With improved strategies to fight, prevent, and treat COVID-19 being the need of the hour, many Indian institutes and universities have redirected their research activities towards meeting this challenge. Suchibrata provides a glimpse into how various researchers at one such institute, the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune, are contributing to this effort through innovative research solutions.
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is the largest publicly funded R&D organization in the country. We spoke to Dr. Shekhar C. Mande, the Director General, about CSIR’s role in the COVID-19 crisis. In this “as told to” article, Dr. Mande outlines the various strategies and efforts being undertaken in CSIR labs to combat the pandemic.