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Seminar to discuss the latest in biotechnology

22 November 2015

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The National Institute of Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST), Thiruvananthapuram, under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), and the Biotech Research Society (BRSI) India, are jointly organising an international conference on the latest developments in the frontier areas of biotechnology here from Sunday…

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Thiruvananthapuram/seminar-to-discuss-the-latest-in-biotechnology/article7905031.ece

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November 22, 2015 at 2:12 pm

Posted in NIIST, Uncategorized

India’s top Chemistry expert creates magic with gels

01 January 2013

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Gardening is Dr Ajayaghosh’s hobby, a getaway when he is not doing what he’s best at which is working with molecules.

The lab at CSIR has been Dr Ajayaghosh’s passion, and today after years of rigorous research he on the verge of a breakthrough. “This is CSIR NIST, one of the CSIR labs in Trivandrum. I had been working in this lab for the past 25 years. I did all my research in this place and this laboratory has played an important role in my career,” Dr Ghosh said….

Read more: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/indias-top-chemistry-expert-creating-magic-with-gels/313289-3.html

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January 4, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Posted in NIIST

Bonding with chemistry

02 January 2013

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: “I’m still very much a student of chemistry,” says A. Ajayaghosh, CSIR-Outstanding Scientist at the National Institute of Interdisciplinary Sciences (NIIST), Pappanamcode, as he gets ready to take the flight to New Delhi to collect this year’s Infosys Prize for outstanding contribution to physical sciences. Dr. Ajayaghosh becomes the second Malayali (after Pune-based, city-native theoretical physicist-cosmologist Professor Thanu Padmanabhan) and the first scientist working in a Kerala-based institution to win the prestigious award instituted by the Infosys Science Foundation. The scientist and the other laureates of the Infosys Prize 2012 will be felicitated by Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway and former Director-General of the World Health Organisation, today (January 3) at the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi…..

Read  more: http://www.thehindu.com/life-and-style/bonding-with-chemistry/article4265298.ece

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January 4, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Posted in NIIST

Infosys award for NIIST scientist

23 November 2012

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Scientist A Ajayaghosh has bagged the Infosys Prize 2012 for physical sciences in recognition of his pioneering research in the construction of supra molecular functional materials, which can be employed as components in organic electronic devices and in selective optical sensing and imaging. He is the second Malayali chosen for the award, after Prof Thanu Padmanabhan in 2009….

Read more: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-11-23/thiruvananthapuram/35318489_1_infosys-prize-life-sciences-kris-gopalakrishnan

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November 26, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Posted in NIIST

Molecule design to check fake note printing

24 November 2012

KOCHI: One may wonder what advanced supra-molecular chemistry has got to do with currency notes. Fact is, it can help check the problem of counterfeit currency, and also diagnose diseases and locate explosives.

Studies on molecular architecture by A. Ajayaghosh, attached to the National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, led to this discovery. Recognition came his way when he was selected for this year’s Infosys Award for Physical Sciences…..

Read more: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/kochi/molecule-design-check-fake-note-printing-056

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November 26, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Posted in NIIST

CSIR gearing up for trial of drug molecule for TB

05 October 2012

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is moving ahead with its plans to conduct clinical trials of a drug molecule for treatment of tuberculosis. The trial is likely to take place this year, CSIR Director General Samir Brahmachari said here on Thursday……

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/csir-gearing-up-for-trial-of-drug-molecule-for-tb/article3967197.ece

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October 6, 2012 at 9:30 am

Posted in NIIST

NIIST ‘wood’ goes to the shop floor

19 October 2012

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With hardwood becoming a scarce commodity all over the world, furniture manufacturers are constantly on the lookout for an eco-friendly alternative.

The National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST), a constituent laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) here, has developed the technology to make a wood substitute from natural fibre polymer composites. The institute is signing an MoU with the Kerala Furniture Consortium on Wednesday to commercialise the technology………

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Thiruvananthapuram/article3914200.ece

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September 28, 2012 at 6:15 am

Posted in NIIST