Women Nobel Laureates - Should we be Surprised? (Appreciation Session)

Why is it that even in the 21st century, we see headlines such as 'woman scientist', 'woman banker', women leaders? A single session - this GenWise Appreciation Session is an opportunity to better understand and appreciate the role of gender - if any - in people's accomplishments.


7 November 2020


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About the Course

GenWise Appreciation Session: 1 Session Only

Ages 13+ (incl Adults)

Why is it that even in the 21st century, we see headlines such as 'woman scientist', 'woman banker', women leaders? Are you surprised that there are several women among Nobel Prize winners this year? Does gender have anything to do with the nature of people's accomplishments? Join us as we look to science to help us find ways to understand and address some of these questions.

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The Nobel Prize

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna “for the development of a method for genome editing”. Since Charpentier and Doudna discovered the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors in 2012 their use has exploded. The genetic scissors have taken the life sciences into a new epoch and, in many ways, are bringing the greatest benefit to humankind.

About our Facilitator:

Rachit is an electronics engineer who has been designing analog circuits for the past decade. His work experience includes Cosmic Circuits and Cadence Design Systems (which acquired Cosmic Circuits), on the design of integrated circuits for audio codecs, serial interfaces, and phase locked loops amongst other things. He likes to spend his time on reading, understanding audio, building speakers, music, and sports.

Rachit has a Masters degree from the Centre For Electronic Design And Technology at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.

Muralidhar (aka Murali) is senior mentor and course designer at GenWise with 20+ years of experience in the social sector. In addition to delivering Vocational Training to young adults, he is currently responsible for design, manufacturing and marketing operations at a traditional handicraft (wooden toys) enterprise near Bengaluru. Murali has also delivered training and professional development programs for secondary science teachers and 'making' skills to "gifted students" for around 4 years.

Murali has a bachelor's degree in Engineering from IIT Madras.