Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology supports and leads the biotechnology academic ecosystem through its academic and new initiatives in Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Big Data.

NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • The 22nd installation of the Bengaluru Tech summit, organized by the Dept. of IT & BT, Government of Karnataka, took place at the Bengaluru Palace from Nov 18-20, 2019. IBAB students and faculty actively participated in the summit, gaining important insights into the advances that are being made by Indian entrepreneurs in technology-driven BT fields such as Smart Immunologics in Cancer Care, Deep Genomics, CRISPR harvests and Intelligent Systems in Agricutlure. Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, a member of IBAB’s Board of Directors and chairperson of the Vision Group in BT emphasised that Bengaluru is home to the largest group of first entrepreneurs, and that their talent needs to be nurtured for Karnataka and the nation to become a world leader in technology innovation.

  • IBAB’s sister institute, the Centre for Human Genetics, organised a patient awareness program on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). The highlight of the program was a seminar by Dr. Annemieke Aartsma-Rus, Professor of Translational Genetics, Leiden University, The Netherlands. IBAB students attended the seminar and learnt about an antisense-mediated exon-skipping gene therapy that is being proposed to cure DMD, its impact on patient lives, and the challenges faced to advance such a therapy to the clinic.

  • IBAB Faculty Scientist Dr. Krishitish Acharya and IBAB staff member Dr. Jibesh Pradhan represented IBAB at the first Global Bio-India 2019 summit in New Delhi, organised from Nov 21-23. This one-of-its-kind summit brought together representatives from academic institutes and biotech companies in India, policymakers and Government of India officials, and international stakeholders to foster not just industry-academia connections but also to firmly place Indian biotech within the international context. Dr. Acharya contributed to a panel discussion on Karnataka’s successful biotechnology ecosystem and acknowledged the novel approaches used by the state to support innovation in this sector.

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    22nd Bengaluru Tech summit organized by the Dept. of IT & BT, Government of Karnataka

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    22nd Bengaluru Tech summit organized by the Dept. of IT & BT, Government of Karnataka

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    22nd Bengaluru Tech summit organized by the Dept. of IT & BT, Government of Karnataka

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    Patient awareness program on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

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    IBAB at the first Global Bio-India 2019 summit in New Delhi