Title of the talk : Ultrasharp Fluorescence Microscopy

Public Lecture : 1

 Chairperson
Prof.K.S.Rangappa
 Co-chairman
Dr.Vijay Laxmi Saxena
 Date & Time
January 3rd 2020 at 03:00 PM-04:00 PM
 Venue
ICC, GKVK Campus, Bengaluru

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Prof. Stefan Hell

Stefan Walter Hell Hon. FRMS (born 23 December 1962) is a German physicist and one of the directors of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany. He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2014 "for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy", together with Eric Betzig and William Moerner.

Stefan W. Hell (born in 1962) received his doctorate in physics from the University of Heidelberg in 1990, followed by a research stay at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg. From 1993 to 1996, he worked as a senior researcher at the University of Turku, Finland, where he developed the principle of STED microscopy. In 1997, he moved to the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen (Germany), where he set up his research group dedicated to sub-diffraction-resolution microscopy. He was appointed as Max Planck Director there and was elected as scientific member of the Max Planck Society in 2002. Hell currently heads the Department of NanoBiophotonics at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen. At the same time, he is Director at the MPI for Medical Research in Heidelberg (Germany) where he heads the Department of Optical Nanoscopy.

Stefan Hell has received numerous national and international awards, including the Prize of the International Commission for Optics (2000), the Carl Zeiss Research Award (2002), the Innovation Award of the German Federal President (2006), the Julius Springer Award for Applied Physics (2007), the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize (2008), the Lower Saxony State Award (2008), the Otto Hahn Prize for Physics (2009), the Ernst Hellmut Vits Prize (2010). In 2014, he was awarded with the Kavli Prize for Nanosciences and with the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. In the same year, he was elected into the Hall of Fame der deutschen Forschung. Stefan Hell holds honorary doctorates from the Universities of Turku (Finland), Vasile Goldis (Romania), the University Polytehnica of Bucharest (Romania), the KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm (Sweden), the King’s College London (United Kingdom), the University of Babeș-Bolyai Cluj-Napoca (Romania) as well as the ETH Zurich (Switzerland). He was elected as Lifetime Member of the Optical Society of America (USA) in 2014 and appointed Honorary Member by the European Physical Society, in the same year. Since 2015, he is also Honorary Member of the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry. He received the Order of Merit of the State of Baden-Württemberg in 2015 and the Federal Cross of Merit in 2016.

Communication address:

Prof. Stefan Hell
Max Planck Institute
for Biophysical Chemistry
Dept. of Nano Biophotonics
Am Fassberg 11
37077 Göttingen
Germany
phone: +49-(0)551-201 2500
fax: +49-(0)551-201 2505
email: hell-office@gwdg.de , shell@gwdg.de

  Title of the talk : Science Across Disciplines and Some Consequences for Industry 4.0

Public Lecture : 2

 Chairperson
Professor Peter J Houghton
 Co-chairman
Prof.K.Byrappa
 Date & Time
January 3rd 2020 at 04:00 PM-05:00 PM
 Venue
ICC, GKVK Campus, Bengaluru

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Dr. Subra Suresh

Professor Subra Suresh is an eminent American scientist, engineer and entrepreneur with a strong record of distinguished and impactful leadership in academia, industry and government. He will begin his tenure as President of NTU from 1 January 2018.

Prior to this, he served at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) as President from 2013 to 2017. He was also Director of the US National Science Foundation (NSF) from 2010 to 2013, and Dean of the School of Engineering and Vannevar Bush Professor of Engineering from 2007 to 2010 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was a faculty member for two decades.

During President Suresh’s tenure, CMU assembled the most diverse senior leadership team in its history, established a strategic plan through an inclusive campus-wide process, recruited a record proportion of outstanding female first-year undergraduate students in computer science and engineering, founded and chaired the Global Learning Council as an international forum to help improve learning outcomes through technology, and launched a historic campus infrastructure development effort.

Prof Suresh was nominated by Former President of the United States Barack Obama in 2010 to lead the US National Science Foundation. As Director, he oversaw an annual budget of US$7 billion that supports fundamental research and innovation in all fields of science and engineering and related education in more than 2,000 institutions across the US and in a number of research facilities across the globe from the Arctic to Antarctica.

Prof Suresh has had numerous high-level interactions with Singapore for nearly a quarter of a century. He served as a consultant to the then-National Science and Technology Board and the Advisory Boards or Councils of institutes under the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), and other government bodies. He was also on the Boards of several faculties within the National University of Singapore (NUS), where he was the inaugural Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Chair from 2006 to 2010.

Prof Suresh is currently an independent Director of HP Inc in California. He is also a member of the Science, Technology and Innovation Council of Munich-based multinational company, Siemens AG, and a Senior Adviser to Singapore’s Temasek International Pte Ltd. He has previously served as a Director of LORD Corporation, a North Carolina-based private company offering technology products and services around the globe, and several nonprofit organisations in the US and overseas.

Prof Suresh holds the distinction of being the only university president elected to all three US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. He has also been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Inventors. He was chosen by Science Watch/Thomson Reuters as one of the top 100 most impactful materials scientists (based on publication citation impact) during the decade 2000-2010. Prof Suresh’s research in materials science and engineering, and mechanics and biomedicine, has helped to shape disciplines and technologies at the intersections of engineering, science and medicine.

