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Thursday, 25 August

12.00 – 14.00

Registration and light lunch at the Congress Venue

14.00 – 14.30

Welcome addresses

Session 1

Molecular and Cell Biophysics

Chairs: László Mátyus, Renato Gennaro

14.30 – 15.00

PL1 Kovačić Damir (University of Split, HR)

A new auditory neuro-electronic interface: spiral ganglion neurons cultured on advanced micro-electrode array

15.00 – 15.25

IL1.1 Panyi György (University of Debrecen, H)

Shaker-IR K+ channel gating in heavy water: role of structural water molecules in inactivation

15.25 – 15.50

IL1.2 ZahradníkováAlexandra(Slovak Academy of Sciences, SK)

Calcium wave generation in cardiac myocytes

15.50 – 16.05

SO1.1 Mesarec Luka (University of Ljubljana, SLO)

On the role of external force of actin filaments in the formation of tubular protrusions of closed membrane shapes with anisotropic membrane components


16.05 – 16.40

Coffee Break


16.40 – 16.55

SO1.4 Frecer Vladimir (Comenius University in Bratislava & ICARST, SK)

Computational Design of Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors as Antitumor Agents

16.55 – 17.10

SO1.5 Božič Bojan(University of Ljubljana, SLO)

The cellular effects induced by the pore-forming agent nystatin


19.00 – 23.30

Congress Dinner




Friday, 26 August

Session 2

Supramolecular Assemblies and Aggregation

Chairs: Valeria Militello, Srđan Antić

09.00 – 09.30

PL2 Hianik Tibor (Comenius University Bratislava, SK)

DNA-aptamers structure, physical properties and applications

09.30 – 09.55

IL2.1 Librizzi Fabio (CNR-Istitute of Biophysics, I)

Amyloid formation and its inhibition by chaperones and chaperon-like molecules: the effect on different nucleation mechanisms

09.55 – 10.20

IL2.2 Sedlák Erik(Safarik University, SK)

Role of cardiolipin for stability of cytochrome c oxidase

10.20 – 10.35

SO2.1 Kozelka Jiri (Masaryk Univ., Brno CZ & Univ. Paris Descartes, Paris, F)

Lone-pair- interactions in nucleic acids and proteins: physical origin and significance

10.35 – 10.50

SO2.2 Tkalec Uroš (Univ. Ljubljana & Univ. Maribor & Jožef Stefan Inst. Ljubljana, SLO)

Manipulating liquid crystal flows in microfluidic environment

10.50 – 11.05

SO2.3 Podlipec Rok (Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, SLO)

Role of Calcium in localization of a blood clot in an ex vivo injured blood vessel


11.05 – 11.30

Coffee Break


Session 3A

Synthetic Biology and Integrative Biophysics and Complex Systems

Chairs: Aleksandar Krmpot, Vladimír Frecer

11.30 – 12.00

PL3 Podgornik Rudolf (Jožef Stefan Institute & University of Ljubljana, SLO)

Electrostatics goes viral

12.00 – 12.15

SO3.1 Dobovišek Andrej(University of Maribor, SLO)

Entropy production in enzyme reactions

12.15 – 12.30

SO3.2 Dolanski Babić Sanja (University of Zagreb, HR)

The effect of magnesium ions on the structure of thin DNA films: an infrared spectrosopy study


12.30 – 14.30

Light Lunch



Session 3B

Synthetic Biology and Integrative Biophysics and Complex Systems.

Chairs: Aleksandar Krmpot, Vladimír Frecer

14.30 – 14.55

IL3.1 Fajmut Ales (University of Maribor, SLO)

Systems pharmacology model for the assessment of bronchoconstriction rate due to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

14.55 – 15.20

IL3.2 Tomić Sanja (Ruđer Bošković Institute, HR)

Understanding substrate recognition and function of human dipeptidyl peptidase III

15.20 – 15.35

SO3.3 Svetina Saša (University of Ljubljana & Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, SLO)

Investigating cell functioning by theoretical analysis of cell-to-cell variability


Session 4

Nanoclustering of membranes and membrane proteins

Chairs: Eva Sevcsik, Pavle Andjus

15.35 – 16.00

PL4 Eggeling Christian (University of Oxford, UK)

Studying membrane bioactivity with advanced (super-resolution) optical microscopy

16.00 – 16.25

IL4.1 Sevcsik Eva(TUWIEN, A)

Combining protein micropatterning and single molecule microscopy to decipher plasma membrane organization

16.25 – 16.50

IL4.2 Fameli Nicola (Medical University of Graz, A)

ER nanojunctions and ER Ca2+ refilling in vascular endothelial cells: experiments and models


16.50 – 17.20

Coffee Break


17.20 – 17.45

IL4.3 PosoccoPaola (University of Trieste, I)

Insights on the morphology and biological activity of gold nanoparticles protected by self-assembling mixtures of ligands

17.45 – 18.00

SO4.1 Nagy Peter (University of Debrecen, H)

Changes in the biophysical properties of the plasma membrane in Gaucher disease, a lysosomal storage disorder

18.00 – 18.15

SO4.2 Brameshuber Mario (Institute of Applied Physics, TU Wien, A)

Direct imaging of nanoplatforms in the live cell plasma membrane

18.15 – 18.30

SO4.3 Zoranić Larisa(University of Split, HR)

