Affiliated with

ISCB
International Society for Computational Biology

Supported by

National Center for Biological Sciences
National Center for Biological Sciences, Bangalore

IBM Research
IBM Research

Indian Institute of Science
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore


BioMed Central
BioMed Central


Travel Award by

TWAS
TWAS

Sponsors

Department of Biotechnology
Department of Biotechnology

Reverse Informatics
Parthys Reverse Informatics

Department of Science & Technology
Department of Science & Technology

Strand Life Sciences
Strand Life Sciences

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

Department of Information Technology
Department of Information Technology

VLife
VLife

Wellcome Trust
Wellcome Trust


Passport and VISA requirements

All foreign visitors to India are required to have a valid passport and obtain a VISA from the Indian High Commission or Indian Consulate in their respective country. Entry into India will be denied with out a valid entry permit (VISA). Participants requiring visas should apply well in advance prior to making final travel arrangements with a travel agent. It is suggested that you try to procure a tourist visa, in general.

You will need an official invitation letter and a visa request letter from the organizers which you will submit at the time of application of visa. Please contact Nidhi Srivatsava for the letters.

International Travel

One can fly into Bangalore at the International Airport in Devanahalli. International airlines that fly in directly to Bangalore include Air India, Indian Airlines, Lufthansa, Air France, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Sri Lankan Airlines, Air Malaysia, Thai Airways and Jet Star Asia. Note that the Lufthansa flight is code-shared with United.

Prepaid taxi services are available at the airport. A 24-hr pre-paid ticket counter is located in the Terminal II Arrivals Hall. Auto rickshaws are also available outside the terminal.

Domestic (National) Travel

Speakers and participants are requested to make their own onward and return reservations.

Local Transport