REGISTRATION DEADLINE 31 December 2017 | ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE 1 December 2017 | CHOSEN PARTICIPANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY 5 December 2017 | PAYMENT DEADLINE 31 December 2017

About Us

The Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), founded on July 29, 1876 by Dr Mahendra Lal Sircar, is an autonomous Institute. It is the oldest research institute in India. The institute is devoted to the pursuit of fundamental research in the frontier areas of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Energy, Polymer and Materials. In each field, IACS nurtures young and innovative research fellows in their doctoral programs.

Sir C. V. Raman worked at IACS during 1907 to 1933 on various topics of Physics making discovery of the celebrated effect on scattering of light in 1928, which bears his name and that brought many accolades including the Nobel Prize (Nobel Lecture by Sir C V Raman and Presentation Speech by Professor H. Pleijel, Chairman of the Nobel Committee) in 1930. The American Chemical Society designated the Raman Effect as an International Historic Chemical Landmark in 1998.

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

  • Prof. Santanu Bhattacharya, Director and Senior Professor, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata
  • Prof. Samit Chattopadhyay, Director, CSIR - Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (CSIR-IICB), Kolkata
  • Prof. Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay, Vice Chancellor, Amity University Kolkata
  • Prof. Sharmila Sengupta, Director, National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG)
  • Dr. (Prof.) Vaskar Saha, Director of Tata Translational Cancer Research Center (TTCRC)

OBJECTIVE

The objective of this meeting is to bring together and initiate interdisciplinary interactions between researchers from the fields of system biology, chemistry, basic biology and clinical sciences. The topics of discussion include complexity of DNA topology, chromatin structure, chromosome segregation and the dynamics of biopolymers which are essential for cellular integrity. Defects in these processes can lead to large-scale genomic rearrangements which promote mutations and result in genome instability. This in turn may alter the transcription process leading to changes in gene expression profiles- a driving factor for multiple diseases, including cancer. To avoid the deleterious consequences of DNA damage accumulation, cells have developed DNA damage response pathways and DNA-repair systems which consist of complex signaling networks including activation of cell cycle checkpoints and reorganization of molecular motors for genome maintenance. However, understanding the molecular mechanism of DNA damage and chromosome stability is still unclear and needs interdisciplinary approaches to address the problem. Thus, we felt that there is an urgent need to provide a platform to facilitate interaction between the motivated and fast growing Indian scientific community and leading scientists across the world to enhance scientific interactions and promote collaborations. We believe that such endeavors contribute to reduction of intellectual barriers and encourage designing of new cancer therapeutic strategies.

Topics

  • Chromatin dynamics, DNA topology and transcription
  • DNA damage and repair mechanisms: Biochemistry, structure and chromatin
  • Genome Integrity, cancer development and therapy
  • Cell mechanics: dynamics of bio polymers and molecular motors

