Poster Schedule Details

* Subject to change

9.00 - 11.25 AM

Inauguration Ceremony


Inaugural Plenary Lectures

Chair: Prof. V. Nagarajan, Co-Chair: Prof. Gotam Jarori

11.40 - 12.25 PM

Padmashri Prof. M. V. Padma, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Title: Restoring the Post Stroke Brain: Drugs, Devices and Robotics.

12.25 - 01.10 PM

Prof. Larry Benowitz, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Title: CNS Repair, Cell Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors in Optic Nerve Regeneration

Key Note Lectures

Session I: Emerging Trends in Neurological Disorders

Chair: Prof. M.V. Padma, Co-Chair: Prof. Xin Wang

2.00 - 2.30 PM

Prof. Nutan Sharma, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Title: Identification of Therapeutic Targets in Parkinson's Disease and Dystonia by Functional Genomic Analyses

2.30 - 3.00 PM

Prof. Rohit Bhatia, AIIMS, New Delhi

Title: Cardioembolic stroke

3.00 - 3.30 PM

Prof. Nirav Patel, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Title: Surgical revascularization for Stroke

3.30 - 4.00 PM

Prof. Khalid Shah, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Title: Gene Edited Cell Therapies: Next Generation of Therapeutics for Neurological Disorders

4.15 - 5.00 PM

Public Lecture by Padmashri Prof. Sudhir Shah, Dean, Gujarat Neurology, KM School of PGMR, Gujarat, India

Title: Neuroscience and the Art of Happiness

Key Note Lectures

Session II: Strategies to Intervene Brain Pathology

Chair: Padmashri Prof. Sudhir Shah, Co-Chair: Prof. Rohit Bhatia

5.00 - 5.30 PM

Prof. Karen Chen, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Title: Challenges of intracranial drug delivery: New frontiers in a long history of false starts

5.30 – 6.00 PM

Prof. Samir Mitragotri, Harvard University, Boston, USA

Title: Biological Barriers for Drug Delivery

6.00 - 6.30 PM

Prof. Xin Wang, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Title: Neuroprotection of Melatonin and Other Agonists of Melatonin Receptor 1A for Neurological Disorders

6.30 – 7.00 PM

Prof. Shuanhu Zhou, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Title: Neuroskeletal biology and neurological diseases


Session III: Neural Excitability, Synapses and Glia

Chair: Prof. Micaela Morelli, Co-Chair: Prof. Nutan Sharma

9.00 - 9.35 AM

Plenary Lecture by Prof. P. Hemachandra Reddy, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Texas, USA

Title: Early Cellular Changes in Alzheimer's disease: Focus on Mitochondria and Synapses


Keynote Lectures

9.35 - 10.00 AM

Prof. Hajime Hirase, RIKEN, Japan & University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Title: Macroscopic imaging of cortical spreading depression and recovery

10.00 - 10.25 AM

Prof. K. Ganapathy,  Apollo Hospital, Chennai, India

Title: Neurosciences in 2035: A Peep into the Future

10.25 - 10.50 AM

Prof. Jayasri Das Sharma, IISER - Kolkata, Kolkata, India

Title: Cellular and molecular pathogenesis of neuro-inflammatory demyelination


Session IV: Neurodegenerative Disorders and Injury

Chair: Prof. Hajime Hirase, Co-Chair: Prof. P. Hemchandra Reddy

11.15 - 11.50 AM

Plenary Lecture by Prof. Micaela Morelli, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy

Title: Neurotoxic and neuroinflammatory effects of amphetamine-like drugs: Focus on 3,4-methylene-dioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)


Keynote Lectures

11.50 - 12.15 PM

Prof. Laxmi T Rao, NIMHANS Bangalore, Bangalore, India

Title: Constraint Induced Movement Therapy and Genistein in ameliorating Ischemic stroke-induced motor deficit
12.15 - 12.40 PM

Prof. Sandhya Koushika, TIFR Mumbai, Mumbai, India

Title: Traffic jams in healthy neurons modulate local cargo movement
12.40 - 1.05 PM

Prof. Tiago Outeiro, University of Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany

Title: The Role of Posttranslational Modifications on Alpha-Synuclein Biology and Pathobiology

1.05 - 3.00 PM

Poster Session


Session V: Molecular Neurotherapeutics : Promises and challenges

Chair: Prof. Rama Shankar Verma, Co-Chair: Prof. Shuanhu Zhou

3.00 - 3.35 PM

Plenary Lecture by Prof.Yashwant V Pathak, University of South Florida, Florida, USA

Title: Nano emulsions as a carrier for Delivery of Peptide (vaccine) Molecules for treating Alzheimer’s disease.

Keynote Lectures

3.35 - 4.00 PM

Prof. Kunjan R Dave, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, USA

Title: Intracerebral Hemorrhage Treatment Innovation
4.00 - 4.25 PM

Prof. B.S. Shankarnarayana Rao, NIMHANS Bangalore, Bangalore, India

Title: Novel Treatment Strategies to Restore Temporal Lobe Epilepsy-Induced Cognitive Deficits and Abnormal Synaptic Plasticity
4.25 - 4.40 PM

Poster Session


Session VI: Industrial Session

Coordinators: Dr. Ravi Shah, Dr. Akshay Srivastava

4.40 – 4.55 PM

Dr. Mandar Bodas (Elsevier Publishers)

Title: Optimizing Chemical and Medicinal Chemistry Information Workflows – A Reaxys & RMC use Cases and Application

