ICGEB Workshop on plant responses 2018


ICGEB Workshop “Plant responses to light and stress: emerging issues in climate change”

10-12 October, New Delhi, India

Organiser: Neeti Sanan-Mishra (ICGEB New Delhi, India)
Co-organiser: Sudhir K Sopory (ICGEB New Delhi, India)
Requests for information directly to: prls2018.icgebgmail.com

First deadline for receipt of applications at ICGEB New Delhi: 15 May 2018
First deadline for submission of abstracts: 30 May 2018
Deadline for receipt of registrations and abstracts at ICGEB New Delhi: 31 August 2018
For information please contact the local organisers
The ICGEB aims at strengthening the research capability of its Members through a comprehensive training programme and approach to promoting biotechnology internationally. The active participation of ICGEB Member States nationals in the ICGEB Meetings and Courses is therefore highly encouraged. For more information on the terms of participation and funding opportunities for this event please access the meeting website or contact the local organiser directly.

The meeting will congregate scientists working in the fields of photobiology and stress biology for deliberations on the molecular strategies for enhancing yields in present era of climate change with an emphasis on the role of miRNAs. It will also provide opportunities for junior scientists and graduate students to present their work and exchange ideas with leaders in the field.


Photosynthesis and photomorphogenesis, stress biology, small RNA regulators, improvement in photosynthetic capacity under stress environments

Preliminary programme

10 October
SESSION 1: Photosynthesis and photomorphogenesis
11 October
SESSION 2: Stress biology
12 October
SESSION 3: Small RNA regulators
SESSION 4: Improvement in photosynthetic capacity under stress environments


Viswanathan Chinnusamy (Indian Agriculture Reseach Institute, New Delhi, India)
Usha Vijayraghavan (Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India)
Prakash Kumar (National University of Singapore)
Kishore Panigrahi (National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneshwar, India)
Himadri Pakrasi (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
Neeti Sanan Mishra (International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi, India)
Hiroyuki Koyama (Gifu university, Japan)
Jennifer Ann Harikrishna (University of Malaya, Malaysia)
B.C. Tripathy (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)
Sudip Chattopadhyay (National Institute of Plant Genome Research - NIPGR, India)
William Paul Quick (International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines)
Javier Palatnik (Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Rosario, Argentina)
Christian Fankhauser (Université de Lausanne, Switzerland)
Ken Yokawa
Zeba Islam Seraj
Banerjee Anjan (IISER Pune, India)
Sanjay Kumar (CSIR - Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur, India)
Sharmila Chattopadhyay (CSIR - Indian Institute of Chemical Biology)
Trilochan Mohapatra (Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology RGCB, Kerala, India)
Udaya Kumar (National Academy of Agricultural Sciences)


Leading scientists in the field of plant biology. Young investigators and students working in the area of plant biology.
Admittance to the Workshop is subject to selection by the organising committee and payment of a registration fee. Participants are also expected to cover their own costs. Applications may be accompanied by an abstract consisting of not more than 350 words, preferably related to the title of the conference. The abstract should include the background of the research work, objectives, methodologies, key findings and a conclusion.


The registration includes costs for course material; Lunch, dinner and coffee breaks
- Students/Postdocs (foreign nationals): USD 60 (no accommodation*)
- Students/Postdocs (Indian nationals): Rs 5000 (no accommodation)

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A limited number of grants covering accommodation (twin shared) and meals as foreseen in the programme will be available for a selected number of registered students/junior scientists who nationals of ICGEB Member States. In special cases amount equivalent to registration fee (taxes not included) will be reimbursed to the candidates selected for the grant.

Selection criteria

A local selection committee, consisting of the organiser and other scientists, will evaluate the applications that are received on or before the deadline.


Submit your registration and abstract on-line by 31 August 2018


Preliminary programme - coming soon

Download the poster here


Meetings&CoursesUnit 10/09/2018