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25th Anniversary

French-Indian Inter-Academic Symposium on Infectious Diseases

November 30th - December 3rd 2010


Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110067, INDIA

French-Indian Inter-Academic Symposium on Infectious Diseases


Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110067, INDIA

November 30th - December 3rd 2010


Scientific Program Committee Dr. G. Orth Dr. P. Sansonetti Dr. A. Surolia Dr. M. Vijayan

Organizing Committee Dr. A. Amudeswari Dr. A. Banerjea Dr. S. Bhattacharya Dr. Frac Pattus Dr. J. Gowrishankar Dr. V. K. Nandicoori Dr. A. K. Tyagi

Sponsored by Indian Council of Medical Research Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Department of Science and Technology Embassy of France in India



Tuesday 30th November 2010

Registration: 11:00 AM- 1:30 PM 3:30 PM-4:30 PM (During the high tea) Opening ceremony: Welcome by Remarks by 2:00-2:30 PM. Dr. A. Surolia, Director, NII Dr. M. Vijayan, President, INSA Dr. P. Sansonetti Dr. G. Orth Dr. Veronique Briquet-Laugier Dr. M. K. Bhan Keynote lecture: 2:30-3:30 PM. Chair: Dr. Avadhesha Surolia

Dr. Luc Montagnier: 2008 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine Pasteur Institute, Paris "Infectious Diseases at the Dawn of 21st Century" 3:30-4:30 PM: Press Conference High Tea Session 1 ­ 4:30-6:30 PM. HIV Chairs: Dr. Luc Montagnier & Dr. Avadhesha Surolia 4:30-5:00 PM Anne Hosmalin, Cochin Institute, Paris "Dendritic cells at the crossroad of cellular immune responses to HIV infection" 5:00-5:30 PM Moncef Benkirane, CNRS, Montpellier "HIV-1 and its Host" 5:30-6:00 PM S Mahalingam, IIT, Chennai "Host Cell Kinase, MAPK/ERK-2 Regulates HIV/SIV Replication" 6:00-6:30 PM Akhil Banerjea, NII, New Delhi "Genetic diversity and functional analysis of HIV-1 genes from North India"


Wednesday 1st December 2010

Breakfast: 8:00-9:00 AM New guest house, NII Session 2 ­9:00 AM -12:30 PM Tuberculosis Chairs: Dr. Lluis Quintana-Murci & Dr. Akhil Banerjea 9:00-9:30 AM Rajesh S Gokhale, IGIB, Delhi "Lipid Metabolic Network of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis" 9:30-10:00 AM Brigitte Gicquel, Institut Pasteur, Paris "Diversity and evolution of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains" 10:00-10:30 AM K. Muniyappa, IISc, Bangalore "Regulation of DNA Strand Exchange by the Components of Nucleotide Excision Repair" Tea/Coffee break- 10:30-11:00 AM. 11:00-11:30 AM Olivier Neyrolles, CNRS, Toulouse "Cell biology/Immunology of M.tuberculosis infection" 11:30-12:00 PM Kanury Rao, ICGEB, New Delhi "The Dynamics of Host-Pathogen Interactions in TB Infection" 12:00-12:30 PM Umesh Varshney, IISc, Bangalore "DNA repair in mycobacteria" Lunch: 12:30-1:30 PM Poster Session: 1:30-3:00 PM Judge: Dr. Vijay K. Chaudhary Tea/Coffee will served for the last 30 min Session 3 ­ 3:30-7:00 PM. Zoonoses and vector-borne diseases Chairs: Dr. Gérard Orth & Dr. V. K. Vinayak 3:00-3:30 PM Bourhy H, Institut Pasteur, Paris "Rabies: Crossing of species barrier" 3:30-4:00 PM Chandrima Shaha, NII, New Delhi "Survival strategies of Leishmania parasite: combating natural and artificial pressures" 4:00-4:30 PM Yogesh Souche, NCCS, Pune "Gut Microbes Interaction and Its Potential in Disease Management" Tea/Coffee break: 4:30-5:00 PM 5:00-5:30 PM Elena Levashina, CNRS, Strasbourg "Antiparasitic responses in the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae" 5:30-6:00 PM Pushkar Sharma, NII, New Delhi "Signaling and trafficking events in malaria parasites" 6:00-6:30 PM Shiv Sarin, G.B.Pant Hospital, New Delhi "Mechnisms of immune tolerance in newborns born to HBV positive mothers" Dinner at NII Lawns: 7:00-9:30 PM. NII lawns


