Cactus Communications (CACTUS), a specialized company in science communication and technology, has entered into a two-year collaboration with the Indian Society of Cell Biology (Society) with the aim of fostering academic growth and providing training support to students, postdocs, and researchers in various life sciences disciplines. The partnership coincided with the 46th All India Cell Biology Conference (AICBC2024), organized by the Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research, and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Tata Memorial Centre, from January 10-12, 2024. This conference served as a pivotal platform for promoting collaboration and knowledge-sharing within the field.
As part of this collaboration, Cactus Communications conducted two webinars in conjunction with the Society on January 5, 2024. The webinars, titled ‘Writing and structuring your manuscript to make it publish-worthy’ and ‘The power of conferences, networking, and social media in academia,’ catered to Ph.D. students and postdocs, focusing on enhancing manuscript writing skills and effective networking within academia.
Abhishek Goel, co-founder and CEO of Cactus Communications, emphasized the company's commitment to advancing academic excellence within the global life sciences community. The collaboration with the Indian Society of Cell Biology allows Cactus Communications to engage with a diverse range of students, postdocs, and researchers, offering them upskilling programs and comprehensive service solutions.
This collaborative effort aims to elevate the academic quality of the Cell Biology community, providing them with essential tools and knowledge for success. Pritha Ray, principal investigator at ACTREC and vice president of the Indian Society of Cell Biology, expressed excitement about the partnership, noting that it provides participants with valuable resources, insights, and opportunities for collaboration and skill development through insightful webinars.