Microbial science outreach initiative Microbial science outreach initiativeWHAT IS the first thing that comes to mind when one hears the word “micro-organisms”? Why do people study these organisms and do extensive research, is what the new ‘Microbial Science Outreach Initiative’, launched on Tuesday, is aiming to answer. In a unique attempt to demystify the complex community of microbes, a team of students, led by Dr Yogesh Shouche, who is in charge at the National Centre for Microbial Resource (NCMR), has introduced ‘Microb(e)logging’. Spearheaded by Shouche’s students, the initiative was launched by Professor Samir Brahmachari, former director general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). Shouche said the blogs were dedicated to creating awareness about microbial science among people, by translating the scientific knowledge into laymen terms.
Source: Indian Express September 20, 2017 05:26 UTC