MEETING PROGRAM

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Tuesday

Wednesday

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Abstracts
Schedule
 
Day 1: February 17, 2020 (Monday)

10:00am

Arrival and Registration

Guest House 2nd Floor

10:30-11:00

Welcome

Welcome and BPS Student Chapter Introduction

Session 1: Nanoscale Organization of Membranes

Chair: Durba Sengupta

11:00-11:30

Siewert-Jan Marrink

U Groningen, Netherlands

Computational modeling of complex membranes.

11:30-12:00

Satyavani Vemparala

IMSC, India

Membrane active biomimetic polymers: aspects of acquired functional structures and detection of membrane packing defects

12:00-12:30

V A Raghunathan

RRI, India

Fluid-Fluid Coexistence in Lipid-Sterol Membranes

12:30-13:00

POSTER FLASH TALKS

13:00-15:00                 LUNCH AND POSTER

Session 2: Membrane Trafficking

Chair: Thomas Pucadyil

15:00-15:30

Amit Chattopadhyay

CCMB, Hyderabad, India

Role of membrane lipids in Endocytosis of G Protein-Coupled Receptors

15:30-16:00

Manojkumar Puthenveedu

U Michigan, USA

Spatial encoding of GPCR signaling by membrane trafficking

16:00-16:30

Padmini Rangamani

UCSD, USA

Multiscale modelling of clathrin mediated endocytosis

16:30-16:50

BREAK

16:50-17:20

Arnab Gupta

IISER Kolkata, India

Unraveling the Decision Points in Polarized Membrane Trafficking: Lessons from ‘Wilson Disease’

17:20-17:50

Dhiraj Bhatia

IIT Ghandinagar, India

Innovative DNA based tools to study plasma membrane based receptor organization and trafficking in live cells

Banquet Dinner

 
Day 2: February 18, 2020 (Tuesday)

Session 3: Membrane and Physiology

Chair: A. Surolia

09:00-09:30

Siddesh Kamat

IISER Pune

An Integrated Chemoproteomics and Metabolomics Platform for Enzyme Function Annotation

09:30-10:00

Els Van Damme

Ghent U, Belgium

Lectin carbohydrate interactions: from the cytosol to the membrane, and beyond

10:00-10:30

Alessandro Prinetti

U Milan, Italy

Sphingolipid-dependent membrane organization and signaling orchestrating myelin repair

10:30-10:50

BREAK

Session 4: Membrane Topology

Chair: Padmini Rangamani

10:50-11:20

Pramod Pullarkat

RRI, India

Actin Dynamics in Membrane Nanotubes

11:20-11:50

Kheya Sengupta

CNRS, France

Do cells regulate adhesion via membrane fluctuations?

11:50-12:20

TBA

12:30-13:00

POSTER FLASH TALKS

13:00-15:00                 LUNCH AND POSTER

Session 5: Membrane Mechanics and Physiology

Chair: Pramod Pullarkat

15:00-15:30

Thomas Pucadyil
IISER Pune, India

Protein-Assisted Membrane Bending and Fission

15:30-16:00

Laurent Limozin

INSERM, France

From Single Nanobody-Antigen Bond to Antibody-Dependant Cell Cytotoxicity

16:00-16:30

Nagaraj Balasubramanian

IISER Pune, India

Cell-matrix Adhesion-Mediated Regulation of Membrane Trafficking

16:30-16:50

BREAK

Session 6: Membranes and Glycans

Chair: Amitabha Chattopadhyay

16:50-17:20

Subhash Basu

Notre Damme U, USA

Expression of Metastatic Cancer Cell Surface Glycome Codons During Apoptosis

17:20-17:50

Dipak Banerjee

University of Puerto Rico, USA

Membrane Component Biogenesis: Asparagine-linked (N-linked) Glycoproteins and their Regulation by Transmembrane Signaling.

