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Microtubule-Motor Adventures

This post could also be called what I learnt from keeping an open mind, and how important it is to emphasize negative controls. Having said that I am inspired to write by Steve Koch (U. New Mex) and his commentary … Continue reading

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Pausing and Reflecting on iGEM with former Students

A recently organized workshop at Pune university virtually invited me to speak about iGEM and synthetic biology. It was an opportunity for me to do something I’ve been meaning to do for a while- have a dialogue with some of … Continue reading

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Timeline of the Local Effect of the Pandemic

The timeline of IISER Pune’s closure is interesting: 14-March-2020: guidelines from Maharashtra State Govt. to close educational institutes due to high density 16-March-2020: guidelines from ministry of education (MHRD), GoI, and Dept. of Higher Education GoM to suspend classes till … Continue reading

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On synthetic biology

The area of synthetic biology is exploding. Or so it would seem. With Craig Venter, the old hand of genomics now promising everything from bio-energy to solving the climate change crisis, it seems like the solution to the ills of … Continue reading

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On Bacterial Size

Our supporting data relating to the work published by Manasi Gangan and me in Roy. Soc. open science are now available for anybody who wishes to use them at DataDryad Data from: Threshold effect of growth rate on population variability … Continue reading

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Check out our “OpenPositions” page- an offer for a computational project paid as Project Assistant for training in Biological Image analysis under a BigData framework. Last date for applications 30/12/2017. To know more about the larger context, refer to Stephens … Continue reading

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By Jupyter

First steps in installing Jupyter on my Mac OSX 10.12.6 Sierra Getting the Xcode command line tools Install MacPorts Install Python 3.5 >>sudo port install python35 Install PIP from their site using a curl script to get the most updated … Continue reading

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In 2015 we hosted an iGEM team form IISER Pune. The theme was Mycobacterium revelio- in the spirit of Harry and his revleaing charm. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is prevalent worldwide, but India tops the charts for prevalance. Our project aimed to … Continue reading

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Cycling in Pune

Cycling trails in Pune- 4 to 37 km circuits Where to buy a ride in Pune 1) Surinder Cycles, Karve road, Deccan (near Garware College) Road racers (Bianchi, Trek, Cannondale), hybrids (Schwinn, Hercules, Trek), MTBs (Hercules, Schwinn, Trek, etc…. many … Continue reading

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Google scripting

List of spreadsheet formulae on google-drive

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