Programme

Similar to the earlier editions, this meeting will be divided into two parts. The first part—Young Investigators' Meeting (YIM) will commence from the afternoon of 6 March 2019. This will feature:

1. Mentor talks by internationally renowned scientists both from India and abroad

2. Panel discussions and breakout sessions on various topics pertinent to young researchers

3. Young Investigator (YI) and Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) poster presentations and group activities with time to interact and network

4. Special Talks

The Postdoctoral Fellows (PDF) Satellite Meeting will begin from 9 March for all postdoctoral attendees and directors/vice chancellors of various institutions and universities. For a day and a half, there will be networking sessions, short talks by the directors/vice chancellors and talks by PDFs. The PDFs also get a chance to present their posters.

PDF participants are expected to stay for the complete duration of the meeting (YIM and PDF Satellite Meeting) from 6-10 March 2019, and YI participants to attend the entire duration of the main YI meeting (6-8 March 2019).

6th March

DAY 1: Young Investigators' Meeting 2019

  • 12.00 - 14.00

    Lunch


  • 14.00 - 14.15

    Short Talk-1


  • 14.15 - 14.30

    Introduction to YIM - Ron Vale, UCSF, USA


  • 14.30 - 15.15

    Keynote address K VijayRaghavan, PSA, Govt of India, New Delhi


  • 15.15 - 15.45

    Mentor Talk-1 DN Rao, IISc, Bangalore, India


  • 15.45 - 16.15

    Tea/ Coffee


  • 16.15 - 16.45

    Mentor Talk-2 Vidita Vaidya, TIFR, Mumbai, India


  • 16.45 - 18.15

    Panel Discussion - 1 Direction of Indian research - Collaborations, Publishing in science, Mentoring


  • 18:15 - 19.45

    YI Poster session (all YIs put up the posters for 2 days)


  • 20.00 onwards

    Dinner on the lawn

7th March

DAY 2: Young Investigators' Meeting 2019

  • 9.00 - 9.15

    Short Talk-2 LS Shashidhara, IISER, Pune on Science Education


  • 9.15 - 9.30

    Short Talk-3 Smita Jain, IBS, Bangalore, India


  • 9.30 - 10.00

    Mentor Talk-3 Dominique Bergmann, Stanford University, CA, USA


  • 10.00 - 10.30

    Mentor Talk-4 Amitabh Joshi, JNCASR, Bangalore, India


  • 10.30 - 11.00

    Tea/Coffee


  • 10.45 - 11.15

    Mentor Talk-5 B. Ravindran, ILS, Bhubaneshwar, India


  • 11.15 - 12:00

    Outreach in science, a special session by Arvind Gupta, IUCAA, Pune


  • 12.00 - 13.15

    Panel Discussion - 2 Funding for science in India (Sandeep Sarin, DBT; Shahid Jameel, IA; Srini V. Kaveri, CNRS)


  • 13.15 - 14.15

    Lunch


  • 14.15 - 14.45

    Mentor Talk-6 Boris Reizis, NYU, NY, USA


  • 14.45 - 15.45

    Break out session 1 Setting up labs and lab management


  • 15.45 - 17.15

    YI Poster session with Tea/Coffee


  • 17.45 - 19.00

    Transport to River Cruise


  • 19.00 onwards

    Dinner on the Cruise

8th March

DAY 3: Young Investigators' Meeting 2019

  • 9.00 - 9.15

    Short talk-4


  • 9.15 - 9.45

    Mentor Talk-7 Laura Johnston, NYU, NY, USA


  • 9.45 - 10.15

    Mentor Talk-8 Usha Vijayraghavan, IISc, Bangalore, India


  • 10.15 - 11.15

    Panel Discussion 3 Science communication


  • 11.15 - 11.45

    Tea/Coffee


  • 11.45 - 13.00

    Panel discussion 4 By the YIs, For the YIs


  • 13.00 - 14.00

    Lunch


  • 14.00 - 14.30

    Mentor Talk-9 Doug Koshland, Univ of California, Berkeley, CA USA


  • 14.30 - 15.00

    Mentor Talk-10 Saman Habib, CDRI, Lucknow, India


  • 15.00 - 17.00

    PDF poster session with Tea/Coffee


  • 17.00 - 18.00

    Session on Women in Science: short talk and discussion coordinated by Anitha Kurup


  • 18.00 - 18.15

    Closing remarks by Satyajit Mayor, NCBS, Bangalore, India


  • 18.15 - 19.30

    Free Time/ YI + PDF Private Session


  • 19.30 onwards

    Banquet Dinner on the lawn

9th March

DAY 4: PDF Satellite Meeting

  • 8.45 - 9.00

    Introduction to The PDF Satellite Meeting - Roop Mallik/ Rashna Bhandari


  • 9.00 - 10.00

    PDF Talks Session 1 (10 PDFs talk for 5 mins each)


  • 10.30- 11.00

    Directors Talks Session 1 [Each talk 10 mins]


  • 11.00 - 11.30

    Tea/Coffee


  • 11.30 - 12.30

    Directors Talks Session 2 [Each talk 10 mins]


  • 12.30 - 13.30

    Lunch


  • 13.30 - 14.30

    PDF Talks Session 2 (10 PDFs talk for 5 mins each)


  • 14.30 - 15.20

    Directors Talks Session 3 [Each talk 10 mins]


  • 15.20 - 17.00

    PDF Poster Session with Tea/Coffee


  • 17.00 - 18.00

    PDF Talks Session 3 (10 PDFs talk for 5 mins each)


  • 18.00 -18.50

    Directors Talks Session 4 [Each talk 10 mins]


  • 19.30 onwards

    Dinner

10th March

DAY 5: PDF Satellite Meeting

  • 09.00 - 10.00

    Directors Talks Session 5 [Each talk 10 mins]


  • 10.00 – 11.00

    PDF Talks Session 4 (10 PDFs talk for 5 mins each)


  • 11.00 - 11.30

    Tea/Coffee


  • 11.30 - 12.15

    PDF-Directors Session


  • 12.15 - 12.30

    Closing remarks to the PDF Satellite Meeting


  • 12.30 onwards

    Interaction with Directors, lunch and departure