General Information on Symposium

Symposium Presentations

  • Keynote lecture (45 min incl. discussion)
  • Invited lecture (35 min incl. discussion)
  • Contributed lecture (25 min incl. discussion)
  • Short communication (15 min incl. discussion)
  • Posters (w × h: 900 × 1200 mm)


A widescreen (16:9) data projector with a computer (MS Windows 11, MS Office 365 and Adobe Acrobat Reader) will be available. Assuming that copying the appropriate files to the provided computer for the presentation will not be possible, then own's notebook can be used. In this case, the organisers bear no responsibility for possible technical problems in communication between the notebook and the data projector.

Identification Badges

Symposium participants and accompanying persons will receive their name badge upon registration at the Symposium. All of them will be asked to wear the badge during the scientific programme as well as social programme events. The badge is non-transferable.

Symposium Language

The language of the Symposium is English.


Winning prizes for the best student poster are Ka Man Cheung (The Chinese University of Hong Kong People's Republic of China) and Viktor Pedersen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark).

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We are proud to announce that
Colin Nuckolls will deliver the IOCB Keynote Lecture and
Ron Naaman Organic Materials Keynote Lecture

Two prizes for the best student posters will be sponsored by Thieme Publishing House.

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Housing is open


January 2023
On-line registration open.

by 1 May 2023
Short Communication abstract submission

by 3 May 2023
Notification of Short Communication acceptance

by 15 May 2023
Early registration payment

by 15 June 2023
Poster abstract submission

General Travel Information

About Prague

Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic (home to about 1.3 million people).

Prague has been a political, cultural and economic centre of the Central Europe throughout its 1,100-year existence. Founded during the Romanesque and flourishing in the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque period, Prague was not only the capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia, but also the seat of two Holy Roman Emperors. It was an important city to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, ruled by the Habsburg dynasty. After the World War I it became the capital of Czechoslovakia and later on, in 1993, the capital of the Czech Republic. The city played an important role in the Protestant Reformation, the Thirty Years' War as well as in the whole 20th century.

Prague is home to countless cultural attractions including the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, the Old Town Square and the Jewish Quarter. Since 1992, the historic centre has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The city proudly boasts innumerable museums, theatres, galleries, cinemas and historical monuments. It is home to the Charles University, the oldest and largest university in the Czech Republic founded in 1348. The rich history of Prague makes it an attractive tourist destination (it was the sixth-most-visited city in Europe before the covid-19 pandemic in 2019).

Prague is a major transport hub of the Central Europe. Accessibility, whether by air, road or rail, is excellent. Due to its location in the heart of Europe, Prague is the best starting point for trips to the other Central and Eastern European countries and beyond. The Václav Havel Prague International Airport and several railway stations are connected with the city centre by modern and efficient public transport.

Prague's official tourist portal:

About the Czech Republic

The Czech lands have been a crossroads of European cultures for many centuries. The spirit of Czech towns, villages and spa towns has always been a source of inspiration for visitors and guests who have come here from all parts of the world. The Czech Republic, one of the youngest in the family of European countries, was born in 1993 when the Czechoslovak Federal Republic split into two separate states. In 2004, the Czech Republic became an official member of the European Union. The Czech Republic is also a full member of NATO. The Czech Republic has a population of 10.7 million. Although the area of the Czech Republic is only 78,864 square kilometres, its wealth of natural beauty and cultural monuments contributes significantly to its global prestige as a major cultural destination.

How to get to Prague

Prague can be reached easily by air, train, bus or car.


Arriving by air

The Václav Havel Airport Prague is a rapidly growing international “air-hub” in Europe. Before the pandemic, it handled more than 15 million passengers a year connecting Prague directly to about 130 destinations around the world.


Transport from Václav Havel Airport Prague

The city centre can be reached by taxi or bus.

How to get to the city centre by taxi

TICK TACK taxi service: (
English speaking operators. Taxi service runs at guaranteed tariff prices according to the number of kilometres passed. The basic fare is CZK 36 per km, an indicative price to the city centre is CZK 700. TICK TACK taxi can be ordered at phone (+420) 14 222 or mobile (+420) 721 300 300. You can pay in CZK and EUR. All the vehicles are equipped with a card terminal accepting all major cards. They will usually arrive in 10 min at no extra charge. The hotel/hostel's front desk can order a taxi.
You can also use UBER to get from the airport to the city centre, the price can be around CZK 500.


How to get to the city centre by bus

Bus 119 to Metro line A, station Nádraží Veleslavín (approximate journey time is 15 min, operates daily from 04:20 to 23:30, peak period frequency is 5 min). The bus stops are located close to Terminal 1 or Terminal 2 exits (in front of the Arrival Hall). Tickets for a 30-min bus ride (CZK 30) are sold in vending machines at both terminals, bus stops or at the counters of the Prague Public Transit company in the Arrival Halls. Most ticket machines accept contactless credit cards.


Arriving by train

For services and timetables please contact ČD Railways (
Praha Hlavní nádraží - Prague Main Railway Station and Praha-Holešovice Railway Station are connected by Metro line C to the city centre.


Arriving by bus

For services and timetables please contact Eurolines (, Flixbus ( or Student Agency Express (


Arriving by car

Prague is connected by motorways from the direction of Dresden, Nürnberg and Bratislava.

Prague Public Transport System

Prague has a reliable public transport. It consists of underground - Metro (3 lines: A, B and C, operate daily from ca 05:00 to 24:00), trams and buses. Tickets for Metro, trams and buses can be purchased at the Airport, all Metro stations from the ticket vending machines or selected tobacconists. The prices are: short time ticket for multiple journeys within 30 min - CZK 30, basic ticket for multiple journeys within 90 min - CZK 40, one-day ticket - CZK 120, three-day ticket - CZK 330 (more information about Prague public transport at


No visa is required from citizens of most European countries ( Please consult the Czech Embassy or authorities in your country. Participants can request a Letter of Invitation by email to


Participants are advised to arrange health and travel insurance and whatever insurance they consider necessary prior to departure. The Symposium registration fees do not include provision of insurance. The organisers accept no liability for personal injury or loss of or damage to property.


The currency in the Czech Republic is the Czech Crown (Kč = CZK). Exchange rate depends on exchange office and current exchange rate. Contemporary exchange rates are: 1 EUR = ca 24.5 CZK, 1 USD = ca 24 CZK. In shops, foreign currency is not generally accepted, however, all major cards are accepted. Moreover, there are numerous ATMs, banks and exchange offices all over town.


In July mild summer temperatures can be expected (25 to 30 °C), however, occasional rainy showers and cooler weather are possible.