National Centre for Biological Sciences

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National Centre for Biological Sciences
NCBS Bangalore Campus.JPG
Type Research institution
Established 1992 (1992)
Director Satyajit Mayor
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Postgraduates 100
Location Bangalore, Karnataka, India
13°04′56″N 77°34′35″E / 13.08220°N 77.57627°E / 13.08220; 77.57627Coordinates: 13°04′56″N 77°34′35″E / 13.08220°N 77.57627°E / 13.08220; 77.57627
Campus Urban
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National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) in Bangalore, Karnataka, is a research centre specialising in biological research. It is a part of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) under the Department of Atomic Energy of the Government of India.[1] The mandate of NCBS is basic and interdisciplinary research in the frontier areas of biology. The research interests of the faculty are in four broad areas ranging from the study of single molecules to systems biology.[2]

Research Areas[edit]

NCBS focuses on fundamental research from diverse fields of biology including Biochemistry, Biophysics, Bioinformatics, Neurobiology, Cellular Organization and Signalling, Genetics and Development, Theory and Modelling of Biological Systems, Ecology and Evolution etc.[3] NCBS offers PhD, Integrated PhD and M.Sc. by Research in these areas. It also offeres M.Sc in Wildlife Biology and Conservation every alternative year.[4] Till 2016, it has produced over 182 PhD holders and 65 M.Sc degree holders in Wildlife Biology and Conservation[5]

Bangalore Bio-Cluster[edit]

NCBS engages in a number of collaborative initiatives, such as Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem) and the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP).[6] Together these three institutions serve as part of the Bangalore Bio-Cluster, bringing together fundamental research, translational studies, and technology development.[7]

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