Speakers

Venkatraman "Venki" Ramakrishnan
President of the Royal Society
S ‘Rams’ Ramaswamy
Professor of Biological Sciences & Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University
Jyotsna Dhawan
Chief Scientist at Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad
Pankaj Chandra
Vice Chancellor, Ahmedabad University

Is India obsessed with IT & engineering studies and are we ignoring investment in pure science education? With the limited resources we have shouldn’t we be focused on finding answers to the immediate issues of today’s  society or should we invest in pursuing long-term scientific breakthroughs as well as well? What are the big questions in Science that impact Indian society and what should be our priorities? What are the paths to innovation? Are patents necessary or will we be restricting access from beneficiaries?  

A panel of leading minds debated these challenges- Nobel Laureate Professor Venkataraman ‘Venki’ ‘Ramakrishnan, Professor Jyotsna Dhawan, Professor S ‘Rams’ Ramaswamy and Professor Pankaj Chandra on January 15, 2020 at a live event at Bangalore International Centre in collaboration with Ignite Life Sciences Foundation and Cytecare. This enthralling session is an opportunity to learn what these scientific experts have to say about these vexed questions, and is bound to offer meaningful insights to the audience. 

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