National Conference on Ethology and Evolution 2015
A national conference on Ethology and Evolution was organized during October 30 – November 01, 2015. The conference was open to faculty, post-docs and students who are interested in ethology and evolution. However, given that IISERs were set-up with a mandate towards undergraduate research and education, we encouraged undergraduate and graduate students’ participation in the meet to showcase their research work and get feedback from the scientific community. A total of 120 participants attended the conference which included 3 invited plenary speakers, 6 invited young scientist and 90 students (PhDs and undergraduate) and the remaining were early career researchers. The participants were from institutes all over the country. These include: all 5 IISERs (Mohali, Kolkata, Pune, Trivandrum and Bhopal), NCBS, IISc, WII, JNCASR, KFRI, Periyar University, BHU, Gurukul Kangri University, Delhi University, Bangalore University, University of Hyderabad and Madurai Kamaraj University.
Three plenary speakers were invited for the conference who were experts in the field of Ethology and Evolutionary Biology, namely, Professor Mewa Singh, Life-Long Distinguished Professor, University of Mysore, Professor Uma Shankar, Professor, University of Agricultural Sciences and Professor Amitabh Joshi, Professor, JNCASR. Apart from this, six invited lectures were delivered by young scientists including Dr. Praveen Karanth, IISc Bangalore, Dr. Ullasa Kodandaramaiah, IISER TVM, Dr. Anuradha Bhat, IISER Kolkata, Dr. Sutirth Dey, IISER Pune, Dr. TNC Vdya, JNCASR, Dr. Bodhisatta Nandy, BHU, Varanasi.