Science Lecture Series Archives

2016 to 2017

DateTopicSpeakerConducted At
20 th February, 2016Dr. Dimple Dutta
Scientific Officer (F)
Chemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400 085
“Crystal Field Theory”Multimedia Hall (Ground Floor), SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Sion West, Mumbai – 400022.
23 rd February, 2016Dr. Surekha Zingde
Vice President, IWSA
Ex. Dy. Director, ACTREC, Navi Mumbai
“Proteomics Today”VESASC Auditorium Sindhi Society. Chembur (E) Mumbai - 400 071
9 th March, 2016Dr. P. K. Gupta Associate Director,Laser Biomedical Applications and Instrumentation Division Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore 452013, India.“Photonics for Health Care Applications”Virtual Classroom, School of Ayurveda, D Y Patil University, Sector 7, Nerul, Navi Mumbai- 400706
13 th March, 2016Dr. Snehal Deshpande
Director, SNEH-RERC, Mumbai
“Wellness for Women”IWSA- ICICI Multipurpose Hall, Sector 10 A, Plot 20, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
28 th April, 2016Rev. Pravrajika Atandraprana, Asst. Secretary, Sir Sarada Math and Ramkrishna Sarada Mission,Kolkata“Swami Vivekananda and the Tatas- A blessed combination"IWSA- ICICI Multipurpose Hall, Sector 10 A, Plot 20, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
10 th May, 2016Dr. Dhanya Suresh, Radiation and Photochemistry Division, BARC“Light based technologies – for existence and exploration”Pirozhja Bhavan Kalina, University of Mumbai
10 th May, 2016Ms. Sally Panicker, Desalination Division, BARC“Environment – Friendly Adaptation of Water Treatment Technologies suitable for rural and coastal areas"Firozshah Mehta Bhavan, Virtual Class Room, University of Mumbai, Kalina
10 th May, 2016Dr.Shyamala Bharadwaj, IWSA”Hydrogen technology for Meeting the Future Energy Demands”Firozshah Mehta Bhavan, Virtual Class Room, University of Mumbai, Kalina
10 th May, 2016Dr.Susan Eapen, Trustee, IWSA"Agricultural Biotechnology: For Food, Feed and Environmental Security"Firozshah Mehta Bhavan, Virtual Class Room, University of Mumbai, Kalina
18 th June, 2016Dr. Dimple Dutta, Senior Scientist, Chemistry Division, BARC, Mumbai.“Molecular Symmetry and Point Groups”.Ground Floor Hall, SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Sion, Mumbai.
19 th June, 2016Mrs. Sucharita Chatterjee & Team BARC Yoga CircleSpecial Yogasanes benefecial for health of womenICICI Multi-Purpose Hall, IWSA Complex, Plot 20, Sector 10A, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
25 th July, 2016Dr. Bakhtaver S. Mahajan Secretary, IWSA Board of Trustees, IWSA, Vashi, Navi Mumbai“Ethics in Scientific Research "Multimedia Room, Ground Floor SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Sion West, Mumbai – 400022.
28 th July, 2016Prof. Rupa Agarwal National Institute of Fashion Technology Kharghar, Navi Mumbai“Designerly ways of doing research”Conclave, 3rd Floor Dr.K.M.Vasudevan Pillai Campus New Panvel
16 th Sept.,, 2016Dr. Prathibha Shetty,Pincipal Scientist,Reliance Life Sciences."Stem Cells: "Basics and their role in regeneration medicine applications."K. J. Somiya College of Science and Commerce,Vidyavihar, Mumbai - 400077
17 th Sept., 20161. “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
"Organ/cadaver donation: all you need to know"IWSA- ICICI Multipurpose Hall,
Sector 10 A, Plot 20, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
27 th Sept., 2016Mr. Prasad Kolte Chief Operating Officer MahaOnline Ltd"DIGITAL INDIA "Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil College, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
30 th Sept., 2016Dr. Chitra Seetharam Misra
Scientific Officer, Molecular Biology Division
CRISPR:
“A bacterial adaptive immune system and its applications”
Mini Auditorium, 9th FloorSchool of Bitechnology & Bioinformatics Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil University
4 th Oct., 2016Dr. Sanjeev Waghmare Principal Investigator, Cancer Research Institute, ACTREC Tata Memorial Centre, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai 410210"Stem cells: current knowledge and promises for regenerative medicine"Mini Auditorium, 9th Floor School of Biotechnology & Bioinformatics D. Y. Patil University CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai
28 th Nov., 2016Dr Rita Mulherkhar, Former Senior Scientist, ACTREC, Navi Mumbai"Gene Therapy:A new modality of treatment"Multi media room, St Xavier's college, Fort Mumbai.
6 th Dec.,2016Dr. Arvind Lali, DBT-ICT Centre for Energy Biosciences Institute of Chemical Sciences, Matunga, Mumbai" Biofuels and Beyond: For Green chemistry and Biology"Ramnarain Ruia College, Matunga, Mumbai.

