Past Seminars

Fri October 13 16:00 - 17:00
DBS Seminar: Prof. Subhash Lakhotia, Banaras Hindu University. Varanasi; Talk Title: "The lncRNA hsromega essential for organizing nuclear omega speckles which regulate dynamicity of hnRNPs in Drosophila"
Where: Room No-103, LHC
Wed September 20 15:00 - 16:00
Pre-submission open seminar: Mr. Dhiman Sankar Pal, DBS, IISER Kolkata; Talk Title: "Characterization of Leishmania major ?-Carbonic Anhydrase as a Potential Drug Target against Leishmaniasis"
Where: Room No-111, LHC
Mon September 18 14:00 - 15:00
DBS Seminar: Dr. Sudipto Roy, IMCB Singapore; Talk Title: "Cilia and Ciliopathies"
Where: Room No-110, LHC
Thu September 14 16:00 - 17:00
DBS Seminar: Mr. Anoop K., Department of Biological Sciences, IISER Kolkata; Talk Title: "Ant relocation dynamics: Individual responses and their effect on colony level decisions"
Where: Room No-101, LHC
Thu August 24 14:00 - 15:00
DBS Seminar: Mr. Areen Sen, Department of Biological Sciences, IISER Kolkata; Talk Title: "Monitoring of increased Pollutant Loading and its Impact on the Environmental Condition of a Coastal Lagoon with Ammonia as a Proxy"
Where: Room No- LHC Meeting room
Thu August 24 14:00 - 15:00
DBS Seminar: Mr. Anwesha Ghosh, Department of Biological Sciences, IISER Kolkata; Talk Title: "Spatio-temporal variation of bacterioplankton communities in a mangrove ecosystem- implication in aquatic biogeochemical cycling"
Where: Room No- LHC Meeting room
Wed August 16 14:00 - 15:00
DBS Seminar: Dr. Ankan Gupta, La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology, University of California, San Diego; Talk Title: "Resolving Persistent Infection: New Cell Population, New Technology, Translational Approach & Many More"
Where: G01, LHC
Wed August 9 15:00 - 16:00
DBS Seminar: Dr. Neelam Sen, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, USA; Talk Title: "Unraveling the interplay of DEAD-box RNA helicases in regulating translation initiation at genome-wide level"
Where: Room No-101, LHC
Wed August 2 15:15 - 16:15
DBS Seminar: Professor Sanjay Ghosh, Dept. of Biochemistry, University of Calcutta; Talk Title: "Nitrosative stress responses in Schizosaccharomyces pombe"
Where: Room No-G01, LHC
Wed August 2 14:00 - 15:00
DBS Seminar: Dr Prashanth Kumar Bajpe, The Francis Crick Institute, UK.; Talk Title: "Epigenetics and understanding drug resistance through functional genetics"
Where: Room No-G01, LHC
Fri July 28 11:00 - 12:00
DBS Seminar: Ms. Aditi Sharma, IISER Kolkata; Talk Title: "Role of Insulin Signaling in Border Cell Migration during Drosophila oogenesis."
Where: Room No-G08, LHC
Wed June 14 16:00 - 17:00
Pre-submission open seminar: Mr. Aresh Sahu, DBS, IISER Kolkata; Talk Title: "Understanding the role of Gap Junction protein, Inx2, in cell fate specification and epithelial morphogenesis during Drosophila oogenesis"
Where: Room No-101, LHC
Wed June 14 15:00 - 16:00
DBS Seminar: Prof. Krishanu Ray, TIFR; Talk Title: A tale of neighborhood directed growth: role of EGFR signalling in transit amplification division
Where: Room No-G02, LHC
Fri June 9 15:00 - 16:00
Pre-submission open seminar: Ms. Deepika Ahuja, DBS, IISER Kolkata; Talk Title: "Investigating the Role and Regulation of RNA-binding protein HuR and microRNA miR-125b in controlling p53 mRNA translation post genotoxic stress"
Where: Room No-G02, LHC
Mon June 5 12:30 - 13:30
DBS Seminar: Dr. Arvind Kumar, CCMB; Talk Title: "Role of epigenetic erasers histone lysine demethylases (HKDMs) in reward and cognitive circuitries in the onset and progression of depression"
Where: Room No-110, LHC
Thu May 11 11:30 - 12:30
DBS Seminar: Mr. Mazharul Abbasi, IISER Kolkata; Talk Title: "Role of a Cytosolic and a Membrane-bound Carbonic Anhydrase of _Leishmania major_ in Combating Acid Stress"
Where: Room No- B06, Prefab II
Mon April 17 15:00 - 16:00
DBS Seminar: Mr. Rohitashva Shukla, IISER Kolkata; Talk Title: "Do fish communities differ across perennial, intermittent and regulated sites?"
