The Cell Press–TNQ India Distinguished Lectureship Series 2008

Featured Speaker: David Baltimore

David Baltimore, the co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1975 delivered the inaugural Cell Press-TNQ lectures between January 14 and January 18, 2008, in Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai.

  • Touring Infosys, Bangalore
  • Touring Infosys, Bangalore
  • At the Faculty Hall, IISc, Bangalore
  • At TNQ, Chennai
  • At the J.N. Tata Auditorium, Bangalore
  • Concluding lecture at CLRI, Chennai
  • With Mr. Kapil Sibal. Teen Murti Auditorium, Delhi
  • David Baltimore at Mahabalipuram, Chennai

He delivered the first lecture of the series on January 14 at the Teen Murti auditorium in New Delhi, did press and television interviews, met with policy makers, moved to Bangalore where he delivered two lectures, the first one on 'MicroRNAs in Inflammation and Cancer' at the J.N. Tata auditorium where he had 'the largest ever audience to hear a lecture about MicroRNA', followed by another lecture at the Faculty Hall of the Indian Institute of Science, visited the National Centre for Biological Sciences and Infosys in Bangalore, got into Chennai late on January 17, caught up with Mahabalipuram and his fascination for history early next morning, visited TNQ and watched us typeset and process one of his papers, delivered his final lecture of the tour later that afternoon at Triple Helix, the auditorium of the Central Leather Research Institute of Chennai and left India the same night. As Dr. Baltimore put it, 'It has been, although hectic, extremely rewarding..."

Thank you Dr. Baltimore.

Links to Related News and Articles

  • Helping immune system to 'do better and protect', Part 1 of an interview with the Nobel Laureate by R. Ramachandran in the Hindu, Jan 31, 2008
  • 'We're preparing for clinical trials' on melanoma, Part 2 of an interview with the Nobel Laureate by R. Ramachandran in the Hindu, Feb1, 2008
  • "GM food is a big opportunity...none of the questions raised about it are serious from a scientific point of view", transcript of the interview for NDTV 24 x 7 by Shekhar Gupta, which appeared as op-ed in Indian Express, February 4, 2008
  • David Baltimore interviewed by R. Ramachandran, Part 1 of a 2-part interview, in Frontline, February 14-29, 2008
  • "We instituted a modified open access policy", an interview with Lynne Herndon and Emilie Marcus of Cell Press, by Parvathi Menon in the Hindu, February 21, 2008