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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.



The IBAB SciArt Competition

Presenting our top 12 entries for the IBAB SciArt Competition. It's time for you to choose the winner!


KMS lecture, Feb 2020.

On 1st February 2020, the seventh annual Kiran Mazumdar Shaw lecture was organised at IBAB. The speaker, Prof. Vamsi K. Mootha, an eminent scientist who has made fundamental contributions to mitochondrial research and systems biology delivered a lecture on “Mitochondria, Oxygen and Human Disease”. Read more....


The Coriander Love.

My father loves to cook for others. He loves it so much that he is totally oblivious to the friction this has caused between him and his daughters. Dont get me wrong. We are a nice family when it comes to sharing. But sharing a
kitchen is not in our gene pool. In fact, it took two years after I started sharing my kitchen with my father before moments of irritation
began to fade.


Dr. Venki's "Adventures in the Ribosome", Jan, 2020

The TNQ Distinguished Lecture in the Life Sciences 2020, which had Nobel Laureate Dr. Venki Ramakrishnan as the speaker and guest-of-honour, was one that echoed the novelty of its predecessors. Speaking to a rapt audience at the J.N. Tata Auditorium, IISc, Bengaluru on Jan 18, 2020, Dr. Ramakrishnan shared his scientific journey through the "Adventures in the ribosome". Read more...


The Eric Green Lecture, Jan 2020

In a hallowed hall of IISc, Dr. Eric Green (perhaps a tad overdressed for the warm winter of Bangalore) kick-started a series of lectures on the "Frontiers of Science" organised by the Indian Academy of Sciences.  Read more....


The IBAB family letter, Jan 2020.

In December 2018, I wrote a ‘family letter’ to the IBAB faculty. Family letters are common in the West, where someone in the family (the ‘writer’ in the family) sums up what their life has been like in the past year, including reporting on grand-mother’s fracture and that the pet fish died. Read more...


Atom: The Pandora’s box for scientists.

Trying to put pen onto paper and making sense out of it, while taking you through a walk of imagery, has been one of my biggest strengths. However, when it came to writing about atomic structure, I was quite shook-up at first. 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.

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...

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