Where: Room No- 110, LHC
Thu April 13 11:30 - 12:30
PhD Viva voce: Mr. Subhajit Das Sarma, DBS, IISER Kolkata;Talk Title: "Nutritional and Clinical Concerns of Arsenic Toxicity: A Multifaceted Study on Human Cohort in Nadia District of West Bengal Mimicked in an Experimental Animal Model"
Where: Room No- G01, LHC
Wed April 12 15:00 - 16:00
DBS Seminar: Dr. Bisweswar Nandi, Brigham and Womens' Hospital, Harvard Medical School; Talk Title: "Role of Chemokine Receptor CCR6 in Colorectal Cancer"
Where: Room No- 102, LHC
Wed April 12 11:00 - 12:00
DBS Seminar: Dr. Kausthabh Kumar Maiti, CSIR-NIIST, Trivandrum; Talk Title: "Emerging Trendsin Targeted Drug-Delivery System (TDDS), Diagnostic and Theranostic Nanoprobefor Cancer Treatment"
Where: Room No- 110, LHC
Fri March 31 11:30 - 12:30
DBS Seminar: Dr. Gopal Kundu, NCCS Pune; Talk Title: "THERAPEUTIC TARGETING OF OSTEOPONTIN AND ASSOCIATED GENES IN BREAST AND OTHER CANCERS"
Where: Location: Room No- G02, LHC
Wed March 29 15:00 - 16:00
DBS Seminar: Prof. Tapash C Ghosh; Bioinformatics Centre, Bose Institute, Kolkata; Talk Title: "Determinants of Protein Evolutionary Rates: Theories and Controversies"
Where: Location: Room No- G02, LHC
Tue March 28 11:00 - 12:00
DBS Seminar: Dr Amitabha Mukhopadhyay, University of Chicago; Talk Title: "Challenging pseudo-bipolar divisions in cancer cells with extra centrosomes"
Where: Location: Room No- 110, LHC
Wed February 22 15:00 - 16:00
DBS Seminar: Dr. Asish Ray Choudhuri, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas,USA; Talk Title: "Why we age?"
