Chennai: Six leading Indian Institutes of Higher Education are collaborating to establish up the first Joint Indian-German Research Training Group (RTG) on Bio Big Data Science to promote the use of big data methods in biological applications. The program aims towards educating the next generation of first class young researchers in this field of science.
The Institutes include IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Madras, University of Allahabad, University of Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru University. They are partnering with Heidelberg University, Germany, and Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.
The Research Training Group will set up as many as 50 Ph.D. projects, which will be supervised by Research tandems consisting of leading Indian and German scientists. The first funding of the program will be between 2019 and 2025 with an investment of € 3 Million from each of the two organizing partners (Heidelberg University and DBT).
The program organized its first Summer School at Allahabad University, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, from 1st to 5th April 2019. Parallel to the summer school a networking workshop was held to foster the formation of research tandems and the definition of new research projects.