Popular Science Lecture Series

Indian Women Scientists’ Association is an NGO with one of its objectives being popularization of science; it has been conducting several programs in different schools and colleges for the last four decades, with thousands of students and teachers attending these lectures.

In the year 2008. under the title, “Women in Science”, IWSA initiated lecture series by eminent women scientists The idea behind this lecture series is to motivate and inspire students about science and expose them to the excellent work being done by Indian scientists, especially by women scientists. The first lecture under this series was (held on 19th September, 2008, titled, “Journey to understand unknown natural phenomena” was given by Dr. Archana Bhattacharyya, Director, Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Panvel, Navi Mumbai and was) sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences (Mumbai chapter)

From 2012, popular science lectures were organised under the title of "Popular Science Lecture Series" supported by Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), Dept of Atomic Energy.(Lectures in Chemistry and Biotechnology were conducted in different colleges of Mumbai and Navi Mumbai for students of post-graduate and graduate levels. The program was intended to generate interest in science among students and also for students to have interaction with scientists so that they can pursue a scientific career.

Lecture Series 2012-2016

Date

Topic

Speaker

Conducted At

Dec.,6, 2016

" Biofuels and Beyond: For Green chemistry and Biology"

Dr. Arvind Lali, DBT-ICT Centre for Energy Biosciences Institute of Chemical Sciences, Matunga, Mumbai

Ramnarain Ruia College, Matunga, Mumbai.

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Nov., 28, 2016

"Gene Therapy:A new modality of treatment"

Dr Rita Mulherkhar, Former Senior Scientist, ACTREC, Navi Mumbai

Multi media room, St Xavier's  college, Fort Mumbai.

Oct., 4, 2016

"Stem cells: current knowledge and promises for regenerative medicine"

Dr. Sanjeev Waghmare Principal Investigator, Cancer Research Institute, ACTREC Tata Memorial Centre, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai 410210

Mini Auditorium, 9th Floor School of Biotechnology & Bioinformatics D. Y. Patil University Sector 15, Plot 50, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai – 400614. For details Click here

Sept., 30, 2016

CRISPR:
“A bacterial adaptive immune system and its applications”

 

Dr. Chitra Seetharam Misra
Scientific Officer, Molecular Biology Division

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai - 400085

 

Mini Auditorium, 9th Floor
School of Bitechnology & Bioinformatics
Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil University
Sector 15, Plot 50, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai – 400614.

Sept., 27, 2016

"DIGITAL INDIA "

Mr. Prasad Kolte Chief Operating Officer MahaOnline Ltd

Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil College, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

Sept., 17, 2016

"Organ/cadaver donation: all you need to know"

1. “Skin donation”- Dr. Vinita Puri, Dept. of Plastic, constructive Surgery and Burns,  Seth G. S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai
2.  “Organ/cadaver donation: All you need to know” -Dr. Kailash Jawade, Dept.of Surgery, D.Y. Patil College, Navi Mumbai

IWSA- ICICI Multipurpose Hall,
Sector 10 A, Plot 20, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

Sept., 16, 2016

"Stem Cells: "Basics and their role in regeneration medicine applications."

Dr. Prathibha Shetty,Pincipal Scientist,Reliance Life Sciences.

K. J. Somiya College of Science and Commerce,Vidyavihar, Mumbai - 400077

July, 28 2016

“Designerly ways of doing research”

Prof. Rupa Agarwal National Institute of Fashion Technology Kharghar, Navi Mumbai

Conclave, 3rd Floor Dr.K.M.Vasudevan Pillai Campus New Panvel

July, 25, 2016

“Ethics in Scientific Research "

Dr. Bakhtaver S. Mahajan Secretary, IWSA Board of Trustees, IWSA, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

Multimedia Room, Ground Floor SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Sion West, Mumbai – 400022.

June 19, 2016

Special Yogasanes benefecial for health of women

Mrs. Sucharita Chatterjee & Team BARC Yoga Circle

ICICI Multi-Purpose Hall, IWSA Complex, Plot 20, Sector 10A, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

June 18, 2016

“Molecular Symmetry and Point Groups”.

Dr. Dimple Dutta, Senior Scientist, Chemistry Division, BARC, Mumbai.

Ground Floor Hall, SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Sion, Mumbai.

