Dear faculty colleagues, pre-doctoral, doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, and participants from industry,
I am delighted to let you know that the website for the upcoming annual symposium of the Indian Biophysical Society (March, 2017) is now ‘up and running’.
This website will be dynamically updated in a periodic fashion, with information about speakers, sponsors and other details, as the weeks roll by. The main symposium will consist of invited lectures (~30-35) put together by the scientific program committee, the GN Ramachandran memorial lecture, displayed posters (~250-300) and some short lectures (~5-6) selected from amongst the poster abstracts for oral presentations. We will be able to have a maximum attendance at the meeting of about ~450 participants from academic research and industry.
Throughout the meeting, there will also be exhibits put up by participants from industry (i.e., leading companies manufacturing equipment, or reagents, for research in biophysics and biochemistry), showcasing latest technologies and products.
Meanwhile, all systems are in place for those who are interested in attending the upcoming 2017 meeting to register online through this website, and also to look up the information presented here, about the venue, the city and other aspects that you might have some queries about. Contact numbers for inquiries are provided.
Please note that you can register for the meeting(s) regardless of whether you are submitting an abstract. Also, you can register regardless of whether you are a member of the Indian Biophysical Society. There is also an option for symposium-organized accommodation, if you do not wish to organize your own.
This meeting is open to all who are interested in biophysics; in either learning about ongoing research (main symposium) or about the latest technical and instrumentation-related aspects of biophysics (one-day lecture series)!
Of course, we would welcome your becoming a life member of the IBS (membership fee Rs. 1000/-), before, during or after the meeting, should you wish to become a member.
Further, please note that you can register separately for the one-day corporate lecture series on 22nd March, and for the main symposium ( 23rd– 25th March, 2017), depending on your preferences. Please check the relevant ‘clickable’ buttons on the registration page. We hope that most of you will register for both the events! Our reason for having separate registrations is that we hope that many students from the neighborhood(s) of Chandigarh and Delhi will register for the one-day corporate lecture series on 22nd March even if they don’t register for the main symposium, as it promises to be a very educative experience. Students attending the main symposium are highly encouraged to also register for the one-day lecture series.
We look forward to seeing you at Chandigarh.
Prof. Purnananda Guptasarma,
Below is the List of Speakers who have already accepted the invitation to speak. During the coming fortnight, we expect to add many more names to this list, as invitations go out and acceptances come in.
We look forward to seeing you at IISER Mohali, in the spring of 2017.
– Samrat Mukhopadhyay and Subramanian Karthikeyan (Conveners, Scientific Program for IBS-2017)
|08:00 – 08:30||Symposium Registration|
|08:30 – 08:45||Opening Remarks||Convener and President of the IBS|
|08:45 – 09:45||G.N. Ramachandran Memorial Lecture Chairperson: Raghavan Varadarajan|
|08:45 – 09:45||Sriram Subramaniam||National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, USA||High-resolution 3D Electron Microscopy: Progress and New Opportunities|
|09:45 – 10.30||Group Photo and Tea|