Connecting the mechanism of action with lipid composition: Molecular dynamic study of the antimicrobial peptide maculatin 1.1


18.30 – 20.00

Poster Session




Saturday, 27 August

Session 5

Biophysical Medicine and Neuroscience

Chairs: Bozidar Casar, Sanja Tomić

09.00 – 09.30

PL5 Antić Srđan (UConn Health Center, USA)

Biophysical Properties of Dendrites of Cortical Pyramidal Neurons - Simultaneous Sodium and Calcium Imaging

09.30 – 09.55

IL5.1 Milošević Nebojša (University of Belgrade, SRB)

Fractal and lacunarity analysis in neuroscence: application in 2D image of the brain neurons

09.55 – 10.20

IL5.2 Gualdani Roberta (University of Florence, I)

Molecular mechanisms and pharmacological implications of a new family of TRP antagonists

10.20 – 10.35

SO5.1 Thi-huong Nguyen (University of Greifswald, D)

Rupture Forces among Human Blood Platelets at different Degrees of Activation

10.35 – 10.50

SO5.2 Pavićević Aleksandra (University of Belgrade, SRB)

In vivo EPR measurements of the pharmacokinetics of nitroxides: The role of modeling in the assessment of the redox status


10.50 – 11.30

Coffee Break


11.30 – 11.45

SO5.3 Andjus Pavle (University of Belgrade, SRB)

Intracellular pathophysiological changes of astrocytes from a rat model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

11.45 – 12.00

SO5.4 Žerovnik Eva (Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, SLO)

Alternative functions of stefin B: a role in cell’s response to mis-folded proteins and oxidative stress

12.00 – 12.30

IL5.3 DiasproAlberto (IIT, Genova, I)

Converging and correlative approaches towards optical nanoscopy




12.30 – 14.30

Light Lunch and RBC advisory board meeting*


Session 6

Material Science and Nanobiophysics

Chairs: Tilen Koklič, Roberta Gualdani

14.30 – 15.00

PL6 Viappiani Cristiano (University of Parma, I)

Imaging protein-based nanostructured photosensitizers with subdiffraction resolution

15.00 – 15.25

IL6.1 Horváth Róbert (Institute of Technical Physics and Materials Science, H)

Novel label-free optical biosensors for cell dynamics on biomimetic coatings

15.25 – 15.50

IL6.2 Štrancar Janez(Jožef Stefan Institute, SLO)

Interaction of materials with model and cell membranes studied by Fluorescence Microscopy and Microspectroscopy

15.50 – 16.05

SO6.1 Potrich Cristina (LaBSSAH, Fond. Bruno Kessler, Trento & CNR-IBF, Trento, I)

Bio-functional surfaces for microRNAs purification and analysis

16.05 – 16.20

SO6.2 Zavadlav Julija (National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, SLO)

Adaptive resolution simulations of biomolecular systems


16.20 – 17.00

Coffee Break


17.00 – 17.15

SO6.3 Parisse Pietro(INSTM-ST Unit, Trieste & Elettra – Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., I)

Atomic Force Microscopy analysis of extracellular vesicles

17.15 – 17.30

SO6.4 Eroglu Emrah (Medical University of Graz, A)

Development of novel FP-based probes for live-cell imaging of nitric oxide dynamics

17.30 – 18.00

IL6.3 DonatiIvan (University of Trieste, I)

A polysaccharide based approach to mimic the extracellular matrix in biomaterials


18.00 – 20.00

Poster Session



Sunday, 28 August

Session 7

Emerging Methods in Biophysics: Live Imaging, Nanoscopy et al.

Chairs: Peter Zavodszky, Gregor Anderluh

09.00 – 09.30

PL7 Ormos Pál (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, H) Light microrobotics in biology

09.30 – 09.55

IL7.1 Krmpot Aleksandar (University of Belgrade, SRB) Mapping of hemoglobin residuals in erythrocyte ghosts using two photon excited fluorescence microscopy

09.55 – 10.20

IL7.2 Vuletić Tomislav (Institute of Physics, HR) Polyelectrolyte composite: hyaluronic acid mixture with DNA


10.20 – 11.00

Coffee Break


11.00 – 11.15

SO7.1 Lukacs Andras (Medical School, Pécs, H)

Functional dynamics of an unusual photolyase revealed by transient absorption

11.15 – 11.30

SO7.2 Urbančič Iztok (Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, SLO)

Bleach-rate imaging – fluorescence microspectroscopy at hand

11.30 – 11.45

SO7.3 Szabo-Meleg Edina(University of Pécs, H)

Intercellular highways - membrane nanotube networks between B lymphocytes: fundamental growth determinants and transport functions

11.45 – 12.00

SO7.4 Arsov Zoran (Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, SLO)

Development of smart fluorescent probes to reveal internalization and accumulation in cells through aggregation-induced spectral shift

12.00 – 12.15

SO7.5 Galajda Peter(BRC Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szeged, H)

Swimming Motility of Bacteria in Microfabricated Environments

12.15 – 12.45

IL7.3 GilbertRobert (University of Oxford, UK)

Biophysics networks in Europe: the "Association of Resources for Biophysical Research in Europe (ARBRE)” and the COST Action “Between Atom and Cell: Integrating Molecular Biophysics Approaches for Biology and Healthcare (MOBIEU)”


12.45 – 14.30

Closing remarks and Light Lunch



*During lunch in a separated room, members of the RBC advisory board will have their normal meeting