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Last Updated : October, 2019

DO participate in 'Global Bio-India 2019'
See details here : https://www.globalbioindia.com/

HURRY & REGISTER! 5th workshop on
"Communicating Research Out of the Lab"
18 Oct,2019(Friday), 9 a.m.-5.30 p.m.Venue: NCCS
Registration Deadline*: 11 October, 2019
(*Registration is FREE, but MANDATORY; Seats are limited)
For registration & details :

5th International Conference on Translational Research: Recent Trends in Pre-translational to Translational Research 7-9 Nov, 2019 (Registration and Abstract Submission Deadline:
20 Oct, 2019) (details here)
Link to the conference site Here

Participants selected for hands-on training workshop "Basic Cell Culture Technology", October 21st - 24th, 2019

9th International Conference of LASA India (LASACON 2019) on 'Laboratory Animals in Biomedical Research - The way forward' (See flyer)
Details (registration and pre-conference workshops) : http://lasaindia.in/lasacon2019/index.php


Dr. Renu Swarup, Secretary, DBT , inaugurated the Pune Biotechnology Cluster on 23rd Aug, 2019.
Learn more about the Pune Bio-Cluster here



International Conference on Human, Animal and Plant Mycoplasmas + Workshops on Mycoplasma and phytoplasma detection, cultivation and taxonomy: 2-5 Dec, 2019 ( Details Here)


Workshop on 'Statistical Methods in Microbiome Research' from 16-20th December 2019 (Details)


Last Updated : October, 2019

Grants & Fellowships


Smart India Hackathon 2020 - Invites challenges for the biotechnology sector (details here)
Visit Website - https://www.sih.gov.in/


A Breakthrough - The first cryo-EM structure of a eukaryotic membrane protein reported from India! Congratulations to Dr. Janesh Kumar and his team! https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-46770-z


Congratulations to Dr. Mohan Wani for being elected as a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy!


Congratulations to Dr. Jomon Joseph's team:
* Their paper was published in the
Journal of Cell Science (JCS)-
* Indrasen Magre, the first author of this paper and an NCCS alumnus,
was interviewed by JCS for their 'First Person' series - Details
* Their cell image was featured on the cover of JCS - Details


The DBT invites comments on 'Biological Data Storage, Access and Sharing Policy of India', from all the stakeholders (Government agencies, Institutions, Industry / Researchers engaged in R&D in Biological Sciences).Please send your comments/observations regarding this policy, latest by 31st July, 2019, to policy@dbt.nic.in
Details here : Public Opinion, Policy


Dr. Manoj Kumar Bhat has taken over the charge of Director, NCCS with effect from 11.06.2019



Congratulations to Dr. Rajesh Vinnakota (Dr. Janesh Kumar's group) for being awarded the prestigious European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) short-term fellowship for working in The Netherlands for 3 months.


User charges regarding services/facilities offered by NCCS to external users.


Cell Repository Announcement : w.e.f. 01.01.2018 Cell Line Handling Charges are revised as follows:
For non-profit organizations: Rs 2000/- per cell line,per flask
For others: Rs 5000/- per cell line,per flask


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Science & Beyond

Last Updated : October, 2019

'How music helped me to flourish' - Manasi Kulkarni-Khasnis
Nature Career Column, 06 August 2018

Identifying the Institutes of Eminence

- Shekhar C. Mande

The Mini-symposium on Cell Biology - 2018

- Kruthika Iyer

Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant: Hope for patients with multiple sclerosis!

- Vaijayanti P. Kale, Jyoti Rao

Gunter Blobel - Obituary

- Radha Chauhan

About NCCS

The National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), an autonomous organisation aided by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, was established to facilitate cell biology research in the country.

NCCS is located within the academically-enriched campus of the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU). Since its inception, NCCS has been performing cutting-edge research in cell biology, providing valuable services as a national animal cell repository, and supporting human resource development through various teaching and training programmes. NCCS has been at the forefront of basic research in diverse fields of cell biology, especially those addressing important human health issues such as cancer, metabolic disorders, infectious diseases, and regenerative medicine. The research at NCCS is focused on answering these challenging health issues through approaches that integrate modern and conventional disciplines including cell biology, cellular signalling, stem cell biology, immunology, genomics, proteomics, systems biology, structural biology and microbial ecology. The contributions made by the scientists of NCCS have gained worldwide recognition through publications in renowned scientific journals, and awards including the Padma Shree, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards, National Bioscience Award, and Swarnajayanti Fellowship.

Our research

We have a great pleasure in bringing you our latest, research and development related news.
Technologies & know-how available for commercialization - learn more HERE
NCCS Invites Partners for Academic & Research Partnerships...DETAILS

Academic Highlights


NCCS publishes its work in leading, peer-reviewed, International Journals on all areas of basic biolgy. Click the icon above for more details.


Several technologies, developed at NCCS, are available for commercialization. Please have a look at them by clicking the above icon.


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From time to time the work of NCCS appears in National Dailys and international journals. Click the above icon for the latest news.


NCCS has state-of-the-art facilities include imaging, mass-spectrometers and other cell analyzers. Have a look at them by clicking the icon above.


Exciting careers & Opportunities

NCCS has opportunities in carrying out research in all areas of modern biology leading to Ph.D. degree. A brief of the programmes is given hereunder for general information purpose. Students are admitted in these programmes as per requirement and against advertisement only. The advertisements are published periodically as per the need/schedule. The required qualification are a Masters deegree in any branch of science and a fellowship of CSIR, UGC, DBT_INSPIRE.. etc.


Reach us

National Centre for Cell Science
NCCS Complex
Savitribai Phule Pune University Campus
Ganeshkhind Road
Pune - 411007
Maharashtra State, India
Phone: +91-20-2570 8000
Fax:+91-20-2569 2259

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