24th Heart of Europe Bio-Crystallography Meeting







The Heart of Europe Bio-Crystallography Meeting (short HEC-Meeting) is an annual academic conference on structural biology, in particular protein crystallography. Researchers from universities, other research institutions and industry from Austria, Czech Republic, Germany and Poland meet to present and discuss current topics of their research. The talks are predominantly given by PhD students (doctoral students). An exception is the invited HEC lecture, which is held by a renowned scientist of the research field. The format of the HEC meeting has been adopted from the eleven years older Rhine-Knee Regional Meeting on Structural Biology - Wiki (with history)

The 24th Heart of Europe Bio-Crystallography meeting (HEC24) will take place on the South of Bohemia on the bank of Lipno Lake and near to Sumava mountains in the Hotel Resort Relax at Dolni Vltavice (http://www.hotelresortrelax.cz). The HEC24 will be organized by the group of Ivana Kuta Smatanova from the Faculty of Sciences University of South Bohemia Ceske Budejovice.

It is a great honour to welcome Kay Diederichs, the professor of Molecular Bioinformatics at the Department of Biology, University of Konstanz. His main work is focused on structural biology and bioinformatics. He is a co-author of the XDS program package.