International Symposium on Discovery of Actionable Targets in Infectious Diseases        

Date: November 26, 2019

Timings: 9:00 AM-4:30 PM

Venue: Center for Systems Biology and Molecular Medicine, Yenepoya Research Centre, Yenepoya (Deemed to be University)


09.15 AM – 10.00 AM

Plenary lecture

Challenges in dealing with Neuroinfections

Dr. Anita Mahadevan, Professor, Neuropathology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore

10.00 AM – 10.30 AM

Scientific Talk

Plasma membrane damage by Mycobacterium tuberculosis induce inflammasome activation and pyroptosis in host macrophages

Prof. Trude Helen Flo, Professor in Cell Biology and Co-director, Centre of Molecular Inflammation Research, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

10.30 AM – 11.05 AM


11.10 AM – 11.45 AM

High Tea

Scientific Session 1

11.45 AM – 12.15 PM

Signaling networks in apicomplexan parasites

Dr. Pushkar Sharma, Senior Scientist, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi

12.20 PM – 12.50 PM

Host lipid metabolism as adjunctive treatment target in tuberculosis

PD Dr. Norbert Reiling, Head, Microbial Interface Biology, Research Center Borstel, Leibniz Pulmonary Center, Germany

Session chair

Dr. Prabha Adhikari, Professor, General Medicine, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya (Deemed to be University), Mangalore


Prashant Kumar Modi, Ph.D.

1:00 PM -2:30 PM

Lunch and Poster session

Scientific Session 2

2.30 PM – 3.00 PM

Redox-based Drug tolerance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Dr. Amith Singh, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Searching for more effective TB treatment: a drug targeting tuberculosis bacteria, that hide inside cells

Dr. Maria Lerm, Professor, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKE), Division of Microbiology, Infection and Inflammation (MII), Linköping University, Sweden

Session chair

Dr. Vidya Pai, Professor, Microbiology, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya Yenepoya (Deemed to be University), Mangalore


Shobha Dagamajalu, Ph.D.

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Tea Break

Scientific Session 3

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Comparative Genomics of Clinically relevant pathogens

Dr. E. Pradeep Bulagonda, Assistant Professor, Department of Biosciences, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prasanthi Nilayam

4:15 PM -4:45 PM

Futuristic Trends in Genomics transforming medicine

Anupam J Das, CEO, MolSys Scientific Pvt Ltd, Bangalore

Session chair

Shankar Prasad Das, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Yenepoya Research Centre, Yenepoya (Deemed to be University), Mangalore


Suparna Laha, Ph.D.

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Announcement of Results of poster presentation

Feedback by the participants