Delegate Talk: “Molecular and physicochemical characterization of rhamnolipid biosurfactant produced by Pseudomonas sp JSK6″ @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
3:00 pm
Ganesh Kumar S, Kalimuthu K, Solomon Robinson David Jebakumar, Vimalan J Molecular and physicochemical characterization of rhamnolipid biosurfactant produced by Pseudomonas sp JSK6 Interest in microbial surfactants like rhamnolipids has been progressively increasing in recent years due to their diversity,
Aug 13 @ 9:05 am – 9:16 am
Introducing the Track: Genomics and Translational Medicine @ Acharya Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
9:05 am
Kartik Iyer Assistant Professor, School of Biotechnology, Amrita University
Aug 13 @ 9:10 am – 9:15 am
Introducing the Track: Bioinformatics & Computational Biology @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
9:10 am
Shyam Diwakar, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Amrita School of Biotechnology
Aug 13 @ 9:11 am – 9:16 am
Introducing the Track, Biomedical Engineering @ Amriteshwari Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
9:11 am
Dr. Bipin Nair, Dean-Biotechnology, Amrita University
Plenary Address: Making sense of pathogen sensors of Innate Immunity: Utility of their ligands as antiviral agens and adjuvants for vaccines. @ Acharya Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
9:17 am
Suryaprakash Sambhara, DVM, Ph.D Chief, Immunology Section, Influenza Division, CDC, Atlanta, USA Making sense of pathogen sensors of Innate Immunity: Utility of their ligands as antiviral agents and adjuvants for vaccines. Currently used antiviral agents act by inhibiting viral entry,
Aug 13 @ 9:20 am – 10:00 am
Plenary Talk: Modeling strategy based on Petri-nets @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
9:20 am
Jaap Heringa, Ph.D. Director & Professor of Bioinformatics, IBIVU VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands Modeling strategy based on Petri-nets In my talk I will introduce a formal modeling strategy based on Petri-nets, which are a convenient means of modeling biological
Invited Talk: Spatially Distributed and Hierarchical Nanomaterials in Biotechnology @ Amriteshwari Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
9:30 am
Shantikumar Nair, Ph.D. Professor & Director, Amrita Center for Nanosciences & Molecular Medicine, Amrita University, India   Spatially Distributed and Hierarchical Nanomaterials in Biotechnology  Although nano materials are well investigated in biotechnology in their zero-, one- and two-dimensional forms, three-dimensional
Aug 13 @ 10:06 am – 10:49 am
Plenary Talk: Biosensor and Single Cell Manipulation using Nanopipettes @ Amriteshwari Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
10:06 am
Nader Pourmand, Ph.D. Director, UCSC Genome Technology Center,University of California, Santa Cruz Biosensor and Single Cell Manipulation using Nanopipettes Approaching sub-cellular biological problems from an engineering perspective begs for the incorporation of electronic readouts. With their high sensitivity and low
Invited Talk:  Interpretation of Genomic Variation – Identifying Rare Variations Leading to Disease @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
10:20 am
Rajgopal Srinivasan, Ph.D. Principal Scientist & Head Bio IT R&D, TCS Innovation Labs, India Interpretation of Genomic Variation – Identifying Rare Variations Leading to Disease Genome sequencing technologies are generating an abundance of data on human genetic variations. A big challenge
Aug 13 @ 10:22 am – 10:50 am
Invited Talk: Genomics of Restriction- Modification Systems @ Acharya Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
10:22 am
D. Narasimha Rao, Ph.D. Professor, Dept of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India Genomics of Restriction-Modification Systems Restriction endonucleases occur ubiquitously among procaryotic organisms. Up to 1% of the genome of procaryotic organisms is taken up by the genes for these
Invited Talk @ Sathyam Hall
Aug 13 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Invited Talk @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
10:45 am
Ajay Shah, Ph.D. Director, Research Informatics, City of Hope , CA, USA  
Invited Talk: Interrogating Signaling Networks at the Single Cell Level in Primary Human Patient Samples @ Acharya Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
10:52 am
