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The Society of Biological Chemists (SBC), India is one of the oldest scientific fraternities in India. The SBC(I) has more than 4000 members at present, including senior scientists in the field of life sciences, young researchers and students. SBC(I) headquarter is at IISc, Bangalore. The society also includes large numbers of local chapters across the country organizing local activities like seminars/workshops/conferences. Traditionally, the most significant activity of SBC(I) is its annual meeting hosted by different research labs/universities across the country.

This year's annual meeting will be the 90th event of the society. This 90th annual meeting under the theme “Metabolism to Drug Discovery: Where Chemistry and Biology Unite” will be organized by Amity University Haryana (AUH) between 16th and 19th December 2021. Amity University is one of the top private universities in India with several national and global campuses spread across all continents providing quality education close to 2 lac students. The Manesar (Gurugram), Haryana campus is situated on 110 acres of lush green valley amongst Aravalli hills.

The Amity Institute of Biotechnology (AIB), and Amity Institute of Integrative Sciences and Health (AIISH) are working hand in hand to successfully organize this year’s annual meeting. Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be held entirely on a virtual platform. It is unfortunate that the attendees will miss the visit to the beautiful green campus of AUH, however, the virtual platform will attempt to provide you with a similar experience. The halls and lobbies of the virtual platform will be customised to provide the attendees a feeling of visiting the AUH.

Special Lectures

Speaker 1

Ram Vishwakarma, Ph.D

Plenary speakers

Speaker 2

G. P. Talwar, Ph.D

Speaker 3

G. Padmanabhan, Ph.D

Speaker 3

B.J. Rao, Ph.D.

Speaker 4

D.J. Chattopadhyay, Ph.D

Speaker 5

V. Nagaraja, Ph.D

Speaker 6

Partha P. Majumder, Ph.D

Speaker 6

R. Sankarnarayanan, Ph.D

Speaker 4

Gaiti Hasan, Ph.D.

Speaker 5

Sanjay Singh, Ph.D

Speaker 4

Anurag Agrawal, Ph.D

Speaker 5

R. Varadarajan, Ph.D


Anuradha Chaudhary

Ashwani Kumar

Rajiv Kumar

Adline Princy Salomon

Riddhiman Dhar

K Satyamoorthy

Shaida Andrabi

Mohit K Jolly

Gargi Bagchi

Prathibha Ranganathan

Kaustuv Datta

Arvind Ramanathan

Girish Ratnaparkhi

K. M. Sinha

Amirul Islam Mallick

Varsha Singh

Sobhan Sen

Sudipta Basu

K Subramaniam

Rupasri Ain

Anindya Ghosh Roy

Debojyoti Chakraborty

Monalisa Mukherjee

Rachna Chabba

Praveen Vemula

Swasti Raychaudhuri

Siddesh S Kamat

Mausumi Mutsuddi

Rashna Bhandari

Oishee Chakrabarti

Aneesh kumar AG

Rituparna Sinha Roy

Rai Ajit Srivastava

Ruchi Anand

Dhirendra Katti

Nitin Choudhary

Vijay K Choudhary

Avinash Sonawane

Amit Awasthi

Jyothilaxmi Vadassery

Sumit Ghosh

Dhiraj Kumar

Ramesha Thimmappa

Sheetal Gandotra

Hiya Ghosh

Karthik Raman

K B Hari Kumar

Ritu Kulshreshtha

Debabrata Biswas

Saikrishnan Kayarat

Tavpritesh Sethi

Saikat Chakraborty

Rakesh S. Laishram

Tapas Manna

Kaustuv Sanyal

Chandrima Das

Senjuti Sinharoy

Tina Mukherjee

Sam Mathew

Souvik Bhattacharjee

Event Schedule

Inauguration of the meeting

Special lecture (Shekhar Mande, DG, CSIR)

CSIR for new Atma Nirbhar Bharat

Special lecture (Ram Vishwakarma, Advisor, CSIR and Chairman, Covid Strategy Group of CSIR)

