The Birth of Antibiotics

Did you know that Alexander Fleming was not the only researcher involved in the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of penicillin? How important is the history of science in the teaching and learning of school science? How do we explore the world of microbes using simple kitchen equipment? 

Explore these questions in a live discussion with Rohini Karandikar and Subhojit Sen, the writers of The Birth of Antibiotics’ in i wonder magazine in May 2020. The session is moderated by Shiv Pandey. 

Rohini Karandikar was formerly a postdoctoral fellow at the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), TIFR, Mumbai, India. She now works as a curriculum and innovation manager at Curiosity Gym, Mumbai. 

Subhojit Sen is a scientist and educator at the UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences for the last seven years. Prior to this, he has held positions at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA and the Johns Hopkins University, USA for over 11 years. His interests lie in education research, developing model organisms, and epigenetic research of diseases and behaviour. 

Shiv Pandey works as a teacher educator at the Azim Premji Foundation and is part of the editorial committee of i wonder.