With sustained efforts from the faculty and students, the Annual BSSE symposium will be organized on January 19 and 21, 2023. The prime objective of the symposium is to acquaint the students and corporate fraternity worldwide to recent developments in bioengineering, particularly immunoengineering, systems biology, and biomedicine. The symposium will enhance the communication network within the research fraternity and also serve as a platform that provides a glimpse of the technological advances in these research areas in India through a series of plenary talks. The symposium will also conduct an ideathon event with an intent to encourage aspiring innovators in bioengineering.


Program Schedule


Ideathon Competition (Jan 19, 2023)


Entrepreneurship and innovation are the driving forces that will steer the world into a brighter future. Great ideas, when nurtured, can pave the way for spectacular success. IDEATHON facilitates this vision by providing a platform for potential ideas to be translated to solve unmet needs in Indian healthcare system. The broad theme of the ideathon is Translational medicine. Ideas will be multidisciplinary in nature and should address a problem or need. The interactive mentoring session will mainly focus on ideation, innovation and implementation.

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To submit your idea, click here

Time: 2:30-5:30 PM

Venue: BSSE Annex, Old Biochemistry building

Cash Prizes:

1st place – ₹8000

2nd place – ₹5000

3rd place – ₹2000



Speaker Sessions (Jan 20-21, 2023)


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Time: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Venue: Biological Sciences Main Auditorium, Ground floor, Biological Sciences Building

Jan 20, 20239:15 - 9:20 AMIntroduction to the 9th Annual Symposium, BSSE
by the chair of the department - Prof. Narendra Dixit
9:20 - 9:25 AMRemarks by the dean - Prof. Navakant Bhat
9:25 - 9:30 AMIntroduction to the Sanjay Kumar Biswas
memorial lecture - Dr. Siddharth Jhunjhunwala
9:30 - 10:30Dr. Janhavi Raut
Director, R&D; Unilever
10:30 - 10:45Tea and Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:35Prof. Sharmila Bapat
NCCS, Pune
11:40 - 12:00Thiruvickraman J
12:00 - 12:20Abu Bakr Siddiq
12:20 - 12:40Paras Jain
13:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 14:20Farhan Adam Mukadam
14:20 - 14:40Rajesh Thangavel
14:40 - 15:00Mahatabb Nundy
15:00 - 16:00Poster Session, over high Tea
16:00 - 16:50Prof. Udaykumar Ranga
JNCASR, Bangalore
17:00 - 17:50Prof. Nagasuma Chandra
IISc, Bangalore
Jan 21, 202310:00 - 10:45Dr. Vini Gautam
IISc, Bangalore
10:45 - 11:05Saswat Choudhury
11:05 - 11:20Tea and Coffee Break
11:20 - 12:05Dr. Nivedita Mitra
Siemens Healthineers
12:05 - 12:25Shivangi Mishra
12:25 - 12:45Sameer Jagirdar
13:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 14:45Dr. Lynda Thomas
SCTIMST, Trivandrum
14:45 - 15:05Rakesh Pradhan
15:05 - 16:05Poster Session, over high Tea
16:05 - 16:25Joel Joseph
16:25 - 17:10Prof. Rahul Roy
IISc, Bangalore
17:15 - 17:30Closing Ceremony



Poster Sessions (Jan 20-21,2023)

sponsored by ACS India


The poster session will be held in parallel with high tea from 15:00 – 16:00 hrs

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Venue: Ground floor open area, Biological Sciences Building



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For any enquiries or queries please contact us at: bsse_symposium2023@iisc.ac.in