It Takes a Village

Lab techs and project assistants, toolmakers and maintenance crew make invaluable contributions to research projects     Sandeep Eswarappa, an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry in IISc, works with small, almost microscopic animals called tardigrades. As a young investigator setting up a new lab with an unfamiliar model system, he needed all the […]

How Biochemistry Research Evolved Over A Century

From studying indigenous dyes to developing cancer therapies, a look at the changing priorities of IISc’s Department of Biochemistry   The Department of Biochemistry at IISc turns 100 next year. It holds the distinction of being the first department dedicated to the studies of biological chemistry in India. In the century since it was established, […]

UG and I

An undergraduate (UG) instructor reflects on her experience teaching IISc’s students My students often complain that I answer their questions with more questions. I am convinced that they know why I do it, and aren’t serious in their protests. Here are some examples: Scene 1: First year UG lab, Subject: Microbiology  M was comparing growth […]