TALK TO A SCIENTIST
OUR 'One-of-a-Kind' Outreach initiative for
'It gave me goosebumps', an excited young mind after one of our inspirational weekly science webinars.
We have received funding for Talk To A Scientist via the
1st IndiaBioscience Outreach Grant!
Thank you for the support to scale up our platform.
Welcome to the team Sujay Paranjape!
Hear our passion and vision for Talk To A Scientist!
We are embarking on Season 3, after 20 consecutive sessions (two seasons!)
Watch the space below for our new sessions and session slides!
science relevant to india
Talk to a Scientist about spiders of india
October 19, 2020
A hands on session with a difference - with guest scientist Dr. Vena Kapoor
Take images of spiders in your vicinity, fill out the observation sheet and discuss your finding with a spider scientist!
Feel like a field biologist!
Talk to a Scientist about skin pigmentation diversity in india
October 12, 2020
With guest scientist Dr. Chandana Basu.
Your skin is an example of evolution across centuries - evolution that you can touch, feel, and see!
Talk to a Scientist about tiger conservation in india
September 28, 2020
With Dr. Uma Ramakrishnan, India's 'Tiger Woman'!
Will tigers in India survive to the year 2100?
How can genetics contribute to tiger conservation in India?
Talk to a Scientist about medical biotechnology in india
September 21, 2020
With Dr. Ashwini Kumar, a great friend and supported of our young minds platform!
Learn about India's accomplishments in vaccination, artificial heart valves, and COVID efforts!
Talk to a Scientist about tuberculosis and india
September 14, 2020
Know more about the organism that causes tuberculosis, available treatments and the unique vaccination approach for serious forms of this infection!
Talk to a Scientist about malaria and india
September 7, 2020
What causes malaria? How is the disease transmitted? What is India's place in the history of malaria research?
With guest scientist Dr. Shruti Vembar, who works on this parasite!
Talk to a Scientist about peafowl behavior
August 24, 2020
Learn more about human-wild life interactions!
With guest scientist Dr. Dhanashree Paranjpe who studies our national bird in the wild!
Talk to a Scientist about the science heritage of india
August 17, 2020
Great contributions on Indian Scientists!
History of Indian Science!
Join us as we embark on Season 3, focused on Science Relevant to India.
Deep-dive into science concepts
Talk to a Scientist about dna extraction!
August 10, 2020
A Hands on session!
Extract DNA from a Banana using soap and sanitizer!
Simple, at-home ingredients.
Join us, this is going to be fun!
A young mind had his 'lab bench' ready with experimental supplies!
Thank you for sharing this pic with us!
Talk to a Scientist about animal behavior!
August 3, 2020
Can dogs count? How do bees know where to find food? Why do crickets sing?
With guest scientist Dr. Anindita Bhadra, who studies behavior in free-ranging dogs!
Talk to a Scientist about human cells in the lab!
July 20, 2020
How and why do we grow human cells in the lab? How do appear under a microscope?
You will never look at your skin the same way again! :)
Diversity is biology!
Using science to influence society.
One webinar for young minds at a time.
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 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!
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!
sharing the joy of science!
Talk to a Scientist about
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'?
Talk to a Scientist about
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?
Talk to a Scientist about
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 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)!'