Programme

Like the earlier editions, this meeting will be divided into two parts but with a switch. The first part—Young Investigators' Meeting will commence from the afternoon of 6th March 2017. This will feature PDF and YI poster presentations, scientific presentations by internationally renowned scientists, panel discussions and group activities. The Postdoctoral Fellows Satellite Meeting begins from 9th March for all Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) attendees and recruiters from various Institutions and Universities. For a day and a half, there will be networking sessions, short talks from the recruiters and talks by PDFs. 

PDF participants are expected to stay for the complete duration of the meeting (Satellite and YIM), and YI participants to attend the entire duration of the main YI meeting.

6th March

DAY 1: Young Investigators' Meeting 2017

  • 12.30 - 14.30

    Lunch


  • 14.30 - 14.45

    LS Shashidhara, IISER Pune - Opening Remarks


  • 14.45 - 15.00

    Ron Vale, UCSF - Introduction to YIM


  • 15.00 - 15.15

    Sumit Biswas, BITS Goa - Drawing battle lines: Our fight against cholera and the paraphernalia


  • 15.15 - 16.00

    Keynote by K VijayRaghavan, DBT Secretary


  • 16.00 - 16.30

    The EMBO Keynote Lecture: Anthony Hyman, MPI-CBG - From zoology to physics-how to avoid staying in your comfort zone


  • 16.30 - 17.00

    Tea/Coffee


  • 17.00 - 17.30

    Vineeta Bal, NII - Diversity of questions driven by curiosity: a low-flying career with exciting life


  • 17.30 - 18.30

    Panel Discussion on "Collaborations" - LS Shashidhara, Sudha Bhattacharya, Anthony Hyman, Jody Rosenblatt, Judith Kimble, Ueli Grossniklaus


  • 18.30 - 20.00

    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 2017

  • 9.00 - 9.30

    Jyotsna Dhawan, CCMB: The Cell Sublime


  • 9.30 - 10.00

    Judith Kimble, UW Madison - Of niches and networks


  • 10.00 - 10.15

    YI Talk 1: Chetana Sachidanandan, IGIB - The Tale of a Fish inCHARGE


  • 10.15 - 10.30

    YI Talk 2: Arvind Rengan, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad - The Road Not Taken” – Brachistochrone in Biomedical Research!


  • 10.30 - 11.00

    Tea/Coffee


  • 11.00 - 11.30

    Sudha Bhattacharya, JNU - Interesting molecular biology in a protozoan parasite: Big hurdles and small triumphs


  • 11.30 - 13.00

    Panel Discussion on "Women in Science" - Jyotsna Dhawan, Gagandeep Kang, Vineeta Bal, Pradeep Sinha, Ron Vale and Anindya Rana Sinha


  • 13.00 - 14.00

    Lunch


  • 14.00 - 14.30

    Jody Rosenblatt, University of Utah - Epithelial apoptosis: death by extrusion


  • 14.30 - 14.45

    Karen Dell, iBiology - iBiology, an Open Access Scientific and Educational Resource


  • 14.45 - 15.00

    Smita Jain, IndiaBioscience - Engaging Communities, Enabling Change


  • 15.00 - 15.15

    YI Talk 3: Sourav Datta, IISER Bhopal - Similar yet so different: Opposing roles of BBX proteins in light signal transduction


  • 15.15 - 15.30

    YI Talk 4: Subbulakshmi Chidambaram, Pondicherry University - Piwi-like proteins and somatic cells: A missing link


  • 15.30 - 16.30

    YI Panel Discussion 1: Setting up labs and lab management - Ramakrishnan Kannan, Aravind Kumar Rengan, Ashwini Godbole


  • 16.30 - 17.00

    Tea/Coffee


  • 17.00 - 19.00

    YI Poster session


  • 19.00 onwards

    Dinner on the lawn


  • 20.30 - 21.30

    YI + PDF Private Session

8th March

DAY 3: Young Investigators' Meeting 2017

  • 9.00 - 9.30

    Ueli Grossniklaus, University of Zurich


  • 9.30 - 10.00

    Gagandeep Kang, THSTI: Sticking it out when nothing works


  • 10.00 - 11.00

    YI Panel Discussion 2: Getting and managing grants - Benu Brata Das, Subbulakshmi Chidambaram, Amita Joshi