Where: Location: Room No- 102, LHC
Mon February 20 11:00 - 12:00
PhD Viva voce: Ms. Swetashree Kolay, DBS, IISER Kolkata;Talk Title: "Nesting biology and relocation dynamics in an Indian ant Diacamma indicum"
Where: Location: Room No- 110, LHC
Wed February 8 12:00 - 13:00
DBS Seminar: Dr. Kalyan Sundar Chakrabarti, Dept. of NMR-based Structural Biology, MPIBPC, Göttingen; Talk Title: "Conformational selection in protein-protein interactions"
Where: Location: Room No- 110, LHC
Tue January 31 15:00 - 16:00
DBS Seminar: Ms. Deepika Ahuja, IISER Kolkata; Talk Title: "Molecular Cross-talk Between RNA-binding Protein HuR and microRNA miR-125b Regulates the Translation of Tumor Suppressor p53 in Response to Genotoxic Stress"
Where: Location: Room No- 110, LHC
Mon January 16 15:00 - 16:00
DBS Seminar: Dr. Kallol Gupta, Oxford University; Talk Title: The role of interfacial lipids as modulator of membrane protein oligomerisation
Where: Location: Room No- G01, LHC
Tue December 20 2016 12:00 - 13:00
Viva voce: Ms. Ananya Chatterjee, DBS, IISER Kolkata;Talk Title: "Studies on the mechanisms of action of a bacterial essential Obg-GTPase protein CgtA"
Where: Location: Room No- 110, LHC
Mon December 19 2016 14:30 - 15:30
DBS Seminar: Dr. Payel Das, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York; Talk Title: "Characterization of Alzheimer's Protective and Causative Amyloid-beta Variants Using a Combination of Simulations and Experiments"
Where: Location: Room No- 110, LHC
Fri December 2 2016 15:00 - 16:00
Pre-submission viva voce: Ms. Manabi Paul, DBS, IISER Kolkata;Talk Title: "Understanding parental care in free-ranging dogs in India"
Where: Location: Room No- 110, LHC
Fri November 25 2016 14:00 - 15:00
DBS Seminar: Dr. Palarp Sinhaseni, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok; Talk Title: "Community based Risk Analysis of environmental Toxicants"
Where: Location: Room No- G02, LHC
Wed November 23 2016 14:00 - 15:00
Pre-submission viva voce: Mr. Rahul Basu, DBS, IISER Kolkata;Talk Title: "Mouse Hepatitis Virus induced remodeling of Gap Junction Proteins play a major role in Demyelination"
Where: Location: Room No- 102, LHC
Tue November 22 2016 14:00 - 15:00
DBS Seminar:Dr. KARIN E. PETERSON, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, NIH; Talk Title: 'Dual role for MAVS in La Crosse Virus-induced Neurological disease'
Where: Location: Room No- G06, LHC
Mon October 24 2016 15:00 - 16:00
DBS Seminar: Dr. Fredrik Jutfelt, Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Talk Title: Thermal biology of fish – performance, behaviour and aerobic scope
Where: Location: Room No- 110, LHC
Fri October 21 2016 15:00 - 16:00
DBS Seminar: Dr. Asish K Ghosh, Stephenson Cancer Center & Department of Pathology, University of Oklahoma; Talk Title: Axl Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Signaling in B Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Implication in Therapy.
Where: Room No-G08, LHC
Mon September 19 2016 14:30 - 15:30
DBS Seminar: Dr. Arnab Gupta, S.N. Pradhan Centre for Neurosciences, University of Calcutta; Talk Title: "ATP7B as an experimental model to dissect ligand-induced apical trafficking pathways"
Where: Room No-103, LHC
Fri September 2 2016 16:00 - 17:30
DBS Seminar: Prof. Milind Watve, IISER Pune; Talk Title: "Undergraduates and scientific revolutions"
Where: Room No-110, LHC
Fri September 2 2016 15:00 - 16:00
DBS Seminar: Dr. Asish K. Mukhopadhyay, Scientist E, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases; Talk Title: "Disease-specific Helicobacter pylori virulence factors: The unfulfilled promise"
Where: Room No-101, LHC
Tue August 23 2016 16:00 - 17:00
