“Biology gives you a brain, life turns it into a mind.”-Jeffrey Eugenides
Dr Deepak Gaur, a prominent Biotechnologist from the School of Biotechnology at Jawaharlal Nehru University, conducted an Online Interactive Session on 22nd May 2020 for the Biology sections of classes XI and XII through Google Meet platform. Dr Gaur has obtained Masters in Biotech from the most prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He has been awarded various accolades including the Shanti Bhatnagar Prize 2017 for his work, and also has innumerable research publications to his name.
Dr Gaur is an expert in the field of Biotechnology and Human Biology has been instrumental in inculcating a keen interest for the same among students and young educators. He was welcomed by Ms Niva Chhonkar, Headmistress & Head of the Biology Department. Close to 200 students from biology sections of XI and XII along with the other teachers from the Biology Department attended the session. His professionalism yet personal approach kept the viewers engaged throughout the seminar. Dr Gaur spoke about different types of viral diseases with special reference to SARS, MERS and CORONA and types of vaccines. He also highlighted the importance of multiple career options for biology students such as pharmaceuticals, food and agriculture etc. with special emphasis on research activities. He spoke about career opportunities for Biology students and the future of the science of Biology. The vote of thanks was proposed by Ms Kusum Yadav. The students thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and actively participated by asking questions pertaining to the structure and possibility of vaccination against the novel coronavirus.