InSDB Biennial Meeting 2017

June 24 - 27, 2017 at IISER Pune, India


Tentative Schedule

Updated on: 7th July, 2017

Day I -24th June, 2017 (Saturday)

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch; Opening Mixer IISER Dinner Complex
Session I (Opening Session) Session Chair: Surendra Ghaskadbi
14:00 - 14:15 Opening Session  
14:15 - 15:00 Rakesh Mishra Non-homeotic function of homeotic genes
15:00 - 15:45 K Vijay Raghavan TBA
15:45 - 16:15 Tea/Coffee  
Session II Session Chair: JK Pal
16:15 - 16:45 Raghu Padinjat Phosphatidylinositol 5-phosphate 4-kinase regulates early endosomal dynamics during clathrin-mediated endocytosis
16:45 - 17:15 Deepa Subramanyan Regulation of embryonic stem cell pluripotency by vesicular trafficking
17:15 - 17:45 Richa Rikhy Formation and function of cellular architecture in Drosophila blastoderm embryos
17:45 - 18:15 Tea/Coffee  
18:15 - 18:45 Kavita Babu From pre-synaptic release to post-synaptic receptor maintenance: Claudins do it all at the Neuromuscular Junction
18:45 - 19:30 Shubha Tole Understanding Spatiotemporal Windows in Cortical Development
19:30 Dinner IISER Dinner Hall Complex

Day II -25th June, 2017 (Sunday)

Session III Session Chair: Sanjeev Galande
09:30 - 10:00  Sharad Kumar Understanding cell death regulation using Drosophila as a model
10:00 - 10:30  Vatsala Thirumalai Gap junctions instruct chemical synapse formation and dendritic growth
10:30 - 11:00  Josephine Bowles Mechanisms regulating germ cell development in the mouse fetal gonad
11:00 - 11:30  Tea/Coffee  
11:30 - 13:00
Platform Talks
Megha P3R mediated Ca2+ release regulates protein metabolism in Drosophila neuroendocrine cells: implications for development under nutrient stress.
Triveni Menon Requirement of Nuclear Envelope Centrosome Interactions for Survival during Early Vertebrate Embryogenesis
Jay Prakash Shukla

Ataxin-2 binding protein 1 is a context-specific positive regulator of Notch signaling during neurogenesis in fly

Chinmoy Patra The zebrafish ventricle: A hub of cardiac endothelial cells for in vitro cell behavior studies
Reeta Singh Notch signaling from epithelial tumors trigger sterile inflammation in Drosophila by activating the Toll ligand, Spätzle
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch  
13:30 - 16:15 Poster-I 40 Posters
Session IV Session Chair: Pradip Sinha
16:30 - 17:00 Cassandra Extavour TBA
17:00 - 17:30 Sourav Dutta The opposite roles of Arabidopsis BBX21 and BBX24 are dictated by their C-terminal regions and mediated through their multi-layered regulation of HY5
17:30 - 18:00 Amitabha Bandopadhyay How does the cartilage know where to segment?
18:00 - 18:30 Tea/Coffee  
18:30 - 19:00 Anuradha Ratnaparkhi Neuronal control of organ development: Role of Mon1
19:00 - 19:30 Srikala Raghavan Breaking Barriers: Role of Integrins in Epithelial Homeostasis and Sterile Inflammation
19:30 - 20:15 Norbert Perrimon Inter-organ Communication Network
20:30 Dinner IISER Dining Hall Complex

Day III -26th June, 2017 (Monday)

Session V Session Chair: Krishanu Ray
09:30 - 10:00 Gaiti Hasan Modulation of neuronal function by intracellular calcium signaling
10:00 - 10:30 Chetana Sachidanandan Modeling the rare congentinal disorder, Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome in zebrafish reveals possible therapeutic avenues
10:30 - 11:00 Sunil Laxman A metabolic basis for building complex, specialized cellular communities in a "simple" eukaryote
11:00 - 11:30 Tea/Coffee  
11:30 - 13:00
Platform Talks
Gokul Kesavan Midbrain hindbrain boundary (MHB) as a paradigm for boundary formation
Mallika Chatterjee The importance of suppressing Wnt in the developing cerebral cortex   
Sukanya Madhwal Olfaction mediated neuronal control for immune competency in Drosophila blood cells via GABA-shunt
Sanjeev Sharma Drosophila PIP4K activity regulates Insulin/PI3K signalling in cellular growth
Purna Gadre A pulsatile EGFR signalling in the somatic cells entrains germ cell divisions during Drosophila spermatogenesis
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch  
13:30 - 16:15 Poster-II 40 Posters
Session VI Session Chair: Jyotsna Dhawan
16:30 - 17:00 Suresh Jesuthasan Development of fear behavior in zebrafish
17:00 - 17:30 Yoshinori Tomoyasu Lobes or Gills: Exploring the origin of insect wings from an evo-devo perspective
17:30 - 18:00 Varun Chaudhary Mechanisms of Wg secretion and signaling in Drosophila wing epithelium
18:00 - 18:30 Maithreyi Narasimha Genetic and mechanical control of arc geometry, cell matching and interface remodeling contribute to precision and integrity in epidermal fusion during Drosophila dorsal closure
18:30 - 19:00 Break
19:00 - 20:30 Cultural Program AbGhanGaraje: Evoking saavan through khyal music
Artists: NishadMatange, RutwikBardapurkar and NeelayMehendale
20:30 Dinner Director's Bungalow

Day IV -27th June, 2017 (Tuesday)

Session VII Session Chair: SC Lakhotia
Development of Developmental Biology
09:30 - 10:00  Lolitika Mandal Drosophila blood cell development: a great model for definitive hematopoiesis
10:00 - 10:30  Ramkumar Sambasivan Axial polarization cues impinge on early mesoderm patterning and specify vertebrate anterior mesoderm
10:30 - 11:00  Vimlesh Kumar Regulation of Synaptic Morphogenesis and Function by Membrane Deforming Proteins in Drosophila
11:00 - 11:30  Tea/Coffee  
11:30 - 13:00
Platform Talks
Aritra Misra Co-expression of Tbx6 and Sox2 in an anatomically defined subpopulation of neuromesoderm progenitors identifies a transient progenitor cell state
Dhanya Radhakrishnan Self-organization follows cell polarity driven mechanism to recreate complete body plan
Sudeepa Nandi Tissue dynamics, cell behaviours and forces contributing to the positioning of the hindgut and the amnioserosa during Germ Band Retraction in Drosophila melanogaster
Sucheta Kulkarni UNC-16/JIP3 inhibits the function of regeneration promoting isoform of DLK-1
Darshika Tomer Role of mitochondrial morphology and activity in EGF and Notch signaling in Drosophila development
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch  
13:30 - 16:15 Poster-III 40 Posters
16:00 - 17:00 InSDB Board Meeting  
Session VIII Session Chair: Mahendra Sonawane
17:00 - 17:30 Nibedita Lenka Line1 mediated loss of function genetic screening unveils tollip and its novel role in Myogenic cell fate modulation.
17:30 - 18:00 Deepak Modi Transcriptional Landscape of Developing Mouse Gonads and its Modulation by Lhx2
18:15 - 18:45 Tea/Coffee  
18:45 - 19:15 Raj Lader Hitching a Ride: Pcdh15 transport into Inner Ear Cilia
19:15 - 19:45 Sam Mathew Myosin Heavy Chain-Embryonic is a Key Regulator of Skeletal Muscle Differentiation During Mammalian Embryonic and Fetal Development.
19:45 - 20:15 End-Note  
20:30 Dinner