Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Institute of Physical Biology, University of Southern Bohemia, České Budějovice and
Crystallographic Association

cordially invite you to

5th Discussions in Structural Molecular Biology

Information for Participants

Meeting location

The meeting is held within the compounds of the castle "Nový zámek" in Nové Hrady.

Deadline for applications and abstracts

Applications and abstracts have to be submitted by January 22th 2006.

Abstracts will be published in English in the journal of the Czech and Slovak Crystallographic Association "Materials Structure" and will be available during the registration.
Submission of an abstract is a condition for both oral and poster presentation at the "Discussions". The abstract should be delivered as a MS Word file, one to two pages of A4/letter format, font Times Roman size 12pt, it may include b&w figures.

Instead of an abstract, you can submit a full paper to the "Materials Structure" journal. Such a contribution has no size limit and will be a subject of the standard peer-review process.

Lectures will be given in English.

Poster dimensions are 90x120 cm.

Detailed guidelines for participants (submission process, file formats, ...) can be found here.


The registration fee (if paid prior to March 13th 2006) totals to CZK 1620.00 for non-student participants and CZK 1020.00 for students.

This fee covers registration, one issue of the "Materials Structure" journal with abstracts, food (banquet on Thursday, full pension on Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday), and accommodation.

For purposes of bookkeeping, the fee can be divided as follows:
Non-students: registration CZK 500.00, accomodation CZK 700.00, food CZK 420.00
Students: registration CZK 0.00, accomodation CZK 600.00, food CZK 420.00

Payment can be cancelled until March 13th 2006 with cancellation fee of CZK 300. After this date the fee refund is not possible.

Please pay using the bank account transfer to
bank account number: 202951488/0300
bank account name: Castech - nov. sdr. pro povznes. věd
variable symbol: use your 4-digit ID number that is given on the registered participants page.

ICO: 27005925
DIC: CZ27005925 (VAT number)
Location: Zamek 136, 373 33 Nove Hrady

Cash payment at the registration booth is possible with an extra fee of CZK 300.


The accommodation facilities underwent major reconstruction and we believe that the quality of housing has increased. Single and double bed rooms are currently available. The "traditional" accommodation in the monastery will be preferentially offered to student participants.
In case of insufficient capacity, accommodation in local hotels and bed&breakfests will be offered.


Breakfasts, lunches and dinners are served in the monastery, approximately 200 m from the Castle main building.

Transportation information

By car, bus or train to České Budějovice. Then it is possible to continue with car, bus or shuttle (please, ask Iva Kuta-Smatanova). The e-mail address was scrambled to prevent spam, so please correct the address line of your mail client. Just replace the -#NOSPAM#- string with the "at" sign.

Buses go to Nové Hrady approximately every 2 hours. Please get off the bus at the station "Autobusové nádraží" Nové Hrady. The distance from the castle is about 150 m. Please do not get off at the station "V údolí".

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

Contact address

Please send all your questions and queries to Bohdan Schneider. The e-mail address was scrambled to prevent spam, so please the address line of your mail client. Just replace the -#NOSPAM#- string with the "at" sign.

Organizers of this meeting - Bohdan Schneider, Radek Kužel, Ivana Kutá Smatanová, Dalibor Štys and Jindřich Hašek - are looking forward to meeting you in Nové Hrady. The e-mail addresses were scrambled to prevent spam, so please correct the address line of your mail client. Just replace the -#NOSPAM#- string with the "at" sign.

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