Thursday, January 29, 2009

Prof. Stewart T Cole @ IISc on 4th, Feb., 2009.

A Pioneer in Tuberculosis and Leprosy Genomes

Dr Cole's work on tuberculosis, leprosy, AIDS, gas gangrene and bacterial molecular genetics is widely acclaimed throughout the world. He was a leading member of the team of scientists who determined the complete nucleotide sequence for the AIDS virus. He is also considered to be a pioneer in the genomics of tuberculosis and leprosy bacilli.

Dr Cole studied biology at the University of Wales prior to earning his doctorate from the University of Sheffield in 1979. Subsequently he embarked on a career as a researcher at the University of Umea (Sweden) and the Max Planck Institut in Tuebingen (Germany), and then at the Institut Pasteur, where he was in turn a senior research fellow, the head of the bacterial molecular genetics unit, a professor, and finally the Director of Strategic Technologies from 2000 to 2004. Since that time, he has been the Institute's Scientific Director. Dr Cole was made a Knight of the Legion of Honour for services rendered to science.

Cole's Lab

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

LABMEETING: make science easier !!

Organize your PDFs

Upload research articles
Keep your research orderly.

* Automatically match them to bibliographic records for reference management
* Search the full text of all your PDFs
* Mark them for fast retrieval and viewing
* Recommend them to your colleagues

Discover New Papers

Browse different streams of new papers
Keep your research orderly.

* Stay up to date on what's in the top journals
* Get notified about papers relevant to your research
* Collect the articles that interest you

Manage Your Lab

Manage a lab webspace
Keep your research orderly.

* Post articles for journal club
* Share protocols and data in a group notebook
* Ask questions, give answers, and schedule events

Check Dinesh D C Profile @
Dinesh D C on Labmeeting

More about Labmeeting

You thought Y2K was bad ? See this.

I recently came across this RFC document on the Y2K and related bugs. We will face the Jan 19th 2038 bug quite soon on linux. But this goes much beyond this.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Anamika Submitting Thesis !!

Dear All,
Happy News from our group !!
Another successful PhD Candidate Anamika Krishanpal.. :)

PhD Thesis entitled: "Genome-wide and structural analyses of protein kinase superfamily"

Anamika (NS Labpage)

Friday, January 23, 2009


February 17- 19th 2009

National Centre for Biological Sciences (TIFR)

Bangalore INDIA

This symposium brings together researchers from diverse areas like chemists, spectroscopists and molecular biologists who address fundamental problems in biology using chemical techniques. The symposium will cover areas like Peptide Conformation and Design, Membrane Biology, Structural Bioinformatics, Protein Engineering, Protein Folding and Drug Discovery, Chemical Ecology amongst other topics.

Interested participants may write to

Organising Committee:

Chairman: Dr. N. Srinivasan (IISc., Bangalore)
Co-Chairpersons: Dr. K.S. Krishnan (NCBS)
Dr. M.K. Mathew (NCBS, Bangalore)
Dr. R. Sowdhamini (NCBS, Bangalore)

Deadline for Registration: January 30, 2009.

Registration Fee :

Students: Rs. 1500.00
Academics and Post Docs: Rs.2000.00
Corporate: Rs.5000.00

For more Info and Download Registration Form

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

New Lab Member: Nicolas Garnier, France

Post Doctoral Fellow

Ph.D Student in structural bioinformatics
Institut de Biologie et Chimie des Protéines
7, passage du Vercors
69367 Lyon cedex 7 - FRANCE

Tel +33 (0)4 72 72 26 46
Fax +33 (0)4 72 72 26 01


Monday, January 12, 2009



08-01-2009 Thursday Muharram
14-01-2009 Wednesday Makara Sankranthi
26-01-2009 Monday Republic Day
23-02-2009 Monday Maha Shivarathri
10-03-2009 Tuesday Id-e-Milad
27-03-2009 Friday Chandramana Ugadi
07-04-2009 Tuesday Mahavir Jayanthi
10-04-2009 Friday Good Friday
14-04-2009 Tuesday Dr.Ambedkar Jayanthi
09-05-2009 Saturday Bhudda Purnima
31-07-2009 Friday Varamahalakshmi Vratha
15-08-2009 Saturday Independence Day
18-09-2009 Friday Mahalaya Amavasya
21-09-2009 Monday Id-ul-Fitr
28-09-2009 Monday Dussehra
02-10-2009 Friday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanthi
17-10-2009 Saturday Diwali
02-11-2009 Monday Gurunanak Jayanthi
28-11-2009 Saturday Bakrid
25-12-2009 Friday Christmas
28-12-2009 Monday Muharram

* 21 Holidays for this year

Shivasamundram and Talakadu Trip: 11th Jan, 2009

Shivasamudram is around 130kms from Bangalore and 14 of us set out to go here on Sunday 11th Jan., 2009. The drive to Shivasamudram was pretty smooth except for a 3km stretch of road after Malavalli which is still being laid. River Cauvery falls majestically here and forms the Shivasamudram falls which is also referred to as Shivanasamudram falls. This is located in the Mandya district in Karnataka.
Talakadu, a tourist place unexplored by many people, is a beautiful place surrounded by the temples of Lord Shiva. It is on the banks of the Kapila Cauvery River.Cauvery Kapila river at Talakadu creates about 10Kms backwater and water level remains same throughout the year, a very good water source for Hydro Therapy and Ayurvedic Herbal Massage.


Traveller which took us everywhere !!

Cheers :) Just Started!!

Wide angle view of Falls!!

Close up!!

Way down!!

Fun Ride!


Way back to IISc

Smart video of a Monkey!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Conference @ China 13- 16th Jan, 2009 !!

Link: More Info about Programs


Day 3: Jan 15 (Thursday), 2009

Session 12. Association study, genomic variation
Chairs: Wentian Li, Narayanaswamy Srinivasan

Day 2: Jan 14 (Wednesday), 2009

Session 3. Protein structure, location and function
Chairs: Jingchu Luo, Ramanathan Sowdhamini

Monday, January 5, 2009

Lab Dinner party @ Le Meridien!! 5th Jan 2009

Memorable Moments!!

Krishnadev and Smita presenting Bouquet to Dr Srinivasan

Spl marriage gift to Okdev -smita from NS

1st B'day Celebration for Lakshmi's kid !!

Dinner party

Lakshmi and Rupali with their kids and our friends

NS with Family
Towards IISc: Nite walk!!