• BLiSC COVID-19 response: Well-being of the community

    In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the BLiSC community has been working toward ensuring everyone on campus has the support they require to remain healthy and protected from the mental health challenges that come with this unusual period in our history. There are multiple efforts by individuals and groups, to put in place short-term and long-term systems for assisting the community.

  • In Memoriam: Dr M.K. Bhan

    It is with deep sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Dr M K Bhan on 26th January 2020, in Delhi.


    The National Centre for Biological Sciences is delighted to welcome Shruthi Viswanath, who joins the Centre as its newest faculty member.

  • Crafting Communication – Recollections of a BLiSC Workshop

    Reflections on conducting a Science Communication Workshop at BLiSC


    The Communications Office of the Bangalore Life Sciences Cluster organised a workshop titled “The Craft of Science Communication” for its campus members in May this year– the first of its kind designed and executed entirely in-house.

  • Two MSc Wildlife Alumni bag prestigious awards

    Nishant Srinivasaiah (MSc 2010-12)
    The Carl Zeiss Wildlife Conservation Award recognizes outstanding contribution to wildlife conservation in India. His work on elephant conservation in the South India landscape have earned him this award. Nishant is presently doing his PhD at NIAS, with Dr Anindya Sinha.

  • Strengthening Collaborations

       2018 seems to be a great year for the Simons Centre at NCBS in terms of collaborative science! With our faculty having embarked on various collaborative visits across our partner institutions, as well as having hosted numerous collaborators at NCBS, Bangalore this year (Prof. Stephan Herminghaus, MPI-DS, Gottingen; Prof. Frank Jülicher, MPI-PKS, Dresden; and Dr. Timothy Saunders, MBI, Singapore to name just a few), we are always looking to push the boundaries of collaborative science.

  • NCBS Students Grab Three Awards at SPEEC-UP 2018

    31st August 2018 saw the second iteration of Student Presentations on Ecology, Environment & Conservation—or SPEEC-UP as it is aptly named—one-day conference with three-minute talks by budding young scientists.


  • NCBS welcomes new faculty member: Sabarinathan Radhakrishnan

    The National Centre for Biological Sciences is pleased to welcome Sabarinathan Radhakrishnan, who joins the Centre as its newest faculty member.

  • AT BLiSC, Science no longer speaks only English

       Today science has become more monoglot than ever, with English assuming near universal dominance. And yet, not very long ago, Newton wrote Principia Mathematica in Latin, Einstein communicated his first influential papers in German and a large extent of Marie Curie’s work was published in French. Communication in English is valuable, as it sets a dais for scientific interactions across the globe and more importantly, prevents varied interpretations of scientific text.

  • Nothing “alternative” about careers beyond academia

         An increasing number of PhDs now question the wisdom of jumping headlong into a postdoc (the autopilot postdoc). For most, this dilemma is a result of fewer tenured positions, remunerations (or the lack of thereof), and the fear of irrelevancy to society at large due to a constricted research focus.

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