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Institute Day 2020

The 4th Institute Day will be celebrated on 17th January 2020.

Coordinates :

                Venue: New Auditorium- Kanjikkode Campus

                Time : 16.00 Hrs-17.45 Hrs.

Chief Guest: Padma Vibhushan Dr. E Sreedharan

A brief profile of Dr. E. Sreedharan:

The Story of Integrated Circuit

Isaac Asimov is reported to have described the invention of the integrated circuit (IC) as 'the most important moment since human emerged as a life form'. Although it sounds exaggerated (when IC is compared with sliced bread :) ), 95% of last year's worldwide semiconductor revenue (~$460 billion) was from ICs. The concept of an IC as in its present form was considered technologically not feasible by Bell Labs (where transistor was invented and home to 6 other Nobel prizes in Physics). Circuit designers saw it as a threat to their livelihood and resisted its use when it was introduced.

Membrane geometry and interactions between proteins

Based on a detailed study of the bacterial Shiga toxin we discuss the membrane mediated interactions between membrane inclusions. Shiga toxin interacts with its cellular receptor, the glycosphingolipid globotriaosylceramide (Gb3 or CD77), as a first step to entering target cells. This is followed by clustering of the Shiga Toxin-receptor complexes at the membrane and tubular invagination into the cytoplasm of the cell.

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