Satellite Symposium to ESEAC 2008(held in Prague, June 16-19, 2008)

The symposium is dedicated to the 60th birthday of Prof. Joseph Wang


Institute of Biophysics, v.v.i.
Academy of Sciences
of the Czech Republic



The Brno satellite symposium will extend the scope of the Prague ESEAC meeting within the area of electrochemistry of nucleic acids and proteins, including recent applications in biosensing. The symposium will deal with the following topics:

  • general electrochemistry and electroanalysis of nucleic acids and their components
  • structure and interactions of nucleic acids at electrically charged surface, electron transfer in DNA
  • electrochemical sensing of nucleotide sequences, DNA hybridization, SNP detection
  • recent trends in electrochemical nucleic acids labeling and immobilization
  • electrochemical sensors for DNA damage
  • electrochemistry of non-conjugated proteins
  • catalytic hydrogen evolution by proteins at mercury-based electrodes
  • protein folding/unfolding and aggregation
  • electrochemistry of conjugated proteins, electron transfer in proteins
  • nucleic acids-protein interactions, electrochemical aptasensors
  • electrode materials, sensor constructions and experimental setups

Scientific Committee

Organising Committee

Buess-Herman, Claudine (Belgium)Fojta, Miroslav
Fojta, Miroslav (Czech Republic)- chairmanHasoň, Stanislav
Heyrovský, Michael (Czech Republic)Havran, Luděk
Hianik, Tibor (Slovakia)Horáková, Petra
Janata, Jiří (USA)Jelen, František (chairman)
Labuda, Jan (Slovakia)Kostečka, Pavel
Oliveira-Brett, Ana (Portugal)Mittnerová, Petra
Paleček, Emil (Czech Republic)- co-chairmanOstatná, Veronika
Scheller, Frieder (Germany)Paleček, Emil
Vetterl, Vladimír (Czech Republic)Salajková, Ivana
Wang, Joseph (USA)- honorary chairmanTrnková, Libuše



The symposium will take place in the Orea Santon Hotel congress centre.

Programme (.pdf)

Social events (.pdf)

Travel and General Information (.pdf)


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Speakers (confirmed)

Joseph WangJiří Janata
Claudine Buess-HermanArzum Erdem Gursan
Arben MerkociJan Labuda
Ulku AnikTibor Hianik
Augustín Costa GarciaEmil Paleček
José M. PingarrónMiroslav Fojta
Frieder SchellerMartin Pumera
Petr ZumanMichael Heyrovský

Poster presentations:

Posters can be a maximum size of 1.2 m x 0.76 m and will stay up during the entire day. Our online website contains the list of posters. Poster numbering will be given in Book of Abstracts. Please put your poster up upstairs in the lecture hall according to this number (pins will be provided). We will have two poster sessions at the afternoon of the day. People should be available to answer questions during the poster session.

Important Dates

February 10, 2008Opening of online registration and abstract submission
March 10, 2008Deadline for online abstract submission
March 31, 2008Notification of abstract acceptance
April 15, 2008Deadline for early registration extended up to April 25, 2008
June 19, 2008Symposium start (arrival date)


Please download here registration form, fill in and send by e-mail to
Number of participants is limited to 50-60 and the registrations will be accepted on the "first come, first served" basis.

Abstract submission

Please download here abstract template. Abstract should be sent by e-mail to

Conference Fees

 (prices including VAT 19 %)

Early registrationBefore April 15, 2008
Reduced Fee220 Euros
Reduced Accompanying Person Fee95 Euros
RegistrationAfter April 15, 2008
Full Fee270 Euros
Accompanying Person Fee120 Euros

The Registration Fee includes:

  • Abstract book
  • Admission to both oral and poster sessions
  • Get-together party on Friday
  • Refreshments during breaks
  • Lunches on Friday and Saturday and Dinner on Friday
  • Farewell party on Saturday
  • Brno municipal transport pass

The Accompanying Person Registration Fee includes:

  • Get-together party on Friday
  • Lunches on Friday and Saturday and Dinner on Friday
  • Farewell party on Saturday
  • Brno municipal transport pass

Registration Cancellation Policy
Confirmed registrants who do not participate or who cancel after May 30, 2008, will loose their entire registration fees. Cancellation before May 30, 2008 will allow 50% refund of the registration fees.

Method of payment

Bank transfer:

Charges, be sure to tick:All charges paid by the orderer (OUR)
Bank:Komerčni banka a.s., nám. Svobody 21, CZ 631 31 Brno
Account No.:27-0476400237/0100
IBAN:CZ 2401000000270476400237
Beneficiary:Biofyzikalni ustav AV CR
Address:Kralovopolska 135
City, ZIP:Brno, 612 65
Country:Ceska republika
Details of payment
(in Czech: zpráva pro příjemce):
3333 /Satellite Symposium /last name
(in case of collective payment please include last names in alphabetical order)

No other form of payment can be accepted.The only exception is on-site registration payment in Euros, cash.
If you need an invoice (with VAT) or receipt, please, fill in all requested information in the "Registration form".


Accommodation in single- and double rooms will be available in the Orea Santon Hotel.Special rates will be offered. To book accommodation, please fill in the corresponding part of the registration form.


Dr. František Jelen, chairman of the Organising Committee
Institute of Biophysics, v.v.i., Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Kralovopolská 135
CZ-612 65 Brno
phone: +420 541517213, fax +420 541211293, e-mail