May 10, 2016

"Agricultural Biotechnology: For Food, Feed and Environmental Security"

Dr.Susan Eapen, Trustee, IWSA

Firozshah Mehta Bhavan, Virtual Class Room, University of Mumbai, Kalina

May 10, 2016

”Hydrogen technology for Meeting the Future Energy Demands”

Dr.Shyamala Bharadwaj, IWSA

Firozshah Mehta Bhavan, Virtual Class Room, University of Mumbai, Kalina

May 10, 2016

“Environment – Friendly Adaptation of Water Treatment Technologies suitable for rural and coastal areas"

Ms. Sally Panicker,  Desalination  Division, BARC

Firozshah Mehta Bhavan, Virtual Class Room, University of Mumbai, Kalina

May, 10, 2016

“Light based technologies – for existence and exploration”

Dr. Dhanya Suresh, Radiation and Photochemistry Division, BARC

Pirozhja Bhavan Kalina, University of Mumbai

April 28, 2016

Swami Vivekananda and the Tatas- A blessed combination"

Rev. Pravrajika Atandraprana, Asst. Secretary,

Sir Sarada Math and Ramkrishna Sarada Mission,Kolkata

 

IWSA- ICICI Multipurpose Hall,
Sector 10 A, Plot 20, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

March 13,2016

“Wellness for Women”

Dr. Snehal Deshpande
Director, SNEH-RERC

IWSA- ICICI Multipurpose Hall,
Sector 10 A, Plot 20, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

March 9, 2016

“Photonics for Health Care Applications”

Dr. P. K. Gupta
Associate Director,
Laser Biomedical Applications and Instrumentation Division
Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore 452013, India.

Virtual Classroom, School of Ayurveda, D Y Patil University, Sector 7, Nerul, Navi Mumbai- 400706 For details Click here

February 23, 2016

“Proteomics Today”

Dr. Surekha Zingde
Vice President, IWSA
Ex. Dy. Director, ACTREC, Navi Mumbai

VESASC Auditorium Sindhi Society. Chembur (E)

Mumbai - 400 071

February 20, 2016

“Crystal Field Theory”

Dr. Dimple Dutta
Scientific Officer (F)
Chemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400 085

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Multimedia Hall (Ground Floor),
SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce,
Sion West, Mumbai – 400022.

December 18, 2015

“Miracle of Skin Donation”

Dr Sunil M Keswani, Director, Research, National Burns Centre, Airoi, Navi Mumbai

Sindhi S

SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Sion

December 5, 2015

1)“Light Matter interaction: Fundamentals and Applications”

2)“Magic of Light”

1) Dr. R. K. Vatsa, Chemistry Division, BARC

2)Dr. Sharmistha Dutta Choudhury, Radiation and Photochemistry Division, BARC

Sindhi S

Sophia College for Women, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai

October 18, 2015

“Science 2015 and Opportunities in the next decade”

Dr. A. P. Jayaraman, former Senior Scientist, Department of Atomic Energy

Sindhi S

Sophia College for Women, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai

September 19, 2015

1)“Light and its Interaction with Matter”

2)“Light: A Source of Ever-growing Applications and Enlightenment”

1)Dr. R. K. Vatsa, Chemistry Division, BARC

2)Dr. S. Dhanya of Radiation and Photochemistry Division, BARC,

Sindhi S

Ramnarain Ruia College, Matunga, Mumbai.

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March 13, 2015

" Engineering Microbes For Biofuels and Biochemicals : The adventures of a synthetic biologist

 

Dr Rupali Walia of DBT - ICT Centre for Energy Biosciences, Matunga, Mumbai Mumbai

 

Sindhi S

Dept of Biotechnology
Graduate School of Technology
SIES College, Sec 5
Nerul, Navi Mumbai-400706

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February 26, 2015

1)Stem cell Biology - an overview

2) Clinical Applications of Stem cell Therapy

1)Mr Mustansir Bhori
Dept of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

2)Dr Prathibha Shetty
Regenerative Medicine Group,
Reliance Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd

Department of Biotechnology Vivekanand Education Society's College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Sindhi Society, Chembur, Mumbai

February 18, 2015

Science and Inclusive Growth

Dr. Srikumar Banerjee
Homi Bhabha Chair Professor
Former Chairman AEC & Secretary DAE BARC, Anushakti Nagar,

Kavivarya Kusumagraj Marathi Bhasha Bhavan
University of Mumbai
Kalina Campus, Vidyanagari,
Santacruz E, Mumbai

February 3, 2015

Understanding the Genome:
A Molecular Cytogenetic approach

Dr. Manoj Mahimkar
Scientific Officer’F’
Cancer Research Institute

Multimedia Room, Ground Floor, SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce,
Sion West, Mumbai

December 11, 2014

1)Oceans, their Novelties and We

2)Towards a Clean Environment:
Methodology for Disposal of Waste Thermocole

1)Dr. Mahesh Zingde

2)Dr. Srirupa Mukherjee

AV Hall, Second floor, Anderson Annexe,
Sophia College Campus, Mumbai

November 19, 2014

Journey into the world of Lasers

Dr. G. Sridhar
Laser & Plasma Technology Division
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
Mumbai

