- In honour of two stalwarts, IBAB names two roads within our campus. The ‘Kiran Mazumdar Shaw Avenue (from the main gate towards BBC) and the ‘Prof. G N Ramachandran Avenue’ (not plot) from the main gate towards reception. Beautifully carved by Rajasthani artists!
- On 22 Dec 2015, IBAB hosted a talk and discussions on ‘In vitro diagnostics’ by Dr. Pramod Naranatt of Focus Diagnostics, USA in the auditorium. The talk was coordinated by Dr. Kshitish Acharya. Over 35 people attended, including from 6 companies. There were lively discussions!
- In November, IBAB students took a break from their usually hectic classes to get an action packed demo from Iqbal S Bhalla, a 3rd year student, BSc (Zoology, Biochemistry) on jiu jitsu and judo. The lively talk, including demonstration of self defense techniques.
- Saurabh Gupta, an unforgettable character from PGDB-10, has moved on from IBAB to Germany. Saurabh has been with GANIT Labs for the last few years. He has not only published his core papers from GANIT, but also helped many of us at IBAB with our projects. In addition, being on the premises, he has been at our beck and call for many tasks. To his everlasting credit he has always responded cheerfully. Saurabh will start a PhD at the University of Potsdam soon. He beat significant international competition to get this position, with a prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship. We wish him the very best, and promise to send him mails with many requests. The first request has already been made: to set up the IBAB alumni’s first foreign chapter. This request has been accepted. Their first task: to get all the alumni in Germany together for some chai. I am sure they will have no problem accepting this task.
- Dear All, we are delighted to inform you that IBAB recently received a letter from the Tri-Institutional PhD Program in Computational Biology & Medicine (CBM) of the Weill Cornell Medical College, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (both, New York city) and Cornell University (Ithaca). This is a very highly regarded program in which the student can choose which campus to study at. It has appreciated the quality of a student (Poorvi Kaushik, PGDB-3) whom we recommended and has requested more of such students. Poorvi: Take a bow!.
- On 13th October 2015, IBAB hosted a workshop on “Snake Awareness” by Sujan Bernard of the Kalinga Foundation. Organized by Dr. Satish Tammana, the session was to help everyone deal with snakes that are occasionally spotted on campus. The session covered topics such as recognizing venomous & non-venomous snakes; how to avoid getting bitten and places to avoid; measures to take in case of a sudden encounter; First Aid and Dos & Don’ts. The auditorium was filled to capacity, with participation from all the organizations on campus. Mr. Bernard gave a lively and knowledgeable talk that everyone enjoyed and benefited from.
- Delighted to inform you that Mohit Verma, our alumnus, has published an Original Research article in Frontier in Plant Science Entitled ‘Development of genome-wide informative simple sequence repeat markers for large-scale genotyping applications in chickpea and development of web resource’. This is work from the lab of Mukesh Jain (Functional and Applied Genomics Laboratory, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi). Congratulations Mohit!
- Thank you Infosys Foundation!
Infosys Foundation’s generous support to our institute has been a huge morale booster for all of us at IBAB. It has also allowed us to host a very eminent scientist at the institute and to grow a new area of research. We will be forever grateful to the Foundation for this support at a critical juncture in IBAB’s history.
- Foundation Day at IBAB. We were also glad to have two of India’s most eminent scientists, Dr. C M Gupta and Prof. V Nanjundiah gave very interesting talks.