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India|EMBO Symposium

RNA viruses: Immunology, pathogenesis and translational opportunities

28 – 30 March 2018 | New Delhi, India

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 28 February 2018
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 10 February 2018
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 February 2018
  • Payment Deadline
  • 28 February 2018

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About the India-EMBO Symposium

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Several RNA viruses constitute the majority of emerging and re-emerging pathogens, however, there is very little focus on research into the biology and pathogenesis of RNA viruses in India. Studies on epidemiology and disease burden, risk factors, the immune response to RNA viruses, circulating virus strains and virus evolution, animal models of disease, antivirals and vaccines are strikingly absent. Emerging RNA viruses such as Zika virus and Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus are a matter of grave concern to India. Therefore, this symposium will play a key role in bringing together national and international RNA virus experts from diverse areas on one platform to guide the future of RNA virus research in India. This symposium will provide impetus on laying a strong foundation for both the fundamental and translational aspects of RNA virus biology with a focus on epidemiology, immune response, virus evolution and vaccine trials.

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
  • 28 February 2018
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 10 February 2018
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 February 2018
  • Payment Deadline
  • 28 February 2018



Registration includes:

  • Admission to conference sessions (download program here)
  • Conference bag and stationary
  • Lunch and dinner

Excluding accommodation


Due to limitation in the number of participants, those interested in registering for the meeting should send a request to

Successful registrants will be sent payment details by e-mail.

Method of payment for registration would be online only.

Selection criteria

Applicants will be screened and the participants will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Completed information at abstract submission
  • Relevance of the work to the theme of the workshop
  • Abstract content, including whether rationale, methodology, results and conclusion have been stated
  • Previous publication record, if any
  • Reputation of the laboratory/group

Abstract guidelines

Abstract must contain a crisp title (long titles must be avoided), author names & affiliations.

The scientific content must have rationale, methodology, results and discussion in that order; specific information must be provided.

The length must be limited to 250 words

Poster specifications

A0 size (3 ft wide x 4 ft height)

Additional Information

A limited number of shared and budget accommodation is available for scientists, students and post-docs in nearby hotels and guest houses. Please contact Ms. Saraswati Thakur for booking the same:



All administrative queries should be addressed to:

Ms. Saraswati Thakur

Tel: 0129-2876403




VIVANTA Hotels and Resorts by Taj

Shooting Range Road, Faridabad Haryana India 121 009


Phone: +91 129 419 0000


Limited number of rooms (single and double occupancy) have been blocked at special rates for the participants. Accommodation may be booked by contacting the following email ID with all relevant information:

Please use “THSTI-2018” as the code for booking rooms at discounted rates for the meeting.


Vivanta by Taj is 30 kms from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi and 24 kms from the New Delhi Railway Station. The venue can be reached by taxi from either the airport or railway station.

About the Area

Vivanta by Taj – Surajkund, NCR. It is designed based on the concept of a Baoli (stepwell) and offers an urban oasis of leisure.

This 5-star hotel in Surajkund reflects the spirit of the tranquil and forested Surajkund neighbourhood which is steeped in vibrant history. Located just a few minutes’ drive away from the bustling commercial and residential addresses of South Delhi on one side and the corporate hub on the other, Vivanta by Taj – Surajkund, NCR overlooks the imposing entry gate of the famed Surajkund Lake Complex.

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