G11-AVVR Hall,
Ramnarain Ruia College
Matunga, Mumbai

November 14, 2014

Developing Sci-thinking Skills for 21st century

Dr. A. P. Jayaraman, Senior Nuclear Scientist and former Head of Media Relations, BARC, Mumbai

St. Mary’s Junior College, Sector 10 A,
Vashi, Navi Mumbai

August 27, 2014

1)Stem Cell Biology-an overview

2)Clinical Applications of Stem Cell Therapy

1)Mr Mustansir Bhori
Dept of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics


2)Dr Prathibha Shetty
Regenerative Medicine Group,
Reliance Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd

Puspanjali Auditorium
First Floor, D.Y Patil Hospital, Nerul, Navi Mumbai

August 1, 2014

Molecular Imaging in Cancer –
contributions to human health

Dr. Abhijit De
Scientific Officer ‘F’ Molecular Functional Imaging Lab, ACTREC, Tata Memorial Centre Kharghar

Ground floor Auditorium,
Graduate School of Technology
SIES College Plot 1-C,D,E Sec 5 Nerul, Navi Mumbai

July 17, 2014

1)Nanomaterials

2) Hydrogen energy

1)Dhirendra Bahadur, IIT (B)

2) Dr Shyamala Bharadwaj (BARC)

SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Sion (W), Mumbai

July 10, 2014

Atomic Energy in National Development

Dr. S. Kailas, Former Director, Physics Group, BARC, Mumbai

Rajiv Gandhi College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

March 7, 2014

Seminar on DOGS and Biomedical Research

Dr. P. R. Chaudhari (ACTREC), Tata Memorial Centre, Navi Mumbai.

IWSA, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

Jan. 18, 2014

Seminar on Prespectives in Gemmology

Mr. K.T. Ramachandran, Dr. M.D. Sastry and Mrs. Sylvia Sequera

IWSA, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

Sept. 14, 2013

Laboratory Medicine:Applied Biomedical Science and Quality

Dr Maria Borges,Chief Quality Officer,SRL- Limited, Mumbai

Karmveer Bhahu Rao Patil College, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

Mar 9, 2013

Nisargun  Experience

Dr. Sharad Kale, BARC, Mumbai

IWSA, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

Mar 9, 2013

 

Role of Stree Mukti Sanghatana in Nisargrun-Biogas plant

Dr. Jyothi Mhapsekar, Chairperson, Stree Mukti Sanghatana

IWSA, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

Feb 28, 2013

Ethics in Science and Technology

Dr. Bakhtavar Mahajan, IWSA Trustee

IWSA, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

Jan 24, 2013

Plants for removing pollutants from soil and solutions

Dr. Susan Eapen President, IWSA Associate Director, BMG, BARC

VES College, Chembur, Mumbai

Jan 24, 2013

Applications of radiation in Agriculture: Science meets society

Dr. S. F. D’Souza

VES College, Chembur,

Mumbai

Dec 15, 2012

Microbial  processes  affecting uranium bioremediation

Dr. Celine Acharya BARC, Mumbai

Somaiya College, Vidyavihar, Mumbai

Dec 15, 2012

Increasing agricultural productivity using radiation

Dr. S. F. D’Souza Associate Director, BMG, BARC

Somaiya College, Vidyavihar, Mumbai

Dec 1, 2012

From Junk to Dark Matter :story of repeated bases in human genome

Dr. Rita Mukhopadhyaya BARC, Mumbai

Wilson College, Chowpaty, Mumbai

Nov 25, 2012

Sonochemistry: an overview

Dr. Dimple Dutta, BARC, Mumbai

SIES College, Sion, Mumbai

Sep 16, 2012

Tailoring enzymes and cells for applications in Biotechnology.

Dr. J. S. Melo, BARC, Mumbai

SIES Graduate School of Technology, Nerul East, Navi Mumbai

Sep 8, 2012

Radiation Technology in Food and Agriculture.

Dr. S. F. D’Souza Associate Director, BMG, BARC

Ramnarain Ruia College, iMatunga, Mumbai

Sep 1, 2012

DNA  fingerprinting

Dr. Rita Mukhopadhyaya, BARC, Mumbai

Sophia College for Women, Mumbai

Sep 1, 2012

Sonochemistry

Dr. Dimple Dutta, BARC, Mumbai

Sophiya College for Women,  Mumbai

Aug 16, 2012

Gene therapy – novel modalities for cancer treatment.

Dr. Rita Mulherkar ACTREC, Kharghar

Padmashri D Y Patil Medical College, Nerul East, Navi Mumbai

Lecture Series 2008-2012

Date

Topic

Speaker

Conducted At

Sept 19 , 2008*

“A Journey towards Understanding Natural Phenomena”.

