IISERM Colloquia and Seminars - 2009


108. Seminar December 23rd, 2009 (Wed 11:00 am) Nilotpal Ghosh

"Andreev Reflection at FM/SC Heterostructure and Physical Property Measurements of Single Crystals"

107. Seminar December 15th, 2009 (Tue 10:00 am) Amit Kumar (Universit de Toulouse, France)

"Electronic properties of two dimensional electronic systems (graphene and graphite) in magnetic quantum limit"

106. Seminar December 14th, 2009 (Mon 4:00 pm) Dr. Nirmalya Kumar Chaki

"Chemistry of Nanoclusters: Building-Blocks for Advanced Functional Materials"

105. Seminar December 3rd, 2009 (Thu 3:00 pm) Dr Ravikumar Ponnusamy (Univ. of California, USA)


104. Seminar November 30th, 2009 (Mon 4:00 pm) Dr. Bhadresh Rami

"Organization in Protein Systems"

103. Seminar November 30th, 2009 (Mon 3:00 pm) Dr. Hem Chandra Kandpal

"New materials for spintronics: Half-metallic ferromagnet Heusler compounds"

102. Seminar November 23rd, 2009 (Mon 3:00 pm) Dr Soumen Paul (University of Kansas Medical Center)

"Stem Cells: Mechanisma of Self Renewal Vs Differentiation"

101. Colloquium November 18th, 2009 (Wed 4:00 pm) Prof. N. Mukunda (IISc. Bangalore)

"Space and Time in Life and Science"

100. Seminar November 18th, 2009 (Wed 3:00 pm) Dr. Mangala Prasad Singh (Univ. of Sherbrooke)

"Cation ordering and functional behavior of multiferroic double perovskite films"

99. Colloquium November 17th, 2009 (Tue 4:00 pm) Prof. K. B. Sinha (JNCASR Bangalore)

"Quantum Field Theory- a Rich Source for Mathematical Ideas"

98. Seminar November 16th, 2009 (Mon 4:00 pm) Santanu K. Maiti (Narasinha Dutt College, Howrah)

"Mesoscopic Physics and Nanoelectronics"

97. Special Seminar November 13th, 2009 (Fri 4:00 pm) Prof. I. B. S. Passi (IISER Mohali)

"Chandigarh to China"

96. Seminar November 11th, 2009 (Wed 4:00 pm) Guntupalli Prasad (IISER Kolkata)

"Implications of the mobile Indian raft for the evolution and dispersal of biota: Fossil evidence from the Deccanvolcanic province"

95. Seminar November 11th, 2009 (Wed 3:00 pm) Arunansu Sil (Saclay FRANCE)

"Inflation and Supersymmetry Breaking"

94. Seminar November 3rd, 2009 (Tue 4:00 pm) Dr Harpreet Singh (David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA)

"Tale of Three Channels: P2X2, CLICs and Maxi K."

93. Seminar October 31st, 2009 (Sat 11:00 am) Dr. Debabrata Goswami (Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur)

"Vistas of Femtosecond Control"

92. Seminar October 30th, 2009 (Fri 4:00 pm) Dr. P. R. Vasudeva Rao (Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam)

"Perspectives on Nuclear Energy"

91. Seminar October 28th, 2009 (Wed 4:00 pm) Harvinder Kaur Jassal (HRI Allahabad)

"Theoretical and Observational aspects of dark energy"

90. Seminar October 27th, 2009 (Tue 3:00 pm) Dr. Sushil Mujumdar (TIFR)

"Coherent random lasing in disordered amplifying media"

89. Seminar October 26th, 2009 (Mon 4:00 pm) Dr.Sushmitha Baskar (University of Bergen, Norway)

"Cave Geomicrobiology in India: Status and prospects"

88. Colloquium October 23rd, 2009 (Fri 5:00 pm) Prof. Ashok Malik

"Pendulum �€“ The Paradigm of Oscillations"

87. Colloquium October 22nd, 2009 (Thu 4:00 pm) Prof. M.S. Raghunathan (TIFR, Mumbai)

"Geometry's dictate to Arithmetic - Falting's theorem"

86. Seminar October 13th, 2009 (Tue 4:00 pm) Dr. Santanu Mukherjee (Harvard University, USA)

"Asymmetric Catalysis: A Journey from Hydrogen-bonding to Lewis Acid Activation & Beyond"

85. Seminar October 12th, 2009 (Mon 4:00 pm) Dr. C.V.Srikanth (Massachusetts General Hospital)

"Novel role for Caspase-3 in Salmonella SipA processing: a twist in the tale of the virulence factor."

