TALK TO A SCIENTIST

our 'One-of-a-Kind' Science Outreach initiative

A weekly platform where we share SCIENCE with YOUNG MINDS using AN INTERACTIVE WEBINAR based approach to discuss and learn!

'It gave me goosebumps', an excited young mind after one of our inspirational science webinars.

Talk to a Scientist about how organs develop!

July 13, 2020

How do different cells make up an organ? How do we grow from a few cells to a complete being?

We are joined by Dr. Anup Padmanabhan, guest scientist!

Talk to a Scientist about how we study molecules!

July 6, 2020

How do we 'make' DNA in the lab? Learn a cool computer tool to study genes from different organisms!

"DNA is the HTML language for organisms", said a 12 year old after this session! Never too early to bridge interdisciplinary concepts!

Talk to a Scientist about LIFE IN ANTARCTICA!

June 29, 2020

What is life like in Antarctica ?

How do living creatures survive in an extremely cold landscape?


We are joined by our guest scientist Dr. Avinash Sharma who visited Antarctica on an Indian mission to explore microbes and life!

Talk to a Scientist about MINI ORGANS!

June 22, 2020

What are mini organs?

How do scientists make them and what are their uses?

Talk to a Scientist about YOUR BRAIN!

June 15, 2020

Can we live without memories?

How does sleep, stress and exercise affect our memories?


Our first guest scientist Dr. Bhaktee Dongaonkar who studies the brain!

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BIOLUMINESCENCE!

June 8, 2020

How do organisms such as fire-flies glow?

How do we use 'glowing' organisms for science in the lab?

We have completed 10 interactive sessions over 10 weeks!

We have enjoyed the company of close to 400 participants (an average of 40 children in each session), from all over India, and even the UK, US, Singapore and Dubai.

We are excited to share that our next sessions will focus on a deep-dive into science, with a few surprise scientists! We will of course be there!

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WINOGRADSKY Columns!

June 1, 2020

A Hands-on Session!

Microbial ecology in a Jar!

A Hands-on Biology experiment for young minds with easy, at-home supplies.

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DNA and Heredity

May 25, 2020

Why do my eyes look like Daddy's eyes? What does my blood group have to do with that of my parents? What is 'genealogy'?

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HOAXBUSTERS in Science!

May 18, 2020

Is animal protein essential for COVID-19 to survive in the human body? Are vegetarians affected by COVID-19? Should you believe everything on the internet? How do you bust 'magical cures'?

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DENGUE FEVER and the INDIAN MONSOON!

May 11, 2020

How do mosquitoes transmit Dengue? Why does it happen during the monsoon? How can we protect ourselves and our surroundings?

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A DAY in the LIFE of a BIOLOGIST!

May 4, 2020

A Virtual Tour of a Biology Laboratory!

See how we grow bacteria, use a microscope, and all that it takes to keep the lab running.

Talk to a Scientist about MICROBES in the FOOD WE EAT!

April 27, 2020

A great session - cheese, bread, dosas, kimchi - can it get better

Talk to a Scientist about VACCINES!

April 20, 2020

An opportunity to discuss India's success with Polio eradication!

Talk to a Scientist about ANTIBIOTICS!

April 13, 2020

In our third session, we talk about how antibiotics were discovered, how they act, and the huge global problem of antibiotic resistance!

Talk to a Scientist about BIOFILMS!

April 6, 2020

In our second session, we talk about how bacteria build houses, and share our work on these fascinating pieces of microbial architecture!


We heard a unique definition of biofilms from our young friend - 'Caramel sauce (matrix) with chocolate sprinkles (bacteria)!'

Talk to a Scientist about COVID-19!

March 30, 2020

Our first session was appropriate, much-needed and a widely appreciated!

We had over 65 young minds, and 100s of Qs!

Want us to host an interactive online session for young minds anywhere in India, or the world?

While our sessions are typically in English, we are comfortable doing this in Hindi as well.

Get in touch!