KONGUNADU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS)
Institution Affiliated to Bharathiar University
G.N.Mills Post, Coimbatore - 641029, Tamil Nadu, INDIA
The Coimbatore Chapter has continued its efforts to popularise Science and foster a scientific temperament among the Scientist and Research members by involving them in a series of Workshops / Seminars / Lectures organised during the year 2008-2009.
The main activities which have been organised during the year under report are detailed below:
(i) Organised a Lecture on "Ethics and Biological Research" on 25th September 2008. A Magazine of the Department "Science News" was released by Dr.M.Aruchami, Convenor of the Local Chapter and Secretary & Director of the College.
(ii) With a view to highlight the importance of proper management and marketing practices in the pharma industry, a lecture on "Management and Marketing in Pharma Industry" was held on 29.9.2008. The Lecture highlighted various career options available to students in the Life Science Departments and the growing importance of Clinical Research within the Pharmaceutical Industry.
(iii) There was a Special Lecturer organised on the theme "Training as a Medical Microbiologist in England" on 28.11.2008 with experts in Medical Microbiology from the United Kingdom - Dr.Christopher Brightman and Ms.Jonesmith Brightman sharing their expertise and work experience in various hospitals in the United Kingdom.
(i) Introduction to Retrosynthetic Analysis on 12.8.2008.
(ii) X-ray Crystallography and its applications to small Molecules on 21.1.2009.
(iii) Applications of Lithium and Lithium-ion Batteries on 18.2.2009.