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Breaker of boundaries: Interview with Dr. Thomas Pucadyil 
In this chat with BS-MS student Rahul Iyer, Dr. Thomas Pucadyil runs us through his career trajectory and shares with us the big questions in membrane biology that he and his team are addressing. 
Covalent organic frameworks to split water
Dr. R. Vaidhyanathan's work has been granted a US patent for the preparation of a covalent organic framework (COF) that can serve as an electrocatalyst to split water. More
Storage space in the brain
The human brain seems to not run out of storage space and continues to make long lasting memories. Recent paper from Dr. Suhita Nadkarni’s group explores how. More

The architecture of a Deccan Sultanate
Dr. Pushkar Sohoni's book "The Architecture of a Deccan Sultanate" offers a nuanced socio-political analysis of the Deccan Sultanate. Read here a review of the book. 


These videos were prepared by participants of the workshop 'Scientific Film Production: An Art!' held during July 03-09, 2019 at IISER Pune. The workshop was conducted by filmmaker Hari Mohanan and organised by the Science Media Centre of IISER Pune.

Special values of L-functions
Dr. Chandrasheel Bhagwat describes in this video his research on some aspects of L-functions (certain complex valued functions) and Euler's equation that relates seemingly disconnected arithmetic and geometric entities.

Synthetic ion channels
Dr. Pinaki Talukdar's group works in the field of synthetic chemistry and is developing synthetic ion channels and transporters. In this video, Dr. Talukdar and his group members describe their approach and its possible applications to target cancer cells.


Manav Human Atlas Project
The Manav Human Atlas Project is a collaboration between IISER Pune, Persistent Systems, and the National Centre for Cell Science. Funded by the Department of Biotechnology, this project aims to construct a comprehensive map of the entire human body which will explicitly document macro to micro level information. More

Centre of Excellence in Flow Cytometry 

Launched at IISER Pune in collaboration with BD Life Sciences-Biosciences, the Centre will help train the region’s current and future scientists on high-speed cell sorting and flow cytometry analyses. More

Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2019 (Hardware Edition) 
IISER Pune, along with CSIR-NCL, was one of the 19 centres across India for the grand finale of this national competition initiated by the MHRD for innovative solutions in product development. Twenty-five teams with a total of 173 students participated in this event. More

PhD conference and thesis awards in energy and mobility
The second edition of the IISER Pune-KPIT Shodh Awards and Annual PhD student conference in Energy & Mobility is launched now. Registration open till August 31, 2019. More


Nature Index Normalized Tables
IISERs, as a group of institutions, are ranked 24 by the 2019 Normalized Nature Index Annual Tables for Top 100 academic institutions. The normalized ranking shows an institution's top quality output (in the Nature Index list of ~80 journals) as a proportion of the institution's total output in the natural sciences (obtained from the Dimensions database). More

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings
IISER Pune has been ranked among the top 101-150 Young Universities in the world in the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings. More

Prof. L.S. Shashidhara has been elected as President of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS). The announcement was made at the centenary year General Assembly of the Union that took place at Oslo, Norway in August 2019, where the new Executive Council of the Union was chosen. More

Dr. Siddhesh Kamat has been awarded the Young Scientist Medal of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi for 2019. Dr. Kamat's group studies biological processes involved in lipid signaling and metabolism. More

Three IISER Pune students are among those selected for the Prime Minister's Research Fellowship (PMRF). The list of selected students has been announced in July 2019. More

A team of undergraduate students along with their PhD student mentors has been awarded a competitive grant from the Indian Biological Engineering Competition (iBEC), Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India for their proposal on environmental bioremediation. More


Foundation Day
April 13, 2019
Prof. Govind Swarup delivered the 9th Foundation Day Lecture titled "Great discoveries in Radio Astronomy: Big Bang to Black Holes". More


Eighth Convocation of IISER Pune
June 1, 2019
A total of 150 BS-MS students and 75 PhD students graduated at the eighth convocation of IISER Pune. Chief Guest Kris Gopalakrishnan gave the Convocation Address. Congratulations to all graduates!! More
Farewell to 2019 graduates
May 31, 2019
The Office of Alumni Affairs gave a farewell party to the graduating students of 2019 and formally welcomed them to the IISER Pune Alumni Network! More


Second K.S. Krishnan Memorial Lecture in Neuroscience
June 21, 2019
Second K.S. Krishnan Memorial Lecture in Neuroscience was delivered by Dr. Michael Dickinson of the California Institute of Technology, USA. More


In this explanatory article in Bhavana magazine, faculty member Kaneenika Sinha traces the journey of prime numbers--from early attempts to understand prime numbers to their current application in safe digital transactions. More
Following the Industry Conclave held on campus, Mr. P.V. Balasubramaniam offers here an industry perspective and the various possibilities that could be explored to promote industry-academia interactions. More
Smt. Indrani Balan Science Activity Centre on the campus has been creating learning resources in the form of step-by-step pictorial storyboards to demonstrate concepts in science. See here a collection.
In this podcast produced by Team GPCR, writer and science historian Prof. Meera Nanda talks about her journey from being graduate student to a writer and her thoughts on the teaching of the history of science.
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