About us

The National Post Doc Symposium (NPDS) is an endeavor to bring together Postdocs and PhD scholars pursuing research in the field of Life Sciences in India.  

​This symposium aspires to:

  1. Introduce diverse career avenues and facilitate professional growth.

  2. Provide opportunity to network and engage with leaders from  multiple sectors of the society. 

  3. Serve as a platform to amplify the voice of young research scholars in India and strategize action plans for their betterment. 

As part of the event, the participants get to showcase their research work through posters and oral presentations. The event also features panel discussions, mentor-mentee interaction and skill-development workshops.

​Since 2017, the symposium has been an annual venture, organized  by volunteers from the Post-Doctoral Fellows Association (PDFA) of NCBS and InStem in collaboration with a partner-institute. IndiaBioscience has been a supportor of NPDS from the beginning and has helped in shaping the symposia over the years. The past collaborators were CCMB, Hyderabad, IISER Pune and IISER Kolkata. This year we are collaborating with IISER Thiruvananthapuram.