Colloquia and Seminars - 2012


109. Seminar December 28th, 2012 (Fri 2:00 pm) Dr. Amol Holkundkar, BITS Pilani

"Laser interaction with atomic clusters and preformed plasma"

108. Seminar December 19th, 2012 (Tues 4:00 pm) Prof. Fabien Bretenaker, Laboratoire Aimé Cotton, Paris, France

"Electromagnetically induced transparency: a quantum interference effect to control the velocity of light"

107. Seminar December 17th, 2012 (Mon 4:00 pm) Dr. Vinita Gowda, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC

"Building evolutionary trees of tropical herbs: Ecology, phylogenetics, and evolution within Zingiberales."

106. Seminar December 13th, 2012 (Thur 4:00 pm) Dr. Kanak Saha, MPE Germany

"Secular evolution in disk galaxies: impact of dark matter halos"

105. Seminar December 10th, 2012 (Mon 4:00 pm) Dr. Amilan Jose

"Chemistry meets biology via molecular recognition: Supramolecular receptors for bioanalytes and catalysis"

104. Seminar December 5th, 2012 (Wed 5:30 pm) Dr. Deepak T. Nair, NCBS, TIFR, Bangalore

"Replication of the flaviviral genome: Structure of a pre-initiation state and mechanism of initiation"

103. Seminar November 29th, 2012 (Thur 4:00 pm) Dr. Prabuddha Chakraborty, ISI Chennai Center

"Presence of quantum diffusion in two dimensions: effect of inter-particle interactions on Anderson localization."

102. Seminar November 28th, 2012 (Wed 11:00 am) Prof M. S. Sriram, University of Madras

"Contributions to Mathematics in Ancient India"

101. Seminar November 27th, 2012 (Tues 5:00 pm) Nishikanta Khandai, Brookhaven

"Galaxy Formation in the High redshift Universe"

100. Seminar November 22nd, 2012 (Thur 4:00 pm) Dr. Ashutosh Sharma, Lucknow University

"Laser–Plasma Interaction: Theoretical and Numerical Modeling"

99. Seminar November 20th, 2012 (Tue 4:00 pm) Dr. Sunil Mishra, Halle, Germany

"Magnetization fluctuations and magnetization dynamics in NiO nanoparticles"

98. Seminar November 19th, 2012 (Mon 4:00 pm) Dr. Amar Nath Gupta, Uni. Alberta, Canada

"Observing protein folding and misfolding in the single-molecule regime with optical tweezers"

97. Colloquium November 16th, 2012 (Fri 5:00 pm) Dr. Valerie Gros, Gif sur Yvette, France

"Experimental characterization of volatile organic compounds in various atmospheres: From polar to urban environment"

96. Seminar November 14th, 2012 (Wed 4:00 pm) Prof. E. Dufourc, Institute of Chemistry & Biology of Membranes & Nanoobjects, Universite Bordeaux, France

"The French High Field NMR network and it use in Biophysics of Membrane Assemblies: lipids, peptides and colloids for health & nutrition"

95. Seminar November 8th, 2012 (Thur 2:00 pm) Dr. Rajesh V. Nair, BARC Mumbai

"Molding the light propagation and emission using photonic band gap structures"

94. Seminar November 5th, 2012 (Mon 5:00 pm) Dr. Smriti Mahajan

"Evolution of galaxies in cosmic suburbia"

93. Seminar November 1st, 2012 (Thur 4:00 pm) Dr. Ramesh Ahuja, University of Goettingen, Germany

"Time-Resolved Imaging, Spectroscopy and Microscopy using ultrafast gated Intensified CCD cameras"

92. Seminar November 1st, 2012 (Thur 4:00 pm) Dr. Jayanta Chatterjee

"Peptides: from chemical genetics to orally available drugs"

91. Colloquium October 31st, 2012 (Wed 4:00 pm) Prof. Vidyanand Nanjundiah, IISc, Bangalore

"Living Groups"

90. Seminar October 23rd, 2012 (Tues 11:00 am) Prof. Satpal Singh, State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo USA

"From Molecules to Mind to Society: Frontiers of Ignorance"

89. Seminar October 8th, 2012 (Mon 4:00 pm) Dr. Joyee Ghosh, Uni. Saarland, Germany

"Single Atom-Photon Interaction for Quantum Information Applications"

88. Seminar October 5th, 2012 (Fri 5:00 pm) Prof. Avinash Khare, IISER Pune

"Basic Constituents of Matter"

