NCBS Research

Friday, November 11th, 2016


Researchers in India and Japan have recently collaborated on a research program that will help accelerate translation of cutting-edge stem cell technology in context of human disease research in India.

Friday, September 9th, 2016

The inside of a present day plant or animal cell quite closely resembles a busy city. Like an urban metropolis with different districts interlinked by a traffic network, a cell has distinct compartments connected to each other by a dynamic transport system.

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Imagine trying to fly a kite without a tail. It swoops and loops and wiggles and finally crashes down into the ground. A kite without a tail is unstable, but add a tail at the right place, and your kite will fly steady.

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

It is past lunch time and your stomach is growling with hunger. Your last meal was a coffee and cookie this morning. Regardless, you have to power through; you have to finish that project before you can take a break and a missed meal is not going to stop you from working.

Friday, July 15th, 2016

"Bzzz..." Consider the bee that keeps circling your coffee cup or glass of juice - an unsung pollinator hero helping farmers grow tons of fruit and vegetables for our consumption. You try to shoo it away, but the bee dodges your hand to land neatly on the lip of your cup. After a quick sip of the liquid inside, it's off.

Monday, July 4th, 2016


Complex modern cells - the ones that you and I are made up of - may be the result of a long-drawn courtship, rather than a hasty marriage between two types of structurally simple cells.

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016


The National Centre for Biological Sciences extends a warm welcome to Raj Ladher, the newest faculty member to join the Centre. His expertise lies in the field of developmental genetics, specifically in understanding how developmental signals influence basic cellular mechanisms to control morphogenesis.

Friday, May 27th, 2016


Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Who will guard the guards themselves?

- Juvenal in Satires (Satire VI, lines 347-8)


Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

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?

Friday, March 11th, 2016


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.

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

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.

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

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.

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