JIVAN (Jiva-Vijnan-Anweshan-Niketan) — Centre for Research in Biological Sciences in collaboration with Ramakrishna Mission Sevapratishthan

JIVAN is a research initiative of the School of Biological Sciences of RKMVERI Deemed University, in collaboration with Ramakrishna Mission Sevapratishthan (a 600-bed General Hospital nearly 90 years old located in Kolkata). It was inaugurated on 5 January 2021, the sacred birthday of Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, Sri Ramakrishna’s holy spouse. Its objective is to bring together biological scientists with vast research experience in laboratories of reputed Institutes and the medical doctors working in the field in order to create a synergy, taking on board eminent statisticians and computer scientists also to explore the fascinating emerging areas like the use of digital image analysis and artificial intelligence techniques in the medical field.

The following Five Working Groups have been formed to work out the details of the research, teaching-training, extension programmes that could be taken up under JIVAN. The first named member in each Group marked (L) will lead and coordinate the respective Group.

  1. Working Group on Microbiology
    • Prof Ruksana Choudhury () (L)
    • Dr Prabuddha Mukhopadhyay ()
    • Dr Poulami Mukherjee ()
    • Dr Pradeep Chakraborty ()
  2. Working Group on Cardiology & Metabolic Disorder
    • Dr Soumitra Kumar () (L)
    • Dr Kunal Sikder ()
    • Dr Ajitesh Roy ()
    • Dr Rinini Dastidar ()

    Laboratory of Cardiology and Metabolic disorder

  3. Working Group on Hematology & Hemato-Oncology
    • Dr Debasis Banerjee () (L)
    • Dr Kunal Ray (, )
    • Prof Subrata Banerjee ()
    • Prof Abhijit Chakrabarti (, )
  4. Working Group on Neuroscience
    • Dr Arkadeb Dutta () (L)
    • Dr Subhadip Paul ()
    • Dr Sanjay Mohan Bhattacharya ()
    • Dr Jayanta Roy (, )
  5. Working Group on Medical Statistics and Digital Data Analytics
    • Dr Nachiketa Chattopadhyay () (L)
    • Prof Probal Chaudhuri ()
    • Prof Debasis Sengupta ()
    • Dr Sarbani Palit ()

Report from the School of Biological Sciences released on 18 Nov 2021