Dr Virander Chauhan, Director, ICGEB mesmerizes students as a Guest Speaker

Genesis, the Biotechnology Club of DPS, R.K.Puram organized a Guest Speaker Programme on 20th January 2014 for Class XI in which Dr Virender Chauhan , Director, ICGEB,(International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology) was invited as the Guest Speaker. Dr Chauhan enlightened the students with the recent advances and future prospects in the field of Biotechnology. He spoke about latest diagnostic techniques used for Malaria and Tuberculosis detection like Mass Spectroscopy, synthetic antibiotics, vaccine development and crop improvement. He encouraged the students to develop a ‘scientific curiousity’.

The Biotechnology Magazine ‘Vision Biotech’ was also released by Dr Chauhan. Students put up questions related to Japanese Encephalitis, stem cells, Rhinovirus, HINI virus and dengue.

The Principal, Dr D.R. Saini; the Vice Principal,Ms Shobha Mehta; Headmistress Ms Anita Singh; Mr S.K.Arora, Head of the Biology Department and Ms Niva Chhonkar, Incharge, Biotechnology were present during the lecture.

It was an interactive session, and a great learning experience for teachers and students alike.