JANUARY 20 to 22, 2018, BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus

International Conference on Reproductive Physiology and Comparative Endocrinology (ICRPCE)

36th meeting of SRBCE 2018

INVITATION

The research advances in area of reproduction biology and endocrinology have increased tremendously which necessitates a common platform where the scientific experts, aspirants and the young researcher can come together to dissipate the knowledge and information by participating in the discussion about recent advancements and to further develop new strategies for translational research which ultimately will be benefitted the human beings. Hence, the organizing committee of the International Conference on Reproductive Physiology and Comparative Endocrinology (ICRPCE) and the 36th annual meeting of the Society for Reproductive Biology and Comparative Endocrinology (SRBCE) has immense pleasure in inviting you to participate in the above mentioned scientific arena during 20-22, January, 2018, in Goa jointly organized by the Department of Biological Sciences, BITS Pilani KK Birla Goa Campus and Goa University, for interaction and exchange of ideas in the various field of endocrinology and reproductive physiology as a key marks for the human health . Your participation would definitely enrich the scientific deliberations. The scientific programme will include, plenary lectures, invited lectures, free communication and poster sessions.

ABOUT GOA

Visibly discernible from the rest of the country, Goa, is tucked in the Western Coast with an enormous coastline and lush green meadows, hills and valleys. Goa is associated with the most beautiful beaches, culture lingering from the Portuguese, and over hundreds of years old Portuguese architecture. Referred to as the land of churches, beaches, ancient temples, forts, the vast greens, wildlife makes it a perfect and a special destination for all types of travellers. Goan cuisine is famously known for its rich varieties of dishes with xit koddi (rice with fish curry) as its staple food along with a glassful of cashew feni and a sweet dish bebinca loved by many. Goa has become in the recent past an education hub with institutes of repute like IIT Goa, Goa University, NIT, NIO, NCAOR, ICAR, BITS Pilani Goa.

BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus

BITS Pilani KK Birla Goa Campus, is about 10 kms south of Vasco-da-Gama, 20 kms north of Margaon and 7 kms east of Goa Airport, along national highway – 17B, bypass road. In the midst of idyllic, sylvan beauty, the campus houses the main building, having academic and administrative offices, guest house, hostels for boys and girls, student activity centre, faculty and staff quarters, medical centre, playground and shopping complex. The campus, in keeping with the tradition of innovation and creativity, has given a state-of-the-art touch to the infrastructure of the entire institute without diminishing in the least, the natural beauty of Goa, surrounding its campus. At the first tier, degrees offered are like B.E. Degree Programmes and M.Sc. Programmes. An integral component of the institute is research, basic, applied along with industry collaborated research is given priority here.

Department of Biological Sciences

The department presents learning by means of an interdisciplinary and multifaceted approach. Research at the Department of Biological Sciences is multidisciplinary with topics of exploration burgeon from plants, animals and microorganisms with perspectives from nano, micro and macro level. Basic theories as well as application oriented concepts are being studied here Research at the Department of Biological Sciences, consisting of 16 faculty members, is multidisciplinary ranging from neurobiology, reproductive physiology, toxicology, microbiology, nano-biotechnology to computational biology. Efforts towards understanding biological objects and their working, has experimental and computational directions. Basic theories as well as application oriented concepts are being studied here.

SRBCE

The Society for Reproductive Biology and Comparative Endocrinology, established in 1980, is one of the most regular, vibrant scientific societies in India that aims to gather all the research workers in the field of Reproductive Biology and Comparative Endocrinology, to get together, discuss and promote research in the areas of reproduction and endocrinology. The annual meet provides a platform for all scientists working in the fields of Endocrinology and Reproductive Biology to exchange ideas, update their knowledge and interact freely.
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Conference Thrust Areas

Comparative Endocrinology
Reproductive Physiology
Biology of Embryo
Metabolic Disorders
Assisted Reproductive Technology and Reproductive Cancers

National Advisory Committee

Prof. P.Govindarajulu, Founder and Patron
Dr. T. Shivanandappa, President, SRBCE
Prof. B. B. Kaliwal, Vice-President, SRBCE
Prof. T. G. Srivastav , Secretary, SRBCE
Dr. R. Ilangovan, Joint Secretary, SRBCE
Dr. B. Ravisankar, Treasurer, SRBCE
Prof. A. V. Ramachandran, Past President, SRBCE
Prof. Oommen V. Oommen, Past President, SRBCE
Prof. M. A. Akbarsha, Past President, SRBCE
Prof. Chandana Haldar, Past President, SRBCE

Organizing Committee

Chief Patron: Prof. Souvik Bhattacharyya, Vice-Chancellor, BITS Pilani
Patron: Prof. Raghurama G, Director BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus
Convener: Dr. Arnab Banerjee, Assistant Professor Dept. of Biological Sciences, BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus
Prof. Ramaballav Roy, Professor Dept. of Zoology, Goa University
Organizing Secretary: Dr. Arnab Banerjee, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus
Treasurer: Dr. Raviprasad Aduri, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus

BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus
NH 17B, Bypass Road,
Zuarinagar, Sancoale,
Goa, India 403726

