December 4, 2023

From molecules to mind

Brain disorders represent a growing global public health threat, underscoring the need for new interdisciplinary approaches in discovery neuroscience that can be translated into effective therapeutic interventions. The Centre for High Impact Neuroscience and Translational Applications (CHINTA) has been newly established to meet these challenges by harnessing India’s strengths in the physical, computational, engineering, and biomedical sciences.

CHINTA is excited to announce its inaugural symposium on January 18-20, 2024, in Kolkata, India. Renowned experts from around the globe will travel to Kolkata to share their cutting-edge research, offering a comprehensive view of recent advances in both basic and clinical neuroscience, and their vision for the new Center. Attendees will get to engage in thought-provoking discussions, talks, and poster sessions. Spanning a wide spectrum of exciting findings from molecular and synaptic neuroscience to systems and behavioral neuroscience, this symposium will provide an environment to foster connections and potential future collaborations. We encourage undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers from theoretical and experimental backgrounds to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

Date: January 18-20, 2024

Venue: Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Golpark, Kolkata, India

Click here for symposium schedule
Click here for the list of participants selected for poster presentation

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Registration: All students and faculty members are encouraged to register for the symposium. The registration fee is Rupees Five Hundred (Rs. 500/-). Registration fee will be waived for applicants whose abstracts are short listed for talks.

Registration closed for the event

Accommodation on a shared basis will be provided to out-station attendees who request it on the registration form.

Shortlisted participants: Some abstracts will be selected for a short talk. Details of participants who have been selected to present a talk / poster / only attend can also be found on the same page.

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Event Sponsors:

Invited speakers:


Erin Schuman
Director, Max Planck Institute of Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany





Joshua Gordon
Director, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, USA





Gregory Quirk
National Institute of Health, Philippines





Andrew Holmes
National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH, USA





Eric Klann
New York University, USA





Francis Lee
Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Weill-Cornell Medical School, USA





Ron Stoop
Université de Lausanne, Switzerland





Andreas Luthi
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland





Jennifer Raymond
Stanford University, USA





Mriganka Sur
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA





Gaiti Hasan
National Centre for Biological Sciences, India





Vatsala Thirumalai
National Centre for Biological Sciences, India




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Raghu Padinjat
National Centre for Biological Sciences, India





Arnab Barik
Centre for Neuroscience, Indian Institute of Science, India





Sharba Bandyopadhyay
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India





Subhasis Ray
Plaksha University, India





Anant Jain





Agnik Dasgupta
Rockefeller University, USA