Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Conference

Changes in structural biology: challenges in studying dynamics

Utrecht, The Netherlands

18 - 20 May 2022





The Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Conference (IBSBC) showcases the latest, cutting-edge in integrative structural biology from leading scientists across the world.

The 5th Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Conference will be held at Utrecht in the Netherlands, from 18 - 20 May 2022. The theme of the 2022 conference is:

Changes in Structural Biology: Challenges in Studying Dynamics

The conference will explore new developments in structural biology, including the emerging methods and technologies that are helping scientists to decipher complex biomolecular dynamics.

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About Instruct-ERIC

Instruct-ERIC is the single point of access to technology and expertise for structural biology research. Through its specialist research centres in Europe, Instruct-ERIC offers funded research visits, training, internships and R&D awards. By promoting integrative methods, Instruct-ERIC enables excellent science and technological development for the benefit of all life scientists.


Organising Committee

José María Carazo

Malene Ringkjøbing Jensen
Institut de Biologie Structurale

Friedrich Foerster
University of Utrecht - Netherlands

Jan Stayaert
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Belgium

Ilaria Ferlenghi
Glaxosmithkline Vaccines - Italy

Marcin Nowotny
International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology - Poland

Maya Topf
University of London, United Kingdom



Syma Khalid
University of Oxford

Ben Schuler
University of Zurich

Wei Yang

Cristina Paulino
University of Groningen

Juri Rappsilber
Technische Universität Berlin

Peijun Zhang
University of Oxford

Wolfgang Baumeister
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

Philipp Selenko
Weizmann Institute of Science

David Stuart
Instruct-ERIC, University of Oxford


Abstract submission

All conference registrants are eligible to present a poster on integrative structural biology at IBSBC2022.

Additionally, the Scientific Organising Committee will invite a small number of the submitted abstracts for an oral presentation.

To guarantee your poster presentation, simply submit an abstract during registration.

Abstract specification: maximum one A4 page, including the title, author(s) and author affiliation(s), and up to one image.

Poster specification: A0 size, portrait orientation.

The deadline for abstract submission is 1 March 2022.



Registration for the Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Conference 2022 is open.

€100 for participants from Instruct Countries

€450 for participants from non-Instruct Countries

The registration fee covers the cost of attendance, coffee breaks, lunch and the conference gala. There will be additional costs for accommodation.

The deadline for registration is 1 April 2022.








Student fellowships

Student Fellowship applications are invited from graduate students. Fellowships will cover economy travel costs plus shared accommodation (twin room) for 2 nights.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants should be pre-doctoral scientists (PhD students)
  • The applicant’s home institution (applicant’s usual workplace) must be within an Instruct Member country
  • Recipients must submit a 500-word report on their conference experience by 1 June 2022

Applicants should send a copy of the abstract submitted upon registration and a 200-word statement justifying their application and a letter of recommendation from their supervisor.

The deadline for fellowship applications is 1 March 2022.




Ivano Bertini Award

The Ivano Bertini Award recognises a significant achievement in frontier research that utilises an integrative structural biology approach. The Award commemorates Ivano Bertini, who developed powerful new methods in NMR and built up a world class Centre for Magnetic Resonance (CERM) in Florence. CERM was in the first group of major Centres in structural biology to form the core structure of Instruct-ERIC.

The Award of €15,000 is endowed by Bruker BioSpin which, together with Ivano, developed instrumentation to broaden the application of NMR and increase measurement sensitivity.

Applications for the Ivano Bertini Award are open.




Muntgebouw Utrecht is situated 1km from the from the Utrecht Central Station.

About the venue

Muntgebouw Utrecht

Leidseweg 90,

3531 BG Utrecht, Netherlands



Information about rooms, breakfast, check-in/check-out


Getting to Muntgebouw Utrecht


Confidentiality policy

Confidentiality and use of information

All material presented at the IBSBC2022, including abstracts, oral presentations and posters, must be treated as personal communication and should be cited only with the consent of the author.

Photography or video/audio recording of oral presentations or individual posters is strictly prohibited unless with explicit consent of the meeting organisers and the author.

The content of abstracts, oral and poster presentations are the responsibility of the author(s). Instruct will publish the content of the submitted abstracts without asking for explicit consent from the author(s).


Social Media

We encourage participants to blog, tweet or otherwise communicate about the meeting (#IBSBC2022). However, dissemination of results or discussion presented at the meeting to anonymous third parties must obtain permission from the presenting author BEFORE communicating any results or discussion to third party groups, message boards, blogs or other online resources (other than your own lab or departments).

If you have specific questions regarding these issues or any other aspects of the conference, please contact the IBSBC2022 organising team.



Please submit any enquiries using the form below. Alternatively, you can email or call +44 1865 98 86 39 to speak with one of the Instruct-ERIC Hub Team.



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