Covid Mitigation Strategies of CSIR

History of Biochemistry

4 talks x 30 minutes each

Chair: Umesh Varshney

GP Talwar, Talwar Research Foundation, New Delhi:
Evolution of Biochemistry in Medical Institutions
G Padmanabhan, CUTN, Thiruvarur:
Known Molecules: New Applications Stand on Shoulders of Giants
B.J. Rao, Hyd University, Hyderabad:
Title TBD
D.J. Chattopadhyay, SNU, Kolkata:
History of Biochemistry-Eastern India

P. B. Rama Rao Memorial Award Lecture

Chair: Rajendra Prasad

Samir K. Maji, IIT Bombay: Title TBD


Auditorium 01 & Auditorium 02

Auditorium 01
Session 1 (5 talks x 20 min)

Microbiology and infectious disease biology I

Chair: Abhik Saha

Anuradha Chaudhary, VB Patel Chest Clinic, New Delhi:
Antifungal resistance in Candida auris-an emerging threat

Ashwani Kumar, IMTECH, Chandigarh:
M tuberculosis biofilms in lungs protect resident bacilli from the host immune system and antimycobacterial agents

Rajiv Kumar, BHU, Varanasi:
Targeting Type-1 IFNs to improve anti- parasitic immunity

Adline Princy Salomon, Sashtra University, Thanjavur:
Novel 4-(Benzylamino) cyclohexyl 2-hydroxycinnamate hybrid drug: A next generation anti-virulence drug?

Riddhiman Dhar, IIT-Kharagpur:
Transcription factor binding activity is the primary driver of noise in gene expression

Auditorium 02
Session 2 (5 talks x 20 min)

Cancer Biology I

Chair: Bushra Ateeq

K Satyamoorthy, Manipal University, Manipal:
DNA methylation and miRNA cross-talks during cervical cancer progression

Shaida Andrabi, Kashmir University, Srinagar:
Identification of novel kinases that overcome mitotic arrest and promote resistance against anti-cancer and anti-mitotic drugs

Ritu Kulshreshtha, IIT Delhi:
Deciphering the significance of EzH2:microRNA interactions in glioblastoma

Gargi Bagchi, AUH, Gurugram:
Novel pathways and molecular targets in prostate cancer

Prathibha Ranganathan, CHG, Bengaluru:
Understanding Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer- A Transcriptome study

Lunch and Mid-Day Break

SBC (I) EC Meeting

Annual GB Meeting

Chair: V. Nagaraja

Plenary lecture 1 (Partha Pratim Majumder, NIBMG, Kolkata)

Auditorium 01 & Auditorium 02

Auditorium 01
Session 3 (3 talks x 20 min)

Development and aging

Chair: K. Subramaniam

Anindya Ghosh Roy, NBRC, Manesar:
Wnt signaling establishes the microtubule polarity in neuron through regulation of Kinesin-13

Rupasri Ain, IICB, Kolkata:
COX6B2-directed mitochondrial function is pivotal in equipoising trophoblast stem cell self-renewal and differentiation

K. Subramaniam, IIT, Chennai:
PLP-1 and gene silencing in the C. elegans germ line

Auditorium 02
Session 4 (3 talks x 20 min)

Translational research and drug discovery I

Chair: Pawan Dhar

Praveen Vemula, InStem Bangalore:
Biomimicry as a New Path for Drug Discovery: Metabolites Inspired Drug Development for the Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.

Debojyoti Chakraborty, IGIB, Delhi:
(Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats-CRISPR associated)

Monalisa Mukherjee, AUUP, Noida:
Emergence of Heptazine-Based Graphitic Carbon Nitride within Hydrogel Nanocomposites for Scarless Healing of Burn Wounds


Auditorium 01 & Auditorium 02

Auditorium 01
Session 5 (4 talks x 20 min)

Microbiology and infectious disease biology II

Chair: Anil K. Tyagi

Rachna Chaba, IISER Mohali :
Elucidating the intricate interconnection between long-chain fatty acid metabolism and envelope homeostasis in Escherichia coli.

