Executive Director, Prof Kang delivers special lecture at Vigyan Bhawan on National Science Day 2020

14 Jul 2020

Prof. Gagandeep Kang delivered a special talk titled "Preparedness, Response, and Research when Epidemics and News go vira"l at Vigyan Bhawan on 28th February 2020. The talk was organized to mark the National Science Day 2020 celebrations. The event was inaugurated by Honourable President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind and attended by the Minister of Science and Technology, Health and Family Welfare and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan and other dignitaries. The event was organized by the Department of Science and Technology. 


This is an important speech in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic, that has killed close to 3000 people across the globe. Prof. Kang is among the leading experts monitoring the progress of this outbreak closely being the Vice-Chair of the Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), the organization which is leading global efforts to develop a vaccine for the 2019-nCoV virus.


The press release for the talk can be found here: