Contribute to Calamity Relief Fund

Several parts of Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra are inundated by floods. This has gravely affected life and property across. The respective governments need your support in reconstructing and restoring life back to normalcy. We encourage you to do your bit by contributing to any of these funds:

Government of India | Karnataka | Kerala | Maharashtra

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Vignesh Narayan H



I am a molecular biologist, with a passion for science communication. My main interests in research involve studying bacterial pathogens and the strategies they employ to adapt to their host environment. I am a great fan of synthetic biology, and do a lot of molecular tweaking to understand basic signalling mechanisms of cells.

I believe that all science is logic and common sense and can be communicated in such a way that anyone who reads can understand. Jargon and rhetoric have been invented by people who like to feel important (some jargon is useful though). I love listening to people talking about their own research as much as I love talking about mine (well, almost!).

On my free time, I write fiction and travel. I am partway through writing my own novel and am paranoid about the fine line between being influenced by literature and plagiarizing literature!

Currently, I am at the fag end of my PhD, contribute regularly to Azim Premji University's magazine 'I Wonder' and work for you guys!

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