Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Although we are all dealing with the effects of COVID-19 the organizing committee is preparing the CTB-INSTRUCT meeting as originally announced (https://www.instruct.sav.sk/ ). If it not be feasible to organize it as originally planned (September 6 – 10), we shall postpone it to November. The final decision will be announced in May/June. The deadline for registration is postponed to June 15th. I hope we overcome this difficult time and return back to our work.

The International Scientific Board of the Chemistry towards Biology conference series and the Local Organizing Committee are pleased to announce the Chemistry towards Biology 10 / Instruct-ULTRA conference which will be held on September 6th – 10th, 2020 in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.

The Chemistry towards Biology is the 10th continuation of the series of successful meetings aimed at the exchange of scientific results and ideas in the fields of chemistry and biology. Instruct-ULTRA supports advances in structural biology research, particularly linking atomic structure with molecular properties and cellular context. As these two meetings will be organized together, the theme of this year's Conference will be "Biomolecular structure” and will cover primarily topics - structure and dynamics of biomolecules, intermolecular interactions, experimental and theoretical methods in biomolecular research.

The symposium will cover invited lectures, oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts, and poster sessions. Special attention is devoted to the active participation of young people at the symposium.

The meeting venue is located in the central part of the city, the ancient heart of the old town is a few steps from the venue.

We welcome you and hope that you will have a great time in Bratislava at Chemistry towards Biology 10 / Instruct-ULTRA meeting!

Miloš Hricovíni
Chairman of CTB10 / Instruct-ULTRA




Keynote speakers

Prof. Lucia Banci
University of Florence, Italy

Prof. Kristina Djinovic Carugo
University of Vienna, Austria

Prof. Pawel Ciborowski
University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA

Prof. Ricardo D. Enriz
National University of San Luis, Argentina

Prof. Henryk Kozlowski
University of Wroclaw, Poland

Prof. Wiktor Kozminski
University of Warsaw, Poland

Dr. Magdaléna Májeková
Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia

Prof. Roberta Pierattelli
University of Florence, Italy

Prof. Robert C. Reynolds
University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Dr. Pavlína Řezáčová
Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

Prof. Des R. Richardson
University of Sydney, Australia

Prof. Péter G. Szalay
Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary

Prof. Jerzy Silberring
AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland

Prof. Ray Owens
University of Oxford, UK



Special Issue "Selected Papers from ‘Chemistry towards Biology 2020’ & Instruct-ULTRA"

Participants of the conference are cordially invited to publish their manuscripts, unpublished anywhere else, based on the contributions presented at the “Chemistry towards Biology” / Instruct-ULTRA conference as a full papers in International Journal of Molecular Sciences [ISSN 1422-0067, IF2018 = 4.183; special issue with 15% discount]. All the papers will be peer-reviewed according to the standard procedure of the journal. When sending the paper please mention in Cover Letter that the topic of the manuscript was presented at the “Chemistry towards Biology”/Instruct-ULTRA. See the journal link for details. Deadline for manuscript submissions: October 31th, 2020.