K.M. Sinha, AUH, Gurugram :
Cyclic di-AMP mediates DNA damage repair in Mycobacterium

Amirul Islam Mallick, IISER Kolkata :
A suicidal predator: Cost of bacterial predation via Type VI secretion system under environmental stress

Varsha Singh, IISc, Bangalore :
Bacterial odors: A new twist in the tale of pattern recognition in animals

Auditorium 02
Session 6 (4 talks x 20 min)

Translational research and drug discovery II

Chair: Avinash Bajaj

Sobhan Sen, JNU, New Delhi :
A New Family of Solvatochromic Fluorescent Probes for Spectroscopy and Imaging of Lipid Membrane

Sudipta Basu, IIT Gandhinagar :
Image and Impair Cellular Powerhouse

Rituparna Sinha Roy, IISER Kolkata :
Emerging approaches for designing peptide based therapeutics

Ruchi Anand, IIT Bombay :
Strategies to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Chair: Vinay Nandicoori

Plenary lecture 2 (V. Nagaraja, IISc, Bangalore)

Auditorium 01 & Auditorium 02

Auditorium 01
Session 7 (3 talks x 20 min)

Translational research and drug discovery III

Chair: Sobhan Sen

Rai Ajit Srivastava, Espervita Therapeutics, USA:
Discovery, mechanism of action, and development of dual inhibitors of fatty acids and cholesterol synthesis for the treatment of cardiometabolic disease and NASH: A journey from discovery to FDA approval

Dhirendra Katti, IIT Kanpur:
A synergistic combination of niclosamide and doxorubicin as an efficacious and translatable therapy for all clinical subtypes of breast cancer

Nitin Chaudhary, IIT Guahati:
Engineering native sequences into hydrogelators for biomedical applications

Auditorium 02
Session 8 (3 talks x 20 min)

Metabolism and immunology I

Chair: Dhiraj Kumar

Vijay K. Chaudhary, DU South Campus, New Delhi :
Phage-Displayed Human Antibody Library - A resource for discovery of next-generation antibody therapeutics

Avinash Sonawane, IIT Indore:
Role of ion channels in host immunity to Mycobacterium tuberculosis early and late infection

Amit Awasthi, THSTI, Faridabad:
Salt triggers anti-tumor Immunity through modulation of gut microbiota


Chair: Sudhanshu Vrati

Session 9 (4 talks x 30 min)

Covid 19: An Indian perspective

Anurag Agrawal, IGIB, New Delhi:
COVID19: Genome Surveillance

Sanjay Singh, Gennova Biopharma, Pune:
Title TBD

R. Varadarajan, IISc, Bangalore :
Immunogen design for COVID-19

Lalith Kishore, CCAMP, Bangalore:
Title TBD

Lunch and Mid-Day Break

Poster session

M Shadaksharaswamy Endowment Lecture Award

Chair: Rajendra Prasad

Suman K. Dhar, JNU, New Delhi:
Unique biology and possible interventions for therapy against human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum


Auditorium 01 & Auditorium 02

Auditorium 01
Session 10 (4 talks x 20 min)

Natural products and plant metabolites

Chair: Supriya Chakraborty

Jyothilakshmi Vadassery, NIPGR, New Delhi:
Endophytic fungi Piriformospora indica recruits host-derived putrescine for growth promotion in plants

Shyam Kumar Masakapalli, IIT-Mandi:
Phytochemical treasures from the Himalayas - profiling, pathway mapping to drug discovery

Sumit Ghosh, CIMAP, Lucknow:
Unraveling the biosynthetic enzymes of medicinal diterpenes in kalmegh

Ramesha Thimmappa, AUUP, Noida:
Probing hidden functional diversity in oxidosqualene cyclases for novel triterpene discovery and metabolic engineering.

Auditorium 02
Session 11 (4 talks x 20 min)

Metabolism and immunology II

Chair: Suman Dhar

Dhiraj kumar, ICGEB, New Delhi:
Molecular interface between human innate immune cells and Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Sheetal Gandotra, IGIB, New Delhi:
Lipid droplets in macrophages: circuit breakers or amplifiers of inflammation

Girish Ratnaparkhi, IISER Pune:
SUMOylation of Jun fine-tunes the Drosophila gut immune response

Karthik Raman, IIT-Chennai:
Unravelling microbial interactions in the gut microbiome through computational approaches

C. R. Krishna Murti Award Lecture

Chair: Rajendra Prasad

Kausik Chattopadhyay, IISER Mohali:
The (w)hole story of the b-barrel pore-formation mechanism of Vibrio cholerae cytolysin

