It is a pleasure to invite you to participate in the 6th edition of the interdisciplinary conference ‘Biomolecules and Nanostructures’ to be held in Podlesice, Polish Jura, starting on May 10th 2017 in the evening and ending on May 14th in the morning (Wednesday to Sunday).
The key topics of the conference cover current subjects on the crossroads of molecular biology, physics and chemistry, including biomolecules, nanostructures, nanomachines, and biosensors. The specific topics of "Biomolecules and Nanostructures 6" in 2017 will include:
- protein folding, aggregation and disorder,
- single-molecule manipulation,
- biomolecular complexes,
- nucleic acids,
- phenomena at bio-nano interfaces
and other issues related to molecular biophysics and biochemistry, both experimental and theoretical.
Many well-known scientists have agreed to give invited talks, as listed at:
http://www.nanofun.edu.pl/bionano6/invited-speakers.html. The list of the talks is not yet final. In particular, a few short talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts. The book of abstracts will be issued within the Europhysics Conference Abstracts series, published by the European Physical Society. Two best-presentation awards of 350 euro each will be funded to young participants by Europhysics Letters.
The deadline for registration, abstract submission, and making payment for lodging and the conference fee is March 1, 2017.
The conference is organized by the Institute of Physics of Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, the Committee of Physics of Polish Academy of Sciences and the Pro Physica Foundation, under the auspices of the Division of Physics in Life Science of the European Physical Society.
The oncoming event ‘Biomolecules and Nanostructures 6’ in Podlesice is the sixth conference in a series. The previous editions of the conference took place in: Bedlewo near Poznan in Greater Poland, Pultusk near Warsaw in Mazovia, and Jaroszowice near Krakow in Lesser Poland. One may gain insight into the scope of the previous conferences (2004, 2006, 2011, 2013, and 2015) by going to the website: www.nanofun.edu.pl/bionano5. This website provides the list of the international speakers in 2015 and earlier, under the "Previous BioNano Editions" tab. So far, we were frequently getting enthusiastic feedbacks from the participants.
The conference will take place in a small village of Podlesice (pronounced
Podleshytse) near Kroczyce (pronounced Crohchitse) in the very picturesque Krakow-Czestochowa Upland with hills reaching 400-500 m above sea level.
The region is a part of the Jurassic System of south-central Poland and is very popular with rock climbers and speleologists. In fact, Podlesice is a hub for such activities. You may consider the conference venue, i.e. the Hotel “Ostaniec”, a bit spartan, but the vistas and the chain of majestic medieval castles around should make up for the lack of luxury. The driving distance from the airport in Katowice-Pyrzowice is 45 km, and from the airport in Krakow-Balice - 80 km. One can take a train from Warsaw to Zawiercie, the nearest train station to Podlesice. We shall provide the transportation to Podlesice from Krakow Airport, Katowice Airport, and from Zawiercie railway station.
The conference fee includes all local expenses: admission to the conference, conference materials, coffee breaks, meals, accommodation, group transportation from Zawiercie railway station to the venue on May 10th 2017 and back on May 14th 2017. Registration will be on the first-come first-served basis. Our goal is to provide an informal, creative atmosphere and highly interactive nature of this meeting, thus the number of participants is limited to ca. 110 persons.
The International Advisory Board consists of:
Jayanth Banavar, University of Maryland, Physics Department, College Park, USA Bertrand Garcia-Moreno, Johns Hopkins University, USA Mariusz Jaskolski, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, POLAND Chris Johnson, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM Andrzej Kloczkowski, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, USA Wladek Minor, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA Andrzej Sienkiewicz, EPFL & ADSresonances Sàrl, Switzerland
You are welcome to circulate this announcement to your coworkers and anybody who may be interested. The conference poster is available at:
We apologise for any multiple postings.
Marek Cieplak and Anna Niedzwiecka
The organizers of the conference
Laboratory of Biological Physics
Institute of Physics Polish Academy of Sciences Warsaw, Poland