NEW (28/8/2016)!!!

Program_13th International School of Biophysics

Poster panels: 120x90cm, portrait

Short-talks (8+2 minutes) by students:

1.9.2016  Protein machines
Shiran Barber Zucker Hypermanganesemia as a Result of a Cation Diffusion Facilitator Cytoplasmic Domain Loss of Structure
Jelena Dragojević Functional characterization of organic anion transporters in zebrafish (Danio rerio): Oat2a-d
Franziska Heydenreich A GPCR as a Michalis-Menten enzyme: Understanding biased signalling of vasopressin V2 receptor
Faezeh Mofidi Najjar Mechanistic study on catalase activation by curcumin
Stephan Rempel The new vitamin B12 degradation product transporter BtuM
Tomas Šneideris Looking for a generic inhibitor of amyloid-like fibril formation among flavone derivatives
Olga Tkachenko Chaperone Mechanism of αB-Crysrallin
Oleksii Zdorevskyi Understanding the mechanism of DNA deactivation in ion therapy of cancer cells: hydrogen peroxide action

2.9.2016  MS, EPR, X-ray, NMR
Miranda Collier Dynamic small heat-shock protein interactions with non-aggregating clients
Christoph Gmeiner Pulse EPR with Gd(III)-spin labels to determine distance distributions in a large protein/RNA complex
Daniel Mayer The structural basis for recognition of the „Phosphorylation Barcode“ of G protein-coupled receptors by arrestin
Anna Mullen Understanding structures & functional dynamics of membrane proteins using EPR spectroscopy
Marija Nišavić Positive/negative ion mode nano-electrospray ionization mass spectrometry of metallated peptides
Agnieszka Sztyler Analysis of intrinsically disordered region of human topoisomerase I using hydrogen/deuterium exchange mass spectrometry
Lara Štajner Investigation of selected amino acids influence on calcium carbonate precipitation as simple models of organic matrix

4.9.2016 MD/simulations/models
Andrea Cesari Using the maximum entropy principle to enforce NMR data on RNA simulations
Yossa Dwi Hartono Investigation of tautomerisation and protonation equilibria of nucleic acid with lambda dynamics
Willem Jespers Binding mode prediction using free energy perturbations
Jakub Kollár Computational design of selective histone deacetylase inhibitors as epigenetic agents targeting cancer
Negar Nahali Density effects in entangled solutions of ring polymers

5.9.2016 Lipid Membrane/ Membrane proteins
Barbara Eicher Joint analysis of SAXS and SANS data of asymmetric lipid vesicles
Dietmar Hammerschmid Characterization of the globin coupled sensor from Geobacter sulfurreducens using native mass spectrometry
Steven Lavington Exploring NTS1 helix 8 conformation and dynamics in lipid environments
Aliaksandra Skarabahatava In vitro and in vivo changes in lipids erythrocyte membrane affected aluminum ions
Lilit Tonoyan The Influence of Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate on Stability of Bilayer Lipid Membranes
Maria Tsemperoulli Optical and Electrical Characterization of Voltage Sensitive Dyes in Lipid Bilayers

6.9.2016 Optics & imaging based approaches
Alexandra Falamas Raman microspectroscopy of stem cells: approach to monitor the CBCT radiation effect
Barbora Kalouskova Preparation and Structural Characterization of Human NK Cell Activating Immunocomplex NKp80:ACIL
Ana Milas Sliding of microtubules in the bridging fiber segregates chromosomes by creating poleward flux of the attached k-fibers
Rita Nagypál Fluorescence kinetics of flavin adenine dinucleotide in different microenvironments
Aiswaria Prakash Position dependent fluorescent properties of coupled fluorescent dyes in RNAs and proteins
Ioana Maria Simon Study of the biological effects of oral diagnostic irradiation with Raman spectroscopy
Dora Sviben Stability of proteins and viruses determined by differential scanning fluorimetry

8.9.2016 Nanobio/soft matter physics
Jiandong Feng Coulomb blockade in ion transport
Sanjin Marion Nucleic acids and condensing proteins in viral confinement
Martina Požar The microscopic structure of hot and cold  alcohol mixtures
Biljana Stojković Micro and macro-rheology study of DNA-levan mixtures
Pradeep Waduge Angstrom-Sensitivity Protein Sizing and Conformation Detection using Solid-State Nanopores


