May 17, 2021

Science city organise science based seminar

Staff Reporter – Today, Science City, organised a Popular Science Lecture on “Recent Applications of Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering in improving the Air Quality and Medicine”. The lecture was delivered by Dr. Nabarun Ghosh, Professor of Biology and Advisor for Biology Education, Department of Life Earth and Environmental Sciences, West Texas A&M
University, Canyon, Texas. While welcoming the guest Shri K.S. Murali, Director-in-charge, Science City, Kolkata said- ‘Science City has been engaged in communicating science to the people and developing . scientific temper in the society, we thought to organise a lecture on the ‘Applications of Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering in improving the Air Quality and Medicine’ to spread awareness on the issue. This is a very much relevant topic having a wide implication
on the lives of people. In Kolkata also, we are facing a problem of air pollution. Dr. Ghosh is one of the well-known experts in the field with more than 30 years of research experience. I hope this lecture will be useful for the students, teachers and public present here’. Dr. Ghosh said in his lecture ‘Aerosols, including Particulate Matter 2.5, are the culprits of
many allergic reactions and respiratory syndromes. Particulate Matter 2.5 is present in heavily polluted areas such as southern Californian cities, New Delhi, China and New York. Based on studies from clinics and hospital admissions, PM2.5 has been positively correlated
with increased cases of allergic rhinitis, asthma, bronchitis, allergic pharyngitis and many others.’Shri Subhabrata Chaudhuri, Director, Science City, said “Science City has been planning to arrange lectures of noted scientists and organising other engaging programs. throughout the year for the public in general and students in particular”.

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