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India|EMBO Lecture Course

Noninvasive brain stimulation: Advances in research and clinical practice

12 – 17 December 2022 | Gandhinagar, India

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 1 October 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 1 September 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 September 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 1 October 2022

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About the India-EMBO Lecture Course

Non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) is a very dynamic and interdisciplinary field that has drawn the attention of researchers from diverse scientific backgrounds. Besides offering an excellent set of tools for exploring brain physiology and cognitive processes, the clinical applications of this field span a wide range of neurological and psychiatric conditions. Recent technological advances have enabled the combination of neuroimaging and electrophysiological methods with NIBS. This course aims to offer a comprehensive overview of NIBS to educate young scientists on the state-of-the-art techniques, current trends, and challenges in the field.

The course program has been carefully designed to include plenary talks by accomplished senior investigators, workshops, seminars, and interactive poster sessions in addition to talks that will review diverse topics in the field of non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) organized in a logical, evolutionary format starting from basic sciences to clinical applications. The first day will welcome the participants with an elaborate introduction to the various NIBS techniques coupled with hands-on demonstrations. Days 2-5 of the course will have invited talks in the forenoon and plenary talks, interactive sessions, and workshops in the afternoon. More specifically, the second day will focus on our current understanding of the neurophysiology of NIBS. Day 3 will provide an overview of how computational modeling and neuroimaging methods (MRI and M/EEG) can complement NIBS. Day 4 will cover the implications of NIBS in the field of cognitive neurosciences and day 5 will offer an overview of the applications of NIBS in psychiatry and neurology. The sixth and last day will update the participants on three emerging NIBS technologies: focused ultrasound, temporal interference, and multi-locus magnetic stimulation. The course also includes workshops that are relevant to the young researchers (PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior researchers) such as writing effective fellowship applications, manuscript reviewing, ethics in scientific writing and publishing, and best practices in open and reproducible science.

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
  • 1 October 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 1 September 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 September 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 1 October 2022


    INR 4999
    INR 6999
    INR 16999

* Project/research assistants (predoctoral)

Registration includes:

  • Accommodation (shared) on campus

  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and coffee breaks)

  • Gala dinner and social event.

Refund policy: 100% until 12 October 2022; 50% until 12 November 2022; No refund after 12 November 2022.


Payment will be accepted only via Bank transfer.
Details will be sent to selected participants by email.

Selection criteria

Candidates will be selected based on their CV, scientific merit of abstract/letter of motivation, and relevance of the course to their scientific project.

Applicants need to provide:

  1. CV
  2. Scientific Abstract (OR) Letter of motivation explaining why they are interested in the course (if not submitting an abstract)

Abstract guidelines

All abstracts should be submitted online in the English language and should not exceed 350 words (excluding authors and affiliations). No images/tables allowed.

Poster specifications

The poster size should not exceed 1 m (3.3 ft) x 0.7 m (2.4 ft) height x width

Travel Grants and Registration Fee Waivers

India Alliance can provide travel grants that can be used to cover travel, accommodation, visa costs and/or registration fees. The travel grants shall be allocated by the organisers on the basis of need and the quality of the abstract submitted. All applicants have to justify the reason(s) for applying for a travel grant. A maximum of INR 20,000 per person can be awarded.

Child care grant

India Alliance can provide childcare support to participants or speakers when attending any India | EMBO Lecture Course. Eligible costs include fees for a caregiver or childcare facility, travel or accommodation costs for a caregiver or for taking the child to the meeting, etc. A maximum of INR 20,000 per person can be awarded.



Dr. Nivethida Thirugnanasambandam





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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar
Gandhinagar, India


Delegates will be accommodated at the institute guest house. Students will be accommodated in double occupancy hostel rooms on campus.


The Ahmedabad International Airport is about 20 km away from the campus while Ahmedabad Railway Station (Kalupur) is about 30 km away. The city is very well connected both by air, train, and road to all major cities of India. A number of international flights also operate from Ahmedabad airport. Travel to/from the airport and train station to the institute campus by cabs and auto-rickshaws is quite common and takes about 25 – 30 minutes.

About the Area

Gandhinagar is in proximity to Ahmedabad which is one of the oldest living cities in India and the first city in India to be inscribed in UNESCO’s World Heritage City list. Both cities are known for state-of-the-art infrastructure, thriving industries, and many modern amenities. This region is a hub of prestigious academic and research institutes including the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, National Institute of Design, Physical Research Laboratory, Institute for Plasma Research, and ISRO’s Space Applications Center, among several others. Ahmedabad is also known for its rich cultural heritage and tourist attractions. More information can be found here.

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