IISER Pune presently hosts the following research centres and large collaborations:
DBT Centre of Excellence in Epigenetics
The Centre of Excellence in Epigenetics (CoEE) at IISER Pune is funded by the Department of Biotechnology with Prof. Sanjeev Galande as the team leader. During the first phase (2010-2015), the centre successfully catalysed networking of diverse biologists making use of the knowledge and techniques of epigenetics.
National Facility for Gene Function in Health and Disease
National Facility for Gene Function in Health and Disease (NFGFHD) is a state-of-art animal house facility established at IISER Pune, with funding from the Department of Biotechnology. It is a well-equipped functional facility for animal experimentation and generation of transgenic mice models.
Centre for Energy Science
Set up under the Department of Science and Technology's Nanomission, the Centre is comprised of a team of about 15-20 faculty members from the Physics and Chemistry Departments at IISER Pune who joined hands to perform cutting-edge research in this interdisciplinary field to develop applications with direct societal impact.
Centre for Water Research
The Centre for Water Research (CWR) is an interdisciplinary initiative at IISER Pune constituted in November 2020. It draws upon expertise from faculty across different departments at the institute.
Atal Incubation Centre
AIC IISER Pune SEED Foundation (“AIC-SEED”) is a technology business incubator, hosted and promoted by IISER Pune. Incorporated as a Section 8 company, AIC-SEED is supported by the Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, Govt. of India. AIC-SEED’s objective is to stimulate and encourage the growth of deep science based startup companies by providing an enabling eco-system in an academic and knowledge driven research environment. Through AIC-SEED’s operations, IISER Pune encourages a culture of entrepreneurship among its faculty, staff and students.
I-Hub Quantum Technology Foundation
The I-Hub Quantum Technology Foundation has been set up as a Section 8 company at IISER Pune, with support from Government of India's Department of Science and Technology. The I-Hub has been set up with the aim to develop quantum computers and novel quantum materials for day-to-day applications. Led by members from the Physics department of the institute, this hub will have participation from up to 13 research groups from the institute and will network with over 20 participating institutes from within the country and with several collaborators from foreign universities and institutions.
CMS and INDIGO
IISER Pune is a member organisation in the following international research collaborations / consortia.
- CMS Collaboration of CERN
- IndIGO Consortium
Previous Research Centres
The institute hosted these Research Centres in the past:
- DST Unit on Nanoscience
- Max Planck Partner Group in Quantum Field Theory
- Max Planck Partner Group in Glyco-nanotechnology
- Centre of Excellence for Training and Research in Frontier Areas of Science and Technology (FAST) - Research in Energy and Sustainable Materials (Ministry of Education)