The Royal Society has awarded the Consortium of Central and Eastern European Structural Biology Groups with a grant for an ESEP Joint Project. The specific objectives of the scheme are:

(i) To foster visits from the UK and to get more value from them. Visitors would be encouraged to go to a selection of laboratories within the Consortium. It is hoped that the visits will enhance the existing bilateral schemes.
(ii) Visitors from the Consortium to the UK will make their reports available to other Consortium members.

UK project leader:
Prof. Guy Dodson
Chemistry Department
University of York

Partner project leader:
Prof. Mariusz Jaskolski
Faculty of Chemistry
A.Mickiewicz University
Poznan, Poland

Consortium of Central and Eastern European Structural Biology Groups (CCEESBG):

1. Imrich Barak  (Slovak Rep.)
2. Juraj Gasperik  (Slovak Rep.)
3. Marta Kollarova  (Slovak Rep.)
4. Frantisek Pavelcik  (Slovak Rep.)
5. Natalia Andreeva  (Russia)
6. Juraj Sedlacek  (Czech Rep.)
7. Bodan Schneider  (Czech Rep.)
8. Gabor Naray-Szabo  (Hungary)
9. Mariusz Jaskolski  (Poland)
10. Boris Kamenar  (Croatia)
11. Jindrich Hasek  (Czech Rep.)
12. Jaromir Marek  (Czech Rep.)
13. Krzysztof Lewinski  (Poland)
14. Vladimir Lunin  (Russia)

Expressed interest but not formal declaration:

15. Eva Hostinova  (Slovak Rep.)
16. Jozef Sevcik  (Slovak Rep.)
17. Iva Pichova  (Czech Rep.)
18. Marek Glowka  (Poland)


The funding provided by the Royal Society for participants from all countries is at a level of UKP 4,700 per annum for a period of two years.

Starting date: April 2001

How to apply:

Send your application by E-mail to the present coordinator of the Consortium, Dr. Imrich Barak at ( Your application should contain: (i) a short CV, (ii) an indication of your host laboratory, (iii) an outline of the objectives of your visit, (iv) suggested dates and timing. To qualify for a visit, you should have a Ph.D. status (or equivalent). In exceptional cases, non-Ph.D. scientists can also be considered provided there is convincing justification. The applications will be evaluated by the project leaders. When your application is approved, you will be generally required to handle the award via a national academy of sciences. You will be informed about how to proceed when the result of your application is announced.