Venue & Details



IISER PUNE, Dr. Homi Bhabha Rd., Pashan, Pune

TIME- 09:00 H

DATE: 01/03/2014

Thursday, 27 February 2014


IISER-Pune// TIFR-Bombay // NCL Pune // IIT-Bombay //ACTREC // Univ. of Pune

Time Event/Title Speaker
09:00-09:25 Registration & Breakfast
09:25-09:30 Welcome and brief introductions

Session 1: Molecular Biophysics A

09:30 Non-Boltzmann probability distribution and possibility of its application in protein folding Arijit Bhattacharyay, Div. of Phys. Sci., IISER Pune
10:00 The curious case of Cytochrome c Oxidase: Some simple ideas to approach complex problems Suman Chakrabarty,Physical and Materials Chemistry Division, NCL Pune
10:30 Denaturants unfold proteins by a two-step mechanism Santosh Kumar Jha, Physical and Materials Chem. Div., NCL Pune
11:00-11:15 Tea/Coffee break

Session 2: Molecular Biophysics B

11:15 Stability and Flexibility of Proteins Ravi Venkatramani, Dept. of Chem. Sci., TIFR
11:45 Structure and mechanism based protein engineering to confer selectivity of a guanine deaminase Ruchi Anand, Dept. of Chemistry, IIT-B
12:15 Dual regulatory switch modulating HtrA2 proteolytic activity: tighter control? Kakoli Bose, ACTREC, Kharghar, Mumbai
12:45-13:45 Lunch Break
13:45-14:30 Short talks (guidelines)
1) "Trypsin Assisted De-adhesion Dynamics :  How Much of Cell Mechanics Can We Learn?" SS Soumya, IIT-B
2) "Redesign – An Integrated protein engineering interface" Priyabrata Panigrahi, NCL Pune
3) "Distinct Segments of Amyloid Beta mediate initial steps of toxicity in Alzheimer’s Disease" Anand Das, TIFR-B
4) "Selective Deletion of the Internal Lysine Residue from the Peptide Sequence by Collisional Activation" Shibdas Banerjee, TIFR-B
5) "Discerning the molecular mechanism HtrA2 and PEA15 interaction" Chaganti Lalit, ACTREC
6) "Cell length variability in the clonal populations of E. coli" Manasi Gangan, IISER Pune
7) "The B-DNA to A-DNA transition: Interplay of Entropy and Water" Mandar Kulkarni, IISER Pune
14:30-15:45 Poster Session and tea/coffee + Snacks

Session 3: Cellular Biophysics

15:45 Assemble, Align, Polarise, Synchronise: how cytoskeletal networks drive cell behaviour Maithreyi Narasimha, TIFR
16:15 Mathematical modelling of amyloid filament kinetics Ranjith Padinhateeri, IIT-B
16:45-1700 Closing remarks


Authored by: P. Priyatham & C. Athale, IISER Pune