The Czech Society for Structural Biology was established in 2010 as a platform of mostly Czech and Slovak scientists active in the field of structural biology. CSSB supports research, conferences, teaching and other academic activities in the field of structural biology. The Society welcomes members mainly active in research of structural properties of biological molecules and systems by the means of crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, electron microscopy, fluorescence methods, computational methods, biophysical methods and other.
To date our Society has 96 registered members from the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic.
Activities of CSSB comprise mainly the organization of the annual Discussions in Structural Molecular Biology, since 2018 joined with the User meeting of the Czech Infrastructure for Integrative Structural Biology. We also organize and co-organize specialized seminars, workshops, courses and other events in the field.
The Society acts as the National user group of the European infrastructure Instruct-ERIC and as a body of experts in the field for the Czech Infrastructure for Integrative Structural Biology.
History of the Society
CSSB has been established at the constitutive meeting on 19th March 2010 in Nové Hrady, South Bohemia. The preparatory committee and the first elected Council of CSSB (2010-2015) had the following members: Jan Dohnálek, Rüdiger Ettrich, Jindřich Hašek, Richard Hrabal, Bohdan Schneider, Tomáš Obšil, Vladimír Sklenář.The Society was first registered on 6th May 2010 with the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic and in 2015 the registration and the Articles have been updated (L 21535/MSPH Městský soud v Praze).
Seven members of the Council of CSSB – the executive body – are elected by the General Assembly for five years. The Audit Committee performs regular internal audits of the Society’s finances. In the 1st term it had two members approved by the General Assembly. Since 2015 this number has been increased to three, as required by the new law. The General Assembly is the chief body of the Society, which meets regularly, mostly at the annual conferences of CSSB.
Members of the elected Council of CSSB, 1st term – 2010-2015
Jan Dohnálek, Rüdiger Ettrich, Jindřich Hašek, Richard Hrabal, Bohdan Schneider, Tomáš Obšil, Vladimír Sklenář
Members of the audit committee of CSSB, 1st term – 2010-2015
Marek Šebela, Lukáš Žídek
Members of the elected Council of CSSB, 2nd term – 2015-2020
Jan Dohnálek, Ivana Kutá Smatanová, Vladimír Sklenář, Vojtěch Spiwok, Bohdan Schneider, Richard Hrabal, Richard Štefl
Members of the audit committee of CSSB, 2nd term – 2015-2020
Karel Kubíček, Jiří Vondrášek, Marek Šebela
Members of the elected Council of CSSB, 3rd term – 2020-2025
Jan Dohnálek, Vladimír Sklenář, Ivana Kutá Smatanová, Lukáš Žídek, Jarmila Dušková, Vojtěch Spiwok, Michaela Wimmerová
Members of the audit committee of CSSB, 3rd term – 2020-2025
Karel Kubíček, Jiří Vondrášek, Jiří Pavlíček
Council of Scientific Societies
Since 2012 our Society has been a member of the Council of Scientific Societies of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Rada vědeckých společností), which acts as a unifying platform accross all disciplines of science in the Czech Republic and enables independent financial support of specific activities of its members. CSSB is represented in the Council of Scientific Societies by the Chairman of the CSSB Council.