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Date and Day: 15-12-2017, Friday

8:00 to 8:45 AM


9:00 to 9:30 AM

Welcome address and introduction by the HoD, BSBE Dept., IIT Kanpur

Session: Experts speak: Research methods in Developmental Biology

9:30 to 10:00 AM

On the worm, Caenorhabditis elegans, as the model organism

K. Subramaniam, IIT Madras

10:00 to 10:30 AM

On the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, as the model organism

Lolitika Mandal, IISER Mohali

10:30 to 11:00 AM

Tea break and interaction session

11:00 to 11:30 AM

On the zebrafish, Danio rerio, as the model organism

Sreelaja Nair, TIFR, Mumbai

11:30 to 12:00 PM

On the chick, Gallus gallus, as the model organism

Jonaki Sen, IIT Kanpur

12:00 to 12:30 PM

On the mouse, Mus musculus as the model organism

Raj Ladher, NCBS, Bangalore

12:45 to 1:45 PM

Lunch and interaction with student participants

Session: Developmental insights into disease mechanisms

2:00 to 2:45 PM

What do we learn by modeling cancer in fruit flies: peeping through the keyhole of conserved developmental programs

Anjali Bajpai, IIT Kanpur

2:45 to 3:30 PM

Apical projections in zebrafish epithelial cells: mechanisms of their formation
and disease links

Mahendra Sonawane, TIFR Mumbai

3:30 to 4:00 PM

Tea break and mingling

4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

A developmental biologist take on osteoarthiritis

Amitabha Bandyopadhyay

4:45 to 5:30 PM

Drosophila blood cell development: Hematopoiesis gets its wings

Lolitika Mandal, IISER Mohali

5:45 to 7:45 PM

Visiting the Developmental Biology laboratories using the Fly, Mouse and Chick



8:00 PM


Date and Day: 16-12-2017, Saturday

Session: Mechanisms of embryonic development: Insights from model systems Part I

9:00 to 9:45 AM

The influence of early cell biology on vertebrate embryogenesis

Sreelaja Nair, TIFR, Mumbai

9:45 to 10:30 AM

Selective activation of proteasome in the premeiotic germ cells by
PUF- 8 facilitates homologous chromosome pairing in C. elegans

K. Subramaniam, IIT Madras

10:30 to 11: 15 AM

The formation of the mechanosensory hair cell

Raj Ladher, NCBS, Bangalore

11:15 to 11:45 AM

Tea Break

11:45 to 12:30 PM

Challenges of morphogenesis: The problem of maintaining a fluid-like

state of an embryonic epithelial cell layer and its migration to form an adult body part

Pradip Sinha, IIT Kanpur

12:30 to 1:15 PM

Moderated panel discussion: How to choose a Ph.D. mentor

Anjan Banerjee, Sandhya P. Koushika, K.Subramaniam and Lolitika Mandal

1:30 to 3:00 PM

Lunch and mingling

Session: Mechanisms of embryonic development: Insights from model systems Part II

3:00 to 3:45 PM

Traffic jams in neurons: physical and chemical regulation

Sandhya P. Koushika, TIFR, Mumbai

3:45 to 4:30 PM

StBEL5/11/29: All three Mobile RNAs play an activator-repressor role to

control tuber development in potato-The 3rd most important food crop in the planet

Anjan Bannerjee, IISER Pune

4:30 to 5:00 PM

Tea break

5:00 to 5:45 PM

Molecules that sculpt the forebrain

Jonaki Sen, IIT Kanpur

5:45 to 6:00 PM

Concluding session with vote of thanks

7:00 to 8:00 PM

Informal discussion session leading to dinner

8:00 PM onwards

Dinner with members of the BSBE Department


BSBE Winter Workshop 2017
Biological Sciences & Bioengineering
Indian Institute of Technology
Kanpur 208016 [UP]

Email: bsbe.ww2017[at]
Tel: 0512-259- 4057/4072

Contact persons:
Mr. Pankaj Gupta
Ms. Meenu Sachdeva

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