General Information

The Institute of Physics of Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw and the Committee of Physics of Polish Academy of Sciences are organizing the seventh edition of the conference on Biomolecules and Nanostructures.

The conference encompasses a broad range of the topics on the crossroads of molecular biology, physics and chemistry, including

  • intrinsically disordered proteins
  • protein folding
  • assembly of protein complexes
  • aggregation
  • interactions between nucleic acids and proteins
  • dynamics of biomembranes
  • hybrid structures
  • and phenomena at bio-nano interfaces

The 2019 conference on Biomolecules and Nanostructures takes place in the Kashubian village of Pomlewo (Hotel Kozi Gród, 25 km south-west of Gdańsk). The area is generally known as Kashubian Switzerland: it is full of lakes that are located among picturesque hills. The Kashubian language, distinct from Polish, is still spoken just 10 km west of our venue, and many Kashubian family names, like Tusk, are in usage.  

We continue our peripatetic tradition of the six previous meetings under related names, such as “Structure and Function of Biomolecules” or “Biomolecules and Nanostructures”, that were held in the village of Będlewo near Poznań, in 2004, 2006, and 2011, in Pułtusk near Warsaw in 2013, in Jaroszowice near Kraków in 2015, and in Podlesice in Polish Jurassic Upland in 2017. Whatever the choice of a small-village location, the goals of the conference remain similar. The first is to provide an active forum for cross-disciplinary discussions among specialists coming from different fields of biomolecular science and bio-related aspects of nanotechnology. The second is to share the current research findings in these very active and rapidly evolving branches of research. The third is to present both experimental and theoretical approaches used in the bio- and nano- studies. The fourth is to generate an opportunity for developing scientific and personal contacts in a nondistracting, non-urban setting.

The Biomolecules and Nanostructures 7 conference is organized under the auspices of the Division of Physics in Life Science of the European Physical Society. Previous editions of this conference have gained a good feedback from the participants. We hope to provide an informal and creative atmosphere and nature of the meeting, contributing to integration of the scientific community and to the fun of doing science.

The dates are May 15 (Wednesday) - May 19 (Sunday), 2019.

The registration is open. Please register here.

Abstract submission is open untill March 31, 2019.

A few short talks (15 min.) will be selected from the abstracts.

The abstracts book will be issued within the Europhysics Conference Abstracts series published by the European Physical Society.

How to get there

Conference Buses

The organizers will provide local transportation. Buses will pick the group up on May 15th 2019 (Wednesday) from Gdańsk Główny - Main Train Station at a time adjusted to the arrival of trains from Warsaw and other main cities. The group transportation is also possible from the Gdańsk Airport, depending on the number of participants coming here. Please watch information here regarding the pick-up place and the time of the departure.

After the conference, on May 19th 2019 (Sunday), we will arrange for a bus transportation from the hotels to Gdańsk Główny - Main Train Station and to Gdańsk Airport. The journey takes about one hour.

Individual transfers will be arranged for the invited speakers in both directions, if necessary, e.g. directly from/to the Gdańsk Lech Walesa Airport.

Individual assistance with getting to Pomlewo and back to Gdańsk is possible, if required. Please, contact the conference office.

Useful Phone Numbers

Emergency Calls
From mobile phone:        112 for all emergencies
From stationary phone:
Ambulance                     999
Police                                997
Fire department           998

Phone Calls from Poland
From a stationary phone: 00 Your Country Code The Number Abroad
From a mobile phone: + Your Country Code The Number Abroad

Insurance
The organizers do not take responsibility for individual, travel or personal insurance. The participants are advised to have their own insurance policies. Please, let us know about any emergencies.

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