Michelle Hermiston, MD, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics University of California San Francisco, USA Interrogating Signaling Networks at the Single Cell Level In Primary Human Patient Samples Multiparameter phosphoflow cytometry is a highly sensitive proteomic approach that enables monitoring of
Aug 13 @ 11:11 am – 11:44 am
Invited Talk: Remote Patient Monitoring – Challenges and Opportunities @ Amriteshwari Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
11:11 am
Jaydeep Unni, Ph.D. Sr. Project Manager, Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems, Palo Alto, CA Remote Patient Monitoring – Challenges and Opportunities Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) is gaining importance and acceptance with rising number of chronic disease conditions and with increase in
Invited Talk: A cost-effective approach to Protein Structure-guided Drug Discovery: Aided by Bioinformatics, Chemoinformatics and computational chemistry @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
11:15 am
Kal Ramnarayan, Ph.D. Co-founder President & Chief Scientific Officer, Sapient Discovery, San Diego, CA, USA A cost-effective approach to Protein Structure-guided Drug Discovery: Aided by Bioinformatics, Chemoinformatics and computational chemistry With the mapping of the human genome completed almost a
Invited Talk: “Inside-out” NF-kappa B signaling in cancer and other pathologies @ Acharya Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
11:25 am
Shigeki Miyamoto, Ph.D. Professor, McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research – UW Carbone Cancer Center Department of Oncology, School of Medicine and Public Health University of Wisconsin-Madison “Inside-out” NF-κB signaling in cancer and other pathologies The NF-κB/Rel family of transcription factors contributes to critical
Aug 13 @ 11:40 am – 12:20 pm
Invited Talk: Rare disease diagnostic platform @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
11:40 am
Prashanth Athri, Ph.D. Senior Specialist, Strand Life Sciences, Bengaluru, India Rare disease diagnostic platform At Strand, genomic sequencing combined with bioinformatic analysis have provided discriminative diagnosis in the case of rare genetic disorders. Inspired by these cases, we are building
Invited Talk : Interdisciplinary Research Outcome of Biomedical Engineering @ Amriteshwari Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
11:45 am
Sneh Anand, Ph.D. Professor, Center for Biomedical Engineering, IIT-Delhi, India Interdisciplinary Research Outcome of Biomedical Engineering Natural science is an engineering marvel.  All innovations in health care technology have been inspired by biological systems.  A joint venture of the two
Aug 13 @ 11:50 am – 12:12 pm
Invited Talk: Pertubation of DNA topology in mycobacteria @ Acharya Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
11:50 am
V. Nagaraja Ph.D. Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India Perturbation of DNA topology in mycobacteria To maintain the topological homeostasis of the genome in the cell, DNA topoisomerases catalyse DNA cleavage, strand passage and rejoining of the ends. Thus,
Invited Talk: Regulation of the MHC complex and HLA solubilisation by the Flavivirus, Japanese Encephalitis Virus @ Acharya Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
12:13 pm
R. Manjunath, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Dept of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India REGULATION OF THE MHC COMPLEX AND HLA SOLUBILISATION BY THE FLAVIVIRUS, JAPANESE ENCEPHALITIS VIRUS Viral encephalitis caused by Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) and West Nile Virus
Aug 13 @ 12:14 pm – 12:41 pm
Invited Talk
12:14 pm
A. Vijayarajan Founder & CTO, InnAccel Consulting Services, Begaluru, India        
Plenary Talk: Interspike Interval Distribution of Neuronal Model with distributed delay: Emergence of unimodal, bimodal and Power law @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
1:20 pm
Karmeshu, Ph.D. Dean & Professor, School of Computer & Systems Sciences & School of Computational & Integrative Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. Interspike Interval Distribution of Neuronal Model with distributed delay: Emergence of unimodal, bimodal and Power law The study
Invited Talk: Gut microbiome and health- Moving towards the new era of translational medicine @ Acharya Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
1:30 pm
Sharmila Mande, Ph.D. Principal Scientist and Head, Bio Sciences R&D, TCS Innovation Labs, Pune Gut microbiome and health: Moving towards the new era of translational medicine The microbes inhabiting our body outnumber our own cells by a factor of 10.
