2 – 5 September 2018, Prague, Czech Republic

It is a great pleasure to announce that the 22nd International Chromosome Conference edition will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, on September 2 — 5, 2018.

The ICC 2018 will bring together professionals in genetics, cytogenetics, genomics, genome organization and related applied science from biomedical, plant and animal fields.

The programme will cover following topics: Chromosome structure and nuclear architecture; Specialized chromosomes; Population and evolutionary chromosome biology; Mitosis and meiosis; Chromatin and chromosome dynamics; Genomics and genome organisation; Genome engineering in biomedicine; Applied chromosome biology in agriculture; New technologies in genome and cytogenetics research.

Prague is a charming city situated in the very heart of Europe. It has a rich history, magnificent architecture (known as the city of „hundred spires“) and a unique culture influenced by various styles that have appeared over the centuries. The city has hosted or has been a „beloved“ place for famous personalities like J. Kepler, W. A. Mozart, R. Descartes, P. I. Tchaikovsky, A. Einstein, F. Kafka and many others. Prague was also birthplace of five Nobel laureates – the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1959 was awarded to Jaroslav Heyrovsky for his discovery and development of polarograpic methods and in 1947 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Carl and Gerty Cori.

Looking forward to seeing you in Prague.


Darren Griffin
Conference President
Pavel Hozak
Chairman of the LOC

Organizing Committee

Darren K. Griffin, Conference President
Pavel Hozak, Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee

Advisory Board

Martin Anger, CEITEC, Masaryk University (CZ)
Jaroslav Doležel, Department of Cell Biology and Genetics, Palacký University (CZ)
Tariq Ezaz, Insitute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra (AUS)
Masahiko Harata, Tohoku University (J)
Dean Jackson, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester (UK)
Cesar Martins, Department of Morphology, Sao Paulo State University (BR)
Rachel O’Neill, Molecular & Cell Biology, University of Connecticut (USA)
Jiří Rubeš, CEITEC, Masaryk University (CZ)
Helen Tempest, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Miami (USA)
Boris Vyskot, Institute of Biophysics of the CAS (CZ)
Giacomo Cavalli, French National Centre of Scientific Research (F)
Klara Weipoltshammer, Center for Anatomy and Cell Biology (AUT)
Beth Sullivan, Duke University (USA)

Preliminary Structure of Sessions

♦ Chromosome structure and nuclear architecture
♦ Specialized chromosomes
♦ Population and evolutionary chromosome biology
♦ Mitosis and meiosis
♦ Chromatin and chromosome dynamics
♦ Genomics and genome organisation
♦ Genome engineering in biomedicine
♦ Applied chromosome biology in agriculture
♦ New technologies in genome and cytogenetics research




1st announcement (pdf)