Indian Society of Cell Biology

The Indian Society of Cell Biology (ISCB) formally came into existence in 1976. The main objective of the society is to promote teaching and research in Cell Biology in Indian Institutions and aims to bring Cell Biologists from various academic and research organizations in India on a common platform to share their knowledge. Since 1977, the society is organizing its annual meeting regularly in various research and academic institutions. The society joined the International Federation of Cell Biology in 1978.

The Conference

The 40th All India Cell Biology Conference is being organized by the School of Studies in Zoology in collaboration with Center for Genomics and School of Studies in Neuroscience, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, during November 17-19, 2016. The conference will cover almost all the area of Cell Biology and its offshoots, with a special symposium on ‘Functional Genomics and Epigenomics’, considered as the future of translational research in the area of human and environmental health. The theme of the conference will broadly cover the following:

Scientific Theme

  • Functional Genomics
  • Epigenomics
  • Development and Evolution
  • Neurobiology, Aging and Behavior
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Infection, Immunity and Diseases
  • Plant Biology and Microbiology
  • Molecular Toxicology, Environment and Conservation Biology
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology of Stress
  • Cancer Biology and Drug Development
  • Chromosome Biology, Cytogenetics and Clinical Diagnosis
  • Stem Cell Biology and Therapeutics, etc.

Invited Speakers

Scientific Program


Pre-Conference Workshop

Science Communication & Career Workshop Series” shall be conducted by Nature India & Naturejobs in partnership with WellCome Trust/DBT India Alliance on
16th November 2016 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
It is one-day brain storming workshop to equip young science researchers with tools and strategies for effective communication of their ideas, experiments and scientific results from a science communication perspective. It will help them to make science career choices. PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and junior scientists will be a pre-requisite for holding this workshop.

The workshop will include 3 separate sessions:

  • Session 1: Scientific Writing (moderated by WT/DBT Alliance)
  • Session 2: Science Communication (moderated by Nature India)
  • Session 3: Alternate Science Career (moderated by Nature Jobs)

Pre Conference Workshop will be one day prior to the main meeting at the same venue. There is no registration fee. Those who wish to attend will have to pre-register for it. Meals (1x lunch and 2x tea/coffee) will be arranged for the workshop participants in the venue.

Workshop Details


Registration fee to be paid as Demand Draft or by direct transfer to the account (given below) drawn in favour of “ XL AICBC 2016” payable at Gwalior by 30 September, 2016. After 15 September 2016, registration form can be submited by paying late fee, in additional to registration fee, up till 30 September 2016.
Registration fee includes Conference kit, Breakfast, Lunch, High tea and Dinner only, From 17-19 November 2016.
Bank Details :
Account name : XLAICBC2016, Account No.: 3540757281, Bank Name: Central Bank of India, Jiwaji University Campus, Gwalior
IFSC Code: CBIN0283189, MICR No.: 474016012, SWIFT Code: CBININBBMBH

Registration: 1st June- 30 September 2016

Faculty INR. 3500

Student/Post-doc INR. 3000

Accompanying person INR. 3000

Foreign delegates $ 400

Accompanying person (Foreign) $ 400

Late Registration Fee INR. 500

(1st September- 15th September 2016) $ 100

Spot Registration (Faculty) INR. 4500

Spot Registration (Student/Post-doc) INR 4000

Non member who wish to register /participate in this conference should become member of the Society (Permanent/Annual/Student/Sessional by paying the fee as given below:)

Life membership: INR 1500/- Annual Membership:INR 150/-
Student membership: INR 100/- Sessional membership: INR 100/-


Any kinds of accommodation are limited and will be provided on first come first serve basis on request in separate accommodation form with reasonable payment. Participants who register after 15th September, 2016, shall not be considered for accommodation by the organizers. However, the list of hotels is appended here and participants are free to make their own arrangements. Please indicate your preferences clearly in the registration and accommodation form.

Those attending the pre-conference workshop reaching on 15th /16th November and leaving on 20th November 2016, should deposit Rs 1000/- as on additional accommodation fee along with registration fee.

Efforts are being made to accommodate students and faculty in hostel/guest house/medium buget hotels etc. on a nominal payment (discounted rates in addition to registration charges) as mention below:

Accommodation Rate

Faculty / Senior member / Accompanying person

INR. 1500

Student / Post doc / Accompanying person

INR. 1000

Those who wish to stay in luxury hostel, may book their accommodation through the website of respective hotel or hotel Apps. Tariffs of hotels are given below for the convenience. The Tariff mentioned below is as per the quotation given by the hotels.

