Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Registrations open

The third Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Meeting will take place in Brno, Czech Republic the 25-26th of May 2017 – Registrations OPEN

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.

The inaugural Instruct Structural Biology Meeting at Heidelberg in 2013 successfully showcased integrative structural biology and its impact on biological research and biomedicine. The second Biennial took place in Florence in 2015 continuing the integrative line with an increased focus on innovation. This new edition will include sessions that represent recent structural biology highlights, emerging methods and technologies and results of biomedical importance.

Confirmed speakers includes:

  • Dave Stuart                       Instruct/University of Oxford
  • Albert Heck                       Utrecht University
  • Leemor Joshua-Tor          Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • Helen Saibil                       Birkbeck College London
  • Masahide Kikkawa           University of Tokio
  • Juli Feigon                          UCLA
  • Michael Sattler                 TU Munich
  • Kristina Djinovic-Carugo University of Vienna
  • Babis Kalodimos              University of Minnesota
  • Richard Stefl                     Masaryk University
  • Janusz Brujnicki                International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Andrew Carter                 MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge
  • Thijn Brummelkamp       Netherland Cancer Institute
  • James Naismith               The University St Andrews Raymond Stevens USC Dornsife
  • Petr Leiman                     University of Texas Medical Branch

Student Fellowship applications are invited from graduate students to attend the meeting that will cover economy travel costs plus accommodation for 2 nights.

  •  Applicants should be pre-doctoral scientists (PhD students)
  •  The applicant’s home institution (applicant’s usual workplace) must be within an Instruct Member country .
  •  Recipients must submit a 500 word short report on their conference experience by 31st August 2017.

Applicants should send a copy of the abstract submitted upon registration and a 200 words statement justifying their application and a letter of recommendation from their supervisor to

Deadline for Fellowship applications is 1st March 2017.

Up to 10 fellowships will be awarded.

Upcoming submission opportunities/deadlines include:

  • Abstract submission: March 1
  • Registration closing: April 1
  • Student fellowships: March 1

We look forward to seeing you in Brno

The Instruct Operations Team