Who are we ?
The hosts of the show are involved in researching microbiology and have been involved in creating online content for a longtime and we know how information matters. If you want to really know about us, you should listen to our show. Meanwhile here is a brief intro about ourselves.
I am Sagar Aryal, a passionate Microbiologist and the Scientific Blogger. I did my Master’s Degree in Medical Microbiology and currently working as a Teaching Assistant at St. Xavier’s College, Kathmandu, Nepal. I am particularly interested in research related to Medical Microbiology and Virology.
While I was studying, I started a microbiology-based blog (www.microbiologyinfo.com), which has proved to be very popular. I thought I could expand on this and considered starting a magazine or a journal, but I was worried that I was too young to start them both myself! With some help from my professors and others at the college, I started the online magazine Microbiology World in 2013. The magazine is published bi-monthly and publishes write-ups and short communications, often by undergraduate and postgraduate students.
After the magazine, I had the idea of starting a scientific journal so that people like us from low-income countries also get chance to publish their research. In 2014, I started the International Journal of Microbiology and Allied Sciences (IJOMAS), an online journal that comes out quarterly and SXC Journal of Science and Technology (official journal of St. Xavier’s College), a bi-annual print journal which just published its first issue in May 2016, where I work as Managing Editor.
Thinking leads to activity, and activity leads to discovery. The getting the unknown thing into known is how all about science communication. The discovery of any research we mean it when we read the articles of great discoveries. The words, the steps of thinking and bringing the hard work into light, are all about holding the story towards the common people. It is the cable which joins the research and the people who reads it.
I am an individual Science Communicator. It is all about, picking up great stories of research, communicating scientists from different aspect of science background, taking interviews and highlighting them before readers. Sounds easy! Quite easy when you know the importance of science and how communicators do to seed the importance of it. A small research doesn’t remain too small, a big research sounds interesting and the artifacts are designed to confront the beauty of science. This is how a science communicator believes in science.
Dr. Sridhar Rao PN
I am a medical microbiologist with twenty years of experience in teaching microbiology to medical and dental students. I also work in the clinical diagnostic laboratory attached to the teaching hospital. I am running an online medical microbiology learning portal since 2006. I am also running a microbiology video channel on YouTube. I enjoy programming and used it develop bacterial identification applications. I also blog on various topics in microbiology and immunology. I believe that science is all about questioning why and how and unless we do that, we won’t discover anything new. I also believe that knowledge must be shared and technology must be used to reach out.
Varun C N
Coming from a Microbiology and Immunology background, with an added interest in cell biology, that is how I could describe myself. I completed my masters (M.Sc MLT- Microbiology and Immunology) from Manipal university and subsequently got into teaching. Once into teaching experience, realized that there is a lot to learn always. The best way to learn is to teach and explore challenging questions. Thinking about a concept is a stimulating journey. Ask questions, find answers and then ask more questions. What is being learnt through the process is so satisfying and that is how I got into blogging.
Currently, I’m pursuing research in PNI (Psycho-Neuro-Immunology), studying immunological issues in schizophrenia patients.
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