About the webinar

This webinar will explore the concept of bioethics, which is value-laden, by using perspectives from social and cultural anthropology, practical ethics, science practice, and policy decisions. The speaker will draw examples from the public health realm in India to discuss and observe that bioethics’ should not be limited to mere protocol compliance but should guide science practice. Further, the need to identify, analyse and resolve ethical challenges in everyday science practice that are directly impacting society at large will be discussed.

We strongly encourage students (undergraduate and above), educators, scientists and science enthusiasts to join the webinar.

Date: 28 June 2022

Time: 4:30 PM — 5:30 PM IST


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Speaker and Moderator

Speaker: Saveetha Meganathan

Saveetha Meganathan is a sociologist by training and her academic pursuits are towards creating rigorous and robust practice of bioethics in the context of India and explore the dissemination of scientific knowledge to differently literate communities. Presently she is a research scientist at the Tata Institute for Genetics and Society and leads the work on Community Engagement and is also involved in social sciences research projects. 

Moderator: Vijeta Raghuram

Vijeta Raghuram is the Program Manager-Education at IndiaBioscience. She strives to enhance the quality of higher education in the life sciences in India by nurturing conversations between educators, researchers, students, and policy makers.


    Saveetha Meganathan

    Senior Scientist, Lead, Community Engagement Program, Tata Institute for Genetics and Society (TIGS), Bengaluru