[Comp-neuro] Call for abstracts - Amrita BioQuest 2013, Kerala, India

Shyam Diwakar shyam at amrita.edu
Thu Oct 11 12:09:37 CEST 2012

Dear Colleagues, 
Would like to bring this conference to your attention: 


First call for abstracts 

Amrita BioQuest 2013 - International Conference on Biotechnology for Innovative Applications 

CALL FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION – Neurobiology and Computational Neuroscience track 

Conference dates: August 10-14, 2013 

Venue: Amritapuri, Kollam, Kerala, India 

Website: http://amrita.edu/bioquest 

(Website is work under progress) 

Conference theme: "Biotechnology for Innovative Applications" 




SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 15, 2013 


Amrita BioQuest 2013 will be held in Kochi/Amritapuri, Kerala, India, on August 10-14, 2013. The conference will kick off with a day of workshops at Amrita’s Medical campus at Kochi on August 10. The main tracks of Amrita BioQuest 2013 will follow on August 12-14. 

The workshops will be held at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences located in Kochi (colonial name Cochin), the economic capital of Kerala, also known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea , connected by its international airport. The main meeting will be held at Amrita University campus at Amritapuri , a popular fishing village, which is one hour north of Kollam, 2.5 hours north of Trivandrum and three hours south of Kochi. 

Submissions can include experimental, model-based, as well as more abstract theoretical approaches relating to any of the tracks of the conference. We especially encourage research that mixes experimental and theoretical studies from the neuroscience community. We also accept papers that describe new technical approaches to theoretical and experimental issues in computational neuroscience or relevant software packages. 


Leland Hartwell , Nobel Laureate , President and Director Emeritus, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Professor of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, USA 

Suresh Subramani , Distinguished Professor, Section of Molecular Biology, UCSD, USA 


Bipin Nair , Dean, Amrita School of Biotechnology, Amrita University, Kollam, Kerala, India 

INVITED SPEAKERS (as of now): 

Egidio D’Angelo, Professor of Physiology and Director – Brain Connectivity Center, University of Pavia, Italy 

Gaute Einevoll, Professor of Physics, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) 

Upinder S. Bhalla, Professor, National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS, TIFR), India 

Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath, Chair person, Centre for Neuroscience, Indian Institute of Science, India 

Rohit Manchanda, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, India. 

Boro Dropulic, Founder and CSO Lentigen 

Jaap Heringa, Professor of Bioinformatics and Director, Centre for Integrative Bioinformatics, Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands 

Gilles McKenna, Head of Department of Oncology and Director of Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology and Biology, University of Oxford, UK 

Jyostna Dhawan, Dean- inStem, NCBS, India. 

Michelle Hermiston, Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco, USA 

Ruth J Muschel, CRUK/MRC Professor of Molecular Pathology, University of Oxford, UK 

S. Ramaswamy, CEO of c-CAMP, NCBS, Bangalore, India 

Terry Hermiston, Vice President, Site Head, US Innovation Center, Bayer Healthcare 


Submission instructions, submission website, and a full description of the review process are at http://www.amritabioquest.org/abstracts 


Student posters presented at Amrita BioQuest 2013 will also be judged for prizes awarded at the conference. 

Ph.D. and student events: 

A special session is being considered for PhD students and other student researchers and a student contest is being planned during the conference. A student interaction session with Prof. Leland Hartwell, Nobel prize winner (and steering committee member – Amrita BioQuest 2013) is also being scheduled. 



Dr. Shyam Diwakar 

VALUE @ Amrita - V irtual A mrita L aboratories U niversalizing E ducation 

School of Biotechnology 
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University) 

Amritapuri, Clappana P.O. 

Kollam, India. Pin: 690525 

Ph:+91-476-2803116 Fax:+91-476-2899722 

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