National Institute of Immunology Current Affairs - 2020

DBT and NII study: Transmission of chicken pox virus during pregnancy to child

The study of DBT and NII have found that women having chickenpox infection may transmit their infection to babies during their pregnancy. This stimulates babies’ immunity and protects them. A person being infected by the virus and treated gains immunity lifelong. This immunity is transferred to babies during pregnancy. Also, if a mother was vaccinated in Read More…

Chandrima Shaha: 1st woman President of Indian National Science Academy (INSA)

Renowned biologist Chandrima Shaha became first woman to get elected as President of Indian National Science Academy (INSA). She will head INSA from 2020 to 2022 after taking over as president from incumbent Ajay K. Sood. She was formerly Director of the National Institute of Immunology, Delhi. About Chandrima Shaha She is currently professor of Read More…