International Conference on Reproduction, Endocrinology and Development (ICRED)

37th Meeting of Society of Reproductive Biology and Comparative Endocrinology (SRBCE)

January 19th to 21st, 2019
Vadodara, Gujarat, India


We are pleased to announce that Navrachana University, Vadodara will be organizing the International Conference on Reproduction, Endocrinology and Development (ICRED) as part of the 37th Annual Meeting of The Society for Reproductive Biology and comparative Endocrinology from 19 – 21 January 2019.

The conference intends to cover major themes like Animal Productivity, Clinical Reproductive and Metabolic Endocrinology and Aspects of Human and Animal Health and Disorder.Topics of discussion would include in vitro fertilization, fertility and infertility, reproductive disorders like endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy, polycystic ovarian syndrome etc. besides general aspects of male and female reproduction in humans and animals. Coverage is also envisaged on aspects like metabolic/endocrine and lifestyle disorders like obesity, diabetes, stress, cancer etc. and reproductive toxicology, endocrine disruptors and reproductive and regenerative biomedicine and last but not the least stem cell biology.

The meeting will have plenary lectures and invited talks from scientists/experts/clinicians from the above fields from India and abroad. Participation of Bhatnagar Awardees is also envisaged. Young researchers and budding young scientists/research scholars from various universities and institutes are encouraged to participate for competitive and non-competitive oral/poster presentations. There would be separate prizes for both competitive and non-competitive sections.

This is an early bird announcement for all to plan in advance for participation and prepare adequately for meaningful and scientifically meritorious presentation. 2019 is going to be 'the international year of periodic table'. So, get set and be ready.

Conference Officiating Committee

National Advisory Committee

Prof. P. Govindarajulu

(Founder and Patron, SRBCE)

Dr. T. Shivanandappa

(President, SRBCE)

Prof. B. B. Kaliwal

(Vice-President, SRBCE)

Prof. T. G. Srivastav

(Secretary, SRBCE)

Prof. A. V. Ramachandran

(Past President, SRBCE)

Prof. Oommen V. Oommen

(Past President, SRBCE)

Michael Aruldhas, M. Dr

(Past Secretory, SRBCE)

Prof. M. A. Akbarsha

(Past President, SRBCE)

Balasubramanian, K. Dr

(Past Secretory, SRBCE)

Prof. Chandana Haldar

(Past President, SRBCE)

Dr. Sushma Baxi

(Senior Practicing Gynecologist, Vadodara)

Dr. Mona Shah

(Senior Practicing Endocrinologist, Vadodara)

Prof Vinod Kumar

(Delhi University)

Prof Rakesh Tyagi

(JNU, Delhi)

Local Organizing Committee

Dr. Mandira Sikdar

Dr.Minaxi Patel

Dr. Elizabeth Robin

Dr. Darshee Baxi

Dr.Vihas Vasu

Dr. R.V. Devkar

Dr.Parth Pandya

Local Advisory Committee

Prof. Manaswini Acharya

Mr. Viral Vaishnav

Dr.Sandip Patil

Dr.Pallavi G

Dr.Sumit Bhawal

Dr.Sushma Baxi

Dr. Mona Shah

Dr. Anand Vaishnav

About Navrachana

There are five important aspects that direct the new educational paradigm at Navrachana University: First, professional education must prepare students with strong disciplinary insights needed to address the challenges confronting the professional community and inculcate a sense of lifelong learning to be successful and excel overtime. Second, offer interdisciplinary education that cross-fertilize learning with new ideas from disparate disciplines; so collision at the fringes raise appropriate questions and create innovation. Third, general education must inform students about the issues that arise in their lives, personally, professionally, and socially and help them to be reflective about their beliefs and choices, and their presuppositions and motivations. Fourth, make the process of learning more effective through exposure into real working conditions by practically applying knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. Fifth, invite students to work on "messy", seemingly intractable problems through a focus on social entrepreneurship and address pressing problems in our immediate community. Disciplinary-specific entrepreneurship is being developed to create job creators who will create opportunities for themselves and for others.

Four schools make up the Navrachana University - School of Liberal Studies and Education with BSc., BA(Journalism & Mass Communication), BEd., MEd., ECCE, MSW, MSc(Chemistry) and PhD, School of Environmental Design and Architecture provides Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Design (Interior); School of Engineering and Technology offers Bachelor of Mechanical, Electrical, Civil and Computer Science and Engineering, and School of Business and Law offers BBA, BBA-Law, MBA, BCA, and MSc(IT). All Educational Programs follow modular, semester-wise curricula and allow taking courses that cut across program boundaries. The unitary character allows the University to innovate new educational and pedagogic models grounded in interdisciplinary thinking and capitalize on the shared infrastructural and educational resources to achieve a rich academic and life experience.

