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'Mutations in the Coronavirus and Emergence of Variants' - Webinar by Dr. Yogesh Shouche (Scientist Emeritus, NCCS)
7 May 2021 (Friday), 11 AM - Details HERE
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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. 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).

Congratulations to Dr. Shailza Singh!
Dr. Singh has been appointed as Academic Editor of PloS One.

Congratulations to Yashika Agrawal!
Yashika was selected as a "Best Stories" AWSAR awardee 2020 in the Ph.D. category under the Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research (AWSAR) programme of the DST.

Congratulations to Dr. Arvind Sahu!
Dr. Sahu has been nominated to the Board of Molecular Innate Immunity (specialty section of Frontiers in Immunology), as Associate Editor.

Dr. Janesh Kumar and his team's research published in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology has been featured in 'ESRF Highlights 2020'. It was selected as one of the most exciting subjects investigated at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) last year.Read Here

Hearty Congratulations to Dr. Yogesh Shouche!
Dr. Shouche has been nominated as an opted member of the World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC) Executive Board.

Congratulations to Sahabram Dewala!
Sahabram bagged the Young Investigator Award and secured the first position for his work on gluten-degrading microbes from the human gut, at the Annual Conference of Indian Society of Gastroenterology.

Hearty congratulations to Dr. Manas Kumar Santra for being elected Fellow of The National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI)!

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.

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.

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.


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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 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
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Savitribai Phule Pune University Campus
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Maharashtra State, India
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