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  • Research News Spotlight

    COVID-19: Genome sequencing efforts at IISER Pune

    Posted on Feb 20, 2022
    Variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus pose a major challenge as some of these may have altered virulence, transmissibility, the potential to cause re-infections, and even breakthrough infections in the fully vaccinated. It is essential in this scenario to identify virus variants rapidly, at scale, along ...
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    Condolences on the demise of Shri Rahul Bajaj

    Posted on Feb 12, 2022
    IISER Pune expresses sincere condolences on the demise of Shri Rahul Bajaj, noted industrialist and head of the Bajaj group. Shri Bajaj was among the foremost supporters of IISER Pune and had generously funded the construction of a hall of residence for women research scholars on campus which can no...
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    Breaker of Boundaries: Interview with Dr. Thomas Pucadyil

    Posted on Jun 04, 2019
    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 m...
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    Illuminations: Interview with Dr G V Pavan Kumar

    Posted on Jan 12, 2019
    [caption id="attachment_1567" align="alignleft" width="610"] G.V. Pavan Kumar (Photo Credit: Keerthi Raj, B.S.)[/caption] A landmark paper in Nano Letters, senior membership of the Optical Society (OSA), and DST’s Swarnajayanti Fellowship: the year 2018 turned out to be remarkable for Dr. G.V. Pa...
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    Unfolding the Mood of the Monsoon: Interview with Dr. Neena Joseph Mani

    Posted on Apr 30, 2018
    From being a bachelor student in physics to a researcher in climate science, Dr. Neena Joseph Mani’s career story takes us through the vagaries of the weather and the means to understanding the same. At IISER Pune’s Earth and Climate Science discipline that investigates systems with timescales as va...
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    Chemical Ecologist at IISER Pune: Interview with Sagar Pandit

    Posted on Dec 15, 2017
    In this series, IISER Pune students bring us glimpses of various facets of the institute such as teaching, research, administration, and campus planning through their interviews with people behind the scenes. INTERVIEW BY Meenakshi Pardasani and Soumya Bhattacharyya “I am a botanist at heart. ...
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    Sixth Convocation of IISER Pune

    Posted on May 19, 2017
    On the 19th of May, 109 BS MS students and one Integrated PhD & 41 PhD students were awarded their degrees during the sixth convocation ceremony of IISER Pune.  Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, National Research Professor & Padma Vibhushan awardee and current President of the Global Research Alliance was the Ch...
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    Dr Thomas Pucadyil named HHMI International Scholar

    Posted on May 16, 2017
    Dr Thomas Pucadyil, Associate Professor in Biology at IISER Pune, has been chosen as an International Research Scholar by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). He is one of the 41 scientists from sixteen countries chosen this year from over 1400 applications. The selection for this award that ...
  • Events Spotlight

    Endowment from Bajaj Auto to IISER Pune

    Posted on Feb 20, 2017
    IISER Pune is pleased to announce a generous endowment from Bajaj Auto Ltd. towards construction of a hostel for women research scholars at the institute. This facility would help IISER Pune take forward its commitment toward encouraging education of women and inducting them to research in a support...
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    Dr Nixon Abraham awarded Pfizer Prize

    Posted on Jan 30, 2017
    Dr Nixon Abraham, faculty member at IISER Pune, has received the 2017 Pfizer Research Prize in a ceremony held on January 26, 2017 in Switzerland. He shares this Prize with Dr Olivier Gschwend (University of Geneva) and Prof Alan Carleton (University of Geneva) for their work in the area of neurosci...
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    IISERs ranked Fourth in India by Nature Index

    Posted on Jun 09, 2015
    The group of five IISERs has been ranked fourth in India in a list of top scientific institutions published by the prestigious Nature Index1. They have also made it to the top fifty institutes in the Asia Pacific region2. The nine-year-old IISERs are next only to the veterans of Indian science such ...
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    Faculty Dr John Mathew Featured in The Hindu

    Posted on Mar 02, 2015
    Dr John Mathew, Associate Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at IISER Pune, was recently featured in an article in the English-language daily The Hindu. Dr Mathew has two doctorates to his credit, one in Ecology and another in the History of Science. His research interests include the Histo...
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    Driven by the Forces: A Conversation with Prof. Sunil Mukhi

    Posted on Dec 12, 2014
    A particle physicist by training, Sunil Mukhi works on quantum field theory and string theory, areas in physics that have tried to identify and explain the physical forces of nature. Mukhi began his research career as a PhD student at Stony Brook University where he studied supergravity and supersym...
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    INSA Medals to Three IISER Pune Scientists

    Posted on Sep 18, 2013
    Three scientists from IISER Pune—G.V. Pavan Kumar, Sujit Ghosh, and M. Jeganmohan—have been awarded the Indian National Science Academy’s Medals for Young Scientists for 2013. These medals, which will be presented in December this year, recognize promising young investigators in India who have made ...
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    Postage stamp released of Bugun Liocichla: The bird will now go places!

    Posted on Feb 18, 2013
       A new bird species, Bugun Liocichla, was discovered in 2006 by Ramana Athreya, an astronomer by profession and an ecologist on the side. The bird is classified as a vulnerable species, with barely 14 or so individuals spotted so far. Government of India’s Department of Posts has released a com...