Viruses and Humans: In Conversation with Prof Durga Rao

An online panel discussion on the topic “Viruses and Humans: living together in health and disease” will be held on June 12, 2021, at 5.00 pm, under the auspices of SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh. Prof C Durga Rao, a leading scientist in the field of Virology in India, will chair the session and elucidate on the history of humans and viruses being cohabitants. He is also the Associate Dean-Sciences, and School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SLASS), SRM University-AP.

Dr Rao, whose major research areas include Molecular Virology, Recombinant DNA technology, Vaccines and Diagnostics had been a professor and INSA Senior Scientist at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). Recently, he was interviewed by Eenadu newspaper on ‘Corona Virus and its Mutations’ and he encapsulated various methods to tackle the inevitable third wave of Covid-19. Dr Imran Pancha, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology Sciences, SRM- AP, and Revathi Balakrishnan, Assistant Director, Student Affairs, SRM-AP will join Dr Rao in the panel and discuss the benign viruses and the pathogenic viruses that influence the immune system of the human body.

All are cordially invited to this engrossing panel discussion.

To join the discussion:
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