NIAS Public Lecture: "Scientoons and Scientoonics" by Dr. Pradeep Kumar Srivastava, JRD Tata Auditorium, NIAS, 1800hrs

National Institute of Advanced Studies

Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bengaluru 560012

As part of 

NIAS–DST Training Programme on

Science & Technology: Global Developments & Perspectives


Cordially invites you to a






 “Scientoons and Scientoonics”




Dr. Pradeep Kumar Srivastava

Former Dy. Director & Senior Principal Scientist,

Medicinal & Process Chemistry Division,

Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow


Chairperson: Prof. M Sai Baba, NIAS


Date:               Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Time:               6.00 PM (Coffee/Tea – 5.30 PM)

Venue:             JRD Tata Auditorium, NIAS


About the Speaker:- Dr. Pradeep Kumar Srivastava is the former Dy. Director & Senior Principal Scientist in the Medicinal and Process Chemistry Division of CSIR’s Central Drug Research Institute at Lucknow, India. He did his M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry and Ph.D. work from Kanpur University, UP. A scientist by profession, He has more than 36 years of R&D experience in synthetic and natural product chemistry. His area of expertise has been the technology development for the production of various drugs and drug intermediates, the latest of them being a drug from Turmeric to treat BRAIN STROKE.  He is the first person in the world to start a novel concept called “SCIENTOONS” a new class of cartoons, which are based on science, the father of SCIENTOONICS, a new branch of science communication, and the co-author of the book ‘Scientoonic Tel Tale of Genome and DNA’.  He was selected as the ACS Chemistry Ambassador by the American Chemical Society and the International Brand Ambassador for the Singapore based magazine "The Young Scientist".


His accolades include among others, "THE OUTSTANDING YOUNG PERSON OF INDIA" award given by Indian Junior Chamber whose Past winners include Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastry & P.T. Usha and  "THE OUTSTANDING YOUNG PERSON OF THE WORLD" award given by JUNIOR CHAMBER INTERNATIONAL (USA) which puts him on the same league as Jackie Chan and former US Presidents John F. Kennedy & Richard Nixon.  He has delivered more than 1238 invited lectures so far in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Turkey, China, Portugal, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, USA and Caribbean countries covering more than 31 different topics.


All are cordially invited

Tuesday, January 22, 2019