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The International Symposium on Plant Photobiology began in 2001 in the USA and is now held biennially, with the responsibility for organising the event rotating voluntarily between scientists from North and South America, Asia and Europe. This unique meeting provides a platform for leaders and emerging talents in the field of plant photobiology to share their latest research and discuss future directions. We propose to merge the 11th ISPP with an EMBO workshop to organise a high-quality meeting, which may lead to similar biennial events in future.
It is the single platform where plant photobiology leaders as well as upcoming talents across the globe gather on their own interest to share their latest mostly unpublished results and discuss future directions. This helps the community to exchange up-to-date techniques and approaches to address the different biological problems taken by the different leading groups. The proposed EMBO workshop on "Current Trends in Plant Photobiology" will bring together researchers to present their latest works on the role of photoreceptors as thermo-sensors, how light perception is linked to plant competition, neighbour detection, nutritional uptake, flowering, stress response, circadian clocks, and recent advances in new optogenetic tools that use light to manipulate cellular signalling.
This year, it was decided to take this 11th international symposium on plant photobiology in India hosted by the leadership of Dr. Kishore Panigrahi, NISER as nominated in the 9th ISPP Barcelona meeting, 2019. The co-conveners for 2024 meeting will be Dr. Sourav Datta, IISER-Bhopal; Dr. Chandan Goswami, NISER; Dr. K Himabindu Vasuki, NISER and Dr. Andrija Finka, University of Zadar.

Organiser / Convener

Dr. Kishore Panigrahi, NISER, India


Confirmed Speakers


Invited Talks


Talks from Abstracts


Flash Talks


NISER is an autonomous institute funded by the Department of Atomic Energy, Govt of India. It strives to be among the best in the world in terms of science education and research. NISER is affiliated to Homi Bhabha National Institute. It is functioning from its new 300-acre campus at Jatni at the foothills of Barunei, which was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, on 7th February 2016. It has several state-of-the-art instruments and modern facilities. Besides the research mandate NISER has a strong motivation to train Under-graduate and Post-graduate students. Currently, it harbors seven schools, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Earth and planetary sciences, computer science and Humanities. The Biju Patnaik International Airport (BBI) is the nearest airport about 25 Km from the campus and can be reached by prepaid taxi. Khurdha Road Junction is the nearest train station about 3 km away.

About Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar is the capital city of Odisha. It is the hub of many educational institutes of national importance such as ILS, IIT, AIIMS, IMMT, IOP, KIIT, RPRC, etc. It is also known as the temple city with more than about 150 ancient temples. The city is envisioned to be the smart city ranking number one in India by 2022. It is surrounded by numerous picturesque and world heritage sites such as Chilika, Puri, Konark, Lingaraj Temple, Peace Pagoda, Khandagiri and Udaygiri etc.


Confirmed Speakers / Participants

The following speakers have confirmed their participation and to deliver talks, the list will be updated from time to time.

Alok Krishna Sinha

NIPGR, India

Andreas Hiltbrunner

University of Freiburg, Germany

Åsa Strand

Umeå Plant Science Centre, Sweden

Ashverya Laxmi

NIPGR, India

Bruno Catarino

IBMCP, Valencia, Spain

Carlos Ballaré

IFEVA-IIB CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Charlotte Gommers

Wagneningen University, The Netherlands

Christian Fankhauser

University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Dongqing Xu

Nanjing Ag. University, China

Eirini Kaiserli

University of Glasgow, UK

Elena Monte

CRAG, Barcelona, Spain

Enamul Huq

UT Austin, US

Gabriela Toledo-Ortiz

Lancaster University, UK

Gareth Jenkins

University of Glasgow, UK

Giltsu Choi

KAIST, Korea

Hongtao Liu

SIBS, China

Jaime F Martínez-García


Jorge Casal


Karen Halliday

The University of Edinuburgh, Scotland

Kasper van Gelderen

Heidelberg University, Germany

Katayoon Dehesh

UC Riverside, US

Liam Dolan

GMI, Vienna, Austria

Martin Balcerowicz

University of Dundee, UK

Miguel Blazquez


Ning Wei

Southwest University, Chongqing, China

Peter Quail

UC Berkeley, US

Petra Bauer

Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany

Prabodh Trivedi

CIMAP, India

Rick Vierstra

Washington University, US

Roman Ulm

University of GENEVA, Switzerland

Ronald Pierik

Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Ruohe Yin

Sanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Sarah Courbier

University of Freiburg, CIBSS, Germany

Sreeramaiah N Gangappa

IISER Kolkata, India

Stephen Wenkel

Umeå Plant Science Centre, Sweden

Sudip Chattopadhyay

NIT Durgapur, India

Takato Imaizumi

University of Washington, US

Ullas Pedmale


Ute Höcker

CEPLAS, Germany

Xing Wang Deng

SAAS, Peking University, China

Schedule of Talks

  • Red/Far-red light signaling, Shade-responses
  • Blue/UV signaling
  • Light & Environment interaction
  • Interplay of light, Hormones & Metabolism
  • Flowering, Epigenetics & Circadian rhythm
  • Emerging fields in plant photobiology

