17 TH SEPT, 2017 (SUNDAY)
Savoy Suites, Manesar
3:00 - 4:00 PM Registration
High tea
Group photograph with Hon’ble Founder President
4:00 - 5.00 PM Welcome remarks (Venue: Imperium II & III, Savoy Suites)
4:00 - 4.05 PM Rajendra Prasad
4:05 - 4.10 PM Milan Höfer
4:10 - 4.15 PM Vice Chancellor
4:15 - 5.00 PM Hon’ble Founder President
5:00 - 6:00 PM Chair : Milan Höfer
Nicolau van Uden Lecture

When two worlds collide: regulation of pumps and transporters by growth-controlling protein kinases

Ramón Serrano
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
6.00 PM Hon’ble Chancellor’s Dinner

Venue: Purple Court, Open area, Savoy Suites, Manesar
18TH SEPT, 2017 (MONDAY), Savoy Suites, Manesar
9:00 - 10:30 AM Transporters: Structure and function -I

Chair: Suresh Ambudkar

Differences in the arrangement of the Pdr5p multidrug transporter binding pocket of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Kluyveromyces lactis

Dana Gášková
Charles University, Prague2, Czech Republic

Studies to determine the structure of Saccharomyces cerevisiae potassium translocating proteins: Trk1 and Trk2

Deepika Kale
Institute of Microbiology, Czech Republic

A functional role for the “Long Hydrophilic Loop (LHL)” in the Saccharomyces cerevisiae K+ translocation system Trk1?

Jost Ludwig
University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
10:30 - 11:00 AM Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 PM Transporters: Structure and function -II

Chair: Suresh Ambudkar

Human ABCG5/G8 structure-based 3D model of Cdr1p: a step forward into a new era of antifungal efflux mechanism understanding and inhibitor design

Pierre Falson
CNRS Research Unit, Lyon

Importance of Candida albicans PDR ABC protein Cdr1 extracellular loops to pump function

Richard D Cannon
University of Otago, Dunedin

Suppressor analyses reveal role of the deviant ATP- binding site of Cdr1p in inter-domain communication

Atanu Banerjee
AIISH, Amity University Haryana, Gurgaon,
12:30 - 2:00 PM Lunch

Venue: Savoy Suites
2:00 - 3:30 PM Transporters and Cancer
Chair: Richard Cannon

ABC drug transporters and chemo-resistance in cancer

Suresh V. Ambudkar
NIH, Bethesda

Study of human p53 regulation in yeast cells: Identification of yeast antioxidant genes that regulate p53 activity

Ahmet Koç
Department of Genetics, Malatya-Turkey

Specificity of class II J Protein, Caj1 in plasma membrane homeostasis in budding yeast

Chandan Sahi
IISER, India
3:30 - 5:00 PM Poster session
5:00 - 5:30 PM Coffee break
5:30 - 7:00 PM Free Time
7:00 PM Dinner
Venue: Savoy Suites
19TH SEPT, 2017 (TUESDAY), Savoy Suites, Manesar
9:00 - 11:00 AM Signaling and stress response- I
Chair: Ramón Serrano

Biotechnological applications of yeasts tolerant to stress factors

José Ramos
Departamento de Microbiología, Spain

Fludioxonil exerts antifungal activity not by intracellular accumulation of glycerol but by impeding vesicle trafficking downstream of group III hybrid histidine kinase

Alok mondal
JNU, New Delhi

Role for phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) in iron homeostasis in Candida glabrata

Rupinder Kaur
CDFD, Hyderabad

Molecular mechanisms of antimicrobial drug tolerance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Candida albicans

Patrick Van Dijck
KU Leuven Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology, Leuven, Belgium
11:00 - 11:30 AM Coffee Break
11:30 - 1:00 PM Signaling and stress response - II
Chair: Johan M. Thevelein

Fructose-1,6-bisphosphate activation of Ras and nutrient transceptor - eIF2B/eIF2 interaction as novel mechanisms in yeast nutrient signaling