DBS Seminar: Ms. Manabi Paul, IISER Kolkata; Talk Title: "Dogs on streets die young: Factors affecting early life mortality in free-ranging dogs of India"
Where: Room No-110, LHC
Wed August 3 2016 15:00 - 16:00
DBS Seminar: Mr. Tamal Roy, Department of Biological Sciences, IISER Kolkata; Talk Title: "Variations in spatial learning and memory across natural populations of zebrafish, Danio rerio"
Where: Room No-110, LHC
Tue August 2 2016 14:30 - 15:30
DBS Seminar: Dr. Papri Banerjee from Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP), Bangalore.; Talk Title:"BIRAC BIG Scheme - C-CAMP: A BIG Partner"
Where: Room No-107, LHC
Wed July 27 2016 11:00 - 12:00
DBS Seminar: Dr. Riddhiman Dhar, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain; Talk Title: "Variations in mitochondrial functional state lead to phenotypic heterogeneity in isogenic yeast populations"
Where: Room No-110, LHC
Tue July 26 2016 11:00 - 12:00
PhD Viva voce: Mr. Ravi Kumar Singh, DBS, IISER Kolkata;Talk Title: "Evolution and diversification of small RNA pathways"
Where: Room No- 110, LHC
Tue July 19 2016 11:30 - 12:30
DBS Seminar: Dr Anirban Polley, University of Chicago, USA; Talk Title: "How does the closed state of ?V?3 Integrin destabilized by mutations?-Multiscale Molecular Dynamics Study"
Where: Room No- 110, LHC
Tue July 12 2016 14:00 - 15:00
DBS Seminar: Dr. Rakesh Laishram, Scientist C and Wellcome Trust India Alliance Intermediate Fellow, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram; Talk Title: ‘Regulation at the mRNA 3'-end: Specificity and Cellular implications’
Where: Room No-110, LHC
Tue July 12 2016 11:00 - 12:00
PhD Viva voce: Mr.Dipak Kumar Poria, DBS, IISER Kolkata;Talk Title: "Interplay Between microRNA-21 and RNA-binding Proteins in the Regulation of Translation of the Pro-inflammatory Gene Programmed Cell Death 4 (PDCD4)"
Where: Room No-110, LHC
Fri June 24 2016 15:00 - 16:00
Pre-submission open seminar: Mr. Subhajit Das Sarma, Department of Biological Sciences, IISER Kolkata; Talk Title: "Nutritional and Clinical Concerns of Arsenic Toxicity : A Multifaceted Study on Human Cohort in Nadia District of West Bengal Mimicke
Where: Room No-110, LHC
Mon June 20 2016 11:00 - 12:00
Pre-submission open seminar: Ms. Swetashree Kolay, Department of Biological Sciences, IISER Kolkata; Talk Title: "Nesting biology and relocation dynamics in an Indian ant Diacamma indicum"
Where: Room No-110, LHC
Fri March 4 2016 15:00 - 16:00
DBS Seminar: Prof. Biswadeep Das, Department of Life Science and Biotechnology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata; Talk Title: Killing Messengers before they are born: A new paradigm of regulation of gene expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Where: Room No-110, LHC
Wed March 2 2016 13:30 - 14:30
PhD Viva voce: Mr. Brajogopal Samanta, DBS, IISER Kolkata;Talk Title: "Molecular diversity and ecology of chromophytic phytoplankton from Sundarbans mangrove ecosystem"
Where: Room No-110, LHC
Mon February 29 2016 15:00 - 16:00
DBS Seminar: Dr. Neelanjana Sengupta, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune; Talk Title: Protein Misfolding, Self-Assembly and Thermal Stability: Mechanistic Insights with the “Computational Microscope"
Where: Room No-110, LHC
Fri February 26 2016 14:30 - 15:30
DBS Seminar: Dr. Indranil Banerjee, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland; Talk Title: Influenza virus capsid disassembly: how a hard nut cracks itself to infect cells by carjacking molecular motors
Where: Room No-110, LHC
Fri February 19 2016 12:00 - 13:00
DBS Seminar: Dr. Biplab Dasgupta, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati OH, USA; Talk Title: Understanding Metabolic Vulnerabilities in Human Cancer.
