POSTER SESSION: Genomics and Translational Medicine @ Poster Corridor 1: First Floor Lobby Area
Aug 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
POSTER SESSION: Genomics and Translational Medicine @ Poster Corridor 1: First Floor Lobby Area | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
4:30 pm
Cultural Events @ Amriteshwari Hall
Aug 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cultural Events @ Amriteshwari Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
6:30 pm
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – 9:26 am
Introducing the Track, Neurobiology & Computational Neuroscience @ Amriteshwari Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
9:00 am
Shyam Diwakar, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Amrita School of Biotechnology
Aug 12 @ 9:12 am – 9:17 am
Introducing the Track, Genomics and Translational Medicine @ Acharya Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
9:12 am
Dr. Bipin Nair, Dean-Biotechnology, Amrita University
Aug 12 @ 9:15 am – 9:20 am
Introducing the Track, Biopropsecting and Bioengineering @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
9:15 am
Prof. Asoke Banerji Distinguished Professor, School of Biotechnology, Amrita University  
Plenary Address, Novel drug targets and novel drugs using proteomics technology @ Acharya Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
9:20 am
Sudhir Sahasrabudhe, Ph.D. CEO, Rines Therapeutics Research Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Utah, USA NOVEL DRUG TARGETS AND NOVEL DRUGS USING PROTEOMICS TECHNOLOGY Translational medicine is the conversion of scientific discovery into improvement of human health. The key to
Plenary Talk: Advances in the Development of Plant Molecular Foundries @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
9:20 am
Karen A. McDonald, Ph.D. Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies, University of California at Davis Advances in the Development of Plant Molecular Foundries Plants are a vast renewable source of important natural products, and the development of genetic engineering
Plenary Talk:  Watching the network change during the formation of associative memory @ Amriteshwari Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
9:27 am
Upinder S. Bhalla, Ph.D. Professor & Dean, NCBS, Bengaluru, India Watching the network change during the formation of associative memory The process of learning is measured through behavioural changes, but it is of enormous interest to understand its cellular and network
Invited Talk: Discovery, engineering and applications of Blue Fish Protein with Red Flourescence @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
10:00 am
S. Ramaswamy, Ph.D. CEO of c-CAMP, Dean, inStem, NCBS, Bangalore, India Discovery, engineering and applications of Blue Fish Protein with Red Fluorescence Swagatha Ghosh, Chi-Li Yu, Daniel Ferraro,  Sai Sudha, Wayne Schaefer, David T Gibson and S. Ramaswamy Fluorescent proteins
Aug 12 @ 10:20 am – 10:51 am
Invited Talk: Can we compute what we think? @ Amriteshwari Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
10:20 am
Gaute Einevoll, Ph.D. Professor of Physics, Department of Mathematical Sciences & Technology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) Multiscale modeling of cortical network activity: Key challenges Gaute T. Einevoll Computational Neuroscience Group, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 1432 Ås, Norway;
Invited Talk: A model to accelerate translation of academic discoveries into industry-ready technologies @ Acharya Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
10:27 am
Taslimarif Saiyed. Ph.D Chief Operating Officer, C-CAMP, NCBS, Bengaluru, India    
Aug 12 @ 10:35 am – 11:00 am
Invited Talk : Preclinical Outsourcing to India @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
10:35 am
Ganesh Sambasivam, Ph.D. CSO & Co-Founder, Anthem Biosciences India Preclinical Outsourcing to India The outsourcing segment is witnessing rapid changes with respect to the nature of work outsourced and the location. Cost is the major driver but other considerations such
Invited Talk:  Diagnostic Biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease from Noninvasive and State-of-the-art Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Technique @ Amriteshwari Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
10:53 am
Pravat Mandal, Ph.D. Professor, Neurospectroscopy & Neuroimaging, National Brain Research Center, India
Invited Talk: Screening flavonoids for NF-kB inhibitory effect as potential breast cancer therapy @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
11:00 am
Ayyappan Nair, Ph.D. Head, Business Development (Technologies, Discovery Biology), Anthem Biosciences & DavosPharma, New Jersey, USA Inhibition of NF-κB regulated gene expression by chrysoeriol suppresses tumorigenesis in breast cancer cells Amrutha K1, Pandurangan Nanjan1, Sanu K Shaji1, Damu Sunilkumar1, Subhalakshmi
Invited Talk: Managing the “Branch Manager”, Sprouty2, in Health and Disease @ Acharya Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
11:03 am
Tarun B. Patel, Ph.D Professor and Chair of Pharmacology, Loyola University, Chicago, USA        
