Join us in our curated Indo-Swiss session with experts involved in breaking down the science behind the pandemic to the public.

From challenges in clearly explaining the science behind the pandemic, to information sources that can be considered credible, there is a lot to understand about the impact of Covid-19 on the practice of science communication and reporting.

Our curated Indo-Swiss panel will delve into firsthand insights and experiences from those behind communicating about the pandemic. The session will also unveil results of our global study as we aim to gain insights on how science communication and science journalism communities across various countries perceive and understand the influence of Covid-19 on science outreach and reporting, on communication to decision-makers and the general public, and the impact it will have on their work going forward.



H.E Ambassador Dr Ralf Heckner, Embassy of Switzerland to India and Bhutan, New Delhi

Presentation of survey results:

Sebastien Hug, CEO & Consul General, swissnex India


Dr. Shailesh Nayak, Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore


Prof. Gagandeep Kang, Professor of Microbiology, Wellcome Trust Research Laboratory, Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

Dr. Sandhya Koushika, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India

Sandhya Ramesh, Senior Editor, Science, ThePrint India

Prof. Mike Schäfer, Professor of Science Communication, Department of Communication and Media Research, the University of Zürich, Switzerland

This event will be held in English.





CovidSciCom is a global study involving practitioners and experts across India, Switzerland and US, in collaboration with the swissnex network in India and Boston, Science et Cite and Swiss Academies in Switzerland, and the National Institute of Advanced Studies in India.