The School is intended for young scientists (primarily Ph.D. students) at the beginning of their academic careers who are interested in the fundamental study of molecular biophysics: the structures of biomacromolecular, nucleic acid/protein complexes and assemblies (ribosomes, viruses, chromatin), quaternary protein structures; protein aggregation, conformational dynamics, folded and intrinsically disordered proteins, enzymatic activity—small molecule recognition, biomacromolecular interactions, bioenergetics and single molecule biophysics.
In addition to the School’s inherent role in the transfer of knowledge and ideas, we emphasize its catalytic role in arranging future research collaborations, joint projects, visits and postdoc positions – and friendships. Since the 11th Schools the attendance is about 70-80 Ph.D. students, from 20+ countries in Europe and some beyond. Usually 2/3 of the students presented the poster, of which about 20 give also a short talk. About 15-20 lecturers come mostly from Europe, but speakers beyond Europe have also participated.