SLOVENIAN BIOCHEMICAL SOCIETY
SLOVENSKO BIOKEMIJSKO DRUŠTVO [SBD]
New members of the boards
Chemistry Towards Biology - 1st Central European Conference will be organized in Portoroz from September 8 to 13, 2002. More information available on the conference homepage .
We prepared a list of E-mail addresses of our members and invite all our members to submit the E-mail addresses . The list is available from the Members List page. Please specify if you do not want to make the address generally available - we would need it just for sending invitations to SBD activities.
Wood-Whelan Research 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 homepage at IUBMB.
INITIATIVE FOR OPEN ACCESS
TO SCIENTIFIC PAPERS
Members of the boards
In September 2001 the following members were elected into the boards and commissions of the Society:
BOARD ( Upravni odbor)
President of the Board:
Board of Control (Nadzorni odbor)
Invitations to international meetings:
Flexibility and Function of Proteins meeting will be held in Heidelberg, Germany from January 25 to 27, 2002. Topics include: dynamics and crystallography, computer simulation of conformational transitions, dynamic neutron scattering. Registration is 20 / 50 EUR.2nd Conference on Experimental Tumour Biology
Bovec, Slovenia (March 14-17, 2002)
Topics include: tumour progression, clinical applications, apoptosis, tumour imaging, animal experimental models. Registration deadline: January 10, 2002. Contact Tamara Lah or Janko Kos for more information. Reg. fee is 50 EUR.
The 7th IUBMB Conference
"Receptor-Ligand Interactions: Molecular, Physiological
and Pharmacological Aspects"
will be organized in Bergen, Norway,
from May 4 to 8, 2002.
The proposal for SBD logo voted as second best at the 4th meeting of the Society in September 2001.
Previous meetings of the Board
The new Board of the SBD met for the first time on May 6, 1998. Existence and improvements on this Internet page were encouraged. Also, the Board has started the activities for the preparation of the 3rd Meeting of the Society which should be organized in 1999. The Society will continue to organize lectures from different fields of biochemistry; more emphasis will be given to research conducted in various Slovenian laboratories.
The 2nd meeting of the new Board was on May 28, 1998. The main topic was the organization of the 3rd Meeting of the Slovenian Biochemical Society. Tom Turk from the Department of Biology, Biotechnical Faculty, will chair the Organizing Committee and Tamara Lah from the National Institute of Biology will be president of the Scientific Committee. The meeting will be held in the last days of September 1999, most likely in Portoroz.
The 3rd meeting of the Board was on June 23, 1998. For the 3rd congress of the Society, members of the organizing committee and members of the scientific board from Slovenia were confirmed. Now both committees were confirmed, they should start with the preparations of the congress as soon as possible.
The agenda of December 17th, 1998 meeting of the Board included the participation of SBD on the conferences Life Sciences 1999 and 2000. We decided to actively participate in the organization of the meeting in the year 2000 but only if the conference would include all the societies from the field of life sciences. Further, we discussed the activities for the organization of the 3rd meeting of the Society. Two candidates for lectures at the FEBS - IUBMB joint congress in Birmingham (in year 2000) were selected.
On April 21, 1999 we discussed the progress in the organisation of the 3rd meeting of the Society and the eventual participation of the Society in the Life Sciences conference 2000. The activities for 3rd meeting are in progress as planned. SBD will not co-organise the Life Sciences conference but welcomes inclusion of a special session, entitled "3-dimensional structure of proteins". We have selected Vito Turk to represent Slovenia as delegate at the meeting of the FEBS Board in Nice. The terminology comission is about to start its work, if possible before the 3rd meeting at Portoroz. After the meeting we intend to start a series of lectures (3-4 each year) to present the work of Slovenian biochemists and molecular biologists.
The main topic of the
October 21, 1999 meeting was the analysis of the 3rd Meeting of the
Society. It was concluded that this last meeting was a good one.
In the questionnaire, the average note was 3.66 (on the 1-5 scale
with 5 being the highest note). Some improvements were suggested for
future conferences. In November, we plan to organise a special
meeting on the concept of our past and future congresses.
May 30, 2000: Organizers of the 4th Meeting of our Society will have to be determined within the next month; discussions are in progress. Cooperation with the Educational Group will be formalized and the educational committee of SBS expanded. Financial situation was discussed and our representative for the general assembly of IUBMB and FEBS was selected.
October 4, 2000. The National Institute of Chemistry was requested to organize the 4th Meeting of the Society. President of the organizing committee will be Roman Jerala and president of the scientific committee will be Radovan Komel. Preliminary date of the meeting was mid-September 2001; the venue was still under discussion.
April 26, 2001. We discussed the scientific and financial issues of the 4th meeting of the Society. Since a general assembly of the Society is also planned, we were preparing the topics for its agenda. We shall decide about the sign of the Society at the 4th meeting as well. The Board supported the initiative for open access to scientific papers and encouraged our members to sign it.
The last previous meeting of the Board wason December 13, 2001. The president expressed his thanks to the former secretary. The new member member of the Board is Igor Krizaj who will take over the duties of the treasurer, while the new secretary is Marko Dolinar. Several activities were scheduled in accordance to the minutes of the general assembly held in September.