Where: Room No-G06, LHC
Wed February 3 2016 15:00 - 16:00
Pre-submission open seminar: Mr. Dipak Kumar Poria, Department of Biological Sciences, IISER Kolkata; Talk Title: "Interplay Between microRNA-21 and RNA-binding Proteins in the Regulation of Translation of the Pro-inflammatory Gene Programmed Cell D
Where: Room No-108, LHC
Wed January 13 2016 16:00 - 17:00
DBS Seminar: Dr. Dipankar Bhandari, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen; Talk Title: Nanos family RNA binding proteins recruit the CCR4-NOT complex to repress translation of their target mRNAs
Where: Room No-110, LHC
Tue December 29 2015 15:30 - 16:30
Pre-submission viva voce: Ms. Ananya Chatterjee, DBS, IISER Kolkata;Talk Title: "Studies on the mechanisms of action of a bacterial essential Obg-GTPase protein CgtA"
Where: Room No- 110, LHC
Mon December 28 2015 16:00 - 17:00
Pre-submission viva voce: Mr. Ravi Kumar Singh, DBS, IISER Kolkata;Talk Title: "Evolution and diversification of small RNA pathways"
Where: Room No-G01, LHC
Mon December 28 2015 13:00 - 14:00
PhD Viva voce: Mr. Abhinoy Kishore, DBS, IISER Kolkata;Talk Title: "Two Consecutive Central Proline Residues of Internal Fusion Peptide of Mouse Hepatitis Virus Spike Protein Serves Important Role in Neural Cell Fusion"
Where: Room No-110, LHC
Wed December 2 2015 15:00 - 16:00
DBS Seminar: Mr. Dipak Kumar Poria, IISER Kolkata; Talk Title: The RNA-binding Protein HuR acts as a “microRNA sponge” to bind miR-21 and prevent translation repression of pro-inflammatory tumor suppressor gene Programmed Cell Death 4
Where: Room No-110, LHC
Wed November 18 2015 14:30 - 15:30
DBS Seminar: Prof Tapas Kundu, JNCASR; Talk Title: "Chromatin Dynamics and Epigenetic Regulation of Differentiation"
Where: Room No- 110, LHC
Thu October 29 2015 14:30 - 15:30
PhD Viva voce: Ms. Priyanka Dutta, DBS, IISER Kolkata;Talk Title: "Expression and Characterization of a Non Diaphanous Formin Delphilin"
Where: Room No- 102, LHC
Wed October 28 2015 14:00 - 15:00
DBS Seminar: Dr. Tanmoy Mandal, Institute of Biomedicine, Gothenburg University, Sweden; Talk Title: "Long non-coding RNA mediated epigenetic regulation in disease and development".
Where: Room No- 110, LHC
Wed October 14 2015 14:00 - 15:00
DBS Seminar:Dr. Sanjay Ghosh, University of Oxford; Talk Title: "From Synthesis to Destination: How Nuclear History Determines RNP Architecture and Dynamics in the Cytoplasm."
Where: Room No- 110, LHC
Wed September 16 2015 14:00 - 15:00
DBS Seminar: Professor Maitrayee DasGupta, University of Calcutta;Talk Title:"Deregulated Symbiosis receptor kinase hyperactivates spontaneous nodulation"
Where: Room No-110, LHC
Thu September 3 2015 13:30 - 14:30
Pre-submission viva voce: Mr. Brajogopal Samanta, DBS, IISER Kolkata;Talk Title: "Molecular diversity and ecology of chromophytic phytoplankton from sundarbans mangrove ecosystem"
Where: Room No- 110, LHC
Wed September 2 2015 15:00 - 16:00
DBS Seminar: Ms. Pooja Gupta, IISER Kolkata; Talk Title: "Bugs in birds: elucidating the eco-evolutionary dynamics of host-parasite interactions using phylogenetics"
Where: Room No- 110, LHC
Wed August 26 2015 14:00 - 15:00
DBS Seminar: Dr. Kabir H. Biswas,The Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore; Talk Title: "A nucleation-?dependent large-?scale assembly of E-?cadherin clusters regulate ?-?catenin conformation"
Where: Room No- 110, LHC
Wed August 5 2015 15:00 - 16:30
DBS Seminar: Dr. Sujay Ithychanda, The Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA; Talk Title: "Filamin: Structure, Function and Biochemistry"
Where: Room No- 110, LHC
Tue June 30 2015 15:00 - 16:00
