Siddharth Kankaria

Communications & Program Coordinator, Simons Centre for the Study of Living Machines, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Reseaech, India
Member, Scientific Committee & Co-Chair, DEIA Sub-Committee, The Network for the Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST)
Siddharth Kankaria works at the intersection of science communication research, practice, and teaching in India, with a special interest in developing intersectional science engagement practices for the Global South.
Siddharth currently works as the Communications & Program Coordinator at NCBS Bangalore and is the founder of SciCommSci Club. He holds a BS (Research) in Biology from the Indian Institute of Science, an MSc in Science Communication and Public Engagement from the University of Edinburgh, UK, and more than 8 years of work experience in the fields of science communication and public engagement with science.
Siddharth spends his time exploring the research-practice-teaching continuum within science engaement; contributing to mentorship, capacity-building & DEIA efforts; and building policy, infrastructure and communities of practice around science-society interfaces. He can be reached at siddharthk[at]ncbs[dot]res[dot]in or on most social media platforms at @SiddhrthKnkaria.
The Craft of Science Communciation | 5-day workshop at BLiSC India | Summer 2019 |
Fundamentals of Science Communication | 1 credit course at IIT Gandhinagar | Summer 2022
Fundamentals of Science Communication | 2 credit course at NCBS Bangalore | Fall 2022 |
Connecting Science and Society | Course and project module for the Lodha Genius Program at Ashoka Univeristy | Summer 2023 |
Ghassemi, M., Birhane, A., Bilal, M., Kankaria, S., Malone, C., Mollick, E., & Tustumi, F. (2023). ChatGPT one year on: who is using it, how and why?. Nature, 624(7990), 39-41.
Kankaria, S., Chakraborty, A., & Manna, A. (2023). Making Knowledge Visible: Artisans, Craftsmen, Printmakers, and the Knowledge Sharing Practices of 19th-Century Bengal. In Race and Sociocultural Inclusion in Science Communication (pp. 222-238). Bristol University Press.
Kankaria, S. (2023). Making a case for an Indian SciComm conference: Reflections from PCST 2023, IndiaBioscience website. Jul 10, 2023.
Duca, E., Klinkert, A., Cutajar, C., Rea, H., & Kankaria, S. (2021). Mentor, mentees & public engagement. 16th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference (PCST 2020+1), Virtual Global Conference, 26-28 May 2021.
Kankaria, S. (2021). ‘Visible’ but not yet ‘Celebrities’: The Case of Indian Scientists during COVID-19. 16th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference (PCST 2020+1), Virtual Global Conference, 26-28 May 2021.
Kankaria, S. & Manna, A. (2021). An Inclusive History of Science Communication. Lifeology University SciComm Program, Lifeology Inc.
Kankaria, S., Basha, C. B., Singh, V., Champak, S., Kapoor, Y., Anam, Z., Kaushik, A. K., Khan, F. (2020). Policy Recommendations for Strengthening Indian SciComm, SciCommSci Club and Science Policy Forum.
Bhatter, N., Roy, R., Shah, S., Sastry, S. P., Parbin, S., Iyappan, R., Kankaria, S. & Rajyaguru, P. I. (2019). Arginine methylation augments Sbp1 function in translation repression and decapping. The FEBS journal, 286(23), 4693-4708.
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