Inking the pact
An agreement for the creation of an international associated laboratory between National Center for Biological Science (NCBS), the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the University of Aix Marseille was signed at NCBS, Bangalore.
The agreement was signed by Dr Catherine Jessus, director of the National Institute of Biological Sciences of CNRS, and Dr Satyajit Mayor, director of NCBS.
In addition, the Consul General of France, Mr Eric Lavertu, was present for the signature of the agreement for the creation of an international associated laboratory.
An international associated laboratory is a ‘laboratory without wal'.
It brings together a French laboratory, the Institut de Biologie du Développement de Marseille, and an Indian laboratory, the laboratory of Satyajit Mayor at NCBS, pooling together human and material resources in order to implement a jointly-defined research program.