ELIXIR CZ Annual Conference 2021

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The sixth ELIXIR CZ annual conference.

After more than a year of meeting on Zoom, we are warmly inviting you to the ELIXIR CZ Annual Conference 2021 to get together and discuss progress in ELIXIR CZ in-person.

We would be delighted to have you at this conference sharing with us your research advancements in a scientific talk or as a poster presentation. We would also love to hear your thoughts and opinion in time thoughtfully scheduled for discussions.

We believe that a face-to-face format of the conference is the ideal solution for bolstering connections. Nevertheless, the health of all participants is of utmost importance for us. The conference will be therefore held in line with actual epidemiologic restrictions put in place by respective Czech authorities. Please check our website regularly for updates.


Thursday, 25 November

   9:00 – 12:00     Opening get-together, Bowling & Billiard Dejvice

12:00 – 13:00     Registration and lunch, Vila Lanna
13:00 – 13:10     Welcome word by Jiří Vondrášek, Head of ELIXIR CZ
13:10 – 13:40     ELIXIR Czech Republic – achievements and future development
                                    Jiří Vondrášek – ELIXIR Czech Republic, Director

Structural bioinformatics

Chair: Bohdan Schneider, Institute of Biotechnology od the CAS

13:50 – 14:20     Structural bioinformatics in 2021: a few subjective reflections
                                    Bohdan Schneider, Institute of Biotechnology of the CAS
14:20 – 14:30     Visualization of protein structures in 3D, 2D and 1D
                                    Radka Svobodová, Masaryk University
14:30 – 14:40     Simulation of oligosaccharide binding to HEV32 domain
                                    Jan Beránek, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
14:40 – 14:50     Machine Learning for Annotating Cavities
                                    Faraneh Haddadi, Masaryk University
14:50 – 15:00     A novel protein stabilization method based on molecular dynamics
                                    and force-field-based energy evaluation
                                    Jana Horáčková, St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno – ICRC
15:00 – 15:10     Use of diNucleotide conformational classes, NtC, for refinement of DNA crystal structures
                                    Jakub Svoboda Institute of Biotechnology of the CAS
15:10 – 15:20     WATlas (watlas.datmos.org), an online atlas of biomolecular hydration
                                     Lada Biedermannová, Institute of Biotechnology of the CAS
15:20 – 15:40     20´ discussion


Chair: Jan Pačes, Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Czech Academy of Sciences

16:00 – 16:30    Molecular surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 in CR
                                    Jan Pačes, Institute of Molecular Genetics of the CAS
16:30 – 16:45    Is our model wrong? Identifying outliers in differential expression analysis
                                    Martin Modrák, Institute of Microbiology of the CAS
16:45 – 17:00     Scdrake: a highly scalable and reproducible pipeline for scRNA-seq data
                                    Jiří Novotný, Institute of Molecular Genetics of the CAS
17:00 – 17:15    Paperfly: a tool for analysis of ChIP-seq or similar sequencing data without a reference genome
                                    Kateřina Faltejsková, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS
17:15 – 17:30    Functional analysis of the cis-regulatory sequence of the amphioxus gene crucial
                                    in early embryonic development
                                    Simona Macháčová, Charles University
17:30 – 17:50     20´ discussion

Parallel breakout sessions

18:00 – 18:45    ELIXIR Community 3D-Bioinfo
                                    Bohdan Schneider, Institute of Biotechnology of the CAS
18:00 – 18:45    Building an effective and sustainable ELIXIR Node: the role of communications,
                                    collaborations, impact and funding
                                    Andrew Smith, ELIXIR Hub
18:45 – 19:30     Dinner
19:30 – 21:00     Poster session

Friday, 26 November

Chemical biology

Chair: Jiří Vondrášek, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences

   9:00 –    9:30    Chemical biology in ELIXIR CZ
                                    Karel Berka, Palacký University Olomouc

   9:30 –    9:45     ASAFind 2.0: Multi-class predictions of intracellular locations of proteins
                                    in organisms with complex plastids
                                    Ansgar Gruber, Biology Centre of the CAS
   9:45 – 10:00     Charge Transport on Biomolecular Interfaces with Metal Electrodes
                                    Zdeněk Futera, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice
10:00 – 10:15     In silico design of synthetically feasible compounds
                                    Pavel Polishchuk, Palacký University Olomouc
10:15 – 10:30     Integrated Database of Small Molecules
                                    Jakub Galgonek, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS
10:30 – 10:50     20´ discussion


Bioinformatics Data Management and Access Control

Chair: Robert Pergl, Czech Technical University in Prague

11:10 – 11:40    Requirements and Interactions in Life Science Research Data Management
                                    Korbinian Bösl, ELIXIR Norway
11:40 – 11:55     Data Stewardship Wizard: Towards the Cutting-Edge Collaborative Online Platform
                                    for Data Management Plans
                                    Jan Slifka, Czech Technical University in Prague / Data Stewardship Wizard
11:55 – 12:10     DSW as a FAIR Data Entry Tool
                                    Marek Suchánek, Czech Technical University in Prague / Data Stewardship Wizard
12:10 – 12:25     Distributed authorization using GA4GH passports
                                    Slávek Licehammer, Masaryk University
12:25 – 12:40     FAIR data portal
                                    Milos Prokysek – University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice
12:40 – 13:00     20´ discussion

13:00                       Farewell
Note: The conference will be held in English.


Registration is closed on a first-come first-served basis. The conference is limited to 80 participants.

Presentations and posters

Please indicate your interest in giving a flash talk or poster presentation in the registration form. After your registration, we will send you an email inviting you to submit an abstract. Acceptance of the flash talk will be confirmed by the organizing committee.


  • Please submit your abstract by email to elixir@uochb.cas.cz by 26 October at the latest.
  • You can expect confirmation of your flash talk on 1 November 2021.
  • Registration is open till 11 November 2021.
The required poster format: A0, 841 mm (width) x 1189 mm (height).

Conference booklet

Official version of the conference booklet.

Conference costs and accommodation

No registration fee is required. We recommend the following accommodation facilities:
Hotel DAP***
Masarykova kolej


Please make your own travel arrangements to the venue.
Vila Lanna
V Sadech 1
160 00 Praha 6 – Bubeneč
Reservation – reception:
Phone: +420 224 321 278


Jiří Vondrášek, Chairman
Phone: +420 220 183 267
E-mail: jiri.vondrasek@uochb.cas.cz
Anna Strachotová
Project Manager ELIXIR CZ
Phone : +420 220 183 201
E-mail : anna.strachotova@uochb.cas.cz
Natália Pižemová
Phone: +420 220 183 126
E-mail: natalia.pizemova@uochb.cas.cz

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