India I EMBO Symposia Award 2017-18

22 Jun 2017

India I EMBO Symposia Award 2017-18


The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance and EMBO are pleased to announce the first award for the India I EMBO Symposia 2017-18.

India I EMBO Symposium: Autophagy: Cellular mechanism(s) and significance in health & disease

Dates: 11-13 December 2017
Location: Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Organisers: Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar

Autophagy is a highly conserved catabolic process in eukaryotes that plays a vital role in cellular metabolism, signaling, immunity, longevity, cell development and differentiation. Defects in autophagy process have been linked to several diseases including cancer, neurodegeneration, microbial infections, immune and metabolic disorders as well as ageing. The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for autophagy is a testament to its increasing significance in human health. Autophagy is a druggable process and hence an attractive target for developing new therapeutic interventions against these diverse diseases. Broad themes of the conference are:

1. Autophagy: mechanisms, regulation, and functions (Fundamental science).

2. Autophagy in health and disease (Biomedical relevance).

3. Autophagy in drug discovery (Translational aspects).

More details of this meeting will be posted on our website and on the EMBO website shortly. 

To apply for India I EMBO Symposia funding, visit Deadline for submitting application is 15 July 2017