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Stories and experiences of the people of IBAB as they embark on their journey at an institute excelling in education, knowledge and research.



A whole new beginning.

Hey! I’m Chondamma, a student of batch MSc 09 at the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB), and this is where I will be sharing snippets of my life at the institute. This post is meant to share a little bit about the campus life, people and the experiences that you can have as a student of IBAB.  Read more...


Hitchhiker’s guide to surviving a year at IBAB

Don’t panic, you will be alright! The first rule to remember is, IBAB is an institute and not a college.  With around 100 post-graduate students at any given time, it is a small world unto itself and you can really get to know everyone. Read more...


Learning Biology in an Electronic City

IBAB was one of the few institutions that met my standards in both( and my reference was IISER-Pune). Nestled in a quiet little corner of India’s IT hub, was this unassuming organization making significant strides in its pursuit of success. Read more...


Could human cancer be contagious?

In a recent paper published in eLife, it was shown that cancer in geographically distinct marine mussel species is transmissible, making it a contagious disease.
The authors reported that DNA from cancer cells of Chilean mussels is similar to bay mussels from the Pacific Coast in Canada, but not to the host. Read more....


Exploring Bengaluru's Oldest Market

In the last four years of my stay in this city, Bengaluru has never failed to surprise me with what it has to offer. Each destination is different from the other and there is always something here for everyone. And luckily for me, I have been able to see most parts of this city in such a short span of time. Read more...


Is this an institute?

Answer to this question is not easy but allow me to give you an idea.
My reporting date was 14 July 2019, and I reached at about 7: 30 a.m. "It's so green”, I thought. Such beautiful flowers and so many of them, birds, animals, and butterflies. Read more...


A whole new beginning.

Chondamma B. V.
MSc 09

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