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Welcome to Forethought India One-on-One Courses. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen profession. Our instructor for this course is Professor Ian Goodfellow at University of Cambridge.


"Exploring Biodiversity". Over a series of engaging lectures, you will delve into the rich tapestry of life on Earth. Starting with an introduction to the concept of biodiversity, you will uncover the significance of biodiversity hotspots and discover methods for measuring and assessing the variety of life forms that exist. Learn about the challenges and threats that biodiversity faces and explore the vital role of conservation in preserving the Earth's diverse ecosystems. As you progress, you will unravel the intricate relationship between biodiversity and human well-being. This course also delves into advanced topics such as ecosystem biodiversity, genetic diversity, and the impacts of climate change. Case studies and real-world examples will showcase successful approaches to biodiversity conservation. From understanding the fundamentals to exploring cutting-edge trends, this course offers a holistic view of the complex and vital subject of biodiversity, and it is suitable for learners at all levels of knowledge and interest.


At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate & performance letter by the educator indicating that they have completed the program and acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen profession.

Exploring Biodiversity, by Professor Ian Goodfellow at University of Cambridge

  • Ian Goodfellow is Professor of Virology and Deputy Head of Department (Pathology). His research focuses on the mechanisms of RNA virus replication and pathogenesis as well as the identification of control measures for the prevention or treatment of infections. His lab established the use of reverse genetics to study the molecular basis of norovirus pathogenesis, developing the first infectious reverse genetics system for noroviruses and the study of no viruses remains their main focus. During the 2014-16 Ebola virus epidemic, Professor Goodfellow was involved in the establishment and running of one of the first diagnostic facilities in Sierra Leone before subsequently returning to establish an in-country next generation sequencing facility to enable rapid sequence analysis of Ebola viral samples. Professor Goodfellow now holds an honorary position at the University of Makeni, Sierra Leone where he has established a research facility for post-Ebola capacity building.

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