Archana Bhattacharya
F.N.A.Sc., Director, Indian Institute of Geo-magnetism, Panvel

IWSA, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

Dec 19,  2008

 “Malaria parasite wars: How "WE" host them!”

Shobhana Sharma
Dept. of Biological Sciences, TIFR, Mumbai.

IWSA, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

Feb 17, 2009

 On 150 years of the Theory of Evolution, involving book reviews etc. on Darwin and his works

Students’ discussion

IWSA, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

Aug 29th, 2009

 Bhabha Day

Bhabha Day (Essay competition with students) 

 IWSA, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

Sept 19th, 2009

 “Radioisotopes – friends in need and not foes”

Prof. Meera Venkatesh
Head, Radiopharmaceuticals Division, BARC, and Professor, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai.

K.B. Patil College, Vashi

Dec 14, 2009

:“Biotechnology – Therapy to Wonderland”

Dr. Neelima Joshi
Vice President, Biological Research, Glenmark Research Centre,

I.C.L.E College,
Vashi

March 7, 2010

Panel Discussion (IWSA) –Women’s Day Celebration

Panelists: Dr. Sindhu Joshi, a retired Scientist, CRI, and founder member, IWSA,  Ms. Padma Ranji, HD, medical services section of BARC hospital, Dr. S. Kulkarni and Prof S. Venkateshwarlu, BARC

IWSA, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

July 17, 2010

Book release:: "Natural Dyes for Textiles and their Eco-friendly Applications" ; Release by T. Mukherjee, BARC

Niyati Bhattacharya, Trustee, IWSA

IWSA, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

Oct 30, 2010

 

Programme on “Atom for peace” with inputs from  INCAS 

IWSA, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

March 1, 2011

1) “Emerging Trends in Forensic Science with Special Emphasis on National level cases solved"
2)“A lady physicist a century ago: Hedwig Kohn 1887 - 1964”

Celebration of Women’s Day
Brenda P. Winnewisser, Ohio State University, U.S.A.
Dr. Rukmani Kishnamurthy
Former Director, Forensic Science Laboratory, State of Maharashtra.

Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Mumbai

March 12, 2011

 Women’s Day Celebration with IWSA Hostelites

Dr. S. Padhye, Founder Member and Trustee, IWSA

IWSA, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

June 8,  2011

“Developments in the field of Chemistry”

Dr. Martha  Greenblatt
Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA.

Training School Hostel, BARC

June 25,  2011

“Heritage Trees of Maharashtra”

Celebrating Forests Day
Dr.  M.R. Almeida
Former Professor, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai     

IWSA, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

July 23, 2011

“Free Radicals, Antioxidants and Radioprotectors”

Dr. K. Indira Priyadarsini
Radiation & Photochemistry Division, B.A.R.C., Trombay, Mumbai.

K.B. Patil College, Vashi

Jan 12, 2012

“Myelofibrosis: New Therapies for an old disease”

Dr. Smita Shivraman
Oncology Medical Science Liaison (MSL) for Incyte Corporation, Chicago, USA

K.B. Patil College, Vashi

Jan 4, 2012

‘How chemistry and instrumentation touch everyday life’

Dr. Ramakrishnan, President – ‘Chromatographic Society of India,

SIES college of Arts, Science & Commerce, Sion (W)

Jan 7, 2012

1)‘Nobel Prize in Physiology & Medicine, 2011’

2)'Icons of peace in a conflict-ridden world’

1)Dr. Shubadha Chiplunkar, Head, Dept. of Immunology, ACTREC, Kharghar

2)Dr. M.T. Joseph, Director, Institute of Indian Culture, Andheri, Mumbai

IWSA and Sophia College of Women, Mumbai

Jan 30, 2012

1)‘Immobilised enzymes and microbial cells for bio process development and as bio-sensors

2)Plant Biotechnology, `Engineering: plants for remediation of metal and organic pollutants’

1) Dr. S.F. D’souza, Associate Director, Bio-medical Group, BARC

2)Dr. Susan Eapen, President IWSA

SIES college of Arts, Science & Commerce, Sion (W)

Feb 1st, 2012

‘Nobel Prizes in Chemistry”

Dr. Radha Jayaraman, Chemistry Dept., ICT, Mumbai

IWSA and Sophia College of Women, Mumbai

Feb 25, 2012

1)`Flagellin – the cellular movers and sensors,

2)`Transgenic plants for environmental security’

1)a) Jacinta D’souza (Ph.D). UM-DAE-centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, Vidyanagari, Kalina

2)Dr. Susan Eapen, President IWSA

Ramnarain Ruia College, Matunga (E)


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