Soft Matter: Young Investigators Meet 2018

23 - 25 May 2018, Koti resorts, Shimla

1:30PM - 2:30PM LUNCH

3:15PM - 3:45PM Registration

3:45PM - 4:00PM Welcome Address

Session 1

4:00PM - 4:30PM Snigdha Thakur (IISER Bhopal)
Dynamics of Chemo-mechanically active polymers

4:30PM - 5:00PM Prasad Perlekar (TCIS-TIFR Hyderabad)
Turbulence in active polar fluids

5:00PM - 5:30PM Arnab Saha (University of Pune)
Collective Dynamics Of Self-Propelling Particles

5:30PM - 6:00PM TEA

6:00PM - 7:30PM Sponsor talks

7:30PM - 10:00PM DINNER

END OF DAY ONE PROGRAM

Session 2

9:00AM - 9:30AM Jyoti Seth (IIT Bombay)
Rheology of jammed suspensions of anisotropic particles

9:30AM - 10:00AM Bhanu Nandan (IIT Delhi)
Polymer Crystallization Under Confinement in Electrospun Nanofibers

10:00AM - 10:30AM Mithun Radhakrishna (IIT Gandhinagar)
Surface modifications to enhance protein stability through disaggregation

10:30AM - 11:00AM TEA

11:00AM - 11:30AM Basudev Roy (IIT Madras)
Kinesin rotates unidirectionally and generates torque while moving on microtubules

11:30AM - 12:00AM Ramanujam Srinivasan (NISER Bhubaneswar)
Separating Bacterial Genomes: Diverse Molecular Machineries

12:00PM - 12:30PM Anandamohan Ghosh (IISER Kolkata)
First Passage Time of Gene Regulation with Time-dependent Rates

12:30PM - 2:00PM LUNCH

Session 3

2:00PM - 2:30PM Sponsor talks

2:30PM - 3:00PM Kaustubh Rane (IIT Gandhinagar)
Quantifying the role of molecular-scale fluctuations in the motion of nanoscale systems

3:00PM - 3:30PM Shalini Gupta (IIT Delhi)
Concentration-dependent AC conductivity of colloidal suspensions

3:30PM - 4:00PM TEA

Session 4

4:00PM - 4:30PM Rahul Mangal (IIT Kanpur)
Active Colloids at Liquid Crystal Water Interface

4:30PM - 5:00PM Subhadip Ghosh (IISER Mohali)
Active fluctuations on spherical membranes coupled to actin-myosin cortex

5:00PM - 5:30PM Shradha Mishra (IIT BHU)
Phase separation in binary mixtures of active and passive particles

5:30PM - 7:15PM TEA AND POSTER

7:30PM - 10:00PM BANQUET DINNER

END OF DAY TWO PROGRAM

Session 5

9:00AM - 9:30AM Ruchika Dadhich (IIT Bombay)
Study of interaction of virulent mycobacterial lipids with host-model membranes and visualizing its effect on live cells using two-photon microscopy

9:30AM - 10:00AM Sakuntala Chatterjee (S.N. Bose Kolkata)
Optimal Methylation Noise for best Chemotactic Performance of E.coli

10:00AM - 10:30AM Ashok Garai (LNM Institute Jaipur)
DNA under force: Emergence of new structural polymorphs and S-DNA

10:30AM - 11:00AM TEA

11:00AM - 11:30AM Kamal Singh (IISER Mohali)
Optically probing sub-nanomeric thermal effects in fluids

11:30AM - 12:00AM Sajal Kumar Ghosh (Shiv Nadar University)
Biophysical studies of anti-bacterial and anti-cancerous activity of imidazolium-based ionic liquids

12:00PM - 12:30PM Discussion session for SMYIM 2019

12:30PM - 2:00PM LUNCH AND POSTER

Session 6

2:00PM - 2:30PM Kamendra P Sharma (IIT Bombay)
Armouring Proteins for Developing Novel Multi-functional Biomaterials

2:30PM - 3:00PM Puhup Puneet (IIT Delhi)
Poly(silylene/phenylene/borane) as Ultraviolet Emitter via Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence

3:00PM - 3:30PM Dillip K. Satapathy (IIT Madras )
Novel Properties of Confined Polymers

3:30PM - 4:00PM TEA

4:00PM - 4:30PM Junaid Masud Laskar (SRM University)
External stimuli tunable soft matter

4:30PM - 5:00PM Arijit Kumar De (IISER Mohali)
Dynamics of dielectric particles inside a nonlinear optical trap

5:00PM - 5:30PM Sunil Pratap Singh (IISER Bhopal)
Dynamics of polyelectrolyte in the confined medium

5:30PM - 7:30PM TEA AND POSTER

7:30PM - 10:00PM DINNER

END OF SMYIM 2018