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India|EMBO Symposium

Autophagy: Cellular mechanisms and significance in health and disease

11 – 13 December 2017 | Bhubaneswar, India

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 17 August 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 31 August 2017
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 September 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 20 September 2017

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About the India-EMBO Symposium

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Autophagy is a highly conserved catabolic process in eukaryotes that plays a vital role in cellular metabolism, signaling, immunity, longevity, development and differentiation. Defects in autophagy process have been linked to several diseases including cancer, neurodegeneration, microbial infections, immune and metabolic disorders as well as ageing. The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for autophagy is a testament to its increasing significance in human health. Autophagy is a druggable process and hence an attractive target for developing new therapeutic interventions against these diverse diseases. Broad themes of the conference are:

1. Autophagy: mechanisms, regulation, and functions (Fundamental science).

2. Autophagy in health and disease (Biomedical relevance).

3. Autophagy in drug discovery (Translational aspects).

About EMBO Courses and Workshops

EMBO Courses and Workshops are selected for their excellent scientific quality and timelines, provision of good networking activities for all participants and speaker gender diversity (at least 40% of speakers must be from the underrepresented gender).

Organisers are encouraged to implement measures to make the meeting environmentally more sustainable.







  • Registration Deadline
  • 17 August 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 31 August 2017
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 September 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 20 September 2017



Registration includes:

  • Admission to scientific sessions and conference related stationary.
  • Lunch, dinner and coffee breaks during the conference.

Excluding accommodation


Payments can be made by Credit/Debit Cards or bank transfers. The successful candidates will be informed about the mode of payment separately by email.

Selection criteria

Abstract submission is mandatory for selection, registration, and participation in meeting.

A selection committee comprising autophagy experts from India and abroad will carefully scrutinize the submitted abstracts for relevance to the theme of the conference, and subsequently, the abstracts will be assessed for their novelty and significance. Few outstanding abstracts will be selected for short talks. Please mention whether selectors can consider your abstract for short talk or not.

Abstract guidelines

The maximum length of the abstract is 250 words (excluding title, author names and affiliations) and should be sectioned into Aim, Results, Conclusion and Significance.

Poster specifications

Poster size should not exceed 4 feet (width) X 3 feet (height).

Travel grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for participants. Applicants do not need to apply separately for travel grants for this event but should indicate on the registration form if they wish to be considered for a travel grant. Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizer who will notify all eligible participants. More information is available at EMBO Travel Grants' page.



Santosh Chauhan





Institute of Life Sciences

NALCO Nagar Road

NALCO Square

Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar

Odisha 751023


The speakers will stay at the Trident hotel, Bhubaneswar. For other participants, accommodation is not included in the registration fees. In the month of December, there is a huge inflow of tourists and as per the trends, hotels are not available during this period. Keeping the convenience of selected candidates in mind we have booked hotels nearby the venue with special prices. Once you are selected, please indicate that which hotel from below option would you like to stay. The number of room we booked is limited and will be on first come first serve basis.

1. Suryansh Hotel (Front of Venue)- 20 Rooms Booked- Special price- INR 2450 +Tax (Single), INR 3000 (Double)/ Per Day
2. Ginger Hotel- 30 Rooms Booked-Special price- INR 2600 +Tax (Single), INR 3300 (Double)/ Per Day


Bhubaneshwar is well connected by air, train and road to other major cities in India. The major international airport of India; Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Kolkata are well connected to Bhubaneswar with ~1 to 2 hr flight distance. From Bhubaneswar airport to Institute of Life Sciences, the distance is 9 KM and takes approx. 30 minutes. Taxi and cab service is available at airport. Please download Ola or UBER (Indian version) cab apps to book one. Cab will cost around Rs 300 to Rs 400 (Euro 4-5). For some selected flights we will have pick-up and drop-off services. Once you are selected, please send us your flight details.

From railway station to ILS, the distance ~10 KM and takes about 30 minutes. Taxi, auto-rickshaw and Cab service are available at station.

About the Area

Bhubaneswar is the capital of the Indian state of Odisha. It is the largest city in the state and is a major center of education and research in Eastern India with several higher education and research institutes. Tourism is a major industry, attracting about 1.5 million tourists a year. To explore more about touristic attractions please visit: Odisha tourism

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