About Us

Genetiks4u is an IOG Outreach program dedicated to advancing scientific literacy, with a special focus on genetic literacy, as it is essential for informed public decision-making. Our team of Scientists and Comics committed to identifying and promoting the key components of genetic literacy. We understand that traditional textbook-based learning can often be less interactive and engaging. To address this, Genetiks4u employs a FUN-LEARNING approach using comic formats, which we believe is ideal for educating youth and wider audiences about genetics. Our innovative method not only makes learning about genetics more engaging but also encourages active participation through small, related experiments. Through the Genetiks4u program, we aim to spark genetic knowledge and create an environment where learning is both enjoyable and educational. Join us in our mission to enhance genetic literacy and empower informed decision-making within our communities.

There is the need to have an enlightened citizenry, people who are aware of the nature of science, who use the scientific approach in their decision-making. (Ebert, 1993)

Teaching genetics at the school level can be challenging but is achievable with the right approach and resources.

Passive Teaching

The teaching of genetics in schools put students in passive position (only listening and writing) and students may lack interest in this system due to absence of active engagement..

At HighSchool level

School students of class 9-12, have limited experiments related to human genetics in the curriculum.

Teaching genetics at the school level can be challenging but is achievable with the right approach and resources

Images and Visuals

Our idea is to create visual/graphic representation of knowledge that is easier to remember and is engaging.

Hands-on

We are addressing to Kinesthetic learning style through “hands-on” learning. This allows students to become comfortable with the concepts. Experiencing the skills of research will hopefully motivate them to take research as their careers.

Project objectives TO MAKE genetics more interesting

Teaching the concepts of genetics with Comics and hands-on activities to school students in a way that they understand and identify with.

To create resource of reading material which combines images with text.

Glimpse of our Project

As part of IndiaBioscience outreach program Dr.chandana Basu Visited Hyderabad school

Genetiks4u Popper

A glimpse of genetiks4u - Genetiks4U is an outreach project, funded by IndiaBioscience and is an effort to bring concepts of genetics to school children (Grade 9-12) through comics, story telling and hands on experiments. This is a collaborative effort of scientists Dr Chandana Basu and Dr Garima Jain at Banaras Hindu University and Ms Nandini Chilkam at Learnwith comics. Together, they form crew-X (women in STEM) bringing genetics approachable and understandable to school children.

Contact Us

Centre for Genetic Disorders
Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi -221005

If you wish to conduct a GENETIKS4U workshop/STEM activity at your school or institute or have any questions, please write to us at genetiks4u@gmail.com.

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Ebook

Here is what we created, a handbook featuring all our comics in every language.
E-book name - Genetics Odyssey: genetics concepts through comics

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The workshop was very interesting and knowledgeable. It helps to understand difficult concepts easily through various models.

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I learnt something about myself which I am possessing and that's the reason I love biology.

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I liked about how easily you taught us about base pairing by that activity.

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It was well presented and explained very well.

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The cross word puzzle was amazing.

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I liked many things like how creative is the idea to teach students about base pairing by some jellies and toothpick and I am also amazed by the idea of ncert in comic version. I am really excited for it🤩🤩

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Candy DNA pairing was fascinating.. I mean I haven't even think like that before.

Frequently Asked Questions

Lets make learning fun

Yes, all the resources generated are free and you can download them.

If you wish to contribute to genetiks4u please write to us at genetiks4u@gmail.com

If you wish us to conduct an offline/online workshop, please contact us at genetiks4u@gmail.com

No, school doesn’t have to pay for the workshop.

The content is designed specifically for Grade 9-12 , however if you wish us to share the resources or train your teachers, it is possible. They can also use our resources.
 

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Our Team

The CREW X- Women in STEM

Dr Chandana Basu

Wellcome Trust DBT India Alliance ECF Centre for Genetic Disorders, BHU

Dr.Garima Jain

Malviya Postdoctoral Fellow Centre for Genetic Disorders, BHU

Nandini Chilakam

Co-founder
Learnwithcomics