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Talk Biotech on Wednesdays (Episode 10: With Mr. Hari Krishna Saiju and Ms. Amira Dali)

Talk Biotech on Wednesdays (Episode 10: With Mr. Hari Krishna Saiju and Ms. Amira Dali)

This time we just finished our tenth episode of ‘Talk Biotech on Wednesdays’ successfully, organized in Martin Chautari on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, among the enthusiastic biotech graduates and scientists from different renowned organizations such as Kathmandu University, SAAN International, White House International and Department of Plant Resources (Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation, Nepal). ...



Talk Biotech on Wednesdays (Episode 9: With Mr. Shyam K Suwal)

Talk Biotech on Wednesdays (Episode 9: With Mr. Shyam K Suwal)

Amidst the First Anniversary Celebration, we also had the ninth episode of ‘Talk Biotech on Wednesdays’. On this episode, we were pleased to have Mr. Shyam K Suwal as our guest speaker. Mr. Suwal is a Doctorate student in food technology at Laval University, Cananda. Mr. Suwal shared the ongoing progress on his Doctorate study, titled “Separation ...



The First Anniversary Celebration

The First Anniversary Celebration

So soon, it has already been a year since we started to gather together and talk about Biotechnology, every last Wednesdays of  every month of the Gregorian calendar. It is all about young minds getting together and interacting with the experts about their interest and new topics. We were consistent at times, but also had to ...



Talk Biotech on Wednesdays (Episode 8: With Dr. Tribikram Bhattarai)

Talk Biotech on Wednesdays (Episode 8: With Dr. Tribikram Bhattarai)

Our Guest Speaker for the eighth episode of “Talk Biotech on Wednesdays” is Dr. Tribikram Bhattarai. Dr. Bhattarai was Former Head of Department at Central Department of Biotechnology, Tribhuvan University. He has obtained PhD degree in the field of Plant Physiology from University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany under the fellowship of German Academic Exchange Service ...



Talk Biotech on Wednesdays (Episode 7: With Dr. Bishnu P Pandey)

Talk Biotech on Wednesdays (Episode 7: With Dr. Bishnu P Pandey)

The Guest Speaker for the seventh episode of “Talk Biotech on Wednesdays” was Dr. Bishnu Prasad Pandey. Dr. Pandey is actively involved in Enzyme Biocatalysis research at Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Seoul National University, South Korea. He has obtained a Ph.D. degree and also a post doctorate from the same University. Dr. ...



Talk Biotech on Wednesdays (Episode 6: With Mr. Jiwan Prasad Rijal)

Talk Biotech on Wednesdays (Episode 6: With Mr. Jiwan Prasad Rijal)

As we hosted one episode after the other, our speakers talked on Plants and Agriculture, discussed on Public Health and  about Microbes and Biotechnology. Where else Biotechnology is being really used?? (Clue: Criminologists, in today’s world, take  advantage of the uniqueness of an individual’s DNA to answer various questions such as paternity/maternity testing and/or placing a suspect at a ...



Talk Biotech on Wednesdays (Episode 5: With Dr. Pramod Aryal)

Talk Biotech on Wednesdays (Episode 5: With Dr. Pramod Aryal)

Nepal is an agricultural country and more than 80% of the population relies on agriculture for sustainability. No matter how far we go in terms of cutting edge technology and development, one fact remains intact –“Everybody needs food for survival”. Farmers are the base for the food pyramid. But the scenario is different since few years – most ...



Talk Biotech on Wednesdays (Episode 4: With Mr. Dibesh Karmacharya)

Talk Biotech on Wednesdays (Episode 4: With Mr. Dibesh Karmacharya)

On May 25, 2012, we were back with yet another episode of “Talk Biotech on Wednesdays”. Our speaker for the fourth episode of “Talk Biotech on Wednesdays” was  Mr. Dibesh Karmacharya. Mr. Karmacharya is the International Director at Center for Molecular Dynamics Nepal (CMDN) and Executive Director at Intrepid Nepal Pvt Ltd (INPL). He was able ...



Talk Biotech on Wednesdays (Episode 1: With Dr. Mukunda Ranjit)

Talk Biotech on Wednesdays (Episode 1: With Dr. Mukunda Ranjit)

The first episode of  ’Talk Biotech on Wednesdays’, held on February 1, 2012, was an informative discourse for biotechnology enthusiasts of  Kathmandu Valley. The informal discourse introduced the members of biotechnology community with each other. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZNl0f_Bqow&w=556&rel=0] The program started with the brief introduction of the team, its working protocol and objectives by Prajjwal Rajbhandari. Mr. ...



Talk Biotech on Wednesdays (Episode 2: With Dr. Sameer Mani Dixit)

Talk Biotech on Wednesdays (Episode 2: With Dr. Sameer Mani Dixit)

The second episode of ‘Talk Biotech on Wednesday’, held on February 29, 2012, was healthy discussion session and real help in understanding  the benefits, difficulties and possibilities of use of biotechnology in the medical and public health sector . This episode was focused on the biomedical research, taking into account,  the interest of  participants of our previous episode. ...



Talk Biotech on Wednesdays (Episode 3: With Dr. Anjana Singh)

Talk Biotech on Wednesdays (Episode 3: With Dr. Anjana Singh)

March is Women’s History Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women. In this episode, we acknowledged the strength of women in the field of biotechnology. Our Guest Speaker for the third episode was Dr. Anjana Singh. Dr. Singh is the Professor of Microbiology at Central Department of Microbiology, Tribhuvan University. She ...



Biotech Graduates Profile 2013

Biotech Graduates Profile 2013

This presentation gives an insight on the current status of biotech graduates from Nepal. The bitter fact presented here - More than 60% graduates prefer going abroad for studies. But, on the positive side, for a developing country like ours, this “migration” (if temporarily) helps in tax-less import of the knowledge and expertise, later on, in the field of Biotechnology, ...



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Team Up and Talk About Biotechnology – Introductory Video

Team Up and Talk About Biotechnology – Introductory Video

It has already been a year since we began. Overall, it was a great year for the team! Here, we present you with an introductory video of “Team Up and Talk About Biotechnology”. Thanks to Chhāproma Studios for the production of this video. [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3oIpmfgN3M&w=556&rel=0]