Muscle Biophysics PhD Summer School 2018

Budapest, 28-30 August 2018

Leading up to the EMC2018


Basic Medical Science Center of Semmelweis University Basic Medical Science Center of Semmelweis University
H-1094 Budapest, Tűzoltó utca 37-47.


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Registration deadline

31 July 2018


Pasquale Bianco (University of Fluorence, IT)
Attila Borbély (University of Debrecen, HU)
Beáta Bugyi (University of Pécs, HU)
Miklós Kellermayer (Semmelweis University, HU)
Balázs Kiss (University of Arizona, USA)
Mihály Kovács (Eötvös Loránd University, HU)
Marco Linari (University of Fluorence, IT)
Justin Molloy (UK)
Miklós Nyitrai (University of Pécs, HU)
Zoltán Papp (University of Debrecen, HU)
Tamás Radovits (Semmelweis University, HU)
Massimo Reconditi (University of Fluorence, IT)

Practical tutors:
Gergely Agócs (Semmelweis University, HU)
Tamás Bozó (Semmelweis University, HU)
Tímea Feller (Semmelweis University, HU)
Katalin Kispetik (Semmelweis University, HU)
Zsolt Mártonfalvi (Semmelweis University, HU)
Hedvig Tordai (Semmelweis University, HU)

Scientific Program

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28 August
29 August
30 August
08:30-10:00 Muscle structure (Marco Linari, Massimo Reconditi) Actin (Miklós Nyitrai) Cardiac contractility I (Zoltán Papp, Attila Borbély)
10:15-11:45 Muscle mechanics (Marco Linari, Pasquale Bianco Actin-binding proteins (Beáta Bugyi) Cardiac contractility II (Tamás Radovits)
12:00-12:45 Practical I: single muscle fiber mechanics, multi-photon microscopy (Katalin Kispetik, Hedvig Tordai) Practical III: optical tweezers, measurement of titin elasticity (Zsolt Mártonfalvi) Practical V: AFM of muscle proteins (Tamás Bozó, Miklós Kellermayer)
13:00-14:00 Lunch Lunch Online Moodle test
14:00-15:30 Muscle cytoskeleton I (Miklós Kellermayer) Motor proteins I (Justin Molloy)
15:45-17:15 Muscle cytoskeleton II (Balázs Kiss) Motor Proteins II (Mihály Kovács)
17:30-18:15 Practical II: single-molecule force spectroscopy (Tímea Feller) Practical IV: In vitro motility assay (Gergely Agócs)
19:00 Dinner, social programme

The program is supported by EFOP 3.6.3 and MedInProt.

Registration fees

(including 21,26% VAT)

Undergraduate students, PhD students, post-doctoral fellows 300.00 EUR
Students of the Doctoral Schools of Hungarian universities, as well as of the Targu Mures University of Medicne and Pharmacy 0.00 EUR

The fees include tuition fee, lunches on 28 & 29 August, and dinner on 29 August.

The number of participants is limited, applications will be evaluated by the Faculty. Applicants have to submit their professional CVs including details of their scientific activity (scientific student groups, publications, conference presentations, etc.). E-mail:


(Prices including 15,25% VAT)

On behalf of the Congress K&M Congress Ltd. has reserved hotel rooms for the congress participants.
Reservation can be made via the congress registration form. Reservations will be made on a „first come - first serve” basis against full payment.

Di Verdi Hotel

H-1096 Budapest, Thaly Kálmán u. 43.

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single room 90.00 EUR
double room 105.00 EUR
Prices include buffet breakfast, use of wifi, taxes. Parking available for 15.00 EUR.

Verdi Grand Hotel

H-1091 Budapest, Üllői út 89/B.

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single room 90.00 EUR
double room 105.00 EUR
Prices include buffet breakfast, use of wifi, taxes. Parking available for 15.00 EUR.

Procedure of payment

(bank charges must be paid by the Registrant)

1) online by bank card via a secure bank connection
2) via bank draft made payable to K&M Congress, account no: IBAN HU28 1040 0212 5052 6666 7250 1014
K&H Bank, H-1095 Budapest, Lechner Ödön fasor 9. Swift code: OKHBHUHB

Cancellation and refund

In case of cancellation
until 31 July, 2018 80 percent refund of the fees paid;
from 1 August, 2018 no refund.
Refund requests must be submitted to the Conference Secretariat in writing.


You can register the PhD Summer School as well as the EMC2018 below.




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