The Biomania Student Scientific Meeting & EUSynBioS Symposium 2019

The Biomania Student Scientific Meeting & EUSynBioS Symposium is taking place on 30th September - 1st October 2019 in Brno. This year's conference is organized in cooperation with EUSynBioS, The European Association of Synthetic Biology Students and Postdocs. As always, the conference is dedicated to students and early career researchers working on topics thematically related to Biotechnology and Biomedicine.

Active participants will have chance to present the results of their own projects and develop their presentation skills in relaxed informal atmosphere. Entries will be divided into sessions which will be announced based on scope of received abstracts. Best presentation in each session as well as poster wins a valuable prize. Language of the conference is English.

Conference is held under the auspices of doc. Mgr. Tomáš Kašparovský, Ph.D.
Dean, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University

Venue

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Brno Observatory and Planetarium, Kraví hora 2 – Brno, Czech Republic

Important deadlines and information

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  • Date: 30th September & 1st October 2019
  • Registration: from 1st June 2019 to 16th August 2019 (Active participants) or 30th August 2019 (Passive participants). Maximum number of participants is limited. Early registration is recommended.
  • Deadline for abstracts: Till 16th August 2019 - please send your abstracts to marketa.wayhelova@biomania.cz. Abstract has to have an exact form, so please respect our instructions for active participants.
  • Conference fee: Regular Fee - 1000 CZK (40 EUR) / Reduced Undergraduate Student Fee - 750 CZK (30 EUR). Please pay the conference fee by bank transfer till 30th August 2019. Undergraduate students may apply for a reduced fee by sending a proof of Bachelor student status to marketa.wayhelova@biomania.cz, otherwise Regular Fee will apply (see details below).
  • Be careful when filling registration form – especially name, affiliation and email address. These data will be presented on your conference badge. Once filled, cannot be changed!

Organizing committee

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  • Mgr. Pavel Dvořák, Ph.D. (Faculty of Science, MU, Brno)
    chairman
  • Mgr. Martin Benešík, Ph.D. (Faculty of Science, MU, Brno)
  • Mgr. Tomáš Buryška, Ph.D. (ETH, Zürich, Switzerland)
  • Mgr. Barbora Burýšková (Faculty of Science, MU, Brno; EUSynBioS Steering Committee member)
  • Mgr. Pavel Reichman (Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Halle, Germany)
  • RNDr. Jan Škoda, Ph.D. (Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Australia & Faculty of Science, MU, Brno)
  • Mgr. Dana Štveráková (Faculty of Science, MU, Brno)
  • Mgr. Markéta Wayhelová (Faculty of Science, MU, Brno)

Programme

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Confirmed Invited Keyspeakers

Prof. Martin Pumera, Ph.D.
Director of the Center for Advanced Functional Nanorobots; University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Micro and Nanorobots: Autonomous Self-Powered Machines with Size between Viruses and Bacteria

doc. MUDr. Mgr. Marek Mráz, Ph.D.
ERC Starting Grant holder & Research Group Leader, CEITEC, Brno
Regulation of B Cell Receptor signalling in B cell leukemias: novel mechanisms and therapeutic implications

Lenka Besse, Ph.D.
Laboratory for Experimental Oncology, Kantonsspital St Gallen, Switzerland
Drug resistance and drug repurposing in multiple myeloma.

Conference fee

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  • Regular Fee: 1000 CZK (40 EUR) / Reduced Undergraduate Student Fee: 750 CZK (30 EUR)
  • Regular Fee is applied for all registrations. In order to apply for Reduced Undergraduate Student Fee, a proof of Bachelor student status has to be sent to marketa.wayhelova@biomania.cz. Please note that you may pay the Reduced Undergraduate Student Fee only after you received a confirmation email stating you are eligible to register as an undergraduate student.
  • Please pay the conference fee till 30th September 2019. Foreign participants may pay in place in EUR.
  • Both types of conference fee include conference materials including Book of Abstracts, coffee breaks and lunch boxes during two days of the conference and free entrance to Conference Party on 30th September

Conference book

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Conference book with ISBN will be edited by MU Publishing. Please respect deadline for Abstracts. Abstract has to have an exact form, so please respect our instructions for active participants.

Instructions for active participants

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Abstract

  • It is necessary to prepare an abstract for your presentation or poster and send it till 16th August, 2019 to marketa.wayhelova@biomania.cz.
  • Title of your abstract is the same as the title of your presentation or poster.
  • Abstract must follow rules written below.

Form of abstract
Please refer to a sample abstract to address the required format of your abstract. We recommend to use the sample abstract as a template when writing your own abstract.

The abstract must be written in English without any formatting (except italic for scientific species' names) as this will be deleted prior to being published. Except graphical changes, abstracts will be reproduced as submitted and unchanged in The Conference Book.
Minimum abstract length in total (including title, names of authors and affiliation) is 150 words, maximum length is 300 words. Abstracts longer than 300 words will be rejected without being evaluated. Try to avoid using reference citations in text. Figures, graphs or pictures can be used only exceptionally and their size will be reduced to fit the size of an appropriate text area of 300 words as a maximum.
The name of the presenting author should be indicated with an asterisk (*). The abstract must contain the full names of contributing authors in order of the authorship and full affiliations of authors identified with superscripts (1). Abstracts should briefly outline the main features, results and conclusions as well as their general significance.
Changes to your abstract cannot be made after final submission deadline. Please proofread your abstract carefully before a submission. This includes adding authors or correcting authors names or affiliations.

Presentation

  • Please, try to summarize the main ideas of your work in 10-12 minute long presentation so the rest of the time (up to 5 minutes for each speaker) can be dedicated to the free relaxed discussion with the audience.
  • It is necessary to prepare an abstract of your presentation.
  • Presenters should arrive in the session room at the latest 20 minutes before the session is scheduled to begin in order to install and set up their presentation data.
  • Data are accepted on USB memory stick. The session room computers are equipped with a Windows™ operating system and Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader. We highly recommend having a back-up pdf version of yours PowerPoint presentations.

Poster

  • Each author is responsible for setting up and removing his/her poster according to the conference schedule. Please setup your poster at the latest 30 minutes before the session starts. Please remove your poster after the conference ends.
  • The poster panel is provided for each poster presentation. The maximum usable area for each panel is about A0 format - 84 cm (width) x 119 cm (height). Technical equipment necessary for installation of the poster onto the poster board will be provided on-site. The conference staff will be prepared to help you with the installation.
  • It is possible to let your poster hanging on the poster board during the whole conference. During a dedicated poster session, authors will have the opportunity to accompany their posters, present and discuss them with conference attendees.

Conference Party

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Conference Party is taking place in the meeting venue on the evening of 30th September.

Contacts

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  • marketa.wayhelova@biomania.cz – abstract acceptance; communication with participants and lecturers
  • pavel.dvorak@biomania.cz – fundraising, communication with partners and sponsors
  • jan.skoda@biomania.cz - promotion, webmaster

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