Bangalore Life Sciences Cluster (BLiSc) Science Café

Science is not only the passion of scientists. As a subject, it engages, instructs, and shares with anyone who displays a sincere curiosity and a willingness to know more about the life within us, the world around us, and beyond. Science, as we are discovering, cannot be confined within the hallowed halls of institution, either. It needs to find its place in society, pull up a chair, and start conversations.


At the Bangalore Life Sciences Cluster, we are more committed than ever to taking our science into the city with various initiatives that allow interactions with the general public and our local communities. We want to share our science with you and in a setting that is less rigid and structured, more informal and colloquial; spaces that are social, places where you’d meet up to catch a show, grab a coffee, or listen to a performance.


To this end, we are excited to bring you the Science Café: a monthly series of curated science talks by scientists associated with the Bangalore Life Sciences Cluster. These talks will come to your neighborhood cafés, bookstores, performance spaces, parks, and activity centres in Bengaluru.


We are currently populating our calendar for the year and finalizing venues, but we have five exciting speakers lined up already and they are prepping for this unique platform we have created.


Share the news, join the conversation on social media, and be part of our movement to bring our science into the city.


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BLiSc Science Café schedule for 2019

Date & Time Speaker Topic Venue
Sat, 11/02/2019 - 15:00 Dr Srikala Raghavan Getting Under Our Skin Bangalore International Centre
Sun, 10/20/2019 - 11:00 Dr Aditi Bhattacharya Diseased and "Normal" Brains The Studio by LVDS-Cooke Town
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 11:00 Arjun Kamdar BLiSC Science Cafe Special Edition: Sci-Comm'erce The Hub, Infantry Road
Sun, 08/25/2019 - 11:00 Prof. Sudhir Krishna Viruses & Vaccines Urban Solace, Ulsoor
Sat, 07/20/2019 - 11:00 Nachiket Deval (Co-founder Coeo Labs, C-CAMP) Rethinking medical devices for the developing world Champaca Bookstore, Library & Cafe
Sun, 06/09/2019 - 11:00 Dr Arjun Guha Stem cells: mysterious agents that heal our bodies MyBoTree, Koramangala, Bangalore
Sun, 05/26/2019 - 16:00 BLiSc Science Cafe: Mysore Special Diseases of the brain / Invisible Killers Suruchi Rangamane, Kuvempu Nagara, Mysore
Sun, 05/12/2019 - 11:30 Prof Gaiti Hasan Big answers from small brains The Humming Tree
Sat, 04/13/2019 - 11:00 Taslimarif Saiyed Innovate to Accelerate Just Be Cafe, Sadashivnagar
Sun, 03/24/2019 - 11:00 Sanjay Sane (NCBS) A state-of-the-art look at insect Flight with Dr Sanjay Sane The Arts Village
Sun, 02/24/2019 - 11:00 Dr Ganesh Bagler (IIIT-Delhi) The emerging data science of food, flavours, and health Jus’Trufs Chocolatiers Company (Jakkur)
Sun, 01/13/2019 - 11:00 Prof. Upinder Singh Bhalla (NCBS) Intelligence - do our brains have it? Do our machines have it? Do we need to worry? Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices (Lal Bagh)