IIT Jodhpur workshop on Desert Ecosystem Sciences; Apply by July 30th, 2021

IIT Jodhpur workshop on Desert Ecosystem Sciences; Apply by July 30th, 2021


Department of Bioscience & Bioengineering, IIT Jodhpur is organizing a workshop on "DESIGNS from the Thar - Desert Ecosystem Innovations Guided by Natural Selection" Desert Ecosystem Sciences on July 31st, 2021 in collaboration with the Jodhpur City Knowledge and Innovation Cluster.




  • Why desert ecosystem sciences?
  • Jodhpur City Knowledge and Innovation Cluster – Nucleating synergistic initiative
  • Understanding deserts: Why a geologist’s perspective matters to bioscientists & bioengineers?
  • The invisible desert ecosystem: Mining for microbes in the desert
  • Bioinspired solutions: Desert insights
  • Nano-based herbal drug delivery systems: Desert perspectives
  • Environmental sustainability and indigenous tribal outlook
  • Citizen science for Thar ecosystem: IIT initiative
  • Diseases of the desert
  • Desert sciences: Insights from Ayurveda
  • Telemedicine-based software solutions and mobile apps for the desert ecosystem
  • Cultural Imaginaries of Desert Ecosystems: Postcolonial Ecologies in the Anthropocene




  • Dr. Santanu Chaudhury, Director, IIT Jodhpur (Affordable technology & outreach)
  • Mr. Pradip Krishen, Architect of Rao Jodha Rock Garden (Ecological restoration)
  • Dr. Kuldeep Singh, Dean, Academics, AIIMS Jodhpur (Diseases specific to the Thar)
  • Dr. Abhimanyu Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Rajasthan, Ayurved University, Jodhpur (Ayurveda solutions to desert diseases)
  • Dr. Arun Sharma, Director, National Institute for Implementation Research on Non-Communicable Diseases, Jodhpur (Environmental Health in desert ecoregions)
  • Dr. Ajay Agarwal, IIT Jodhpur (Sensors & drones for desert applications)
  • Dr Apurba Bera, RRSC -ISRO (Remote sensing)  Moderator: Dr. Mitali Mukerji, IIT Jodhpur


Workshop Date: 

  • July 31st, 2021


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