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    Recent updates from the Biology Department

    Posted on Jan 05, 2024
    Diplomate degree in the Indian College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DICLAM) 2023 to Dr N Krishnaveni JayakumarJanuary 5, 2024 Dr N Krishnaveni Jayakumar received a Diplomate certification from the Indian College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ICLAM). The certificate was awarded to her during the ...
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    DBT National Bioscience Award to Dr. Gayathri Pananghat

    Posted on Sep 08, 2023
    Dr. Gayathri Pananghat, Associate Professor in Biology at IISER Pune, has won the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India’s S. Ramachandran National Bioscience Award for Career Development for the year 2021.  Dr. Pananghat is among the ten awardees selected for this recogn...
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    Dr. Sagar Pandit named DAAD Research Ambassador

    Posted on Jun 23, 2023
    Dr. Sagar Pandit, faculty member in the department of Biology at IISER Pune, has been named a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Research Ambassador for a period of three years, from 2022 to 2025. Dr. Sagar Pandit DAAD Research Ambassadors are academicians and scientists...
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    Persistent effects on the sense of smell after COVID-19 infection

    Posted on Mar 31, 2023
    In a new paper in the journal Current Research in Neurobiology, Dr. Nixon Abraham’s group from the Biology department at IISER Pune reported on persistent olfactory learning deficits during and post-COVID-19 infection. This work was carried out in collaboration with researchers from BJ Governm...
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    India Alliance Senior Fellowship to Dr. Nixon Abraham

    Posted on Dec 23, 2022
    Dr. Nixon M. Abraham from the Biology Department at IISER Pune has been awarded the Senior Fellowship for Basic Biomedical Research by the DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance.   Dr. Nixon M. Abraham DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance (India Alliance) is an independent, dynamic public ch...
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    Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award to Dr. Ramana Athreya

    Posted on Dec 15, 2022
    Dr. Ramana Athreya, Associate Professor in the Physics and Biology departments at IISER Pune, has received the Wildlife Service Award for the year 2022 from the Sanctuary Nature Foundation.  Being given out annually since 2000, the Sanctuary Wildlife Awards were instituted by Sanctuary Nature ...
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    On the formation of a complete plant from a few cells

    Posted on Sep 02, 2022
    Shoot regeneration in plants: how are the cells selected and what governs their journey to become a complete plant Plants have a remarkable ability to rebuild new shoot and root systems, and give rise to fully grown plants from any part when cultured under optimum conditions. This ability has been ...
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    DBT-Wellcome Senior Fellowship to Dr. Richa Rikhy

    Posted on Jul 08, 2022
    Dr. Richa Rikhy, Associate Professor in Biology at IISER Pune, has been selected for the Senior Fellowship awarded by the DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance. Dr. Rikhy is one of the four awardees of IA's Senior Fellowship for 2022 in the category of Basic Biomedical Research.    Funded ...
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    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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    SERB-STAR Award to Prof. Sutirth Dey and Prof. R. Boomi Shankar

    Posted on Dec 17, 2021
    Prof.  Sutirth Dey and Prof. R. Boomi Shankar are among those selected to receive the SERB-STAR award for 2021. A total of 19 researchers from research institutions across India have been selected for this Award for the year 2021.  The Science and Technology Award for Research (STAR) ...
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    e-Life's Ben Barres Spotlight Award to Dr. Nishad Matange

    Posted on Nov 19, 2021
    Dr. Nishad Matange, Assistant Professor in Biology and DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance Intermediate Fellow, is among those selected for the 2021 eLife Ben Barres Spotlight Award.    Dr. Matange is one of the ten winners selected this year. The award will support the research and career...
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    SwarnaJayanti Fellowships to two IISER Pune faculty members

    Posted on Nov 06, 2021
    Two faculty members at IISER Pune, Dr. Mousomi Bhakta (Associate Professor, Mathematics Department) and Dr. Siddhesh Kamat (Associate Professor, Biology Department), are among those selected for the Department of Science and Technology (DST)’s SwarnaJayanti Fellowships for 2020-21.  ...
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    Wellcome-DBT Senior Fellowship to Raghav Rajan

    Posted on Jun 14, 2021
    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, support...
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    Sagar Pandit Elected Fellow of Royal Entomological Society

    Posted on Jun 07, 2021
    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 rel...
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    A time and pace for cytokinesis

    Posted on May 05, 2021
    There is a time and pace for everything, cytokinesis is no different! In a paper in e-Life, integrated PhD student Swati Sharma and faculty member Dr. Richa Rikhy study the process of cell division and describe how a protein named GRAF regulates the time and pace of actin ring constriction, a pheno...