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A podcast series by IndiaBioscience. IndiaBioscience, is an organisation, which fills a unique niche in the ecosystem of life sciences in India. We function as a catalyst to promote changes that affect the culture and practice of science in India - through engagement with academia, government and industry at various levels.

A podcast series by IndiaBioscience. IndiaBioscience, is an organisation, which fills a unique niche in the ecosystem of life sciences in India. We function as a catalyst to promote changes that affect the culture and practice of science in India - through engagement with academia, government and industry at various levels.

Location:

United States

Description:

A podcast series by IndiaBioscience. IndiaBioscience, is an organisation, which fills a unique niche in the ecosystem of life sciences in India. We function as a catalyst to promote changes that affect the culture and practice of science in India - through engagement with academia, government and industry at various levels.

Language:

English

Contact:

8610338561


Episodes

Conversations with an expert | Impact of COVID-19 and the lockdown on mental health

10/19/2021
This podcast was recorded in April 2020 In this podcast, we are talking about mental health with Soumitra Pathare who is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Director of the Centre for Mental Health Law and Policy at ILS. He is also a member of the Policy Group appointed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, to draft a new national mental health policy for India. Credits: Recording: Shantala Hari Dass (IndiaBioscience) Artwork: Lakshmi Ganesan...

Duration:00:07:55

Understanding viruses and the novel corona virus - Part 2

10/17/2021
This podcast was recorded in May 2020 This is a continuation of the conversation with Krishnan Ragunathan on the biology of viruses and how they impact human health. Credits: Recording: Shantala Hari Dass (IndiaBioscience) Artwork: Lakshmi Ganesan (IndiaBioscience) Editing: Moumita Mazumdar and Raghul MR (BLiSC Communications Office)

Duration:00:07:21

In Conversation with a Mentor (ICM) | 03 | Sanjay Mishra

9/30/2021
Here, we talk to mentors who paved their way into unconventional career paths breaking the stereotypes, mentors who successfully led startups/businesses in the life sciences, mentors who found love for science management and administration, and of course the ones who made research look cool. In this third episode, from the series, we have Dr. Sanjay Mishra as our guest. Dr. Mishra has recently joined as a Scientist H at the Department of Biotechnology, India. However, this podcast was...

Duration:00:15:46

Understanding viruses and the novel corona virus - Part 1 ft. Krishnan Ragunathan

9/6/2021
This podcast was recorded in May 2020 In this episode, we have a conversation with Krishnan Ragunathan on the biology of viruses and how they impact human health. Krishnan is a virologist at the Children's Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh. Here he answers some general questions about viruses such as what is a virus, how it creates a new strain etc. and also talks about the novel coronavirus. Credits: Recording: Shantala Hari Dass (IndiaBioscience) Artwork: Lakshmi Ganesan...

Duration:00:11:16

Conversation with an Expert: Understanding the mathematics of COVID-19 spread [Part 2]

8/30/2021
This podcast was recorded in April 2020 In this series, we talk to experts to understand various aspects of the current COVID-19 outbreak, the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus, and research endeavours in this field. This episode is the second part of a two-part conversation where Shantala Hari Dass (IndiaBioscience, Bangalore) talks to Sitabhra Sinha (Institute of Mathematical Science, Chennai) to understand how to build mathematical models of disease transmission in order to...

Duration:00:12:00

In Conversation with a Mentor (ICM) | 02 | Deepanwita Chattopadhyay

8/30/2021
In this series of podcasts, we will chat with mentors across various life-science fields. We will talk to mentors who paved their way into unconventional career paths breaking the stereotypes, mentors who successfully led startups/businesses in the life sciences, mentors who found love for science management and administration, and of course the ones who made research look cool. In this second episode, from the series, we have Deepanwita Chattopadhyay as our guest. She is the Chairman & CEO...

Duration:00:10:59

Conversation with an Expert: Understanding the mathematics of COVID-19 spread [Part 1]

8/12/2021
This podcast was recorded in April 2020 In this series, we talk to experts to understand various aspects of the current COVID-19 outbreak, the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus, and research endeavours in this field. This episode is the first part of a two-part conversation where Shantala Hari Dass (IndiaBioscience, Bangalore) talks to Sitabhra Sinha (Institute of Mathematical Science, Chennai) to understand how to build mathematical models of disease transmission in order to understand...

Duration:00:11:23

International Grants Awareness Program (iGAP) I 03 Don'ts for a successful DAAD Scholarship Application

7/30/2021
IndiaBioscience brings to you the International Grants Awareness Program (iGAP) which aims to improve the success rate for Indian applications at international funding opportunities- for some of which India even contributes towards. Here we explore the DAAD’s binational doctoral degree or sandwich scholarship in a conversation between Sapana Sharma and Shivam Yadav. Sapana and Shivam have been awarded the scholarship in 2020 and 2017 respectively. Credits: Scripting and production: Sapana...

Duration:01:25:00

In Conversation with a Mentor (ICM) | 01 | LS Shashidhara

6/28/2021
In this series of podcasts, we will chat with mentors across various life-science fields. We will talk to mentors who paved their way into unconventional career paths breaking the stereotypes, mentors who successfully led startups/businesses in the life sciences, mentors who found love for science management and administration, and of course the ones who made research look cool. In this first episode, we have Prof. LS Shashidhara as our guest. He is a developmental biologist and Professor...

