YIM-UK 2016

2nd Young Investigators’ Meeting

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Friday, 16 September 2016 from 08:00 to 21:00 (BST)

*Tickets are restricted to the first 100 applicants and posters to the first 30 only Register

YIM-UK is an interdisciplinary organisation that aims to assist Indian early career researchers (ECRs) in the UK to identify prospective career opportunities. Through YIM-UK, we seek to create a platform where ECRs can establish connections with leading figures in science and technology, funding bodies, policy makers, and industry. YIM-UK envisages to usher in the next generation of global leaders in science by combining the youth and dynamism of ECRs with the mentorship of senior academic experts. YIM-UK is a close ally of the YIM movement launched in Boston in 2009, and has been subsequently organized, every year, by IndiaBioscience in India.

Our aim is to empower young scientists by providing them a stronger voice and a tailored mentoring programme for their career growth. Through sustained dialogue with leading scientific, academic and industrial institutions, we envision that new opportunities will emerge, enabling young minds to implement their ideas with enthusiasm. In the long term, YIM-UK aims to foster transformative change through interactions with wider society.


Time Event
08.00 - 08.50 Registration
08.50 - 09.00 Welcome remarks
(By YIM-UK organising committee)
09.00 - 09.15 Shekhar Mande, NCCS-Pune
and Smita Jain, IndiaBioscience
09.15 – 10.35 Session 1: Academic Organizations
09.15 - 09.35 Malabika Sarkar, Ashoka University
'The Dynamics of Science Education at a Liberal Arts University in India'
09.35 - 09.55 Sharmistha Banerjee, University of Hyderabad
'Career in Central Universities: identify the teacher and the researcher in you'
09.55 - 10.15 Somak Raychaudhury, IUCAA-Pune
'Overview of Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA)'
10.15 - 11.00 Tea/Coffee and Poster
11.00 – 13.00 Session 2: Academia and Industry
11.00 - 11.20 Manindra Agarwal, IIT-Kanpur
'Overview of IITs across India'
11.20 - 11.40 Shekhar Mande, NCCS-Pune
‘Role and overview of DBT’
11.40 - 12.00 Rajesh Gokhale, IGIB-Delhi
'Finding Your Own Research Niche: A Way Forward'
12.00 – 12.20 Sharmila Mande, Tata Consultancy Services
(Talk on Industry)
12.20 – 13.00 Q & A session on job opportunities and recruitment process
(led by Shekhar Mande)
13.00 - 14.30 Lunch and Poster Session
14.30 - 16.00 Session 3: Fellowships and Funding
14.30 -14.50 Shahid Jameel, Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance
Fellowships and More: Transforming scientists into future leaders
14.50 - 15.10 Suman Govil (DBT)
15.10 - 15.30 Anne-Marie Glynn, EMBO
15.30 - 16.00 Q&A session on Fellowships and Funding
(led by Shahid Jameel)
16.00 - 16.40 Tea/Coffee
16.40 – 18.20 Session 4: International perspectives (Chaired by Bhaskar Vira, UCCRI, UK)
16.40 -17.10 Polly Roy, LSHTM, UK
17.10 -17.30 Ramanujan Hegde, MRC-LMB, UK
17.30 - 18.30 Venki Ramakrishnan, MRC-LMB
Q&A session
18.30 - 20:30 Poster session and dinner, along with an open house.

CRUK Cambridge Institute

Robinson Way, Cambridge, CB2 0RE

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Aamir Mukadam

Cambridge Institute of Medical Research, UK

Nibedita Mukherjee

Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK

Utham K Valekunja

Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, UK

Tanweer Hussain

MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK

Nishit Srivastava

Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK

Mani Shankar Narayanan

Executive Office, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK

Venkata Chandrasekhar Nainala

European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), UK

Gautam Runwal

Cambridge Institute of Medical Research, UK

Ankita Singhal

MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK

Aneesh Akathoot

Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge, UK

Abhijit Das

Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, UK

Bhavani Shankar Sahu

University of Minnesota, USA

Kedar Natarajan

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK