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Last Updated : January, 2022

Don't miss this opportunity! India|EMBO Lecture Course (08-11 Feb. 2022):
'RNA binding proteins: From RNA binding to condensation and aggregation'
Target audience: PhD students, Postdocs, and other researchers from academia & industry
Details here: https://meetings.embo.org/event/21-rna


Foundation Day Oration (26th Aug. 2021) by Dr. Renu Swarup, Secretary, DBT (Recording Here)


International Day of Yoga-2021 celebrated at NCCS


Dr. Tatyarao Lahane, Director, DMER, Government of Maharashtra, addressed NCCS on the occasion of completion of 10000 tests for COVID (watch the recording here).



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Congratulations to Dr. Sharmila Bapat!
She was elected as a member of the Indian Academy of Sciences for a second term (2022-2024)


Congratulations to Dr. Manoj Kumar Bhat & his team!
A cell line developed by them has been licensed by NCCS to Applied Biological Materials Inc. Canada.
(Details here)


Congratulations to Dr. Janesh Kumar!
He has been awarded the India Alliance DBT Wellcome Senior Fellowship in the area of Basic Biomedical Research (Details here)


Congratulations to our PhD students, ANSHUL AASAIYA, JUHI YADAV & SNEHA HAKKE (from Dr. Janesh Kumar's group)! They won the following prizes at the 48th National Seminar on Crystallography (25-27 Nov. 2021) at IIT-Roorkee:
Anshul - Best Oral Presentation Award
Juhi & Sneha - Best Poster Presentation Awards


Congratulations to Dr. Shailza Singh & Ritika Kabra! Their article, "Evolutionary artificial intelligence-based peptide discoveries for effective Covid-19 therapeutics"
published in BBA - Molecular Basis of Disease has been featured in the latest BBA Collection on "Artificial Intelligence for biochemistry and molecular biology"
& has been made available for free over 3 months from 25 Oct. 2021: Link

Congratulations to Dr. Praveen Rahi!
Dr. Rahi was appointed as a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary,the official journal of the International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes.

Congratulations to our team of postdoctoral and Ph.D. Research Fellows!
Their review has been published in BBA-Reviews on Cancer (IF 10.68) - (Read it here.)

CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Jupitara Kalita & Dr. Nikhil Ghate! Dr. Kalita (Dr. Janesh Kumar's group) & Dr. Ghate (Dr. Manas Santra's group) have been selected for the 1st MK Bhan Fellowship-Young Researcher Fellowship Programme (MKB-YRFP) of the DBT.

Congratulations to Dr. Vaijayanti Kale & Dr. Meghana Kanitkar! Their patent, 'Electrospun nano-fiber scaffold for repair of skin lesions, filed in association with Prof. Jayesh Bellare & Amit Kumar Jaiswal of IIT Bombay, was granted by the IPO (see here).

Congratulations to Dr. Akanksha Chaturvedi!
Dr. Chaturvedi has been selected to receive the MACS Project Grant 2021 awarded by Miltenyi Biotec Asia Pacific for studying the dynamics of antibody response in SARS-CoV2-infected patients

Congratulations to our alumnus, Dr. Ananth Burada!
Ananth has been awarded the India Alliance DBT/Wellcome Early Career Fellowship He will be working at IISc with Dr. Arvind Penmatsa.
We wish him a very successful career.

Congratulations to Dr. Arvind Sahu!
The anti-C3 peptide, compstatin, identified by Dr. Sahu at the Univ. of Pennsylvania, has been approved by the US FDA to treat adults with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), a rare, life-threatening blood disease.

Congratulations to Dr. Ajay Pillai!
Dr. Pillai was awarded the IRMI Research Management Grant from the DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance

Congratulations to Dr. Ameya Bendre and Dr. Ekta Shukla!
Dr. Bendre (Dr. Janesh Kumar's group) & Dr. Shukla (Dr. Radha Chauhan's group) won the 1st & 3rd Prize for Oral Presentation, respectively, at the International Conference on Infectious Diseases and Immunopathology 2021; SPPU, Pune.

Hearty congratulations to Dr. Mohan Wani!
Dr. Wani has been elected as Fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India).

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About NCCS

The National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), an autonomous organisation aided by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, was established to facilitate cell biology research in the country.

NCCS is located within the academically-enriched campus of the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU). Since its inception, NCCS has been performing cutting-edge research in cell biology, providing valuable services as a national animal cell repository, and supporting human resource development through various teaching and training programmes. NCCS has been at the forefront of basic research in diverse fields of cell biology, especially those addressing important human health issues such as cancer, metabolic disorders, infectious diseases, and regenerative medicine. The research at NCCS is focused on answering these challenging health issues through approaches that integrate modern and conventional disciplines including cell biology, cellular signalling, stem cell biology, immunology, genomics, proteomics, systems biology, structural biology and microbial ecology. The contributions made by the scientists of NCCS have gained worldwide recognition through publications in renowned scientific journals, and awards including the Padma Shree, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards, National Bioscience Award, and Swarnajayanti Fellowship.

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Exciting careers & Opportunities

NCCS has opportunities in carrying out research in all areas of modern biology leading to Ph.D. degree. A brief of the programmes is given hereunder for general information purpose. Students are admitted in these programmes as per requirement and against advertisement only. The advertisements are published periodically as per the need/schedule. The required qualification are a Masters deegree in any branch of science and a fellowship of CSIR, UGC, DBT_INSPIRE.. etc.


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National Centre for Cell Science
NCCS Complex
Savitribai Phule Pune University Campus
Ganeshkhind Road
Pune - 411007
Maharashtra State, India
Phone: +91-20-2570 8000
Fax:+91-20-2569 2259

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