• 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.

  • 8th Annual Science Journalism Workshop

    NCBS announces its 8th Annual Science Journalism Workshop, which will be held on campus from 

  • TTK Prestige provides support to the Bangalore Life Science Cluster campus

    The Bangalore Life Science Cluster campus has received funding support from TTK-Prestige Limited towards "Science without Boundaries" to strengthen global engagements for research and training. The signing of an agreement to establish this engagement took place at a launch event at the Cluster campus on 1 September 2017.

  • 7th Annual Science Journalism Workshop

    NCBS announces its 7th annual science journalism workshop, which will be held on campus from August 6 to August 19th, 2017.

    The workshop’s main objective is to impart the basic skills necessary for communicating science to the lay person via the written word.

  • Dolna – The crèche

    "Grrrrrrrrrr," says a chorus of young voices, followed by a burst of laughter. On the screen is a smiling man cheerily reading out a story about a lonely bear who loses his growl and finds it again. The children are from the on-campus crèche Dolna, and the man on the screen is Rob Biddulph, an award-winning children's story book writer from the UK. This summer, Dolna has organised an innovative new activity for the children in the form of a live book-reading session via video conferencing.

  • Renewing the campus with fresh minds: Student interviews at NCBS and inStem

    Every year during the months of May, June and July, research institutes across India begin their selections for the best and brightest student minds to join their ranks. For students, amidst the frenzy of writing entrance tests and figuring out research interests, there is the slightly daunting prospect of having to face interview panels. To graduates fresh from a Bachelor's or Master's degree course, interviews can often seem to be formidable experiences.

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