The Annual Summer school in molecular biophysics and systems biology is supported by the International Visegrad Fund, and jointly organized by the University of South Bohemia and the Center for Nanobiology and Structural Biology of the Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. In partnership with the University of Miskolc, Hungary, the University of Warsaw, Poland and Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, the summer school gives the chance to Czech and foreign university students to work for a month with experienced scientists and tutors in internationally respected research teams. During their time in Nove Hrady the students do not only research but also participate in an excellent lecture series that gets them a broad view on cutting-edge methodologies and research.

The participating students had to pass a highly competitive selection procedure and got the chance to work in excellent fully-equipped laboratories on topics related to systems biology and molecular biophysics. At the end of summer school, the research teams present their results in a student conference, where the best presentation get awarded by the scientific committee. In the final ceremony awards and certificates are presented to all participants.

The summer school 2016 is attended by 17 distinguished students from Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ukraine, Belarus, Bulgaria, and Russia. 10 students were sponsored by the Visegrad Fund and the additional seven were funded by the University of South Bohemia


August 2nd, 2016, C4SYS successfully submitted an application to the OPVVV call for research infrastructures (Výzva č. 02_16_013 pro Výzkumné infrastruktury). The project aims to complementarily support the construction, upgrade, modernization, enhancement and research activities of the national infrastructure “C4SYS – Center for Systems Biology” and improving the research quality at the institutions involved. This research infrastructure builds on a close collaboration of the Academy of Sciences (Institute of Microbiology in Prague, Center for Nanobiology and Structural Biology in Nové Hrady, Global Change Research Institute in Brno), the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, and Masaryk University in Brno. The proposed project, if awarded, shall start in January 2017.

Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice

is looking for:  Two postdoctoral research fellows in Glycobiology/Glycobiochemistry

More and detailed info:

Application process: Send the application including CV, names of at least one referee, a recommendation letter from your Ph.D. supervisor and possibly also a recommendation letter from your mentor during your research stay abroad, and a cover letter stating your previous work, qualification and motivation by email to Dr. Jan Sterba [sterbj02 (at)].