National seminar on
Proteomics: Advances, Applications and Challenges
19th-20th February 2010
Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB), Bangalore
The Institute of
Bioinformatics & Applied Biotechnology (IBAB) was established in
2001 as a joint venture of the Department of IT & BT, Government of
Karnataka and the ICICI Bank. The institute’s activities are uniquely
guided by a governing body and scientific advisory committee comprising
distinguished visionaries from academia, industry and Government. The
institute has built its reputation and has gained visibility within the
country as well as internationally as an institution well known for the
excellent education in the interdisciplinary science of bioinformatics
and has won appreciation both from industry and academia.
Recently, IBAB has been recognized as a “Center of Excellence in
Bioinformatics Training and Research” by the Department of Information
Technology, Government of India. The institute is also acknowledged as
a “Center of Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education” by the Wadhwani
Foundation and the National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN).
The faculty scientists
at IBAB are actively engaged in conducting research in the area of
bioinformatics and relating to biotech companies, patents and
entrepreneurship. The institute has attracted research grants from DST,
DBT, DIT, and also from industry for the support of its academic
programs. The research conducted at IBAB has been published in
prominent international journals and is well cited.
One of the important
missions of IBAB is to train a class of professionals that are
proficient in the complementary areas of Biology and Information
Technology. The institute, since its inception, has played a very
important role in seeding skilled human resources for companies in the
area of life sciences and Bio-IT through its excellent and constantly
evolving training programs.
Proteomics, the science
of simultaneous identification and quantitative measurement of the
levels of thousands of diverse proteins in a biological specimen, has
proved to be an extremely exciting field for researchers and
clinicians. The field of proteomics is accelerated with the advent of
effective new methodologies for rapid and accurate identification of
proteins and their posttranslational modifications from highly complex
samples. These technologies would certainly enhance our mechanistic
understanding of biological processes. Additionally, the proteome
analysis approach has facilitated the discovery of new biomarkers and
therapeutic targets for the diagnosis and treatment of complex
disorders. The field of proteomics is expected to have an increasingly
powerful impact on our understanding of the physiological and
pathological processes underlying health and disease.
significant contributions that the field of proteomics could bring to
address fundamental biological questions in general and health related
issues in particular, the goal of the present seminar is to highlight
the recent advances, applications and the challenges that persist.
Leading researchers actively involved in the contemporary field of
proteome research will be addressing these issues in their lectures.
These talks would be of immense benefit to students, researchers,
teachers, and the uninitiated as well as professionals from life
science-related companies. The seminar also provides a forum for
networking, exchange of ideas and discussion to address proteomics
A small group has
been formed by taking scientists from different organisations to assist
in the organization of the scientific program and other activities
relating to the seminar.
Dr. D.Chatterji (IISc, Bangalore);
Dr. K.Dharmalingam (MKU, Madurai); Dr.D.Pal (IISc,Bangalore); Dr. R.
Sirdeshmukh (CCMB, Hyderabad); Dr.U.Tatu (IISc,Bangalore); Dr.
N.Yathindra (IBAB, Bangalore).
Prof P. Balaram, an
internationally renowned scientist for his outstanding contributions in
the field of Molecular Biophysics, will deliver the Keynote address for
the conference. Prof Balaram is currently the Director of
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and has been serving as the
editor of “Current Science” since 1995. Additionally, a range of
invited lectures from eminent professionals, experts and leaders in
proteomics research has been arranged.
- Lecture 1
(11:30AM – 12:00PM) U.Tatu (IISc)
- Lecture 2
(12: 00PM – 12.30 PM) D.Pal (IISc)
- Lecture 3 (
12.30 – 1.00 PM) A. Mandal (St. John Hospital, Blr)
- Lecture 4
(2:00 PM – 2:30 PM) J.Gebler (Waters, Blr)
- Lecture 5
(2:30 PM – 3:00 PM) A. Chakravarthy (SINP,Kolkata)
- Lecture 6
(3.00 PM - 3.30 PM) C. Kumar (Lilly, Singapore)
- Tutorial *
(4:00 PM – 6:00 PM) Jyoti Dikshit (Strands Life
(*Mass Profiler: Proteomics Data Analysis Tool)
February 20, 2010
H. Sharat Chandra
- Lecture 7
(9:30AM – 10: 30 AM) T.P. Singh (AIIMS)
- Lecture 8
(10:30 AM – 11: 00AM) K. Dharmalingam (MKU)
- Lecture 9
(11:30AM – 12:00 PM) D. Chatterji (IISc)
- Lecture 10
(12:00 PM – 12.30 PM) Kirti Sharma (Blr)
- Lecture 11 (
12.30 PM- 1.00 PM) Sudha Rajagopalan (Agilent, Blr)
- Lecture 12
(2:00 PM – 2:30 PM) D.Schwudke (NCBS)
- Lecture 13 (
2: 30 PM - 3:00 PM) Hema Balaram (JNCASR)
- Lecture 14 (
3:00 PM - 3.30 PM) C. Kumar (Lilly, Singapore)
- Lecture 15
(4:00 PM 4.30 PM) H.Gowda (IOB, Blr)
(4:30 PM onwards) Initiators: U.
Tatu & C. Kumar
All applications in the prescribed registration
form (photocopies accepted), duly forwarded by Head of institution (in
the case of students), along with the applicable registration fees
should reach the address mentioned below before February 5, 2010.
Registration will be limited to 100 participants on first cum first
of the Seminar: IBAB auditorium
Last date for registration: February 5, 2010
Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB),
Biotech Park, Electronics City Phase I (Behind 3M and next to Arvind
Bangalore 560 100, India.
Tel: 080-28528900, 080-28528901
Email Id: firstname.lastname@example.org