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IIT Delhi Scientists to Help School Children Learn About Vaccines and Viruses at Their 7th SciTech Spins Conference

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The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi will soon host the seventh SciTech Spins conference. During the lecture, Manidipa Banerjee, Professor at Kusuma School of Biological Sciences, IIT Delhi, will deliver the lecture titled “Virus vs. Host: Nanoscale Warfare” for school children on March 26. The lecture will also be streamed live on ITI Delhi’s official YouTube channel.

As per the notification issued by IIT Delhi, the conference will discuss issues such as what do viruses look like, how do they infect human cells despite our immune system, how do vaccines protect against viral infections, how new virus strains are generated, why can’t virus drugs be developed quickly?

“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 molecular or nanoscale,” said Prof. Manidipa Banerjee, IIT Delhi.

The lecture will also be streamed live on the official YouTube channel of ITI Delhi (https://youtu.be/9cZL2RzHJKA).

The SciTech Spins lecture series is an academic outreach initiative of IIT Delhi for students, especially in grades 9-12. The Institute issues electronic certificates to all registered students nominated by their respective schools who attend the conference.

These students will also be invited to “Open House”, an annual intellectual festival organized by IIT Delhi, which provides an ideal platform for students to connect with some of the leading scholars in the field of science and technology. Schools can contact the Associate Dean, Academic Outreach & New Initiatives, IIT Delhi (adoni@iitd.ac.in; acadoutreach@iitd.ac.in) to nominate their students for the SciTech Spins lecture series.

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