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Division of Life Sciences

Life Science: The Masters Course lays emphasis on the overall development of laboratory skills of a research student coupled with an expansion of his/her knowledge base through specialized inputs for the course. The course work comprises of lectures and practicals along with skill building through technical and research oriented programs. The course is reviewed regularly in consultation with our Academic Advisory Board, which comprises of experts from academia, research institutions and industry from all over India. Thus, the course is tailor made to fulfill the requirements needed to compete with the current developments in scientific research. Along with the permanent faculties, regular lectures are also conducted by visiting faculties who are experts in their respective fields. Apart from the course work, the Faculty also conducts Guest lectures by eminent academicians and scientists and paper presentations (Journal Club) to ensure learner centric environment. In addition, methods like quiz, discussions, tutorials, Industry visits etc. are also envisaged by the faculty to benefit the students. There is state-of- art infrastructure and advanced laboratories with modern instrumentation needed for pursuing quality research and training.

5-Year Integrated Biomedical Science: 21st century belongs to the Science of life. One shall witness tremendous growth in sectors like Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Clinical Data Management, Molecular Diagnostics, and Biomedical Industries. Master`s in Biomedical Science shall focus on cellular and molecular approaches by providing an understanding of basic concepts with holistic view to provide a broad thorough and intellectually challenging approach in the areas of Biological Science. The focus will be on training the students in both theory and applications of specialized areas. This course is specially designed for students interested in medical and clinical aspects of Biology. As on other areas of Biology, the cutting edge of research in medicine is primarily focused at molecular level. Looking into the trends in current applications for such programs in research and industry, specializations are offered in Molecular medicine, Drug discovery and design, Reproductive Biomedicine and Human Genetics. This course is thereby tailor made to suite the demands of the ever expanding science of molecular biology and is one of its kinds to be offered in Gujarat.

The B.Sc M.Sc integrated program places special emphasis on development of analytical skills, communication skills, and entrepreneurship. The use of ICT tools is unique to the program. Choice-based electives from different Programs of the University offer opportunity to explore diverse interests in an interdisciplinary manner and enlarge the educational space. Social connect and know-your- community is achieved through a hands-on project KHOJ, wherein students from many majors across the university work collaboratively and apply disciplinary education in an inter-disciplinary manner to solve complex social problems and bring about social innovation. A capstone project grounded in science and its application offers opportunity to demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in the sciences.


The SRBCE, a registered scientific society in India, had its genesis at the Department of Endocrinology, Dr. ALM Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Taramani Campus, Chennai- 600 113 in April 1980 under the inspiration and leadership of Prof. P. Govindarajulu. The SRBCE is one of the most regular, vibrant scientific societies in India with a regular annual meet in different parts of the country. 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. Comparative endocrine studies have greatly expanded our knowledge base of non-domestic films and in the field of regulatory biology in which one compares the structure, groups of vertebrates and invertebrates animals or as elements in adaptive mechanisms. The Society has 275 life members and 160 annual members on its role.

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About BOGS

Baroda Obstetrics and Gynecology Society is a member of FOGSI. The Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) is the professional organization representing practitioners of obstetrics and gynecology in India. With 241 member societies and over 33,000 individual members spread over the length and breadth of the country, Baroda obst and gynec society being one of them.

FOGSI came into formal existence in Madras on January 6, 1950. FOGSI is probably one of the largest membership based organizations of specialized professionals.

BOGS exists to encourage and disseminate knowledge, education and research in the field of obstetrics and gynecology, to pilot and promote preventive and therapeutic services related to the practice of obstetrics and gynecology for betterment of the health of women and children in particular and the wellbeing of the community in general, to advocate the cause of reproductive health and rights and to support in and around baroda. BOGS has strength of 200 + members. Currently drminaxipatel is president of the organisation.



Prof. Paul Verma

South Australian Research And Development Institute (SARDI)


Prof. Hamid R. Habibi

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary


Dr. Olivier Kah

Research Institute for Environmental and Occupational Health, Université de Rennes


Dr.Giulia Guerriero

Department of Biology "Federico II" University of Naples

New Zealand

Dr John Cockrem

School of Veterinary Science, Massey University, Palmerston North


Dr. Adolfo Garcia-Ocana

Professor of Medicine. Diabetes Obesity and Metabolism Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Dr. Vasantha Padmanabhan

Director, Pediatric Endocrine Research, University of Michigan Medical School


Dr. Anilkumar Pillai

Psychiatry and Health Behavior, Graduate Studies, Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine, Augusta University


Dr. Niraj R. Joshi

Department of OB/ GYN and Reprod. Bio.College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University


Dr. Ramakrishna Kommagani

Department of Obstetrics And Gynecology, Center for Reproductive Health Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine


Dr. N. K. Subhedar

Visiting Faculty, Neurobiology, Neuropeptides and Behaviour, IISER, Pune


Dr.Malini Laloriya

Scientist F,Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Trivandrum


Prof.Vinod Kumar

Dept. of Zoology, Delhi University


Prof.Rakesh Tyagi

Special centre for Molecular Medicine, J N U


Prof. Shail Kumar Chaube

Dept. of Zoology, BHU


Krushnamegh Kunte

National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)

Other Probable Speakers

Dr. AzimSurani, UK
Pukazhenthi Budhan, Smithsonian Institute, USA
Lorenzo Alibardi, Italy
Dr. Rupangi Vasavada, USA