Aug 13 @ 1:40 pm – 2:16 pm
Plenary Talk:  Biomaterials: Future Perspectives @ Amriteshwari Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
1:40 pm
Seeram Ramakrishna, Ph.D. Director, Center for Nanofibers & Nanotechnology, National University of Singapore Biomaterials: Future Perspectives From the perspective of thousands of years of history, the role of biomaterials in healthcare and wellbeing of humans is at best accidental. However,
Invited Talk: Targeting aberrant cancer kinome using rationally designed nano-polypharmaceutics @ Acharya Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
2:05 pm
Manzoor K, Ph.D. Professor, Centre for Nanoscience & Molecular Medicine, Amrita University Targeting aberrant cancer kinome using rationally designed nano-polypharmaceutics Manzoor Koyakutty, Archana Ratnakumary, Parwathy Chandran, Anusha Ashokan, and Shanti Nair `War on Cancer’ was declared nearly 40 years ago.
Invited Talk: Nanoscale Simulations – Tackling Form and Formulation Challenges in Drug Development and Drug Delivery @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
2:15 pm
Lalitha Subramanian, Ph.D. Chief Scientific Officer & VP, Services at Scienomics, USA Nanoscale Simulations – Tackling Form and Formulation Challenges in Drug Development and Drug Delivery Lalitha Subramanian, Dora Spyriouni, Andreas Bick, Sabine Schweizer, and Xenophon Krokidis Scienomics The discovery of
Aug 13 @ 2:17 pm – 2:35 pm
Invited Talk: Nanomaterials for 'enzyme-free' biosensing @ Amriteshwari Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
2:17 pm
Satheesh Babu T. G., Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Sciences, School of Engineering, Amrita University, Coimbatore, India Nanomaterials for ‘enzyme-free’ biosensing Enzyme based sensors have many draw backs such as poor storage stability, easily affected by the change in pH
Invited Talk: The system of PAS proteins (HIF and AhR) as an interface between environment and skin homeostasis @ Acharya Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
2:33 pm
Andrey Panteleyev, Ph.D. Vice Chair, Division of Molecular Biology, NBICS Centre-Kurchatov Institute, Moscow, Russia The system of PAS proteins (HIF and AhR) as an interface between environment and skin homeostasis Regulation of normal skin functions as well as etiology of
Invited Talk: Applying Machine learning for Automated Identification of Patient Cohorts @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
2:40 pm
Srisairam Achuthan, Ph.D. Senior Scientific Programmer, Research Informatics Division, Department of Information Sciences, City of Hope, CA, USA Applying Machine learning for Automated Identification of Patient Cohorts Srisairam Achuthan, Mike Chang, Ajay Shah, Joyce Niland Patient cohorts for a clinical
Delegate Talk: A Mobile Phone Application for Daily Physical Activity Monitoring in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease @ Amriteshwari Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
2:45 pm
H S M Kort, J-W J Lammers, S N W Vorrink, T Troosters Introduction Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a disabling airway disease with variable extrapulmonary effects that may contribute to disease severity in individual patients (Rabe et al.
Invited Talk: From Camels to Worms: Novel Approaches for Drug Discovery in Parkinson’s Disease. @ Acharya Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
3:02 pm
Tim Guilliams, Ph.D. Junior Associate Fellow at the Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge From Camels to Worms: Novel Approaches for Drug Discovery in Parkinson’s Disease The discovery of novel treatments for neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease,