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  • Twists and turns of life: patterns of DNA supercoiling
  • The surface of a cell is a dynamic place - like children in a busy playground, molecules move around in apparently random patterns. However, there is order in this ostensibly chaotic system. Since many of the cell's sensors reside on its surface, they often aggregate specifically in response to a stimulus to transmit information about the environment into the cell. But what are the rules that govern the movement of such molecules on the cell surface?


    Physics of Life 2016: The 4th NCBS-Simons Annual Monsoon School

    NCBS announces the 4th NCBS-Simons Annual Monsoon School.

    Biology is essentially an interdisciplinary field and is in the forefront of modern physics and information sciences. The goal of the Monsoon School is two-fold.

  • The campus recently announced the launch of a major new collaborative initiative centred around the use of stem cell technology in research, diagnostics and therapeutics at an event held at the Bangalore Life Science Cluster campus.

  • Karl Deisseroth visits NCBS

    Karl Deisseroth, the D. H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University visited the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore, while he was in the city as the featured speaker for the Cell Press-TNQ India Distinguished Lectureship Series 2016.

Campus Life

Monday, March 21st, 2016


The National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), a leading institution for fundamental research in biology in India owes its existence to the vision and perseverance of Obaid Siddiqi.

The Bigger Picture

  • Dr. Uma Ramakrishnan wins the Parker/Gentry Award for 2016

    The National Centre for Biological Sciences congratulates Dr. Uma Ramakrishnan on winning the Parker/Gentry award for 2016!

  • Satyajit Mayor awarded the prestigious Margdarshi fellowship


    Prof. Satyajit Mayor, Director, National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) and Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), is the latest recipient of the prestigious Margdarshi fellowship.

  • NCBS, inStem and University of Edinburgh renew MoU


    A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been renewed between the institutes at the Bangalore Life Science Cluster and The University of Edinburgh on the 18th of February 2016, to reinforce ongoing collaborations and create a framework for developing new areas of mutual interest.

  • The Bangalore Life Science Cluster campus hosted a unique event celebrating 30 years of the Department of Biotechnology and announcing the launch of a new EMBO-DBT partnership for funding Indian researchers.

  • In Conversation with Raghu Padinjat

    Raghu Padinjat is a Doctor-turned-Researcher and Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance Senior Research Fellow at NCBS, whose group studies information transfer mediated by lipid molecules.

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