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EMBO Workshop

An integrated view of early land plant evolution

08 – 11 November 2022 | NISER, Bhubaneswar, India

  • Hybrid event icon
    Hybrid event
  • Registration Deadline
  • 20 September 2022
    20 – 30 September 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 25 September 2022
  • Chosen Participants for oral and poster presentation Will Be Notified By
  • 8 October 2022
  • Fee Payment Deadline
  • 10 October 2022

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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.

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
  • 20 September 2022
    20 – 30 September 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 25 September 2022
  • Chosen Participants for oral and poster presentation Will Be Notified By
  • 8 October 2022
  • Fee Payment Deadline
  • 10 October 2022


    EUR 150

*Limited spot registration possible (without abstracts) with late fees plus 50 euros.

Late registration from 10 September to 10 October and payments should be made by 10 October so as to reach us latest by 15th October.​

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 uploaded at the EMBO webpage. For abstract selection queries, please contact

Poster specifications

3 feet (width) x 4 feet (height)

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. More information is available on the EMBO Travel Grants' page.

Special travel grants and registration fee waivers

A limited number of travel grants and registration fee waivers are available for scientists working in Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia and Turkey. Grants are allocated on the basis of the quality of the submitted abstract.

A maximum of 700 Euros per participant are available to cover registration fees, travel, and accommodation (no additional subsistence costs can be covered). To apply, please indicate the itemized amount requested in the travel grants section of the registration form.

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.

Limited awards are available until 01 October 2022. Hurry up.

People who uploaded their abstracts are eligible and should directly write to the organizer ( stating their case.



For registration queries, please contact

For local organisation queries, please contact

For industrial partners, please contact

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

* NEW information:

A limited number of subsidized accommodation in the campus of NISER (double occupancy, approx. cost for 4 nights ~50 Euros/per person, especially targeted for needy students and postdocs) is now available on request ( on a first come first served basis.

Please be aware that besides the first day of the conference, the people who will be opting for this accommodation need to travel ~45 mins each way to the venue. Transport can be organized one time a day to take to the venue and one time to bring back from the venue.

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

Travel while in India:

1. Please download the OLA and UBER App and it is safe to travel through OLA and UBER in India and Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

2. Alternatively, use Pre-paid taxi booths, buy the trip over there, run by the Police or by the Airport authority, available in every airport/train station. They are also safe.

3. The people booking a hotel also can trust the Hotel transport. Request for a Hotel transport for pick up and drop off for a very nominal cost in Bhubaneswar/ india. You are requested to send your Hotel details to me and accommodation committee ( just for our record and safety.

Incase of any problem do not hesitate to contact me or my transport team ( by an email.

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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