|10:30 – 13:00||Session 1 Chairperson: G. Krishnamoorthy|
|10:30 – 11:00||Amitabha Chattopadhyay||CCMB, Hyderabad||Dipole Potential: A Novel Approach to Explore Membrane Organization and Function|
|11:00 -11:30||Rupa Mukhopadhyay||IACS, Kolkata||Atomic Force Spectroscopy Approach to MDR-TB Detection|
|11:30 – 12:00||R. Sowdhamini||NCBS, Bangalore||Computational Studies to Understand Mechanism of Action of Prolyloligopeptidases|
|12:00 – 12:30||Ashutosh Kumar||IIT, Bombay||Structures-Toxicity Link of Protein Aggregates in Parkinson’s Disease|
|12:30 – 13:00||Gautam Basu||Bose Institute, Kolkata||Protein Structure and Dynamics Specific to cis-Proline|
|13:00 – 14:00||Lunch and Executive Committee Meeting|
|14:00 – 15:30||Poster Evaluation and Tea|
|15:30 – 18:00||Session 2 Chairperson: Sriram Subramaniam|
|15:30 – 16:00||D. Balasubramanian||L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad||Eye Lens Transperancy and the Role of the Greek Key Super‐secondary Structural Motif in the Human β‐γ Crystalins|
|16:00 – 16:30||N. Srinivasan||IISc, Bangalore||Roles of Interfacial Residues in Conferring Specificity and Stability of Transient Protein-Protein Complexes|
|16:30 – 17:00||Faizan Ahmad||JMI, New Delhi||Mechanism of Survival of Ethanol Producing Organisms: Role of Cellular Compatible Osmolytes In Counteracting the Deleterious Effects of Ethanol on Structure, Stability and Function of Proteins|
|17:00 – 17:30||Sanjib Senapati||IIT Madras, Chennai||Lipid Transfer Mechanism of Cholesteryl Ester Transfer Protein between HDL and LDL|
|17:30 – 18:00||Apurba Kumar Sau||NII, Delhi||Arginase of Helicobacter Gastric Pathogens Utilizes a Unique Non-Catalytic Triad for Catalysis; a Possible Strategy to Develop Specific Inhibitors|
|18:00 – 18:30||FREE|
|18:30 – 19:15||Hindustani Classical & Semi‐Classical Recital (Vocal): Prof Subhendu Ghosh, Delhi University, Delhi|
|19:15 – 20:00||Punjabi Cultural Program|
|20:00 – 21:30||Conference Dinner|
|21:30 – 22:30||Session 3 Chairperson: D. Balasubramanian|
|21:30 – 22:00||Jayant Udgaonkar||NCBS, Bangalore||How Does the Prion Protein Misfold?|
|22:00 – 22:30||Rajan Sankaranarayanan||CCMB, Hyderabad||Chiral Proofreading: Mechanistic and Functional Implications|
|END OF DAY 1|
|08:30 – 11:00||Session 4 Chairperson: Amitabha Chattopadhyay|
|08:30 – 09:00||B. Padmanabhan||NIMHANS, Bangalore||The Impact of Crystallization Conditions on Structure Based Drug Design: A Case Study of the Brd2 Bromodomain Complex|
|09:00 – 09:30||Samudrala Gourinath||JNU, New Delhi||Structural and Functional Studies of Myosin Ib: Understanding the Role in Phagocytic Cup Formation of Entamoeba Histolytica|
|09:30 – 10.00||Govardhan Reddy||IISc, Bangalore||Protein Collapse and Folding|
|10:00 – 10:30||Shivprasad Patil||IISER Pune, Pune||Viscoelasticity of Single Proteins and Its Significance in Protein Dynamics|
|10:30 – 11:00||Pramit Chowdhury||IIT Delhi, New Delhi||Local Modulations in Conformations of Proteins in Presence of Macromolecular Crowding|
|11:00 – 11:30||Tea Break|
|11:30 – 13:00||Session 5 (Young Researcher Talks) Chairperson: R. Sowdhamini|
|11:30 – 11:50||Shanti Swaroop Srivastava||CCMB, Hyderabad||Ratna Phadke Award Talk: Enigmatic World of βγ-Crystallins Beyond the Eye Lens|
|11:50 – 12:02||Neha Jain||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA||Inhibition of Curli Assembly and Biofilm Formation in E.coli by the Human Systemic Amyloid Precursor Transthyretin|
|12:02 – 12:14||Ranajit Nivrutti Shinde||IMTECH, Chandigarh||Ion Transfer into the Active Site of DHBPS: Mechanistic Insights from MD Simulations|
|12:14 – 12:26||Sanchita Mukherjee||IISER, Kolkata||Computational Approach to Engineer Rationally Designed Nanostructured Molecular Transporters for siRNA Delivery|
