Programme

Conference Venue:

ICSSR Complex, Panjab University, Main Campus, Sector – 14, Chandigarh.

Programme

12th October, 2017

09:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Registration

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Inaugural Function

Chief Guest: Prof. Rakesh K. Tuli

                   J.C. Bose Fellow and Senior Research Advisor,

                   Panjab University, Chandigarh

                   Former Executive Director, NABI, Mohali

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Session Chair: Prof. Gopal S. Gupta

Keynote Address by

Prof. Pawan K. Singal

University of Manitoba, Canada

Interplay of TLR4 and TLR2 in Cardiac Function During
Stressful Conditions

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Tea

Session II

Session Chair: Prof. Kuldip C. Kanwar

11:30 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.

IL – 1

Dr. Sanjiv Dhingra

University of Manitoba, Canada

Allogeneic Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy for Cardiac Regeneration

11:55 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

IL – 2

Prof. Devinder K. Dhawan

Panjab University, Chandigarh

Life with Radiation: An Overview

12:20 p.m. – 12:32 p.m.

OP – 1

Dr. Gurjit Kaur

GMCH, Chandigarh

Role of Pregnancy associated Plasma Protein, Placental growth factor and Ultrasonographic Markers in Preeclampsia

12:32 p.m. – 12:44 p.m.

OP – 2

Dr. Venus Singh Mithu

GNDU, Amritsar

How Ampiphilic Ionic-Liquids Induce Membrane Permeabilization in Lipid Membranes at Low Concentrations

12:44 p.m. – 12:56 p.m.

OP – 3

Prof. Shalmoli Bhattacharyya

PGIMER, Chandigarh

Propensity for Lineage Specific Differentiation – A Tale of Two Stem Cell Types

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Poster Session and Lunch

Session III

Session Chair: Dr. Rakesh Yashroy

3:00 p.m. – 3:12 p.m.

OP – 4

Ms. Anupreet Kaur

GNDU, Amritsar

Quantifying Conformational Dynamics in SUMO Proteins Using NMR Spectroscopy

3:12 p.m. – 3:24 p.m.

OP – 5

Ms. Payal Narang

University of Delhi, Delhi

An Unexplored Remarkable PNIPAM-Osmolyte Interaction Study: An Integrated Experimental and Simulation Approach

3:24 p.m. – 3:36 p.m.

OP – 6

Dr. Monika Sharma

IISER, Mohali

Modeling of Transporters: Molecular Basis for Substrate Binding and Specificity

3:36 p.m. – 3:48 p.m.

OP – 7

Ms. Kavya Bhakuni

University of Delhi, Delhi

Macromolecular Crowders Regulating Stability and Activity of Stem Bromelain in an Unexpected Way

3:48 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

OP – 8

Ms. Gayatri Puri

Panjab University, Chandigarh

PARP Inhibitor, Olaparib Protects Against the Acid Aspiration Induced Acute Lung Injury in Mice

4:00 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.

IL – 3

Prof. Prasad V. Bharatam

NIPER, Mohali

Biological Assemblies in Enzyme Structures : Limitations Biophysical Analysis

4:25 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Tea

Session IV

Session Chair: Prof. Natwar R. Kalla

4:45 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.

IL – 4

Dr. Poonam Thakur

Goethe University, Germany

Differential Vulnerability of Different Mouse Strains to Develop Parkinson’s Disease

5:10 p.m. – 5:22 p.m.

OP – 9

Dr. Tanzeer Kaur

Panjab University, Chandigarh

Effect of Hyperoxaluria on Endoplasmic Reticulum Environment and Its Consequences on Tamm Horsfall Protein

5:22 p.m. – 5:34 p.m.

OP – 10

Dr. Ravi P. Barnwal

Panjab University, Chandigarh

Insight into the Architecture, Function and Drug Development of RNA Assembly in Neisseria
meningitidis

5:35 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

IL – 5

Dr. Samrat Mukhopadhyay

IISER, Mohali

Protein Misfolding in Health and Diseases

6:00 p.m. – 6:25 p.m.

IL – 6

Dr. Ashish Ganguly

IMTECH, Chandigarh

Medium Throughput Screening of Druggable Molecules using Biomolecular SAXS

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dinner

13th October, 2017

Session I

Session Chair: Prof. Sankar N. Sanyal

co-Chairs:

Prof. P.C. Mangal
Prof. Devinder Mehta

Prof. Ashwani Koul

9:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.

IL – 7

Prof. Prabhakar M. Dongre

University of Mumbai, Mumbai

Aspects of Biophysics Curriculum: An Indian Perspective

9:55 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

IL – 8

Dr. Avneet Saini

Panjab University, Chandigarh

Biophysics under Choice Based Credit System

10:20 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

IL – 9

Ms. Sonia Chauhan

PGGCG – 42, Chandigarh

Early Introduction of Biophysics in Science Stream Post- Matriculation has Potential to Increase Its Role in Academia in India

10:45 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

IL – 10

Prof. Deepak K. Kapoor

IGMC, Shimla

Biophysics for Nursing Students

11:10 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Tea

11:40 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.

IL – 11

Prof. Punit Kaur

AIIMS, New Delhi

Contours of Biophysics for Medical Sciences

12:05 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

IL – 12

Prof. J. Jeyakanthan

Alagappa University, Karaikudi

High-throughput Crystallography and Its Importance in Drug Discovery

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Deliberations

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch

Session II

Session Chair: Prof. Durg V. Rai

2:00 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.

IP – 1

Mr Sushil Kumar
Field Application Manager
Protein Biology (India)
Marketing & Commercial Services
Merck Life Science Private Limited, India

Views from Merck

2:25 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

IP – 2

Representative from Panacea Biotec Limited, New Delhi

To be updated

2:50 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

IP – 3

Representative from IDS Infotech Limited, Mohali

To be updated

3:15 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.

IP – 4

Dr. Kanwar Vikas Singh

Managing Director,

Inulite Nutraceuticals Private Limited, Baddi

My Journey from Academia to Industry

3:40 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Awards and Vote of Thanks

4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Tea

4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Alumni Meet

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Break

Reassembly at the Department of Biophysics, BMS Block – II, South Campus, Sector – 25, Panjab University

6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Cultural Programme followed by Dinner

14th October, 2017

10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Hop-on Hop-off Tour of City Beautiful (Voluntary) From Hotel Shivalikview, Sector-17, Chandigarh