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Sci-ROI Annual Event, YIM-C 2017

Sept. 9 & 10, 2017

Sci-ROI is pleased to announce that our 2017 annual event (YIM-C) will be held on Sep, 2017 in Chicago. YIM-C will be a multidisciplinary event to facilitate interaction of Graduate students, Postdoctoral fellows, Research Scientists, Scholars, Industry leaders and Entrepreneurs with the senior policy makers, scientists and entreprenuers from India to promote multi-level collaborative initiatives across various disciplines in Academia, Industry and Government between India and the United States. The event will highlight the diversity of talent in the midwest doing leading research and development, while exposing them to the unlimited opportunity for engagement and collaboration in various sectors thus, enabling establishment of a network between individuals and agencies in India and the US.

Venue

Biological Sciences Center, University of Chicago (924 E. 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637)

Confirmed Speakers

Aseem Ansari
Prof. Aseem Ansari Professor, University of Wisconsin - Madison; Founder Director, WINStep Forward Read More...

Ansari, Aseem

Heidi Arola
Heidi Arola Managing Director, Global Partnerships Purdue University Read More...

Arola, Heidi

Murali Bashyam
Prof. Murali Bashyam Head, Lab of molecular oncology, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) Read More...

Bashyam, Murali

Kavi Bhalla
Prof. Kavi Bhalla Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, Global Health University of Chicago Read More...

Bhalla, Kavi

Neeta Bhushan
Ms. Neeta Bhushan Consul General of India, Chicago Read More...

Bhushan, Neeta

Prof. Tushar Chakraborty Professor, IISc, Bangalore Read More...

Chakraborty, Tushar

AKChaturvedi-2017
Prof. A.K. Chaturvedi Professor and Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-R) Read More...

Chaturvedi, A.K.

shaheed jameel
Prof. Shahid Jameel CEO, Wellcome Trust/DBT - India Alliance Read More...

Jameel, Shahid

Sharmila Mande
Dr. Sharmila Mande Principal Scientist & Head, Bio Sciences R&D, TCS Innovation Labs Read More...

Mande, Sharmila

Shekar Mishra
Prof. Shekhar Mishra Scientist, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory; Deputy Project Manager, PIP-II Indian Institutions and Fermilab Collaboration Read More...

Mishra, Shekhar

Meenakshi Munshi
Prof. Meenakshi Munshi Joint Director, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India Read More...

Munshi, Meenakshi

Meenakshi Munshi 2017
Prof. Meenakshi Munshi Joint Director, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India Read More...

Munshi, Meenakshi

C.V.R. Murty
Prof. C.V.R. Murty Director, IIT, Jodhpur Read More...

Murty, C.V.R.

Sourav Pal
Prof. Sourav Pal Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai Read More...

Pal, Sourav

Sam Pitroda Business Executive and Policymaker Read More...

Pitroda, Sam

Raghu Radhakrishnan
Prof. Raghu Radhakrishnan Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Manipal Univerisity Read More...

Radhakrishnan, Raghu

Prof. Vijay Raghavan Secretary, National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) Read More...

Raghavan, Vijay

Pragna Rao
Dr. Pragna Rao Associate Dean (Research), MBBS, MD, PhD (Biochemistry), Manipal Univerisity Read More...

Rao, Pragna

Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath
Prof. Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath Professor, Centre for Neuroscience, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Read More...

Ravindranath, Vijayalakshmi

Somak Raychoudhury
Prof. Somak Raychoudhury Director, Inter University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) Read More...

Raychoudhury, Soumak

Rajiv Sharma
Dr. Rajiv Sharma Secretary, Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) Department of Science & Technology Government of India Read More...

Sharma, Rajiv

LS Shashidhara
Prof. L. S. Shashidhara Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER); Vice President, Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Read More...

Shashidhara, L.S.

Bala Srinivasan
Vice President, Global Initiatives and Strategy And Senior Associate Provost, University of Chicago Read More...

Srinivasan, Bala

Suresh Subramani
Prof. Suresh Subramani Professor, Molecular Biology; Global Director, Tata Institute for Genetics and Society Read More...

Subamani, Suresh

Ramaswamy Subramanian
Prof. Ramaswamy Subramanian Professor, Indian Institute of Science(IISc), Bangalore Read More...

Subramanian, Ramaswamy

Soumya Swaminathan
Prof. Soumya Swaminathan Director, Indian Council of Medical Research, ICMR Read More...

Swaminathan, Soumya

Rajiv Tayal
Prof. Rajiv Tayal Executive Director, Indo-US Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF) Read More...

Tayal, Rajiv

Sudhanshu Vrati
Prof. Sudhanshu Vrati Executive Director, Regional Centre for Biotechnology Read More...

