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ISCB 2018-Schedule as on March 22, 2018


DAY 1 (Wednesday, April 04, 2018) Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre
09:00-11:00 Session-1
Welcome
09:10 Prof Rup Lal
Department of Zoology
University of Delhi, Delhi, India

"From ciliate Protozoans to bacterial diversity, genomics and metagenomics."

09:50 Dr Komal Kamra
Department of Zoology
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India

"Mapping ciliated protist communities along a lotic water body with deteriorating water quality"

10:30-11:00 Inaugural Session
Welcome Address
Lighting of Lamp
Chief Guest: Dr Mahesh Sharma,
MoS, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Government of India
Vote of Thanks
11:00 High Tea

11:30-13:00 Session-2
11:30 Key Note Address
Dr Alan Warren

Department of Life Sciences
Natural History Museum, London, UK

"What have ciliates ever done for us?"

12:20 Prof Cristina Miceli
School of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine
University of Camerino, Italy

"Genomics and transcriptomic analysis in the Antarctic ciliate Euplotes focardii: Molecular basis of cold adaptation and insights regarding the potential impact of climate change"

13:00 Lunch
13:30 Poster Session

14:30-17:00 Session-3
14:30 Prof Rosaura Mayen-Estrada
Lab. Protozoologia
Depto. Biol. Comparada, Fac. Ciencias, Mexico

"Some notes about the family Vorticellidae with emphasis on species ectosymbionts of Crustaceans"

15:10 Dr Anastasia V. Shatilovich
Institute of Physico-chemical and Biological Problems in Soil Science
Pushchino, Russia

"Distribution and long-term cryobiosis of ciliates in the arctic soil and permafrost"

15:30 Dr Amlan Kumar Mitra
Department of Zoology, Ranaghat College (Affiliated to University of Kalyani)
Nadia, West Bengal, India

"Diversity and Distribution of Ectoparasitic Trichodinid Ciliophorans (Protozoa: Ciliophora) in Fresh water and Estuarine Fishes of West Bengal, India"

15:50 Cultural Evening

DAY 2 (Thursday, April 05, 2018) Silver Oak, India Habitat Centre
09:00-11:00 Session-4
09:00 Prof Nageshwar Rao Amanchi
Fresh water Ecology, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety Lab,Department of Zoology
Nizam College (Autonomous),Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

"Cypermethrin induced cytotoxicity effects on cell behaviour, morphology, cell physiology and cell organelles in fresh water ciliates Paramecium caudatum and Blepharisma intermedium"

09:40 Prof Elena Sabaneyeva
Department of Cytology and histology, Faculty of Biology
Saint Petersburg State University, Russian Federation

"Newly found Endosymbionts in ciliates: have we met before?"

10:20 Dr Sai Elangovan. S
National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Goa, India

"A Study on tintinnids (loricate ciliates) from the mangrove proximal zone waters of Port Blair, South Andaman"

10:40 Dr Shashi
Ciliate Biology Lab, SGTB Khalsa College
University of Delhi, Delhi, India

"Description of four hypotrichous ciliated protists from Maharashtra, India; phylogenetic relationships with congeners"

10:50 Tea

11:10-13:10 Session-5
11:10 Dr Antonietta la Terza
School of Bioscience and Veterinary Medicine
University of Camerino, Camerino, Italy

"Ciliated protists as indicators of ecosystem health: Opportunities, challenges, and case studies in Italy"

11:50 Dr Ravi Toteja
Acharya Narendra Dev College
University of Delhi, Delhi, India

"Transcriptomic analysis of heavy metal induced changes in gene expression in freshwater ciliates"

"Morphology, ontogenetic, and molecular phylogenetic studies on species of the genera Sterkiella and Fragmospina"

12:20 Dr Santosh Kumar
Zoological Survey of India
New Alipore, Kolkata
West Bengal, India

"Morphology, ontogenetic, and molecular phylogenetic studies on species of the genera Sterkiella and Fragmospina"

12:50 Dr V Ratna Bharathi
Department of Zoology
Dr V.S. Krishna Govt. Degree & PG College (A), Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

"Studies on physico-chemical parameters and protozooplankton abundance in Konam reservoir, Visakhapatanam district, Andhra Pradesh, India"

13:10 Ms Harpreet Kaur
Ciliate Biology Lab
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India

"Morphology, ontogenesis and molecular phylogeny of a novel fresh water oxytrichid from river Yamuna, Delhi, India"

13:20 Lunch
13:50 Poster Session-2

15:00-17:00 Session-6
15:00 Prof PK Bandyopadhyay
Department of Zoology
University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India

"Phytochemical screening for identification of bioactive compounds and antiprotozoan activity of fresh garlic-bulb over trichodinid ciliates affecting ornamental goldfish"

15:40 Prof Alexey Potekhin
Faculty of Biology
St Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia

"Views and news: latest findings unravel hidden diversity of Paramecium"

16:20 Dr Jasbir Singh
Ciliate Biology Laboratory
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India

"Biodiversity of ciliate fauna especially of hypotrichous ciliates of Sikkim, the western segment of Eastern Himalayas"

16:35 Ms Anjusha A
CSIR National Institute of Oceanography
Regional Centre, Kochi, Kerala, India

"Dominance of aloricate ciliates in the nearshore waters of Kochi, southwest coast of India"


DAY 3 (Friday, April 06, 2018) Silver Oak, India Habitat Centre
09:00-10:00 Session-7
09:00 Dr Seema Makhija
Acharya Narendra Dev College
University of Delhi, Delhi, India

"An overview of progression of ciliate biology research at University of Delhi"

09:45 Tea
10:00-12:30 Valedictory Session
Chief Guest: Dr Kailash Chandra,
Director, Zoological Survey of India
Kolkatta, West Bengal, India
10:00 Dr Alan Warren
Department of Life Sciences
Natural History Museum, London, UK

"Ciliates as bioindicators of marine water quality"

10:50 Certificate Distribution
Vote of Thanks: Prof GR Sapra, Retired Professor
Department of Zoology, University of Delhi
Delhi, India
Group Photo
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Meeting of all Indian Delegates

"Towards making an Indian Society of Ciliatologists"

14.00 Workshop on Tools and Techniques used in Ciliate Studies (For Students)
Coordinated by Zoological Survey of India

Workshop Facilitators:
Dr Renu Gupta, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi, Delhi
Dr Jasmine Purushothaman, ZSI, Kolkatta, West Bengal
Dr Nageswara Rao Amanchi, Osmania University, Hyderabad
Dr Santosh Kumar, ZSI, Kolkatta, West Bengal
Dr Jasbir Singh, SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi
Ms S Sripoorna, Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi
Ms Jeeva S Abraham, Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi