19th Mid-Year Meeting

Dates: 4 and 5 July 2008
Venue: Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru


4 July 2008 (Friday)

09.30-10.10 Session 1A Special Lecture
A. SUROLIA, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi
The joy of exploring the rich repertoire of carbohydrate motifs and their shapely lectin receptors
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10.10-13.00 Session 1B Lectures by Fellows/Associates
10.10 S. MITTAL, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Flow in the air intake of a high-speed aircraft
10.30 ARCHANA BHATTACHARYYA, Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Mumbai
The variable Sun and an irregular ionosphere
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10.50-11.20 Tea break
11.20 E. KRISHNAKUMAR, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Chemical control using electrons
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11.40 K. P. VIJAYAMOHANAN, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
Impact of hybrid nanomaterials on energy research
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12.00 R. GOSWAMI, All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Paradox of vitamin D deficiency in sunny India and its significance
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12.20 ANIL K. GUPTA, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Spatial and temporal changes in the Indian monsoon system during the past 450 kyr
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12.40 J. RADHAKRISHNAN, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Communication complexity
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13.00-14.30 Lunch break
14.30-17.20 Session 1C Lectures by Fellows/Associates
14.30 QUDSIA TAHSEEN, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
Nematodes: the incredible metazoans
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14.50 P. K. GUPTA, Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore
Biophotonics — studies at RRCAT
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15.10 YASHWANT GUPTA, National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Pune
The magnetism of neutron stars
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15.30-16.00 Tea break
16.00 V. K. YADAV, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
How far can one go with silicon?
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16.20 P. SENTHIL KUMAR, National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad
Meteorite impact cratering processes
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16.40 R. S. GOKHALE, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi
How metabolic diversity could be generated from limited number of genes
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17.00 G. K. DEY, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
High-resolution electron microscopy of novel materials
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18.00-19.00 Session 1D Public Lecture
ANIL KAKODKAR, Atomic Energy Commission, Mumbai
Evolving Indian nuclear programme: rationale and perspectives
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5 July 2008 (Saturday)

09.00-09.40 Session 2A
Special Lecture
SRIKUMAR BANERJEE, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
Structural transitions: discrete versus continuous
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09.40-12.30 Session 2B Lectures by Fellows/Associates
09.40 ANIL K. GHOSH, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Multiscale smoothing in supervised statistical learning
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10.00 Pritam Mukhopadhyay, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Self-assembly processes in organogel and its applications
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10.20-10.50 Tea break
10.50 D. P. SARKAR, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi
A histidine button of the haemagglutinin–neuraminidase protein triggers paramyxovirus – cell membrane fusion
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11.10 P. THANIKAIVELAN, Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai
New paradigms in leather science: a journey from process to product
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11.30 ARABINDA CHAUDHURI, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad
Cationic lipopeptide in targeted cancer therapy
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11.50 V. M. KATOCH, National Jalma Institute, Agra
Drug-resistant tuberculosis: current status and emerging scenario in India
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12.10 K. ULLAS KARANTH, Centre for Wildlife Studies, Bengaluru
Science of monitoring wildlife populations
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