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India|EMBO Lecture Course

Functional nucleic acids: Recent landscapes and therapeutic applications

16 – 19 August 2022 | Faridabad, India

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 16 June 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 16 June 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 27 June 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 31 July 2022

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About the India-EMBO Lecture Course

Advances in instrumentation and methodology have allowed researchers to identify the functions of nucleic acid beyond their canonical roles as genetic material. The programmability and biocompatibility of nucleic acids have enabled their use in DNA nanotechnology for a variety of biological and medical applications. Despite the enormous progress, there are still unexplored opportunities for the development and implementation of new applications in this exciting field of science.

In the proposed lecture course, we will bring together eminent researchers to learn and share the latest advances in the field of functional nucleic acids, basic principles, and cutting-edge applications in biology, human health, and diseases. The meeting will provide an opportunity for professionals with multidisciplinary backgrounds to review current developments, share ideas and challenges at the interface of chemistry, physics, and biology of nucleic acids therapeutics. This lecture course can thus serve as a powerful support to create a scientific environment that is conducive to interdisciplinary conversations and the exchange of new thoughts by bringing together the world's leading scientists with young researchers. This course will therefore continue to foster interactions and collaborations and encourage a new generation to join and explore the fascinating world of nucleic acid research.

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 16 June 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 16 June 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 27 June 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 31 July 2022


    INR 2,500
    INR 4,600
  • INDUSTRY EUR 150 /
    INR 12,500

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).


Payment should be made via bank transfer to the following bank details:

Name: Executive Director, Regional Centre for Biotechnology (Receipts)
Bank Name: ICICI Bank
Branch Address: NCR Biotech Science Cluster,3rd Milestone, Gurgaon-Faridabad Expressway, Faridabad
Account No.: 349301000051
IFSC Code: ICIC0003493

Selection criteria

Applicants will be primarily selected based on the scientific merit of submitted abstracts, letter of motivation, and recommendation letters. Students and postdocs will be given priority.

Applicants need to provide:

  1. CV
  2. Motivation letter
  3. One brief recommendation letter from the current supervisor (teacher) or laboratory head
  4. Poster abstract

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should be written in English and should not exceed 300 words (excluding author affiliation and references).
A maximum of 5 references can be given.

Poster specifications

The poster size should not exceed 1 meter (100 cm) in height and 0.8 meter (80 cm) in width.

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. Priority is given to participants of any nationality working in laboratories in Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey, as well as from EMBC Associate Member States Chile, India, Singapore and Taiwan. More information is available on the EMBO Travel Grants' page.

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.



For any questions and queries please contact the following email:

Name: Dr. Ambadas Rode
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Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB)
NCR Biotech Science Cluster
3rd Milestone
Faridabad-Gurgaon Express way
PO. Box 3
NCR Delhi


All participants will be accommodated at The Radisson Blu Faridabad, about 9 km from the lecture course venue. Participants will share a room with other participants. The organizers will arrange cars and buses for the commute from the hotel to the auditorium and back to the hotel.


The nearest airport Indira Gandhi International (IGI) and Domestic airport, New Delhi is 30 km distance from the meeting venue (RCB). Travel time from IGI Airport is about 40 minutes to the RCB. The domestic participants can reach the venue by train or bus. The nearest train station is old Faridabad railway station at 8.8 km from RCB. The nearest metro station is Badkhal Mor Metro Station. The time to travel from Badkhal Mor Metro Station to RCB is about 15 minutes. The individuals can either avail of an auto-rickshaw or a cab from the station, to reach RCB.

About the Area

Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) is an institution of national importance established by the Government of India, with regional and global partnerships that synergize with the programs of UNESCO as a Category II Centre. The RCB is located within the Biotech Science Cluster (BSC) on a 200 acre land of lush green campus at Gurgaon-Faridabad Highway, Faridabad in National Capital Region, facilitating synergy of quality resources and infrastructure, coordinated development, and maximization of societal benefits. Everything is close together and well connected. The campus is 30 km from Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi which is well connected with all major domestic and international destinations. There are regular bus services from other major cities of the country to Faridabad.

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