Chair: Rakesh Bhatnagar

Plenary lecture 3 (R. Sankarnarayanan, CCMB, Hyderabad)

Auditorium 01 & Auditorium 02

Auditorium 01
Session 12 (3 talks x 20 min)

Cancer Biology II

Chair: Benubrata Das

KB Harikumar, RGCB, Trivandam:
Targeting tumor and stromal crosstalk for pancreatic cancer therapy

Debabrata Biswas, IICB, Kolkata:
Human FKBP5 negatively regulates transcription through inhibition of P-TEFb complex formation

Mohit K Jolly, IISc, Bangalore:
Systems-level network modeling deciphers the master regulators of phenotypic plasticity and heterogeneity in melanoma

Auditorium 02
Session 13 (3 talks x 20 min)

Biochemistry at the digital era

Chair: R. Shankarnarayan

Tavpritesh Sethi, IIT Delhi:
Data Fusion and AI for Pandemic Response

Saikrishnan Kayarat, IISER Pune:
Mechanism of the ATP-dependent restriction endonuclease SauUSI that makes medically relevant Staphylococcus aureus strains untransformable

Saikat Chakraborty, IICB, Kolkata:
Protein-protein interaction analysis: Sequence, Structure, and Network perspectives


Auditorium 01 & Auditorium 02

Auditorium 01
Session 14 (5 talks x 20 min)

Molecular biology and metabolism I

Chair: Arnab Mukhopadhyay

Swasti Raychaudhuri, CCMB, Hyderabad:
The good, the bad, and the ugly states of α-SYNUCLEIN Inclusions

Kaustuv Sanyal, JNCASR, Bangalore:
Centromere specification

Tapas Manna, IISER Trivandam:
Molecular Drivers of Chromosomal Stability in Cancer Cells

Rakesh S. Laishram, RGCB:
Processing at the 3’-untranslated RNA: Implications in cardiac gene regulation

Ullas-Kolthur Seetaram, TIFR:
Title TBD

Auditorium 02
Session 15 (5 talks x 20 min)

Molecular cell signaling I

Chair: Rashna Bhandari

Souvik Bhattacharjee, JNU, New Delhi:
GETting the Plasmodium falciparum proteins thERe by their TAil

Senjuti Sinharoy, NIPGR, New Delhi:
Divergent evolution and chemistry drive symbiotic nitrogen fixation in peanut

Tina Mukherjee, InStem, Bangalore:
Myeloid cells: sensors and regulators of animal physiology

Sam Mathew, RCB, Faridabad:
The Wnt Signaling Pathway as a Therapeutic Target to Treat RhabdomyosarcomaTumors

Kaustav Datta, DU South Campus, New Delhi:
Regulation of mitochondrial gene expression in response to nutritional cues in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: Tale of accessory factor involved in mitochondrial translation elongation

Lunch and Mid-Day Break

Poster session

Chair: K. Natarajan

Plenary lecture 4 (Gaiti Hasan, NCBS)

Auditorium 01 & Auditorium 02

Auditorium 01
Session 16 (4 talks x 20 min)

Molecular biology and metabolism II

Chair: Ullas Kolthur Seetaram

Arvind Ramanathan, InStem, Bangalore:
Title TBD

Chandrima Das, SINP:
Histone readers in stress adaptation through metabolic reprogramming: Implications in human diseases

Siddhesh S Kamat, IISER Pune:
Mapping sphingolipid pathways during phagocytosis

Aneeshkumar AG, NII, New Delhi:
Systemic ablation of vitamin D receptor leads to skeletal muscle glycogen storage disorder in mice

Auditorium 02
Session 17 (4 talks x 20 min)

Molecular cell signaling II

Chair: Chinmay Mukhopadhyay

Mausumi Mutsuddi, BHU, Varanasi:
Unraveling the Molecular Mechanisms of Human Neurological Disorders: Drosophila degenerates for a good cause

Rashna Bhandari, CDFD, Hyderabad:
A high energy phosphate jump – from pyrophospho-inositol to pyrophospho-serine

