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EMBO Workshop

Molecular and physiological basis of behavioural/cognitive defects in Neurodevelopmental disorders

31 October – 03 November 2022 | Bengaluru, India

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    Hybrid event

  • Registration Deadline
  • 7 August 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 7 August 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 13 August 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 31 August 2022

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About the Workshop

Cognitive deficits in neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) are a significant health burden worldwide. Mechanistic understanding of developmental defects of neural circuitry from system to molecular level is limited. The elucidation of genetic or epigenetic factors modulating the establishment of functional neural circuits during critical periods and their impact on cognitive function has shed significant insights into the causal relationship of behavioural deficits associated with NDD. The seamless integration of molecular knowledge with systems- and cognitive- level analyses is the 'need of the hour' to associate mechanisms of circuit-specific developmental deficits with cognitive outcome linked to NDD. This meeting will bring together the leading experts who are working on various aspects of the NDD to discuss recent advancement in the field. This EMBO Workshop will create a platform for young neuroscientists including postdoctoral fellows and graduate students who wish to pursue their research in this emerging field. This EMBO Workshop will particularly enable postdoctoral fellows and graduate students to present their research in front of leading experts and learn about challenges in the field through an informal, yet an intense discussion with invited speakers.

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
  • 7 August 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 7 August 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 13 August 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 31 August 2022



Registration includes:

  • Accommodation (shared for students/postdocs)
  • Food (lunch, dinner and tea/coffee with snacks)
  • Transport (venue to hotel roundtrip)
  • Conference materials


We have two payment options

  • Domestic (Participants from within India)
  • International (Participants from outside India)

Payment details will be mailed to the participants after the selection process.

Selection criteria

All participants, including graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and young faculty, have to register for the workshop and present their work. All participants will be selected based on the relevance of their work to this workshop. Organisers will select abstracts for short talks for the sessions based on the quality of scientific contribution and appropriate themes of each session. All remaining participants will present poster.

Abstract guidelines

The abstract should not exceed 300 words and should be related to the workshop title. The title of the abstract should not exceed 25 words.

Poster specifications

Width x Height (mm) = 841 x 1189 mm

Width x Height (in) = 33.1 x 46.8 in

Travel grants and registration fee waivers

A limited number of travel grants and registration fee waivers are available for participants.

Applicants do not need to apply separately for these but should indicate on the registration form if they wish to be considered.

Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizers. More information is available on the EMBO Travel Grants' page.

Special travel grants and registration fee waivers

A limited number of travel grants and registration fee waivers are available for scientists working in Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia and Turkey. Grants are allocated on the basis of the quality of the submitted abstract.

A maximum of 700 Euros per participant are available to cover registration fees, travel, and accommodation (no additional subsistence costs can be covered). To apply, please indicate the itemized amount requested in the travel grants section of the registration form.

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.



James Clement


Thomas Leena





Jawaharlal Nehru Centre For Advanced Scientific Research

Rachenahalli Lake Rd

Jakkur, Bengaluru

Karnataka 560064


Bangalore International Airport

Uber/OLA and airport taxi services are available from Bangalore airport to reach JNCASR.


Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (Main Bengaluru City train station) and nearby train stations are Yeshwantpur railway station / Krishnarajapuram railway station. Uber/OLA taxi services are available from these stations to reach JNCASR.

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