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Malaria genomics and public health

29 January – 11 February 2017 | Madurai, India

Registration deadline

17 October 2016

Abstract submission deadline

15 November 2016

Selected participants will be notified by

01 November 2016

Payment deadline

10 November 2016

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About the conference

In recent years, genomics as a technology has revolutionized biomedical research in many ways. The large amount of genome sequence data generated in an array of closely-related organisms and parallel development of statistical and computational analytical methods have helped in deciphering not only the changes in the specific genomes but also could identify new genetic targets of human health importance.


Malaria is an age-old disease associated with humans since time immemorial. Successful malaria transmission requires effective interaction among vector (mosquito)-parasite (Plasmodium)-human triangle in an environment conducive for vector survival and growth. Such ancient interaction involves several genomic cross-talks among these organisms. Unraveling such cross-talks could pave the way to disrupt functional interactions, thereby breaking the malaria triangle leading to successful malaria intervention. Training on the concepts and methodologies of genomic technologies to young Indian malaria researchers therefore are the need of the hour.


Since India is highly endemic to malaria and transmission dynamics and epidemiology are quite different to African malaria, it is important that genomic
technologies be applied to understand evolutionary interaction among the host-parasite-vector triangle in real field setting in India. This EMBO Global Exchange Lecture Course is an initiation towards redefining the future of medical practice - genomic medicine for malaria.







Registration deadline

17 October 2016

Abstract submission deadline

15 November 2016

Selected participants will be notified by

01 November 2016

Payment deadline

10 November 2016



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₹ 10,000




Registration includes:


Registration fee includes local transportations, including to-and-fro transfer between airport/railway station to the place of accommodation on 29th January and 11th February 2017. Depending upon the fund availability partial/full travel support limited to 3 tier AC train fare from the closest railway station of participant's residence to Madurai will be provided. Each successful applicant will be intimated on the kind of travel support (full/partial) with the letter of selection. The registration also includes a field trip, registration kit, all meals during the course, excursion, high tea and gala dinner. If a participant chooses to stay extra nights at the hotel, he/she has to make direct arrangements with the hotel.


The participants will be provided with twin sharing accommodation for the entire duration of the course.


Only selected participants have to pay the registration fee. On the event of failure to send the registration fee by the due date, the application of the participant will automatically be terminated and the next waiting-listed candidate will be offered.


Every selected applicant is required to send the registration fee (₹ 2,000 for student, ₹ 5,000 for academic faculties and ₹ 10,000 for industry participants) in the form of Demand draft favouring "Director, CRME" payable at Madurai. Before sending the Draft, the candidate should scan it and e-mail the scanned copy to the organizer (


The demand draft should be sent "To, The Director, Centre for Research In Medical Entomology (CRME), (ICMR), No. 4, Sarojini Street, Chinna Chokkikulam, Madurai - 625002, Tamil Nadu, INDIA" using the SPEED POST facility of Indian Postal Service only.

Abstract Guidelines

The abstract of the presentation by each participant must invariably contain (i) a title, (ii) list of authors (underlining the name of the presenting authors), (iii) affiliations of each individual author and (iv) the description of work to be presented. The total word count of the abstract must not be more than 200 words. The abstract should be structured into (i) background of the research work, (ii) objectives, (iii) methodologies adapted, (iv) results obtained, (v) interpretation and (vi) conclusion. 

Poster Specifications

It is mandatory for each participant to present their research work in the form of a poster during the course. The poster should contain elaborated scientific information of research work as mentioned in the abstract. Each participant should carry a printed version of poster (40” X 60” size) and also submit a soft copy at the registration desk.

Selection criteria

A local selection committee consisting of the organizer and other scientists will evaluate the applications that are received on or before the deadline.  The main evaluation criteria will be applicant’s academic curriculum, research projects undertaken, publications, future research interests and motivation. Candidates with research focus/strong commitment on malaria/genomics/application of modern biological tools in malaria/other vector borne diseases will be given preference. Applications not submitted on or before the deadline/ submitted separately by email/any other means will not be entertained.



Aparup Das

Phone: +91-0452-2520565

Fax: +91-452-2530660




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Centre for Research In Medical Entomology (CRME)
(Indian Council of Medical Research)
No. 4, Sarojini Street, Chinna Chokkikulam,
Madurai - 625002, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

Accommodation Details

All the participants and speakers will be accommodated in the same hotel (Hotel J C Residency) which is also the venue of the course. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, lunch, snacks, tea, coffee, gala dinner, high tea etc. will be provided at the venue.


Accommodation for the participants will be on a twin sharing basis.

Transport Details

Madurai is located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and is a well known tourist destination.  Madurai is well connected to all major cities of India by air, rail and road. The airport (Madurai Airport code: IXM) is 10 km from the city. The nearest metropolitan city is Chennai which is located about 450 km northeast of Madurai. Chennai is connected with the rest of the world by international flights and Madurai is about one hour flight from Chennai. Madurai is placed equidistantly from Chennai and Bengaluru. The railway station (Madurai Junction, code: MDU) is centrally located and connects the city to many parts of the country like Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi. In case one wants to travel to Madurai by road from Chennai or Bengaluru, both AC and non-AC buses are also available.

About the Area

Madurai is a historical city, situated on the banks of the Vaigai River. The city is known for it’s rich culture and heritage and is considered to be a central point for visiting many tourist places of South India, viz. Rameswaram, Kanyakumari, Kodaikanal, Trichy, Tanjore, Munnar etc. Major tourist attractions in Madurai include Meenakshi Amman Temple, Alagir Koil, Gandhi Museum and Thirumalai Nayak Mahal etc. More information about Madurai can be found using the following URL: