78th Annual Meeting

Dates : 2 to 4 November 2012
Venue : Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehra Dun

Videos of Talks

Schedule

2 November 2012 (Friday)

09.30 - 11.00

Inauguration and President's address
A. K. SOOD, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
The emerging facets of Raman effect

11.00 - 12.00

Tea break and group photograph

12.00 - 13.00

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

12.00

AMITA AGGARWAL, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow
Immune mechanisms in juvenile idiopathic arthritis

12.20

A. K. SHUKLA, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Electric vehicles: constraints, concerns and challenges

12.40

V. RAVINDRAN, Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad
What is the Higgs boson?

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch break

14.00 - 15.00

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

14.00

ANINDYA SARKAR, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Evolution of the Ganges delta from ice age to 21st century and the endangered Sundarbans

14.20

V. RAVI, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru
A novel technology for simultaneous detection of multiple pathogens causing acute encephalitis in India

14.40

SAMIK NANDA, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Scaffold-oriented synthesis, a new strategy for accessing natural products and new chemotypes

15.00 - 15.30

Tea break

15.30 - 17.30

Symposium: 'Science of the Himalaya'

15.30

PRADEEP SRIVASTAVA, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehra Dun
Evolution of Himalaya: a look through Ganga river system

16.00

A. K. JAIN, Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee
When did India–Asia collide and make the Himalaya?

16.30

ANIL KULKARNI, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
State of Himalayan glaciers

17.00

J. R. KAYAL, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Himalayan tectonic model and the strong–great earthquakes

17.30 - 18.00

Tea break

18.00 - 19.00

Public Lecture
MOHAN AGASHE, Pune
Cinema for health

19.00

Cultural Programme

3 November 2012 (Saturday)

09.00-09.40

Special Lecture
ROHINI GODBOLE, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
We have found a new boson, what next?

09.40-10.20

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

09.40

PRADIP DUTTA, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Multiphase convection during solidification of binary alloys

10.00

A. R. RAO, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
What happens close to a black hole?

10.20 - 10.50

Tea break

10.50 - 13.00

Symposium: The computing legacy of Alan Turing

10.50

R. K. SHYAMASUNDAR, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Computing legacy of Alan Turing

11.20

RAMESH HARIHARAN, Strand Genomics Ltd, Bengaluru
Patterns in biology and the program of life

11.50

V. ARVIND, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Algorithmic randomness, real numbers and computability

12.20

MANINDRA AGRAWAL, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Turing machines and the development of complexity theory

12.50

Discussion

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch break

14.00 - 15.40

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

14.00

INDRANIL DASGUPTA, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi
Viruses as a tool for gene expression and silencing in plants

14.20

ABHISHEK DHAR, International Centre for Theoretical Studies, Bengaluru
Levy walk description of anomalous heat transport

14.40

DEBASISA MOHANTY, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi
Structural bioinformatics approach for deciphering protein interaction networks

15.00

UTPAL S. TATU, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Chaperoning parasitism

15.20

PURNIMA BHARGAVA, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad
Epigenetic mechanisms of gene regulation

15.40 - 16.10

Tea break

16.10 - 17.30

Business Meeting of Fellows

17.30

Tea break

18.30 - 19.30

Public Lecture
SHYAM SARAN, Chairman, Research and Information System for Developing Countries
The challenge of climate change

4 November 2012 (Sunday)

09.00 - 09.40

Special Lecture
V. S. CHAUHAN, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi
Current challenges in research of infectious diseases: malaria and tuberculosis

09.40 - 13.00

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

09.40

ANURANJAN ANAND, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru
Genetics of a human epilepsy sundrome triggered by tactile and temperature cues

10.00

APARNA DUTTA GUPTA, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Ecofriendly management of insect pests: an attempt to identify alternate molecules and targets

10.20 - 10.50

Tea break

10.50

LALIT KUMAR, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Life style and cancer

11.10

RAM RATAN YADAV, Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow
Tree ring archives of past climate: gauging modern conditions

11.30

S. BALASUBRAMANIAM, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru
Modelling complex molecular fluids

11.50

AMIT P. SHARMA, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi
Structural biology of malaria parasite proteins: insights and implications for inhibitor discovery

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