Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Society for Histochemistry, COST NANONET Action and local organizers I would like to invite you to the 55th Symposium of the Society for Histochemistry, which will take place in Prague, the Czech Republic from 11th to 14th  June, 2013.

This international Symposium will focus on Intermediate Filaments in Health & Disease, especially on imaging and sample preparation methods including both light and electron microscopies. The Symposium is organized in cooperation with BMBS COST Action Nanomechanics of Intermediate Filaments Networks (NANONET).


Dear colleagues,

As you might have seen in the news, the Czech Republic had suffered recently from floods in some regions. However, flood waters have already subsided and all is back to normal. Prague did not suffer any damage due to timely construction of anti-flood barriers. Public transportation operates according to usual timetables.

We look forward to meeting you at the symposium and wish you a safe journey to Prague.

See you soon,
Organizers of the SfH & COST Nanonet Symposium

The aim of the Symposium is to bring together internationally recognized experts, young researchers and students from various fields of biomedicine dealing with intermediate filaments, and to discuss also novel imaging/histochemistry methods which has the potential to contribute to a frontier research in molecular and cell biology, molecular medicine and pathology of intermediate filaments. There will be available support for young scientists and reduced fees for students.

The scientific programme will include invited talks, oral presentations, posters, and instrumentation workshops attached to the commercial exhibition.

Prague known as the city of a hundred spires on the River Vltava is one of the most beautiful cities of the world.  Prague with its magnificent historical monuments, modern infrastructure and good transport accessibility in the “heart of Europe” is an ideal destination for international conferences. 
The Symposium will be held in the Conference centre of the Institute of Molecular Genetics AS CR. The Institute is located in the new, high-tech equipped building, which belongs to the most modern research buildings in Central Europe.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Prague!

Pavel Hozák

Local Organizer