Web Gyan

Past Webinar Livestream / Recording

Dr. Manu Prakash | From Volcanoes to bicycles: Roles & responsibilities for inventing in crisis mode

Dr. Manu Prakash, Professor of Bioengineering at Stanford University, was the speaker of the third WebGyan session, on ‘From Volcanoes to bicycles: Roles and responsibilities for inventing in crisis mode’. A volcanic eruption of 1815 and its aftermath prompted the invention of a bicycle. The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust the world into a global crisis. Dr. Prakash tackled the question, “As scientists, how do we grapple with new roles and responsibilities that are on our shoulders, in a devastating crisis that is far from over?” As a lab that traditionally works on developing frugal s...

‘Vaccines for the 21st century’: Webinar by Dr. Gagandeep Kang

A webinar on “Vaccines for the 21st century” by Dr. Gagandeep Kang (clinical scientist and executive director of the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Faridabad) was organized on May 14, 2020 by CovidGyan as a part of its “WebGyan” series. Dr. Kang is the first Indian woman scientist to be elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society. She has worked on vaccines for rotavirus infections and enteric diseases such as cholera and typhoid. ...