• Date
    Session 1: 22nd June 2020
    Session 2: 24th June 2020
    Session 3: 26th June 2020
    Session 4: 29th June 2020
    Session 5: 01st July 2020
    Session 6: 03rd July 2020
    Session 7: 06th July 2020
    Session 8: 08th July 2020
  • Timing
    4:30 pm to 6:00 pm IST
  • Location
  • Meant for:
    Students of Grades 9 -12
  • Module Details:

    This extensive program involves a holistic introduction to research and applications of Biological Sciences through Problem Based Learning (PBL) approaches and Role Playing (RP) team tasks.

    The course is delivered in 3 phases through 3 classes per week. Each phase will address one of three aspects:

    1) Introduction to biological sciences

    • What is biological research?
    • What are the various fields available to someone with a degree in biological sciences?
    • What does a day in the life of someone working in the field look like?
    • Opportunities to change fields?
    • What is the possible societal impact?

    2) Case Studies and discussion-based workshop
    • Case study in COVID-19 research
    • Case study in Cancer Research
    • Addressing student questions based on case study, and general questions in the fields.
    • Activities to pursue towards building your CV for university in biological sciences.

    3) RP-based PBL workshop<
    • Students will be divided into teams of five, and each assigned a role in their preferred industry
    • The problem to tackle will be a simulation of COVID-19 testing of patient samples and publishing a paper
    • The RP activity will help students get a better understanding of the position and responsibilities in each field.

    This program consists of 11 hours of Online Synchronous Learning & 3 hours of Assignments & Asynchronous Learning.

    The facilitator, Ritobrata is an alumnus of Imperial College London, where he was awarded the Dean’s Prize. He is currently a PhD fellow studying cancer metastasis at the Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain where he was awarded the Severo-Ochoa PhD fellowship. Outside cancer, he has been heavily involved in COVID-19 testing and research during the current pandemic. Ritobrata also constantly mentors students and provides career counselling. He has previously taught courses in academic research, publications and statistics.

  • Facilitator
    Mr. Ritobrata Ghose