The following article, originally published in News Karnataka, covers the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute's Boston Bangalore Biosciences Beginning Program (B4)'s most recent workshop. B4 aims to build a scientific research corridor and will engage scientists from India and Harvard through exchange programs: 1) Science and Technology Fellowships at Harvard and other peer institutions in the Boston area. 2) Two-week courses on Biosciences in Bangalore.
The 25 selected candidates are from all over India and represent research backgrounds ranging from pharmacology to rice genomics. The intensive two-week workshop includes daily lectures and hands-on sessions, culminating in a valedictory event featuring a key note by Dr. Vijay Raghavan (Secretary of Department of Biotechnology, India.)
Watch our fascinating life sciences panel at the 2017 Symposium, featuring Parvathi Sreekumar, Muhammad H. Zaman, Conor Walsh and Venki Murthy.
The B4 Fellows explain how this program has helped their careers and research.
Harvard’s Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology’s professor Venkatesh Murthy and Advisor/Preceptor Laura Magnotti reflect on the B4 Program.
On January 7, SAI, in partnership with the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB), hosted a Knowledge Exchange Platform on neuroscience for students in Bangalore to interact with different players in the science ecosystem. The students were part of the Boston Bangalore Biosciences Beginning (B4) Young Scientist Development Course on neuroscience, a 2-week immersion course run by SAI and…
As part of SAI's Boston Bangalore Biosciences Beginnings (B4) Program, five postdoctoral fellows from India will spend a year working at a variety of science labs across Harvard. The fellows have range of specialties, from plant physiology, computational biology, evolutionary cell biology, to molecular genetics.
Harvard professor Venkatesh N. Murthy , one of the foremost neuroscientists in the world, was amazed by the state of-the-art laboratory at Bengaluru's National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS). The place seemed better than his own lab at Harvard. "Bengaluru has the best critical mass of neuroscientists in India," he said.
SAI recently ran a 2-week course in Bangalore which introduced 25 Indian undergraduate and graduate students to the excitement of brain science.
Most of what software engineers do today, such as coding, will be automated, but the likelihood of engineers becoming redundant is far from remote possibility. There are many untapped avenues that engineering students can get into, like Neuroscience. To help students explore their options, a knowledge exchange platform was organised for students to connect with government representatives, industry executives, and scientists.