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India|EMBO Lecture Course

RNA binding proteins: From RNA binding to condensation and aggregation

08 – 11 February 2022 | Virtual

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 7 January 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 7 January 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 30 November 2021
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 December 2021

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About the India-EMBO Lecture Course

The recent development of both transcriptome-wide and single-molecule technologies has dramatically improved our appreciation of the extent and complexity of post-transcriptional regulatory processes. At the core of these processes are RNA binding proteins (RBPs) that recognize target mRNAs, recruit catalytic complexes and package RNA molecules into RNP complexes. Recent studies have revealed their diversity, their capacity to establish dynamic high-order interaction networks and their extensive role in disease progression.

The main objectives of this India|EMBO Lecture Course are to provide students with a multi-scale view on the emerging roles and regulatory modes of RBPs, and to present them a range of complementary approaches currently developed and used to address their functions. Lecturers will explain how they study RBP and their interactions with RNA at different scales including structural analysis of RBP-RNA interactions, bioinformatics-based transcriptome-wide analyses, biochemical principles of RNP condensates, dynamic analysis of RNA translation, decay or transport. This India|EMBO Lecture Course also includes workshops, where speakers will discuss their latest technological developments in transcriptomic approaches, quantitative imaging or reconstituted systems. Together, this course will be a great opportunity for young participants to exchange ideas with invited speakers and will provide a rich multidisciplinary environment, fostering stimulating long-lived interactions.

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Organisers are encouraged to implement measures to make the meeting environmentally more sustainable.







  • Registration Deadline
  • 7 January 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 7 January 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 30 November 2021
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 December 2021


  • ACADEMIC INR10000/EUR 115
  • INDUSTRY INR 12000/EUR 150

Registration includes:

  • All meals (breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch, dinner)

  • Social activities

    Please note that accommodation is not included in the registration fee (accommodation for participants will be arranged by the organizers and charged separately).


Participants will be mailed regarding payment details after the selection process.

Selection criteria

Applicants will be primarily selected based on the scientific merit of submitted abstracts and motivation letters. Priority will be given to students and postdocs.

While selecting the participants and the recipients of travel fellowships, care will be taken to ensure diversity, and in particular a good distribution of international and local attendees. Preference will be given to participants currently working in the field of RNPs, however, participants from outside the field with an interest in learning about the field will also be considered if space allows. The speakers for the available short talk and flash talk slots will be chosen based on the relevance of their work to the topic of the workshop, the submitted abstract, gender balance and geographical distribution.

Applicants are expected to upload a motivation letter on how this course will benefit them.

Early career researchers are expected to upload a reference letter from their PI.

Abstract guidelines

250 words

Poster specifications

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Travel grants

EMBO and India Alliance provide 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.

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.



Amitabha Majumdar

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National Center for Cell Science

Inside Pune University campus

Ganeshkhind, Pune 411007


Students will be sharing rooms. Accommodation details will be shared later.


National Center for Cell Science (NCCS) is at a distance of 15 km from Pune Airport and 9 km from the Pune railway station. NCCS is located inside the S.P. Pune University campus.

Uber and Ola Taxis are available from Pune Airport to reach the venue.

Pune Airport is connected by several direct flights throughout the day from Delhi international airport and other airports In India. The venue can also be reached from Mumbai international airport which is 150 km away, with taxi service or bus.

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