21-05-2020  Thursday


IMOTC Camp 2020 (Online)

Date: 01 to 29 May, 2020
Time: 10:00 - 17:30

Venue: Outside the Campus

Coordinator: Dr. Prithwijit De

IMOTC - International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp


Thursday Seminar on "Disinfectants, sanitizers and practices for creating safe living environment in COVID-19 period"

Date: 21 May, 2020
Time: 11:30 - 12:30

Venue: Outside the Campus

Coordinator: Dean's Office

  Webinar link: https://webinar.hbcse.tifr.res.in/b/ank-7zn-9kp

Mode of the seminar: Virtual Classroom Platform [HBCSE Webinar]


Dr. Ankush Gupta (HBCSE-TIFR), Mumbai


In this talk, I would first present an overview of research results available so far on inactivation of SARS- coronaviruses. Then I would talk about the properties of common disinfecting and sanitizing chemicals being used currently and safe practices to be followed and mistakes to avoid while using these chemicals. After looking at possibilities and effects of such chemicals on environment and human health, we would also look for long term thinking that needs to be cultivated to maintain healthy and safe environments in COVID-19 times.

This information may be particularly important for developing cleaning protocols for homes and shared working spaces in institutions.

All are welcome to attend.