This event concluded on September 8, 2015. Read more about the session here. Photos from the event can be found on our Facebook Page.


IndiaBioscience will participate in The EMBO Meeting 2015, engaging with researchers throughout the meeting in two principal ways. On 7 September, a 90-minute satellite session is being organised for graduate students, postdocs and group leaders interested in research opportunities in India. Attendees can find out about setting up a laboratory in India, or moving to India for a postdoctoral fellowship. Speakers will include leading life scientists from India, and representatives from funding agencies. 

Additionally, there will be a stall at the conference through the meeting (6−8 September), to encourage more interaction. Speakers and funding agency representatives will spend alloted slots of time at the booth to encourage more interaction and discussion. Material from funding agencies and institutes in India will be displayed prominently at the stall. 


13:30 – 15:00 hrs, 7th September 2015 

All speakers will give short talks, followed by a question-answer session. They will deal with various aspects of opportunities in India, life and careers in India. A panel of funding agency representatives and scientists will present short perspectives on obtaining funding for Indo-European and Indian research as well as on careers in India. 

  • 13:30-13:40

    Introduction; What can IndiaBioscience do for you?

    Nandini Rajamani

  • 13:40-13:50

    Research and Academia in India

    LS Shashidhara

  • 14:20-14:30

    Alternate Careers in India

    S Ramaswamy

  • 13:50-14:00

    Funding opportunities from the Government of India

    Suman Govil

  • 14:00-14:10

    The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance

    Shahid Jameel

  • 14:10-14:20

    EMBO's International Programmes

    Anne-Marie Glynn

  • 14:20-14:30

    Funding Agency

  • 14:30-15:00



IndiaBioscience and India Alliance will have a booth throughout the meeting. Participants are welcome to stop by the booth to discuss details of various schemes and programs offered by Indian Institutions. Participants can also interact with Invited Speakers at the booth. 

  • 6th September

    Focus on programmes from the Indian Government

    Suman Govil, Meenakshi Munshi, LS Shashidhara

  • 7th September

    Grants from India Alliance; Alternate Careers in India, including Corporate Careers

    Shahid Jameel, S Ramaswamy

  • 8th September

    Other funding agencies


Travel Awards

The Wellcome Trust/​DBT India Alliance is pleased to announce Travel Awards to the following for attending the EMBO meeting scheduled to be held in Birmingham, UK between 5 – 8 September 2015. The following will receive travel support: 

  1. Alok Pandey, CIMAP, Lucknow. Detailed characterization of virulence conferring iron uptake functions and a regulatory system of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae.
  2. Arun Prakash Mishra, CCMB, Hyderabad. CCl4 hepatotoxin abuse leads to higher fat deposition in the liver of Wdr13-null mice. 
  3. Mirza Saqib Baig, Indian Institute of Technology, Indore. Non canonical role of macrophage matrix metalloproteinase‑8 (MMP‑8) in alcoholic liver disease (ALD).
  4. Rahul Mandal, Biomedical Informatics Center, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata. Bacterial LysR-type transcriptional regulators (LTTRs) as novel target for broad-spectrum therapy against infections. 
  5. Sayan Das, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata. Enhanced immunogenicity and protective efficacy against S. Typhi using a novel Vi-conjugate vaccine.
  6. Sourish Ghosh, National Brain Research Centre, New Delhi. Perturbation of cholesterol homeostasis in brain supports survival of Chandipura virus. 
  7. Swarnendra Singh, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi. A novel testis specific heat-shock protein 70 – 2 (HSP70‑2): potential therapeutic target for renal cell cancer. 
  8. Thangaselvam Muthusamy, NCBS. Bangalore Metabolic implications of retinoid-sequestering blue fluorescent lipid bodies. 
  9. Uzma Saqib, Indian Institute of Technology, Indore. Probing PARP1-inhibitor complexes for the development of novel inhibitors. 
  10. Yasir Khan, Aligarh Muslim University. Modulation of inflammation and pathology of collagen induced arthritic Wistar rats by tropical liver fluke ( Fasciola gigantica) derived somatic antigens.