21st Mid-Year Meeting

Dates: 2 and 3 July 2010
Venue: Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru


2 July 2010 (Friday)

09.30-10.10 Session 1A Special Lecture
T. PADMANABHAN, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune
Gravity: a new perspective
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10.10-13.00 Session 1B Lectures by Fellows/Associates
10.10 G. RANGARAJAN, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Synchronized extinction of species under external forcing
10.30 A. K. KEMBHAVI, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune
Big data—is the end of observational astronomy in sight?
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10.50-11.20 Tea break
11.20 NITIN CHATTOPADHYA, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
A facile strategy for the detection and estimation of cyanide ion in water
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11.40 T. KARTHIKEYAN, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam
Grain boundary engineering of ferritic steels
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12.00 AMIT K. PATRA, National Atmospheric Research Laboratory, Chittoor
High-power radar probing of ionospheric plasma irregularities
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12.20 SHALLY AWASTHI, C. S. M. Medical University, Lucknow
Six-monthly vitamin A from 1 to 6 years of age—DEVTA trial: cluster-randomized trial in one million children in north India
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12.40 PRADIP K. CHAKRABORTI, Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh
Understanding mycobacterial N-terminal methionine excision pathway
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13.00-14.30 Lunch break
14.30-17.20 Session 1C Lectures by Fellows/Associates
14.30 S. K. KHANDUJA, Panjab University, Chandigarh
Some extensions and applications of Eisenstein irreducibility criterion
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14.50 R. GOPAKUMAR, Harish Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad
The journey from Maxwell to Faraday
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15.10 B. S. MURTY, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai
Excitements and challenges in advanced materials research by nonequilibrium processing
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15.30-16.00 Tea break
16.00 P. K. GHOSH, Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar
Case studies of recent innovations in the area of salt and marine chemicalsb>
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16.20 S. R. KOTHA, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
Development of new synthetic methods
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16.40 D. RAMAIAH, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
Design of functional molecules for biological applications
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17.00 NARENDRA TUTEJA, International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, New Delhi
A single-subunit MCM6 from pea functions as DNA helicase
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18.00-19.00 Session 1D Public Lecture
Communications and culture: tradition, modernity and postmodernism in Indian cinema

3 July 2010 (Saturday)

09.00-09.40 Session 2A
Special Lecture
K. N. GANESH, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune
Bioinspired chemistry: from PNA ('Pune' Nucleic Acids) to DNA nanotechnology
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09.40-12.30 Session 2B
Lectures by Fellows/Associates
09.40 K. S. NARAYAN, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru
Noise features in the bacteriorhodopsin photocycle
10.00 S. CHATTOPADHYAY, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur
Z-box binding factor in light signal-controlled plant growth and development
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10.20-10.50 Tea break
10.50 APURVA SARIN, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru
Surviving the crash: mechanisms regulating cell number in the immune (T-cell) repertoire
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11.10 R. MADHUBALA, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Identification of potential biomarkers for antimony susceptibility/resistance in clinical isolates of L. donovani
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11.30 ASHISH K. LELE, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
Linking macromolecular dynamics to polymer processing: some case studies
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11.50 TANUSRI SAHA-DASGUPTA, S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata
Electronic structure of complex materials: from first-principles study to materials modelling
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12.10 GAUTAM BISWAS, Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur
Understanding drops
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