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India|EMBO Lecture Course

Modeling development and disease with human tissue organoids

06 – 09 February 2023 | Bangalore, India

Deadlines extended!

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  • Registration deadline with or without abstract
  • 10 December 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 December 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 20 December 2022

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About the India-EMBO Lecture Course

The India-EMBO Lecture course on "Modeling development and disease with human tissue organoids" will bring together researchers working on diverse systems using interdisciplinary approaches to develop organoids to address critical questions of human development and disease. This will be the first meeting in this field to be organized in India. We encourage interested students and postdocs to participate regardless of which area they are currently working in.

Major themes will include neural (neocortex, hippocampus, hypothalamus, retina) and non-neural (kidney, pancreas, skeletal muscle) organoids with a focus on technological advances in bioengineering, imaging, and transcriptomic and epigenomic analyses, which have led to unparalleled new insights into organ function. A key topic of discussion will be the use of organoids to model disease conditions, such as cancer and neurological diseases.

The meeting will emphasize training, interaction, and mentorship. A special session will focus on career guidance, diversity, inclusion, and work-life balance, followed by round table mentorship conversations in small groups. An additional session on biomedical ethics in scientific situations is included.

Participants are encouraged to submit abstracts based on their current work, even in a field different from organoid biology. All poster presenters will give 2-minute flash talks describing their posters, and eight abstracts will be selected for platform presentations. Submission of an abstract is required for consideration for a travel award.

Image credits: Cerebral organoid derived from human pluripotent stem cells by Vorapin Chinchalongporn, Fermisk Saleh, Schuurmans Laboratory (Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, Canada)

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 with or without abstract
  • 10 December 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 December 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 20 December 2022



Registration includes:

  • Accommodation for five nights (arriving in the afternoon on the 5th and departing in the morning on the 10th February, 2023). Extra nights will be charged separately.
  • All meals and coffee breaks
  • Gala dinner and cultural program


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Selection criteria

  1. CV
  2. Scientific abstract
  3. Letter of recommendation from supervisor

Abstract guidelines

We welcome abstracts from applicants based on their current research work. Please include how attending this workshop and learning about organoids will potentially help your research work.

All abstracts should be submitted online in the English language and should not exceed 250 words (excluding authors and affiliations in the word count).

Here is a helpful resource for constructing a summary for the abstract.

Poster specifications

Maximum size is 1 meter high by 0.7 meter wide (3.3 ft x 2.4 ft)

Travel grants and registration fee waivers

India Alliance provides travel grants and registration fee waivers for participants. Applicants do not need to apply separately for this event but should indicate on the registration form if they wish to be considered for a travel grant or fee waiver. Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizers.

Child care grants

India Alliance offers grants to offset additional childcare costs incurred by participants or speakers when participating at any India | EMBO Lecture Courses. 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 childcare grant and specify the sum that you will need.



Carol, Shubha, Bhavana and Orly

Telephone: +91-80-61948231




Institute For Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine

GKVK - Post, Bellary Rd
Bengaluru - 560065
Karnataka, India


Accommodation for the speakers and participants will be arranged on campus and nearby by the organising committee. The accommodation for participants will be on a twin-sharing basis.

If single accommodation is required, a list of nearby hotels will be provided.

Shuttle services to the meeting venue will be arranged.


Bangalore, being the Silicon Valley of India, is a very well connected city. It is connected well by air, road, and rail to different parts of the world and other cities in India, making it convenient for both international speakers and Indian participants to attend the conference.

The airport and rail/bus station are each only ~ 30 min from campus (20kms). It is possible to reach the institute at all hours of the day using either taxi services, bus services, or a car. We will organise airport pickups/drop-offs for all international participants, as well as any participants with special needs or traveling with children. Other local participants will be provided with detailed instructions for ground transportation.

About the Area

inStem constitutes an exciting conference location. It is one of India‘s premier research institutions, and the beautiful campus offers excellent conference facilities, open architecture, beautiful lawns, and an energetic and welcoming research community. The talks will be held in the inStem auditorium, which has a seating capacity of 150. The catering is offered on-site in the large dining hall, which has a capacity to accommodate 250 persons.

The poster sessions will be conducted in the open-air atrium enjoying the warm sub-tropical climate of Bangalore. The average high temperature is 30 °C and the average low temperature is 17 °C.

A convenient day-care facility is available for all participants and the child care facility costs will be covered for children under 10 years of age. Participants traveling with children will be upgraded free of cost to a private room which they may share with their child and care-giver.

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