TENTATIVE LIST OF SPEAKERS

National Speakers            International Speakers

Prof. Rakesh K Tyagi (JNU, New Delhi) Prof. Bruce D Murphy, (University of Montréal, Canada)
Prof. Chandana Haldar, (BHU, Varanasi) Prof. Susan Udin, (State University of New York, New York)
Prof. Malini Laloraya, (RGCB, Kerala) Prof. Indrani Bagchi, (College of Veterinary Medicine, Illinois, USA)
Dr. K Thangaraj (CCMB, Hyderabad) Prof. Asgi Fazleabas, (Michigan State University, USA)
Dr. Ruparsri Ain, (IICB, Kolkata) Prof. Milan K Bagchi (The School of Molecular and Cellular Biology University of Illinois, USA)
Dr. Deepak Modi (NIRRH, Mumbai) Prof Ishwar Parhar, (Monash University, Malaysia)
Dr. Srabani Mukherjee, (NIRRH, Mumbai)
Dr. K Balasubramanian, (University of Madras, Chennai)
Prof. Amitabh Krishna, (BHU, Varanasi)
Prof. Subir S Majumdar, (NIAB, Hyderabad)
Dr. S. Shivaji (Prof. Brien Holden Eye Research Centre, Hyderabad)
Dr. Deepa Bhartiya (NIRRH, Mumbai)
Dr. Saumen Kumar Maitra (Viswa Bharti, Santiniketan)

REGISTRATION AND GUIDELINES




NOTE: Registration form must be sent to convenor at e-mail address- icrpce2018@gmail.com

Abstract Guidelines

The abstract of the contributed papers for Oral/Poster presentations during ICRPCE 2018 are invited on the thrust areas of International Conference on Reproductive Physiology and Comparative Endocrinology (ICRPCE). Kindly submit a word file abstract (max. 500 words) and send to Convener, ICRPCE 2018 at email addresses icrpce2018@gmail.com by 31st December, 2017.
The abstract should have following specifications:
 •For title: Font-Times New Roman, Font size-14pt, Bold, all caps.
 •For text: Font-Times New Roman, Font size-12pt, Single spacing and Justified alignment.
 •Authors and affiliations should be properly spelled with font size-12pt.
 •Presenting author should be underlined and e-mail address of the corresponding author should be mentioned.

NOTE: Abstract without registration fee will not be entertained and accomodation will not be guaranteed.
Poster: The size of the poster will be 3ft(L) X 3.5ft(W) and should be neatly prepared.




Registration Fees

S.No                                               Category                                             Before 31st December 2017
1 Delegates (Members) Rs. 5750/-
2 Delegates (Non-members) Rs. 6750/-
3 Student (Members) Rs. 4750/-
4 Student (Non-member) Rs. 5250/-
5 Non stipendiary students Rs. 4250/-
6 Foreign delegates USD 400
7 *Local delegates
Rs. 3000/-

No spot registration will be entertained


Non stipendiary students should bring the bonafide certificate from the respective Head of Department.
*For local delegates there will be no accomodation provided.

Registration fees include shared accommodations(4 nights), registration kits, access to conference procedings and local hospitality.
As Goa is a tourist spot and January is peak tourist season, accommodation availability is a bit difficult. So those coming with spouse member (Accompanying Persons) should look to book their own accommodation well in advance at these hotels: Vasco residency, Hotel Lapaz Gardens Vasco de Gama, etc.

Others, will have 4 night shared accommodation.

The draft should be made in favour of Director, BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus, payable at State Bank of India, Goa and send to:

Dr. Arnab Banerjee, Assistant Professor Dept. of Biological Sciences, BITS Goa KK Birla Goa Campus, NH 17B, Zuarinagar, 403726.




Payment

Mode of Payment NEFT(preferred)/ Demand Draft/ Cheque
Recipient Bank State Bank of India
Account Number 30803684122
Account Type Current A/c
IFS Code SBIN0010720
Branch Code 010720
Account holder BITS PILANI K K BIRLA GOA CAMPUS
Message to be included " ICRPCE 2018 -REG"



NOTE: Payment form must be sent to convenor at e-mail address- icrpce2018@gmail.com
DD must be drawn in favour of Director BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus.



Important Dates

Deadline for registration 31st December, 2017
Deadline for abstract submission 31st December, 2017

ACCOMODATION



Those coming with spouse/ husband might book their own accommodation at these hotels:
Vasco residency, Hotel Lapaz Gardens Vasco de Gama, etc.




# Hotel Contact Number
1 Vasco residency 0832-2513119
2 Hotel Lapaz Gardens +9183225 12121
3 The Queeny +9186988 24778
4 Hotel Supreme +91-83225 00430

THE VENUE

BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus

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For any details contact:


Arnab Bannerjee
Convenor ICRPCE
Email Id: arnabb@goa.bits-pilani.ac.in
Mobile Number: +91-8378977355

Ramaballav Roy
Co Convenor ICRPCE
Email Id: rroy@unigoa.ac.in
Mobile Number: +91-9421241643