87. Seminar October 5th, 2012 (Fri 4:00 pm) Dr. Ananya Debnath, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany

"Multiscale modeling of processes involving biological macro and long chain molecules"

86. Seminar October 5th, 2012 (Fri 2:00 pm) Ms. Mamta Gulati, RRI Bangalore

"Unstable modes of counter--rotating nearly Keplerian discs"

85. Seminar October 4th, 2012 (Thur 5:00 pm) Prof. Pushpa Khare, CSIR Emeritus Scientist, IUCAA, Pune

"Metal and Dust component of the universe as determined through QSO absorption lines"

84. Colloquium October 3rd, 2012 (Wed 4:00 pm) Prof. D. M. Salunke, Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Gurgaon

"Revisiting tenets of specificity and recognition in immune system"

83. Seminar October 3rd, 2012 (Wed 4:00 pm) Dr. Subinoy Das, Aachen, Germany

"Mysteries of dark matter, dark energy and their possible connection to neutrino"

82. Seminar October Ist, 2012 (Mon 4:00 pm) Dr. Shamik Chakraborty

"Laser Spectroscopy in gas phase: Probing intrinsic properties of bio-molecules"

81. Seminar October Ist, 2012 (Mon 3:00 pm) Dr. Hilal Farooq, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar School of Earth, Ocean and Climate Sciences

"Arsenic contamination of the groundwater in Bengal delta"

80. Seminar September 24th, 2012 (Mon 4:00 pm) Dr. Pratika Dayal, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

"Light in the dark: galaxy evolution in the epoch of reionization"

79. Seminar September 18th, 2012 (Tues 4:00 pm) Dr. Gurpreet Kaur, Punjab University, Chandigarh

"Colloidal drug delivery systems"

78. Seminar September 13th, 2012 (Thur 5:00 pm) Dr. Atul Bhardwaj, University of Alberta, Canada

"Polysubstituted Tetrahydropyrans and NO Releasing Prodrugs as Safe Anti-inflammatory and Anti-cancer Agents: Synthesis, Biological Evaluation and Computational Studies"

77. Seminar September 13th, 2012 (Thur 4:00 pm) Dr. Vinay Kumar Tyagi, National Taiwan University

"Water Health Microbiology"

76. Seminar September 11th, 2012 (Tues 4:00 pm) Dr. Sanjay Pratihar, IIT Kharagpur

"Metal Catalysis: From Electrophilic to Nucleophilic"

75. Seminar September 10th, 2012 (Mon 4:00 pm) Dr. Shamsher Ali, Former President, Bangladesh Academy of Sciences

"New ways of teaching science and mathematics: Doing more with less"

74. Seminar August 30th, 2012 (Thur 4:00 pm) Dr. Vinod Chandra, INFN Florence

"Hot and Dense Nuclear Matter in Relativistic Heavy-ion Collisions"

73. Seminar August 29th, 2012 (Wed 4:00 pm) Dr. Mu. RamKumar, Department of Geology, Periyar University, Salem - 636011

"Integrated Chemo-Sequence stratigraphy: A Sure-Fire technique for Petroleum exploration and Stratigraphic Correlation"

72. Colloquium August 23rd, 2012 (Thur 4:00 pm) Dr. R. Ramachandran, Frontline, Delhi

"Scientists, Scientocracy and Science Communication in India"

71. Seminar August 17th, 2012 (Fri 4:00 pm) Dr. Sugumar Venkataramani

"Triradicals, Magnetic switching and Betalactam Antibiotics"

70. Seminar August 14th, 2012 (Tue 4:00 pm) Dr. S Saleesh Kumar

"Self Assembled Materials for Electro-Optic Applications"

69. Seminar August 13th, 2012 (Mon 4:00 pm) Dr. Bhupendra Nath Tiwari, INFN Rome

"Thermodynamic Geometry, Statistical Fluctuations and Black Holes in String Theory"

68. Seminar August 8th, 2012 (Wed 4:00 pm) Dr. Pulak K Ghosh, Digital Material Lab, RIKEN, Japan

"Quantum effects in energy and charge transfer in a wheel-shaped artificial photosynthetic complex"

67. Seminar August 7th, 2012 (Tue 4:00 pm) Dr. Soumen Mandal, Institute Neel, Grenoble, France

"Superconductivity: Its application in nanomechanical systems and spintronics"