Vrati, Sudhanshu

Event Schedule

Day 1 | Sept. 9 Saturday, 2017 | Venue: University of Chicago, Chicago
Emerging opportunities in India

8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration / Check-in / Breakfast
Welcoming remarks and Objectives of the Sci-ROI Annual Event
8:30 am - 8:40 am Opening remarks & Introduction to Sci-ROI and YIM©
Dr. Aseem Z. Ansari & Dr. L. S. Shashidhara
8:40 am - 8:50 am Consulate General of India at Chicago
Mr. D. B. Bhati (Senior Consul, CGI, Govt. of India)
8:50 am - 9:00 am University of Chicago (Host)
Dr. Bala Srinivasan (VP Global Initiatives & Strategy, Senior Associate Provost, University of Chicago)
Session 1: Research and Funding Opportunities in India
9:00 am - 9:30 am Video talk from India
Dr. Vijay Raghavan (Secretary, Dept. of Biotechnology -DBT, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India)
9:30 am - 9:45 am Talk
Dr. Shahid Jameel (CEO & Director, Wellcome Trust - DBT, India Alliance)
9:45 am - 10:15 am Introductory talk by the panelists (10 mins. each)
10:15 am - 11:00 am Panel discussion (Q & A session with participants)
Dr. Rajiv Sharma (Secretary, Science & Engineering Research Board -SERB)
Dr. Shahid Jameel (CEO & Director, Wellcome Trust - DBT, India Alliance)
Dr. Meenakshi Munshi (Director at DBT, Ramalingaswamy Fellowship)
Dr. L. S. Shashidhara (VP, Indian National Science Academy)
11:00 am - 11:30 am Break
Session 2: Institutional Perspectives on Faculty (I) – Public Educational Institutions
11:30 am - 12:20 pm Introductory talk by the panelists (10 mins. each)
12:20 pm - 1:00 pm Panel Discussion (Q & A session with participants)
Dr. Somak Raychaudhuri (Director, Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAC), Pune)
Dr. C.V.R. (Murty Director, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-J), Jodhpur)
Dr. Ajit Chaturvedi (Director, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-R), Roorkee)
Dr. Vijayalakshmi (Ravindranath Chair, Center for Neuroscience, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore)
Dr. Murali Bashyam (Senior Scientist, Center for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad)
Posters & Networking
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm - 3:45 pm Poster Session
Session 3: Institutional Perspectives (II) – Private Educational Institutions
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Talk
Dr. Pragna Rao ((M.D.) Associate Dean, Manipal University)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Talks
Dr. Pragna Rao (Manipal University)
Dr. Raghu Radhakrishnan (Manipal University)
Dr. S. Ramaswamy (InSTEM, Ahmedabad University)
Dr. Shashidhara (IISER-Pune, Ashoka University)
Plenary Lecture
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Talk
Sam Pitroda (Telecom Pioneer, Innovator & Entrepreneur)
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Dinner (Delegates & Participants)

Day 2 | Sept. 10 Sunday, 2017 | Venue: University of Chicago, Chicago
Emerging Opportunities in India

8:30 am - 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:30 am Video talk from India
Dr. Soumya Swaminathan (Director General, Indian Council for Medical Research –ICMR, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India)
Session 4: New Models of Indo-US Research partnerships
9:30 am - 10:30 am Introductory talk by the panelists (10 mins. each)
10:30 am - 11:15 am Panel discussion (Q & A session with participants)
Dr. Suresh Subramani (Professor of Molecular Biology, Global Director, Tata Institute for Genetics and Society)
Dr. Rajiv Tayal (Executive Director, Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF))
Ms. Heidi Arola (Managing Director, Global Partnerships, Purdue University, Indiana)
Dr. Kavi Bhalla (University of Chicago-IIT- Delhi partnership)
Dr. Shekar Mishra (Fermi National Lab-Govt. of India partnerships)
Dr. Aseem Z. Ansari (WINstep Forward (501 (c) (3)), Khorana & Bose Programs, Univ Wisconsin–Madison)
Session 5: Traditional and Non-traditional Research Opportunities in India
10:30 am - 11:15 am Panel discussion (Q & A session with participants)
Dr. L. S. Shashidhara (IISER, INSA, Private Universities)
Dr. Sharmila Mande (Principal Scientist & Head, BioSciences R&D,Tata Consulting Services TCS–Innovation Labs)
Dr. Sudhanshu Vrati (Executive Director, Regional Center for Biotechnology –Faridabad/Delhi-NCR)
Dr. Sourav Pal (Professor, IIT-Bombay, Former Director CSIR National Chemical Laboratory NCL -Pune)
Dr. Tushar Chakraborty (Professor of Chemistry, IISc, Former Director –CSIR Center for Drug Research Institute, CDRI -Lucknow)
Dr. S. Ramaswamy (Former Dean Institute for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine -InStem, C-CAMP, Non-traditional Educational Institutions)
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Introductory talk by the panelists (10 mins. each)
11:15 am - 11:30 am Break
Posters & Networking
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm - 3:45 pm Poster Session
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Interviews & Individual Meetings
4:30 pm - 4:45 pm Concluding Remarks Dr. L. S. Shashidhara & Dr. A. Z. Ansari
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