Previous Seasons

Take a look at our previous seasons and episodes, and find access to all our slides/material here!

Season 6:

experimental techniques With PHD SCHOLARS and Postdocs

In Season 6, we had sessions that went beyond biology and into primatology, polymers and DNA Replication!

Our guest scientists were PhD scholars and postdoctoral researchers from India and across the world. Many thanks to them for sharing their research with us!

List of Season 6 sessions and access to slides/material

  1. Talk To A Scientist About Becoming A Scientist

  2. Talk To A Scientist About Primatology (with Virendra Mathur, University of Toronto, Canada)

  3. Talk To A Scientist About COVID-19 Vaccines (with Dr. Gagandeep Kang)

  4. Talk To A Scientist About Zebrafish (with Samatha Mathew, CSIR-IGIB, New Delhi, India)

  5. Talk To A Scientist About Computational Medicine Discovery (with Sohini Chakraborti, IISc, Bangalore, India)

  6. Talk To A Scientist About Studying Orchids (with Arshpreet Kaur, Panjab University, India)

  7. Talk To A Scientist About Polymers (with Vidhika Damani, University of Delaware, USA)

  8. Talk To A Scientist About Black Holes (with Dr. Abhijit Borkar, Czech Academy of Science, Czech Republic)

  9. Talk To A Scientist About The Science of You (DNA and Heredity)

  10. Talk To A Scientist About DNA Replication (hands-on activity using paper, nuts and bolts to build a model)

Season 5:

beyond Stem: science in everyday life

In Season 5, we had sessions that went beyond biology and into computer science, space, cartography!

Other sessions included science in the kitchen, science in the medicine cabinet, science of heredity (where we drew pedigree charts).

In our cartography session, we 'mapped' our immediate surroundings!

Many thanks to the guest scientists who helped us expand our realm!

List of Season 5 sessions and access to slides/material

  1. Talk To A Scientist About Science in the Medicine Cabinet

  2. Talk To A Scientist About Science in Space (with Aryan Mishra)

  3. Talk To A Scientist About Science in the Kitchen

  4. Talk To A Scientist About Science in Popular Media

  5. Talk To A Scientist About Diatoms and Water Pollution (with Dr. Karthick Balasubramanian)

  6. Talk To A Scientist About Hydra and Animal Evolution (with Dr. Surendra Ghaskadbi)

  7. Talk To A Scientist About The Internet (with Dr. Manu Awasthi)

  8. Talk To A Scientist About Respiration

  9. Talk To A Scientist About The Science of You (DNA and Heredity)

  10. Talk To A Scientist About Cartography (hands-on activity with Dr. Devayani Khare)

Season 4:

Science Relevant to young health

In Season 4, we had sessions dedicated to young health!

We covered a whole range of topics from wounds and fractures, sleep, the importance of physical exercise, the body's matrix, allergies and more!

In of our sessions we had over 100 participants, with #100 trending in the chat window!

In our hands-on session, our young minds did a 'real experiment' related to body temperature, and we crowd sourced all the data and displayed it live!

List of Season 4 sessions and access to slides/material

  1. Talk To A Scientist About Wounds and Fractures

  2. Talk To A Scientist About Vaccines

  3. Talk To A Scientist About Allergies

  4. Talk To A Scientist About How do we Smell? (with Dr. Radhika Vaishnav)

  5. Talk To A Scientist About the Microbiome

  6. Talk To A Scientist About Our Body's Matrix (with Dr. Nagaraj Balasubramanian)

  7. Talk To A Scientist About Sleep

  8. Talk To A Scientist About Physical Exercise

  9. Talk To A Scientist About Sunlight and Vitamin D (with Dr. Vivek Patwardhan)

  10. Talk To A Scientist About How we maintain Body Temperature (hands-on activity)

Season 3:

Science Relevant to India

In Season 3, we learnt all about science relevant to India and the great research being done by scientists in India!

Through our sessions, we took a look at historical Indian medicine, tuberculosis and more.

We hosted inspiring Indian scientists as guests who introduced us to the science of studying Indian peafowls, dogs, tiger conservation and advances in medical biotechnology in India.

In our hands-on session, our young minds identified spiders from their homes with our guest scientist!

List of Season 3 sessions and access to slides/material

  1. Talk To A Scientist About History of Indian Science

  2. Talk To A Scientist About the Indian Peafowl (with Dr. Dhanashree Paranjpe)

  3. Talk To A Scientist About Historical Indian Medicine

  4. Talk To A Scientist About Malaria and India (with Dr. Shruthi Vembar)

  5. Talk To A Scientist About Tuberculosis

  6. Talk To A Scientist About Medical Biotechnology (with Dr. Ashwini Kumar)

  7. Talk To A Scientist About Tiger Conservation (with Dr. Uma Ramakrishnan)

  8. Talk To A Scientist About Rabies and India

  9. Talk To A Scientist About Genetics of Skin Diversity (with Dr. Chandana Basu)

  10. Talk To A Scientist About Spiders (hands-on activity with Vena Kapoor)

Season 2:

Deep Dive into Science in the Lab

In Season 2, we took a 'deep dive into science in the lab' and discussed new and exciting topics, that our young minds do not encounter in school textbooks.

We learnt about bioluminescence, organ-on-a-chip, tissue culture, and the thrilling Antarctica expedition of one of our guest scientists!

We ended with a hands-on session where our young minds extracted DNA from a banana using hand sanitizer!

List of Season 2 sessions and access to slides/material

  1. Talk To A Scientist About Bioluminescence

  2. Talk To A Scientist About Memory (with Dr. Bhaktee Dongaonkar)

  3. Talk To A Scientist About Mini Organs in the Lab

  4. Talk To A Scientist About Microbes in Antarctica (with Dr. Avinash Sharma)

  5. Talk To A Scientist About Molecules in the Lab

  6. Talk To A Scientist About Developmental Biology (with Dr. Anup Padmanabhan)

  7. Talk To A Scientist About Human Cells in the Lab

  8. Talk To A Scientist About Immunology

  9. Talk To A Scientist About Animal Behaviour (with Dr. Anindita Bhadra)

  10. Talk To A Scientist About DNA Extraction (hands-on activity)

Season 1:

biology is all around us

In Season 1, we looked at how 'Science is all around us'.

We began the season by taking about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19 explained for young people). We also discussed biofilms, antibiotics, vaccines and even a session on how microbes help make food!

Our season ended with our young minds building microbial ecosystems in a jar or 'Winogradzsky columns', with soil, water, salt and newspaper!

List of Season 1 sessions and access to slides/material

  1. Talk To A Scientist About the Coronavirus

  2. Talk To A Scientist About Biofilms

  3. Talk To A Scientist About Antibiotics

  4. Talk To A Scientist About Vaccines

  5. Talk To A Scientist About Microbes and Food

  6. Talk To A Scientist About a Day in the Biology Lab

  7. Talk To A Scientist About Dengue Fever and the Indian Monsoon

  8. Talk To A Scientist About Science Hoaxes and Bust Them

  9. Talk To A Scientist About DNA and Heredity

  10. Talk To A Scientist About Winogradsky Columns (hands-on activity)