One Day Symposium


Self-Organization in Biology

Concept Note:

The phenomenon of Self Organisation was discovered in physical/ non-living systems. Soon it was observed that the phenomenon is relevant in a large number of biological systems starting from molecular to physiological & ecological systems and behavioural sciences. While many theories are coming up to explain Self Organisation, a special attention is needed for conceptual development of this phenomenon in complex biological systems. The symposium aims at a discourse on conceptual aspects of Self Organisation in Biology.


Prof. Jonathan Ashmore (FRS), University College of London, UK

Title: How the cochlea of the inner ear does a hard job with soft parts


Prof. Pabitra Pal Choudhury, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

Title: Characterizing Genes and Genomes on using Self Similar Structures


Prof. Sanjay Jain, Department of Physics & Astrophysics, University of Delhi

Title: Self organization in bacteria and protocells: The origin of balanced growth without intracellular regulation


Dr. Jyotirmoy Banerjee, Department of Biophysics, AIIMS

Title: Understanding network dynamics in Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (MTLE) at cellular level



10:00 - 10.30 Registration

10:30 - 11.00 Inauguration

11.00 - 11.30 Tea Break

Session I

11.30 - 12.30 Key Note Address Prof. Jonathan Ashmore

12.30 - 13.00 Lecture Prof. Pabitra Pal Chowdhury

13.00 -14.00 Lunch

Session II

14.00 - 14.30 Lecture Prof. Sanjay Jain

14.30 - 15.00 Lecture Dr. Jyotirmoy Banerjee

15.00 - 16.00 Film Screening (To be announced)

16.00 - 16.30 Tea

Important Dates:

Symposium Date: 16 March, 2019

Time: 10.00 - 16.00

Application: Closed

Application Deadline: 13 March, 2019

$There is no registration fee. However due to constraint of facilities students will be selected on first come first basis.



Biotech Auditorium,

Biotech Building 3rd Floor

University of Delhi, South Campus

Benito Juarez Road New Delhi - 110021

Prof. Subhendu Ghosh


Department of Biophysics

University of Delhi, South Campus

Benito Juarez Road, New Delhi - 110021