SLOVENIAN BIOCHEMICAL SOCIETY
SLOVENSKO BIOKEMIJSKO DRUŠTVO [SBD]
Rodney Boyer: Concepts in Biochemistry translation into Slovenian is available
Slovenian Biochemical Society is co-publisher of the biochemistry textbook translation. Editors of the translation were Metka Renko and Matjaz Zorko who did an important job with help of 10 other translators, all of them lecturers of biochemistry within various departments of Ljubljana university.
Since December 20, Concepts in Biochemistry (translated as "Temelji biokemije") textbok is available from Studentska zalozba in their library or via internet and costs 18.000 SIT (75 EUR, hard-bound only) - for Society members a discount applies.
If you find any typos or other items that need to be corrected, please let us know. There is a separate page for errata - check here before reporting errors.
New SBD Board
On December 14, there was a combined meeting of the current and future Board of the Society. Starting with January 1, 2006, new members of the Board (elected at the past assembly in Lipica) will start its work.
New SBD president for the next 4-years term will be Marinka Drobnic Kosorok from the University of Ljubljana Veterinary Faculty. Secretary will be Gregor Anderluh (UL Biotechnical Faculty Department of Biology) and treasurer will continue to be Igor Krizaj (Jozef Stefan Institute).
New Members of the Society
The board of the Society on December 14, 2005 confirmed the following colleagues as new members of the Society: Alenka Nemec from the Veterinary Faculty, Petra Brozic, Spela Petric and Matej Kastelic from the UL Medical Faculty Institute of Biochemistry, Biserka Bakrac, Andrej Bavdek, Andrej Razpotnik and Matija Rijavec from the Biotechnical Faculty Department of Biology, Janja Kuplenk from the UL Facutly of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, and Mirelle Treeby from the National Institute of Chemistry.
SBD Members Awarded
Dusan Turk received this year's Zois Award for his excellent scientific achievements in structural biology while Gregor Anderluh was awarded Zois Award for important scientific achievements in biochemistry and molecular biology.
2005 fee payment deadline was April 30 - see Detailed instructions for account number and other information.
We received invitations to the following international scientific events:
[none in the week of Dec. 18-24, 2005]
TRAVEL SUPPORTS FOR JUNIOR MEMBERS
We received 20 applications for the 10 travel supports available in 2005. The Board discussed about these applications on March 11 and selected the following members as recipients of support: Sabina Berne (Veterinary Faculty), Iva Hafner and Martina Mohorčič (National Institute of Chemistry), Metka Lenassi and Matej Seliškar (Medical Faculty Institute of Biochemistry), Helena Motaln (Biotechnical Faculty - Zootechnics Department), Dejan Caglič, Saša Jenko Kokalj and Mojca Mattiazzi (J. Stefan Institute), Martina Turk (Biotechnical Faculty - Biology Department). Recipients, please check the rules again for imposed conditions!
Next FEBS Meeting
The 2006 FEBS congress will take place in Istanbul from June 24 to 26. Check the congress homepage for details.
Fellowships are available to
young biochemists who need to travel
to foreign laboratories for purpose of
carrying out experiments (and not for attending courses or meetings).
Travels should last 1-4 months and the fellowship would cover travel
costs and incidental expenses to a total of US$ 2000. Applications
should be received for review by 15 October and 15 April each year.
Information on documentation required and on contact addresses are
available from the
In this section we present recent job offers, including vacant position for PhD students, diploma themes etc.
If you know of any recent job in the field (preferably within Slovenia), feel free to spread the information via or Web page - drop a line to the secretary of the Society. Job offers will be displayed for ~1 month for international jobs and ~2 months for jobs within Slovenia.
A postdoctoral position at the Vienna University is available in the laboratory of Oliviero Carugo. Research will be in the field of structural bioinformatics and contract is limited to 30 months. Application deadline is January 31, 2006.
A 2-years postdoctoral position is open in Lund (Sweden) for investigation of enzymes capable of catalyzing synthesis of bioactive nucleoside analogs. Contact Jure Piskur for details of research in his group or check the homepage.
of the boards
In September 2005 the following members were elected into the boards and commissions of the Society for the 2006-2009 term:
BOARD ( Upravni odbor)
President of the Board:
Board of Control (Nadzorni odbor)
Invitations to international meetings:
Cell Signaling World: Signal transduction pathways as therapeutic targets
January 25 - 28, 2006 in the European Conference Center, Luxembourg.
Genomes to Systems
Manchester, March 22-24, 2006
16 topics ranging from genomics to postgenimics in 3 days. Discounted early registration before Dec. 31.
RNAi2006: Advances in RNA Interference Research
This international conference will be organized on March 22 and 23, 2006 in Oxford (UK).
41st meeting of the European Association for the study of the Liver (EASL)
Vienna, April 26-30, 2006
Registration deadline February 22, late abstract submission Feb.22-March 1. Topics include immunological, biochemical and clinical aspects of liver and liver diseases.
