IIT Delhi 7th SciTech Spins Conference for Students on March 26

IIT Delhi 7th SciTech Spins Conference for Students on March 26

New Delhi:

The next session of SciTech, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi lecture series for students, will take place on March 26. The Professor from Kusuma School of Biological Sciences at IIT Delhi will give the lecture. Professor Manidipa Banerjee will lead the lecture titled “Virus versus Host: Nanoscale Warfare” for high school students. During the lecture, students will be able to acquire knowledge on “what do viruses look like?” How do they infect human cells despite our immune system? How do vaccines protect against viral infections? How are new virus strains generated? And why can’t drugs against viruses be developed quickly? The event will be streamed live on ITI Delhi’s official YouTube channel.

Students studying in grades 9 to 12 will benefit from the SciTech Spins lecture series, a university outreach initiative of IIT Delhi. To nominate students for the SciTech Spins lecture series, schools can contact the Associate Dean, Academic Outreach & New Initiatives, IIT Delhi ([email protected]; [email protected]). The Institute issues electronic certificates to all registered students nominated by their respective schools who attend the conference.

“As we live in the 3rd year of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is necessary to reflect on the structure and functions of viruses, which make them such deadly nanomachines capable of stopping all human activities and causing destruction. significant damage. During the SciTech Spins conference for students, I will discuss highlights of virus-host interaction at the molecular or nanoscale level,” says Prof. Banerjee.

Additionally, students who attended the conference will be invited to “Open House”, an annual intellectual festival organized by IIT Delhi. This event provides an ideal platform for school students to connect with some of the leading researchers in the field of science and technology.

The 6th SciTech Spins Conference of IIT Delhi was held on February 12. It was on the theme “From light waves to images: advancing science with images”.

Angela C. Hale