2014 to 2015

DateTopicSpeakerConducted At
18 th Jan , 2014Mrs. Sylvia SequeraSeminar on Perspectives in GemmologyIWSA, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
18 th Jan., 2014Dr. M.D. Sastry Seminar on Perspectives in GemmologyIWSA, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
18 th Jan., 2014Mr. K.T. RamachandranSeminar on Perspectives in GemmologyIWSA, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
7 th March, 2014Dr. P. R. Chaudhari, (ACTREC), Tata Memorial Centre, Navi Mumbai.Seminar on DOGS and Biomedical ResearchIWSA, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
24 th March, 2014Dr. Arvind Gupta, IUCAA, Pune Science Through ActivityP.C.Ray Hall, Chemistry Department, Pune University
24 th March, 2014Dr. Nayana Nimkar, CACWellnessP.C.Ray Hall, Chemistry Department, Pune University
12 th May, 2014Shri. P. Sudhakar
CMD, ECIL
NIRBHAYASarabhai Auditorium, IGCAR, Kalpakkam
10 th July, 2014Dr. S. Kailas, Former Director, Physics Group, BARC, MumbaiAtomic Energy in National DevelopmentRajiv Gandhi College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
17 th July, 20141) Dhirendra Bahadur, IIT (B)

2) Dr. Shyamala Bharadwaj (BARC)
1) Nanomaterials

2) Hydrogen energy
SIES College of Arts, Science, and Commerce, Sion West, Mumbai
18 th July, 2014Dr. S. Kamlavathi
CMPD, IGCAR
One hundred years of Xray DiffractionCDO Lecture Hall
IGCAR, Kalpakkam
1 st August, 2014Dr. Abhijit De
Scientific Officer ‘F’ Molecular Functional Imaging Lab, ACTREC, Tata Memorial Centre Kharghar
Molecular Imaging in Cancer – contributions to human healthDepartment of Biotechnology
Graduate School of Technology SIES College, Nerul, Navi Mumbai
22 nd August, 2014Smt. J. Sangeetha
CMPD, IGCAR
Functionalisation of Nano particles, their characterisation and applicationsWSCD Conference Room, IGCAR, Kalpakkam
27 th August, 20141)Mr Mustansir Bhori
Dept of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

2) Dr. Prathibha Shetty
Regenerative Medicine Group, Reliance Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd
1) Stem Cell Biology-an overview

2) Clinical Applications of Stem Cell Therapy
Puspanjali Auditorium
First Floor, D.Y Patil Hospital, Nerul, Navi Mumbai-400706
14th November, 2014, Dr. A. P. Jayaraman, Senior Nuclear Scientist and former Head of Media Relations, BARC, Mumbai."Developing Sci-thinking Skills for 21st century"St. Mary's Junior College, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
19th Nov. , 2014, Dr. G. Sridhar
Laser & Plasma Tech
Director, BARC, Mumbai
"Journey into the world of Lasers".Department of Physics
Ramnarain Ruia College, Matunga, Mumbai 
29 th Nov., 2014Smt. Jemimah Ebenezer, Engineer i n Charge , Wireless Sensor Network Lab, IGCAR, Kalpakkam“Role of Wireless Sensor Networks in Nuclear Facilities”.CDO Lecture Hall, IGCAR, Kalpakkam
11 th December, 20141) Dr. Mahesh Zingde, Advisor, Essar Group

2) Dr. Srirupa Mukherjee
Tresurer, IWSA
1)Oceans, their Novelties and We

2)Towards a Clean Environment:Methodology for Disposal of Waste Thermocole
Department of Chemistry
AV Hall, Second floor, Anderson Annexe, Sophia College Campus, Mumbai
27 th January, 20151) H. Seetha, Scientific Officer, IGCAR

2) Dr. Kalavathi, member
IWSA-Kalpakkam branch
Science of radiation, safety measures and basics of nuclear reactors