Invited Talk: Alternative renewable resources: Issues and perspectives for India – the case of transport fuels @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
11:25 am
Ashok Pandey, Ph.D. Scientist F & Head, Biotechnology Division, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology-CSIR), Thiruvananthapuram, India Alternative renewable resources: Issues and perspectives for India – the case of transport fuels With the increase in the urbanization way of
Invited Talk: A Far- Western Clinical Proteomics Approach to Detect Molecules of Clinical and Pathological Significance in the Neurodegenerative Disease Multiple Sclerosis @ Amriteshwari Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
11:27 am
Krishnakumar Menon, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Centre for Nanosciences & Molecular Medicine, Amrita University, Kochi, India A Far-Western Clinical Proteomics Approach to Detect Molecules of Clinical and Pathological Significance in the Neurodegenerative Disease Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune neurodegenerative
Aug 12 @ 11:42 am – 12:07 pm
Invited Talk: Osteoarthritis: diagnosis, treatment and challenges @ Acharya Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
11:42 am
Hideaki Nagase, Ph.D. Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology-Centre for Degenerative Diseases, University of Oxford, UK Osteoarthritis: diagnosis, treatment and challenges Hideaki Nagase1, Ngee Han Lim1, George Bou-Gharios1, Ernst Meinjohanns2  and Morten Meldal3 Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology
Invited Talk:  Strategies for Diseases/Target Selection for Drug Discovery and a Multi-Targeted Approach to Metabolic Disorder @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
11:45 am
Pradip K. Bhatnagar, Ph.D. Former President & Head, Daiichi Sankyo Life Science Research Centre, India Strategies for Diseases/Target Selection for Drug Discovery and a Multi-Targeted Approach to Metabolic Disorder Drug discovery and development is a high risk and expensive undertaking.
Invited Talk: Functional MR Imaging of the brain: An Overview
11:51 am
Claudia AM Wheeler-Kingshott, Ph.D. University Reader in Magnetic Resonance Physics, Department of Neuroinflammation, UCL Institute of Neurology, London, UK Abstract Detecting neuronal activity in vivo non-invasively is possible with a number of techniques. Amongst these, in 1990 functional magnetic resonance
Aug 12 @ 12:10 pm – 12:30 pm
Invited Talk: Biology of plant infection by Magnaporthe oryzae @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
12:10 pm
Bharat B. Chattoo, Ph.D. Professor, Faculty of Science M.S.University of Baroda, India Biology of plant infection by Magnaporthe oryzae The rice blast disease caused by the ascomycetous  fungus  Magnaporthe oryzae is a major constraint in rice production. Rice-M.oryzae is also emerging
Invited Talk: Epigenetic Changes due to DNA Methylation in Human Epithelial Tumors @ Acharya Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
12:18 pm
K. Satyamoorthy, Ph.D. Director, Life Sciences Centre, Manipal University, India Epigenetic Changes due to DNA Methylation in Human Epithelial Tumors Extensive global hypomethylation in the genome and hypermthylation of selective tumor specific suppressor genes appears to be a hallmark of
Invited Talk:  Modelling the syncytial organization and neural control of smooth muscle: insights into autonomic physiology and pharmacology @ Amriteshwari Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
12:20 pm
Rohit Manchanda, Ph.D. Professor, Biomedical Engineering Group, IIT-Bombay, India Modelling the syncytial organization and neural control of smooth muscle: insights into autonomic physiology and pharmacology We have been studying computationally the syncytial organization and neural control of smooth muscle in
Plenary Address: A novel strategy for targeting metalloproteinases in cancer @ Acharya Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
1:30 pm
Gillian Murphy, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Oncology, University of Cambridge, UK A novel strategy for targeting metalloproteinases in cancer Epithelial tumours evolve in a multi-step manner, involving both inflammatory and mesenchymal cells. Although intrinsic factors drive malignant progression, the influence
Aug 12 @ 1:30 pm – 2:05 pm
Plenary Talk: Nano-biotechnology: Omega-3 Oils and Nanofibres @ Sathyam Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
1:30 pm
Colin Barrow, Ph.D. Chair in Biotechnology, School of Life & Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Australia Nano-biotechnology: Omega-3 Oils and Nanofibres The health benefits of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids are well established, especially for eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosapentaenoic acid (DHA)
Plenary Talk: Realistic modeling-new insight into the functions of the cerebellar network @ Amriteshwari Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
1:37 pm
Egidio D’Angelo, MD, Ph.D. Full Professor of Physiology & Director, Brain Connectivity Center, University of Pavia, Italy Realistic modeling: new insight into the functions of the cerebellar network Realistic modeling is an approach based on the careful reconstruction of neurons