73rd Annual Meeting

Dates: 1 to 4 November 2007
Venues: National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST; formerly RRL), and
Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram


1 November 2007 (Thursday)

Venue: The Residency Tower

18.00 - 19.30

Inauguration and President's address
D. BALASUBRAMANIAN, L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad
Approaches to understand and treat eye diseases


Cultural programme



2 November 2007 (Friday)

Venue: The Residency Tower

09.30 - 10.30

Special lecture
M. L. MUNJAL, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Towards quieter automobiles

10.30 - 11.00

Tea break and group photograph

11.00 - 13.00

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

11.00 - 11.30

MYTHILY RAMASWAMY, T I F R Centre, Bengaluru
Symmetry of solutions of differential equations

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11.30 - 12.00

ASHOK JHUNJHUNWALA, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai
What does it take for India to become a leader in wireless technology?

12.00 - 12.30

CHANDA J. JOG, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Lopsided spiral galaxies

12.30 - 13.00

A. AJAYAGHOSH, N I I S T, Thiruvananthapuram
Self-assembled molecular architectures with controlled size, shape and functions

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch break

14.00 - 17.00

Symposium: Space sciences and applications -- current trends and future perspectives
(Convener: R. Sridharan, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram)

14.00 - 14.30

K. KASTURIRANGAN, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru
Evolution of space sciences in India

14.30 - 15.00

J. N. GOSWAMI, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
Frontier areas in solar system studies

15.00 - 15.30

B. N. SURESH, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram
Space transportation systems -- what the future beholds

15.30 - 16.00

Tea break

16.00 - 16.30

P. S. GOEL, Ministry of Earth Sciences, New Delhi
Earth from space

16.30 - 17.00

R. R. NAVALGUND, Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad
Space -- touching humanity through applications

18.00 - 19.00

Public Lecture (Venue: Co-Bank Towers)
ADOOR GOPALAKRISHNAN, Thiruvananthapuram
Dance of the enchantress -- documentary-cum-discussion

19.30 - 20.30

Dinner (Mascot Hotel)

3 November 2007 (Saturday)

Venue: S C T I M S T

09.00 - 10.00

Special Lecture
SULOCHANA GADGIL, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Foretelling the monsoon

10.00 - 10.30

Tea break

10.30 - 13.10

Symposium: Re-emerging infections in India
(Convener: C. C. Kartha, S C T I M S T)

10.30 - 10.35


10.35 - 11.05

A. C. MISHRA, National Institute of Virology, Pune
Chandipura encephalitis: epidemiology and pathobiology

11.05 - 11.35

V. A. ARANKALLE, National Institute of Virology, Pune
Re-emergence of chikungunya in India: Molecular analysis

11.35 - 12.05

Y. D. SHARMA, All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Resurgence of malaria in India -- do genetic mutations in the parasite complement ecological causes?

12.35 - 13.05

V. RAMAN KUTTY, S C T I M S T, Thiruvananthapuram
A policy perspective on prediction and control of re-emerging infections

13.05 - 13.10

Concluding remarks

13.10 - 14.00

Lunch break

14.00 - 15.00

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

14.00 - 14.30

HARKESH B. SINGH, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
Organochalcogen and mercury chemistry: role of intramolecular secondary interactions

14.30 - 15.00

RAHUL SIDDHARTHAN, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
What DNA sequence tells us about gene regulation

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16.00 - 17.00

Business Meeting of Fellows
(K T D C, Kovalam)

17.00 - 19.30

Visit to Kovalam beach


Dinner (K T D C, Kovalam)

4 November 2005 (Sunday)

Venue: N I I S T

09.00 - 11.00

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

09.00 - 09.30

P. N. RANGARAJAN, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
From vaccines to virogenomics

09.30 - 10.00

SUNIL BAJPAI, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
India's northward drift and collision with Asia: evolving faunal response

10.00 - 10.30

L. S. SHASHIDHARA, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune
On the evolution of insect wings

11.00 - 11.30

Tea break

11.30 - 12.30

S. Ramaseshan Memorial Public Lecture
Seafaring traditions of the Indian west coast

12.30 - 13.30

Lunch break

13.30 onwards

Sight-seeing in Thiruvananthapuram

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