5th Visegrad Symposium on Structural Systems Biology


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Invitation   top

Dear colleagues,

We cordially invite you for the 5th Visegrad Symposium on Structural Systems Biology, that will be held in Szeged, Hungary on June 17–20 2015. This year conference will be organized by the University of Szeged.
The Visegrad Symposium on Structural Systems Biology (VSSSB) now became well established traditional meeting. The tradition of the meetings started in 2009, when the research teams from Nove Hrady and Szeged organized „Mini-symposia on computation of interactions in biological systems“. The first meeting was held in Nové Hrady followed by the 2010 one in Szeged. In 2011 we have joined with partners from Bratislava and Krakow and with the help of Visegrad International Fund the 1st VSSSB was organized in Nové Hrady. The conference was huge success and it was followed by 2nd VSSSB at 2012 in Gyöngyöstarján, Hungary, 3rd VSSSB at 2013 in Smolenice, Slovakia and 4th VSSSB at 2014 in Nové Hrady, Czech Republic. The conferences were very succesfull. Apart of the scientists from the partner institutions and their colleagues in Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, the conference attracted many scientist from the other countries like Austria, Germany, France, Great Britain, Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark and Switzerland. The conferences were also attended by many students including the participants of the summer schools organized in Szeged and Nové Hrady, that are mainly the undergraduate students from USA, Canada and UK.
As in the previous years, this year conference will mainly focus on various computational methods used in the study of biologicaly relevant macromolecules ranging from quantum calculations via atomistic models to coarse-grained molecular dynamics of biological systems. The other main topic will focus on experimental techniques, mainly spectroscopic methods, that complement the simulations or can be used for verification.
We hope that this year conference will be as successful as the previous ones.


* Computational simulations and spectroscopy of biologically relevant systems.
* Applications of various computational methods (bioinformatics, MD simulations, QM calulations) or spectroscopical/microscopical techniques in studies of complex biological systems
* Development of new computational approaches or new spectroscopical/microscopical techniques in biochemistry and biophysics

The organizing team

Venue   top

The symposium will be held in the Art Hotel**** in Szeged, a city located in the south-eastern part of Hungary. All sites related to the symposium are located in the center of the city.

Authors: Guba Gergő, Zsengellér Márton, Kothencz Attila, Molnár Bence, Lénárt Gábor. Webpage: http://szegedtimelapse.hu


Travel information   top

By air
The nearest international airport to Szeged is in Budapest Budapest Ferenc Liszt Airport. From the terminal a short bus trip takes you to the Airport train station. The train trip to Szeged takes about 2 hours. For schedules, see http://elvira.mavinformatika.hu (available in Hungarian, English and German). We also offer direct transfer from the Terminal to your Hotel in Szeged, costing EUR 25 each way. You can reserve a ride on the registration form.
By train
International train services are available to Budapest from where you can take a direct train to Szeged. Schedules: http://elvira.mavinformatika.hu (available in Hungarian, English and German).
By car
Szeged is served by the E75/M5 motorway from the North and South (a 172 km/106 mile ride from the center of Budapest).

Organization   top

Scientific Organizing Committee

Babak Minofar, Academy of Sciences, Nove Hrady, Czech Republic
Rudiger Ettrich, Academy of Sciences, Nove Hrady, Czech Republic
David Řeha, Academy of Sciences, Nove Hrady, Czech Republic
Jan Urban,Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia
Béla Viskolcz, University of Szeged, Hungary
Imre G. Csizmadia, University of Szeged, Hungary
Thomas Stockner, Vienna Medical University, Austria
Marta Pasenkiewicz-Gierula, Jagellonian University, Krakow, Poland
Joanna Sulkowska, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Local Organizing Team

Béla Viskolcz

Imre G. Csizmadia

Csaba Hatvani

Anita Rágyanszki

János J. Szórád

Balázs Jójárt

Milán Szőri