Hiya Ghosh, NCBS, Bangalore:
Maintaining order in the adult brain: making new neurons and keeping well the adult ones

Oishee Chakrabarti, SINP, Kolkata: :
Organellar dynamics regulate cellular surveillance


valedictory session


  • Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, DST.
  • G. Padmanaban, President, NASI.
  • Shekhar Mande, Director General, CSIR.
National Advisory Committee
  • Hari Mishra, BARC, Mumbai.
  • K. Natarajan, JNU, New Delhi.
  • L.S. Shashidhara, Ashoka University, Sonepat, IISER, Pune.
  • Rakesh Bhatnagar, Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur.
  • Sanjay Singh, Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd, Pune.
  • Subhra Chakraborty, NIPGR, New Delhi.
  • Tapas K. Kundu, CDRI, Lucknow.
  • V. Nagaraja, IISc, Bangalore.
  • Vijay K. Chaudhary, DU, South Campus, New Delhi.
National Scientific Programme Committee
  • Abhik Saha, Presidency University, Kolkata.
  • Arnab Mulkhopadhyay, NII, New Delhi.
  • Avinash Bajaj, RCB, Faridabad.
  • Benubrata Das, IACS, Kolkata.
  • Bushra Ateeq, IIT, Kanpur.
  • Chandrima Das, SINP, Kolkata.
  • Ellora Sen, NBRC, Manesar.
  • Jitendra Thakur, ICGEB, New Delhi.
  • Pawan Dhar, JNU, New Delhi.
  • Supriya Chakraborty, JNU, New Delhi.
  • Vinay K. Nandicoori, CCMB, Hyderabad.
  • Rajendra Prasad.
Organizing Secretary.
  • Machiavelli Singh.
Programme Coordinators
  • Kaustav Bandyopadhyay.
  • Ujjaini Dasgupta.
  • Nitai Debnath.
Publication Committee
  • Saif Hameed.
  • Zeeshan Fatima.
Virtual Poster Management Committee
  • Munindra Ruwali.
  • Sumistha Das.
Virtual Scientific Session Management Committee
  • Amresh Prakash.
  • Atanu Banerjee.
  • Chandramani Pathak.
  • Deepa Suhag.
  • Gargi Bagchi.
  • Jinny Tomar.
  • Ravi Dutta Sharma.
  • Sangeeta Kumari.
  • Vaibhav Kapuria.


All prospective participants are expected to be members of the Society of Biological Chemists. Those who are not currently the members, it is advisable to take the SBC membership prior to registering for the conference.
The registration to the conference is mandatory to attend all the Virtual Sessions and to be eligible to present research work in the form of posters or short talks. It is mandatory to complete the registration process and the payment of the registration fee, i.e. INR 500 latest by Nov 15th, 2021.

Registration Fee includes:

-Unique login information allowing registrants to participate in meeting activities.
-All live oral presentations including plenary and concurrent sessions.
-Live poster presentations with one-on-one interaction with the presenter.
-PDF of the abstract book.
-Snaps at the Photobooth

Registration fees are being charged to cover custom platform development, testing, subscription costs and licence for the conference application (Zoom/MS teams), creating and maintaining a website, Live technical support including support for dry runs, conference hosting, and other administrative costs.

Abstract Submission guidelines:

Abstract preparation guidelines (A template is provided separately):

1. The abstract should be prepared in MS Word in .doc or .docx on A4-sized page format.
2. Total printable word count should not exceed 250 words (excluding title, author names and address). Also please make sure the full abstract does NOT go beyond one page.
3. Abstract should be written in Times New Roman font.
4. Abstract text title, author names, author address and images should be centre-aligned. The main abstract text should be justified.
5. Font size should be 12 points for the main text and 16 point for the title.
6. Presenting author names should be underlined. Corresponding author name should be marked with an asterisk (*) in superscript.
7. Email address of presenting author and the corresponding author should be provided.
8. All addresses should be italicized.

Poster submission guidelines:

Please provide a A4 sized poster (PDF only). The size should not be more than 5 mb.

You can submit your abstract and/or poster after registration. Further instructions will be sent to your registered email.







– 5th September 2021

- INR 500

- 30th November 2021

– INR 1000

– 1st December 2021

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