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IISER Pune Team Wins Gold at iGEM 2020 Synthetic Biology Competition

A team of 14 students from IISER Pune who competed at the 2020 international Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) contest, have won a gold medal at the International Giant Jamboree held virtually during November 13-22, 2020. Close to 250 teams participated in the competition internationally, which consisted of poster presentations, workshops, keynote speeches and networking events.The … Continue reading

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Valedictory Ceremony for 2020 Outgoing Batch of Students

IISER Pune held a valedictory function today (November 20, 2020) where the 2020 outgoing batch of students were congratulated and awardees were felicitated through an online event. This event was held to celebrate the graduation of students, as the convocation for the year 2020 could not be held in May/June at the usual time of … Continue reading

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Nine IISER Pune Students Selected for PMRF 2020

Nine IISER Pune students are among those selected for this year’s Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF).   The PMRF scheme is aimed at attracting the talent pool of the country to PhD programmes of Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Indian Institutes of Science Education & Research (IISERs) and Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). IISER Pune … Continue reading

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INSA Accolades for IISER Pune Members

Prof. Thomas Pucadyil (Chair, Biology, IISER Pune) has been elected into the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) while Dr. G. J. Sreejith (Assistant Professor, Physics) has won the INSA Young Scientist Medal for 2020, along with Dr. Shradda Karve, a former PhD student at the institute. INSA is a body of Indian scientists created in … Continue reading

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Epidemiological and serological surveillance of COVID-19 in Pune

IISER Pune together with Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), Pune, Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Faridabad and Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore and the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) undertook an epidemiological and serological survey of selected high-incidence prabhags of Pune city. The study is supported by the Persistent Foundation. The preliminary technical report of this … Continue reading

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CRSI Bronze Medal to Prof. Harinath Chakrapani

Prof. Harinath Chakrapani, Professor of Chemistry at IISER Pune, has won the Bronze Medal of Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI). CRSI is a is a premier professional chemical society of India established in 1999 with an aim to facilitate and promote research & education in all branches of chemistry. The Society organises symposia, events … Continue reading

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CoESME Conducts First Online Workshop for Teachers

Centre of Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education (CoESME), in association with Wilson College, Mumbai, conducted their first fully online workshop on Research-based Pedagogical Tools (RBPTs) from May 18-23, 2020. Responding to demands of the present lockdown induced situation, CoESME decided to move their flagship workshop to the online mode. Over 1500 applications were received, … Continue reading

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A New Low-Cost Ventilator Prototype Developed at IISER Pune

IISER Pune faculty members Dr. Umakant Rapol and Dr. Sunil Nair have developed a low-cost ventilator put together with readily available and easily source-able parts. The researchers are now looking to get in touch with manufacturers to produce this ventilator model. In this video produced by the Science Media Centre at IISER Pune, they describe … Continue reading

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National Prize for Research on Chemistry of Peptides and Nucleic Acids to Prof. Srivatsan

Prof. S G Srivatsan, Professor in Chemistry at IISER Pune, has won National Prize for Research on Chemistry of Peptides and Nucleic Acids. The award is given by Prof. C.N.R. Rao Education foundation to scientists below 55 years of age. This award recognises Prof. Srivatsan’s work carried out at IISER Pune. Prof. Srivatsan’s work is … Continue reading

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Merck Young Scientist Award to Siddhesh Kamat

Dr. Siddhesh Kamat (Assistant Professor in Biology at IISER Pune) has received this year’s Merck Young Scientist Award. This award recognises excellence in research among scientists with less than 10 years of post-PhD experience and considers applications from all research/academic institutions across India. The accolade is comprised of a cash prize and a travel award. Dr. Kamat … Continue reading

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2019 DBT National Bioscience Award to Saikrishnan Kayarat

Dr Saikrishnan Kayarat, Associate Professor in Biology at IISER Pune, has won Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India’s S. Ramachandran National Bioscience Award for Career Development for the year 2019. The award is given each year by the DBT to scientists below 45 years of age engaged in research on basic or applied biological … Continue reading

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Siddhesh Kamat Becomes EMBO Young Investigator

Dr. Siddhesh Kamat, Assistant Professor in Biology at IISER Pune, has been selected as an ‘European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO)’s Young Investigator for four years starting January 2020. He is one of 27 life scientists from across the globe chosen for this award. EMBO is an organization that promotes excellence in life sciences by supporting … Continue reading

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IISER Pune Ranked 20th among Young Universities Globally by Nature Index

IISER Pune has been ranked twentieth in a list of top Young Universities in the world published by the prestigious Nature Index. The Index classifies institutions younger than fifty years in this category. Of the ten Indian institutes which have made it to the top 100 Young Universities list, IISER Pune is second after Homi … Continue reading

