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


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.

Talk of Gerard Klewegt

Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague presents
Gerard Klewegt (PDBe)
title to be announced
12 May 2015, 3 PM, Viničná 7, Photochemistry lecture hall

Struktura 2015

Czech and Slovak Crystallographic Association and Regional Committee of the IUCr organize colloquium Struktura 2015 with the 11th student symposium. The colloquium will take place in Hotel Adamantino in Pozlovice (near Luhačovice) in 22-25 June  2015. More details at