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Czech and Swiss Biotechnology Societies,
Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague,
Czech and Swiss industrial partners
and Institutes of Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic

cordially invite you to attend the

2nd Czech-Swiss Symposium


Advanced Biotechnology

Prague, Czech Republic

November 7- 9, 2002

The Symposium will take place at the Congress Facility of the Institute of Chemical Technology , Building called "Sázava", Prague 4 - Jižní Město (Southern Town), K Verneráku 950
(Metro line A to station "Chodov" and then 3 stops by bus No. 122 or 177, exit at bus stop "VOLHA" )

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Aim of the Symposium is:

bulletto promote Czech-Swiss collaboration in research, development and industrial activities
bulletto create platform for personal scientific, technical and commercial contacts
bulletto present biotechnological activities of economic relevance
bulletto define synergies existing in both countries
bulletto exchange information between universities and industry
bulletto discuss topics of mutual interests (round table discussions may be organised on the request)

Language of the conference:    English

Forms of presentations:

bulletselected oral presentations
bulletscientific poster presentation
bulletindustrial and commercial poster presentations


Only abstract submitted in the prescribed form (see attached example) and in the MS Word text editor (file formate: doc or rtf) sent

bulleton the diskette 3,5"
bulletor by e-mail to the address designated with subject "Czech Swiss Symposium".

Deadline for submitting abstracts for oral and poster presentation: July 15, 2002

The abstacts sent after deadline will not be included in the abstract book.


Registration fee for regular participant paid before July 15, 2002 is 2000 CZC or 135 EURO.

Registration for fee students paid before July 15, 2002 is 1000 CZC or 68 EURO (i.e.50 % of regular fee).

This fee includes participation of all sessions, refrishment during the symposium, abstract book and invitation for the together-party, voluntary participation at excursion.

Registration fee which includes three night accommodation in single rooms with breakfest at the place of symposium is 4000 CZC or 270 EURO for regular participant and 3000 CZC or 270 EURO for students. Using accommodation in double rooms deduction 500 CZC or 25 EURO will be provided. (Thus the fee including accommodation in double room will be 3500 CZC or 245 EURO).

The cheep accommodation, provided with kindness of Institute of Chemical Technology, is limited and will be provided only for early applicants.

The later applicants may use wide offer of hotel and pension Prague service. Other types of accommodation will not be arranged by symposium organizers.

The registration fee after the deadline will be increased by 10%.

Late payment at registration before the symposium is possible only in CZC.


The registration form should be accompanied by a copy of the remittance slip of the bank transfer to the account of the Czech Biotechnology Society:

Komerční banka
160 00 Praha 6, Dejvická 52
Account No. 19534-061/0100, for easy recognisation of your payment please add as Specific Symbol (specificky symbol) : CZ SWISS and your surname
SWIFT: will be completed
The name of the participant, as well as, the code "BS" should be clearly marked on each remittance. If payment is made for more than one person, please indicate all names.


Cancelation must be sent by fax (+420 2 2435 5167) or e-mail ( to the Symposium secretariate. 80% of the fee will be returned if cancelation is received before October 1, 2002. No refunds will be provided when participation is canceled after this date. The replacement by another participant is possible at any time.

Organisers have no responsibilities for ordered services elsewhere (e.g. accommodation, tours)


Accommodation will be arranged at the symposium place when incresed symposium fee will be paid. The registrant will receive message that his/her accommodation will be possible. If the accommodation capacity will be exhausted other accomodation facilities should be used according to organizers recomendaton or on the basis of own decission..

All correspondence should be made to the Symposium secretariat:

Pavel Jenč
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
Institute of Chemical Technology
Technická 3
CZ-166 28 Prague 6, Czech Republic

Phone: +420-2-2435 3026 (5166)
Fax: +420-2-2435 5167 or + 420-2-3333 3726 
E-mail:  (Subject: Czech-Swiss Symposium)

General information may be obtained from the main organisers:

In Switzerland:In Czech Republic:
Dr. Hans Peter MeyerProfessor Jan Káš
ALGROUP LONZAInstitute of Chemical Technology
Dept. of BiotechnologyDept. of Biochemistry and Microbiology
3930 VispCZ 166 28 Prague 6, Technická 3
SwitzerlandCzech Republic
Phone: +41 27 948 51 78Phone:+420 2 2435 3018
Fax: +41 27 948 65 81Fax: +420 2 3333 37 26
e-mail: e-mail: 

Preliminary Programme:

November 6, 2002 (Wednesday): anticipated arrival
November 7, 2002 (Thursday):

08.00 - 09.00 Registration: in "Congress Centre Sázava"
09.00 - 09.30 Official opening
09.30 - 10.30 Lectures, including first plenary lecture
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break and mounting of posters
11.30 - 12.30 Lectures
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 15.30 Lectures
15.30 - 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 - 17.00 Discussion at posters
17.15 Departure for Party

November 8, 2002 (Friday):
09.00 - 10.30 Lectures, including second plenary lecture
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break and mounting of posters
11.30 - 12.30 Lectures
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 15.30 Lectures
15.30 - 16.00 Coffee break and removing posters
16.00 - 17.00 Lectures
17.0 Closing the symposium

Detailed programme will be available on WEB site: will be completed 
Since October 1, 2002 and it will be distributed to participants at registration.

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Abstract example:


V. Křen
Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences
Czech Republic, Prague

Biotransformatin in glycobiology is ................

Please, write abstract according to following rules:

Editor:MS Word (file formate: doc or rtf)
Diskette:3,5" (in exceptional case onlynot recomended)
Font:Times New Roman (preferably)
Size:12 pt (Headline 14 pt, Bold)
Volume:one page A4 including headline only
Send as e-mail attachment to the address :

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