84. Seminar October 12th, 2009 (Mon 3:00 pm) Dr. Pallavi Kshetrapal (Harvard Medical School)

"Role of Notch signaling in Proliferation and Cancer."

83. Seminar October 9th, 2009 (Fri 5:00 pm) Dr. Shyamal Kumar Kundu (University of Tokyo)

"Rheology and the Structure of Hydrogel Based on Oligomeric Electrolyte"

82. Seminar October 9th, 2009 (Fri 4:00 pm) Dr. Asoka Biswas (University of Toronto)

"Entanglement: characterization and preservation against decoherence"

81. Seminar October 9th, 2009 (Fri 3:00 pm) Dr. Kuntal Pal (Osaka University, Japan)

"Chemistry of Molybdenum on the Enzyme Catalysis: Combined Experimental and Computational Model Study"

80. Seminar October 6th, 2009 (Tue 4:00 pm) Dr. Saikat Sengupta (Hebrew University, Israel)

"Arsenic Pollution in Groundwater of India and Bangladesh: Is the Mobilization Geogenic or Anthropozenic?"

79. Seminar October 5th, 2009 (Mon 3:00 pm) Dr Palash Mandal (Cleveland Clinic Foundation)

"Role of Adiponectin in Regulation of Kupffer Cell Signal Transduction by Ethanol"

78. Colloquium September 23rd, 2009 (Wed 5:00 pm) Prof N.D. Hari Dass, Poornaprajna Research Institute, Bangalore

"Yoichiro Nambu and Modern High Energy Physics."

77. Seminar September 22nd, 2009 (Tue 5:00 pm) Prof N.D. Hari Dass (IISc & PPISR, Bangalore)

"High Performance Computing."

76. Seminar September 22nd, 2009 (Tue 4:00 pm) Dr Nisheeth Agarwal (Johns Hopkins University)

"Role of cAMP in the pathogenesis of tuberculosis."

75. Seminar September 22nd, 2009 (Tue 12:00 noon) Dr. Ashwani Kumar Tiwari (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA)

"Dynamics of Methane Dissociation on Metal Surfaces."

74. Seminar September 18th, 2009 (Fri 4:00 pm) Dr. Chandran Karunakaran (Medical College of Wisconsin,USA)


73. Seminar September 11th, 2009 (Fri 4:00 pm) Dr. Rohit Joshi (Columbia University, New York, USA.)

"Molecular basis of Hox specificity."

72. Seminar September 10th, 2009 (Thu 4:00 pm) Dr. T. J. Dhilip Kumar (University of Michigan, USA)

"Structural, energetic and electronic properties of hydrogenated transition metal (Sc, Ti and Zr) clusters."

71. Seminar September 9th, 2009 (Wed 4:00 pm) Dr. Samarjit Bhattachryya (Stanford Univ, USA)

"The role of post-synaptic density proteins in AMPA receptor trafficking."

70. Seminar September 9th, 2009 (Wed 3:00 pm) Dr. Ramya T N C

"Shedding light on cell surface sialic acids and Siglec-glycoprotein interactions."

69. Seminar September 3rd, 2009 (Thu 4:00 pm) Dr. H N Kumara (NIAS, Bangalore)

"Distribution, abundance and conservation of mammals in Karnataka."

68. Seminar August 31st, 2009 (Mon 4:00 pm) Dr. Raja Kaliappan (University of Michigan, USA)

"Selectivity in photochemical reactions within water soluble hosts as nanoreactors."

67. Seminar August 25th, 2009 (Tue 4:00 pm) Dr. Anthony Arulraj

"Shear Strain in Perovskite Manganites."

66. Seminar August 24th, 2009 (Mon 4:00 pm) Dr. P. Bandyopadhyay

"Exploiting Molecular Self-assembly."

65. Seminar August 17th, 2009 (Mon 4:00 pm) Devyani Haldar (Institute of Life Sciences, Hyderabad, India)

"Reversible histone acetylation in maintenance of genomic integrity."

