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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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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

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

Bhatnagar Prize to Dr Thomas Pucadyil
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Bhatnagar Prize to Dr Thomas Pucadyil

Dr Thomas Pucadyil, Associate Professor in Biology at IISER Pune, has been selected for CSIR’s Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in the area of Biological Sciences for the year 2018. Named after founder Director of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) India, the prize recognizes outstanding contributions to science and technology. The Bhatnagar Prize … Continue reading