On 18th March, Dr. Raja Mugasimangalam, founder and CEO of Genotypic Technologies, spoke about his journey, an inspiration of all budding scientist-cum-entrepreneurs. After successful completion of his PhD from Madurai Kamraj University, Dr Raja worked as a Human Genome Project Scientist at the US Government's Argonne National Lab Argonne II, USA before starting his own venture as an entrepreneur.
On 17th March, Prof. R.N.K Bamezai had an interactive session with IGIBians. He is renowned scientist and educator and Padma Shri awardee. He is the coordinator of the National Centre of Applied Human Genetics, School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi). He is known for his outstanding contributions to the fields of Human Genetics and Cancer biology. He is loved and respected by students for his highly spirited public conversations.
An instructional workshop on Computational analysis of Genomes,Transcriptome & Metagenomes 2-5 March,2016
High-Throughput Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) has become integral part of modern biological research. A number of open source applications are available to the researchers to analyze such vast amount of data. Use of appropriate pipeline and parameters therein is the key to success.
A three and half days workshop was conducted to provide the participants a hands-on experience in:
Genome/Exome Sequence Analysis.
Transcriptome Analysis (RNA seq/sRNA seq).
Metagenomics (Bacterial Community Analysis).
Preconfigured laptop were provided for practical session.
On February 28th, every year, National Science Day is celebrated in respect of the discovery of the Raman Effect by Sir C.V. Raman. This day is a moment of great pride and keeps injecting enthusiasm in Science for us. IGIBians had the pleasure to listen to an exciting talk on February 29th by Dr. D.N. Rao, Chairman, Biological Sciences, Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. He delivered his talk on Helicobacter pylori: One of the most fluid genomes within the prokaryotic kingdom.
On 18th February, Dr. Habib eagerly shared her stories with IGIBians from being brought up in the royal city of Aligarh amidst the rich heritage of poetry and history in the family to her unending passion for science and her quest to solve the Malaria puzzle. Her work in investigating the role of human genetic variation and susceptibility to severe P. falciparum malaria in Indian population and her present fascination for malarial apicoplast, a relict plastid of Plasmodium is making waves in the world of infectious disease biology. Besides being the recipient of a number of awards and accolades for her work, she has recently been recognized as a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru. Work apart, her love for history, politics and Urdu poetry sparks inspiration amongst scientists and students alike.
February 12, 2016 is Darwin day and it marks the birth anniversary of Charles Darwin. Every year, it is celebrated to inspire people throughout the globe to reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking and hunger for truth as embodied in Charles Darwin. A talk by Prof. Jerry Coyne on 'Why evolution is true' today was screened in the Auditorium (Mathura Road campus) at 5.00 p.m. The talk is based on his popular book 'Why evolution is true' and is an excellent book presenting numerous evidences in support of Darwin's Theory of evolution by natural selection.
-- text attributed to Mr. Kaurab Singh, Ph.D. Scholar
The 67th Republic Day celebrations were conducted with great excitement and Flag hoisting ceremony by Director Dr. Rajesh S. Gokhale at the Mathura Road Campus and Dr. V.C. Kalia at the Mall Road Campus and addressing the gathering of students, scientists and staff. Our campus was decked up thanks to our gardeners who decorated many pots with "Tiranga" colour flowers. They made the campus bright with coloured pots all around on a cold non-sunny morning.
The CSIR-IGIB Open Day 2015 was conducted with participation from several schools. The programme organized included Spine visit, Laboratory visit and Thod-phod-jod.
CSIR-IGIB Annual Appreciation Day is celebrated on 19th September every year.This year also we had celebrations starting with a Welcome address given by Director Dr. Rajesh S. Gokhale. Every year CSIR-IGIB invites a person of outstanding achievements. This year we had Mr. Anshu Gupta, Founder Director, Goonj and Dr. Mukesh Kumar, Senior Transplant Coordinator ORBO. Dr. Vivek Rao organized the organ donation forms. Mr. Anshu Gupta presented a nice overview of Goonj and presented his model Cloth for Work, environmentally friendly Sanitary Pad as innovative solutions to meet the societal needs. Dr. Mukesh Kumar presented a nice overview of the importance of organ donation and the huge gap between demand and supply in this area. Later on Director and Prof. Samir K. Brahmachari presented awards to Governance staff. Students of CSIR-IGIB organized a sparkling cultural programme in the afternoon.
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