The 4th India International Science Festival 2018 (IISF 2018) was organized by Ministry of Science and Technology with other partners from 5-8 October in Lucknow, India. ICGEB New Delhi was present in force.
ICGEB Director-General, Mauro Giacca, was the main guest at the Panel discussion on the topic “Opportunities for Career Development”. His session was greatly appreciated by
A Mega Science Expo was also organised as a separate event. The ICGEB stand at the EXPO witnessed huge participation by scientists, students and experts from across the country. In particular, the Science Quiz at the ICGEB stall was a great success among students. The stand was very popular and provided information to the participants about ICGEB Fellowships, Workshops and available and commercialised technologies.
IISF-2018 was attended by more than 10,000 people, with more than 22,000 registering. Two major Guinness World Records were set; one of which was a World Record for the successful attempt to “isolate DNA” by 550 students from years 8-10.
IISF 2018 was a great success and a great vehicle for the ICGEB to make participants aware of its scientific strength.