A lecture series in advanced biology topics around the ambit of microbiome and animal behaviour will take place on NCBS campus, Bangalore. Classes will be held every Sunday, from 29 January to 19 March 2017, from 9.30 AM to 12:30 PM.

The target audience is students currently enrolled in bachelor level courses (BS, BSc) and master level course (MSc) with a strong interest in fundamental research. The minimum biology experience expected is 12th standard/ II PUC.

Classes would be led by postdoctoral researchers of NCBS (Speakers listed here), and will focus on chosen topics in the realm of microbiome and animal behaviour. Each lecture will have two components:

1) Introduction to the topic

2) Scientific activities such as research paper discussion and thought experiments

Please note that the format of this course is discussion-based. It is aimed at understanding biology from a research perspective. Students will be expected to read provided materials and engage in discussions during the classes. The research paper discussion will be an interactive session: a research paper will be provided, students are required to read it, and come prepared to present data from the paper and discuss the results. Attendance in all classes would be mandatory.

Participation will be restricted to 40 students and priority would be given to 3rd year BSc students. Please register your interest here. Deadline for application is 6 January 2017. Those selected will be emailed by 16 January 2017. Please note that all communications will only be via email, and only short-listed candidates will be informed.

For further queries please email ncbs.outreach at gmail.com

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