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MRSI Medals to two IISER Pune Faculty Members

Dr. Sujit K. Ghosh and Dr. Angshuman Nag have both been chosen to receive the Materials Research Society of India (MRSI)’s Medals for 2020. The Medals will be presented during the Annual General Meeting of MRSI to be held in Kolkata during February 2020. As recipients of this medal, the awardees will be delivering an invited lecture … Continue reading

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CRSI Bronze Medal to Dr. S. G. Srivatsan

Dr. S. G. Srivatsan (Associate Professor, Chemistry) has been chosen to receive the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI)’s Bronze Medal for 2020. The CRSI, a premier professional chemical society of India, was established in 1999 with an objective to facilitate and promote research & education in all branches of chemistry. The Society organises symposia, … Continue reading

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Prof. Sanjeev Galande Awarded J. C. Bose National Fellowship

Prof. Sanjeev Galande (Professor, Biology and Dean, Research & Development) is one of the awardees of the prestigious J. C. Bose National Fellowship for 2019. The fellowship is awarded by the Department of Science and Technology’s (DST) Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) to selected, active scientists in all areas of science for their outstanding … Continue reading

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INSA Young Scientist Medal 2019 to Dr. Siddhesh Kamat

Dr. Siddhesh Kamat, Assistant Professor in Biology at IISER Pune, has been awarded the ‘Young Scientist Medal’ of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi for 2019. INSA is a body of Indian scientists founded in 1935 for promotion of scientific knowledge in the country. One of their activities is to encourage and motivate … Continue reading

US Patent granted for Dr Vaidhyanathan’s work on water splitting
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US Patent granted for Dr Vaidhyanathan’s work on water splitting

IISER Pune faculty member Dr R Vaidhyanathan’s work has been granted a US patent for the preparation of a covalent organic framework (COF) that can serve as an electrocatalyst to split water. Hydrogen and oxygen, the constitutent molecules of water, thus released, have vital industrial applications. Hydrogen can potentially be used as an alternative to the … Continue reading

Supramolecular protein assemblies: A rational design approach
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Supramolecular protein assemblies: A rational design approach

Self assembly of proteins into superstructures is of interest considering its implications in variety of applications such as gene delivery, vaccine design and diagnostics. Genetic engineering involving computational methods and rational design strategies have been employed to design protein superstructures with high accuracy. However, most of the reported protein superstructure lack dynamic behavior which is … Continue reading

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Three IISER Pune Students Selected for PMRF

Three IISER Pune students are among those selected for the Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF). The list of selected students has been announced recently and is available at this link. The PMRF scheme is aimed at attracting the talent pool of the country to PhD programmes of Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Indian Institutes of Science … Continue reading

Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2019 (Hardware Edition) Inaugurated
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Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2019 (Hardware Edition) Inaugurated

Grand Finale of Hardware Edition of the third Smart India Hackathon was inaugurated today. IISER Pune along with NCL, Pune among the nineteen centers all over India where the Finale of this national competition is being simultaneously held. Human Resource Minister Hon. Shri. Ramesh Pokhriyal inaugurated the Finale via Video Conference. Shri. Seetharamakrishna, (Director, Intel) … Continue reading

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Breaker of Boundaries: Interview with Dr. Thomas Pucadyil

Dr. Thomas Pucadyil runs the Reconstitution Biology lab in IISER Pune. His research is based on a novel approach to address questions in membrane biology that he pioneered during his postdoctoral work. His techniques have found great success, as evidenced by the many accolades he has received, the most recent of which is the Shanti … Continue reading

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Increased vulnerability of bacteria in novel environments

Typically, the number of individuals in a population is a good estimate of whether or not bacteria can evolve under certain conditions. Larger populations carry more biological variation and adapt faster to new environments. This primarily happens as at least some of the population may cope with the sudden changes in the environment. However, this … Continue reading

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Naha Memorial Medal to Prof Shyam Rai

Prof. Shyam Rai has been selected to receive the Professor Naha Memorial Medal for 2019 by the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi. The Medal was established in 1996 from an endowment by the family members of Professor Naha to commemorate the memory of late Professor Kshitindramohan Naha, an eminent geologist and a distinguished INSA … Continue reading

Raja Ramanna Fellowship to Prof Ogale
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Raja Ramanna Fellowship to Prof Ogale

Prof. Satish Ogale has been awarded the Raja Ramanna Fellowship of the DAE for Senior Scientists. Prof. Ogale works in the area of clean energy. Instituted in 2000, this fellowship from the Department of Atomic Energy engages with scientists and technologists involved in developing critical technologies and pursuing high quality research. As a Raja Ramanna … Continue reading