In recognition of his stellar academic achievements, the NTU Board of Trustees appointed him the inaugural Distinguished University Professor. Newly set up in 2017, this Professorship is awarded for extraordinary scholarly achievement, typically across multiple disciplinary boundaries, and it is the highest academic recognition at NTU.

Communication address:

Dr. Subra Suresh
Room 4-140
M.I.T., 77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 253-3320
Fax: (617) 253-0868
E-mail: ssuresh@mit.edu

  Title of the talk : From basic science to an acute problem of modern medicine

Public Lecture : 3

 Chairperson
Prof. R.Ramamurthi
 Co-chairman
Dr.Ashok Kumar Saxena
 Date & Time
January 4th 2020 at 09:30 AM-10:30 AM
 Venue
ICC, GKVK Campus, Bengaluru

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Prof. Ada E. Yonath

Ada Yonath, (born June 22, 1939, Jerusalem), Israeli protein crystallographer who was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, along with Indian-born American physicist and molecular biologist Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and American biophysicist and biochemist Thomas Steitz, for her research into the atomic structure and function of cellular particles called ribosomes. (Ribosomes are tiny particles made up of RNA and proteins that specialize in protein synthesis and are found free or bound to the endoplasmic reticulum within cells.)

Yonath received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1962 and a master’s degree in biochemistry in 1964 from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She then attended the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel as a graduate student, studying X-ray crystallography and receiving a Ph.D. in 1968. After a brief stint as a postdoctoral researcher at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., Yonath joined the department of chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a postdoctoral fellow. There she began investigating the structure of ribosomes using X-ray crystallography and pioneered the development of new approaches to the study of structural characteristics of large, complex molecules.

From 1970 to 1974 Yonath worked as a scientist in the department of chemistry at the Weizmann Institute. She later became senior scientist (1974–83), associate professor (1984–88), and director of the Mazer Center for Structural Biology (1988–2004). She also was director of the Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly at the Weizmann Institute (1989– ) and served as head of the Max Planck Research Unit for Ribosomal Structure in Germany (1986–2004). In 1980 Yonath became the first person to determine the three-dimensional atomic arrangement of a large ribosomal subunit (ribosomes consist of two distinct subunits, one large and one small). She conducted these early studies using ribosomes from the bacterium Bacillus stearothermophilus. Her subsequent research revealed the complex architecture of ribosomes, and she identified structures resembling tunnels, through which newly synthesized polypeptide chains were passed during protein synthesis.Her later research was concerned with determining the atomic structures of antibiotics, focusing especially on how the atomic structures of these agents influence their activities and interactions with cellular machinery.

Yonath was elected a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities in 2000 and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2003. In addition to the 2009 Nobel Prize, she received numerous other honours and awards throughout her career, including the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize for Biology or Biochemistry in 2005, the Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize in 2007, and the Albert Einstein World Award of Science in 2008.

Communication address:

Professor Ada Yonath
Department of Structural Biology
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot
76100 Israel
Email: ada.yonath@weizmann.ac.il

  Title of the talk : Life style diseases and Recent advances in Cardiac sciences

Public Lecture : 4

 Chairperson
Prof. Susan L. Mooberry
 Co-chairman
Prof. James David Winkler
 Date & Time
January 4th 2020 at 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
 Venue
ICC, GKVK Campus, Bengaluru

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Dr. C. N Manjunath

Dr. Cholenahally Nanjappa Manjunath is an Indian cardiologist and the director of the Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research. He is reported to have developed a new protocol in balloon mitral valvuloplasty and is credited with the performance of the highest number of such procedures using Accura balloon catheter in India. The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2007, for his contributions to Indian medicine.

Born on 20 July 1957 to Chamaraje Gowda in the Hassan district of the south Indian state of Karnataka, Dr. Manjunath graduated in medicine from Mysore Medical College, secured his MD from the Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and a DM in Cardiology from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, he started his career as an intern at Bangalore Medical College in 1982 and moved to Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore in 1985 as a senior registrar at the department of cardiology, staying there for three years. In 1988, he joined Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research as a member of faculty and worked there in various capacities such as Assistant Professor and the Professor of Cardiology till he was appointed as the director of the institution in 2006.

Dr. Manjunath is reported to have been the innovator of a new method of balloon mitral valvuloplasty, his researches have been published in several articles and scientific papers published in peer reviewed national and international journals; PubMed, an online repository of medical data has listed 73 of his articles, he is known to have performed over 26,000 interventional procedures and is credited with the highest number of balloon mitral valvuloplasties using Accura balloon catheter in India. He is associated with Mallige Medical Centre, Bangalore as a consultant and is a member of the Indian Medical Association, he has also served as the president of the Indian College of Cardiology. The Government of Karnataka awarded him the Rajyotsava Prashasti in 1998 and he received the fourth highest Indian civilian honoue of the Padma Shri in 2007. Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) honoured him in 2012 with the degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris causa).

Communication address:

Dr. C. N. Manjunatha
Professor of Cardiology,
Director, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Jayanagar 9th Block,
Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore – 560069.
Email: drcnmanjunath@gmail.com
Tel. : 080 22977456