Duration:00:16:46

Crafting Your Career (CYC) |19 Informational Interview with Zeba Khatri - Scientific Editing

2/22/2021
This is the twelfth “informational interview” in the season on Crafting your Career in science. Here IndiaBioscience chats with Zeba Khatri, a Managing Editor at Cactus Communications. In this conversation, she discusses her journey as a scientific editor and insights into the field- a professional space where she has donned multiple hats. Credits: Scripting and Recording: Speaker & Shantala Hari Dass, Editing: Moumita Mazumdar (Note to listeners: This recording was done during the...

Duration:00:10:23

International Grants Awareness Program (iGAP) | 02 Understanding the HFSP mindset

1/30/2021
IndiaBioscience brings to you the International Grants Awareness Program (iGAP) which aims to improve the success rate for Indian applications at international funding opportunities- for some of which India even contributes towards. Here we explore the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) schemes. In the second episode in this series, we talk to two experts- Vidita Vaidya (TIFR), who has been a member of the HFSP Fellowship application review committee in the past, and Guntram Bauer, from...

Duration:00:23:45

Crafting Your Career (CYC) | 18 Cover letters and Interviews

12/31/2020
In this episode, Lakshmi, Shreya and Smita discuss the art of writing quality cover letters and the difference they make to a job application. They also discuss some practical tips to keep in mind while preparing and appearing for an interview. Please find some more resources linked below: The Commandments of Cover Letter Creationby Peter Fiske Writing a winning cover letterby John K. Borchardt Job applications: Under the coversby Lesley Evans Ogden How to Answer the 31 Most Common...

Duration:00:10:43

MH-02 | Mind Matters in Academia - for Faculty | Part 4 of 4

11/28/2020
Mental health is a serious concern in academia, across the world and at all levels of professionals. There is an increasing global push to acknowledge and bring discussions on mental health to the forefront (‘out of the closet’), and seek and share individual and collective solutions to support and promote the mental well-being of academic professionals. This dialogue is an initiative to create awareness and de-stigmatise mental health to make science in India a more inclusive and a...

Duration:00:10:41

MH-02 | Mind Matters in Academia - for Faculty | Part 3 of 4

11/28/2020
Mental health is a serious concern in academia, across the world and at all levels of professionals. There is an increasing global push to acknowledge and bring discussions on mental health to the forefront (‘out of the closet’), and seek and share individual and collective solutions to support and promote the mental well-being of academic professionals. This dialogue is an initiative to create awareness and de-stigmatise mental health to make science in India a more inclusive and a...

Duration:00:12:12

MH-02 | Mind Matters in Academia - for Faculty | Part 2 of 4

11/27/2020
Mental health is a serious concern in academia, across the world and at all levels of professionals. There is an increasing global push to acknowledge and bring discussions on mental health to the forefront (‘out of the closet’), and seek and share individual and collective solutions to support and promote the mental well-being of academic professionals. This dialogue is an initiative to create awareness and de-stigmatize mental health to make science in India a more inclusive and a...

Duration:00:10:56

MH-02 | Mind Matters in Academia - for Faculty | Part 1 of 4

11/27/2020
Mental health is a serious concern in academia, across the world and at all levels of professionals. There is an increasing global push to acknowledge and bring discussions on mental health to the forefront (‘out of the closet’), and seek and share individual and collective solutions to support and promote the mental well-being of academic professionals. This dialogue is an initiative to create awareness and de-stigmatise mental health to make science in India a more inclusive and a...

Duration:00:11:37

Crafting Your Career (CYC) | 17 The Science and Art of Networking

10/20/2020
In this episode, Lakshmi, Shreya and Smita talk about a very important survival skill in one’s career progression - professional networking. Find out from this podcast: What is professional networking?What unique advantages does it provide?What are networks made up of? What are the different types of networks?How can you study into your own network and diagnose any common pitfalls?Is networking a natural skill or is it cultivable? What (baby steps) can you take to build, expand and actively...

Duration:00:18:42

MH-01 | Mind Matters in Academia - for PhDs and Postdocs | Part 2 of 2

10/6/2020
Mental health is a serious concern in academia, across the world and at all levels of professionals. There is an increasing global push to acknowledge and bring discussions on mental health to the forefront (‘out of the closet’), and seek and share individual and collective solutions to support and promote the mental well-being of academic professionals. This dialogue is an initiative to create awareness and de-stigmatise mental health to make science in India a more inclusive and a...

Duration:00:22:39

MH-01 | Mind Matters in Academia - for PhDs and Postdocs | Part 1 of 2

10/6/2020
Mental health is a serious concern in academia, across the world and at all levels of professionals. There is an increasing global push to acknowledge and bring discussions on mental health to the forefront (‘out of the closet’), and seek and share individual and collective solutions to support and promote the mental well-being of academic professionals. This dialogue is an initiative to create awareness and de-stigmatise mental health to make science in India a more inclusive and a...

Duration:00:25:01

Crafting Your Career (CYC) | 16 Informational Interview with Pragya Verma - Science Education | Part 2

9/4/2020
This is part 2 of the eleventh “informational interview” in the season on Crafting your Career in science. Here IndiaBioscience chats with Pragya Verma, a researcher-turned educator, who still manages to do her science and take along with her school students as well as carry out social projects to promote application-based learning among students of all levels. Please find the full text transcript of the podcast on our website here. Be sure to subscribe to our season to not miss out on any...

Duration:00:25:40