64. Seminar August 13th, 2009 (Thu 4:00 pm) Dr. Sankaran Nedumbamana

"Fluorescence sensing strategies"

63. Seminar August 13th, 2009 (Thu 3:00 pm) Dr. Himanshu Kumar (Osaka University, Japan)

"Recognition of viruses by Innate Immunity."

62. Seminar August 12th, 2009 (Wed 2:00 pm) Dr Sreekar Vadlamani (ISI, Bangalore)

"An infinite dimensional approach to study the geometry of random fields."

61. Seminar August 11th, 2009 (Tue 3:00 pm) Dr. R. Vijaya Anand (Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd, INDIA)

"Towards Synthesis of Natural and Unnatural Biologically Active Complex Molecules".

60. Seminar August 11th, 2009 (Tue 4:00 pm) Dr. V. S. Gowri

"A New Approach to remote homology detection (Assessment, strategies for improvement and its applications)".

59. Seminar August 6, 2009 (Thu 4:00 pm) Dr. Rumi De (Brown University, USA)

"Dynamics of cellular response to mechanical stress".

58. Seminar August 6, 2009 (Thu 3:00 pm) Dr. Joshy Joseph (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

"One electron oxidation of DNA: Factors affecting oxidative damage of nucleobases".

57. Seminar August 01, 2009 (Sat 3:00 pm) Volker Hartenstein (University of California, USA)

"Control of Blood Development in Drosophila: Why Developmental Studies help understanding all Aspects of Biomedicine, from Evolution and Biodiversity to Disease Mechanisms".

56. Seminar July 31, 2009 (Fri 4:00 pm) Dr. Surendra Singh (University College Dublin, Ireland)

"Synthesis of Chiral Transition metal Salen complexes and transition metals in synthetic methodology development".

55. Seminar July 31, 2009 (Fri 11:00 am) Dr Himanshu Khandelia ( University of Southern Denmark)

"Lipid Gymnastics and Lipid-Targeting Anticancer Drugs".

54. Seminar July 29, 2009 (Wed 11:00 am) Dr. Soumya Sinha Roy (Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia)

"Mitochondria - at the crossroad of life and death".

53. Seminar July 28, 2009 (Tue 4:00 pm) Dr. Sanchayan Neal Gupta (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)

"Preservation and sequestration of organic carbon in the Earth".

52. Seminar July 27, 2009 (Mon 4:00 pm) Dr. Vikram Gupta (Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, India)

"Study on active and palaeo landslides in the Northwestern Himalaya".

51. Seminar July 24, 2009 (Fri 3:00 pm) Dr. Vimlesh Kumar (Institute of NeuroScience, Trinity College, Dublin)

"Understanding Synaptic Regulation Using Genetics and Optophysiology".

50. Seminar July 24, 2009 (Fri 12:00noon) Dr. Sreepat Jain (Taylor and Francis Group, India)


49. Seminar June 30, 2009 (Wed 12:00noon) Anu Sabhlok (Univ of Louisville USA)

"Reading gender and nationalism in relief ".

48. Seminar June 24, 2009 (Wed 3:00 pm) Dr. Venkata Sriram K Gundimeda (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

"Oxidation of DNA: Damage to Nucleobases".

47. Seminar June 19, 2009 (Fri 04:00 pm) Dr. Pranaw Rungta (IISc Bangalore)

"Quantum computation: Physical resource requirements and the role of entanglement".

46. Seminar June 19, 2009 (Fri 03:00 pm) Dr. Biswajit Saha (Kyoto University, Japan)

"Fullerene Self-assembly during Benzene Combustions: DFTB Molecular Dynamics Simulations".

45. Seminar June 17, 2009 (Wed 09:30 am) Dr. Anuradha Bhat (University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK)

"Influence of habitat and scale on fish diversity patterns and assemblage structure in natural and disturbed stream systems".

44. Seminar June 10, 2009 (Wed 11:00 am) Professor Un Cig Ji (Chungbuk National University, Korea)

"Stochastic calculus and its applications".

43. Seminar May 27, 2009 (Wed 11:00 am) Dr. Mrinal Kanti Das (ISI, Kolkata)

"Euler class groups: Introduction and beyond".

