Viral Translation Network meeting (18th October 2022)

Theme: Pandemic science and perspectives on viruses

Venue:LH1 (NCBS)

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In order to enable viral ecosystems and translation networks require experts in modelling, surveillance, virology, vaccine science, immunology, clinical sciences,  manufacturing and distributions, basic science, computational biology and AI specialists along with others to work together. Inter disciplinarity requires both the presence of these different streams and a functioning knowledge of some of these various disciplines. Covid has dramatically driven home this argument and we need different ways and models of working together in different institutional structures.

Moving towards this, we have two inter disciplinary meetings lined up. The first one to be held on October 18that NCBS and the second one in Goa in mid November. 

The mid October meeting has Gautam Menon of Ashoka University giving a plenary talk followed by a number of colleagues largely drawn from IISc along with the BLISc campus.


9:30-9:45 - Prof. Sudhir Krishna (NCBS)-Opening remarks and introduction

9:45 - 10:30- Prof. Gautam Menon (Ashoka University)- Plenary Talk

10:30-11:00 - Tea

11:00-11:20 - Prof. Vijay Chandru (IISc, Strand, CrisprBits)

11:20-11:40 - Prof. Saumitra Das (IISc)/st johns

11:40-12:00 - Dr. Varsha Sridhar (Molecular Solutions)

12:00-12:20- Dr. Arun Sankaradoss (NCBS)

12:20-12:40 - Dr. Swetha Raghavan (NCBS)

12:40- 2:00 - Lunch

2:00-2:20- Prof. Jagadeesh Bayry (IIT Palakkad)

2:20-2:40- Dr. Shashank Tripathi (IISc)

2:40-3:00- Prof. Raghavan Varadarajan (IISc)

3:00-3:20- Dr. Meenakshi Iyer (NCBS)

3:20-4:00 - SHORT TALKS (10 minutes each )- Joshua, Pratik, Pallavi, Darshan (NCBS)

4:00-4:20- Tea

4:20-5:00- Panel discussion: Dr Farah Ishtiaq (TIGS), Dr Rita Mani (NIMHANS), Dr Akhilesh Pandey (IOB),

                                              Dr Shashank Tripathi (IISc), Prof. Vijay Chandru (IISc/ CrisprBits)

5:00-5:15- Vote of Thanks