Themes I:Chemical Biology; II:Medicine and Technology; III:Interdisciplinary Thinking; IV:Computational Science; V:Computational Biology; VI:Materials and Energy
Day 1, 4th September, 2014 (Thursday)
9:15-10:30Informative sessions for young researchers from AvH (Dr. Rekha Vaidya Rajan), DAAD (Shikha Sinha/Shilpa Pandeshwar), DFG, etc officials
10:30-11:00Tea Break
I11:00-11:45Keynote 1 (Chemical Biology): "Thyroid Hormones for Health - Impact of trace elements and endocrine disrupters on their synthesis, metabolism and action" by Josef Köhrle, Humboldt University, Berlin
I11:45-12:15Invited Lecture 1: "Glycochemical Synthesis and its Significance in Mycobacteriology" by Srinivas Hotha, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune
I12:15-12:45Invited Lecture 2: "Interfering with Interference: targeting the microRNA using small molecules" by Souvik Maiti, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, New Delhi
I14:00-14:30Invited Lecture 3: "In search of potential inhibitors of human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum in vitro and in vivo: a Chemical Biology approach" by Suman Kumar Dhar, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
I14:30-15:00Invited Lecture 4: "Phytohormone ABA signaling controls intracellular calcium-mediated secretion and egress of merozoites in P. falciparum and a good target for limiting parasite growth" by Shailja Singh, Shiv Nadar University, Uttar Pradesh
I15:00-15:30Invited Lecture 5: "Interaction between Aβ and Aβ-inhibitor peptide with tubulin/microtubule" by Surajit Ghosh, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata
15:30-16:00Tea/Coffee Break
V16:00-16:45Keynote Lecture 2 (Computational Biology): "Brain function across scales" by Upinder Bhalla, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore
16:45-17:00Junior Researcher Lecture 1
17:00-17:15Junior Researcher Lecture 2
All17:15-19:00Poster Session (Contributed by Junior Researchers, Post-docs, Ph.D students etc.)
18:00-19:00Meeting of the Indian Humboldt Club Presidents
19:00Dinner at NIAS
Day 2, 5th September, 2014 (Friday)
II9:00-9:45Keynote 3 (Medicine and Technology): "Nematodes and Sepsis: A relationship waiting to be harnessed?" by Balachandran Ravindran, Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneshwar
II9:45-10:15Invited Lecture 6: "Hemoglobin structure function correlation in living human Red Blood Cells probed by isotope exchange based Mass Spectrometry" by Amit Mandal, St. Johns Research Institute, Bangalore
II10:15-10:45Invited Lecture 7: "Spectrum of GALNS Mutations in India" by Girisha KM, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
10:45-11:15Tea/Coffee Break
II11:15-11:45Invited Lecture 8: "Translating experimental approach to clinical practice to improve Infertility success" by Pratap Kumar, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
III11:45-12:20 Invited Lecture 9 (Interdisciplinary Thinking): "Interdisciplinary thinking: Perspectives from the History of Life Sciences" by Christina Brandt, Ruhr-University, Bochum
III12:20-12:55Invited Lecture 10: "Cross Disciplines: Exciting Possibilities" by Ashok Sahni, INSA Emeritus
III13:50-14:25Invited Lecture 11: "Music and Technology" by Vikram Sampath, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts
III14:25-15:00Invited Lecture 12: "Language Studies: Through the lens of Rashomon" by Vanamala Vishwanatha, Azim Premji Univ., Bangalore
IV15:00-15:45Keynote Lecture 4 (Computational Science): "Turbulent Flows and their Numerical Simulation" by Volker John, WIAS Berlin
15:45-16:15Tea/Coffee Break
IV16:15-16:45Invited Lecture 13: "Challenges in Computing Hyperbolic Conservation Laws" by J. C. Mandal, IIT Bombay
IV16:45-17:15Invited Lecture 14: "Meshless CFD in Aerospace Engineering" by N. Balakrishnan, IISc Bangalore
IV17:15-17:45Invited Lecture 15: "A Generalized analysis for wave and energy balance equations during microwave propagations within food dielectrics of various shapes" by T. Basak, IIT Madras
18:00-19:00Cultural Program
19:00Banquet Dinner
Day 3, 6th September, 2014 (Saturday)
9:00-10:00Plenary Lecture: "What Can We Learn From Insect Societies?" by Raghavendra Gadagkar, President, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi
V10:00-10:30Invited Lecture 16: "Combining Biology and Computing: Challenges and Opportunities" by Ramesh Hariharan, Strand Life Sciences, Bangalore
10:30-11:00Tea/Coffee Break
V11:00-11:30Invited Lecture 17: "Analysis of protein structures - identification of a new turn, and redefining the buried surface area in complexes" by Pinak Chakrabarti, Bose Institute Kolkata
V11:30-12:00Invited Lecture 18: "Microscopic Structure of DNA Nanotubes" by Prabal Maiti, IISc Bangalore
12:00-12:15Junior Researcher Lecture 3
12:15-12:30Junior Researcher Lecture 4
12:30-12:45Junior Researcher Lecture 5
VI13:45-14:30Keynote Lecture 5 (Materials and Energy) "Electrochemical Energy Systems: Materials Challenges" by S. Sampath, IISc Bangalore
VI14:30-15:00Invited Lecture 19: "Tailored light emitting organic nanoaggregates from π-conjugates oligomers" by Arne Luetzen, University of Bonn
VI15:00-15:30Invited Lecture 20: "H2O → H2 + O2" Abhishek Dey, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata
VI15:30-16:00Invited Lecture 21: "Light Harvesting Soft-Hybrids" by Subi J. George, JNCASR Bangalore
16:00-16:30Tea/Coffee Break
VI17:00-17:30Invited Lecture 23 (Subsession: Water): "Sustainable Wastewater Management: Challenges and Way Forward" by Ligy Philip, IIT Madras
VI16:30-17:00Invited Lecture 22 (Subsession: Water): "Climate Change and its Impact on Water Resources of a River Basin" by D Nagesh Kumar, IISc Bangalore
17:30Discussion and Closing Remarks