42. Seminar May 21, 2009 (Thu 4:00 pm) Dr. A. Venkatesan (University of Nottingham, UK)

"Dissipation in gold nanomechanical resonators at millikelvin temperatures".

41. Seminar May 5, 2009 (Tue 11:00 am) Dr. Prabal Paul (Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad)

"On the PAPR of cosets of linear codes".

40. Seminar May 5, 2009 (Tue 10:00 am) Dr. Angshuman Roychoudhury (BITS-Pilani)

"X-ray Crystallography: Wide Range Applications in Modern Science".

39. Seminar April 23, 2009 (Thu 4:00 pm) Dr. Bhaskarjyoti Sarmah (Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA)

"Inositol polyphosphates: Novel effectors of cilia and developmental signaling".

38. Seminar April 17, 2009 (Fri 4:00 pm) Dr. K. Krishnamoorthy (University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA)

"Charge Transport in Polymer Material".

37. Seminar April 16, 2009 (Thu 5:00 pm) Dr. Anil Thakur (Advanced Institute of Science and Techology, Japan)

"Study of polymer-metal interfaces by using bias dependent photoluminescence & photo induced memory techniques".

36. Seminar April 16, 2009 (Thu 4:00 pm) Dr. Subhasis Panja (Arhus University, Denmark)

"Information on excited states of molecular dianions from lifetime measurements and absorption spectroscopy".

35. Seminar April 15, 2009 (Wed 3:00 pm) Dr. N. Narayanan (The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai)

"Acyclic Edge Colouring Planar Graphs : The Discharging Methods".

34. Seminar March 24, 2009 (Tue 4:00 pm) Dr. Joydeep Bhattacharjee (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, USA)

"Towards development of new electronic structure methodologies and designing functional nano materials".

33. Seminar March 23, 2009 (Mon 5:00 pm) Dr. Siddartha Lal (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

"Mixed edges and inhomogeneous quantum Hall systems".

32. Seminar March 23, 2009 (Mon 4:00 pm) Dr. Priyadarsi De (PhaseRx Pharmaceuticals, Seattle, WA, USA)

"Advanced Materials by Living/Controlled Polymerization".

31. Seminar March 20, 2009 (Tue 4:00 pm) Dr. Jayanta Haldar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)

"Infectious Diseases: the ways to tackle".

30. Seminar March 17, 2009 (Tue 4:00 pm) Dr. Basant K Patel (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)

"Yeast Prions: Replication elements for Protein-only genetic inheritance".

29. Seminar March 16, 2009 (Mon 5:00 pm) Dr. Sujit Kumar Ghosh (BITS-Pilani Goa Campus)

"Single-molecule interfacial electron transfer dynamics in dye sensitized TiO2 nanoparticles".

28. Seminar March 16, 2009 (Mon 4:00 pm) Dr. Sasmita Barik (IMA, Bhubaneswar)

"On Nonsingular Trees And A Reciprocal Eigenvalue Property".

27. Seminar March 16, 2009 (Mon 3:00 pm) Dr. Surjeet Singh (Universite Paris-Sud, Orsay, France)

"Single-crystal growth and physical properties of some oxide compounds of pyrochlore and cuprate families".

26. Seminar March 13, 2009 (Thu 4:00 pm) Dr. Sanjit Konar (Universitat Bielefeld, Germany)

"Porous Capsules and Encapsulation Chemistry: Perspectives of Chemistry under Confined Conditions".

25. Seminar March 5, 2009 (Thu 3:00 pm) Dr. Shubhrangshu Dasgupta (University of Toronto, Canada)

"Quantum control by quantum interference".

24. Seminar March 5, 2009 (Thu 12:00 Noon) Dr Balaji Prakash (IIT, Kanpur)

"GTPases in Ribosome Biogenesis: A tale of a unique protein EngA".

23. Seminar March 4, 2009 (Wed 3:00 pm) Dr. A. Kundagrami (UMass Amherst, USA)

"Physics of charged polymers: their properties as soft materials".

22. Seminar March 4, 2009 (Wed 11:00 am) Prof. Dipendra Prasad (TIFR, Mumbai)

"Classical group".

21. Seminar March 3, 2009 (Tue 4:00 pm) Dr. R. Arun (Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad)

"Quantum Interferences in Resonance Fluorescence".

