Talk 9 of 10
Sreyashi Basu presents Micro-Talks: A novel approach towards raising awareness of Tuberculosis amongst children in a low income setting.
Sreyashi is a recent graduate from University College London, receiving her bachelors in Immunology and Infection. After graduation, she travelled to her hometown Kolkata, to set up a TB awareness initiative from scratch. Using traditional art techniques Sreyashi aimed to tackle the stigma and misconceptions surrounding tuberculosis in India amongst the local community. Given the completion of this project, she will be returning to London this autumn to pursue a Masters degree in the Control of Infectious diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She looks forward to exploring her passion for science communication through multimedia video and the arts, alongside her postgraduate studies.
Micro-Talks is a new seminar series spearheaded by the ECS committee, and aims to be a platform to highlight the work of ECS members.
Talks will be 15 minutes long and targeted at a broad microbiology audience. It will be hosted as a webinar with a Q&A session afterwards, both of these will then be available to view on the SfAM website for the week (and will later be added to our archive of talks).
You can find out more about the Joi Hok! initiative, as well as Sreyashi's other outreach activities at some of the following links: