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India|EMBO Symposium

Human microbiome: Resistance and disease

09 – 12 November 2019 | Kalyani, India

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  • Registration and Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 31 August 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 10 September 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 12 October 2019

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About the India-EMBO Symposium

The importance of Human Microbiome research is rapidly gaining momentum for understanding its role in human health and disease. This requires specialized training in efficient statistical and computational algorithms to analyse the big data generated from high-throughput sequencing platforms and provide valid inferences. The field of microbiome research has witnessed an upsurge of various statistical and bioinformatics methods and softwares without adequate manpower trained in proper usage of such tools. Thus, microbiome studies run the danger of identifying spurious associations in patient cohorts with little biological implications for prediction, prognostication and therapy. The present India|EMBO Symposium, organised by Karen Nelson, Indresh Singh, Harinder Singh from JCVI and Souvik Mukherjee and Partha P Majumder from NIBMG, will cover topics related to recent advancements in human microbiome sequencing, antimicrobial resistance, clinical metagenomics, model based analysis of human microbiome, metatranscriptomics and metaproteomics approaches. This India|EMBO Symposium will also include a satellite workshop on metagenomic data analysis and visualization. The present symposium is a timely step in addressing these relevant topics which will help in the development of a multi-dimensional host-microbiome research environment in India.







  • Registration and Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 31 August 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 10 September 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 12 October 2019


  • INDUSTRY INR 12000

Registration includes:

  • The registration fee includes participation on all the 4 days of the symposium
  • conference kit, refreshments during the conference including conference lunches and dinners
  • on campus accommodation during the conference days
  • local hospitality and airport transfers.


This Section is valid for those with selected abstracts only.

Selected applicants will be notified by e-mail and will be invited to pay registration fees (payment methods to be confirmed). Final registration will be validated once payment is received.

Successful participants whose abstracts will be selected for poster presentations will be sent payment details also by email.

Selection criteria

An applicant must be enrolled in a PhD/MD program of an institution or be a postdoctoral fellow or a junior/mid-career member of the faculty of an institution or a scientific researcher engaged in a research project under a PI.

Each abstract will be screened by a committee consisting of both international and national experts from JCVI, USA and NIBMG, INDIA to assess its relevance in the perspective of human microbiome research. The abstracts should be based on human diseases or human physiological systems and preferably linked to human microbiome research.

Abstract guidelines

The abstracts submitted for poster presentations should contain original scientific work based on human diseases or human physiological systems and linked to human microbiome research. The mandatory criteria are as follows:

1) Abstract should be within 300 words

2) Divide the abstract into Background, Objectives, Methods, Results and Discussions sections.

3) Only one abstract per presenting author is allowed.

Poster specifications

4ft (Length) x 3 ft (Width)

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.

Child care grant

EMBO Courses and Workshops offers grants to offset additional child care costs incurred by participants or speakers when participating at any EMBO Courses and Workshop funded meeting. Eligible costs include fees for a caregiver or child-care facility, travel costs for a caregiver, or travel costs for taking the child to the meeting etc. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would like to be considered for the grant. Please also describe how you intend to use the child care grant and specify the sum that you will need.



Souvik Mukherjee






P.O.: N.S.S., Kalyani 741251, West-Bengal, INDIA


Students will be given in campus single rooms in a first come first serve basis, after which shared rooms will be provided. The accommodation is Spartan, but clean, with attached bath, running hot water etc. The commute to and from the venue is a 3 minute walk.


By Train: The nearest railway station is Kalyani (MAIN).

The best way to reach Kalyani is by local train from Sealdah station to Kalyani (Main) station.Trains to Kalyani Simanta, Ranaghat, Shantipur, Gede, and Krishnanagar City stop at the Kalyani (Main) station. Use the overbridge (footbridge) to cross the railway tracks, to descend towards “Sangam Cinema” side. Walk right for about 30 ft. to the e-rickshaw stand. Ask to be dropped off at the NIBMG New Campus (popular among local people as Project Campus)

By Bus: NIBMG will arrange for this. Details will be shared later.

About the Area

The National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG) is located in Kalyani, West Bengal about 50 km from Kolkata.

Connected to Kolkata by highways, expressways and railways, it takes about one and a half hours to reach Kalyani from Kolkata.

Kalyani is a plastic-free, unpolluted and green township.

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