66. Seminar August 7th, 2012 (Tue 3:00 pm) Dr. Siva Kesava Raju, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

"Grafted Polymers, Modified HPLC Supports and Speciation analysis methods for various Analytical Applications"

65. Seminar August 6th, 2012 (Mon 4:00 pm) Dr. Amit Verma, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi

"Study of safe disposal of high level radioactive wastes in deep underground repositories"

64. Seminar August 3rd, 2012 (Fri 4:00 pm) Dr. Venkatakrishnan Parthasarathy, University of Alberta, Canada

"Forging Bonds and Funneling Interactions for Functional Organics"

63. Seminar July 31st, 2012 (Tue 4:00 pm) Prof. Bryan Sanctuary, McGill University, Canada

"Spin, entanglement, non-locality and foundations of QM"

62. Seminar 16 July, 2012 (Mon 4:00 pm) Dr. Khalid Yousuf, Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu, J&K

"Carbohydrate to biologically significant compounds"

61. Seminar 9 July, 2012 (Mon 4:00 pm) Dr. Debashree Ghosh, University of Southern California, USA

"Understanding electron transfer processes in complex environments - Hybrid QM/EFP approach"

60. Seminar 5 July, 2012 (Wed 2:00 pm) Prof. J. Chengalur, NCRA-TIFR, Pune

"An Introduction to Radio Astronomy"

59. Seminar 29 June, 2012 (Fri 4:00 pm) Dr. Savita Chaudhary, Panjab University, Chandigarh

"Surfactant assisted synthesis of Metallic nanoparticles and Solubilization of Organochalcogen compounds"

58. Seminar 26 June, 2012 (Tues 4:00 pm) Prof. Hilda Cerdeira, IFT, UNESP, Sao Paolo, Brazil

"Identifying financial crises in real time"

57. Seminar 25 June, 2012 (Mon 4:00 pm) Dr. Santanu Karan, National Institute of Materials Science, Japan

"Carbon Crafted Into Ultrathin Membranes: Viscous Transport of Organic Solvents through Molecular Size Pores"

56. Seminar 30 May, 2012 (Wed 3:00 pm) Sanjeev Chandrayan, Deptt. of Biochemistry & Molecular Bio, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA

"Pyrococcus furiosus : A model thermophilic anaerobe for biofuel"

55. Seminar 21 May, 2012 (Mon 4:00 pm) Dr. Supriyo Das, Linnaeus University, Sweden

"Application of Environmental Geochemistry in Paleo-Reconstruction"

54. Seminar 17 May, 2012 (Thur 2:00 pm) Dr. V N Sivanandam, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA

"NMR Applications to Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics"

53. Seminar 8 May, 2012 (Tues 3:00 noon) Dr. Amit Ghosh, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

"Metabolic and Protein Structure Networks for Systems Biology"

52. Colloquium 25 April, 2012 (Wed 4:00 pm) Prof. Biman Nath, RRI, Bangalore

"Galactic outflows and cosmological implications"

51. Colloquium 20 April, 2012 (Fri 5:00 pm) Dr. Jaikumar Radhakrishnan, TIFR, Mumbai

"Endre Szemeredi's Random Structures and Algorithms"

50. Seminar 19 April, 2012 (Thur 12:00 noon) Dr. Ullas Kolthur Seetharam, TIFR Mumbai

"Sirtuins in metabolic/energy homeostasis and insulin signaling: implications on organismal survival and, aging and age-related diseases"

49. Colloquium 18 April, 2012 (Wed 4:00 pm) Prof. Pushpita Ghosh, CSMCRI, Bhavnagar

"Our initiatives in harnessing renewable energy sources for sustainable development"

48. Seminar 13 April, 2012 (Fri 5:00 pm) Dr. Gurdeep Rastogi Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616

"Beyond census: harnessing microbes for biotechnology"

47. Seminar 12 April, 2012 (Thur 5:00 pm) Dr. Jayeeta Bhawmik, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

"Development of Smart Nanotheranostics for Efficient Detection and Treatment of Cancer and Microbial Infection"

46. Seminar 10 April, 2012 (Tues 4:00 pm) Prof. S. Ramasesha, SSCU, IISc Bangalore

"Chemistry of Correlated Electrons"

45. Seminar 9 April, 2012 (Mon 6:00 pm) Dr. Sambuddho Mukherjee, Duke University Medical Centre, North Carolina

"T Cell Immunobiology in the Lung: Implications for Pulmonary Fibrosis"

44. Seminar 9 April, 2012 (Mon 5:00 pm) Dr. Varsha Singh, Duke University Medical Centre, North Carolina

"Innate immune responses to bacterial pathogens: Control by stress response pathways and the nervous system"

43. Colloquium 4 April, 2012 (Wed 4:00 pm) Prof. Jayant Udgaonkar, NCBS Bangalore

"How do proteins fold and unfold?"

