80th Annual Meeting

Dates : 7 to 9 November 2014
Venue : Central Lecture Theatre, IITM, Chennai

Schedule

7 November 2014 (Friday)

09.30 - 11.00

Inauguration and Presidenttal address
DIPANKAR CHATTERJI, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Inhibition of bacterial transcription : Action of antibiotics

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11.00 - 12.00

Group photograph and tea break

12.00 - 13.00

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

12.00

BALAJI R. JAGIRDAR, IISc, Bengaluru
Activation of unreactive chemical bonds in small molecules

12.20

K. V. ADARSH, IISER, Bhopal
Ultrafast light induced effects in amorphous chalcogenide thin films

12.40

NAHID ALI, IICB, Kolkata
Visceral leishmaniasis: Strategies to combat the disease

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch break

14.00 - 15.00

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

14.00

P. P. MUJUMDAR, IISc, Bengaluru
Hydrologic impacts of climate change: Quantification of uncertainties

14.20

S. SHIVAJI, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad
Cold - loving microbes: Biodiversity, genes and genomes

14.40

K. MANJUNATH, IISc, Bengaluru
Hope probabilities in certain point processes

15.00 - 15.30

Tea break

15.30 - 17.30

Symposium: "X-ray Crystallography"

15.30

T. N. GURU ROW, IISc, Bengaluru
The nature of a chemical bond involving elements in Group 14 - 17 from experimental charge density studies

16.00

DHANANJAI PANDEY, IIT (BHU), Varanasi
Complementary role of X - ray, neutron and electron diffraction in materials research

16.30

SHEKHAR C. MANDE, NCCS, Pune
Early Indian contributions to crystallography

17.00

T. P. SINGH, AIIMS, New Delhi Structural basis for therapeutic applications of innate immunity proteins as protein antibiotics

17.30

Tea break

18.00 - 19.00

Public lecture
GOPALKRISHNA GANDHI, Former Governor of West Bengal
Who knows India?

8 November 2014 (Saturday)

09.00 - 09.40

Special Lecture

09.00

R. L. KARANDIKAR, CMI, Chennai
Power and limitations of opinion polls

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09.40 - 10.20

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

09.40

C. V. RAMANA, NCL, Pune
Inspirations from natural products: New catalytic methods by metal complexes

10.00

ABHA MISRA, IISc, Bengaluru
Carbon nanomaterials and engineering applications

10.20 - 10.50

Tea break

10.50 - 13.00

Symposium:" Neutrinos and the India . based Neutrino Observatory "

10.50

AMOL DIGHE, TIFR, Mumbai
The world of neutrinos

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11.20

VIVEK DATAR, BARC, Mumbai
Current status and future prospects of neutrino mass measurement

11.50

D. INDUMATHI, IMSc, Chennai
Neutrino oscillation, global status and role of India - based neutrino observatory

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12.20

N. K. MONDAL, TIFR, Mumbai
India - based neutrino observatory project

12.50

Discussion

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch break

14.00 - 15.40

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

14.00

NISANTH N. NAIR, IIT, Kanpur
Supercomputers against superbugs: Unveiling the molecular details of antibiotic resistance through multiscale modeling

14.20

B. GOPAL, IISc, Bengaluru
Studies on sigma factor/anti - sigma complexes reveal a molecular rationale for Mycobacterium tuberculosis persistence

14.40

C. VINEETH, VSSC, Thiruvananthapuram
Optical remote sensing of the terrestrial upper atmosphere

15.00

NIKHIL TANDON, AIIMS, New Delhi
Epidemiology of non - communicable diseases in India. a cross the life course

15.20

THOMAS J. PUCADYIL, IISER, Pune
Membrane fission: Analyses using novel assay systems

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15.40 - 16.00

Tea break

16.00 - 17.00

Business Meeting of Fellows

17.00

High Tea break

17.30 - 18.30

Public Lecture
D. SUBBARAO, Former Governor, RBI
India - Mega Trends

19.00 - 20.30

Cultural Programme

9 November 2014 (Sunday)

09.00 - 09.40

Special lecture
ASHOK JHUNJHUNWALA, IIT, Chennai
Can decentralised solar enable 24x7 power to every home in India?

09.40 - 13.00

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

09.40

TARUN SOURADEEP, IUCAA, Pune
Hints of 'Beyond Standard Model' cosmology in the cosmic microwave background

10.00

R. MAHALAKSHMI, IISER, Bhopal
Membrane protein folding and stability: Underlying similarities in bacteria and humans

10.20 - 10.50

Tea break

10.50

EKNATH GHATE, TIFR, Mumbai
Number theory via representation theory

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11.10

SANTANU MUKHERJEE, IISc, Bengaluru
Controlling stereochemistry at the quaternary center through olefin functionalization and desymmetrization

11.30

ANNAPURNI SUBRAMANIAM, IIA, Bengaluru
Exploring the nearby galaxies - present and future

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11.50

M. SUBBA REDDY, CDFD, Hyderabad
Canonical vs non - canonical ubiquitination: Control of protein fate

12.10

NAVEEN GARG, IIT, New Delhi
Approximation algorithms for hard optimization problems

12.30

ANGSHUMAN NAG, IISER, Pune
Colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals with magneto - and opto - electronic properties

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch

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