Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB)

Uppal Rd, IICT Colony,



Andhra Pradesh 500007,


Pick up facility will be available for all the participants from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad, Hyderabad and the local railway station.  Please email your travel itinerary to well in advance for making arrangements.

Upon arrival, the participants will be brought to the place of accommodation.

The speakers and invited delegates will be housed in the Guest houses of CCMB and nearby Research institutes. The participants and students will be provided shared accommodation in the hotels which are at walkable distance from the venue. Transport will be provided to bring and drop participants also. Every day during the workshop talks will start at 9 a.m. and the participants will have ample opportunity to interact with other researchers over tea/ cofee breaks, poster sessions, lunch break and evening dinner at the venue. At the end of the dinner/ discussion, they will be dropped back to the respective place of accommodation.


About CCMB
The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) is one of the constituent national laboratories of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the premier multidisciplinary Research & Development organisation of the Government of India. It was set up as a semi-autonomous Centre in 1977 in Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, became a full-fledged national laboratory during 1981-82, and was dedicated to the nation on 26 November, 1987 by the then Prime Minister of India late Shri Rajiv Gandhi. The ongoing research programmes at the CCMB are in three major categories - high quality basic research in the frontier areas of modern biology, research relevant to societal needs, and application oriented research towards commercialisation. These include the areas of evolution & development, gene regulation in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, host-parasite interactions, membrane biology, protein structure, bioinformatics, functional genomics, ecology and wildlife conservation, etc. CCMB has also taken lead in the dissemination of modern biological information through popularisation of science, science education in schools, and has been a meeting point for art and science. In recognition of its contribution to modern biology, CCMB has been chosen as a Centre of Excellence by UNESCO Global Network for Molecular and Cell Biology (MCBN) and has been designated as a South Centre for Excellence for Research and Training by the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Italy. Many prestigious international and national awards have been presented to CCMB, including the CSIR Technology Award (twice) and FICCI Award for outstanding achievements in Science & Technology.

About Hyderabad City
HYDERABAD, the 5th largest city in India, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh State (3rd Largest State in India), has a population of more than 5 million & agglomerated area of 727 sq. kms on the Deccan Plateau.
The History
Hyderabad was founded on the River Musi, 5 miles east of Golconda, the capital of the Qutub Shahi rulers in 1591-92 by Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah.  The city of smiles, of lights, of a thousand faces, endearingly called the Pearl City, Hyderabad offers a variety of tourist attractions ranging from Heritage monuments, Lakes and Parks, Gardens and Resorts, Museums to delectable cuisine and a delightful shopping experience.  Hyderabad offers a fascinating panorama of the past, with a richly mixed cultural and historical tradition spanning 400 colourful years.
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All the major tourist attractions of Hyderabad are within 10 to 20 km radius of the venue i.e. Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology [CCMB], Habsiguda.
Birla Mandir – 11.9 km
Buddha Statue – 14.6 km
Charminar – 11 km
Chowmahalla – 11.6 km
Golconda-18 km
Laad Bazaar – 11 km
Qutub Shahi tombs – 20.3 kms
Ramoji Film City – 33 km
Salar Jung Museum – 9 km


General Information
The official language of Hyderabad is Telugu but there are various other regional languages spoken by the people of the state of Andhra Pradesh. English is used for official and commercial purposes. Most people on the streets understand and converse in English. The other languages popular here in Hyderabad are Urdu and Hindi.
Time Zone
India has a single time zone. It is 5.5 hours ahead of the GMT, 4.5 hours behind the Australian Eastern Standard time and 11.5 hours ahead of American Eastern Standard Time (winter).
Weather in Hyderabad is very pleasant.  Temperature in Hyderabad during December ranges from 11°C to 20°C.