72nd Annual Meeting

Dates: 10 to 12 November 2006
Venue: University Auditorium, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore

Schedule

10 November 2006 (Friday)

09.30 - 11.00

Inauguration and Presidential Address by
T. V. Ramakrishnan, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Strong correlations, local constraints, and gauge theories for electrons in solids

11.00 - 11.30

Tea break and group photograph

11.30 - 13.00

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

11.30

TN Guru Row, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Intermolecular interactions in crystals: new directions

12.00

Chitra Mandal, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata
9-Oacetylated sialic acids: the way sugar speaks for the survival of cancer cells in childhood leukaemia

12.30

Sanjay Puri, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Kinetics of phase separation and wetting at surfaces

13.00

Lunch break

14.30 - 17.45

Symposium: The state of Indian science: problems, prospects and indicators
(Convener: R Gadagkar)

14.30

R. Gadagkar, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Introduction

14.40

Aparna Basu, Fellow, GNR Genome Informatics Knowledge Centre, New Delhi
Scientometrics and science indicators: uses and pitfalls

15.10

MS Valiathan, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal
Indian medical research today

15.40

Tea break

16.00

P. Rama Rao, IARC for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI), Hyderabad
The status of India's higher technical education: what is the way forward?

16.30

Tejaswini Niranjana, Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bengaluru
Narratives of decline? Social sciences-humanities education in India

17.00

T Ramasami, Secretary, Dept. of Science and Technology, New Delhi
Some planned interventions in rejuvenating Indian science

17.30

R Gadagkar, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
General discussion and concluding remarks

18.15 - 19.15

S Ramaseshan Memorial Public Lecture:
MGK Menon, President, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi

The changing face of science

19.30- 20.30

Business Meeting of Fellows

20.30

Dinner

11 November 2006 (Saturday)

09.00 - 10.30

Special Lecture
Kankan Bhattacharyya, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata
Study of organized and biological assemblies using an ultrafast laser

10.30 - 11.00

Tea break

11.00 - 13.30

Symposium: Genetically modified crops
(Convener: Deepak Pental)

11.00

Deepak Pental, Univ. of Delhi, Delhi
Breeding of mustard through conventional and molecular methods

11.30

Rakesh Tuli, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow
Designing promoters for regulated gene expression in transgenic plants

12.00

Anil Grover, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi
Production of abiotic stress-tolerant transgenic crops: achievements and failures

12.30

Raju Barwale, Mahyco, Jalna
Impact of Bollgard cotton on Indian cotton production, productivity and income of cotton farmers

13.00

KR Kranthi, Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur
Bt and the beast

13.30 - 14.30

Lunch break

14.30 - 17.30

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

14.30

S Ramakrishnan, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Molecular engineering of polymeric systems

15.00

C. S. Rajan, TIFR, Mumbai
On spectrum and arithmetic

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15.30

Sandip P Trivedi, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Whispers from the big bang and the emerging landscape of string theory

16.00 - 16.30

Tea break

16.30

Kalyanmoy Deb, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Computational optimization: scope and status in practical problem-solving

17.00

BK Thelma, University of Delhi, Delhi
Complex diseases in humans--genome analysis and beyond

18.30

Cultural Programme

20.30

Dinner

12 November 2006 (Sunday)

09.00 - 10.00

Special Lecture
R Gadagkar, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
The functional organization of an insect society

10.00 - 10.30

Tea break

10.30 - 12.30

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

10.30

Charusita Chakravarty, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi
Mobility and order in liquids

11.00

Shankar Ghosh, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Motion of a sphere in an oscillatory boundary layer: an optical tweezer-based study

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11.30

GS Bhat, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Breathing tropics

12.00

Nibir Mandal, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Tectonics of an orogen

12.30-13.15

Lunch break

13.15

Indore sight-seeing

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