Sign of the 4th Meeting at Kranjska Gora (September 13-15, 2001)
The last previous lecture organized by the Society was held on September 7 at 11a.m. at J. Stefan Institute: Ljuba Stojiljkovic (Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Illinois at Chicago) Are nuclear myosin I and beta-actin transcription factors?
June 26 at 1 p.m. at J. Stefan Institute: Andrej Sali (Rockefeller University, New York, USA): Comparative protein structure modelling of genes and genomes.
May 30 at 13:00 at J. Stefan Institute: William J. Lenartz (Dept. of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Stony Brook, New York, USA): Studies on biosynthesis and degradation of glycoproteins .
April 3 at 12:30 at J. Stefan Institute: Masa Cemazar (ICGEB, Trieste, Italy): Oxidative folding of Amaranthus alpha-amylase.
March 9 at 12:00 at J. Stefan Institute: Saverio Alberti (Laboratory of Experimental Oncology, Dept. Cell Biology and Oncology, Sta. Maria Imbaro, Chieti, Italy): Structure and function of the Trop cell surface glycoprotiens.
March 7 at 13:00 in the J. Stefan Institute: Eiji Matsuura (Department of Cell Chemistry, Institute of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Okayama University Medical School, Japan):Beta2-glycoprotein I and autoimmune-mediated artherothrombosis.
February 21 at 11:00in the J. Stefan Institute: Kristina Djinovic Carugo(Structural Biology Laboratory, Sincrotrone, Trieste, Italy): Structural studies on cytoskeletal proteins.
November 24 at 13:15 at the Medical Faculty: Rita Bernhardt (Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany): Adrenal cytochrome P450 systems: Structure, function, and physiological importance.
September 13 at 11:00 at the
Jeremy H. Lakey (Department of Biochemistry
and Genetics, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK):
Protein-protein interactions during Colicin N translocation.
Tuesday, June 6 at 14:00 in the J. Stefan Institute: Michael Becker (Biology Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, USA): Modern and future protein crystallography at bright and extremely bright X-ray sources: FedEx, and FELs.
March 16 at 11h in the J. Stefan Institute: Prof. Dr. Nils Brunner (Finsen Laboratory, University Hospital Copenhagen, Denmark): Plasminogen activator type 1: Therapeutic and diagnostic implications in cancer.
March 3 at 13:15 in the Medical faculty: Denis Pompon (Centre de génétique moléculaire, CNRS, Gyf-sur-Yvette, France): Yeast biotechnology: from human xenobiotic metabolim prediction to self-sufficient biosynthesis of drugs.
December 7 at 12:00 at the Institute of biophysics (Medical Faculty): Prof. Dr. Michael R. Waterman (Dept. Biochem., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA): Importance of proline-rich region for correct folding of all forms of cytochrome P450.
September 20 at 13:00 in the J. Stefan Institute: Stephen J. Mather (St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, UK): Recent development in radiopharmaceutical research.
June 15, 1999 at 15:00 in the J. Stefan Institute: Wolfram Bode (Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany): The matrix metalloproteinases: mechanism of inhibition by synthetic and protein inhibitors .
June 14, 1999 at 10:00 in J. Stefan Institute: Magnus Abrahamson (Department of Clinical Chemistry, University of Lund, Sweden): Cystatins C, E and F - functions in vitro and in vivo.
May 24, 1999 at the Institute of Biochemistry, Medical Faculty: Alan Anderson (Centre de recherche en cancerologie, Departement de Biologie, Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada): Localization and characterization of a phenobarbital response unit (PBRU) conferring phenobarbital responsiveness on the rat gene for cytochrome P4502B2.
April 21, 1999 at 14:00 in the J. Stefan Institute: Jerrold Weiss (New York University Medical Center, New York, USA): Innate antibacterial host defence - group II phospholipases A2.
March 12, 1999 at 12:00 in the National Institute of Chemistry: Horst Kessler (Institut für Organische Chemie und Biochemie, TU München, Germany): I nhibition of protein-protein interactions at cell surfaces - A new cancer therapy.
December 11, 1998 at 16:00 in J. Stefan Institute: Carlos Gancedo (Instituto de Investigaciones Biomedicas, Madrid, Spain): The trehalose biosynthetic pathway is critical for the normal life of yeasts.
November 17, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. at the Medical Faculty, Institute of Biochemistry. Michael R. Waterman (Department of Biochemistry, Medical Faculty, Vanderbilt University, TN, USA): Mycobacterium tuberculosis contains a novel sterol 14alpha-demethylase: Biochemical and phylogenetic implication.
October 13, 1998 at
10:30 in J. Stefan Institute:
(Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland):
The life and death of mitochondrial proteins
. The lecture was a part of 26th FEBS Ferdinand Springer Lecture
FEBS, IUBMB, EMBO
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.
Information on these and other meetings is available from the IUBMB Conferences page.
Slovenia is a member
(European Molecular Biology
Organization). It 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
Logo of the 3rd Meeting of the Slovenian Biochemical Society, held in September 1999 at Portoroz on the Adriatic coast.
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