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SCIENTOONS AND SCIENTOONICS IN ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP PROGRAM IN BANGALORE

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It was probably the month of august 2011 when I got a call from Siddharth who said he is calling from M.S. University, Baroda. He said to me that can I deliver a lecture in the FOOTPRINTS 2012, a technical festival in the month of February 24-26, 2012, organized by the students of engineering faculty. I wanted to see this nice and historical city of Gujrat I checked my diary and then told him that yes I can. He further told me that FOOTPRINTS will take care of my to and fro airfare and local hospitality.

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Pradeep K. Srivastava, the creator of scientoons has lent his support to the Research Cooperative in a brief posting at Science for Humanity.

The www.scientoon.com website tells us that:

"Scientoons are the cartoons, based on science. They not only make you smile and laugh but also provide information about new researches, subjects and concepts in a simple, understandable and interesting way."

I recommend members of this group to visit the Scientoon website and see! They did make me smile, though I do wish that minor changes could made in the English texts, here and there.

I visited Scientoon.com and browsed the gallery.
One of the scientoons that especially caught my attention was this one:
Synthetic Cell

This led me to search for news articles on the subject of Synthetic Biology.
Here is one of those articles (from the BBC, dated May 20, 2010):
Artificial Life Breakthrough - BBC

So, then, I thought I'd see if there are videos on this subject on YouTube.
Yes, there are many YouTube videos on this the subject of Synthetic Biology.
For example, here is one: "Introduction to Synthetic Biology" (57:13) - Andrew Hessel
(video uploaded November 7, 2009).
Introduction to Synthetic Biology (video)

















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Scientoons in Gardi Genius Youth Fiesta 2012

Rajkot, Gujrat

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Sri Sri Ravi Shanakr Ji, announces to give Rs 100,000 donation to Help Wild Life Foundation

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