List of Speakers

Dr. Andrés Aguilera

University of Seville, Spain

Dr. Ashok Venkitaraman

University of Cambridge, UK

Dr. Roland Kanaar

Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Dr. Nicola Curtin

Newcastle University, UK

Dr. Anthony Maxwell

John Innes Centre, UK

Dr. Neil Osheroff

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, USA

Dr. Tej Pandita

Houston Methodist Hospital, USA

Dr. Giovanni Capranico

University of Bologna, Italy

Dr. V Nagaraja

JNCASR, Bangalore, India

Dr. Caroline Austin

Newcastle University, UK

Dr. Evi Soutoglou

IGBMC, Strasbourg, France

Dr. J.P. Arulanandam

University of Edinburgh, UK

Dr. Nitika Taneja

Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Dr. Sagar Sengupta

NII, Delhi, India

Dr. Debabrata Biswas

IICB, Kolkata, India

Dr. Abhik Saha

Presidency University, Kolkata, India

Dr. Tapas Kumar Kundu

JNCASR, Bangalore, India

Dr. Shantanu Chowdhury

IGIB, Delhi, India

Dr. Kaustuv Sanyal

JNCASR, Bangalore, India

Dr. Samit Chattopadhyay

IICB, Kolkata, India

Dr. Nishant KT

IISER, Trivandrum, India

Dr. Santanu K Ghosh

IIT, Bombay, India

Dr. Basuthkar J Rao

TIFR, Bombay, India

Dr. Ganesh Nagaraju

IISc, Bangalore, India

Dr. Suvendra N Bhattacharyya

IICB, Kolkata, India

Dr. Vaskar Saha

TMC, Kolkata, India

Dr. Govardhan Reddy

IISc, Bangalore, India

Dr. Shachi Gosavi

NCBS, Bangalore, India

Dr. Tapas Kumar Manna

IISER, Trivandrum, India

Dr. Bushra Ateeq

IIT Kanpur, India

Dr. Junran Zhang

Case western reserve University, USA

Organizers

Dr. Benu Brata Das (Convener)

Associate Professor and Wellcome Trust / DBT India Alliance Intermediate Fellow, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata

Dr. Siddhartha Sankar Jana

Associate Professor, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata

Dr. Arnab Ray Chaudhuri

Principal Investigator, Erasmus MC, Netherlands

Dr. Raja Paul

Associate Professor, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata

Dr. Prosenjit Sen

Associate Professor, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata

Dr. Biman Jana

Associate Professor, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata

Dr. Prasant C Singh

Assistant Professor, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata

Dr. Deepak K Sinha

Associate Professor, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata

Registration

We invite abstracts for poster presentation from interested participants including PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. Please send an application to the conference email: iabs@iacs.res.in according to the prescribed format given below. All applications must be accompanied by an abstract and a brief CV. The abstract should be of less than 200 words, written in plain ASCII, in latex format or in MS Word attached with the e-mail.

  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE 31 December 2017
  • ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE 1 December 2017
  • CHOSEN PARTICIPANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY 5 December 2017
  • PAYMENT DEADLINE 31 December 2017

An email notification will be sent to all selected participants. They are requested to register as per the instructions given below.

The outstation participants are requested to arrange for their own travel fund and accommodation.

Registration fee

Rs. 4000 ($ 100) for students/post-doctoral fellows without accommodation.

Rs. 6000 ($ 150) for faculty without accommodation

Rs 30,000 ($ 600) for the Industry without accommodation

Contact

Director's office, IABS 2018
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
2A & 2B Raja S C Mullick Road, Jadavpur
Kolkata 700032
India
Email: iabs@iacs.res.in

The Registration Fee can be sent directly to

(1) the Symposium account through direct Bank Transfer; the details for bank transfer are given below

Bank Account Name: IABS 2018
Bank Account Number: 36953376359
Bank Name: STATE BANK OF INDIA
Branch Name: Jadavpur University
Branch Number: 00093
Address: 188 Raja SC Mullick Road, Jadavpur, Kolkata: 700032
IFSC Code: SBIN0000093

(3) Spot registration (Rs. 6000/- for student/faculty) without accommodation

Participants who wish to pay the registration fee at the conference venue (spot registration) must pre-registrar following standard registration guidelines. * The invited participants need not apply and need not pay any registration fee.

Format for application:
• Name:
• Designation:
• Affiliation:
• Title of the Poster:
• Accommodation: (Yes or No)
• IACS, is located in south of Kolkata and are connected with metro and local transport. Convenient hotels to conference sites will be suggested to the applicants from out side Kolkata.

Poster Presentation

Posters can be portrait/landscape orientation, with maximum dimensions of 85 cm wide (33 inch) x 110 cm high (43 inch). Please verify poster dimensions before printing your poster.

A poster number will be displayed at the top left corner of the board. The poster boards will be kept ready and pushpins will be supplied at each poster board.

The two best posters will be awarded.

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