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Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology


Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology

The department (MCB) has strived to make fundamental discoveries on human and animal welfare. The department has a history of conducting trend-setting research that is best exemplified by the pioneering contributions to the biology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. MCB is presently the nodal point within the Institute, for research on basic biology of microbial pathogens (bacteria, fungi and viruses), utilizing the tools of cell biology, molecular biology and immunology. The areas of research have been augmented and expanded into other frontier areas such as plant developmental genetics, cancer biology and hierarchical gene regulation and cell signaling.

Students with excellent academic records are admitted to the department through a highly competitive procedure for Ph. D. and Integrated Ph. D. programmes. A large number of postdoctoral researchers are also trained. Many of our students and postdoctoral fellows have become leading investigators in institutions of eminence within India and abroad. The department offers courses in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Virology, Advances in Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering, Molecular Genetics, Molecular Oncology and Electron Microscopy for Ph. D. / Integrated Ph. D. students. In addition, the literature review seminars and the research presentations held every Wednesday are integral components of the student training. The link to Society of Microbiology and Cell Biology provides an idea about such activities. A large number of eminent scientists visit the department every year and deliver lectures. The department has remained young and vibrant due to continuous interaction with short term visitors, research trainees and summer research fellows. The website also provides link to the conferences organized by the faculty and the department.

Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology

Indian Institute of Science
CV Raman Avenue
Bangalore, 560012
Karnataka, India
Phone: + 91 80 22932410, 22932413
Fax: + 91 80 23602697
E.mail: [email protected]


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