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Satyajit Mayor, faculty member and current director, NCBS: On his projections for the potential to leverage being in India for future areas of research for NCBS.

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Shannon Olsson, faculty member at NCBS: On applying to NCBS, with no connection to India or its local research environment.

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Sumantra Chattarji, faculty member at NCBS: On his ability to do risky, more adventurous science in India compared to other parts of the world. He reflects on his experience from publishing a paper on stress in the amygdala in the late 1990s despite…

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BV Sreekantan, former director of TIFR: The 1985 negotiations with the Planning Commission to set up national centres under TIFR to justify the scope of proposed programmes, including NCBS and GMRT.

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Sumantra Chattarji, faculty member at NCBS: The formation of the NCBS logo and building an identity for the Centre.

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Satyajit Rath, faculty member at NII: Assessing the effect of NCBS breaking away from TIFR and building a brand for itself.

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Vidyanand Nanjundiah, faculty member at TIFR in 1980s: Reflections on the culture at NCBS today, comparisons to the climate at TIFR earlier.

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PP Ranjith, early hire as lab manager at NCBS: On the difficulties in the mid 1990s of communicating to the outside world that there is a new NCBS.

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Jayant Udgaonkar, faculty member at NCBS: On the actual name for NCBS, and his memories of changing the name to make it less of a mouthful.

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Govind Swarup, former faculty member at TIFR: The distinction between NCBS and NCRA in how they view their autonomy from TIFR as shown in the naming.

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K VijayRaghavan, faculty member at NCBS: On the outsider's perception of TIFR that he saw while at Caltech.

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K VijayRaghavan, faculty member at NCBS: An encounter with Guido Pontecorvo and thoughts on the scientific method.

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Gaiti Hasan, faculty member at NCBS: On her approach to finding research questions and tackling the unknown

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Obaid Siddiqi, founding member of NCBS & TIFR's molecular biology unit: A perspective on what makes biology unique and different from other sciences and finding ways to bridge the work across disciplines.

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Sanjay Sane, faculty member and former student at NCBS: On the blinders one has on while working within a model system in biology.

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Ajith Kumar, NCBS faculty member and co-ordinator of MSc programme in Wildlife Biology: On the intent of the MSc programme in Wildlife Biology, to do evidence-based conservation research.

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MS Swaminathan, member of Planning Commission in 1980: Reflecting on a 1960s proposal for a National Biological Laboratory, and seeing the TIFR-IISc joint biology centre proposal while in the Planning Commission in 1980.

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P Balaram, professor and ex-director, IISc: On the unknown links between an idea -- National Biological Laboratory -- and three institutes, NCBS, CCMB and NII.

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Vidyanand Nanjundiah, faculty member at TIFR in 1980s: On his move from IISc to TIFR, and reflections on the newly proposed (c 1981) IISc-TIFR joint centre for biology.

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Obaid Siddiqi, founding member of NCBS & TIFR's molecular biology unit: Memories of conversations with S Ramaseshan, then director of IISc, to set up a separate centre for biology at IISc (c 1978).

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K VijayRaghavan, faculty member at NCBS: Remarks on the reasons for the push in the early 1980s for an indepent centre for biology

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Sudhanshu Jha, ex director of TIFR: On his memories of conversations with Obaid Siddiqi in TIFR's West Canteen in the 1970s. And reliving the talks on needing a space for biology

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Raj Rewal, architect of the first phase of NCBS: Perspective on 'rasa' in architecture and his view of designing buildings for science.

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UB Poornima, chief architect at NCBS: On the philosophy guiding architectural design.

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UB Poornima, chief architect at NCBS: Memories of the design changes on the library wall (now Simons Centre at NCBS), conversations between Raj Rewal and Obaid Siddiqi, and follow-up effects.

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Shobhona Sharma, former student and current faculty member, TIFR: Memories of working with Obaid Siddiqi on building new lab spaces at TIFR.

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Obaid Siddiqi, founding member of NCBS & TIFR's molecular biology unit: The early ideology behind setting up NCBS in Bangalore

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Govind Swarup, former faculty member at TIFR: Recounting a story of a TIFR Council Meeting where JRD Tata advocated the setting up of many national centres under TIFR.

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Vidita Vaidya, faculty member at TIFR: Weighing in on the perception of NCBS as a rule breaker -- looking at the broader good rather than being bogged down by details

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Shobhona Sharma, former student and current faculty member, TIFR: The story behind TIFR's Department of Biological Sciences seeking more space with a new building at TIFR (c 1998-2014), and the roadblocks along the way.

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PP Ranjith, early hire as lab manager at NCBS: On building an efficient administrative process in the lab and working within the rules.

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Sudhanshu Jha, ex director of TIFR: On Homi Bhabha's administrative skills and the need to follow rules and process as an institution scales.

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Krishanu Ray, faculty member and former PhD student at TIFR: On the idea of autonomy for research, with a comparison of TIFR's Department of Biological Sciences and NCBS.

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Man Mohan Johri, retired faculty member from TIFR: Reflections on the start of NCBS, the conversations at the molecular biology unit and figuring out whether one makes the move to Bangalore.

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Obaid Siddiqi, founding member of NCBS & TIFR's molecular biology unit: Reflections on the role and limitations of a director of an institute

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Virendra Singh, former director of TIFR: On the need for NCBS autonomy and yet defining the link to TIFR.

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Vidyanand Nanjundiah, faculty member at TIFR in 1980s: Reflecting on the role of H Sharat Chandra in early negotiations for NCBS to get space in Bangalore

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Jayant Udgaonkar, faculty member at NCBS: On writing an angry letter to the then director of TIFR, after facing many delays in the setup of NCBS

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TM Sahadevan, long-time administrative architect at NCBS: Memories of the late 1980s period when NCBS was being offered land in Maharashtra while struggling to find land in Karnataka.

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BV Sreekantan, former director of TIFR: Reflecting on the search for land in Bangalore for NCBS, c 1987.

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K VijayRaghavan, faculty member at NCBS: Recounting the wading through bureaucracy in the late 1980s, and the different attitudes of the early NCBS faculty.

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CNR Rao, National Research Professor at JNCASR and former director, IISc: On the nature of scientific collaborations in the country.

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TM Sahadevan, long-time administrative architect at NCBS: First meeting with Obaid Siddiqi at the TIFR Centre, IISc, in the mid 1980s.

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BV Sreekantan, former director of TIFR: The 1985 negotiations with the Planning Commission to set up national centres under TIFR to justify the scope of proposed programmes, including NCBS and GMRT.

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MK Mathew, faculty member at NCBS: Early work with M. Udayakumar, a faculty member at the University of Agricultural Sciences, and, today, on drought tolerant rice.

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CNR Rao, National Research Professor at JNCASR and former director, IISc: On the NCBS start-up at the TIFR Centre, IISc, while the main campus was being built.

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Mitradas Panicker, faculty member at NCBS: Memories of early stem cell work at NCBS in the late 1990s, including collaborations with a fertility clinic in Bombay.

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Dasaradhi Palakodeti, faculty member at InStem: On a desire for more interaction and collaboration across the NCBS-InStem-C-CAMP bio-cluster.

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K VijayRaghavan, faculty member at NCBS: On the perceived hierarchy of disciplines within the TIFR system.

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MS Raghunathan, former mathematics faculty member and student, TIFR: Reflections on the collaborations -- or lack, thereof -- between physicists, mathematicians and biologists at TIFR.

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