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

XV Discussions in Structural Molecular Biology

and the 2nd User Meeting of the Czech Infrastructure for Integrative Structural Biology

The next annual meeting of the Society will be held in Nové Hrady March 22 - 24, 2018.

Registration to XV Discussions has been closed. Please, fill up the abstract registration form to submit an abstract of your contribution.

Program of the XV Discussions

Registered Participants of the XV Discussions


The number of participants is limited to 125
Deadline for submission of abstracts is Monday February 19, 2018
Deadline for payment: Tuesday March 13, 2018


All participants
Please, register at the web and pay the invoice you receive attached to the email confirming your registration.
After you register, you can open a new form where you submit title and abstract of your contribution.
  • The regular fee totals CZK 3,500 and the student fee CZK 2,300
  • The regular fee without accommodation is CZK 2,700, CZK 1,500 for students
  • The fee includes registration, abstract book, and food from Thursday dinner till Saturday lunch.
  • We apologize but only a very small number of single rooms is available at "Zamek". Single rooms will be offered without an extra fee in the Bed&Breakfast Maj.
  • The payment can be canceled before March 6 for CZK 500.
  • Participants from the Czech Republic can pay in cash at the registration booth for extra fee of CZK 800.-.
  • Members of CSSB: Your membership fee is included in the registration fee of the conference.

Participants from Slovakia
Please, pay in cash at the registration booth or use the Slovak bank account 2300076583/2010

Payments not from the Czech or Slovak Republics
Cash payment at the registration booth is acceptable or use bank transfer:
IBAN: CZ2820100000002300076583
bank name: Fio Bank, V Celnici 10, CZ-117 21 Czech Republic.


All contributions must be accompanied by an abstract in English. It can be submitted in docx or open odt format. An abstract should have:



Affiliations of all authors

Body of the text of about 2000 characters or more.

It may contain picture(s), table(s), references, and acknowledgements.

Poster dimensions

Posters should be printed on the A0 format, physical dimensions of the poster board is118x92 cm.

Objectives of the "Discussions"

"Discussions" welcome contributions from all aspects of structural molecular biology including crystallography, NMR, electron microscopy, mass spectrometry, other advanced spectral techniques, bioinformatics, thermodynamics, and computer simulations.

"Discussions" offer:

  • Intensive program from Thursday afternoon to Saturday lunch
  • Short talks so that everyone interested gets an opportunity to present
  • Professional yet cozy environment
  • Plenty of time for informal discussions
  • Low registration fee for students

Submission of abstracts

  • Please, note that abstract submission is mandatory for all presenting authors of the "Discussions". Abstracts should be uploaded to the registration form.
  • Abstracts will be published in English in the journal of the Czech & Slovak Crystallographic Association Materials Structure and will be available during the registration.
  • Please, read the general instructions for abstracts in Materials Structure and also technical instructions!!!
  • Lectures will be given in English.
  • Poster dimensions are 90x120 cm.

Extended contributions
There is a possibility to submit extended contributions structured as a regular research paper published in Materials Structure.
Why to send an extended contribution? While abstract cannot be referenced in the database of scientific literature RIV the extended contributions containing original results undergo short peer-review process and can be given to the RIV database.

Accommodation & Boarding

Accommodation is offered in single and double bed rooms at the Academic conference center "Nový zámek", and in local bed&breakfasts.
In case you have any special needs for food or accommodation, please specify so at the time of registration.


Buses go to Nové Hrady from České Budějovice approximately every 2 hours. Please get off the bus at the station "Autobusové nádraží", not at the station "V údolí".

Train connection is possible, but the distance from the railway station to Nové Hrady is approximately 5 kilometers.

Organizers of the meeting Bohdan Schneider, Radek Kužel, Vojtěch SpiwokIvana Kutá-Smatanová, Rudiger Ettrich, Jindřich Hašek, Jan Dohnálek are looking forward to meeting you in Nove Hrady.

 (c) Bohdan Schneider 2011-2018