Talk Biotech on Wednesdays (Episode 1: With Dr. Mukunda Ranjit)
The first episode of "Talk Biotech on Wednesdays" was held on February 1, 2012 at Martin Chautari, Thapathali. The Guest Speaker for this episode was Dr. Mukunda Ranjit. Dr. Ranjit is the Department Chair of Biotechnology at SANN International College. He is also the president of Nepal Biotechnology Association (NBA) and one of the promoters for the National Biotechnology Center, the Government of Nepal is planning to establish. "Talk Biotech on Wednesdays" is a monthly open discussion session that will cover various topics related to Biotechnology: Current Status in Nepal, Developments and Future Plans. Also, the program aims to bring the students, scientific and research community and interested people together for regular discussions so that everybody gets a common ground of information on biotechnology.The guest speakers are people actively involved in various biotechnological fields in Nepal, motivating personalities with various backgrounds - Academicians, Researchers, Industrialists, Entrepreneurs, etc. The speaker's talk will be followed by discussions - questions from the public and answers from the speaker. "Talk Biotech on Wednesdays" is organized by "Team Up and Talk About Biotechnology" (http://talkbiotech.org/), a youth forum formed based on the thoughts conceived by the team of Ganesh Shah, Sameer Mani Dixit, Prajwal Rajbhandari, Aagat Awasthi, Manisha Bista, Ramesh Parajuli, Pravat Raj Dhakal, Bigyan Rimal, Prabesh Shrestha, Kiran Adhikari, Megh Raj Bhatt and Bishnu Joshi.