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Wellcome-DBT Senior Fellowship to Raghav Rajan

Dr. Raghav Rajan, Assistant Professor in Biology at IISER Pune, has been selected for the Senior Fellowship awarded by the DBT-Wellcome Trust India Alliance for the year 2020-2021. The Alliance, funded by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of Government of India and Wellcome Trust of UK, supports research in health and biomedical sciences. As one … Continue reading

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Sagar Pandit Elected Fellow of Royal Entomological Society

Dr. Sagar Pandit (Assistant Professor, Biology) has been elected as a Life Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, UK. Founded in 1833, the Royal Entomological Society works towards development and promotion of entomology. It facilitates international collaboration, research and publications related to the study of insects. The Fellowship of Society is granted to those making … Continue reading

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I-Hub Quantum Technology Foundation set up at IISER Pune

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and IISER Pune have set up a Technology Innovation Hub on Quantum Technologies. Named as the I-Hub Quantum Technology Foundation (I-Hub QTF), the technology hub has now been set up as a Section-8 company at IISER Pune. The I-Hub QTF will aim to develop quantum computers, quantum communication … Continue reading

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DAE Raja Ramanna Fellowship to Prof. Shyam Rai

Prof. Shyam S. Rai, Professor Emeritus, Department of Earth and Climate Science has received the Raja Ramanna Fellowship for this year. The fellowship, initiated in the year 2000 by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), recognises senior scientists, engineers and technologists involved in developing critical technologies and pursuing high quality research. A Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar … Continue reading

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SERB POWER Fellowship to Shabana Khan

Dr. Shabana Khan (Associate Professor and Deputy Chair, Chemistry) has received the DST Science and Engineering Research Board (DST-SERB)’s POWER Fellowship. The Promoting Opportunities for Women in Exploratory Research (POWER) Fellowship has been instituted by SERB as an initiative for empowering women researchers. It recognises outstanding women researchers and innovators in the country, in various … Continue reading

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DBT Awards to Anjan Banerjee and Harinath Chakrapani

Prof. Anjan Banerjee (Professor, Biology and Chair, Institutional Committee on Administration) has been awarded the Tata Innovation Fellowship 2020-21, and Prof. Harinath Chakrapani (Professor, Chemistry and Dean, International Relations and Outreach) has won the S. Ramachandran National Bioscience Award for Career Development for 2020-21. Both these awards are given by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of … Continue reading

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Dr. Siddhesh Kamat gets CDRI 2021 Award

Dr. Siddhesh Kamat (Associate Professor, Biology) has received CDRI 2021 award for Excellence in Drug Research in the Life Sciences category. Given each year by the CSIR’s Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, these awards recognize exceptional work in drug research. The awards are declared in two categories – Chemical Sciences and Life Sciences, and are usually presented … Continue reading

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2020-21 IISER Pune IDeaS Scholarships Declared

IISER Pune-IDeaS Scholarship is awarded to outstanding undergraduates and PhD scholars at IISER Pune. In the 2020-21 academic year, 6 BSMS, 5 Integrated PhD, and 10 PhD students have been awarded this scholarship. The selection is based on grades during the first two semesters at IISER Pune. Kudos to the scholarship winners for their outstanding … Continue reading

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Two IISER Pune Members get DBT-Wellcome Trust India Alliance Fellowships

Dr. Sunish Radhakrishnan (Associate Professor, Biology) and Dr. Nishad Matange (Assistant Professor, Biology) have been awarded the prestigious DBT-Wellcome Trust India Alliance Senior and Intermediate Fellowships respectively, in the category of Basic Biomedical Research. The fellowship is instituted by the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance, an initiative funded equally by The Wellcome Trust, UK and Department … Continue reading

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Academy Fellowships to three IISER Pune Scientists

In recognition of their contribution to the respective areas of research, three scientists at IISER Pune, Prof. Anjan Banerjee (Professor, Biology), Dr. Thomas Pucadyil (Associate Professor, Biology) and Dr. Seema Sharma (Associate Professor, Physics) are among those elected as Fellows of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru.  Prof. Anjan Banerjee has also been elected a … Continue reading

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Sun Pharma Research Award to Prof. Srivatsan

Prof. S G Srivatsan (Chemistry, IISER Pune) has been selected for the Sun Pharma Research Award for 2020 in the Pharmaceutical Sciences category. Each year, the Award recognises excellent original research by Indian scientists in medical and pharmaceutical sciences. The prize carries a trophy, citation and a cash award. Prof. Srivatsan conducts multidisciplinary research on … Continue reading

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SAC and MSCERT led Marathi Demonstration Series Completes Ten Episodes

During the COVID -19 pandemic, when most of the schools were either closed or functioning online, a collaboration between the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Maharashtra and IISER Pune’s Science Activity Center (SAC) harnessed the online medium to reach students, teachers, and science enthusiasts all over the Maharashtra. SAC and Maharashtra SCERT … Continue reading

