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India|EMBO Symposium

Mycobacterial heterogeneity and host tissue tropism

11 – 15 February 2020 | New Delhi, India

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 31 October 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 31 October 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 10 November 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 25 November 2019

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About the India-EMBO Symposium

Despite the DOTS multi-drug treatment regimen in clinical practice for more than two decades, TB continues to be a leading cause of mortality due to infectious diseases. Interestingly, emergent problems of increased incidence of MDR/XDR strains along with the dramatic increase in EPTB cases is creating a challenging scenario for India’s ambition of eliminating TB by 2025. While remarkable scientific insights have been decoded in these last two decades with regard to TB pathogenesis; TB diagnosis and treatment regimens have completely remained insulated from these developments. A feature that has lagged behind in terms of treatment modalities is the role of the host cells and tissues in modulating disease trajectories. In fact, it is now clear that host-pathogen crosstalk is the key determinant influencing the outcome of Mtb infection. Another hidden danger with long-term treatment is of creating an AMR reservoir in the intestinal microbiome of these patients. Increasingly, several studies highlight the links between the microbiota and the immune system of the host. This meeting is an attempt to deliberate o n these new paradigms and bring some of these aspects into the mainstream practice providing impetus towards accelerated clinical outcomes. T

The thematic areas of the meeting will be:

  • Clinical Workshop
  • Phenotypic heterogeneity and persistence
  • Mycobacterial lifestyle and metabolism in the host microenvironment
  • Alternate niches of mycobacteria
  • Host microenvironment and signaling
  • Systems biology of mycobacterial pathogenesis
  • Drug resistance in tuberculosis
  • Mycobacteria and host immunity
  • Extra-pulmonary tuberculosis

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
  • 31 October 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 31 October 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 10 November 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 25 November 2019


  • ACADEMIC INR 18000
  • INDUSTRY INR 30000

Registration includes:

  • Admission to scientific sessions and symposia materials (stationary)
  • Accommodation at the meeting venue
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/coffee
  • Transport from Hotel to Symposia venue


Payment can be made by Bank transfers. Selected registrants will be informed separately with details of payment.

Selection criteria

Abstract submission is required for participation in the meeting. Registrants who do not submit abstract will not be selected for participation.

A selection committee comprising of researchers in the field will be formed to screen the submitted abstracts for value/quality and relevance to the symposia. Few outstanding abstracts will be selected for short talks. All poster presenters will have to present two-minutes pitch talk during the meeting.

Abstract guidelines

Maximum length of the abstract is 250 words excluding author names and affiliations.

Should include Graphical Abstract (no more than 6 x 4 inches)

Poster specifications

Poster size: 4 feet (W) X 3 feet (H)

Travel grants

EMBO and India Alliance provide a limited number of travel grants 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.

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.



Rajesh Gokhale





National Institutue of Immunology

Aruna Asaf Ali Marg

New Delhi-110067

International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

Aruna Asaf Ali Marg

New Delhi-110067


Invited Speakers and Chairs: Single Occupancy room

Other participants: Shared room


Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi is the nearest airport from the venue. From airport, pre-paid cabs or app-based cabs can be easily hired to reach The Ashok Hotel, where accommodation is arranged for each of the participants. The organizers will provide transport between the hotel and the meeting venue (NII and ICGEB), every day. Buses will depart from the hotel at a designated time and no additional vehicle will be provided.

About the Area

New Delhi is a city of history, culture, and heritage. Delhi is more than just the capital and political epicentre of the country. Delhi is also the centre of the National Capital Region (NCR), which is a unique 'interstate regional planning' area created by the National Capital Region Planning Board Act of 1985. This city blends modern with contemporary with surprising finesse. One great love of Art, culture, architecture, entertainment, fashion and, of course, politics—Delhi brings together all this and much more. With an yearly footfall of crores of tourists that come lured by its charms, this city is a major attraction. Walking its lanes is more like stepping inside the pages of a history book; do not miss to explore further. One’s visit is incomplete without paying a visit to the Taj, one of the world’s Wonders!

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