42. Seminar 2 April, 2012 (Mon 5:00 pm) Dr. Yogish I. Holla, TIFR Mumbai

"Topological quantum field theory and Cobordism hypothesis"

41. Seminar 28 March, 2012 (Wed 10:00 am) Dr. S. Kathiroli, Member BOG, IISER Mohali


40. Seminar 27 March, 2012 (Tues 3:00 pm) Dr. Rishi Khatri, Max-Planck institute of Astrophysics, Garching

"Bose-Einstein condensation of CMB and damping of sound waves in the early Universe"

39. Colloquium 13 March, 2012 (Tues 5:00 pm) Prof. A. K. Kembhavi, IUCAA Pune

The Detection of Gravitational Waves: A New Experiment for India"

38. Seminar 13 March, 2012 (Tues 5:00 pm) Dr. Abhijnan Rej, Institute of Mathematics and Application, Bhubaneswar

"Motivic geometry of Feynman amplitude "

37. Seminar 7 March, 2012 (Wed 3:00 pm) Dr. Saibal Chatterjee, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland

"miRNA turnover: an emerging new sub-discipline in the field of (mi)RNA research "

36. Seminar 27 February, 2012 (Mon 5:00 pm) Dr. Nitin Patel, University of Southern California, USA

"Placenta Growth Factor in Pathophysiological Complications of Sickle Cell Disease"

35. Seminar 24 February, 2012 (Fri 5:00 pm) Dr. Gagandeep Gahlay, University of Wyoming, USA

"Evolving Paradigms in Sperm-Egg Recognition"

34. Seminar 23 February, 2012 (Thur 5:00 pm) Dr. Varadharaj Srinivasan, Catholic University of America

"Liouvillian extensions and the Galois theory of Linear differential equations"

33. Colloquium 21 February, 2012 (Wed 5:00 pm) Prof. Geoffrey Barton, University of Dundee, Scotland

"An overview of research at the Biology/Computing interface"

32. Colloquium 10 February, 2012 (Thur 2:30 pm) Prof. M. Vijayan, IISc Bangalore

"Development of Structural Biology in India. A Personal Perspective"

31. Seminar 8 February, 2012 (Wed 5:00 pm) Dr. Prasun Mukherjee, University of Pittsburgh, USA

"Lanthanide Sensitization in Semiconductor Nanoparticles"

30. Seminar 3 February, 2012 (Fri 5:00 pm) Dr. Rajakumara Eerappa, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute, New York, USA

"Mechanism of cytosine methylated DNA and the histone code read-out and interpretation by chromatin associated modules"

29. Seminar 3 February, 2012 (Fri 4:00 pm) Dr. Apurba L Koner, University of Oxford, UK

"Non-Covalent Chemistry in a Confined Nanospace and its Applications"

28. Seminar 3 February, 2012 (Fri 11:00 am) Dr. Ayan Mahalanobis, IISER Pune

"The discrete logarithm problem"

27. Seminar 2 February, 2012 (Thur 4:00 pm) Dr. Khushwinder Kaur, Panjab University, Chandigarh

"Effect of additives on the microstructure and properties of reverse micelles"

26. Seminar 2 February, 2012 (Thur 3:00 pm) Dr. Purusharth Rajyaguru, University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona

"To translate, remain silent or get destroyed: How are mRNA fate decisions made?"

25. Colloquium 1 February, 2012 (Wed 4:00 pm) Dr. S Sridhar, Raman Research Institute, Bangalore

"Interstellar, Interplanetary and MHD Turbulence"

24. Seminar 31 January, 2012 (Tues 5:00 pm) Dr. Mahender Singh, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai

"The Borsuk-Ulam theorem: Applications and Generalizations"

23. Seminar 31 January, 2012 (Tues 4:00 pm) Dr. Priyadarshi Satpati, Ecole Polytechnique, France

"A MD study for a GTP binding protein : Archaeal Initiation Factor 2"

22. Seminar 31 January, 2012 (Tues 3:00 pm) Dr. Sunanda Chatterjee, Laboratoire de Chemie et Biochemie, CNRS, France

"Peptides: Conformational Analysis and Applications in Biological Systems"

