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India|EMBO Symposium

Sensing and signalling in plant stress response

15 – 17 April 2019 | New Delhi, India

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  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 January 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 22 January 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 29 January 2019

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About the India-EMBO Symposium

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Abiotic stresses cause a major threat to food security in India and around the world. Response of crop plants towards these stresses involves complex machinery, operating at both the molecular and the physiological levels. Generation of high yielding crop plants with tolerance to multiple stresses using advanced tools and technologies is a must to ensure food security. In this context, understanding the molecular machinery involved in stress sensing and signaling in plants is crucial. Recent advancements based on genomic, proteomic, metabolic and cell biological approaches have begun to unravel the complex signaling networks in plants. Understanding these complex regulatory networks provides an opportunity to unwind the progression of signaling events and understand the regulation of their downstream responses which are specific to the tissue type, the developmental stage, and/or the environmental conditions.

The proposed meeting is an attempt to bring together global leaders working in the area of plant stress biology and share their research findings. This symposium will witness the conglomeration of academicians, scientists, young researchers, and scholar students joining from laboratories across the globe making it a perfect platform for the exchange of innovative ideas and gathering experience in the area of plant stress biology. This meeting is proposed to have diverse sessions ranging from sensing and signaling in plants to translational research. In addition, the cross-talk operative in plants in response to varied signals of biotic and abiotic nature will also be presented. The main motto of this event is to discuss the current scenario and the future plan of action for the management of abiotic stresses. This symposium will also provide a platform to foster active collaborations to provide new dimensions in the field of plant stress biology.

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.







  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 January 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 22 January 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 29 January 2019


  • STUDENT/POSTDOCS (Indian national) INR 5000
  • STUDENT/POSTDOCS (Foreign national) EUR 100
  • ACADEMIC (Indian national) INR 10000
  • ACADEMIC (Foreign national) EUR 200
  • INDUSTRY (Indian national) INR 18000
  • INDUSTRY (Foreign national) EUR 400

Registration includes:

  • Course materials.
  • Meals during the conference.
  • Group excursion.
  • Travel to and from the venue.

Accommodation is not included.


Payment 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

A screening committee comprising of experts in the field will scrutinize the submitted abstracts for relevance to the theme of the symposia, their novelty and significance.

Abstract guidelines

The maximum length of the abstract is 250 words (excluding title, author names and affiliations). Abstract should highlight the major findings and significance of the work being presented.

Poster specifications

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

Additional Information

Participants may be facilitated for their accommodation upon request. Further details will be updated soon.



Sneh L Singla-Pareek or Jagadis Gupta Kapuganti




The Grand New Delhi

Pocket 4, Vasant Kunj - Phase II,

Nelson Mandela Road, New Delhi,

Delhi 110070


Accommodation should be booked directly through the Grand Hotel website by using a special code (IndiaEMBO2019). Deposit one night at the time of booking (nonrefundable when charged).

Single room rate @ INR 6500* (taxes extra) per night (including board for 1 person)

Shared room rate @ INR 7499* (taxes extra) per night (including board for 2 people)

These discounted rooms can be booked till 15th February on first come first serve basis.

*includes breakfast, both way airport transfer and WIFI in the room.


Delhi, the capital of India, is well connected by air, train and road. ‘The Grand’, New Delhi is located nearly 8 km away from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) Terminal 3. Distance between New Delhi Railway Station and The Grand Hotel New Delhi is 18 km. Distance between Munirka Metro Station and The Grand Hotel Delhi is 3.6 km.

About the Area

The venue ‘The Grand’, New Delhi, is in close proximity to the best shopping malls such as DLF Emporio, DLF Promenade and the famous Ambience mall. Its proximity to the Airport, Elite South Delhi neighborhood and the Corporate Hub of Gurgaon makes it the preferred 5-star luxury hotel in New Delhi. The hotel is within 5 km from the three host organizations i.e. JNU, NIPGR and ICGEB. Delhi is home to many historical monuments, declared as UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as Qutub minar, Red fort and Humayun’s tomb.

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