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Last Updated : November, 2020

Screening of "Cellular Insights", a film on NCCS directed by Nandan Kudhyadi, at the 10th National Science Film Festival of India
25 Nov. (2 - 4 PM time slot)
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"And Then There Were None! - Metabolic Systems Biology Approaches to Overcome Drug Resistance in Cells." - Dr. Anu Raghunathan, Scientist, CSIR-NCL
Manav Webinar - Dr.Anu (details here)
26 Nov, 2020 3 p.m. Free registration at: http://shorturl.at/duxTV
Live feed on Facebook: MANAV Human Atlas
[Data Science Webinar Series - by the 'Manav: Human Atlas Initiative'
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NCCS Foundation Day Oration: "Aligning Research to Health Care - Challenges and Opportunities" Lt Gen (Dr) Madhuri Kanitkar Deputy Chief, Integrated Defence Staff (Medical) on 26 August, 2020
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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. Yogesh Shouche!
Dr. Yogesh has been elected Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA).

CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Janesh Kumar & his team! Their recently published research was selected as one of the most exciting subjects investigated at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in recent times. This team has been invited to contribute an article for publication in ESRF Highlights 2020. Read about this research here

Congratulations to Dr. Om Prakash Sharma!
Dr. Om Prakash, Project Scientist at NCCS-NCMR, was elected as Chair of the ICSP Subcommittee on Methanoarchaea.

We mourn the loss of a brilliant scientist, and dear colleague and friend, Dr. Anjali Shiras. May she rest in peace!


Congratulations to Dr. Shailza Singh and Ritika Kabra. Their paper based on COVID-related research has been accepted for publication in BBA Molecular Basis of Disease (Read here).


Congratulations to Dr. Sharmila Bapat!
Dr. Bapat has been awarded the Miltenyi Biotec MACS Project Grants 2020. She is one of 3 awardees from the Asia Pacific region.


Amid the prevailing COVID-19 lockdown situation, we are trying to gradually resume the services of NCCS Cell Repository. However, some delay in providing the services will occur, inconvenience is regretted


Congratulations to Dr. Arvind Sahu! Dr. Sahu has been awarded the J.C. Bose National Fellowship by SERB.


Congratulations to Dr. Janesh Kumar! Dr. Janesh and his group's research (Burada et al, 2020) is among the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric.


Congratulations to Dr. Jomon Joseph! Dr. Joseph has been elected as 'Member of Guha Research Conference'!


Congratulations to Dr. Yogesh Shouche for being elected to the Executive Board of the International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes !


Congratulations to Dr. Radha Chauhan and her team!
Their paper published in Protein Science is among the top 10% most downloaded papers!
A certificate of achievement was awarded by the publishers in recognition of the immediate impact generated by this research. Read the paper...


Congratulations to Tanisha Sharma (Dr. Manas Kumar Santra's group) Tanisha won the First Prize for Poster Presentation at the 'International Conference on Disease Biology: Diagnostics and Therapeutics', 4-6 March, 2020, Dept. of Biotechnology, SPPU

Cell Line Deposition in National Cell Repository at NCCS, Pune....Click here

Congratulations to Ananth P. Burada (Janesh Kumar's group)!He received the IFSM Students / Young Researchers Contest (IFSM-YRC) award to attend the 12th Asia Pacific Microscopy Conference.

Hearty congratulations to Dr. Janesh Kumar and his team for decoding yet another key brain receptor! Their findings have been published in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology: Click Here for details

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Hearty congratulations to Dr. Srikanth Rapole! Dr. Rapole was awarded the 'Eminent Mass Spectrometrist Award' by the Indian Society for Mass Spectrometry.

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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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NCCS has state-of-the-art facilities include imaging, mass-spectrometers and other cell analyzers. Have a look at them by clicking the icon above.


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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