The FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology (IFOM) is an international, non-profit research centre
headquartered in Milan (Italy) and funded by the Italian Foundation for Cancer Research (FIRC). IFOM has rapidly
developed into an attractive environment for cutting edge science aimed at understanding the molecular
processes responsible for the onset and development of cancer. IFOM has joint laboratories in India and
The National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) is
a premier centre for research and teaching in frontier areas of biology and is funded primarily by the Department
of Atomic Energy, Government of India. Research at NCBS covers a diverse set of subjects in several areas of
modern biology ranging in scope from the molecular to population level studies.
The Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inSTEM) is a new collaborative
venture of the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and is being nurtured in a shared campus with
NCBS. inSTEM’s philosophy is to build on the excellent foundations of science in NCBS environment and
encourage the formation of collaborative teams that address key scientific problems in stem cell and regenerative
biology. InStem provides exceptional scientists with the opportunity to undertake ground-breaking research into
the fundamental properties of stem cells (mammalian or model organisms) and their utility in creating disease
models as well as their applications to drug discovery and the development of cell therapies.