The Pune Knowledge Cluster (PKC) is happy to announce a webinar by Prof. Gagandeep Kang on 30th October 2021 at 5.00 pm on the topic- Prevention is Health and Wealth.
Please visit PKC website (https://pkc.org.in/programmes/talks/) to see the list of talks arranged and being arranged and our YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/PuneKnowledgeCluster/featured) to watch earlier lectures in this series.
Details of the webinar:
Speaker: Prof. Gagandeep Kang
Topic: Prevention is Health and Wealth
Date: 30th October, 2021
Time: 05:00 PM
About the speaker:
Professor Kang is Professor of Microbiology, at the Wellcome Trust Research Laboratory, Division of Gastrointestinal Sciences at the Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore. She has worked on the development and use of vaccines for rotaviruses, cholera and typhoid, conducting large studies to define burden, test vaccines and measure their impact. She also studies the consequences of enteric infections and has shown that infections in early life impact future growth and cognitive development. She has established a strong training program for students and young faculty in clinical translational medicine aiming to build a cadre of clinical researchers studying relevant problems in India.
She is the first Indian woman to be elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. She serves or has served on the scientific advisory or strategic committee of several national and international institutions, including the Wellcome Trust, UK, the DBT-Wellcome Trust India Alliance, the International Vaccine Institute, and the International Centers for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. She is Vice- Chair of the Board of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, and a Wellcome Trust nominated Board Member of Hilleman Laboratories, which is a partnership to support the development of affordable vaccines for low- and middle-income countries. She is a member of several advisory committees for the WHO, mainly related to research and the use of vaccines.