  • Nenad Ban, ETH, Zürich, Switzerland: Protein structure& function; X-ray diffraction
    • Ribosomes and their functional complexes
    • Beyond the prokaryotic ribosome
  • Eurico Cabrita, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
    • Molecular Recognition,  Intermolecular and  Protein ligand interactions, NMR
  • Mario Cindrić, Ruđer Bošković Institute
    • Mass Spectrometry for protein sequencing
  • Edwin De Pauw, Uni Liége, Belgium
    • Mass spectrometry of nucleic acids structures and complexes
  • Helena Danielson, Beactica AB, Uppsala, Sweden
    • QCMD/SPR
  • Zvonimir Dogić, Brandeis, USA
    • Complex fluids, self-assembly
  • Marija Drndić, University of Pennsylvania, USA: Experimental nano/biophysics
    • biomolecular analysis with nanopores
  • Peter Kolb, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
    • Chemoinformatics, docking to GPCRs
  • Sabrina Leslie, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    • nanoconfinement of DNA
  • Fraser MacMillan, University of East Anglia, UK
    • EPR spectroscopy
  • Chris Oostenbrink, UNRLF, Vienna, Austria: Structure and dynamics of biomolecules; modeling
    • Ensembles and sampling, leading to molecular dynamics simulations
    • Structure refinement using molecular dynamics simulations (NMR observables)
    • Calculation of free energies from molecular simulation
  • Arwen Pearson, Uni Hamburg, Germany: time-resolved X-ray and SAXS
    • data collection methodologies, library of photocaging chemistries
    • complementary solution phase experiments, THz time-domain spectroscopy
  • Ana-Sunčana Smith, Ruđer Bošković Institute & Uni Erlangen-Nürnberg Germany: Membranes and vesicles, cell adhesion
    • Membranes, from self assembly to rafts 1,2,3
  • Frank Sobott, Uni Antwerpen, Belgium
    • “native” mass spectrometry, ion mobility: structural proteomics techniques
  • Holger Stark, MPI-BPC, Göttingen, Germany: Protein structure& function; cryoEM
    • Introduction into single particle cryo-EM
    • High-resolution structure determination of macromolecular complexes by cryo-EM
  • Antonio Šiber, Institute of physics, Zagreb, Croatia: Physics of viruses
    • Physics of viruses: electrostatics, elasticity and DNA condensation in viruses 1,2,3
  • Iva Tolić, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb: Physics of cells
    • Forces in the mitotic spindle
    • Live-cell fluorescence microscopy and laser-cutting inside the cell
  • Nuška Tschammer, Nanotemper, Germany
    • GPCR protein-ligand recognition
  • Dmitry Veprintsev, PSI, Villigen, Switzerland: Protein structure&function; X-rays & NMR

    • Conformational states and ligand-induced changes in GPCRs
  • Meni Wanunu, Northeastern Uni, USA
    • Nanoscale biophysics, nanopores
  • Anthony Watts, Department of Biochemistry, Oxford, UK: Protein structure& function; solid state NMR
    • Principles of solid state NMR for the study of biomolecules
    • Solid state NMR for structural studies of large integral membrane proteins
    • Receptor dynamics and structure in membranes resolved using solid state NMR
  • Bojan Žagrović, MFPL, Vienna, Austria: Computational Biophysics of Macromolecules
    • More dynamic than we think?  On conformational averaging in structural biology 1, 2
    • Protein-RNA interactions and the origin of the genetic code

Programme & organization Committee

  • Tomislav Vuletić, Institute of physics, Zagreb, Croatia (chair)
  • Fraser MacMillan, CM1306 COST Action Coordinator, University of East Anglia, UK
  • Peter Kolb, CM1207 COST Action Coordinator, Uni Marburg, Germany
  • Frank Sobott, BM1403 COST Action Coordinator, Uni Antwerpen, Belgium
  • Sanja Josef Golubić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Nadica Maltar-Strmečki, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Ida Delač Marion, Institute of Physics, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Sanjin Marion, Institute of Physics, Zagreb, Croatia