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EMBO Global Exchange & the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance meeting


Saturday, 4 September 2010 - 10:00 to 17:45 - Room F, Level -1

Programme Registration Travel Grants Contact

New opportunities for research in biological sciences have recently appeared in India through an increased commitment of resources by the Indian Government and private investors. The Wellcome Trust - Department of Biotechnology India Alliance in conjunction with EMBO Global Exchange, will highlight these opportunities in this satellite meeting to The EMBO Meeting 2010.

The meeting will feature scientific talks from eminent Indian scientists working in India and Europe, covering a wide range of scientific topics.

The keynote lecture will be given by 2009 Nobel Prize winner Venki Ramakrishnan.

During the panel discussion and breaks, participants can discuss with science leaders and funders from both India and Europe. A poster session will provide participants with the opportunity to present their research.

All life scientists who are interested in research opportunities in India, are invited to attend this satellite meeting free of charge.




Download the PDF final version of the programme here (updated 27.08.10 - 728kb)

10:00 - 10:10 Welcome address
10:10 - 11:00 Keynote lecture: Venki Ramakrishnan
11:00 - 11:30 Lecture 2: K. VijayRaghavan
11:30 - 12:00 Lecture 3: Partha Majumder
12:00 - 12:15 Introduction to The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance & EMBO Global Exchange given by Anuradha Lohia & Gerlind Wallon
12:15 - 13:00 Panel discussion on research opportunities in India
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch and Poster session
14:30 - 14:45 Lecture 4: Rashna Bhandari
14:45 - 15:15 Lecture 5: Sandhya Visweswariah
15:15 - 15:45 Lecture 6: Azim Surani
15:45 - 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 - 16:45 Lecture 7: Vivek Malhotra
16:45 - 17:15 Lecture 8: Ashok Venkitaraman
17:15 - 17:45 Lecture 9: Satyajit Rath


Please click on the appropriate links below:

  • Register for BOTH the satellite meeting AND The EMBO Meeting 2010 - online registration is no longer possible, download PDF registration form here.
  • Abstract submission for this session is now closed.

Travel Grants funded by the India Alliance - application is now closed.

The India Alliance was willing to provide up to 5 travel grants for participants to attend the satellite meeting. These funds were aimed to be used flexibly by the participants for travel and/or accommodation for the meeting. To qualify for the award, participants should have been in the last year of PhD or with up to 3 years of Post-PhD research experience and as this meeting is to highlight research opportunities in India, only those attendees who are currently pursuing research in Europe may apply. The application system closed on 1 July. Those who applied will be contacted by the India Alliance shortly. Travel grant awardees are expected to present a poster at the satellite meeting.


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