THSTI hosts its second Open Day with NIPGR #IISF2018 #scienceoutreach
THSTI hosted the second Open Day with cluster partner NIPGR at THSTI on 28th September 2018 as a pre-event of the 4th India International Science Festival. Executive Director, Prof. Gagandeep Kang declared the institute open in her address to more than 200 students and faculty from two schools and five colleges from across NCR in her welcome speech. She introduced the young audience to THSTI underlining that the institutes mandate is to not only carry out basic research to avert public health challenges, but translate this knowledge to transform the diagnostic and therapeutic landscape in biomedical research. Noted columnist and author of Jal, Thal, Mal, Shri Sopan Joshi was the chief guest for the occasion. He also delivered the popular talk to mark the Open Day. He presented very lucidly the relationship between water, earth and faeces and conveyed why understanding this connectedness is pertinent to improve sanitation in India. The days highlight was the tour around laboratories of THSTI, Small Animal Facility and Biorepository, intermittent with demonstrations, interactive sessions with scientists and poster presentations.