79th Annual Meeting

Dates : 8 to 10 November 2013
Venue : Panjab University, Chandigarh


8 November 2013 (Friday)

09.30 - 11.00

Inauguration and Presidenttal address
DIPANKAR CHATTERJI, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Stress management, the bacterial way

11.00 - 12.00

Group photograph and tea break

12.00 - 13.00

Lectures by Fellows/Associates


AVESH K. TYAGI, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
Rational design of new functional materials


SOURENDU GUPTA, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Little bangs

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RAJAN DIGHE, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Hormones, receptors and antibodies

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch break

14.00 - 15.00

Lectures by Fellows/Associates


S. A. HAIDER, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
Meteoroid ablation in the Martianatmosphere: Observation and modelling

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S. GOPALAKRISHNAN, Indian Institute of Science,
Wave propagation in nanostructures


JAYA N. IYER, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Tertiary classes - After Chern-Simons theory

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15.00 - 15.30

Tea break

15.30 - 17.30

Symposium: 'Cyber Security and Privacy'


N. BALAKRISHNAN, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Social media, analytics and national security


P. K. AGARWAL, Power System Operation Corporation Ltd, New Delhi
Security challenges for power grid/ smart grid infrastructure


GULSHAN RAI, Indian Computer Emergency Response Team, New Delhi
Cyber security threat landscape - Initiatives taken by Government for securing cyber space


R. K. SHYAMASUNDAR, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Towrds a science of cyber security


Tea break

18.00 - 19.30

Public lecture
JAYATI GHOSH, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Demographic dividend or ticking time bomb?


Cultural Programme

9 November 2013 (Saturday)

09.00 - 09.40

Special Lecture


GIRISH SAHNI, CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh
Exploiting enzyme mechanistic insights for the design of improved clot buster (thrombolytic) therapy

09.40 - 10.20

Lectures by Fellows/Associates


G. NARAHARI SASTRY, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad
Co-operativity of non-covalent interactions

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MADAN RAO, Raman Research Institute and National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru
Mechanics of information processing and computation in cells

10.20 - 10.50

Tea break

10.50 - 13.00

Symposium: Food and Nutrional Security


B. S. DHILLON, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
Innovations for adding value to agriculture


V. PRAKASH, JSS Group of Technical Institutions, Mysore
Food and nutrition security from falm to folk


T. R. SHARMA, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
Plant genome analysis for accelerated gene discovery


RAKESH TULI, National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute, Mohali
Safer GM Crops: opportunities for innovations



13.00 - 14.00

Lunch break

14.00 - 15.40

Lectures by Fellows/Associates


SOUVIK MAITY, -Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology,New Delhi
Viruses as a tool for gene expression and silencing in plants


SANGITA MUKHOPADHYAY, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad
PPE18 protein functions as a virulence factor during Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection


BHIM SINGH, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi
Power quality problems and their mitigation


G. MUGESH, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Deiodination of thyroid hormones


KRISHNENDU SENGUPTA, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata
Junctions of topological insulators

15.40 - 16.10

Tea break

14.10 - 17.30

Business Meeting of Fellows


Tea break

18.30 - 19.30

Public Lecture
SHIVASHANKAR MENON, National Security Advisor, PMO, New Delhi Science and security

10 November 2013 (Sunday)

09.00 - 09.40

Special lecture
ANIL KUMAR, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Quantum computation and quantum information processing by NMR: Introduction and recent developments

09.40 - 13.00

Lectures by Fellows/Associates


SUBI J. GEORGE, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru
Supermolecular synthesis of functional materials


SHARAD S. SANE, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
Combinatorics of block designs and finite geometries

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10.20 - 10.50

Tea break


ARUN K. PATI, Harishchandra Research Institute, Allahabad
Weak measurement and quantum correlation

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VIJAYAKUMAR S. NAIR, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram
Climate implications of soot on snow


DEBASHIS MITRA, National Centre For Cell Science, Pune
Host factors in HIV-1pathogenesis and novel strategies targeting the virus


THOMAS J. PUCADYIL, Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Pune
Reconstitution of membrane fission reactions


KIRTI CHANDRA SAHU, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
Double-diffusive instability in viscosity-stratified flows


SUJITH K. GHOSH, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune
Structural dynamism and functional studies of porous co-ordination polymers

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