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India|EMBO Lecture Course

Microphysiological systems: Advances and applications in human-relevant research

31 October – 04 November 2022 | Hyderabad, India

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 25 August 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 25 August 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 5 September 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 19 September 2022

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About the India-EMBO Lecture Course

There has been an increasing awareness in the scientific community regarding the inability of animal models to often capture the complexities of human biology. In the last decade, there have been significant advances in the field of model systems that are based on human biology, including microphysiological systems (MPS). These systems aim to recapitulate the physiology and functions of a single human organ or a network of organs at a smaller scale, such as organoids or organs-on-chip. MPS have often been proposed as the next frontier of human-relevant research in drug discovery and testing. The lecture course will give an overview of the current research of how these model systems are being used to understand human disease and development. It will also cover design considerations, current challenges, setting standards and roadmap for broader adoption and use of these systems. In addition, the course would have networking sessions for early career researchers and students, along with discussions on collaborations, international grants, and entrepreneurship.

Image credits: Dr. Pavithra L Chavali (CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, IN)


About EMBO Courses and Workshops

EMBO Courses and Workshops are selected for their excellent scientific quality and timeliness, provision of good networking activities for all participants and speaker gender diversity (at least 40% of speakers must be female).

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

 

Speakers

 

Programme

 

Registration

  • Registration Deadline
  • 25 August 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 25 August 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 5 September 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 19 September 2022

 

  • STUDENTS (PhD and PostDocs) INR 4000
    (EUR 60)
  • FACULTY INR 8000
    (EUR 120)
  • INDUSTRY INR 15000
    (EUR 200)
  • STUDENT (PhD and PostDocs)
    (including accommodation)
    INR 7000
    (EUR 100)
  • FACULTY
    (including accommodation)
    INR 11000
    (EUR 150)
  • INDUSTRY
    (including accommodation)
    Please contact the organizer for more details.

Registration includes:

  • Full access to lecture course, including abstract, kits, and other accessories
  • Food, snacks, and beverages

Excluding accommodation

Payment

  • All selected participants will be sent an email link to process payment.
  • Payment will be made through a gateway provided by the bank chosen by us.
  • The payment has to be made within a stipulated time, failing to do so, the candidate will lose the opportunity to participate and a chance will be given to the next in the waitlist.
  • After payment, the participant has to enter the transaction ID on a separate Google Sheet provided by us, which will be used to match the details.

Selection criteria

  • CV
  • Motivation letter stating your reason for interest in microphysiological systems models, and how the course would advance your current or future research
  • For students (reference letter from the PI/mentor)

Total Expected participants: 120

Students
PhD: 30
Post Doc: 30

Criteria: Pursuing PhD/Post Doc in Cell biology/Microbiology/biochemistry/biotechnology/pharmaceutical sciences/veterinary sciences currently working or planning to work on 3D organoid or organ-on-chip models in their doctoral or postdoctoral studies. The students would have to describe how this lecture course would help in their current or future research direction.

Academia

Scientists/Researchers/Faculty in Universities, Institutes, and colleges: 30

Criteria: Researchers of any recognised University/Institute/College/Hospitals currently pursuing or planning to initiate research using 3D organoids or organ-on-chip model systems. They also need to describe how this lecture course would help in their ongoing/future research.

Industry

Professionals working in companies/startups: 30

Any personnel working in the life sciences, biotechnology, pharma, or allied industries or startups currently pursuing or planning to initiate research using 3D organoids or organ-on-chip model systems. They also need to describe how this lecture course would help in their ongoing/future research.

All applications received will be screened by an expert committee set up for the purposes of the conference.

Abstract guidelines

All abstracts shall be submitted in the format below.

Length: Not exceeding 300 words (excluding author affiliation and references).

Abstracts should include a brief about the research question being investigated and the model system being used to understand the research problem. It should also include the preliminary/confirmatory data and future research directions the candidate wants to pursue.

Poster specifications

Size – 36” x 48” Portrait

Contents of the poster should include:

Title
Name and affiliation of the author(s)
Introduction
Methods
Results
Conclusions
References
Acknowledgment of funding source if applicable

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.

 

Contact

Administrative Contact:
Name: Dr. Surat Parvatam
Email: cphms.aic@gmail.com

 

 

Venue

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CSIR–Indian Institute Of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT)
Auditorium
Dr Zaheer Marg, IICT & IICT Colony, IICT Colony, Tarnaka, Hyderabad, Telangana 500007

Accommodation

Speakers and faculty will be accommodated at the CSIR - Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) and CSIR - Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IIC)T guest houses

Accommodation for the students (PhD and PostDoc) will be provided for the duration of the lecture course at a nominal price.

Transport

Reaching IICT, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

By plane

All international/domestic planes coming to Hyderabad land at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA). The venue is about 34 km (21 mi) from the airport and can be reached via cabs or by public transport.

  • Via cab
    Cabs can be found right outside the international/domestic terminals which can be hired to the venue.
  • Via public transport
    Outside the airport there is designated place where AC buses can be found at regular intervals which ferry passengers to various parts of the city. To reach the venue, one has to take the RGIA - Secunderabad route bus and get down at Habsiguda. The venue (CSIR - IICT) is right opposite to the Habsiguda bus station.

By train

There are three major railway stations in Hyderabad - Secunderabad Junction (5 kms/3.1 mi), Kacheguda railway station (8.1 kms/5 mi) and Hyderabad Deccan railway station (12.6 kms/7.8 mi). The venue can be reached by all the stations via cab or public transport.

  • Via cab
    Cabs can be found right outside the railway stations which can be hired to the venue.
  • Via public transport
    There are multiple ways of reaching the venue from the railway stations either by local bus transport or by hiring autos (tuk-tuk).
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