic research or clinical experiments, interpret and present the data. This program is being conducted in collaboration with BD Biosciences and Beckman Coulter, India TOPICS TO BE COVERED Fundamentals and prin ..read more
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Biology with Tibetan Buddhist monks: What I’m taking back to my college classroom from teaching at a monastery
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by Daniel Pierce
2w ago
In this article, Daniel Pierce, an Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Richmond shares his cross-cultural experience of teaching biology to Tibetan Buddhist Monks exiled in India and how it influenced his teaching practice back home. It would be quite appropriate for a college professor to assume students know that a tree is alive and a rock is not. Or would it? For several summers, I have had the pleasure of teaching biology to Tibetan Buddhist monks exiled in India. This program, called the ETSI (Emory-Tibet Science Initiative), was sparked by discussions the Dalai Lama had ..read more
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Project Positions at CDFD
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by Shwetha C
2w ago
CDFD Hyderabad, Telangana Deadline 18 January Engagement Temporary Hours Full-time Website www.cdfd.org.in → Profile Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics Hyderabad invites applications for various positions in a Mission Program on Pediatric Rare Genetic Disorders. This ambitious project envisages to recruit more than 5000 patients from 16 different collaborating centers for identification of novel genes in rare genetic disorders which will be followed up with functional analysis using cell based assays as well as use of model organisms like mouse and drosophila. We are looking for bri ..read more
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