• 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.

  • 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.

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