• One Year of the COVID Testing Centre: A Bittersweet Experience

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on global public health with crippling socioeconomic consequences. The goal of containing the spread of SARS-CoV-2 – the virus causing COVID-19 still relies on a comprehensive strategy of rapid testing of the virus in the population, effective treatments, and the development of therapeutics to prevent the spread of the infection.

  • Conversations at the grassroots

    The sixth International Day for Women and Girls in Science was celebrated on 11th February, 2021, a day dedicated to recognising the critical role women and girls play in science and technology.

  • MSc Wildlife program gains new partners

    The Habitats Trust and the Nature Conservation Foundation join NCBS to support and partner in the MSc Program in Wildlife Biology and Conservation. The unique program is a partnership between academic institutions and conservation NGOs. With a mission to build capacity for the conservation of India’s wildlife and natural ecosystems through high-quality training, the program is now working towards a consortium of partners to deliver and widen its mandate.

  • Archives at NCBS Obaid Siddiqi Chair in the History and Culture of Science

    TNQ Technologies supports the Archives at NCBS to establish a landmark chair in the History and Culture of Science


  • Looking OutsideIn at Ecology

    In the era where online lives are thriving for those of us with access to the internet, there is so much to interact with and learn from! Many spaces have emerged for discussion between individuals who are joined by a love of discovery.

  • Behind the scenes of the BLiSC testing effort: About our contributors

    The COVID-19 pandemic is upon us! The nation has been through prolonged lockdowns, yet the rising case numbers have kept up the relentless demand on testing.

  • COVID-19 testing effort at BLiSC: Ten thousand and counting…

    We all remember the early days when the news of the COVID-19 pandemic was being discussed over chai. Months have passed since the pandemic has turned into a worldwide crisis bringing daily routines to a grinding and extended halt.  In a country that numbers over a billion, the second most populated nation of the world, India was standing at a precipice, staring down at an unimaginable healthcare crisis fearing morbidity and mortality. Then came the lockdown and the slow ticking of the numbers on the ever-climbing graph of COVID-19 cases.

  • Dr. Manu Prakash on 'From Volcanoes to bicycles: Roles and responsibilities for inventing in crisis mode’

    Dr. Manu Prakash, renowned for his frugal science approach, was the speaker of the third WebGyan session, on ‘From Volcanoes to bicycles: Roles and responsibilities for inventing in crisis mode’.

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

    A webinar on “Vaccines for the 21st century” by Prof. Gagandeep Kang (clinical scientist and executive director of the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Faridabad) was organised on May 14, 2020 by COVIDGyan as a part of its “WebGyan” series. Prof. 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. 
  • Where is Euler Now That We Need Him: a webinar by Prof. Rob Phillips

    Prof. Rob Phillips (Caltech) took the audience through a fascinating journey of viral dynamics in the webinar, ‘Where is Euler Now That We Need Him?’. Prof. Phillips used questions which have arisen in biology and physics to illuminate the current systems of understanding the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic. He dedicated the talk to an analogy between the history of celestial mechanics and the history of “viral mechanics”, harkening back to the 1750s when Euler, d’Alembert and Clairaut were engaged in a careful study of the lunar orbit.

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