*Any waiver/support for accommodation or travel would depend upon the availability of budget.

List and Tariff of Luxury Hostels:-


Tariff per night + Taxes

Single Bed

Double Bed

Hotel Central Park

Rs. 2600/-

Rs. 3200/-

Hotel Regency

Rs. 3300/-

Rs 4200/-

Hotel Landmark


Rs. 2800/

Hotel Sunbeam

Rs. 1600/-

Rs. 2200/-

Hotel Royal Inn

Rs. 1200/-

Rs. 1500/-

Hotel Sita Manor

Rs. 2200/-

Rs. 2600/-

Hotel Shelter

Rs. 2400/-

Rs. 3000/-

Hotel Vinayak

Rs. 1900/-

Rs. 2400/-

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstracts are invited for oral/poster presentation. Abstract should have comprehensive title (indicating scope of the work), objective, method, observations and major conclusion(s). The abstract should be limited to 200 words.

The abstract may be typed in MS word (version 97-2003 or later) in 12 point size font of the type “Times New Roman” Title and name of the author’s in bold capital letters with affiliation and email addresses. Wherever there are multiple authors, name of the presenting author must be underlined.

The poster size will be (90 cm width and 100 cm length)

The complete registration form as well as the abstract can be submitted by fowarding a soft copy by email at in the required format. Abstract Submission starts from 1st June to 30 September, 2016
Note: Participants, who are not member of Indian Society of Cell Biology, should become member.
Membership types/fees: Life membership: INR 1500/-; Annual Membership: INR 150/-; Student membership: INR 100/- ; Sessional membership: INR 100/-

Conference Awards

Awards for this year 2016 conference: the ISCB has instituted prizes as follows:

  • 1. ISCB- Dr B R Seshachar Memorial Prize- One, for best poster presentation, Rs. 1000/-
  • 2. ISCB- Dr Mansi Ram Memorial Prize- One, for best poster presentation, Rs. 1000/-
  • 3. ISCB- Dr A S Mukherjee Memorial Prize- One, for best platform presentation, Rs. 1000/-
  • 4. ISCB- Dr S R V Rao – One, for best poster presentation, Rs. 1000/-
  • 5. ISCB- Dr S R V Rao- One, for best platform presentation, Rs. 1000/-

*The participants willing to contest the awards in platform /poster presentation category must be a member of the Indian Society of Cell Biology and should be below 30 years of age at the time of conference. Please indicate the mode of presentation in the registration form also.

**One person will not be eligible to receive more than one prize and anyone who has received a prize at an earlier ISCB conference will not be eligible to compete again.

Jiwaji University

Jiwaji University was established in May, 1964 as a State University. The then President of India, Late Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, laid the foundation of the University on 11th December 1964 at a sprawling campus of over 225 acres of land at Naulakha Parade ground. This was a generous contribution of Scindia family, in particular, Kailashwasi Maharaja Shrimant Jiwaji Rao Scindia and late Rajmata Shrimati Vijayaraje Scindia. The institution was christened after the name of Kailashwasi Shrimant Jiwajirao Scindia as a standing memorial to his persona. The organizing Departments (School of Studies in Zoology, Centre for Genomics, School of Studies in Neuroscience) are well established departments of the University, carrying out teaching & research in the areas of Animal sciences (Fish Biology, Entomology, Wild-life conservation, Environmental toxicology, Endocrinology, etc.), Human Genetics and Neurobiology.
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Gwalior is a historical city in the heart of India, situated in Madhya Pradesh. The Ancient Indian Classical School of Music “Dhrupad” was fine-tuned here and spread to various parts of India to acquire local flavors. Gwalior is also known as “The City of Music” (perhaps the richest musical tradition in history), the legendary musician Tansen also belonged to Gwalior who was one of the nine jewels of Emperor Akbar’s court. Gwalior has a beautiful large Fort Palace built during Tomar dynasty who were connoisseurs of Art & Music. Agra is about110 kms from Gwalior and is easily reachable to Tajmahal. Khajuraho group of temples depicting all facets of life is about 4 hours of journey by road. Orchha is 100 kms from Gwalior and is a treat for weekend trips as the village still carries old time feel with palaces, temples, cenotaphs and runs along the banks of Betwa river.

Contact us

Abstract Submission: 1st June- 15th September, 2016

Organizing Secretary:

Prof. P. K. Tiwari

+91-94-25712787, +76-97311411


Prof. I. K. Patro


Online Enquiry Form


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