7th Annual Monsoon School Jun 17 - Jun 26, 2019

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Biology is essentially an interdisciplinary field and is in the forefront of modern physics and information sciences. The goal of this school is to:

(i) expose undergraduate students from mathematics, physical sciences and engineering backgrounds to exciting problems in biology through research talks by biologists, physicists and computer scientists. Topics include: the structure and function of biomolecules; the organization of cells; the development of organisms from embryos to adults; the structure and function of the brain; populations and ecosystems; and aspects of evolution.

(ii) provide pedagogical instruction on a range of mathematical topics, so that students will be better prepared to enter Ph.D. programmes in computational biology, systems biology, biophysics, and related areas. Topics include: biophysics and soft-matter physics, ranging from aspects of molecules to those of cells and tissues; information processing and decision making, at the level of cells or of the brain; stochastic processes in molecules or populations; genetic networks and feedback systems; biomechanics and robotics.







 8:15 -  9:30  

9:30 - 11:0011:00 - 11:3011:30 - 1:00 1:00 -   2:00 2:00 - 3:30 3:30 - 4:00 4:00 - 5:00 5:00 - 7:30 7:30 - 8:15


Monday, 17th


BreakfastShashi ThutupalliTea/CoffeeShashi ThutupalliLunchShashi Thutupalli Tea/CoffeeAnjana BadrinarayananProject workDinner


Tuesday, 18th


BreakfastKripa GowrishankarTea/CoffeeKripa GowrishankarLunchKripa GowrishankarTea/CoffeeMadan RaoProject workDinner


Wednesday, 19th


BreakfastKavita JainTea/CoffeeKavita JainLunchTutorialTea/CoffeeRadhika VenkatesanProject workDinner


Thursday, 20th


BreakfastSupreet SainiTea/CoffeeSupreet SainiLunchSupreet SainiTea/CoffeeP. V. ShivaprasadProject workDinner


Friday, 21st


BreakfastPriya IyerTea/CoffeePriya IyerLunchPriya IyerTea/CoffeePanel DiscussionProject workDinner


Saturday, 22nd


BreakfastGame designTea/CoffeeGame designLunchGame designTea/CoffeeOpen slot for discussionProject workDinner

Sunday, 23rd



Monday, 24th


BreakfastVenkat RamaswamyTea/CoffeeVenkat RamaswamyLunchVenkat RamaswamyTea/CoffeeHiyaa GhoshProject workDinner


Tuesday, 25th


BreakfastMohit Kumar JollyTea/CoffeeMohit Kumar JollyLunchMohit Kumar JollyTea/CoffeeProject workProject workDinner


Wednesday, 26th


BreakfastStudent PresentationsTea/CoffeeStudent PresentationsLunchDeparture


Key: Pedagogical Lectures (Green); Tutorials (Blue); Reserach Talks (Yellow); Game Design Session (Purple).


List of Speakers & Topics for Pedagogical Lectures:

Shashi Thutupalli (Simons-NCBS) - How to build a bacterium?

Kavita Jain (JNCASR) - Population dynamics

Priya Iyer (IISc) - Evolutionary game theory

Kripa Gowrishankar (Azim Premji University) - Active matter

Mohit Kumar Jolly (IISc) - Simple feedback loops, bistability, oscillations

Supreet Saini (IIT Bombay) - Evolution

Venkat Ramaswamy (Simons-NCBS) - Neuroscience & Machine Learning


List of Speakers for Research Talks:

Madan Rao (Simons-NCBS)

P. V. Shivaprasad (NCBS)

Hiyaa Ghosh (NCBS)

Anjana Badrinarayanan (NCBS)

Radhika Venkatesan (NCBS)


List of Shortlisted Candidates:



InstitutionAccomodation sought

Aditya Patil

BITS PilaniYes

Akash Deep

IISER MohaliYes

Archisman Saha

ISERC, Visva-Bharati UniversityNo


AIIMS, New DelhiYes
Ashish Thigle

ISSC, Savitribai Phule Pune University

Avhad Siddharth Sanjaykumar

IISER Kolkata


Bhumika Garkhal

NISER, BhubaneshwarYes

Divij Mishra

IISc, BangaloreNo

Gaurav Kumar


Girish Bharat Kumbhar

IISc, BangaloreNo

Harsha Jagadeesh

IISER TirupatiYes

Ira Tyagi

Bundelkhand Institute of Engineering and TechnologyYes

Iwin K Joseph

IISER BerhampurYes

Kartik Kamleshkumar Verma

Jankidevi Bajaj College Of Science, WardhaYes

Nalonda Chatterjee

West Bengal UniversityYes

Neeharika Verma

Azim Premji UniversityYes

P S Vishnuprasad

IISER TirupatiYes

Prasanna Nandkumar Brahme

IISER BhopalYes

Rimika Jaiswal

IISc, BangaloreNo

Rohit Sahasrabuddhe


Ruth Subhash Singh

DG Ruparel College, MumbaiYes

S Danush

NISER, BhubaneshwarYes

Sakshi Baluni

Amity University, NoidaYes

Sanaa Qahera Khan

NISER, BhubaneshwarYes

Sathvik Anantakrishnan

IIT MadrasYes


Jadavpur UniversityYes

Shivani Harer

Fergusson CollegeYes

Shrestha Rath

IISER BhopalYes

Soham Dave

Arizona State UniversityYes

Soumil Maulick


Subiya Haque

IISER TirupatiYes

Sukriti Jaiswal

Kasturba Medical College, Manipal UniversityYes

Surabhi Jagadeesh Menon

Azim Premji UniversityYes

Syed Tawqeer Ali

Jamia Millia IslamiaYes

Toshi Parmar

IIT BombayYes

Varun Venkatesh

Azim Premji UniversityYes

Vibha Balaji


Vijay Sharma

CBS, MumbaiYes

Vikas Kumar Maurya

Bundelkhand University, JhansiYes

Yeshma Ibrahi

IISER KolkataYes



Eligibility criteria:
All applicants must have completed atleast two years of their Undergraduate degree by June 2019, and not have participated in any of the previous Monsoon Schools. We encourage students from institutions across the country to apply for the Monsoon School.

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