- "Schedule of talks" to be updated -



Registration opens: 08 May 2023
Earlybird Registration: until 30 June 2023
Regular Registration: until 30 August 2023
Late registration: until 30 September 2023

► Registration fees do not cover accommodation and travel.
► Bank Transfer charges (if any) should be borne by the participant.
► The date in the Bank payment receipt is final for the evidence of payment date.

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Abstract Submission

To submit the abstract of the talk, kindly do it in EMBO website - click the below button.

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Organiser / Convener

Kishore Panigrahi

NISER, India


Chandan Goswami

NISER, India

Sourav Datta

IISER-Bhopal, India

Himabindu Vasuki K

NISER, India

Andrija Finka

Uni-Zadar, Croatia

Travel Support

Participants are requested to arrange travel support from their respective institutes. They may mention at the time of application if they have their own travel support. There is some limited travel fund available for young researchers.

Travel grants and/or registration fee waiver from participants from selected countries:
Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovenia and Turkey.

Please write to the Convener ( along with an abstract (500 words). Awardees will be notified by 30th of October 2023.


Registration fees do not cover accommodation and travel. Participants are requested to book their own accommodation well in advance. Some of the good hotels nearby are mentioned below. However, they are free to choose their own accomodation.
The conference will be held at NISER, which is located about 20Km south of Bhubaneswar city-limits. There are numerous hotels with different budget types present in Bhubaneswar. Few prominent ones are -

Ginger, Jayadev Vihar, Bhubaneswar
Sandy's Tower, Jayadev Vihar, Bhubaneswar
Lemon Tree Premier, Maitree Vihar, Bhubaneswar
Trident, Jayadev Vihar, Bhubaneswar
Mayfair Lagoon, Jayadev Vihar, Bhubaneswar
Mayfair Convention, Jayadev Vihar, Bhubaneswar
Swosti Premium, Jayadev Vihar, Bhubaneswar
Swosti Grand, near Bhubaneswar Railway Station, Bhubaneswar
Vivanta, Patrapada, Bhubaneswar

January is a very busy month in India and many conferences generally do happen. Therefore, normally the accommodation prices go up dramatically, especially in Bhubaneswar. Around this time a doctors conference is also happening that would take away space in many hotels at an uncompromised price tag.

To facilitate your stay and make it enjoyable, we have tried to contact a few hotels and gone into discussion several times with management to offer a negotiated best price for our delegates. Please look into it and decide on your own. These prices are especially for ISPP2024 delegates. The details are given in the table below.

The rooms and prices will be available on a first cum first served basis until the blocked rooms are booked away. I Suggest to mention the name of ISPP2024 and NISER to the contact persons and Please pay directly to the hotel well in advance and secure your stay. We will definitely make arrangements for your pickup and drop-off from these hotels to the conference venue.

Negotiated Hotels:

Sl#HotelContact PersoneMail-IDBooking SiteSpl.Offer Letter
1Vivanta (Taj Group)
(70 rooms blocked)
Mr. Sajid / csmvivanta.bhubaneswar@tajhotels.comLink-
2Mayfair Lagoon
(70 rooms blocked)
Mr. Manash / reservations@mayfairhotels.comLinkPDF
3Swosti Premium
(70 rooms blocked)
Mr. Niranjan / rm@swostipremium.comLinkPDF

Accomodation Offer for Indian Participants:

Limited number of students and faculty accomodation for Indian participants can be made available in A-type guest house and Flatlets on government rates in NISER campus. This will be alloted to registered participants after the registration is closed (30th of September). A list of request on first-come-first-serve basis will be kept from now on. Please make your request to with CC to and attach registration fees payment copy. We will get back to you after 30th November 2023.


European Molecular Biology Organization, Germany
Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India
National Institute of Science Education and Research

Contact Us

Postal contact address:

Organisers, ISPP 2024
School of Biological Sciences
National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar
PO: NISER, Via: Jatni, District: Khurda, Odisha - 752050, INDIA.


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