Webinar on COVID-19: Ask The Experts - Part 3 I 4th April I 2 PM
02 Apr 2020
In times of a pandemic, fear spreads faster than the contagion. In such uncertain times, it’s important to ensure that scientific information is interpreted and communicated accurately, lucidly and speedily. As the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic, we deeply value the role of journalists, community media and radio professionals, and others in the business of communication. The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance, THSTI, IAVI and Nature India bring to you the 3rd webinar in our special webinar series 'COVID-19: Ask The Experts'. The webinar will be an opportunity for media professionals and those seeking credible information on the pandemic to interact with experts to better understand COVID-19’s science and public health impacts, as well as best practices and tools of fact-checking and reporting.
Topics of Discussion: COVID-19 Modelling I Vaccine Development I Economic and Social Impact of Lockdown I Research Opportunities
Dr. Gagandeep Kang | Executive Director| Translational Health Science and Technology Institute
Gagandeep is a medical scientist who is a key contributor to the understanding of diarrhoeal diseases, rotavirus epidemiology and vaccinology in India. Last year, she became the first woman working in India to be elected to the Royal Society of UK. She is also the Chair of National Technical Advisory Group for Immunization and Vice Chair for the Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness and Innovations.
Dr. Gautam Menon | Professor | Ashoka University
Gautam is a Biophysicist at Ashoka University. Prior to joining Ashoka, he was a Professor with the Theoretical Physics and Computational Biology groups at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, where he was the founding Dean of the Computational Biology group. His work is focused on mechanobiology. Also, the modeling of infectious disease and its implications for public policy is a long-standing interest of his, while the use of machine learning methods in clinical contexts is a more recent one.