Czech Society for Structural Biology
Česká společnost pro strukturní biologii

The Czech Society
for Structural Biology
(Česká společnost
pro strukturní biologii

Videnska 1083
CZ-142 20 Prague
Czech Republic
VAT number: 0022869433
account num.: 2300076583/2010
IBAN: CZ2820100000002300076583

Discussions in Structural Molecular Biology and Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Meeting 2017


This year the annual conference Discussions in Structural Molecular Biology in Nove Hrady is canceled because of the ongoing reconstruction of the Castle theater. The CIISB users meeting this Autumn (October most likely) will be connected with a Structural biology conference of this type. We hope that the Castle theater in Nove Hrady will be available for the 2018 conference. For the future we want to stick to the CIISB Users meeting being connected to the Discussions conference. The General assembly of the CSSB society must meet once a year. This year we want to do this at the Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Meeting 2017. This conference has a promise of a very interesting program (held in Brno). The General assembly of CSSB is planned at this conference (May 25 2017, 17:30 - 18:00). We would like to ask all members of our society to register to this conference and participate in the Assembly.

Frontiers in targeted modulation of protein function


Workshop organized jointly by the Weizmann Institute of Science and the Institute of Biotechnology CAS
Please, see a flyer with more information.

BIOCEV, Vestec, Czech Republic
November 28 2016, 9:30

You are cordially invited to talks by three prominent scientists from the Weizmann Institute of Science held at the BIOCEV, Prumyslova 595, Vestec on November 28 from 9:30 o'clock.

  • Tamar Unger: The pipeline of protein production towards ‘well-behaved’ purified protein
  • Rina Rosenzweig: The many things we can learn about chaperone-substrate interactions through NMR
  • Ron Diskin: Structural Studies of Viral Glycoproteins

BIOCEV can be reached easily by car or by public transport, BUS 326 from Opatov, METRO C.

Flyer in A3 format


Third Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Meeting

The third Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Meeting will take place in Brno, Czech Republic the 25-26th of May 2017. Brno is the city of Johann Gregor Mendel, a founder of modern genetics and one of the first scientists who applied multidisciplinary approach to explain his observations. Social programme of the meeting will include visit of the Mendel’s Museum and dinner at the Augustinian Abbey, where Johann Gregor Mendel worked and lived.

FEBS Advanced Course: Ligand-binding Theory and Practice

FEBS Advanced Course: Ligand-binding Theory and Practice will take place in Nové Hrady on July 3 – July 10, 2016 (application deadline: April 1, 2016). This course provides training in the theoretical and practical principles of ligand binding. It offers participants the possibility to analyse their own macromolecular interaction systems using contemporary advanced methods including surface plasmon resonance, isothermal titration calorimetry, UV-vis and fluorescence spectroscopies, and microscale thermophoresis. The design, execution, and interpretation of these experiments will be guided by expert tutors. Additional lecturers will discuss other contemporary methods used in experimental studies of ligand binding, and current views on the phenomenon of allostery.

Advanced Methods in Macromolecular Crystallization VII

Advanced Methods in Macromolecular Crystallization VII
the 2nd FEBS practical crystallization course in middle EU co-sponsored by INSTRUCT
The course is intended for undergraduate (5th year) and postgraduate students and postdocs with an interest in macromolecular crystallization. Number of participant is limited to 35.
The crystallization of biological macromolecules is still poorly understood and, as a consequence, success of the common trial-and-error experiments is not predictable. On the other hand, more rational approaches have been developed in the past few years and prospects for the science of crystallogenesis are in fact good. Many of the new approaches are based on an improved theoretical insight into the processes of nucleation and crystal growth.

16th International Conference on the Crystallization of Biological Macromolecules

You are welcome to register to ICCBM16 - 16th International Conference on the Crystallization of Biological Macromolecules (next deadlines 15 April), to be held on 2-7 July 2016 in Prague. Keynote speakers include Ada Yonath (Weizmann Institute of Science), Osamu Nureki (University of Tokyo), Naomi E. Chayen (Imperial College, London), Juan Manuel Garcia-Ruiz (CSIC-UGR) and Richard Giegé (University of Strasbourg).

4th Prague Protein Spring

The 4th Prague Protein Spring meeting on the subject "Proteins and their Design" is approaching. This theme has been in the spotlight for a few last decades and range of designed proteins increases every year. We would like to reflect not only theoretical and experimental points of view, but we aim to focus on proteins designed for medical purposes associated with diseases or for their biotechnology utilization. The major goal of PPS 2016 meeting is to propose a discussion on the current progress in protein design field and anticipate the future direction of this fascinating discipline of protein science.

We succeeded to recruit great speakers who made significant contributions to the field of protein science and specifically on the protein design subject as well as talented young scientists at the beginning of their careers. See Scientific Program.

IOCB Structural Biology Facility Inauguration

IOCB is organizing a one day scientific symposium to mark the acquisition of the state-of-the-art instrumentation (in-house X-ray diffractometer and high-field NMR). There will be a number of talks given by invited speakers as well as by speakers from within the Institute. The symposium will be held on September 3, 2015 at the Faculty of Architecture - Gočár lecture theatre (Czech Technical University) - right across the road from the IOCB. There is no attendance fee; only the registration via the form ( is required.