Pre-submission viva voce: Mr. Abhinoy Kishore, DBS, IISER Kolkata;Talk Title: "Two Consecutive Central Proline Residues of Internal Fusion Peptide of Mouse Hepatitis Virus Spike Protein Serves Important Role in Neural Cell Fusion"
Where: Room No- 103, LHC
Wed June 10 2015 15:00 - 16:00
DBS Seminar: Dr. Pinaki Sar, Associate Professor from the Department of Biotechnology, IIT Kharagpur; Talk Title: "Arsenic contaminated groundwater of West Bengal : Mystery and Microbiology"
Where: Room No- G09, LHC
Tue June 9 2015 16:30 - 17:30
DBS Seminar: Ms. Swetashree Kolay; Talk Title: "Responses to seasonal nest inundation of the Indian queenless ant Diacamma indicum"
Where: Room No-G02, LHC
Wed March 25 2015 16:00 - 17:00
DBS Seminar: Dr. Dhanashree Paranjpe from the University of California at Santa Cruz, USA; Talk Title: "A double whammy: Effects of changing temperatures and parasites on a lizard population"
Where: Room No-103, LHC
Wed January 28 2015 16:00 - 17:00
DBS Seminar: Dr. Romeu Cardoso Guimaraes, Biodiversity and Molecular Evolution Lab University Federal de Minas Gerais Brazil; Talk Title: The self-referential genetic code
Where: Room No-103, LHC
Fri January 23 2015 16:00 - 17:00
DBS Seminar: Dr. Pankaj Alone, NISER Bhubaneshwar; Talk Title: Intricacies of translation initiation process: eIF2? mutant affects the fidelity of AUG codon selection independent of Met-tRNAiMet binding affinity
Where: Room No-112, LHC
Mon January 5 2015 15:00 - 16:00
DBS Seminar: Prof. Amit Kumar Mandal, St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore, India;Talk Title:Mass spectrometry based analysis of Hemoglobin inside live Red Blood Cells and in the screening of Hemoglobinopathies
Where: Room No-G02, LHC
Tue December 16 2014 14:00 - 15:30
DBS Seminar: Prof Atanu Duttaroy, Howard University, USA; Talk Title: "Drosophila spargel/dPGC-1 is a new member of the insulin-signaling pathway"
Where: Room No- G02, LHC
Thu December 11 2014 14:00 - 15:00
DBS Seminar: Dr Michael Koval from Emory University School of Medicine, USA. Talk Title: "Quality control and the lung glucose barrier in Cystic Fibrosis"
Where: Room No-110, LHC
Wed November 19 2014 14:00 - 16:00
DBS Seminar: Dr. Uday Bandyopadhyay, IICB; Talk Title:Clever approaches of malaria parasite for growth in host and creating host pathology
Where: Room No-111, LHC
Sat November 8 2014 14:15 - 15:15
DBS Seminar: Dr. Syamal Roy, IICB, Kolkata; Talk Title: Host pathogen interaction in leishmaniasis
Where: Room No- B06, Prefab II
Sat November 8 2014 13:00 - 14:00
DBS Seminar: Dr. Syamal Roy, IICB, Kolkata; Talk Title: Kala azar in India and contribution of U.N. Brahmachari
Where: Room No- B06, Prefab II
Wed October 22 2014 15:00 - 16:00
DBS Seminar: Dr. Darius Koster, NCBS, Bangalore; Talk Title: "Actomyosin drives membrane dynamics in an in vitro active composite layer"
Where: Room No-103, LHC
Thu September 25 2014 11:30 - 12:30
DBS Seminar: Dr. Gayatri Mukherjee, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York Talk Title: ‘Identifying CD8 T Cell Epitopes: Implication in Immune Monitoring and Immune Therapeutics’
Where: Room No-B06, Prefab II
Wed September 3 2014 14:00 - 15:00
DBS Seminar: Ms. Rajbir Kaur, IISER Kolkata;Talk Title: "Investment vs Vulnerability trade-off during brood relocation - a case study of an Indian queenless ant Diacamma indicum" ,
Where: Room No-103, LHC
Fri August 29 2014 14:00 - 15:00
DBS Seminar: Dr. Arup K. Indra, Oregon State University-Oregon Health & Science; Talk Title: "The Bermuda Triangle" in Melanoma : New Targets and Novel Therapies
Where: Room No- G02, LHC