Johan M. Thevelein
Institute of Botany and Microbiology, KU Leuven, Belgium

Exploring the acetyl proteome of Candida albicans

Neeraj Chauhan
The State University of New Jersey, Newark

Redox Regulation of calcium channels in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Anand K Bachhawat
IISER Mohali
1:00 - 2:00 PM Lunch
Venue: Savoy Suites
2:00 - 3:30 PM Transporter inhibitors - I
Chair: Hana Sychrová

Styrylquinoline compounds induce secretion of extracellular vesicles in Candida albicans Joanna Szczepaniak
University of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland

Ferulic acid reverses ABCB1-mediated paclitaxel resistance in MDR cell lines

N. Rajendra Prasad
Annamalai University, Annamalainagar
3:30 - 4:00 PM Coffee Break
4:00 - 5:00 PM Transporter inhibitors -II
Chair: Hana Sychrová

Antifungal molecular nanocarrier-drug conjugates

Sławomir Milewski
Gdańsk University of Technology, Gdańsk, Poland

Natural compounds as potential inhibitors of Candida albicans

Saif Hameed
AIB, Amity University Haryana, Gurgaon
5:00 - 7:00 PM Poster session
7:00 PM Dinner
Venue: Savoy Suites
20TH SEPT, 2017 (WEDNESDAY), Savoy Suites, Manesar
8:00 AM
Sight Seeing
Depart to Pratapgarh Farms
1:00 PM Lunch at Pratapgarh Farms
3:00 PM Depart for Neemrana 15th Century Fort Palace
6:00 PM Gala Dinner
Neemrana Hotel
9:00 PM Depart for Savoy Suites, Manesar
21ST SEPT, 2017 (THURSDAY), Savoy Suites, Manesar
9:00 - 11:00 AM Ion transport
Chair: Antonio Peña and Milan Höfer

Penetrating lipophilic cations induce pleiotropic drug resistance in yeast

Dmitry A. Knorre
M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow,

Yeast Kch1and Kch2 membrane proteins participate in the maintenance of membrane potential and monovalent cation homeostasis

Felcmanova Kristina
Institute of Physiology CAS, Prague, Czech Republic

H+ translocation by weak acid uncouplers is independent of H+ electrochemical gradient (another view of uncouplers’ action)

Milan Höfer
RFW University, Bonn, Germany

Acridine Yellow. A novel use to estimate and measure the plasma membrane potential in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Antonio Peña
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
11:00 - 11:30 AM Coffee Break
11:30 - 1:00 PM Transporter and regulation
Chair: Patrick Van Dijck

A Candida albicans population genomics study

Christophe d’Enfert
Unité Biologie et Pathogénicité Fongiques, Paris,

A new role of Candida albicans ABC drug transporter CDR6 in TOR signaling

Nitesh Kumar Khandelwal
AIISH, Amity University Haryana, Gurgaon

Improving fitness of Saccharomyces kudriavzevii cells via expression of heterologous plasma-membrane transporters

Hana Sychrová
Institute of Physiology, CAS, Prague , Czech Republic
1:00 - 1:15 Concluding Remarks
Concluding remarks Lunch

Key Sites

Savoy Suites
Savoy Suites Hotel
R-75, Sector 1, IMT Manesar, Gurugram, Haryana, India-122051

Pratapgarh Farms & Resorts
Pratapgarh Farms & Resorts
Near Railway Station, Gwalison Road, Jhajjar, Haryana 124103

Neemrana Fort-Palace 15th Century
Neemrana Fort-Palace 15th Century
122nd Milestone, Delhi-Jaipur Highway, Alwar, Neemrana, Rajasthan 301705

Important Dates & Deadlines

Opening of registration:
1st April, 2017

Opening of
Abstract submission:

1st April, 2017

Registration dead-line:
15th July, 2017

Abstract submission dead line:
1st July, 2017

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