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EMBO Workshop

An integrated view of early land plant evolution

08 – 11 November 2022 | NISER, Bhubaneswar, India

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 5 May – 25 June 2022
    25 June – 30 August 2022
    30 August – 30 September 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 30 August 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 20 September 2022
  • Early Bird Offer - Payment Deadline
  • 15 June 2022 (early-bird)
    30 August 2022 (regular)
    30 September 2022 (late)

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About the Workshop

The genomic era has opened doors to investigate evolution over large ranges of organisms and has revolutionized our views on the evolutionary origins of land plants. Rapid emergence of extant species representative of ancestors of land plants now allows to test directly old hypotheses derived from theoretical models. While distinct communities of researchers on emerging models arose from diverse nonoverlapping backgrounds, it has become urgent to organize a platform to share and coordinate genomic efforts and enhance communication. The 2022 EMBO Workshop will bring researchers together from across the globe studying different aspects of land plant evolution using a wide range of model systems and approaches ranging from paleobotany to genomics.

All accepted participants will have the opportunity to present their work as a poster or as a short talk. We aim to have an audience that represents 60% post-docs and students. At least two-thirds of the participants will be from EMBO country representatives. 40% of the talks will be delivered by researchers selected from the abstracts.

There will be 16 short talks to be selected from the applications. The short talks (12 min) will not be much shorter than talks from invited speakers (20 min). We will approach 4 early-stage researchers form diverse fields to assist the organizers in selecting short talks on the basis of presented abstracts. In particular, we aim to give early-stage researchers the opportunity to present short talks. At least half of these talks will be attributed to post-doc and students.

The Workshop will take place from 8 – 11 November 2022 at the east coast of India, at NISER, Bhubaneswar.







  • Registration Deadline
  • 5 May – 25 June 2022
    25 June – 30 August 2022
    30 August – 30 September 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 30 August 2022
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 20 September 2022
  • Early Bird Offer - Payment Deadline
  • 15 June 2022 (early-bird)
    30 August 2022 (regular)
    30 September 2022 (late)


    EUR 150

Late registration from 30th August to 30 september and payments should be made by 30th September so as to reach us latest by 15th October.​

Early-bird registration until 25 June 00:00 CEST can avail of 10 % discount on successful payments (waiver only applicable to in-person participants). The early-bird offer is not available for virtual participants.

Group registration of 10 participants or more - 20 % additional discount on total fees.

Registration includes:

  • Abstract book
  • Conference kit
  • Buffet lunch
  • Gala dinner (one day)
  • Cultural activity
  • Sightseeing


Please make the wire transfer to the following bank details:

Indian Overseas Bank
Account No: 373701000001614
IFSC Code: IOBA0003737
Name of the Beneficiary: EMBO 2022

Indian Overseas Bank
Master Canteen Branch
Kharavela Nagar
Bhubaneswar, Odisha
751001 India

Please inform the help desk with your transaction/reference number and date against your name.


Visa applications may be done early in advance. You should apply for a conference visit visa.
Please consult the Indian embassy in your respective country for detailed guidelines. In case of any queries or if you require assistance, please contact the email with the subject line "Visa for EMBO".

Selection criteria

A technical committee will evaluate the abstract and a selection list will be available over the webpage.

Please upload your first page of your passport in the registration system to facilitate your visa.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should be written in Times New Roman, font size 12, and should not exceed 500 words. The abstract should fit on one side of an A4 size paper, single line spacing. All abstracts should start with a title, followed by the affiliation and contact email, telephone number. There should be a passport photo in the right-hand side corner. Abstracts should be submitted as a PDF with a file name (first author name.pdf ) to the email:

For abstract selection queries, please contact

Poster specifications

3 feet (width) x 4 feet (height)

Travel grants

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. More information is available at EMBO Travel Grants' page.

Specific travel grants and fee waivers are available for participants of any nationality working in laboratories in Chile, India, Singapore and Taiwan. To apply, please send an email directly to the meeting organisers justifying your request.

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.



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Help desk:

Kishore Panigrahi




NISER and Hotel Swosti Premium
751013 Odisha, India


Suggested hotels for booking accommodation in Bhubaneswar near the venue.
Note: Please reserve well in advance for the best price, as these days, many conferences are happening in Bhubaneswar.

1. Ginger
2. Pal height
3. Swosti premium (offers 25% discount for students)
4. Sandys Tower
5. Mayfair convention
6. The Trident
7. Hotel Seetal

For accommodation queries, please contact

For food and beverage queries, please contact


The conference will be held at Hotel Swosti Premium, Bhubaneswar, which is located in the heart of the city, about 5 Km away from the central railway station (BBS) and about 7 Km away from Biju Patnaik International Airport (BBI).

The venue can be reached by air/train and then taxi.

For transport queries, please contact

About the Area

Bhubaneswar is the capital city of Odisha. It is the hub of many educational institutes of national importance such as ILS, IIT, AIIMS, IMMT, IOP, KIIT, RPRC, etc. It is also known as the temple city with more than about 150 ancient temples. The city is envisioned to be the smart city ranking number one in India by 2022. It is surrounded by numerous picturesque and world heritage sites such as Chilika, Puri, Konark, Lingaraj Temple, Peace Pagoda, Khandagiri and Udaygiri etc.

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