|12:26 – 12:38||Prateek Jain||National Agri – Food Biotechnology Institute, Mohali||Designed Dominant Negative: A Potent Technology to Study Gene Regulation|
|12:38 – 12:50||Pritha Ghosh||NCBS, Bangalore||A Tale of Two Paralogs: Human Transformer2 Proteins with Differential RNA-Binding Affinities|
|12:50 – 13:00||Discussion with Oral Presenters|
|13:00 – 14:00||Lunch Break|
|14:00 – 15:30||Poster Evaluation and Tea|
|15:30 – 18:00||Session 6 Chairperson: M. K. Mathew|
|15:30 – 16:00||Chaitali Mukhopadhyay||Calcutta University, Kolkata||Structure and Dynamics of Ternary Bilayers Containing Ganglioside Gm1|
|16:00 – 16:30||Prasenjit Bhaumik||IIT Bombay, Mumbai||Studies on p. Falciparum Plasmepsins to Decipher their Functional Mechanism, and Acquire Knowledge for Developing Antimalarial Drugs|
|16:30 – 17:00||Rajesh Kumar||Central University of Punjab, Bhatinda||Role of Macromolecular Crowding on Structural, Kinetic and Thermodynamic Properties of Metalloproteins|
|17:00 – 17:30||S. Kumaran||IMTECH, Chandigarh||Substrate-Induced Dissociation of Competitive Inhibitor: Evidence for Competitive-Allostery|
|17:30 – 17:45||Tea Break|
|17:45 – 19:45||Session 7 Chairperson: N. Srinivasan|
|17:45 – 18:15||Bishwajit Kundu||IIT Delhi, New Delhi||Insights of Amyloid Interaction Network and Designing Structure based Anti‐Amyloidogenic Biomolecules|
|18:15 – 18:45||Neelanjana Sengupta||IISER Kolkata, Kolkata||Cold Thermal Denaturation in a Globular Protein: Signatures of Early Unfolding Investigated with Computer Simulations|
|18:45 – 19:15||Deepak Sharma||IMTECH, Chandigarh||Anion Size and Charge modulate Mechanical Stability of Protein: A Single Molecule Force Spectroscopy Study|
|19:15 – 19:45||M.S. Madhusudhan||IISER Pune, Pune||3D Structure and Mechanism of Intermediate Filament Assembly|
|20:00 – 21:30||Conference Dinner|
|21:30 – 22:00||Session 8 Chairperson: Jayant Udgaonkar|
|21:30 – 22:00||Sudipta Maiti||TIFR, Mumbai||Inter-Residue Contacts as Critical Targets for Modulating Amyloid Properties|
|22:00 – 22:30||M. K. Mathew||NCBS, Bangalore||Notes from the Underground: Role of a Transmembrane Helix in Transmitting Information across a Bilayer|
|END OF DAY 2|
|08:30 – 11:00||Session 9 Chairperson: Sudipta Maiti|
|08:30 – 09:00||Balaji Prakash||CFTRI, Mysore||Exploring Substrate Promiscuity in Sugar Nucleotidylyltransferases and Identifying Two Commercially Employable Enzymes for Glycorandomisation|
|09:00 – 09:30||Srikrishna Subramanian||IMTECH, Chandigarh||Evolutionary Classification of Zinc Finger Proteins|
|09:30 – 10.00||Aravind Penmatsa||IISc, Bangalore||Mechanism and Pharmacology of Neurotransmitter Transport|
|10:00 – 10:30||Ravi Venkataramani||TIFR, Mumbai||Towards Quantitative Descriptions of Biomolecular Dynamics: Molecular Descriptors for Sorting Ubiquitin Family Proteins|
|10:30 – 11:00||Neel Bhavesh||ICGEB, New Delhi||RNA Recognition Motifs (RRMs): A Story of one Fold with Different Partners|
|11:00 – 11:30||Tea Break|
|11:30 – 13:30||Session 10 Chairperson: K V R Chary|
|11:30 – 12:00||Bishwajit Kundu||IIT Delhi, New Delhi||Insights of Amyloid Interaction Network and Designing Structure based Anti-Amyloidogenic Biomolecules|
|12:00 – 12:30||Ashish||IMTECH, Chandigarh||I Can’t Wait for High Resolution Structures to Discover Lead Compounds”: Story of Isodesmosine|
|12:30 – 13:00||Arockiasamy Arulandu||ICGEB, New Delhi||Structural Basis of Ascorbate Recycling|
|13:00 – 13:30||Manisha Goel||Delhi University, Delhi||Chaperone Repertoires and Networks in Archaeal Genomes|
|13:30 – 14:30||Lunch Break|
|14:30 – 15:00||General Body Meeting|
|15:00 – 15:30||Concluding Session & Awards Proclamation|
|Tea and Depart|