20. Seminar 27th February 2009 (Fri 4:00 pm) Dr. Anjan Chakraborty (Florida State University, USA)

"Dynamics of Solvent Relaxation and Photoinduced Electron Tranfer in Organised Assemblies and Spectroscopic State of Vitamin D Field Photochemistry".

19. Seminar 26th February 2009 (Thu 5:00 pm) Dr. Rajeev Kapri (TIFR, Mumbai)

"Unzipping an Adsorbed Polymer and DNA by Force".

18. Seminar 26th February 2009 (Thu 4:00 pm) Dr. Anirban Roy (Assam University, Assam)

"Distinguishability and cloning by Local operation and classical communication".

17. Seminar 25th February 2009 (Wed 4:00 pm) Dr. Sudip Barman (University of Alberta, Canada)

"Molecular Electronics: Conducting Polymer Memory Devices Based on Dynamic Doping".

16. Seminar 24th February 2009 (Tue 4:00 pm) Dr. Shaibal K Sarkar (University of Colorado, Boulder, USA)

"Semiconductor Sensitized Solar Cells: Aspects of Different Deposition Techniques".

15. Seminar 24th February 2009 (Tue 3:00 pm) Prof. S. P. Singh (University of Western Ontario, Canada and BHU, Varanasi)

"`Ky Fan's best approximation theorem and applications".

14. Seminar 18th February 2009 (Wed 4:00 pm) Prof. Roddam Narasimha (JNCSAR & Univ of Hyderabad)

"`The Queen of the Tropical Sky' The fluid dynamics of the cumulus cloud".

13. Seminar 18th February 2009 (Wed 12:00 Noon) Prof. Roddam Narasimha (JNCASR Bangalore)

"Yukti: The philosophy of Classical Indic Science".

12. Seminar 18th February 2009 (Wed 12:00 Noon) Dr. Kshudiram Mantri (National University of Singapore)

"Ferric salt hydrates as catalysts for the esterification of fatty acids with fatty alcohols".

11. Seminar 17th February 2009 (Tue 5:00 pm) Dr. Inamur R. Laskar (BITS Pilani)

"Phosphorescent Materials for Efficient Organic Light Emitting Diodes".

10. Seminar 17th February 2009 (Tue 4:00 pm) Dr. Varadharajan Srinivasan (University of California, Berkeley, USA)

"Probing the origins of adsorption-induced surface stresses in nano-mechanical cantilever sensors from first-principles".

9. Seminar 17th February 2009 (Tue 3:00 pm) Dr. Kunwar Pal Singh (IIT Delhi)

"Modeling of Dielectric Barrier Discharge plasma actuator for separation control in aerodynamics".

8. Seminar 16th February 2009 (Mon 5:00 pm) Dr. Rajesh Mishra (Dortmund University of Technology, Germany )

"Amyloid Proteins and Diseases ".

7. Seminar 11th February 2009 (Wed 4:00 pm) Prof. K. N. Pathak (Vice Chancellor Punjab University, Chandigarh )

"Current fluctuations in ideal quantum gases ".

6. Seminar 6th February 2009 (Fri 5:00 pm) Prof. G. Krishnamoorthy (TIFR, Mumbai)

"Molecular motion is essential for life".

5. Seminar 2nd February 2009 (Mon 5:00 pm) Prof. Antonio Varandas (University of Coimbra, Portugal)

"Eight decades of Born-Oppenheimer approximation".

4. Seminar 30th January 2009 (Fri 4:00 pm) Dr. Raj Kumar (University of Maryland, USA)

"Design and Synthesis of Novel Ring Expanded Heterocycles and their Corresponding Nucleosides as Potential Chemotherapeutic Agents for Cancer and Viral Diseases".

3. Seminar 28th January 2009 (Wed 3:00 pm) Dr. Manisha Yadav (Lund University, Sweden)

"Bacterial TIR-domains as virulence factor in urinary tract infection".

2. Seminar 5th January 2009 (Mon 4:00 pm) Dr. Chandra S Yelleswarapu (University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA)

"Optical Fourier Techniques for Microscopy and Cancer Diagnosis".

1. Seminar 2nd January 2009 (Fri 4:00 pm) Dr. Kiran Sankar Maiti (Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany)

"A challenge to explore structure and ultrafast dynamics of protein and peptide using 2D IR spectroscopy".