DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance

Sarah Iqbal

2020 Science Engagement (Falling Walls Engage)

Dr Sarah Iqbal trained as a researcher in Life Sciences and is currently an independent science engagement consultant in India. Sarah holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford, UK, and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Scripps Research Institute, USA, before joining the Indian science funding agency, DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance (India Alliance) as their Communications and Public Engagement Lead.

Sarah is currently working as an independent consultant at the newly formed not-for-profit, Foundation for Advancing Science and Technology (FAST-India) in New Delhi, and serving as a strategic adviser to the India Science Festival.

Sarah is interested in exploring pathways to build capacity in science engagement in India and developing creative, inclusive and participatory tools and approaches to enable public and policy engagement with science towards building an equitable, healthy and sustainable future.

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Superheroes Against Superbugs

India (New Delhi)

Launched in 2018, Superheroes Against Superbugs (SaS) is a public engagement initiative partnering with young people to raise public awareness and promote citizen and policy action on antibiotic resistance in India.

SaS is a novel and unique effort where school children have been made creative partners in the fight against this century’s biggest health threat. We combine innovative science education and public engagement approaches to ensure that the project not only empowers young children with scientific knowledge but equips them with tools to use this knowledge to promote awareness and action in their sphere of influence.

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