FundaySunday is an initiative to publicize some fun science communications and take interesting/funny/self-descriptive science near our audiences.
Season 1 of FundaySunday features 24 such interesting entries by scicommers from different backgrounds. You can have a sneak peek at these entries here — https://indiabioscience.org/fu…
Season 2 kickstarts with a talk by Mohit Kumar Jolly, Assistant Professor at the Centre for BioSystems Science and Engineering (BSSE) at IISc Bangalore. He completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s from IIT Kanpur, and his Ph.D. in Bioengineering at Rice University. Then, he was a Gulf Coast Consortia Postdoctoral Fellow jointly at Rice University and UT MD Anderson Cancer Center before moving to BSSE. Here, he will talk about his research with the help of memes.
Date: 5 June 2022
Time: 18:00 — 19:00 IST
Topic: What can cancer cells teach us? Accepting identity crisis and doing improv!
Cancer cells are notorious shapeshifters, i.e. they can change their ‘identity’ reversibly to adapt and evade many challenges (drug treatment, immune system, etc.) and drive metastasis and therapy resistance which cause over 90% of all cancer-related deaths. How do cancer cells switch their states, and how can we prevent them from doing so? In this talk, he will share their journey of getting some answers to these questions, by doing exactly what cancer cells are great at: accepting identity crisis (working across many disciplines) and doing improv (spontaneous appropriate response to one’s environment)