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Workshop on 'Cultivation, Preservation, and Characterization of Anaerobic Bacteria'
When: 20 - 24 June 2022 Deadline to apply: 15 May 2022
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Please send a duly filled form by E-mail (ONLY) to: mccpuneworkshop@gmail.com

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

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


Congratulations to Dr. Girdhari Lal & Mrs. Meenakshi Jadhav! Their SEM image won the SLB 2022 Image Contest organized by the Society for Leukocyte Biology, USA (see here)

Congratulations, Osheen, for winning a prize at the INSA-SERB Essay Competition 2021!

Congratulations to Dr. Amit Yadav! He received the 'Best Innovative Idea' award at the 'Antimicrobial Resistance Dx Bootcamp', organized by UKIERI (UK-India Education and Research Initiative), at IIT, Delhi; 28, 29 March 2022.

Congratulations to Dr. Praveen Rahi!
Dr. Rahi was recognised by the Microbiology Society as an 'Outstanding Reviewer 2021' for International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology View Certificate

Congratulations to Tanisha Sharma & Ganesh Kumar Barik (Dr. Manas Santra'sgroup)!
They won the Best Oral Talk Award & Best Poster Award, respectively, at the 41st Annual International Conference of the Indian Association for Cancer Research; 02-05 March 2022

Dr. Arvind Sahu has been entrusted with the additional charge of the Director, NCCS.
A pioneer of complement biology in India, his research is directed towards understanding virus-complement interactions.

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 Kumarís 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

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.


Our research

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Academic Highlights


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NCCS publishes its work in leading, peer-reviewed, International Journals on all areas of basic biolgy. Click the icon above for more details.


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Last Updated : May, 2022

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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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