ILS Bhubaneswar to organize Science Festival

ILS Bhubaneswar to organize Science Festival

BHUBANESWAR: The Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar, in partnership with ICMR-Regional Medical Research Center (RMRC), will organize a virtual open day and science festival on 4 and 5 December. It is the curtain presenter for the India International Science Festival 2020 on the theme “Science for Self-Reliable India and Global Welfare”.

The two-day event will connect over 2000 students and other participants on online mode. The program will focus on the application of technology options in contributing to human welfare. The program will be inaugurated on 4 December and the ceremony will be held in the afternoon on 5 December.

Ajay Parida, director of ILS Bhubaneswar, said that the event will feature a number of lectures and interactions with experts in the fields of biology, physics, chemistry and healthcare.

“Amulya K. Panda, director of National Institute of Immunology (NII) New Delhi, will discuss vaccine research, SK Barik, director of National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) Lucknow, will talk about plant diversity and medicine in Kolkata, Indian Association for the Cultivation Professor of Science (IACS) Kolkata Jyotirmayee Dash Chemistry and NISE Bhubaneswar Professor and noted physicist Bedangadas Mohanty will talk to the students about basic science and physics, ”said the director.

He said the talks will inspire young minds and students can also see online demonstrations of laboratory experiments on Kovid research, developmental biology, cell and molecular biology and agricultural biotechnology.

Science and Technology Minister Ashok Chandra Panda will inaugurate the festival. For participation, weblink and program details, interested participants are advised to visit the ILS website.

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