Newsletter - December 15, 2017

On December 11 th , the  Boston Bangalore Biosciences Beginnings (B4)  program formally inaugurated the  Workshop on Genomic Applications in Healthcare & Translational Research , co-hosted by The Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, Harvard University, and India's Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB).

In her inaugural address, Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (Founder-Chairman and Managing Director of Biocon India Pvt. Ltd.) described Boston and Bangalore as cities that naturally gravitate towards innovation and science.

The 25 workshop participants are from all over India and represent research backgrounds ranging from pharmacology to rice genomics. The intensive two-week workshop includes daily lectures and hands-on sessions, culminating in a valedictory event featuring a key note by Dr. VijayRaghavan (Secretary of Department of Biotechnology, India.)

Student Spotlight:

"My recommendation for anyone applying to Seed for Change is to get feedback from as many people as possible, at all stages of the project. Even if someone is not an expert in your field, they may be able to offer you valuable insight. Each time Sakhi received feedback, we streamlined the project pitch. Feedback shapes your priorities and reveals what about your project makes sense and seems possible."

Sutopa Dasgupta, Ph.D candidate in South Asian Studies
Featured Event:
Indian Cabinet Minister's Keynote SAI Address

Dr. Krishnaswamy VijayRaghavan is the recipient of the Infosys Prize in Life Sciences (2009). His fields of specialization are Developmental Biology, Genetics and Neurogenetics.

Jinah Kim’s Women in South Asian Art seminar group took over Harvard LMSAI’s Instagram account for the week. Dr. Kim, Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture, has curated an exhibition as part of the course, at the Harvard Art Museums - it is available to view until January 7, 2017.
Featured Publication:

" India's economy is 90 per cent cash dependent and the abrupt cash ban created a spectrum of hardships for hundreds of millions of Indians across the country. "

Ronak D. Desai, LMSAI Affliiate
LMSAI Student Grant Opportunties
Flashback Friday: From Our Archives

T  he event was a culmination of an 18-month project spearheaded by the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute in collaboration with the Tata Trust. The Program focused on two key areas: Rural Livelihood Creation in the handicrafts and handloom sectors; and Science and Technology-based Social Entrepreneurship. Nearly 200 people attended the event at the Taj Mahal Hotel.

February 2, 2017