Mog Sundays with Professor Savita Kerkar

On Sunday, 8th December, the Museum of Goa will host Professor Savita Kerkar of Goa University sas part of their weekly MOG SUNDAYS series. The talk will be held from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, including her presentation and discussion afterwards. The title of the talk is titled, ‘Warm Encounters at the Freezing North Pole’ and will be covering her recent stay in the Arctic.

Having represented India in the third Arctic Expedition in 2009, Prof. Savita Kerkar braved the elements once again in 2019 to be a part of the 13th Arctic Expedition. With expertise in marine biology, this biotechnologist will be giving an insight into coal mines of Kongsfjorden, a habitable inlet among glaciers in the Arctic, the flora and fauna that thrive in the extreme conditions of the poles, and other fascinating stories.

Prof. Savita Kerkar has taught at the Goa University for 27 years and is the sitting chairperson and member of various committees at the University. In her research, she studies Hypersaline Bacteria from The Goan Salt Pans and explores these microorganisms in other extreme habitats. She has six PhDs registered under her and been published over 35 times in internationally renowned journals.

MOG SUNDAYS, in partnership with the Arthshila Foundation, is an initiative by the Museum of Goa to bring some of the most interesting people to Goa to share their ideas with audiences here.

Contact MOG at info.museumofgoa@gmail.com or  077220 89666 for more details.