Recent Advances in Chemical Biology


The Meeting of Society of Biological Chemists (India)

Mumbai Chapter, 19th August 2017

“Recent Advances in Chemical Biology”

Organised by : UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, Mumbai University Kalina Campus, Santacruz East, Mumbai 400098

Venue : Green Technology Building Auditorium, Mumbai University Kalina Campus.

  • 8:30 h – 9:00 h: Registration and Tea
  • 9:00 h – 9:45 h: Inauguration of the Meeting and Welcome address
  • 9:45 h - 10:30 h: Keynote address by Prof. Sanjeev Galande, IISER-Pune.
    "From Genome to Epigenome: A new perspective towards understanding complex disease”
  • 10:30 h – 10:45 h: Tea break
  • 10: 45 h – 13:15 h: Invited talks, 30 min each

Session I: Chemical Biology of Unicellular Organisms

  • 10: 45 h – 11:15 h: Prof. Hema Rajaram (BARC).
    “Superoxide dismutases of cyanobacterium, Anabaena: Their spatial distribution and nitrogen-dependent mitigation of oxidative stress”
  • 11: 15 h – 11:45 h: Dr. Ainavarapu Sri Rama Koti (TIFR).
    “Biophysical studies on malaria parasite cell surface circumsporozoite protein (CSP)”

Session II: Complexities of Biological Chemistry in Humans (30 min each)

  • 11: 45 h – 12:15 h: Prof. P. V. Devarajan (ICT).
    “Drug delivery strategy to surmount the blood brain barrier”
  • 12:15 h – 12:45 h: Prof. Sanjay Gupta (ACTREC).
    “Histone isoforms and variants: Importance in Cancer?”
  • 12:45 h – 13:15 h: Dr. Deepak Modi (NIRRH).
    “The HOX control of embryo-endometrial cross talk for initiation of pregnancy”
  • 10 mins Student presentation (selected from the Abstracts)
  • 13:30 h – 14: 30 h: Lunch break
  • 14:30 h – 15:30 h: Poster Session
  • 15: 30 h – 16:30 h: Invited talks, 20 mins. Each

Session III: Multicellular Systems and Their Environment

  • 15:30 h – 15:50 h: Dr. Mahesh Subramanium (BARC).
    “Mechanistic understanding of the antibacterial activity of Hydroxychavicol and Stilbenes”
  • 15:50 h – 16:10 h: Dr. Amit Dutt (ACTREC).
    “Translating cancer genomics to medicine”
  • 16:10 h – 16:30 h: Dr. Abhijeet Majumdar (IIT-B).
    "Patterning of mesenchymal stem cells using 3-diemnsional inhomogeneity in physical cues”
  • 16:30 h – 16:45 h: Tea and Snacks
  • 15: 30 h – 16:30 h: Invited talks, 15 mins. Each

Session IV: Structure and Function of Biological Molecules

  • 16:45 h – 17:00 h: Dr. Srishti Dar (TIFR).
    “Structural determinants for membrane fission”
  • 17:00 h – 17:15 h: Dr. Pushpa Mishra (Univ. of Mumbai).
    “SSTP as to probe structural and functional insights into proteins”
  • 17:15 h – 17:30 h: Dr. Avinash Kale (UM-DAE CEBS).
    “Structural insights into dynamics of RecU–HJ complex formation elucidates key role of NTR and stalk region toward formation of reactive state”

Session V: Industrial Application of Biological Chemistry

  • 17:30 h – 17:45 h: Dr. Sangamitra Chatterjee (ICT).
    “Biomedical applications of nanomaterial modified sensors: An expanding horizon”
  • 17:45 h – 18:00 h: Dr. Varsha Mane-Kelkar (Univ. of Mumbai).
    “Bio-deterioration and preservation of polymers”
  • 10 mins Student presentation (selected from the Abstracts)
  • 18:15 h – 18:30 h: Closing remarks and Vote of thanks

Local Chapter Co-convenors: Prof. Hari S. Misra (BARC) and Prof. Prashant Phale (IIT-B)

Organizers: Prof. Jacinta D’Souza | Dr. Subhojit Sen | Dr. Manu Lopus

Adjunct Committee Members:
Dr. V.L. Sirisha, Dr. Siddhesh Ghag, Dr. Sanith C, Dr. Patricia Pinto, Dr. Shraddha Mehta, Dr. Venkatramanan G. Rao





The workshop is funded by The Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, India and the Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, Mumbai, India. 




Scientific Organizing committee

Gopal Krishna (CBS)
P.C.Agrawal (CBS)
Ranjeev Misra (IUCAA)
G.C.Anupama (IIA)
Gargi Shaw (CBS)


Local organizing committee

Gargi Shaw (CBS)
Manojendu Choudhury (CBS)
K. Shanthi (UGC Human Resource Development Centre, UM)
Jayashree Roy (CBS)
Katherine Rawlins (CBS)


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Novae and accreting binaries: a multi wavelength study

Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, Mumbai

December 2-6, 2015


The meeting will be held in the Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (CBS). CBS is in the Kalina campus of Mumbai University.


Reaching CBS

From Airports:

The campus is close to both Domestic and International Mumbai airport terminals where pre-paid taxis or autorickshaws are available

From Train Stations:

There are three principal railway networks operating in the Mumbai suburban network: Western Railway, Central Railway (Main Line) and Central Railway (Harbour Line). The closest railway station is Santa Cruz Station which is a station on the Western Railway suburban network. Taxis and rickshaws are available from the station to CBS. It will take you approximately 20 minutes to reach CBS.From Kurla railway station which is on the Central railway suburban line, one can reach CBS by taking a rickshaw which will cost you between Rs 35 to Rs 40/-. It will take approximately 25 minutes to cover the distance.


Bombay never gets very cold. In December the temperature is expected to be in the high 20s-low 30s. However, lecture rooms are air-conditioned and you may need warm clothes! Rain is very unlikely.



Novae and accretion binaries: a multi wavelength study

Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, Mumbai

December 2-6, 2015

We will provide accommodation (single and double occupancy) to participants upon request. These accomodation will be in Kalina campus, Mumbai University.

Below is the list for accommodation for the participants who have already requested for accommodation :

Accommodation list

Name Accommodation
Abdul Jaleel CBS-guest house
Angel Priyana Noel CBS-guest house
Anindita Mondal CBS-guest house
Arti Joshi CBS-guest house
Ashok K. Singhal CBS-guest house
Bari Maqbool CBS-guest house
C.H. Ishwara Chandra BAWA
Disha Kapasi CBS-guest house
G.C.Anupama ICSSR
Gopal Krishna CBS-guest house
Karuna Gamre CBS-guest house
Mubashir Hamid CBS-guest house
N.M.Ashok CBS-guest house
Nirupam Roy BAWA
Rahul Sharma CBS-guest house
Ramkrishna Das BAWA
Ranjeev Mishra ICSSR
Sai K CBS-guest house
Soumen Mondal ICSSR
Sudip Chakraborty CBS-guest house
Supriyo Ghosh CBS-guest house
Suthirtha Sengupta CBS-guest house
U.S. Kamath BAWA
Vishal Joshi CBS-guest house
Zahir Shah CBS-guest house


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Health Centre, University of Mumbai,
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