17th Mid-Year Meeting

Dates: 14 and 15 July 2006
Venue: Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru


One-day symposium 'Biology Today', 13 July, at Main Auditorium, Raman Research Institute, Bengaluru.
See programme. (REVISED PROGRAMME, 5 July)
(UPDATED 20 June)
14 July 2006 (Friday)

09.30-10.30 Special Lecture
J. N. GOSWAMI, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
Origin of the solar system: a cosmic accident?
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10.30-11.00 Tea break
11.00-11.30 YAMUNA KRISHNAN GHOSH, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru
First blueprint, now bricks: DNA's new avatar
11.30-12.00 B. N. DEV, Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar
Nanoscale magnetism: what role can ion beams play?
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12.00-12.30 AMIT BASAK, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Design, synthesis and reactivity of enediynes and related carbon-centred radical precursors
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12.30-13.00 SOUMITRO BANERJEE, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Qualitative changes in dynamical status: theory and open problems
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13.00-14.30 Lunch break
14.30-15.00 ANJAN KUMAR GUPTA, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Patterns of electrons on surfaces
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15.00-15.30 SWARNA KANTI GHOSH, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Through our galaxy darkly
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15.30-16.00 Tea break
16.00-16.30 RAMESH V. SONTI, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad
Attack and defense in pathogen–plant interactions
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16.30-17.00 TUSHAR JANA, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Thermoreversible polybenzimidazole gel for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell
18.15-19.15 Public Lecture
M. S. NARASIMHAN, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bengaluru
What do mathematicians do, and how?

15 July 2006 (Saturday)

09.30-10.30 Special Lecture
K. VIJAYRAGHAVAN, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru
The development of locomotive ability
10.30-11.00 Tea break
11.00-11.30 A. JAYARAMAN, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
Aerosols and their radiative forcing over India and surrounding ocean region: our present understanding
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11.30-12.00 SAMARESH BHATTACHARYA, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Formation of metal–carbon bonds via C–H and C–C bond activation of selected organic molecules
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12.00-12.30 JITENDRA P. KHURANA, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi
Sensory photoreceptors provide insight into plant vision
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12.30-13.00 B. S. RAMAKRISHNA, Christian Medical College, Vellore
The commensal flora of the gut and their influence on human health and disease
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