IBRO Global Engagement workshop 2020 on “Neurodegenerative diseases”


October 5-10, 2020

New dates will be announced after getting clearance Govt. of India


Department of Biomedical Engineering

North-Eastern Hill University

Shillong – 793022, Meghalaya, India

About The Workshop

Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary science that is concerned with the study of the structure and function of the nervous system. This nervous system breakdown leads to various brain disorders. At the present world scenario of advance disease diagnosis technologies available, brain awareness programs are very much necessary to be organized among the local masses to aware them from various disciplines related to neuroscience. The main aim of our program will be creating awareness among the people on various neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson’s disease, Cerebral Palsy and Alzheimer disease.

Target Audiences:

The target audiences would be researchers’ in life sciences, biotechnology, and in related fields of biomedical engineering, doctors working in the field of neuroscience/neurochemistry, young faculty members, neuroscientists and post docs below the age of 40 years working in the related fields as evident from research publications from Asia Pacific region only.

What costs will be covered for selected applicants?

Partial travel support (Foreign delegates: Economy class airfare shortest route

Indian delegates: AC 3 from your official location to Guwahati, Assam)

Application deadline: August 5, 2020 (11:59 p.m. IST)


Speakers are from various recognized universities/institutions/research labs/hospitals/industries

North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU)

NEHU was set up by an Act of Parliament and notified on 19th July 1973. The objectives of the University, as laid down in the act, are “to disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in such branches of learning as it may deem fit; to pay special attention to the improvement of the social and economic conditions and welfare of the people of the hill areas of the North-eastern region, and in particular, the intellectual, academic and cultural advancement”.

At present there are fifty-three undergraduate colleges affiliated to the University including eight professional colleges. The University Central Library whose membership includes university and college teachers, postgraduate and undergraduate honours students and members of the non- teaching staff has a collection of close to 2,00,000 books, 38,000 bound periodicals and it subscribes to 316 foreign and 366 Indian current journals.

Our students have done well in life after leaving the University. Many have been taken into the Central Civil Services, Banking Services and into the University System. Several have been awarded scholarships and fellowships by both national and foreign organisations. The percentage of our students clearing the NET, GATE and other national tests is quite high. The number of students turning for their Master’s degrees and research students working for their M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees is close to 1700. The undergraduate colleges affiliated to the University enrol about 18,000 students. Our faculty strength is just over 300.

Biomedical Engineering Department

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) was established in the year 2012, under the School of Technology, NEHU, Shillong funded by MHRD, Government of India, with the specific purpose to promote studies in new emerging areas of medical sciences employing advancements in technology for the benefit of masses. The Department of the University intends to provide education to young minds for the achievement of better health care solutions with emphasis on learning new techniques, develop innovative ideas through learning, skill development, Research and Development (R&D) and Industry-Institution interaction in the field.


Shillong is the capital and hill station of Meghalaya, also known as “The Abode of Clouds”, one of the smallest states in India. It is the headquarters of the East Khasi Hills district and is situated at an average altitude of 4,908 feet (1,496 m) above sea level, with the highest point being Shillong Peak at 6,449 feet (1,966 m). Shillong is the 330th most populous city in India with population of 143,007 according to the 2011 census. It is said that the rolling hills around the town reminded the European settlers of Scotland. Hence, it is also referred as the “Scotland of the East”. Although well connected by road, Shillong has no rail connection and a proper air connection. Umroi Airport located 30 km from the city center but many international flights are connected via Delhi or Kolkata through Guwahati which is 100 km far from Shillong is well connected by roads with all major northeastern states. Taxi services are also available to destination like Guwahati, Agartala, Dimapur and other North Eastern towns and cities.