Science quiz on the above topics
Tamil medium school children from neighbourhood IGCAR, Kalpakkam
3 rd February, 2015Dr. Manoj Mahimkar
Scientific Officer’F’
Cancer Research Institute
Understanding the Genome:
A Molecular Cytogenetic approach
Dept of Biotechnology
SIES College of Arts, Science
and Commerce,
Sion West, Mumbai – 400022.
3 rd February, 2015Dr. Anant Krishnan
Raja Ramanna Fellow
Dept. of Electronic Science, SPPU and
Former Director, NCRA
New Astronomy Facilities-Efforts in IndiaPune Branch
18 th February, 2015Dr. Srikumar Banerjee
Homi Bhabha Chair Professor
Former Chairman AEC & Secretary DAE BARC, Anushakti Nagar, Mumbai
Science and Inclusive GrowthDept of Physics
University of Mumbai
Kalina Campus, Vidyanagari,
Santacruz E, Mumbai 400098
24 th Feb 2015Dr. Manoj Mahimkar from Radiological Safety Division, EIRSG, Kalpakkam“Simulation of radiation monitors for internal exposure measurement and numerical phantoms for the estimation of their efficiency values”RCL Conference Room, 1 st floor, RCL, IGCAR
26 th Feb 20151)Mr Mustansir Bhori
Dept of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
2)Dr Prathibha Shetty
Regenerative Medicine Group,
Reliance Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd
1)Stem Cell Biology-an overview
2)Clinical Applications of Stem Cell Therapy
Department of Biotechnology
Vivekanand Education Society's College of Arts, Science and Commerce,
Sindhi Society, Chembur, Mumbai
3 rd March, 2015Dr. Pramod Kale
Director, ICIT
Dept. of Electronic Science, SPPU andFormer Director, Space Application Centre, Ahmedabad
Mission MangalyanModern College, Ganeshkhind, Pune
13 th March, 2015Dr Rupali Walia of DBT - ICT Centre for Energy Biosciences, Matunga, Mumbai Mumbai" Engineering Microbes For Biofuels and Biochemicals : The adventures of a synthetic biologist"Dept of Biotechnology
Graduate School of Technology
SIES College Plot 1-C,D,E Sec 5 Nerul, Navi Mumbai-400706
19 th September, 20151)Dr. R. K. Vatsa, Chemistry Division, BARC
2)Dr. S. Dhanya of Radiation and Photochemistry Division, BARC
1)“Light and its Interaction with Matter”
2)“Light: A Source of Ever-growing Applications and Enlightenment”
Ramnarain Ruia College, Matunga, Mumbai.
18 th October, 2015Dr. A. P. Jayaraman, former Senior Scientist, Department of Atomic Energy“Science 2015 and Opportunities in the next decade”Sophia College for Women, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai
5 th December, 20151) Dr. R. K. Vatsa, Chemistry Division, BARC
2)Dr. Sharmistha Dutta Choudhury, Radiation and Photochemistry Division, BARC
1)“Light Matter interaction: Fundamentals and Applications”

2)“Magic of Light”
Sophia College for Women, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai

2012 to 2013

DateTopicSpeakerConducted At
4 th January,2012“How chemistry and analytical techniques touch your life”Dr. G. Ramakrishnan
President, Chromatographic Society of India
SIES College
Sion, Mumbai
6 th January,2012 “Nobel Peace Prize in Physiology and Medicene: an overview”Dr. Shubhada Chiplunkar, ACTREC, KhargharSophia College for Women, Mumbai
6 th January,2012“Icons of peace in a conflict ridden world – Nobel Peace Prize Winners”Dr. M. T. Joseph Director, Inst. of Indian Culture, Andheri, MumbaiSophia College for Women, Mumbai
12th January, 2012“Myelofibrosis: New Therapies for an old disease”Dr. Smita ShivramanOncology Medical Science Liaison (MSL) for Incyte Corporation, Chicago, USAK.B. Patil College, Vashi
30 th January,2012“Immobilized enzymes and microbial cells for bioprocess development and as biosensors”Dr. S. F. D’Souza
Associate Director, BMG, BARC
SIES College
Sion, Mumbai
30 th January,2012“Plant Biotechnology: Engineering plants for remediation of metal and organic pollutants”Dr. Susan Eapen President, IWSASIES College, Sion, Mumbai
1 st February, 2012“Nobel Prizes in Chemistry”Dr. Radha Jayaraman, Chemistry Dept., ICT, MumbaiSophia College for Women, Mumbai
25th February,2012“Flagillins – the cellular movers and sensors”Dr. Jacinta D’Souza
UM - DAE Centre for Excellence
Ramnarain Ruia College
Matunga, Mumbai
25th February,2012Transgenic plants for Environmental security.Dr. Susan Eapen President, IWSARamnarain Ruia College
Matunga, Mumbai
16 th August, 2012Gene therapy – novel modalities for cancer treatmentDr. Rita Mulherkar ACTREC, KhargharPadmashri D Y Patil Medical College
Nerul East, Navi Mumbai
1 st September, 2102“DNA markers”Dr. Rita Mukhopadhyaya
BARC, Mumbai
Sophia College for Women, Mumbai
1 st September, 2102“Sonochemistry”Dr. Dimple Dutta
BARC, Mumbai
Sophiya College for Women, Mumbai
8 th September, 2102“Radiation Technology in Food and Agriculture”Dr. S. F. D’Souza
Associate Director, BMG, BARC
Ramnarain Ruia College
Matunga, Mumbai
16 th September, 2012Tailoring enzymes and cells for applications in Biotechnology.Dr. J. S. Melo
BARC, Mumbai
SIES Graduate School of Technology, Nerul East, Navi Mumbai
25 th November, 2012“Sonochemistry: an overview”Dr. Dimple Dutta
BARC, Mumbai
SIES College
Sion, Mumbai
1 st December, 2012“From Junk to Dark Matter :story of repeated bases in human genome”Dr. Rita Mukhopadhyaya
BARC, Mumbai
Wilson College, Chowpathy
Mumbai
15 th December, 2012“Microbial proesses affecting uranium bioremediation”Dr. Celine Acharya
BARC, Mumbai
Somiya College, Vidyavihar, Mumbai
15 th December, 2012“Increasing agricultural productivity using radiation”Dr. S. F. D’Souza
Associate Director, BMG, BARC
Somiya College, Vidyavihar
Mumbai
24 th January, 2013“Plants for removing pollutants from soil and solutions”Dr. Susan Eapen President, IWSAV E S College, Chembur, Mumbai
24 th January, 2013“Applications of radiation in Agriculture: Science meets society”Dr. S. F. D’Souza
Associate Director, BMG, BARC
V E S College, Chembur, Mumbai
28 th February, 2013“Ethics in Science and Technology”Dr. Bakhtavar Mahajan
IWSA Trustee
IWSA, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
9 th March, 2013“Nisarguna Experience”Dr. Sharad Kale
BARC, Mumbai
IWSA, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
9 th March, 2013“Biogas Project”Dr. Jyothi Mhapsekar
Stree Mukti Sangatana
IWSA, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
14 th Sept., 2013Dr Maria Borges, Chief Quality Officer,SRL- Limited, MumbaiLaboratory Medicine: Applied Biomedical Science and QualityKarmveer Bhahu Rao Patil College, Vashi

2011 to 2008

DateTopicSpeakerConducted At
19 th Sept., 2008 *“A Journey towards Understanding Natural Phenomena”.Archana Bhattacharya
F.N.A.Sc., Director, Indian Institute of Geo-magnetism, Panvel
IWSA, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
19 th Dec., 2008 “Malaria parasite wars: How "WE" host them!”Shobhana Sharma
Dept. of Biological Sciences, TIFR, Mumbai.
IWSA, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
17 th Feb. 2009Students’ discussion on 150 years of the Theory of Evolution involving book reviews etc. on Darwin and his worksIWSA, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
29 th August, 2009Bhabha Day (Essay competition with students) IWSA, Vashi, NAvi Mumbai
19 th Sept., 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
14 th Dec., 2009:“Biotechnology – Therapy to Wonderland”Dr. Neelima Joshi
I.C.L.E College, Vashi
7 th March, 2010Panel Discussion (IWSA) –Women’s Day Celebration Panelists: Dr. Sindhu Joshi, a retired Scientist CRI and a founder member, IWSA, Ms. Padma Ranji, HD, medical services section of BARC hospital, Dr. S. Kulkarni and Prof S. Venkateshwarlu.IWSA, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
17 th July, 2010Book released: "Natural Dyes for Textiles and their Eco-friendly Applications" Release by T. Mukherjee, BARCNiyati Bhattacharya, Trustee, IWSA IWSA, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
30 th October, 2010Programme on “Atom for peace” with inputs from INCAS IWSA, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
1 st March, 20111) “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
12 th March, 2011Women’s Day Celebration with IWSA Hostelites

Dr. S. Padhye, Founder Member and Trustee, IWSA
IWSA, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
8 th June, 2011“Developments in the field of Chemistry”Dr. Martha Greenblatt
Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA.
Training School Hostel, BARC
25 th June, 2011“Heritage Trees of Maharashtra”Celebrating Forests Day

Dr. M.R. Almeida
Former Professor, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
IWSA, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
23 th July, 2011“Free Radicals, Antioxidants and Radioprotectors”Dr. K. Indira Priyadarsini
Radiation & Photochemistry Division, B.A.R.C., Trombay, Mumbai.
K.B. Patil College, Vashi