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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

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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

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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

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SERB Distinguished Investigator Award to Two IISER Pune Scientists

Dr. Shouvik Datta (Physics) and Dr. Pinaki Talukdar (Chemistry) have been selected for the Distinguished Investigator Award (DIA) given by Department of Science and Technology (DST)’s Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB). This one-time career award recognises Principal Investigators of SERB projects that have performed well. Scientists whose completed SERB/DST projects in the previous financial … Continue reading

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Dr. Arvind Natu Nominated as Chair of Board of Governors of IISER Kolkata

Dr. Arvind Natu has been nominated to be the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of IISER Kolkata; the nomination was made by the President of India in his capacity as the Visitor for IISER Kolkata, and the appointment is for a period of three years. As the apex decision-making body appointed by the Government … Continue reading

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2018 AWSAR Awards to Two IISER Pune Members

Two IISER Pune members, Dr. Ulfat Baig and Dr. Gunjan Verma, have been selected for 2018 AWSAR Awards given by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India. “Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research (AWSAR)” is a DST initiative with an aim to disseminate Indian research stories in an easy to understand and … 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

Tata Technologies and IISER Pune to partner on teacher training programme
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Tata Technologies and IISER Pune to partner on teacher training programme

In a new partnership that was formalised on November 19, 2018, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune and Tata Technologies will come together to train school teachers towards improving the quality of science and mathematics education in schools, with a key focus on children from lower income groups. Under this partnership, teachers … Continue reading

Covalent Organic Framework derived flexible white-light emitters
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Covalent Organic Framework derived flexible white-light emitters

In a collaborative effort from research groups at IISER Pune (R. Vaidhyanathan, Partha Hazra) and IIT Bombay (Dinesh Kabra), a covalent organic framework (COF) material has been synthesized, which can be used for the coating of white-Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) as an alternative for commercially used metallic white-phosphors. Depending on the concentration of this COF … Continue reading

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IISER Pune Students Win Python Innovation Day Hackathon

Abhijit Gupta and Shubham Singh, both from IISER Pune, have won the first prize at the ‘Python Innovation Day Hackathon’. Kicked off in June 2018 and the first of its kind in India, the online Python Hack fury (Hackathon) was organized by Intel, IISER Pune and Amazon Web services with an aim to motivate and … Continue reading

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Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships to three IISER Pune members

Three IISER Pune members have been selected as Fulbright-Nehru Fellows for the year 2018-19. Congratulations to all three! Mr. Prabhat Prakash, a PhD student with Dr. Arun Venkatnathan has been selected for a Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowship. Using modeling and simulations, his work explores material properties required for efficient energy conversion. Prabhat will be working … Continue reading

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On water fountains of Mumbai: Sahapedia-UNESCO Fellowship

PhD student Swapna Joshi has just completed a short project as a Sahapedia-UNESCO Fellow on pyaavs (drinking water fountains) of Mumbai. Swapna’s study traces the history of pyaavs from their inception in colonial Bombay to the recent efforts to restore and conserve the pyaavs. Swapna documented her observations through articles, interviews, photo essay and a … Continue reading

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IISER Pune gets Endowment from IDeaS Pvt. Ltd.

IISER Pune has received an endowment fund of Rs. 5.0 lakhs from Integrated Decisions and Systems (India) Private Limited (IDeaS), an information technology company at Cyber City, Pune. The fund has been given under their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme and will be used to give scholarships to meritorious IISER Pune students who have achieved … Continue reading

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Prof. Shashidhara elected as EMBO Associate Member

The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) has announced election of 62 life scientists from across 24 countries to its membership. Prof. L.S. Shashidhara of IISER Pune has been elected an EMBO Associate Member, making him the third scientist from India to join a group of about 1800 researchers from Europe and around the world. EMBO members are … Continue reading

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Dr Mousomi Bhakta gets INSA Young Scientist Medal 2018

Dr Mousomi Bhakta, Assistant Professor in Mathematics at IISER Pune, has won the ‘Young Scientist Medal’ of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi. The INSA, a body of Indian scientists created in 1935 for promotion of scientific knowledge in the country, awards the Young Scientist Medal each year. It is a prestigious and … Continue reading

New Generation Co-crystalline Lithium Ion Batteries are Stable and Conduct Better: Computer Simulations Explain How
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New Generation Co-crystalline Lithium Ion Batteries are Stable and Conduct Better: Computer Simulations Explain How

One of the main improvements required in the field of Lithium ion batteries is to make them safer, more compact and more stable. However, the current generation batteries are made with flammable organic medium which could result in explosion and fire, and damage the battery compartment. Additionally battery function could be affected at extreme temperatures. … Continue reading

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Xytel India Gives Endowment for Best Thesis

Xytel India Private Limited has given a one-time endowment of Rupees Thirty lakh ten thousand to IISER Pune, to be used for giving awards to the best PhD and Masters theses every year. Xytel India, a premier project and process engineering organisation, has given this endowment under the aegis of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) … Continue reading

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A Different(ial) View of Raman Spectra: Researchers discern Raman scattering signals using a new nano-cavity

Dr G V Pavan Kumar’s group at IISER Pune, in collaboration with researchers at Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory, USA, have experimentally shown for the first time, that Raman and fluorescence components of scattered light behave differently when confined to a plasmonic nano-cavity. This is a compact and cost-effective system that will enable … Continue reading