Anil Kulkarni, currently a distinguished visiting faculty at the Divecha Centre for Climate Change at the Indian Institute of Science, is one of the foremost experts on glaciers in India. He speaks to Anusha Krishnan about the threats of retreating glaciers, glacial lakes, and recent advances in glacier research in the Himalayas.
Nobel Laureate Venki Ramakrishnan talks about the changes in his career, his engagement with Indian science and his plans for the Royal Society.
In Part 2 of the two-part interview, Hari Sridhar continues discussions with Renee Borges on issues of research ethics in the context of the choice of research questions.
In Part 1 of a two-part interview, Hari Sridhar talks to Renee Borges, senior ecologist and Chairperson of CES, IISc, on issues of research ethics in the context of the choice of research questions, especially for students making the transition from a PhD to a postdoc.
Does the classroom really prepare students for a research career? An early, hands-on exposure to research intuitively seems a better introduction to real science. Most importantly, it would give students a chance to find out for themselves whether they really have a flair for research. The Phage Hunters Integrating Research and Education (PHIRE) program provides high school and undergraduate students just that. Graham Hatfull talked to IndiaBioscience at length about the program, the challenges it presents and what the future holds...