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Centenary celebrations of Department of Biochemistry, IISc


Formal Inauguration

Venue : Ground floor Auditorium, Biological Sciences Building IISc, Bangalore
21 Feb 2020

Centenary celebrations were formally inaugurated by Prof. C N R Rao, Bharat Ratna and Dr. Renu Swarup, Secretary, Dept. Of Biotechnology, Govt. Of India

10.00 - 10.10

Welcome by Prof P N Rangarajan
Chair, Department of Biochemistry

10.10 - 10.15

Opening Remarks by Prof D N Rao
Chair, Centenary Celebrations Committee

10.15 - 10.20

Remarks by Prof. Anurag Kumar
Director, IISc

10.20 - 11.00

Inaugural address
Prof. C N R Rao, Bharat Ratna
Chairperson: Prof. M. R. S. Rao

11.00 - 11.30


11.30 - 12.15

Keynote address
Dr. Renu Swarup,
Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India
Chairperson: Prof. G Padmanaban

12.15 - 12.30

Remarks by
Dr. P. R. Krishnaswamy

12.30-12.45 PM

Remarks by
Dr. Mahtab Bamji

12.45 - 12.50

Vote of thanks

12.50 - 13.20

Inauguration of Exhibition by
Dr. Renu Swarup

Chair: Prof. Umesh Varshney

14.30 - 15.15

Prof. Graham Walker, Dept. of Biology, MIT, Boston, USA
Unravelling Mutagenic Translesion DNA Synthesis:
A Journey from the Ames test to Cancer Chemotherapy

15.15 - 16.00

Dr. Anand Swaroop, National Eye Institute, NIH, Bethesda, USA
Rediscovering mitochondria through neurodegeneration, gene networks and epigenome

16.00 - 16.30


Chairs: Dr. Ajith Kamath and Dr. Y. V. B. K. Subrahmanyam

16.30 - 16.50

Dr. Neetu Gupta, Associate Professor,
Dept. of Inflammation & Immunity, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA
Systems biology analysis of healthy and pathogenic B lymphocytes at the bench and bedside

16.50 - 17.10

Dr. B V Ravi kumar, CEO, Xcyton Diagnostics,
Bangalore, India
Molecular Diagnostics for Data Driven Insights for
Management of Critical Infections

17.10 - 17.30

Dr. C S Ramesha, CEO, Medhus Bio, LLC.,
Mountain View, CA, USA
Biomarkers for Wearable devises

17.30 - 17.50

Dr. Shama Bhat, CEO, Bhat Biotech,
Bangalore , India

17.50 - 18.10

Dr. K. Nandabalan, CEO, InveniAI,
Guilford, CT, USA
The Nexus of Technology and Biology in Drug Discovery:
An Entrepreneurial Journey

18.10 - 18.30

Dr. George Thomas, Director, R&D,
SciGenom, Cochin India
Next-Gen Technologies for Crop Improvement

18.30 - 18.50

Prof. Ram Rajasekharan, Dean,
School of Life Sciences,
Central University of Tamil Nadu, India
My adventures with lipids

18.50 - 19.10

Dr. Girish Sahni,
CSIR - Institute of Microbial Technology , Chandigarh,India
Tangy-sweet memories of an "All-you-Can-Learn" period at IISc

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