  • 11.00 - 11.30

    Tea/Coffee


  • 11.30 - 13.00

    Funding Session - Shahid Jameel, IndiaAlliance; Suman Govil, DBT; Savita Ayyar, NCBS; G Harish Kumar, DST; Luis Valente, EMBO


  • 13.00 - 14.00

    Lunch


  • 14.00 - 14.30

    Anindya Rana Sinha, NIAS - A Rolling Stone Does Gather Some Moss: Reflections on a Primate Life


  • 14.30 - 15.00

    Pradip Sinha, IIT Kanpur - Finding one’s own niche: A point of view from a homegrown researcher


  • 15.00 - 15.30

    Dinabandhu Sahoo, IBSD, Imphal - Antarctic to Arctic- setting up Lab in a remote place


  • 15.30 - 17.30

    PDF poster session with Tea/Coffee


  • 17.30 - 18.30

    Breakout session on Mentoring


  • 18.30 - 19.30

    On the beach!!


  • 19.30 onwards

    Banquet Dinner on the beach

9th March

DAY 4: PDF Satellite Meeting

  • 8.45 - 9.00

    Satyajit Mayor, NCBS - Introduction to The PDF Satellite Meeting


  • 9.00 - 10.30

    Panel Discussion on "Academia - Industry collaborations and cross career opportunities" - Satyajit Mayor, NCBS; S Ramaswamy, inStem; Sharmila Mande, TCS; Vilas Sinkar, NCCS; D S Reddy, NCL; Taslimarif Saiyed, C-CAMP


  • 10.30- 11.00

    Tea/Coffee (YIs leave)


  • 11.00 - 11.50

    PDF Talks Session 1 (9 PDFs talk for 5 mins each)


  • 11.50 - 12.40

    Directors Talks Session 1 (Satyajit Mayor, NCBS & InStem; G Raghurama, BITS Goa; Umesh Varshney, IISc; Gagandeep Kang, THSTI)


  • 12.40 - 13.30

    Lunch


  • 13.30 - 14.20

    PDF Talks Session 2 (9 PDFs talk for 5 mins each)


  • 14.20 - 15.10

    Directors Talks Session 2 (Pankaj Chandra, Ahmedabad Univerity; Sabyasachi Bhattacharya, Ashoka University; Sharmila Mande, TCS; Rakesh Mishra, CCMB; LS Shashidhara, IISER Pune)


  • 15.10 - 17.00

    PDF Poster Session with Tea/Coffee


  • 17.00 - 17.50

    PDF Talks Session 3 (9 PDFs talk for 5 mins each)


  • 17.50 -18.50

    Directors Talks Session 3 (Sudhanshu Vrati, RCB; Dinakar Salunke, ICGEB; Subeer Majumdar, NIAB; Dinabandhu Sahoo, IBSD; Rupinder Kaur, CDFD; Sandhya Sitaswad, NCCS )


  • 19.30 onwards

    Dinner

10th March

DAY 5: PDF Satellite Meeting

  • 09.00 - 10.00

    Directors Talks Session 4 (Roop Malik, TIFR; Tapas Kumar Kundu, JNCASR; Pratik Mutha, IIT Gandhinagar; Samit Chattopadhyay, IICB; CVR Murthy, IIT Jodhpur; Rahul Mohan, NCAOR)


  • 10.00 - 10.50

    PDF Talks Session 4 (9 PDFs talk for 5 mins each)


  • 10.50 - 11.15

    Tea/Coffee


  • 11.15 - 12.00

    PDF-Directors Session


  • 12.00 - 12.15

    LS Shashidhara, IISER Pune - Closing remarks to the PDF Satellite Meeting


  • 12.15 onwards

    Interaction with Directors, lunch and departure