• Tracing the Contemporary History of Science in India at the Archives at NCBS

    The Archives at NCBS, a space dedicated to the history of science in contemporary India, runs on the philosophy of enabling diverse stories. To further this endeavour, the Archives has received a grant from Arcadia for a project titled ‘Documenting the Contemporary History of Science in India.’

  • Sustaining the Stripes: An Adaptive Mindset for Future Prospect

    The tiger, one of the most iconic species, has been a subject of constant attraction since time immemorial! In the last two decades, the tiger population has been rising at 6% per annum in many protected areas throughout India1 (Figure 1).

  • Introducing Developmental Biology at Deshbandhu College

    There are numerous moments during our PhD journey when we can’t help but be fascinated by science. We wonder how exciting it could have been if we had seen all these experiments or instruments when we were just starting to learn about science in college.

  • Letter from a father

    This is about our journey with our son Naithan John Mathew living with a rare disease called Lowe syndrome, or the Oculocerebrorenal syndrome; we call it as Peter Pan syndrome. It is a rare X-linked recessive disorder characterized by congenital cataracts, hypotonia, intellectual proteinuria.

  • Building a community of science journalists in India

    When I was asked to write about the NCBS science journalism workshop, I dug through my emails and read the application I had sent out in 2013: A CV and a 500 word essay about why I wanted to be part of the workshop. “I intend to pursue a PhD next year,” I wrote. “So, the workshop would help me write better scientific papers.” That’s not quite how my life turned out.

  • Life Science Across the Globe returns!

    If the last year has taught us anything, it is that global communication and cooperation in the life sciences are more intrinsic to the ways we connect and learn than we thought.

  • One Year of the COVID Testing Centre: A Bittersweet Experience

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on global public health with crippling socioeconomic consequences. The goal of containing the spread of SARS-CoV-2 – the virus causing COVID-19 still relies on a comprehensive strategy of rapid testing of the virus in the population, effective treatments, and the development of therapeutics to prevent the spread of the infection.

  • Conversations at the grassroots

    The sixth International Day for Women and Girls in Science was celebrated on 11th February, 2021, a day dedicated to recognising the critical role women and girls play in science and technology.

  • MSc Wildlife program gains new partners

    The Habitats Trust and the Nature Conservation Foundation join NCBS to support and partner in the MSc Program in Wildlife Biology and Conservation. The unique program is a partnership between academic institutions and conservation NGOs. With a mission to build capacity for the conservation of India’s wildlife and natural ecosystems through high-quality training, the program is now working towards a consortium of partners to deliver and widen its mandate.

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