On the occasion of the Bangalore Tech Summit 2020 (Nov 19-21), a new e-book featuring the journey of IBAB, titled “IBAB – Idea to Achievement”, was released by the Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, Dr. CN Ashwath Narayan and other dignitaries. A video showcasing IBAB’s accomplishments over the past 20 years and its surrounding academic and industrial ecosystem within the Bangalore Helix Biotech Park was also shown to the attendees (available here: https://youtu.be/AUUPC7Xee_Q ).
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. AV Ramana Reddy, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary to Government of Karnataka, Department of Electronics, IT, Bt & S&T, said that “IBAB is very dear to me… I was there along with Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw at the establishment of IBAB in 2001… it was the first institute of bioinformatics in the country… the institute has made commendable progress… I congratulate IBAB…”
In addition, Dr. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairman of the Vision Group of Biotech, Government of Karnataka, and Director, Biocon reiterated, “Today is a very important day… 20 years since the start of IBAB and CHG, institutes founded on ideas much ahead of their times… Bangalore Tech Summit is an example of how to converge biosciences with information sciences and is a testament to the foresightedness of the GoK, which created two unique centres of excellence: IBAB is one of them. It is one of the premier institutes for genomics, bioinformatics and applied biotech in the country…”
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