17:50-18:20

A Surolia

IISc, India

Structure, Carbohydrate Specificity and Therapeutic Potential of β-Prism Fold Lectins

Dinner

Day 3: February 19, 2020 (Wednesday)
 

Session 7: Membranes and Transport

Chair: Manojkumar Puthenveedu

09:00-09:30

Jeet Kalia

IISER Bhopal, India

Employing the Double Knot Toxin-TRPV1 Ion Channel Complex as a Model System to Interrogate the Roles of Protein-Membrane Interactions in Protein Function

09:30-10:00

Mahendran KR

RGCB, India

Membrane Protein Pores for Single-Molecule Sensing

10:00-10:30

Nandita Madhavan

IIT Bombay, India

A Tetrapeptide Scaffold for Tunable Transmembrane Ion Transport

10:30-10:50

Jyothilakshmi Vadassery

NIPGR, India

Mechanistic role for Ca2+ Channels in Defense Signaling in Plants

10:50-11:10

BREAK

Session 8: Membranes and Transport

Chair: Els van Damme

11:10-11:40

K Ganapathy Ayappa

IISc, India

Unravelling Protein-Membrane Interactions for α Pore-Forming Toxins: A Multiscale View

11:40-12:10

Kausik Chattopadhyay

IISER Mohali, India

Structural Basis and Functional Implications of the Membrane Pore Formation Mechanisms Employed by Bacterial Pore-Forming Toxins

12:10-12:40

Rochish Thaokar

IIT Bombay, India

Experiments, Molecular and Continuum Studies on Membrane Electroporation and Liposomes in Strong Electric Fields

12:40-13:00

POSTER FLASH TALKS

13:00-15:00                 LUNCH AND POSTER

Session 9: Nanoscale Organization of Membranes

Chair: Siewert-Jan Marrink

15:00-15:30

Anand Srivastava

IISc, India

Interpretation of Phase Boundary Fluctuation Spectra in Biological Membranes with Nanoscale Organization

15:30-16:00

Nicoleta Bondar

Freie U, Germany

Molecular Simulations and Role of Water in Membrane Proteins

16:00-16:30

Ankona Datta

TIFR Mumbai, India

Reversible Chemical Tools for Probing Phospholipid Dynamics

16:30-17:00

BREAK

Session 10: Nanoscale Organization of Membranes

Chair: Nicoleta Bondar

17:00-17:30

Ananya Debnath

IIT Jodhpur, India

Dynamic Coupling of Hydration Layers to Fluid Phospholipid Membranes: Intermittency and Multiple Time-Scale Relaxations

17:30-18:00

Moutusi Manna

IISER Bhopal, India

Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Modulate Conformation and Toxicity of α-Synuclein by Modulating the Membrane Microenvironment through Lipid-Protein Interactions

18:00-18:30

Pinaki Talukdar

IISER Pune

Supramolecular Channel Machinery to Target Cancer with Ions

Dinner

Day 4: February 20, 2020 (Thursday)
 

Session 11: Functions of Membrane-Associated Proteins and Pathophysiology

Chair: Jeet Kalia

09:00-09:30

Shalini Low-Nam

Purdue U, USA

Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Activation at the Cell Surface is Tuned by Environmental Mechanics

09:30-10:00

Sadashiv Karnik

Cleveland Clinic, USA

Allosteric Modulation of Angiotensin Receptor

10:00-10:30

Manali Joshi

SPPU Pune, India

Molecular Insights Towards Inter-Individual Variability in the β2-Adrenergic Receptor

10:30-10:50

BREAK

10:50-11:10

Sandhya Koushika

TIFR Mumbai, India

LRK-1/LRRK-2 Controls Biogenesis and Polarized Trafficking of Synaptic Vesicle Precursors Through the Redundant Actions of SYD-2/Liprin-α and AP Complexes

11:10-11:30

Hirak Chakraborty

Sambalpur University, India

Development of Peptide-based Membrane Fusion Inhibitors utilizing Host’s Defense Mechanism

11:30-11:50

Moumita Bhaumik

ICMR-NICED, India

Unveiling the Role of Short Chain Fatty Acid in Cholesterol Regulation: Implication in Pathogen Colonization in Gut

11:50-12:20

Durba Sengupta

NCL, Pune

Dynamic Protein Interfaces and Conformational Landscapes of Membrane Protein Complexes

12:30-13:00

POSTER FLASH TALKS

13:00-15:00                 LUNCH AND POSTER +EXEC. COUNCIL MEETING

Session 12: Organelles and Membrane

Chair: Arnab Gupta

15:00-15:20

Mahendra Sonawane 

TIFR, India

Concerted activities of Myosin Vb and TOR pathway regulate membrane biogenesis to promote compensatory cell size increase in the developing epidermis

15:20-15:50

Dibendyu Bhattacharya

ACTREC, India

Development of Peptide-based Membrane Fusion Inhibitors utilizing Host’s Defense Mechanism

15:50-16:10

Break

16:10-16:30

Sponsored Talks

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DAAD

16:30-17:00

Poser Prizes and Conclusion

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