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									                      Indo-Swiss Symposium on
               Parasitic Diseases / Infectious Diseases
                                   November 03-04, 2011


                Jawaharlal Nehru University, School of Life Sciences, New Delhi




                             DAY 1 – Thursday, November 03

08:00 AM – 09:00 AM       REGISTRATION

09:00 AM – 10:00 AM       OPENING SESSION

09:00 AM – 09:10 AM      Welcome address: R. Madhubala, SLS, JNU

09:10 AM – 09:15 AM      Lightning of the lamp

09:15 AM – 09:25 AM      Address by Dean, SLS, JNU

09:25 AM – 09:40 AM      Special Address: Swiss Ambassador

09:40 AM – 09:55 AM      Inaugural Address: Prof. Sudhir K. Sopory
                         Vice Chancellor, JNU

09:55AM – 10:00 AM       Vote of thanks


10:00 AM – 10:30 AM       Tea Break




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10:30 AM – 01:00 AM   Session I
                      Session Moderator: Isabel Roditi and Alok Bhattacharya


10:30 AM – 11:00 AM   Title Muco-cutaneous leishmaniasis in the New World: the ultimate
                      subversion

                      Speaker: Nicolas Fasel


11:00 AM – 11:30 AM   Title Molecular events underlying drug susceptibility/resistance in L.
                      donovani: What can be seen from the proteomics point of view?

                      Speaker: R. Madhubala


11:30 AM – 12:00 PM   Tea Break




12:00 PM – 12:30 PM   Title New approaches to the identification of virulence genes and novel
                      therapeutic targets in Trypanosoma brucei

                      Speaker: Isabel Roditi

12:30 PM – 01:00 PM   Title The ins and outs of phospholipid biosynthesis in Trypanosoma
                      brucei

                      Speaker: Peter Bütikofer


01:00PM – 02:00PM     Lunch Break


02:00 PM – 03:30 PM   Session II
                      Session Moderator: Nicolas Fasel and Sudha Bhattacharya

02:00 PM – 02:30 PM   Title Initiation of phagocytosis in Entamoeba histolytica

                      Speaker: Alok Bhattacharya




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02:30 PM – 03:00 PM    Title Towards a basic model for the synthesis of protective biopolymers
                       in protozoa: Implementing high-throughput strategies in Giardia lamblia

                       Speaker: Carmen Faso


03:00 PM – 03:30 PM    Title TBD

                       Speaker: Utpal Tatu

03:30 PM – 04:00 PM    Tea Break

04:00 PM – 06:00 PM    Session III
                       Session Moderator: Suman Dhar and Dominique Soldati-Favre



04:00 PM – 04:30 PM    Title Calcium Signaling Pathways in Malaria Parasite: Regulation of
                       protein kinases PfPKB and PfCDPK1

                       Speaker: Pushkar Sharma


04:30 PM – 05:00 PM   Title Pathogen-host cell interactions during the liver stage of Plasmodium
                       parasite

                       Speaker: Volker Heussler

05:00 PM – 05:30 PM    Title Structural biology of malaria parasite proteins: Insights and
                       implications for inhibitor discovery

                       Speaker: Amit Sharma

05:30 PM – 06:00 PM    Title The lytic cycle of Apicomplexans: Invasion factors are coupled to
                       key signaling events leading to parasite proliferation

                        Speaker: Dominique Soldati-Favre




07:00 PM –             Dinner




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                           DAY 2 – Friday, November 04



09:00 PM – 10:30 AM   Session IV
                      Session Moderator: Pushkar Sharma and Pascal Mäser

09:00 PM – 09:30 AM   Title Parasite comparative genomics

                      Speaker: Pascal Mäser



09:30 AM – 10:00 AM   Title Pharmacophore drug design in malaria

                      Speaker: Indira Gosh


10:00 AM – 10:30 AM   Title Fragment based drug design in the academic environment

                      Speaker: Olivier Michielin



10:30 AM – 11:00 AM   Tea Break

11:00 AM – 01:00 PM   Session V
                      Session Moderator: Amit Mukhopadhyay and Peter Bütikofer

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM   Title How intracellular pathogen recruit LAMPI without their
                      targeting to lysosomes?

                      Speaker: Amit Mukhopadhyay



11:30 AM – 12:00 PM   Title Cell transformation induced by the protozoan parasite Theileria

                      Speaker: Dirk Dobbelaere

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM   Title Structure and mechanism of malaria transmission blocking vaccine
                      candidate P25 and P28 proteins.

                      Speaker: Ajay Saxena




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 12:30 PM – 01:00 PM   Title Spatio- temporal modeling of the geographical distribution,
                       trends and burden of neglected diseases

                       Speaker: Penelope Vounatsou


01:00 PM – 2:00 PM     Lunch Break


03:30 PM – 05:30 PM    Session VI
                       Session Moderator: Dirk Dobbelaere and Chinmay K. Mukhopadhyay


02:00 AM – 02:30 PM    Title Antigens involved in host cell interactions as targets for vaccines
                       and drugs against Neospora caninum infection

                       Speaker: Andrew Hemphill


02:30 PM – 03:00 PM    Title Immunological and molecular studies on the interplay
                       between Echinococcus multilocularis and its murine host

                       Speaker: Bruno Gottstein


03:00 PM – 05:30 PM     Session VII
                        Session Moderator: BIOINFORMATICS WORKSHOP/PANEL DISCUSSION
                        with students and faculty

03:00 PM – 05:30 PM    Bioinformatics Workshop
                       Session Moderator: Pascal Maesar, Indira Ghosh and Oliver Michielin


03:00 PM – 05:30 PM    Interactive session with students and faculty
                       Session moderator: R. Madhubala, Isabel Roditi , Nicolas Fasel and
                       Celio Mattias


05:30 PM – 06:30 PM    Workshop sum up/ Valedictory Session
                       Speaker: Dr. V.M. Katoch
                       Director General, ICMR, INDIA

06:00 PM – 06:30 PM    High Tea



08:00 PM –             Dinner



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