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India|EMBO Symposium

From synapses to memory: RNA based regulatory mechanisms

15 – 18 October 2018 | Manesar, India

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 30 July 2018
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 30 July 2018
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 01 August 2018
  • Payment Deadline
  • Accepted participants will receive a payment link

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About the India-EMBO Symposium

One of the most dynamic cognitive processes, memory is mediated by a complex set of gene expression programs at the molecular level and changes in network activity at the circuit level. Although various mechanisms of memory formation have been studied in great detail, key questions such as what factors drive memory storage within circuits and the mechanistic details of the processes that occur at the synapse to drive memory storage still remain elusive. Recent studies have revealed that noncoding RNAs, include long non-coding RNAs and micro RNAs, as well as spliced variants of messenger RNAs, function to regulate gene expression and translation at the synapse during memory storage. Earlier dismissed as products of spurious transcription, non-coding RNAs and their close association with RNA binding proteins have emerged as game-changers of this field.

The proposed meeting aims to bring together leading investigators and young scientists from the field. These investigators employ a wide range of techniques such as computational modeling, genome-wide sequencing, genetic manipulation and cellular imaging. They will come together to discuss fundamental aspects of RNA based regulation of memory formation and its alterations in neurodevelopmental disorders associated with memory dysfunction. This meeting will be a platform for stimulating informal yet intense discussions and also foster active collaboration that will certainly take this field into a new direction.

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
  • 30 July 2018
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 30 July 2018
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 01 August 2018
  • Payment Deadline
  • Accepted participants will receive a payment link


  • INDUSTRY INR 15000

Registration includes:

  • Accommodation (shared basis)
  • Meals
  • Banquet
  • Wi-Fi
  • Conference bag and stationeries


Payment details for successful participants will be sent by email.

Selection criteria

The symposium invites application from graduate students, postdocs and researchers working on various aspects of memory mechanisms involving RNA. Abstracts should contain new and unpublished observations. Applicants will be selected based on abstract content and relevance of the work to the theme of the symposium.

Organizers will select abstracts for short talks based on novelty of research and appropriateness for theme of each session.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts Length: The maximum limit will be 200 words (space included). It must include title, authors and affiliation.

Please note that the abstract book will show the text-only version of your abstract and style commands will be removed in the print. Special symbols in your text should be written using Unicode characters.

Poster specifications

The poster must be within 36 (width) * 42 (height) inches.

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.

Extra information

All participants will be accommodated for 4 nights (14th – 17th October 2018) in a shared twin room with another symposium participant. Any additional nights need to be booked and paid personally at the hotel. A limited number of single rooms are available and booking should be made online directly with the hotel. Please indicate choice of your room partner (if any) while entering registration information.



Sourav Banerjee


Phone: +91-124-2845224




National Brain Research Centre,

NH-8,Nainwal Mode



Haryana - 122 051



The participants and invited speakers will be housed at the Heritage Village Resort and Spa Manesar, just 4.5 km away from the NBRC campus.

Participants need to visit the webpage for more information or booking for additional stay.

Transportation from the hotel to the venue will be provided to all the participants and the speakers.


By air:

The nearest airport is the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi located 35 KM from NBRC. Both prepaid and radio taxes are available from the airport round-the-clock. The taxi fare from the airport is around ₹800-1200.

By train:

New Delhi Railway station is connected by the Delhi Metro Rail Network, the closest metro station to NBRC is the IFFCO Chowk or HUDA City Center metro station, located at a distance of nearly 24 km. The taxi fare from the IFFCO Chowk or HUDA City Center metro station is around ₹500 - 600.

By car from New Delhi:

Uber rides are available from any location.

About the Area

The NBRC campus sits right at the foothills of the lush green Aravallis, amidst the virgin serenity of nature and away from the bustling commercial and residential addresses of Gurgaon and New Delhi. The dense tropical jungle encircling the campus also provides sanctuary to a wide range of ecological diaspora.

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