Thursday 2nd December 2010

Breakfast: 8:00-9:00 AM, New guest house, NII Session 4 ­ 9:00 AM -12:30 PM Enteric infections Chairs: Dr. Alok Bhattacharya & Dr. Brigitte Gicquel 9:00-9:30 AM Nancy Guillen, Institut Pasteur, Paris "Cell adhesion in a primitive pathogenic protozoan:Role of the Gal/GalNAc Lectin in Entamoeba histolytica" 9:30-10:00 AM Sudha Bhattacharya, JNU, New Delhi "Retrotransposition in Entamoeba histolytica: The process and its consequences" 10:00-10:30 AM Philippe Sansonetti, Institut Pasteur, Paris "Mechanisms of Shigella pathogenesis: From cellular microbiology to vaccine development" Tea/Coffee break- 10:30-11:00 AM. 11:00-11:30 AM Francis Delpeyroux, Pasteur Institute, Paris "Genetic recombination between polioviruses and coxsackieviruses: A new model of evolution and emergence of RNA viruses" 11:30-12:00 PM Ayub Quadri, NII, New Delhi "Salmonella typhi capsular polysaccharide ­ a virulence factor with many faces" 12:00-12:30 PM Balakrish Nair, NICED, Kolkata "El Tor variant Vibrio cholerae O1: the resurrection of severe cholera" Lunch: 12:30-1:30 PM Poster Session: 1:30-2:30 PM Tea/Coffee will served for the last 30 min Session 5 ­ 2:30-6:30 PM. Man and microbes Chairs: Dr. Rajendra Prasad & Dr. P. Sansonetti 2:30-3:00 PM Anne Durandy, INSERM-Hopital Necker, Paris "Specific roles of immunoglobulin isotypes in defence against bacterial infections" 3:00-3:30 PM Dipankar Ghosh, JNU, New Delhi "Probiotic Lactobacillus inhibits biofilm formation and virulence in Salmonella typhimurium: implications of altered quorum sensing in gut microbiome" 3:30-4:00 PM Gagandeep Kang, CMC, Vellore "Rotavirus infection and vaccination and subsequent protection from disease in India" Tea/Coffee break: 4:00-4:30 PM. 4:30-5:00 PM Didier Mazel, Institut Pasteur, Paris "Integrons: Sex, Drugs and Recombination" 5:00-5:30 PM Jean-François Bach, INSERM-Necker & Academie des Sciences, Paris "Infections and autoimmune diseases" 5:30-6:00 PM Nadine Cerf-Bensussan, INSERM-Necker, Paris "Influence of intestinal microbiota on host immune system" Dinner at NII Lawns: 7:00-9:30 PM.


Friday 3rd December 2010

Breakfast: 8:00-9:00 AM, New guest house, NII Keynote lecture 9:00-10:00 AM Chair: Dr. V. S. Chauhan

M. Vijayan, IISc, Bangalore; President, INSA "Structural biology of mycobacterial proteins" Session 6 ­ 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Chronic infections, infections and cancer Chairs: Dr. Olivier Neyrolles & Dr. Debi P. Sarkar 10:00-10:30 AM Lluis Quintana-Murci, Institut Pasteur, Paris "Human evolutionary genetics of infection" 10:30-11:00 AM Jaya Tyagi, AIIMS, New Delhi "Mycobacterium tuberculosis dormancy: a persistent challenge for TB control" Tea/Coffee break- 11:00-11:30 AM. 11:00-11:30 AM Gérard Orth, Institut Pasteur, Paris "Genetics and susceptibility of human papillomaviruses: Epidermodysplasia verruciformis, a model disease" 11:30-12:00 PM Vinay K. Nandicoori, NII. "Serine/threonine protein kinase signaling in M. tuberculosis" Concluding remarks, adjournment: 12:00-12:30 M. Vijayan & J-F. Bach 12:30-1:30 PM Lunch at NII lawns

Delhi trip which ends with light and sound show at Red Fort.



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