The 2020 Symposium will present some of the most exciting recent breakthroughs in structural biology combined with biophysics and molecular biology and the most recent research from a strong and vibrant national community. The program will again be of the highest international quality with the invited keynote speakers world-leading scientists covering a wide scope of biochemistry and biophysics, and employing a wide methodological range from in silico modelling to experimental structural biology and single-molecule methods. Importantly, and in the spirit of Linköping University, the speakers have been selected for their proven ability to overcome traditional subject boundaries in their search for understanding of novel concepts. For the first time, the  meeting will highlight exciting findings in phase separation in biology and its molecular regulation, where detailed molecular characteristics are now emerging. Another example is the co-usage of the novel Cryo-EM methodology with NMR as well as MX, small angle scattering (SAXS/SANS) and single-molecule fluorescence in order to simultaneously characterize structure and dynamics of large biomolecular complexes. The investigation of molecular pores and channels as well as protein misfolding mechanisms are also represented in the Keynote talks of the 2020 meeting.

Invited keynote speakers:

Prof. Pau Bernado, Centre de Biochimie Structurale (CBS), University of Montpellier, France
Dr. Liz Carpenter, Structural Genomic Consortium Oxford & Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, UK
Prof. Monika Fuxreiter, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Life Science Building, University of Debrecen, Hungary 
Prof. Dr. Marcus Fändrich, Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Ulm University, Germany
Dr Anne-Claude Gingras, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Toronto, Canada
Prof. Angela Gronenborn, University of Pittsburg, USA
Dr David JaquesStructural Virology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Prof. Dr. Edward Lemke, Institute of Molecular Biology, Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU), Mainz, Germany

For more than two decades, this Annual Symposium has remained a node for scientific exchange for PIs, post docs and PhD students working in Sweden within molecular life sciences. Since 2017, SWEPROT is also the annual meeting of SFBBM, the Swedish Society of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, which is the Swedish member society of FEBS. This meeting typically attracts 140-170 participants annually and  has a central role in forming the culture, collaboration and expertise of the Swedish molecular life science community.

Young scientists and emerging group leaders are invited to present their own work in oral presentations and during a well-visited poster session. PhD-students (including Master students and Post-docs)  that submit a poster abstract can register at reduced cost. Please note that the number of registrations at this reduced fee are limited. The symposium is widely announced throughout the Swedish Universities and industry as well as via the networks of SBNet and SFBBM.

The registration opens on Friday at 16.30 and closing will be on Monday after lunch (13:30). Transfer to/from Åkerblads from/to the railway station is booked on , give your arrival and departure times upon booking. Fee 100 kr/transfer and person, non cancellable.

Welcome to SWEPROT 2020, 12-15 June in Tällberg!