Türk Biyofizik Derneği

Türk Biyofizik Derneği
Turkish Biophysics Association

RBC2024 & 15th International Summer School of Biophysics.Duyuru no:2024/17 (26.04.2024).

Biyofizik Derneği Üyeleri
5- 7 Haziran 2024 İspanya’da gerçekleşecek “European South Atlantic Biophysics Congress ESAB 2024” konferansı ile ilgili detaylar aşağıda yer almaktadır. 

TBD Genel Sekreteri

Prof.Dr.Aslı Aykaç

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that formal registration for the upcoming joint event 10th Regional Biophysics Conference (RBC2024) & 15th International Summer School of Biophysics, which will be held at University of Split School of Medicine, Split, Croatia from August 26–30, 2024 is officially extended. Detailed information about event can be found on the following website https://rbc2024.biofizika.hr/.

Registration can be done at the following link https://rbc2024.biofizika.hr/registration-form/.
Abstract template can be found and submitted according to the instructions described at the following link https://rbc2024.biofizika.hr/abstracts-and-guidelines/.

Giving the special attention to students and young researchers, 2 theoretical (Molecular modeling I and Molecular modeling II) and 5 experimental  workshops (DLS/ELS hands-on, STED in the shoebox, 50 nm optical resolution for every biologist, Non-invasive Live Cell Imaging Made Easy, Microplate readers and different modes (ABS, FLUO, LUMI) – what, where, why and how?, All-in-One Microscopy) will be available in the scope of 15th International summer school of biophysics. Please, find attached detailed description of the Workshops.

As an advantage, we arrange accommodation in our new student dormitory “Franjo Tuđman”; please note that the special rate will be available at the first come first served basis. All rooms are double occupancy (single use €35 per night, double use €26/person per night). Tourist tax of €2.00 per person per day is not included in the price. The reservation for this accommodation can be made directly by e-mail: rezsmjestaja@scst.hr following to the instructions described on the following link https://rbc2024.biofizika.hr/accomondation/.

We kindly ask you to share the information with your members and other colleagues who might be interested in participating.

Looking forward to seeing you in Split.


Marija Raguž, Chair of RBC2024, University of Split School of Medicine, Split, Croatia
Nadica Maltar Strmečki, Chair of School of Biophysics, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia

Workshop I: Molecular modeling I

Molecular dynamics simulations have become a standard method in the biophysical toolbox.
Yet, setting up a simulation properly remains a somewhat challenging task. In this workshop
we will learn to set up simulations of a small peptide under different external conditions. We
will go through the different relevant steps from creating a definition of the molecular system,
the conversion of coordinate files, energy minimization, solvation, equilibration and finally
running a simulation.

Workshop II: Molecular modeling II
Setting up and running a molecular dynamics simulation is one step, and watching the
resulting movie can be very exciting. However, extracting biophysically relevant information
from the generated ensemble is what is really needed to bring the use of molecular
simulations to the usable level. In this workshop we will analyze the trajectories that were
generated in the first workshop, to study the structure and dynamics of a small peptide, and
to possibly study the agreement between the simulations and experiments.

Workshop III: DLS/ELS hands-on

Dynamic (DLS) and electrophoretic light scattering (ELS) are becoming essential tools for
determining size of biomacromolecules, monitor aggregation processes and binding of the
ligands. In this workshop participants will be introduced to the theory of DLS measurements
for the particle size distribution of dispersed samples from sub-nanometer to micrometer
range. The determination of particle mobility and charge (zeta potential) will be demonstrated
and participants will be able to get more insight into the system hardware and the power of
software features.

Workshop IV: STED in the shoebox, 50 nm optical resolution for every biologist
The STEDYCON is a completely new class of nanoscope. It transforms a conventional
epifluorescence microscope into a powerful confocal multicolor and STED system. At the same
time, it is incredibly compact. The STEDYCON offers 2D STED performance with a resolution
of approximately 30 nm. Capture your STED image at the touch of a button, no post-processing
required. We hereby invite you to try STEDYCON for yourself. We look forward to seeing you
at the workshop with your samples.

Workshop V: Non-invasive Live Cell Imaging Made Easy

İn this workshop PHI HoloMonitor® M4 will be used to demonstrate label-free live cell
imaging based on the principle of quantitative phase imaging, enabling non-invasive
visualization and quantification of living cells without compromising cell integrity.

Workshop VI: Microplate readers and different modes (ABS, FLUO, LUMI) – what, where, why and
A microplate reader that can detect two or more applications is considered a multi-mode
plate reader. Typically, the system can detect absorbance, luminescence, fluorescence, and
even make more specialized fluorescence measurements like time-resolved fluorescence
(TRF) and fluorescence polarization (FP). Other technologies such as imaging, alphascreen or
western blot detection can be added to some multi-mode plate readers. In this workshop a
multi-mode microplate reader from Molecular Devices will be used to demonstrate how the
systems works, when to use different modes, why to use them and how.