2 - 5 September 2018, Prague, Czech Republic

It is a great pleasure to announce that the 22nd International Chromosome Conference edition will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, on September 2 — 5, 2018. The conference will be co-organized with the COST EuroCellNet Action (CA 15214) / An Integrative Action for Multidisciplinary Studies on Cellular Structural Networks.

The ICC 2018 will bring together professionals in genetics, cytogenetics, genomics, genome organization and related applied science from biomedical, plant and animal fields. The programme will cover following topics: Chromosome structure and nuclear architecture; Specialized chromosomes; Population and evolutionary chromosome biology; Mitosis and meiosis; Chromatin and chromosome dynamics; Genomics and genome organisation; Genome engineering in biomedicine; Applied chromosome biology in agriculture; New technologies in genome and cytogenetics research.

Prague is a charming city situated in the very heart of Europe. It has a rich history, magnificent architecture (known as the city of "hundred spires") and a unique culture influenced by various styles that have appeared over the centuries. The city has hosted or has been a "beloved" place for famous personalities like J. Kepler, W. A. Mozart, R. Descartes, P. I. Tchaikovsky, A. Einstein, F. Kafka and many others. Prague was also birthplace of five Nobel laureates - the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1959 was awarded to Jaroslav Heyrovsky for his discovery and development of polarograpic methods and in 1947 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Carl and Gerty Cori. Looking forward to seeing you in Prague.


Darren Griffin
Conference President
Pavel Hozak
Chairman of the LOC

Keynote Speaker

Thomas Cremer
Ludwig-Maximilians Universität
München, Germany

Plenary Speakers

Christoph Cremer
Institute of Molecular Biology
Mainz, Germany
Kerstin Bystricky
University of Toulous
Giacomo Cavalli
Institute of Human Genetics

Organizing Committee

Darren K. Griffin, Conference President Pavel Hozak, Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee

Advisory Board

Martin Anger, CEITEC, Masaryk University (CZ)
Jaroslav Doležel, Department of Cell Biology and Genetics, Palacký University (CZ)
Tariq Ezaz, Insitute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra (AUS)
Masahiko Harata, Tohoku University (J)
Dean Jackson, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester (UK)
Cesar Martins, Department of Morphology, Sao Paulo State University (BR)
Rachel O'Neill, Molecular & Cell Biology, University of Connecticut (USA)
Jiří Rubeš, CEITEC, Masaryk University (CZ)
Helen Tempest, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Miami (USA)
Boris Vyskot, Institute of Biophysics of the CAS (CZ)
Giacomo Cavalli, Institute of Human Genetics, CNRS, Montpellier (F)
Klara Weipoltshammer, Center for Anatomy and Cell Biology (AUT)
Beth Sullivan, Duke University (USA)

Structure of Sessions

♦ Chromosome structure and nuclear architecture
♦ Specialized chromosomes
♦ Population and evolutionary chromosome biology
♦ Mitosis and meiosis
♦ Chromatin and chromosome dynamics
"EuroCellNet COST (CA15214) Session"
♦ Genomics and genome organisation
♦ Applied chromosome biology in agriculture
♦ New technologies in genome and cytogenetics research "59th Symposium of the Society for Histochemistry"


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Organized in collaboration with COST EuroCellNet Action (CA15214).



Before you go (pdf)

Instuctions for SPEAKERS

Register now for the Pre-conference Workshop - COST EuroCellNet WG3 meeting - Focus on advanced microscopy-based techniques.

Register now together with your accompanying person.
The registration fee for accompanying person includes admission to the Welcome Cocktail and ticket for Gala Dinner.

Student Group Registration Are you group of students from same laboratory? Please contact the Conference Secretariat and register now for group reduced registration fee 5+1!