4.55 – 5.10 PM

Dr. Sachin Pandey (Thermo Fischer Scientific)

Title: Chromatography in Clinical Pharmacology & Investigations

5.10 – 5.25 PM

Mr. Sagar Shah (Imperial Life Science)

Title: Detecting the Undetectable in Blood: New Approach for Neurobiomarker

5.25 – 5.40 PM

Dr. Moreshwar Hude (Agilent Technologies)

Title: Agilent’s New Chemical Imaging System for Faster Drug Development

5.40 - 5.55 PM

Dr. Amrrutraj Maannambeth (Bio-Rad)

Title: Quantifying Cytokines and Chemokines using Bioplex Technologies

5.55 - 6.10 PM

Mr. Vikas Chaudhari (PerkinElmer)

Title: Discovery Solutions for Drug Discovery & High Throughput Screening

6.10 - 7.00 PM

Panel Discussion: Basic-Translational & Clinical Round Table

Chair: Prof. V. Nagarajan, Co-Chair: Prof. Sandhya Koushika


Session VII: Pathogenesis and Perspectives for Novel Therapies

Chair: Prof. Dileep R Yavagal, Co-Chair: Prof. Kunjan R Dave

9.00 - 9.35 AM

Plenary Lecture by Prof. Nitish Thakor, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

Title: Neuroscience and Machine Intelligence (AI) - for Brain Injury to Brain Machine Interfaces

Keynote Lectures

9.35 - 10.00 AM

Prof. Sharmili Vidyadaran, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia

Title: Microglia: Roles in development and inflammation
10.00 - 10.25 AM

Prof. P. Syalja, Neurology, SCTIMST, Trivandrum, India 

Title: Imaging in acute ischemic stroke

10.25 - 10.50 AM

Prof. Birgit Strodel, Helmholtz Research School, Jülich, Germany

Title: The effects of environmental conditions on the dynamics and aggregation of Alzheimer’s Aβ


Session VIII: Clinical Aspect of Neurological Disorders

Chair: Prof. Nitish Thakor, Co-Chair: Prof. P. Sylaja

11.15 - 11.50 AM

Plenary Lecture by Prof. Dileep R Yavagal, Neurology, Miller School of Medicine, Florida, USA

Title: Translating cell therapy for ischemic stroke: Intra-arterial and other routes of delivery of cells for enhanced stroke recovery

Keynote Lectures

11.50 - 12.15 PM

Prof. Karen Bates, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, USA

Title: Optimizing cell-based therapies large animal models of stroke.

12.15 - 12.40 PM

Prof. Dheeraj Khurrana, PGI Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India

Title: mHealth and Stroke

12.40 - 1.05 PM

Prof. Arvind Sharma, Zydus and Civil hospital, Ahmedabad, India

Title: Stroke and Sickle Cell Disease

1.05 - 2.30 PM

Poster Session

2.30 - 2.55 PM

Prof. Vidita Vaidya, TIFR Mumbai, Mumbai, India

Title: Serotonin: Regulating neuronal power plants
2.55 - 3.20 PM

Prof. James Clement, JNCSAR Bangalore, Bangalore, India

Title: Restoring KCC2 expression during development rescues physiological and developmental defects in Syngap1+/- mice

Parallel Session



Chair: Prof. Hajime Hirase, Co-Chair: Prof. B S Shankarnarayan Rao


Chair: Prof. Laxmi T Rao, Co-Chair: Prof. Sharmili Vidyadaran

3.30 - 3.45 PM

Dr. Soumya Pati, Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida, India

Title: Understanding the Role of Sphingolipid Activators in Microglial Activity Linked to Neuroinflammation

Dr. Aaishwarya Devi Deshmukh, Smt. Kashibai Navale College of Pharmacy, Pune, India

Title: Cerebroprotective effects of extract of Annona squamosa (L.) in middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)-induced cerebral ischemia
3.45 - 4.00 PM

Dr. Phalguni Alladi, NIMHANS Bangalore, Bangalore, India

Title: Differential prevalence of Parkinson's disease: Neurobiological evidence from Mice models using the nigrostriatal neurotoxin 1- methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)

Dr. Shvetank Bhatt, Amity University, Gwalior, India

Title: Behavioral and Neuropharmacological Evaluation of Sesbania grandiflora (L.) Pers. Leaves in Rodent Models of Depression and Anxiety
4.00 - 4.15 PM

Dr. Pardeep Kumar, NIMHANS Bangalore, Bangalore, India

Title: Dopamine transporter (DAT) imaging in Parkinson disease using in- house prepared radioactive Trodat molecule [99mTc-Trodat].

Dr. Sudip Paul, NEHU Shillong, India

Title: Importance of Tremor Identification for Parkinson's disease
4.15 - 4.30 PM

Dr. Himanshu Shekhar, IIT Gandhinagar, Gandhinagar, India

Title: Ultrasound for brain therapy: Recent developments, opportunities and challenges

Dr. Somasish, Manipal University, Manipal, India

Title: Reduced protein translation by 4EBP1 induction protects neurons against proteotoxic stress
4.30 - 4.45 PM

Dr. Lakshman Puli, SVKM'S NMIMS-Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India

Title: Behavioral and immune phenotype of Nfkb1 deficient APP/PS1 mouse model of Alzheimer's disease

Dr. Sahadev Shankarappa, Amrita University, Kochi, India

Title: Taking the path less trodden: Axonal transport of topically applied gold nanoparticles to the dorsal root ganglion