76th Annual Meeting

Dates : 12 to 14 November 2010
Venue : National Institute of Oceanography, Goa

Videos of Talks

Schedule

12 November 2010 (Friday)

09.30 - 11.00

Inauguration and President's address
A K SOOD, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Nanotube dynamo and graphene

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11.00 - 12.00

Tea Break

12.00 - 13.00

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

12.00

BHARAT B. CHATTOO, MS University, Baroda
Engineering plants for disease resistance: Challenges and opportunities

12.20

U. RAMAMURTY, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Structural materials for the future: The case of bulk metallic glasses

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12.40

SAMAR K. DAS, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Metal-oxide based inorganic systems toward practical applications

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch Break

14.00 - 16.50

Symposium on 'Indian estuaries'

14.00

M. DILEEP KUMAR, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa
Estuaries - An introduction

14.20

D SHANKAR, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa
Nature of freshwater influx in Indian estuaries

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14.40

S. R. SHETYE, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa
Monsoonal estuaries

15.00 - 15.30

Tea Break

15.30

V V S S SARMA, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa br>Biogeochemistry in estuarine systems

15.50

A. C. ANIL, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa
Influence of monsoon on estuarine ecosystem

16.10

V. PURNACHANDRA RAO, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa
Impact of mining on suspended materials in estuaries

16.30

M. D. ZINGDE, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa
Status of pollution in Indian estuaries

17.00 - 17.30

Tea Break

18.00 - 19.00

Public Lecture
C RAJA MOHAN,Strategic Affairs Editor, The Indian Express, New Delhi
India and the Indian Ocean: In search of a strategic role

19.30 - 20.30

Cultural Programme

20.30

Dinner

13 November 2010 (Saturday)

09.00-09.40

Special Lecture
A. K. SINGHVI, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
Synergistic mutualism between geology and physics: The case of luminescence geochronometry

09.40-10.20

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

09.40

SAMRAT MUKHOPADHYAY, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research,Chandigarh
How do proteins misfold and aggregate?

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10.00

N. K. MONDAL, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Neutrinos: A new window to the Universe

10.20 - 10.50

Tea Break

10.50 - 13.00

Symposium on 'Stem cells in development and regeneration: From the bench to bedside and back'

10.50

SATYAJIT MAYOR, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru
Local and regulated organization of membrane components during stem cell differentiation

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11.20

GEETA K VEMUGANTI, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad
Cell therapy for ocular surface: A successful model of regenerative medicine

11.45

SHUBHA TOLE, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
How stem cells build the brain

12.10

VIDITA A. VAIDYA, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Adult neural stem cells: Relevance to the treatment of psychiatric disorders

12.35

SHYAMALA MANI, Indian Institute of Science,Bengaluru
Stem cells and brain

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch break

14.00 - 15.40

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

14.00

PAWAN DEWANGAN, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa
Marine gas hydrates - an untapped non-conventional energy resource

14.20

J. NARASIMHA MOORTHY, Indian Institute of Technology,Kanpur
Molecular design for manipulation of organic material properties

14.40

R. SANKARANARAYANAN, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad
Proofreading during translation of the genetic code

15.00

RAMA GOVINDARAJAN, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research,Bengaluru
Vortices in density gradients: Mergers, split-ups and death

15.20

R. SOWDHAMINI, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru
Distant relationships amongst protein domains

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15.40 - 16.10

Tea Break

16.10 - 17.30

Business Meeting of Fellows (Seminar Hall)

17.30 - 18.00

Tea Break

18.30 - 19.30

Public Lecture
KAUSHIK BASU (Chief Economic Adviser, Govt. of India, New Delhi)
Higher Education and economic development

14 November 2010 (Saturday)

09.00 - 09.40

Special Lecture
KANURY V S RAO, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi
The dynamics of host – pathogen interactions in TB infection

09.40 - 13.00

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

09.40

K. SUBRAMANIAN, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune
Magnetizing the Universe

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10.00

SUDESHNA SINHA, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Chandigarh
Logical stochastic resonance: Exploiting the interplay between noise and nonlinearity to enhance computations

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10.20 - 10.50

Tea Break

10.50

ANURAG KUMAR, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Design and optimization problems in wireless sensor networks

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11.10

AMITABHA MUKHOPADHYAY, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi
Hemoglobin endocytosis in 'Leishmania':A novel target

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11.30

T.S.S.R.K. RAO Indian Statistical Institute, Bengaluru
An invitation to the geometry og higher dual spaces

11.50

KALOBARAN MAITY, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Puzzles in magnetism

12.10

PARAMJIT KHURANA, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi
Genes associated with embryogenesis and abiotic stress tolerance in wheat

12.30

SUHRIT GHOSH, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata
To mix or not to mix? Assembly of donor and acceptor chromophores

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