Emerging Trends in the Life Sciences

IndiaBioscience, in collaboration with NMKRV College for Women, Bengaluru, is organising a DBT- and UGC STRIDE-sponsored one-day seminar for UG and PG students and faculty, where renowned scientists will speak about the emerging trends in the life sciences, giving a broad picture of important and exciting problems in biology.

Date and Time

4 November 2022, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Shashwathi Auditorium,
NMKRV College for Women,
45/1, 22nd Cross, Jayanagar, III Block,

Last date to register

31 October 2022


NMKRV College for Women has been an autonomous institution for over 17 years. It is managed by the Rashtreeya Sikshana Samiti Trust, Bengaluru. Its achievements include NAAC accreditation, award of ‘College with potential for Excellence’ by UGC in 2010, DST-FIST grants sponsored in 2018, UGC STRIDE for research capacity building in 2019, and DBT- STAR College Scheme (awarded to the Departments of Botany, Zoology and Chemistry) in 2020. The College has research centers in Chemistry and Commerce recognized by Bangalore University. Having carved a niche for themselves in the academic arena, NMKRV College remains steadfast to its central commitment to provide a balanced, comprehensive education. To know more, visit: https://nmkrv.edu.in/

IndiaBioscience is a program that works to promote changes that affect the culture and practice of research and education in the life sciences, through engagement with academia, government, and industry at various levels. It aims to increase the visibility of science in the society by being a hub for policy discussions and science communication, and an aggregator of information. IndiaBioscience has been nurtured within the campus of the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru, but the mandate is broad-based in serving the life science profession across India. It is primarily funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. IndiaBioscience is a not-for profit organisation and will not obtain any monetary benefit from this event. To know more, visit: https://indiabioscience.org/


Prof. Padmanabhan Balaram is a biochemist and a former director of the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru (2005-2014). He is a recipient of several prestigious awards, including Padma Bhushan (2014), TWAS Award in Chemistry (1994), and the 2021 R. Bruce Merrifield Award by the American Peptide Society. He presently holds a Chaired Professorship at the National Center for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru.

Dr. Shruthi S. Vembar is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, Bengaluru, where she heads a research program in malaria molecular parasitology. Her research work has been supported by prestigious fellowships, such as the EMBO Long Term Fellowship and Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship. She also received the Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship from DBT for the year 2018.

Dr. Deepa Agashe is an Associate Professor at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru, working on microbial ecology and evolution, which is supported by several prestigious national and international research grants. She won the Women Research Excellence Award from the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), India in 2020 and has been elected as the Vice President of the American Society of Naturalists.

Dr. Aravind Penmatsa is an Associate Professor at the Molecular Biophysics Unit at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, working on membrane transporters underlying neurological disorders and antimicrobial resistance. His work is supported by several prestigious national and international research grants and awards. He is an EMBO Global Investigator from India since 2020.

Dr. Annapurna S. Kamath is a doctorate in mathematics and computer science. She is the Director of Shishulok – Child Resource and Learning Centre and the Managing Trustee of Satya Foundation, Bengaluru, a private charitable trust that works towards holistic community development in a specific geographical area. She founded the JaLa Poshan Trust in 2014, which is dedicated to the preservation and conservation of the Jakkur Lake, located in the outskirts of Bengaluru.

Programme Schedule:

Time Programme Speaker Theme
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Keynote lecture
Prof. P. Balaram
Reflections on
Chemistry and Biology
in the Age of the Coronavirus
11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Tea break
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Session 1
Dr. Shruthi S. Vembar
Genetic engineering in
the CRISPR/Cas era
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Session 2
Dr. Deepa Agashe
Microbial ecology
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Session 3
Dr. Aravind Penmatsa
Chemistry behind
neurological disorders
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Valedictory lecture
Dr. Annapurna S. Kamath
Scientific Social Responsibility,
Stakeholder Partnership and Citizen
participation in conservation of lakes

Registration Details:

Registration fee: Rs. 200

Amount payable to Principal NMKRV College for Women 

A/c no : 60036838035 

IFSC : MAHB0001374 

Branch : Jayanagar 3rd block 

(Interested participants must provide the UTR no. and the screenshot of the transaction for registration) 

Register here before 31 October 2021: https://forms.gle/ZNP3nLxCsvcdkAr49


“Financial compensation for travel or accommodation of participants will NOT be provided by the organisers. Participants are requested to make these arrangements on their own”


Suman Prasad
Head, Department of Biotechnology, NMKRV College for Women
Email: sumanprasad.nmkrv@rvei.edu.in
Phone: 9482941481

Dr. Shashikala K B
Head, Department of Zoology NMKRV, College for Women
Email: shashikalakb.nmkrv@rvei.edu.in
Phone: 9480796053

Dr. Vijeta Raghuram
Program Manager-Education, IndiaBioscience
Email: education@indiabioscience.org

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