inStem is a new research institute funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, with a novel collaborative philosophy and cooperative outlook. inStem has a research focus on the broad area of stem cell and regenerative biology at the interface of science, engineering and medicine. inStem provides exceptional scientists with the opportunity to undertake ground-breaking research into the fundamental properties of stem cells (mammalian or model organisms) and their utility in creating disease models as well as their applications to drug discovery and the development of cell therapies.
A new model for inter-agency collaboration, inStem is being nurtured within the
Bangalore Biocluster by the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), one of
India’s leading research institutions funded by the Department of Atomic Energy,
Government of India. Being embedded within this creative niche offers inStem
several advantages: vibrant scientific interactions with well established basic science
groups at NCBS, smooth running administrative structures that enable us to perform
routine as well as new functions with ease, and state-of-the art facilities that permit
us to quickly establish innovative research programs.
Officially established in October 2009 and two years into operation, inStem now has functioning labs in new purpose-built space at NCBS. inStem intends to have a flexible organizational structure that fosters change, innovation, and achievement. With a high fraction of short/middle term resident scientists, flexible space, and financial support for pilot/incubator projects, inStem will be able to modify its scientific mission in response to the changing scientific landscape as well as foster a high level of individual creativity and achievement.
Director: Professor K. VijayRaghavan
Deans: Professor Jyotsna Dhawan, Professor S. Ramaswamy
For more information please visit: http://instem.res.in/
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