The Initiative for Biological Systems Engineering (IBSE) at IIT Madras is an interdisciplinary group dedicated to pioneering innovative approaches and algorithms that integrate multi-dimensional data across scales, to understand, predict and manipulate complex biological systems. In so doing, we aim not only to advance fundamental understanding of cells and their interactions as populations forming complex organs but also to empower personalised medicine. Initiated by Prof. Ashok Venkitaraman, Mehta Distinguished Chair, IIT Madras, and Director of MRC Cancer Unit, University of Cambridge, IBSE comprises faculty, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students from across departments at IIT Madras. IBSE is also an integral part of the newly set up Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (RBCDSAI).
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We plan to admit interdisciplinary MS/PhD students to the IBSE programme.
IBSE already hosts several undergraduate / dual degree projects. Feel free to reach out to any of the IBSE faculty for possible projects.
IBSE offers Post-baccalaureate Fellowships to exceptional graduates, who are desirous of pursuing a 1-2 year research internship at the interface of biology and engineering at IBSE, IIT Madras.
IBSE offers post-doctoral fellowships to exceptional doctorates, who are desirous of pursuing a 1-2 year research to initiate long-term research goals at the interface of biology and engineering at IBSE, IIT Madras.