The CURO-π5 Symposium will be held at the Hermitage Hotel Prague under the auspice of the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague).

Hermitage Hotel Prague

The four-star Hermitage Hotel Prague, originally an Art Nouveau printing house from the early 20th century, is located below the historic Vyšehrad site on the right bank of the Vltava River.


Address of Symposium Venue

Hermitage Hotel Prague
Svobodova Street 1
128 00 Praha 2
Czech Republic
+420 225 995 225
+420 225 995 111
50.0684319N, 14.4185086E

How to get to the Symposium Venue

Symposium Venue is located within walking distance of the tram stop Výtoň (trams 2, 3 and 17 crossing Metro lines).

IOCB Prague

The IOCB Prague is one of the leading internationally recognised research institutions in the Czech Republic. It is focused on basic research in various fields from organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, biochemistry, chemical biology, materials science, nanoscience to theoretical chemistry and physical chemistry.
The IOCB Prague was also successful in applied research, which led to the discovery of acyclic nucleotide phosphonate antivirals by Antonín Holý. These drugs (cidofovir, tenofovir and adefovir) were later commercialised by Gilead Sciences, Inc., USA allowing to significantly improve the quality of life of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B patients worldwide. Income from royalties enabled the IOCB Prague to modernise the entire campus and equip it with the most modern instruments. There are 25 registered drugs whose active substances originated from the IOCB Prague. In 2006, the Gilead Sciences Research Centre at the IOCB Prague has established to maintain long-term cooperation. 

The IOCB Prague has more than 950 employees from over 40 countries, including 220 PhD students.



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