XVIIIth Symposium on Chemistry of Nucleic Acid Components

June 5 - 10, 2022, Czech Republic

Český Krumlov



Participants are cordially welcome to attend the 18th Symposium on Chemistry of Nucleic Acid Components. It is a traditional (since 1969) conference covering synthetic, bioorganic and medicinal chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, chemical biology and nanotechnology of nucleobases, nucleosides, nucleotides and nucleic acids. The programme will consist of plenary lectures, "Emerging younger investigator" invited lectures, short oral presentations and a poster session.


In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic and restricted travels, we are sad to inform you that the organizing committee has decided to postpone the event for two years. The new dates are June 5-10, 2022 in the same venue.

Most of the invited speakers have already kindly agreed to attend and give their lectures in 2022 and we very much hope that also most of the other participants will be able to attend next year as well.

Please stay tuned for further info about the new registration and deadlines later.


Michal Hocek

Organizing committee of the 18SCNAC


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Michal Hocek



Previous Conferences

SCNAC 2017

SCNAC 2014

SCNAC 2011

SCNAC 2008



Invited Speakers

(confirmed so far, several others will follow shortly):

Tom Brown

(Oxford University, UK)

Tomas Cihlar

(Gilead Sciences, Inc.)


Prof. Marvin H. Caruthers

    (University of Colorado at Boulder)

Annemieke Madder

(Ghent University, Belgium)

Nencka Radim

(IOCB Prague)

Oliver Seitz

(Humboldt University Berlin, Germany)

Ronald Micura

(University of Innsbruck, Austria)


Hans-Achim Wagenknecht

(KIT Karlsruhe, Germany)


Emerging Young Investigator invited speakers

Hana Cahova

(IOCB Prague)


Petra Hajkova

(Imperial College London)


Stephanie Kath-Schorr

(IUniversity of Köln, Germany)


Ralph E. Kleiner




Registration & deadlines

The application form is available now. The registration will be opened only to confirmed and accepted participants selected from the applicants. Due to limited capacity of the venue, the registration will be restricted to ca. 150 regular participants. Please make sure you meet the deadlines for application to be fully considered.

The conference fee will be all-inclusive: transport from Prague to the venue and back, accommodation in a 5* hotel (Hotel Růže or neighboring hotel Old Inn), all meals including conference dinner, coffee breaks, wine and refreshment during poster session, proceedings and access to the scientific sessions.



Preliminary Registration Fees

  Type of registration fee registration accommodation food total in EUR
  Standard fee double-room - early 270 360 230 860
  Standard fee single-room - early 270 490 230 990
  Industry fee double-room - early 400 360 230 990
  Industry fee single-room - early 400 490 230 1120
  Students fee double-room - early 170 290 230 690
  Accompanying persons - early 120 290 230 640

Late registration since April 1, 2022

  Type of registration fee registration accommodation food total in EUR
  Standard fee double-room 370 360 230 960
  Standard fee single-room 370 490 230 1090
  Industry fee double-room 500 360 230 1090
  Industry fee single-room 500 490 230 1220
  Students fee double-room 270 290 230 790
  Accompanying persons 220 290 230 740



The registration fee will be refunded (with a deduction of 10 % to cover the handling costs) if participation in the Congress is cancelled in writing before 5 May 2022. No refund will be granted after this date.



February 20, 2022
Submission of abstracts applying for oral presentations

March 15, 2022
Notification of acceptance of oral presentations (those not selected will be further considered for poster presentation)

March 15, 2022
Submission of all other abstracts and applications for attendance without presentation

March 20, 2022
Notification of acceptance of poster presentations and notification of accepted participants (registration will open to accepted participants)

March 31, 2022
Early registration payment (open only for accepted participants)

Poster presenters and participants may still be accepted even after the deadline if capacity of the venue allows.


Book of abstracts will contain short abstracts of all presentations (1-2 pages for lectures, 1 page for posters). For preparation of abstracts, please follow the instructions and use the template.

Unlike in previous conferences of this series, the Book of abstracts is not intended as ISBN-containing proceedings and will not be excerpted to secondary sources (WoS, Scopus etc.). The publication of the abstract should not be taken as pre-publication of the results presented.

The organizers will select oral communications and poster presentations from submitted abstracts. Only upon acceptance of the presentation and participant, the registration will be opened to selected applicants. Please make sure to meet the deadlines to be fully considered. After the deadline of February 20, some poster presentations and/or participations without presentation still may be allowed (subject to availability of free capacity in the venue) but the organizers cannot guarantee it.


Please do not hesitate to contact us after you have exhausted all self-help options:

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Michal Hocek

for scientific matters



Zuzana Boháčová

for organizational matters


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