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Online Science Demo Series Completes 25 Episodes

While schools were either closed or functioning online due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Science Activity Center (SAC) at IISER Pune harnessed the online medium to reach students, teachers, and science enthusiasts all over the country. SAC initiated various online workshops and webinars during this period, including the immensely popular online demonstration series called “Next … Continue reading

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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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Swarnajayanti Fellowship to Three IISER Pune Faculty Members

Three scientists at IISER Pune, Dr. Angshuman Nag (Associate Professor, Chemistry), Dr. Anup Biswas (Associate Professor, Mathematics) and Dr. Rejish Nath (Associate Professor, Physics) are among those selected for the Department of Science and Technology (DST)’s Swarnajayanti Fellowships for 2019-20. Initiated to mark the fiftieth year of India’s independence, the Swarnajayanti Fellowships are awarded by … 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

When Click chemistry is combined with CRISPR-Cas9 technology
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When Click chemistry is combined with CRISPR-Cas9 technology

Like tagging your grey suitcase with a bright ribbon helps you spot it from among tens of others, tagging molecules with fluorescent probes gives certain functionalities to the molecules we try to study. We can now see where they reside in a cell, when they traverse, which other molecules they meet, what communication transpires between them, … 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

Technology transfer MoU for low-cost ventilator
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Technology transfer MoU for low-cost ventilator

The low-cost ICU ventilator developed earlier at the Physics department of IISER Pune will now be jointly taken up by Accurate Gauging & Instruments Pvt. Ltd. and IISER Pune to be built for regulatory approvals followed by production.  Towards this, a Memorandum of Understanding for transfer of technology was signed by IISER Pune and Accurate Gauging & … 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

Science Activity Centre Conducts First Online Demonstration for School Students and Teachers
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Science Activity Centre Conducts First Online Demonstration for School Students and Teachers

Smt. Indrani Balan Science Activity Centre at IISER Pune conducted its first successful live online demonstration on Sunday, June 7, 2020, through YouTube live-streaming. This was the first of a series of science activity demonstrations, titled Next-Gen Science Camps: Exploring Fun Activities at your Doorstep, with Hands-on Science and Mathematics. The series has been initiated … Continue reading

Improving the Stability of Perovskite Semiconductor Nanocrystals
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Improving the Stability of Perovskite Semiconductor Nanocrystals

Named in honour of the mineralogist Lev Perovski, perovskite is the mineral form of the inorganic compound calcium titanate (CaTiO3). A large fraction of earth’s minerals has various compositions of metal oxides with the same perovskite structure. Such oxide perovskites are commonly used in our household applications including gas igniter (piezoelectric crystal) and capacitor. “The … 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

COVID-19 Testing Centre at IISER Pune
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COVID-19 Testing Centre at IISER Pune

While it is well-recognised that expanding testing capacity is a critical element in the management of the COVID-19 pandemic, testing is a logistically and technically formidable task for a large population such as ours. Research institutions have the infrastructure and technical know-how required for conducting tests. IISER Pune has hence come forward to take on …

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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

IISER Pune’s Efforts against COVID-19: Computer Aided Designs for a Mechanical Ventilator
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IISER Pune’s Efforts against COVID-19: Computer Aided Designs for a Mechanical Ventilator

IISER Pune researchers are involved in a multi-institutional effort to produce open-source computer-aided-designs for a mechanical ventilator that is currently in use in hospitals. This work is being carried out in collaboration with Capt. (Retd.) Rustom Bharucha from Bharucha Instrumentation and Control, Pune, India; IUCAA, Pune; IISER Pune; IndoGenius, New Delhi; and King’s College London, United … Continue reading

Inauguration of the Cipla Foundation-IISER Pune Centre
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Inauguration of the Cipla Foundation-IISER Pune Centre

Cipla Foundation-IISER Pune Centre for Chemistry Education and Research on the IISER Pune campus has been inaugurated today by Dr. Yusuf K. Hamied, Non-Executive Chairman, Cipla Ltd. He was accompanied by Mrs. Farida Hamied and Ms. Rumana Hamied, the Managing Trustee of Cipla Foundation. The Centre, housing chemistry research labs along with an in-class demo … Continue reading

Inauguration of the Bajaj Auto Hall of Residence for Women
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Inauguration of the Bajaj Auto Hall of Residence for Women

Through a generous endowment from Bajaj Auto Ltd., a hostel for women research scholars at IISER Pune was announced in 2017. The construction of this multi-storied building has now been completed and has been opened to research scholars. The inauguration ceremony of this Hall of Residence was held today (on January 11, 2020) at the … 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

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s visit to IISER Pune
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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s visit to IISER Pune

Honourable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi visited IISER Pune and met with some of the faculty members and students in a brief but highly interactive gathering. IISER Pune Director Prof Jayant Udgaonkar presented an overview of the institute profile outining the institute’s objectives, achievements, and aspirations. He also spoke about the importance of … 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