Title: Patterns in Biology

2023 NCBS Annual Talks

January 23-25, 2023


Monday, January 23, 2023




Chair: Bhavana Muralidharan

9.00-9.45 am

Jan Marino (Nino) Ramirez

Rhythms and Patterns in the Brain: How the nervous system generates rhythmic activity and keeps us alive.

Chairs: Mridula Nambiar

9.45-10.10 am

Aswin Seshasayee

The evolution of bacterial genome organisation

10.10-10.35 am

Anjana Badrinarayanan

Old with a new twist: a novel bacterial adaptive response to methylation DNA damage

10.35-11.00 am


Chair: Vijaykumar Krishnamurthy

11.00 - 11.25 am

Sabarinathan Radhakrishnan

Cis-regulatory effect of Human papillomavirus integration in cervical cancers

11.25 - 11.50 am

Swadhin Jana

Are cilia and centrosomes essential for the homeostasis of long-lived cells?

11.50 -12.05 pm

Sankhanil Saha

IMPA1 dependent regulation of plasma membrane phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate turnover and calcium signalling by lithium

12.05-12.20 pm

Gaurav Singh

Is "form follows function" true for mitochondrial networks?

12.20-12.35 pm

Mangai Asokan

VISION Consortium: Immunogenicity of Covaxin and Covishield in healthy Indian adults

12.35-12.50 pm

Anusree Mahanta

A lipogenic state of immune cells regulates animal growth in nutrient stress

1.00-2.00 pm

Lunch, 1st floor canteen area

2.00-4.00 pm


Chair: Vishwesha Guttal

4.00-4.25 pm

Axel Brockmann

Pattern of A. dorsata nesting sites in Bangalore – Pattern of brain gene expressions associated with

time memory

4.25-4.50 pm

Mahesh Sankaran

Global change and the future of India's montane grasslands

4.50-5.15 pm

Uma Ramakrishnan

Connectivity and conflict in the heart of India: insights from central Indian tigers

5.15-5.35 pm

Suhel Quader

Finding out new things about the world with citizen science

5.35-6.10 pm


Chair: Sudha Kumari

6.10-6.30 pm

Sudharshan Gadadhar

Tubulin posttranslational modifications – role in cilia and beyond

6.30 – 6.45 pm

Renjitha Gopurappilly

iPSC modelling of early-onset Parkinson’s disease reveals changes in calcium signalling

6.45 – 7.00 pm

Pratibha Sanjenbam

Wrangling with microbiome instability

7.00 pm



Tuesday, January 24, 2023




Chair: Sowdhamini

9.00-9.25 am

Ranabir Das

Designed to Destroy: Effect of the proteasome targeting signals on substrate degradation rate

9.25-9.50 am

Shachi Gosavi

Using random sequence permutations to assess the structural robustness of proteins.

9.50-10.05 am

Shailya Verma

A genome-wide search of Toll/Interleukin-1 receptor (TIR) domain-containing adapter molecule (TICAM) and their evolutionary divergence from other TIR domain containing proteinsToll/Interleukin-1 receptor (TIR) domains

10.05-10.20 am

Sriram Narayanan

Stimulus expectation drives cerebellum-mediated predictive control of the optomotor response in larval zebrafish

10.20-11.00 am


Chairs: Swagata Ghatak

11.00 - 11.25 am

Upinder S. Bhalla

Optogenetic probing of pattern recognition by single neurons in the hippocampus

11.25 - 11.50 am

Sanjay P. Sane

Compensatory head movements in hawkmoths

11.50 - 12.15 pm

Sufyan Ashhad

preBötzinger Complex synchronization underlies breathing rhythmogenesis

12.15-1.00 pm

Sumantra Chattarji

How does the same stress cause opposite effects across the brain?
Back to the future

1.00-2.00 pm


2.00-4.00 pm


Chair: Radhika Venkatesan

4.00-4.25 pm

P.V. Shivaprasad

A new macromolecule repair toolkit to engineer climate resilience in plants

4.25-4.50 pm

Amey Redkar

Understanding the drivers and dynamics of spatiotemporally organized patterns in plant-microbe interactions

4.50-5.15 pm

Jyothilakshmi Vadassery

Life inside plant roots: How symbiotic fungi Piriformospora indica balances basal immunity and recruits host-derived metabolites for colonization

5.15-6.00 pm


Chair: Krushnamegh Kunte

6.00-6.45 pm

Joan Strassmann

Microbial Experimental Evolution: social behavior, mutualism, and predator-prey interactions

7.00 pm



Wednesday, January 25, 2023




Chair: Sandhya Ganesan

9.00-9.20 am

Sandipan Ray

Implementation of Circadian Rhythms in Health and Therapeutics

9.20-10.35 am

Krishnan S Iyer

Cellular compartmentalisation and receptor promiscuity as a strategy for accurate and robust inference of position during morphogenesis

9.35 – 10.00 am

Varadharajan Sundaramurthy

Sphere of influence: bystander mechanisms during Mtb infection

Chair: Satyajit Mayor

10.00 – 10.45

Ganesh Devy

Interpretation of Biology in Law and the Making of Criminals

10.45-11.15 am


Chair: Sundar Naganathan

11.15 - 11.40 pm

Shaon Chakrabarti

Inferring principles of cell-fate control from correlated cancer cell lineages.

11.40 - 12.00 pm

Sanhita Sinharay

Molecular imaging of disease biomarkers- From bench to bedside

12.00 - 12.20 pm

Deepa Subramanyam

Deciphering patterns of trafficking in neurodegeneration

12.20 - 12.40 pm

Sonia Sen

The blood-feeding behaviour of Anopheles stephensi mosquitoes


   1.00 - 2.00 pm


2.00-4.00 pm


4.00-7.00 pm

Management Board Meeting

5.45 pm

Poster awards

6 pm

Cultural Event

7:30 pm





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