FEBS Special Meeting on Cellular Signalling
Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 26-June 1, 2006
Application deadline is March 1. Topics include: Signalling networks, Ubiquitin & SUMO functions, Signalling & Disease, Membrane dynamics in endocytosis, Cytoskeleton & GTPases, Signalling & new therapies, DNA damage response & cell cycle, New trends in 2006.
Structure and Function of Large Molecular Assemblies
9 - 18 June, 2006
Registration deadline: November 30, 2005
EMBO practical course on ubiquitin and SUMO
Split, Croatia, September 5-11, 2006
Course is limited to 20 participants. Application deadline July 1, 2006.
Supramolecular Structure and Function
Rovinj, Croatia, 16 - 28 September 2006
At the 9th International Summer School on Biophysics in nearby Rovinj a range of top sicentists in the field will present the topic from different points of view. As many as 7 Nobel laureates are announced as speakers!
The proposal for SBD logo voted as second best at the 4th meeting of the Society in September 2001.
meetings of the Board
The Board last met on June 14, 2005. The main topics were preparations for the general assembly of the Society.
We will ask all the members to propose candidates for members of various boards for the 2006-09 term; deadline is September 10.
Further, we discussed the agenda of the FEBS Council meeting, news related to biochemistry textbook in Slovenian (now expected to come out of print in September or October), and accepted 7 new members into the Society.
Sign of the 4th Meeting at Kranjska Gora (September 13-15, 2001)
The last previous lecture organized by the Society was held on October 6 at 11:30 a.m. at J. Stefan Institute: Mauro Degli Esposti (University of Manchester, UK): Organelle membrane scrambling during cell death.
September 19 at 11 a.m. at the J. Stefan International Postgraduate School: William Lennarz (Stony Brook, USA: Life and death of a glycoprotein.
September 5 at 13:00 at the Biological Center: William Kem (Gainesville, USA): CNS drug design based on naturally occuring nicotinic receptor toxins.
June 30 at 11.30 a.m. at the J. Stefan Institute: Doo-Sik Kim (Seoul, Korea): Molecular structure and function of salmosin, a novel disintegrin.
June 30 at 9.30 a.m. at the J. Stefan Institute: Christopher Overall (Vancouver, Canada): Degradomics: systems biology of the protease web.
March 31 at 1 p.m. at the J. Stefan Institute: Sepp Kohlwein (Graz, Austria): 4D-Imaging of Living Yeast Cells: Analysing Protein and Organelle Dynamics in vivo.
March 14, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the J. Stefan Institute: Keiko Kobayashi and Takeyori Saheki (Kagoshima, Japan): Molecular genetics and pathophysiology of citrin defficiency.
October 29, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the J. Stefan Institute. David R. Brown (Bath University, UK): Metals in prion diseases.
31 at 11:00 at the
(SomaLogic Inc., Boulder, USA): Multiplexed
proteomics assays for the diagnosis and management of human diseases.
4, 2004 at
the J. Stefan Institute: Michael
of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany): The
crystal structure of dipeptidyl
peptidase IV (CD26) reveals its functional regulation and enzymatic
October 15 at 11:30 at the J. Stefan Institute: Hartmut Luecke (Univ. of California, Irvine): Light-driven ion pumping and signalling in microbial rhodopsins.
September 29 at 12:00 at the J. Stefan Institute: Sanja Glisic (Institute of Nuclear Sciences Vinca, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro): Association of lipoprotein lipase gene Asn291Ser DNA polymorphism with plasma lipid levels and blood pressure levels in healthy population of Serbia.
22, 2003 (1:00
and September 23 (9:30
at the J. Stefan
(University at Stony Brook): The
birth of glycoproteins (Sept.
22) and The
death of glycoproteins (Sept.
Slovenian Biochemical Society is a member of FEBS (Federation of European Biochemical Societies) since 1992. Secretary general of FEBS in the 1990-1998 term was Prof. Dr. Vito Turk from our national society.
Slovenian Biochemical Society is a member of IUBMB (International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) since 1992. Prof. Dr. Vito Turk from our society is the actual member of the IUBMB Executive Committee and Chairman of the IUBMB Committee on Symposia and Interest Groups.
is a member
contributes its part in EMBC (EMB Conference), but is not
involved in the activities of EMBL (EMB Laboratory). (To find out more
about EMBO and EMBC, read this
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is the logo of
the 1st Meeting of our Society. It represents a molecule of Stefin, a
protease inhibitor, in an Erlenmeyer flask.
Organizations where we work
Biochem. & Mol.
Biol., J. Stefan
Other biochemical societies within FEBS
Postal Address:Slovensko biokemijsko drustvo
Jozef Stefan Institute
Prof. Dr. Marinka Drobnic-Kosorok
University of Ljubljana
Institute of Physiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Doc. Dr. Gregor Anderluh
University of Ljubljana
Biotechnical Faculty - Department of Biology
Chair of Biochemistry
Vecna pot 111
Prof. Dr. Igor Krizaj
J. Stefan Institute
Department of Biochemistry and Mol. Biology
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