Symposium 2

 

Day I: Sunday : January 23, 2005

08.00 – 08.45 hrs

 

Registration
08.45 – 09.00 hrs

 

Inauguration
09.00 – 10.00 hrs
Introductory remarks
Inaugural Address
Mr. Pankaj R. Patel
, Chairman & Managing Director, Zydus Cadila
Chief-Guest
10.00 - 10.30 hrs   Tea Break
10.30 - 11.30 hrs
Key-Note Address
(PL-1)



"Gene Therapy: Ups and Downs"

Prof. Inder M. Verma
Professor, Laboratory of Genetics,
The Salk Institute, La Jolla,
California, USA

11.30 - 12.15 hrs
Invited Lecture
(IL – 1)



"From Genome to Therapy"

Dr. Dalia Cohen
Vice President and Global Head of Functional
Genomics, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, USA

12.15 - 13.00 hrs
(IL – 2)


"From genome to systems to targets: the path with yeast"

Dr. Steve Oliver
Professor of Genomics,
Faculty of Life Sciences
University of Manchester, United Kingdom

13.00 – 14.00 hrs   Lunch
14.00 - 14.45 hrs
(IL –3)


"Coordinating roles of PPARs in energy homeostasis and tissue repair"

Dr. Walter Wahli
Professor and Director
Center for Integrative Genomics
University of Lausanne, Switzerland

14.45 - 15.30 hrs
(IL –4)


“Basic molecular biology of nuclear steroid receptors”

Dr. Shigeaki Kato
Professor
Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences,
University of Tokyo, Japan
15.30 - 17.00 hrs   Tea Break & Poster Session
17.00 - 17.45 hrs
(IL –5)


“Peptides for treatment of benign and malignant tumors”

Prof. Dr. Juergen Engel
Chairman and Managing Director
Zentaris GmbH, Germany

17.45 - 18.30 hrs
(IL –6) 


“Mapping the human kineome and phosphoproteome with antibody and peptide probes”

Prof. Steven Pelech, Ph.D.
Professor, The Brain Research Centre, University of British Columbia, Canada
President & CSO, Kinexus Bioinformatics Corporation, Canada

19.00 hrs Onwards   Dinner & Cultural Program

Day II : Monday : January 24, 2005
08.30 - 09.30 hrs
Key-Note Address
(PL-2)



"Intrinsically Unfolded Proteins: What is their Possible Biological Role?"

Prof. Joel L. Sussman
The Morton and Gladys Pickman Professor of Structural Biology
Weizmann
Institute of Science, Israel
09.30 - 10.15 hrs
(IL –7) 

"Peptide Toxin from Indian Cone Snails : Revisiting the Chemistry & Biology of Natural Products "

Prof. P. Balaram
Molecular Biophysics Unit
Indian Institute of Science, India

10.15 - 10.45 hrs   Tea Break
10.45 - 11.30 hrs
(IL –8) 


“Channelling mechanism as revealed from the crystal structure of a fatty acid b-oxidation multienzyme complex”

Prof. Kosuke Morikawa
Director, Biomolecular Engineering Research Institute
Osaka, Japan
11.30 - 12.15 hrs
(IL –9)


"The Application of Proteomics Technologies in Pharmaceutical Industry"

Dr. Hanno Langen
Head of Proteomics Initiative, Roche Center for Medical Genomics, Hoffmann-La Roche, Switzerland
12.15 - 13.00 hrs
(IL –10)


"Comparative proteomics In slico for drug target indentification"

Dr. Samir K. Brahmachari
Institute of Genomics & Integrative
Biology, India
13.30 - 13.45 hrs
(IL –11)


“ Application of an Integrated Biological and Chemical Genomics Platform for Identification and Validation of Drug Targets”

Dr. Deepika Madan
Director Automation
ALTANA Research Institute, USA
13.45 - 15.30 hrs   Lunch & Posters
15.30 - 18.00 hrs   Visit to Zydus Facilities/Ahmedabad City Tour
19.00 hrs Onwards   Cultural program of Zydus Research Centre & Dinner

Day III : Tuesday : January 25, 2005