20th Mid-Year Meeting

Platinum Jubilee Meeting 1
Dates: 2 to 4 July 2009
Venue: Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad


2 July 2009(Thursday)

09.30-09.50 Session 1A
Welcome Address by President
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09.50-10.30 Special Lecture
Lalji Singh, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad
Genetic diversity in Indian population and its implications in health and diseases
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11.00-13.00 Session 1B
Lecture Presentations by Fellows/Associates
11.00-11.20 P. P. Sadhale, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
A Serendipitous discovery of a novel drug target
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11.20-11.40 P. N. Vinayachandran, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Impact of physical processes on Bay of Bengal biology
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11.40-12.00 Indranil Manna, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Novelty of nano-dispersed solid alloys and thermal fluids
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12.00-12.20 E. Arunan, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Making weak bonds and breaking strong bonds with supersonic techniques
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12.20-12.40 Srikanth Sastry, JNCASR, Bengaluru
Slow dynamics and the glass transition in supercooled liquids
14.30-14.50 Session 1C
K. Sandeep, TIFR Centre for Applicable Mathematics, Bengaluru
Inequalities and partial differential equations
14.50-15.10 Rajendra P. Roy, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi
Sorting out nature's tools for protein surgery
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16.00-16.20 Y. Narahari, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Games, auctions and market design
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16.20-16.40 T. Pradeep, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai
Light - emitting clusters of noble metals
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16.40-17.00 Bipul Pal
IISER, Nadia
Spintronics: A new twist in electronics
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17.00-17.20 P. Sankaran, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Maps between Grassmann manifolds
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17.20-17.40 G.P.S. Raghava, Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh
GPSR: A resource for genomics, proteomics and systems biology
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18.00-19.00 Session 1D
Public Lecture
Narendra Luther, Hyderabad
History and heritage of twin cities
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3 July 2009 (Friday)

09.00-13.00 Session 2A
V. Nanjundiah, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Darwin and evolution: Introduction

Ashok Sahni, Punjab University, Chandigarh
Planetary-scale events and evolution

K. Thangaraj, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology,Hyderabad
The peopling of India: Genetic perspectives

Michael Witzel, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Origin and development of language in South Asia: phylogeny vs epigenetics?

Chithra Madhavan, ICHR, Chennai
Temple architecture in India: An example of cultural evolution

Shireen Moosvi, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
Darwin and interpretation of history

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14.30-15.10 Session 2B
Special Lecture
Surendra Prasad, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi Converting copper into gold: very high-speed digital subscriber line (VSDL)
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15.10-15.30 Session 2C
Soniya Nityanand, Sunjay Gandhi PG Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow
Excitement about mesenchymal stem cells
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15.30-15.50 Mewa Singh, University of Mysore, Mysore
How do animal species space out or coexist in their wild habitats?
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16.20-16.40 S. N.Suresh Babu, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram
Aerosols and climate
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16.40-17.00 Abhijit Mitra, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
The 'wireless' world: upcoming trends
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17.00-17.20 P.S. Mukherjee, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Molecular assemblies of finite shapes: design and self-assembly via co-ordination
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17.20-17.40 N. Mahajan PRL, Ahmedabad
Physics of beauty: A window into the known and unknown
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17.40-18.00 N. Srinivasan, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Evolution of protein–protein interactions
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18.30-19.30 Session 2D
Public Lecture
W. Selvamurthy, DRDO, New Delhi
Life Sciences in service of soldiers

4 July 2009 (Saturday)

09.30-09.50 Session 3A
Yogendra Sharma, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad
Beta gamma-crystallins and the bacterial immunoglobulines fold: two calcium binding folds
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09.50-10.10 Veena K. Parnaik, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad
Novel insights into spatial and functional organization in the cell nucleus
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10.10-10.30 S. Natarajan, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Are the metal–organic frameworks truly metastable?
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10.30-10.50 Aswini Ghosh, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata
Relaxation dynamics and scaling in glasses and nanocomposites
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11.20-13.00 Session 3B
Symposium - Indian Rock Art
Ethnoarchaeology - Rock art in Peninsular India

K. K. Chakravarty

N. Chandramouli

G. L. Badam

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