75th Annual Meeting

Platinum Jubilee Meeting 2
Dates : 12 to 14 November 2009
Venue : J. N. Tata Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

Videos of Talks


12 November 2009 (Thursday)

09.30 - 11.45

  • Inauguration and introduction of fellows
  • Release of Special Platinum Jubilee Publications
    • Current trends in science
    • Directory of Fellows
  • Messages by former Academy presidents, and from Royal Society, Third World Academy of Sciences, German Academy of Sciences, Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Bangladesh Academy of Sciences and others
  • President's address
    D. BALASUBRAMANIAN, L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad
    When science looks you in the eye
  • Special Lecture I
    C. N. R. RAO, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru
    Emerging India as a great centre of science

11.45 - 12.30

Group photograph, and tea break

12.30 - 13.30

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

12.30 - 12.50

HEMALATHA BALARAM, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru
Metabolism in the malarial parasite, Plasmodium falciparum

12.50 - 13.10

R. SRIANAND, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune
Cold gas at high redshifts

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13.10 - 13.30

D. D. DHAVALE, University of Pune, Pune
Iminosugars as glycosidase inhibitors and immunomodulatory agents

13.30 - 14.30

Lunch break

14.30 - 17.00

Symposium I. Climate change: an Indian perspective
(Convener: J. Srinivasan, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru)

14.30 - 15.00

J. SRINIVASAN, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Climate change: science, technology and policy

15.00 - 15.30

PRAMOD AGGARWAL, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
Climate change and Indian agriculture

15.30 - 16.00

Tea break

16.00 - 16.30

MALA RAO, Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad
The health impacts of climate change in India

16.30 - 17.00

NAVROZ DUBASH, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
What should be India's strategy in the climate negotiations?

17.00 - 17.30

Tea break

17.30 - 18.30

Public Lecture I
NANDAN NILEKANI (Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India) Unique identification project

19.00 - 20.15

Cultural programme (Bharathanjali)



13 November 2009 (Friday)

09.00 - 12.00

Symposium II. Navigation and communication – what we can learn from insects
(Convener: R. Gadagkar, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru)

09.00 - 09.10

RAGHAVENDRA GADAGKAR, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

09.10 - 09.35

RÜDIGER WEHNER, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
A neuroethologist's look into the cockpit of an insect navigator

09.35 - 10.00

ROHINI BALAKRISHNAN, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Acoustic communication in crickets: from biophysics to behavioural ecology

10.00 - 10.25

SANJAY SANE, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru
The aerodynamics of flapping flight

10.25 - 11.00

Tea break

11.00 - 11.25

DEBASHISH CHOWDHURY, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Ant traffic: marching soldiers or disciplined drivers?

11.25 - 11.50

RAGHAVENDRA GADAGKAR, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Communication of social status in a primitively eusocial wasp

11.50 - 12.00


12.00 - 12.40

Special Lecture II
M. R. S. RAO, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru
Genomic and system approaches to understand the biology of cellular differentiation and disease

12.40 - 14.00

Lunch break

14.00 - 16.00

Symposium III. Raman spectroscopy
(Convener: S. Umapathy, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru)

14.00 - 14.30

H. HAMAGUCHI, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Raman spectroscopic view of life

14.30 - 15.00

VOLKER DECKERT, Institute for Analytical Sciences, Dortmund, Germany
Raman spectroscopy beyond the diffraction limit

15.00 - 15.30

A. W. PARKER, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, UK
Noninvasive structural study behind the surfaces: developments in Raman spectroscopy for chemical and medical analysis

15.30 - 16.00

S. UMAPATHY, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Raman spectroscopy from physics to biology

16.00 - 16.30

Tea break

16.30 - 17.10

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

16.30 - 16.50

V. RAMGOPAL RAO, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
Polymer-based sensor systems for healthcare and homeland security applications

16.50 - 17.10

A. BHARDWAJ, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram
New findings on moon from the SARA experiment on board Chandrayaan-I mission

17.10 - 17.45

Tea break

17.45 - 18.45

Business Meeting of Fellows

19.00 - 20.00

Public Lecture II
MARK TULLY (former Chief of Bureau, BBC, New Delhi)
The need for balance in an unbalanced world



14 November 200 (Saturday)

09.00 - 12.30

Lectures by Fellows/Associates

09.00 - 09.20

JOYDEV CHATTOPADHYAY, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Prey–predator functional response: current research and paradigm shift

09.20 - 09.40

JAYA S. TYAGI, All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Unravelling secrets of a sleeping microbe: the curious case of the TB pathogen

09.40 - 10.00

SRINIVASAN KESAVAN, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Homogenization and optimal control

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10.00 - 10.20

ARUN K. NANDI, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata
Multifunctional poly(vinylidene fluoride) using supramolecular interactions

10.20 - 10.50

Tea break

10.50 - 11.10

T. KAVITHA, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Efficient graph algorithms

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11.10 - 11.30

ANIL GROVER, University of Delhi, New Delhi
Molecular components involved in mounting response to high-temperature stress in rice

11.30 - 11.50

CHETAN E. CHITNIS, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi
Rational design of a malaria vaccine

11.50 - 12.10

S. SAMPATH, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Interfacial electrochemistry using functionalized surfaces

12.10 - 12.30

VIKRAM TRIPATHI, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
NMR as a probe for strongly correlated electron behaviour in mesoscopic devices

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