[24.06.2021] A big thank to Frank Vollmer for his great presentation on “Light waves meet molecular machines – probing single molecules on µ-interferometers”.

[10.06.2021] Claudio Alfieri gave us insights into ‘Molecular snapshots of cell cycle control by cryo-EM’.

[20.05.2021] A big thank to Qian Wu for her inspring presentation on the BRCT domain in DNA damage response.

[29.04.2021] Dr. Jana Neuhold gave us insights into ‘GoldenBac: a new system for making new multi-gene constructs’.

[22.04.2021] A big thank to Peter Schuck for his great presentation on “Potential and Limitations of Multi-Method Approaches for Studying Dynamic Multi-Protein Interactions With Applications SARS-CoV-2 Nucleocapsid Interactions”.

[15.04.2021] A big thank to Joachim Goedhart for his great presentation on “Imaging G-protein signaling with genetically encoded fluorescent probes”.

[25.03.2021] Eva Pereiro gave an inspiring talk on ‘ Correlative cryo 3D X-Ray imaging and its’ use in locating specific structures and molecules in cells.’

[18.03.2021] Rubén Fernández-Busnadiego gave an inspiring talk on ‘Unrevalling the structure of toxic protein aggregates in situ’.

[11.03.2021] Daniel Häußinger gave an inspiring talk on ‘ Lanthanide chelating tags for pseudo-contactshift NMR spectroscopy’.

[04.03.2021] We are grateful to Prof Paltiel for explaining to us ‘why life should maintain chirality’.

[04.02.2021] Prof Wilmanns gave an inspiring talk on ‘the sarcomeric protein myomsein has it all-in-one: rigidity, flexibility and elasticity’.

[28.01.2021] A big thank to Imre Berger for his great presentation “The Bristol MultiBac platform in the COVID19 response – New avenues to combat the pandemic”.

[21.01.2021] A big thank to Olwyn Byron for her great presentation on “The role of AUC and SAXS in understanding the structural basis for bacterial virulence factor function”.

[17.12.2020] Andreas Schwaighofer from TU Vienna gave us a new perspective for protein secondary structure analysis using laser-based IR spectroscopy.

[10.12.2020] A big thank to Niels de Jonge for his great presentation “Liquid phase electron microscopy fundamentals: The application to study membrane proteins in whole cells, and future outlook”.

[03.12.2020] Dr. Jeffrey Chao from Friedrich Miescher Institute Basel (CH) gave an inspiring talk on Imagining the LIFE and DEATH of mRNAs in single cells.

[12.11.2020] Shambaditya Saha from IMBA gave us deeper insights into the role of complex composition in biomolecular condensates.

[15.10.2020] Alexander Fish from Netherlands Cancer Institute gave an inspiring talk on “Lys27-linked Diubiquitin Inhibits UCHL3”.

[08.10.2020] A big thank to Jörg Menche for his great presentation “Network Medicine — From protein-protein to drug-drug and human-machine interactions”.

[25.6.2020] Ohad Medalia from the University of Zurich gave a talk about ‘The structure and mechanical properties of nuclear lamin filaments”

[28.5.2020] Florian Schur from IST Austria gave us a deeper insight about high-resolution cellular strucutral biology using cryo-electron tomography.

[7.5.2020] Peijun Zhang from the University of Oxford gave an extraordinary talk with the title “Interrogating HIV-1 on a new level”

[30.4.2020] On April 30th the fourth talk for our Seminar Series took place. We thank Arthur Sedivy, who gave a great talk that was broadcasted over Zoom and reached over 70 participants!

[3.3.2020] Seminar Series Speaker Dr. Steven Bryden gave a talk about “Skin immunity to mosquito borne viruses

CAPSID Workshop

An Introduction to Recombinant Protein Production, Purification, and Quality Assessment

[03.12/04.12.2019] This workshop provided a basic introduction into recombinant protein production in eukaryotic expression systems, protein purification, including protein complexes, secreted proteins and viruses and gave an aspects of protein quality assessment.

A great thanks to all the amazing speakers!
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Capsid Seminar Series

[06.11/07.11.2019 Bratislava/Vienna] In the framework of Interreg project CAPSID, the second talk for our seminar series on virology in the cross-border region took place.
Bertrand Raynal was emphasizing two important topics in modern structural biology: sample quality control and data validation. In his position as expert in biophysicalcharacterization in the core facility at Institute Pasteur (Paris) he established minimum quality criteria for purified recombinant proteins and implemented them as services to assess the actual state of the samples used for biochemical/biophysical experiments. This is one important step towards tackling the reproducibility problem biological sciences face nowadays. The second part of the talk described how one can use hydrodynamic information about protein (complexes) measured on benchtop instrument can cross validatehigh resolution structural information (e.g. from X-ray crystallography, cryo-EM but also SAXS experiments). Finally he developed a software tool that can de-novo generate protein(complex) shape information from just hydrodynamic information measured in benchtopinstruments (e.g. SEC-MALLS, viscometer, AUC, DLS).

International conference on virology in SK-AT cross-border region!

[15.02.2019 Bratislava] CAPSID project members Peggy Stolt-Bergner (VBCF), Ivana Nemcovicova (BMC SAV) and Martin Puchinger (VBCF) participated in the Joint Virology Conference and the 1st SK-AT Structural Biology Meeting 2019 in Bratislava from 13th to 15th February 2019.

The conference brought together international scientists working on all fields of virology research from virus ecology and evolution, through epidemiology and virus-host interactions to structural and biochemical virology. This conference increased the international awareness of the cutting edge virology research in the cross-border region, served to stimulate scientific exchange and created opportunities for new collaborations among the participants.

CAPSID Seminar Series!

[11.12.2018 Bratislava/Vienna] In the framework of Interreg project CAPSID, the seminar series on virology in the cross-border region has started. Prof. Ettrich from Larking University Miami, (US) gave two exciting talks about modelling and simulating cation translocation in human ORAI channels. His work combines experimental and theoretical approaches to elucidate this important means of signal transduction.

Kick-Off Meeting for Interreg project CAPSID!

[17.07.2018 Vienna] On 17th July, the project partners VBCF and BMC met in Vienna to kick-off the Interreg project CAPSID. The project is dedicated to increase the international visibility of the biomedical research landscape in the Slovak-Austrian border region. With a total of 11 project partners,  Vienna Biocenter Core Facilities (VBCF) in Vienna and the Biomedical Research Center of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava have joined forces to improve the scientific communication in the region and the international visibility of the cross-border virological and biomedical research community.

CAPSID is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the Interreg V-A Slovakia-Austria program.