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The need for inter-disciplinary research: a story of maths, biology and medicine

Biology Colloquium | Dr. Anurag Agrawal | Fri 7th Oct, 2022

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In this talk, Prof. Anurag Agarwal will speak about his experiences in building an interdisciplinary research career, with illustrative examples taken from his research group as well as large inter-institutional networks during the COVID pandemic. He will end by sharing a brief vision of how we are thinking of structuring TSB with strong thematic verticals as well as collaborative horizontals that cut across themes.



Anurag Agrawal is an Indian pulmonologist, medical researcher and the director of the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, a CSIR institution. Known for his studies on lung diseases, Agrawal is a senior fellow of the DBT-Wellcome Trust. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, the apex agency of the Government of India for scientific research, awarded him the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, one of the highest Indian science awards for his contributions to Medical Sciences in 2014. He is also a recipient of the National Bioscience Award for Career Development of the Department of Biotechnology which he received in 2015.

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