22nd Mid-Year Meeting

Dates: 8 and 9 July 2011
Venue: Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru


8 July 2011 (Friday)

09.30-10.10 Session 1A Special Lecture
J. B. UDGAONKAR, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru
The self-packing protein puzzle: How do proteins fold?
10.10-13.00 Session 1B Lectures by Fellows/Associates
10.10 SHIRAZ MINWALLA, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Fluid dynamics from gravity
10.30 R. MURUGAVEL, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
Do discrete molecular clusters add up to porous structures?
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10.50-11.20 Tea break
11.20 AMITAVA DAS, Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar
Designer molecule for molecular recognition and photoinduced energy/electron transfer processes
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11.40 SUVENDRA N. BHATTACHARYYA, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata
miRNA: The powerful tiny regulator of gene expression
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12.00 G. BEIG, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
Chemical weather
12.20 VIDYA A. ARANKALLE, National Institute of Virology, Pune
Success story of hepatitis E and development of other viral vaccines
12.40 SURENDRA K. SHARMA, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Obstuctive sleep apnea: Snoring and beyond
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13.00-14.30 Lunch break
14.30-17.20 Session 1C Lectures by Fellows/Associates
14.30 AMITA DAS, Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar
The propagation of slow electromagnetic disturbances in plasma
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14.50 JAYWANT H. ARAKERI, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Different regimes of turbulent natural convection
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15.10 RAHUL ROY, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi
Coverage of space by random sets
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15.30-16.00 Tea break
16.00 A. J. PARAMESWARAN, Kerala School of Mathematics, Kozhikode
Group theory: A modern perspective
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16.20 SUJIT ROY, Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar
Sustainable chemistry and co-operative catalysis: A win-win paradigm
16.40 V. V. RANADE, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
Solid suspension in stirred tanks: hysteresis and dynamic settling
17.00 SAUMITRA DAS, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Ribosome-RNA interaction: a potential target for developing antiviral against hepatitis C virus
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18.00-19.00 Session 1D Public Lecture
ANIL SADGOPAL, All India Forum for Right to Education, Bhopal
Neo-liberal assault on education: undoing freedom movement's aspirations and vision of the constitution
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9 July 2011 (Saturday)

09.00-09.40 Session 2A
Special Lecture
MUSTANSIR BARMA, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Entropy and order
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09.40-12.30 Session 2B
Lectures by Fellows/Associates
09.40 AMLAN J. PAL, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata
Organic electronic devices: new directions
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10.00 MUKESH JAIN, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi
A next generation approach to the characterization of chickpea transcriptome
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10.20-10.50 Tea break
10.50 TAPAS K. KUNDU, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru
Small molecule modulators of epigenetic modifications: implications in therapeutics
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11.10 RAJESH GANAPATHY, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru
Glassy dynamics at grain boundaries in colloidal crystals
11.30 JAYANT R. HARITSA, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Robust optimization of database queries
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11.50 MOHAMMAD SAMI, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Understanding cosmic acceleration in the Newtonian way
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12.10 NITIN T. PATIL, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad
Au/Pt-catalysed diversity-oriented synthesis of lead/natural product like libraries

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