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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

India Bangalore : International Symposium on Protein Folding and Dynamics

International Symposium on Protein Folding and Dynamics
  • Professor Jayant B. Udgaonkar, NCBS, Bangalore
  • Professor Devarajan Thirumalai, University of Maryland, USA
Registration deadline: 10th August, 2012
Selection Announcement: August 15,2012
Confirmed Speakers:
  • P. Balaram (IISc. India)
  • Krishnanda Chattopadhyay (IICB, India)
  • Jane Clarke (University of Cambridge, U.K.)
  • William Eaton (NIH, USA)
  • Angel Garcia (Rensselaer Polytechnic, USA)
  • Shachi Gosavi (NCBS-TIFR, India)
  • R.V .Hosur (TIFR, India)
  • Changbong Hyeon (KIAS, Korea)
  • Patricia Jennings (UCSD, USA)
  • Elizabeth Komives (UCSD, USA)
  • A.S.R.Koti (TIFR, India)
  • G.Krishnamoorthy (TIFR, India)
  • Susan Marqusee (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Samrat Mukhopadhyay (IISER-Mohali, India)
  • Mikael Oliveberg (Stockholm University, Sweden)
  • Jose Onuchic (Rice University, USA)
  • Rohit Pappu (Washington University, USA)
  • Matthias Rief (Universitat Munchen, Germany)
  • Ben Schuler (Universitat Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Eugene Shakhnovich (Harvard University, USA)
  • Jeffrey Skolnick (Georgia Inst. Of Technology, USA)
  • Satoshi Takahashi (Tohuku University, Japan)
  • Devarajan Thirumalai (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Jayant Udgaonkar (NCBS-TIFR, India)
  • Raghavan Varadarajan (IISc., India)
Technical Program
  • At the meeting the lectures will cover a number of topics. The topics range from fundamental aspects of folding to their role in function. Topics that will be covered include:
  • Basic physics of folding
  • Folding of multi-domain proteins
  • Single molecule folding
  • Advanced Fluorescence and NMR methods
  • Linkage between folding and function
  • Common themes in folding families
Registration Fee:The Registration fee for the meeting is:
  • USD 150 for participants applying from institutions outside India
  • INR 2500/- for participants applying from institutions within India
  • INR 5000/- for scientists applying from companies within India
  • Applications are invited from graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty interested in the topic of the symposium.
How to Apply:
  • All participants must submit a CV and an abstract of their work on protein folding to proteinfolding2012 at Selected participants will be notified by email and will be required to submit a registration fee by banker’s draft.
Housing and Local Transport:Participants will have to arrange their own accommodation. An off-campus housing list with relevant contact details will be put up on this site to help with booking accommodation in place of their choice.A special transport service will be arranged between the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (closer to the centre of the city) and NCBS during the period of the symposium.Timings will be posted closer to the date.Accommodation for all invited speakers is arranged in Hotel Chancery from October 13th noon to October 18th noon only. The Address and contact no. of the Hotel is given below:
The Chancery
10/6, Lavelle Road
Bangalore 560 001
Tel: +91-80-2227 6767
Speakers who wish to extend their stay in Bangalore may contact the hotel directly to extend their reservations.
Poster presentation:
Selected applicants will be required to present a poster on a current research project. Poster specifications will be sent by email at a later date.
Travel:Participants will be responsible for their own travel to Bangalore.
Visa:All foreign nationals traveling to India are required to possess a valid passport of their country and a valid Indian Visa issued by the Indian Embassy or Indian Consular office in their country. Please apply for a “conference visa”. Selected applicants will be supplied with an invitation letter and relevant approvals which must be submitted with the Visa Application form. Visa authorization times are variable so it is best to apply at least 45 days in advance of your travel date. Air tickets must be booked only after the visa is issued.
Sightseeing:A sightseeing trip of one night and two days can be organized to close by historical places like Belur, Hale bid, Shravanbelagola, and Mysore after the meeting on October 18th and 19th, departing October 18th early morning and arriving Bangalore on October 19th evening by about 8.00pm. Tour cost would be Rs. 9350/-per person on single occupancy and Rs. 6200/-per person on twin sharing.
Deadline for registering for the trip: August 30, 2012. Please email Mr. Jimmy on,
Funding:The meeting is being supported by NCBS, Department of Biotechnology, India and Department of Science and Technology, India. This meeting, a joint venture between US and India, is being organized under the auspices of Physics of Living System (POLS)-Science Across Virtual Institutes (SAVI) network and supported in part by grant from the National Science Foundation (USA).
Contact: Nidhi Srivastava (