Webinar on COVID-19: Ask The Experts - Part 6 I 1st May I 2 PM

29 Apr 2020

Webinar on COVID-19: Ask The Experts - Part 6 I 1st May I 2 PM

The COVID-19 situation has been fast evolving not only in India but globally, with cases rising, new data emerging, and rapid advances being made in COVID-19 R&D. We bring to you the 6th webinar in the 'COVID-19: Ask The Experts' series with a view to take a stock of these recent scientific advances, public health actions and the future course of this pandemic.


Dr. Gagandeep Kang | Executive Director | Translational Health Science and Technology Institute

Gagandeep is a medical scientist who has worked on diarrhoeal diseases and public health in India since the early 1990s. She is a key contributor to the understanding of rotavirus epidemiology and vaccinology in India. She was a recipient of the Infosys Prize in 2016 and last year 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. Jacob John | Professor | Christian Medical College, Vellore

Jacob trained as a public health physician at the Christian Medical College, Vellore and subsequently joined the faculty there. He is currently Professor of Community Medicine and teaches infectious disease epidemiology and quantitative epidemiology. His research and public health focus have been in the area of vaccine preventable pediatric infectious diseases. He has previously worked on the epidemiology and control of polio, Hepatitis B, Hemophilus Influenza B and Rotavirus. He currently leads a network of clinical researchers estimating the burden of enteric fever in India.

Dr. Shahid Jameel | CEO | Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance

Shahid is a virologist known for his research on hepatitis E virus. He is the Fellow of all the three Indian Science Academies including viz. National Academy of Sciences, India, Indian Academy of Sciences, and Indian National Science Academy.

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COVID-19: Ask the Expert Webinar Series

In our first webinar in this series, Gagandeep Kang, Director, THSTI, Faridabad and Shahid Jameel, CEO, DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance were on board as our experts to bust myths on the new coronavirus and share latest scientific and health-related information on COVID-19. Watch this webinar HERE. Read edited excerpts of the webinar HERE.

In Part 2 of this webinar series, Shahid Jameel and Anant Bhan, Bioethics and Global Health expert, answered questions on virology and bioethics. To know what they talked about, watch the webinar HERE. Read edited excerpts of the webinar HERE and HERE.

In Part 3 of this webinar series, Gagandeep Kang and Gautam Menon, Professor of Physics and Biology, Ashoka University, Sonipat, answered questions on virology of  the new coronavirus, COVID-19 prediction models, vaccine R&D, research opportunities and bioethics. To know what they talked about, watch the webinar HERE.

In Part 4 of this webinar series, Soumitra Pathare, Ida Jooste and Padma Priya DVL discussed the role of language during a pandemic. Watch the webinar HERE. Read edited excerpts of the webinar HERE.

In Part 5 of this webinar series, Yogesh Kalkonde, Gautam Bhan and Divya Varma discussed the impact of COVID-19 on those on the fringes of healthcare. To learn about the urban and rural perspectives that they brought together, watch the webinar HERE.

Our experts answer your pressing questions after the webinar too. Find responses to some FAQs from previous webinars HERE (bit.ly/COVID19WebinarQnA).

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