21. Seminar 27 January, 2012 (Fri 4:00 pm) Dr. Chandra Sekar Rout, Purdue University, USA

"Molecular charge transfer and surface enhanced Raman scattering studies of few layer graphene"

20. Seminar 27 January, 2012 (Fri 3:00 pm) Dr. Madhusudan Singh

"Sustainable device-based strategies - some results and future directions"

19. Seminar 25 January, 2012 (Wed 5:00 pm) Dr. Debabrata Biswas, The Rockefeller University

"Functional Characterization of Leukemogenic MLL Fusion and Fusion Partner Protein Complexes"

18. Colloquium 25 January, 2012 (Wed 4:00 pm) Dr. Aline Bonami, Emeritus, Universite d'Orleans, France

"Uncertainty Principles in the Euclidean spaces"

17. Seminar 25 January, 2012 (Wed 3:00 pm) Dr. Ullasa Kodandaramaiah

"From pattern to process: eyespots and sexual parasites in butterflies"

16. Seminar 24 January, 2012 (Tues 4:00 pm) Dr. Angshuman Nag, University of Chicago, USA

"Colloidal Quantum Dots to Nanocrystal Solids: Lighting, Doping, and Charge Transport"

15. Seminar 23 January, 2012 (Mon 3:00 pm) Dr. Abhimanew Dhir, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar

"Fluorescent Switches, Logic Gates and Devices to Metal Organic Frameworks"

14. Seminar 20 January, 2012 (Fri 4:00 pm) Dr. Dwaipayan Chakrabarti, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

"Engineering anisotropic interactions for soft materials"

13. Seminar 19 January, 2012 (Thur 4:00 pm) Dr. Jeet Kalia, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, U.S.A

"Chemistry, Biology and the Interface"

12. Seminar 18 January, 2012 (Wed 3:00 pm) Dr. Dhirendra K Simanshu, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY 10065, USA

"Molecular machineries involved in trafficking of signaling lipids and small RNA-mediated gene silencing"

11. Seminar 17 January, 2012 (Tues 4:00 pm) Dr. Suman Chakrabarty, University of Southern California, USA

"The curious case of Cytochrome c Oxidase: Elusive mutational effects on proton transport pathways"

10. Seminar 16 January, 2012 (Mon 11:00 pm) Dr. Iftikhar Burhanuddin, University of California, Los Angeles

"Some computational problems motivated by the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture"

9. Seminar 13 January, 2012 (Fri 4:00 pm) Dr. Raghav Rajan, University of California at San Francisco,USA

"Initiating a complex motor sequence: lessons from a song bird"

8. Seminar 13 January, 2012 (Fri 3:00 pm) Dr. Varadharajan Sundaramurthy, Zerial group, Max Planck Institute-CBG,Germany

"Boosting cellular trafficking machinery to get rid of /M. tuberculosis"

7. Seminar 12 January, 2012 (Thur 5:00 pm) Dr. Tirumala Chowdary, Tufts University, USA

"Passing The Baton – Structure Reveals Regulatory Role Of gH/gL Complex In Herpesvirus Entry"

6. Seminar 11 January, 2012 (Wed 3:00 pm) Dr. Divya Uma University of Maryland, USA

"Multi-sensory communication between predators and prey: from behavior to neurons"

5. Seminar 10 January, 2012 (Tues 4:00 pm) Dr. Guru Raj, University of Rochester, USA

"Group 4 Metal Oxide Catalysts for Olefin Polymerization and Copolymerization and Low Coordination Iron Complexes for Nitrogen Activation"

4. Seminar 9 January, 2012 (Mon 5:00 pm) Dr. D. Suryaramana, HRI, Allahabad

"Additive Energy of Large Sets of Primes and Monochromatic Representation"

3. Seminar 6 January, 2012 (Fri 3:00 pm) Dr. Bushra Ateeq, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA

"Characterization and Therapeutic Targeting of ETS Negative Prostate Cancer"

2. Seminar 4 January , 2012 (Wed 3:00 pm) Dr. Deepa Subramanyam, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA -94143, USA

"Cell fate transitions in development and cancer: regulation by microRNAs and epigenetic mechanisms"

1. Seminar 3 January , 2012 (Tues 4:00 pm) Dr. Ram Sagar, University of Oxford, UK

"Exploring and exploiting the carbohybrids towards biological application"