The month of March begins with Indo-Japan meetings. The first one is the Kumamoto-NCBS/inStem workshop with the focus on the developments in the field of stem cell biology during which, we will have a delegation from the Institute for Molecular Embryology and Genetics in Kumamoto, Japan.

This will be followed by the Indo-Japan (NCBS/inStem-ISIR, Osaka University) meeting, exploring the cutting edge research in the field of chemical biology. Two eminent scientists (Prof. Kazuhiko Nakatani and Dr.ChikaraDohno) from Osaka University will be sharing their research; broadly falling in the areas of small molecule mediated recognition of nucleic acids with potential applications in disease diagnosis and treatment.

To facilitate some exchange with them, we’ve organised a series of talks spread across two days. 

Indo-Japan (NCBS/inStem-ISIR, Osaka University) Meeting: Interfacing Chemistry and Biology


DAY  1

11th March 2019

Advances in Chemical Biology

Chair: Prof. Sudhir Krishna

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Prof. Kazuhiko Nakatani

Small molecules targeting DNA and RNA repeats as potential drugs for neurological disorders

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

Dr. ChikaraDohno

Targeting RNA structure and function by synthetic RNA binding ligands

3:30 pm ­- 3:55 pm

Dr. Akash Gulyani

Probing cellular dynamics, eye-brain regeneration and natural light sensing

3:55 pm - 4:15 pm

Tea/Coffee Break

4:15 pm - 4:40 pm

Ketan  Thorat

Catalytic preventive technologies to prevent pesticide exposure

4:40 pm - 5:05 pm

Dr. Sanjukta Mukherjee

Regulation of miRNA by small cyclic molecules in cancer

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Dinner (Off campus)

DAY  2

12th March 2019

Flavour of Research on campus

Chair: Dr. Shannon Olsson

10: 00 am­- 10:25 am

Prof. M. K. Mathew

Setting the Tone: Mechanical Forces Generated by the Beating Heart Influence its Electrical System

10: 25 am - 10:50 am

Prof. Arvind Ramanathan

Identifying metformin as a candidate therapeutic for the orphan disease Maple Syrup Urine Disease

10:50 am - 11:15 am

Dr. VinothkumarKuttiRagunath

CryoEM and potential for studying small molecule binding

11:15 am - 11:30 am

Tea/Coffee Break

11:30 am - 11:55 am

Dr. Radhika Venkatesan

Chemical Ecology of Tritrophic Interactions

11:55 am - 12:20 pm

Dr. Shruti Malviya

Mare Incognitum: A Deep Dive into the Mysterious World of Plankton

12:20 pm - 12:45 pm

Dr. Anshika Singh

Wonderful World of Marine Sponges

12:45pm - 2: 00 pm

On campus Lunch and informal discussion over Lunch