to 15 March 2019
at CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Jadavpur Campus 







11th March, Monday

11:30 – 1:00 PM

2nd Floor Seminar Room/ Auditorium

Dr. Eva Gluenz

Royal Society University Research Fellow, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, UK.

How to edit Leishmania genes with the LeishGEdit toolkit: a practical introduction Discovery of Leishmania motility mutants in a CRISPR-Cas9 knockout screen

12th March, Tuesday

9:00 – 10:00 AM

2nd Floor Seminar Room/ Auditorium

Dr. Jeremy Mottram

Chair in Pathogen Biology Centre for Immunology and Infection, University of York, Heslington, York

Using CRISPR for drug target validation in Leishmania

10:00 –11:00 AM 

Dr. Ana Paula Lima

Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (UFU), Área de Periodontia e Implantodontia (FOUFU), Uberlândia, Brazil

Virulence factors in viscerotropic Leishmania

11:30 – 12: 30 PM

Dr. Benu Brata Das

Assistant Professor & Wellcome-Trust/ India Alliance Fellow, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, West Bengal

Genomic instability from DNA-protein crosslinks: Unraveling novel DNA repair pathways in the protozoan parasites

13th March, Wednesday

9:00 – 10:00 AM

2nd Floor Seminar Room/ Auditorium

Dr. Tony Wilkinson

Department of Chemistry,

University of York

Protein Lipidation as a Drug Target in Parasitic Diseases

10:00 – 11:00 AM 

Dr. Nathaniel Jones

Loyola University Medical Center,  USA

Bromodomain proteins as drug targets in Leishmania

11:30 – 12:30PM

Dr. Hemanta Kumar Majumdar

Senior Scientist NASI, Rajaramanna Fellow, Sir J.C. Bose National Fellow,

Indian Institute of chemical Biology.

Deleting DNA repair genes from Leishmania: Therapeutic implication

14th March, Thursday

9:00 – 10.00 AM

2nd Floor Seminar Room/ Auditorium

Dr.  Sudipta Das

Ramalingaswami Fellow,

CSIR-Indian Institute Of Chemical Biology

Na+ and cholesterol homeostasis in Plasmodium falciparum : Targets of novel anti-malarials

10:00 – 11:00 AM 

Dr. Nahid Ali

J. C. Bose Fellow,

CSIR-Indian Institute Of Chemical Biology

Multiple interventions in the management of visceral leishmaniasis and the prospects of CRISPR

11:30 – 12: 30PM

Dr. Amitava Sengupta

Senior Scientist, CSIR-Indian Institute Of Chemical Biology

CRISPR/Cas guided gene editing in HSCs

15th March, Friday

9:00 – 10.00 AM

2nd Floor Seminar Room/ Auditorium

Dr. Richard McCulloch

Reader (Parasitology),

Associate (School of Life Sciences)

Institute of Infection, Immunity & Inflammation, University of Glasgow

DNA recombination in trypanosomatids; relevance to CRISPR editing

10:00 – 11:00 AM 

Dr. R. V. Shaji

Professor, Christian Medical College, Vellore

Gene editing in iPSCs for disease modeling

11:30 – 12: 30PM

Dr. Debojyoti Chakraborty

Senior Scientist, CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology

CRISPR V2.0 : tackling specificity for gene therapy applications