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Undergraduates in Lockdown — Sustaining Research Projects with CUBE Home Labs and chatShaala

Undergraduates in Lockdown — Sustaining Research Projects with CUBE Home Labs and chatShaala

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The pandemic and the consequent lockdown have disrupted classes and access to labs at educational institutions across the country. However, for the undergraduate students of the CUBE program, the lockdown has been a boon. Instead of losing hope, these students have set a precedent by finding creative ways to continue working and learning along with their peers by developing the CUBE home labs and the CUBE chatShaala

 

Preprints and biological research in India: together in sickness and in health?

Preprints and biological research in India: together in sickness and in health?

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Uploading scientific studies to preprint servers before sending them off to journals for peer-review has become a standard practice in the physical and mathematical sciences. However, biologists have been slow in embracing the trend. In this article, Divya examines the advantages offered by as well as the risk associated with the widespread use of preprints during the time of the pandemic.

 

Open Science responses during the COVID-19 pandemic

Open Science responses during the COVID-19 pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic, while affecting the lives and work of scientists all over the globe, has also enabled an outpouring of generosity and innovation when it comes to rapid and open sharing of research outputs. During the International Open Access Week 2020, we examine some of the initiatives taken by various national and international organisations to improve global access to COVID-19 research.

 

The echo network – raising voices for a better future

The echo network – raising voices for a better future

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Some of the most pressing global concerns of today can only be addressed if disciplinary barriers are breached and a nurturing environment is created to enable free and open exchange of ideas. The echo network is an initiative that aims to facilitate this process by creating a network of like-minded thinkers and bringing them together on a common platform to brainstorm solutions to issues related to human-environment relationships in India.

 

A New Podcast Exploring History, Science and Cultures in Stories from the Margins

A New Podcast Exploring History, Science and Cultures in Stories from the Margins

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In August 1817, Robert Tytler, a British surgeon, enters a hut in the Jessore bazaar and encounters a man with diarrhoea and vomiting. Tytler is shaken. This seems like cholera. Within days, dozens more die, and soon, the funeral pyres burn continuously in Calcutta. The cholera epidemic has begun.

 

Online education in India — the good, the bad and the ugly!

Online education in India — the good, the bad and the ugly!

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Online education comes in shades of grey. In this article, educators, Prashanthi Karyala and Sarita Kamat, bring the voices of teachers, students and parents from across the country to the fore, as they highlight the good, the bad and the ugly faces of online education in India, and the need for inclusive education policies.

 

Seroprevalence Study in Mumbai: In Conversation with TIFR Scientists -- Part 4

Seroprevalence Study in Mumbai: In Conversation with TIFR Scientists -- Part 4

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Seroprevalence Study in Mumbai: In Conversation with TIFR Scientists -- Part 4 Project Lead -- Ullas Kolthur and Sandeep Juneja Interviewers -- Uma Ramakrishnan (NCBS) and Meena Kharatmal (HBCSE-TIFR)

 

Seroprevalence Study in Mumbai: In Conversation with TIFR Scientists -- Part 3

Seroprevalence Study in Mumbai: In Conversation with TIFR Scientists -- Part 3

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Seroprevalence Study in Mumbai: In Conversation with TIFR Scientists -- Part 3 Project Lead -- Ullas Kolthur and Sandeep Juneja Interviewers -- Uma Ramakrishnan (NCBS) and Meena Kharatmal (HBCSE-TIFR)

 

Seroprevalence Study in Mumbai: In Conversation with TIFR Scientists -- Part 2

Seroprevalence Study in Mumbai: In Conversation with TIFR Scientists -- Part 2

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Seroprevalence Study in Mumbai: In Conversation with TIFR Scientists -- Part 2 Project Lead -- Ullas Kolthur and Sandeep Juneja Interviewers -- Meena Kharatmal (HBCSE-TIFR) and Uma Ramakrishnan (NCBS)

 

Seroprevalence Study in Mumbai: In Conversation with TIFR Scientists -- Part 1

Seroprevalence Study in Mumbai: In Conversation with TIFR Scientists -- Part 1

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Seroprevalence Study in Mumbai: In Conversation with TIFR Scientists -- Part 1 Project Lead -- Ullas Kolthur and Sandeep Juneja Interviewers -- Meena Kharatmal (HBCSE-TIFR) and Uma Ramakrishnan (NCBS)

 

Adversity quotient In the era of the ​‘new normal’

Adversity quotient In the era of the ​‘new normal’

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Among the COVID-19 pandemic’s many consequences is its impact on students and early career researchers all over the country, who have had to face new and challenging adversities, including breaks in experimental work, having to adapt to online education modes, and uncertainty over their future careers. A panel discussion organised by the Department of Biochemistry, JSS Medical College, Mysuru, attempted to address some of these issues.

 

Online education, not a threat but a boon for higher education

Online education, not a threat but a boon for higher education

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The increasing demand for virtual learning is making information and communication technologies (ICTs) an integral aspect of higher education. In this article, Aparna Dixit, Assistant Professor at Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Center for Biomedical Research, University of Delhi, shares her views on some of these technologies and how they can be used to enhance the learning experience of students.