After four years, the task of organizing the Slovak-Czech conference Polymers 2024 fell to the Slovak partner from the Polymer Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. Considering the increased participation of foreign polymer chemists and physicists at the previous event organized by Czech partners from the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences, we decided to organize the conference in an international format. We chose the Academia Hotel in Stará Lesná as the venue for the 13th edition of the Polymers 2024 conference, where the beginning of autumn creates a beautiful Tatra atmosphere. The goal of this conference has always been not only to present the latest scientific results and outputs of the participants but also to create new scientific contacts and deepen cooperation between the Polymer Institute SAS and the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry CAS. In addition to the broad focus of the conference’s topics covering basic and applied research carried out by experimental or theoretical approaches, there is also space for the presentation of products by colleagues from the commercial sphere. On behalf of the organizing committee of the Polymers 2024 conference, I would like to invite you to this conference. We believe that the tradition of this conference, as well as the environment in which it will take place, will attract scientists of all age categories including PhD students.

On behalf of the organizing committee Dr. Zuzana Benková

PlenArY LECTURE

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Lecture title: Acid-base equilibria and partitioning of solutes in two-phase systems containing charged polymers and colloids

deadlines

09.08.2024

Registration, abstract submission.

14.08.2024

Notification of abstract acceptance

16.08.2024

Payment

Program

Advisory Board

Ing. Hynek Beneš, PhD.Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry CAS, Prague
Ing. Jiří Brus, Dr.Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry CAS, Prague
Mgr. Martin Danko, PhD.Polymer Institute SAS, Bratislava
Ing. Anita Eckstein, PhD.Polymer Institute SAS, Bratislava
RNDr. Tomáš Etrych, DrSc.Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry CAS, Prague
MSc. Abolfazl Heydari, PhD.Polymer Institute SAS, Bratislava
prof. Mgr. Martin Hrubý, DrSc.Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry CAS, Prague
Mgr. Jozef Kollár, PhD.Polymer Institute SAS, Bratislava
Dr. Ing. Jiří KotekInstitute of Macromolecular Chemistry CAS, Prague
Mgr. Juraj Kronek, PhD.Polymer Institute SAS, Bratislava
Mgr. Zuzana Kroneková, PhD.Polymer Institute SAS, Bratislava
Ing. Matej Mičušík, PhD.Polymer Institute SAS, Bratislava
Mgr. Katarína Mosnáčková, PhD.Polymer Institute SAS, Bratislava
RNDr. Jiří Pfleger, CSc.Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry CAS, Prague
Ing. Zdeňka Sedláková, CSc.Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry CAS, Prague
Ing. Zdeněk Starý, PhD.Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry CAS, Prague
Mgr. Zdenko Špitálsky, PhD.Polymer Institute SAS, Bratislava

Organizing committee

Zuzana Benková (chairwoman)
Dušan Račko (co-chair)
Omid Moghaddam
Renáta Rusková
Silvia Podhradská
Alena Opálková – Šišková

Topics

Polymers as biomaterials
Polymeric materials for reduction of environmental threats
Polymer synthesis and characterization
Hybrid and tailored polymers
Polymer-modified surfaces
Specialty polymers
Polymer-based nanocomposites
Polymers for nanotechnology
Computer modeling and simulations of polymers

Confirmed lectures

Prof. Mgr. Martin Hrubý, DrSc., Stimuli-responsive polymers for bioapplications: From drug delivery systems to sensors

Ing. Igor Lacík, DrSc., Radical polymerization in aqueous solutions

Dr. Tibor Macko, Advanced analytical characterization of synthetic polymers with chromatographic and spectroscopic methods

prof. Ing. Ivan Chodák, DrSc., Modification of thermoplastic starch as a component in mixtures with biopolymers

RNDr. Jiří Pfleger, CSc., Electronic memory phenomena in polymers – from digital memory to memristors and simulation of neuronal synapses

MSc. Abolfazl Heydari, PhD., Dynamic networks in biomedical applications: Connecting molecular behavior to macroscopic properties

Prof. Dr. Peter Virnau, Knots in polymers and biopolymers

InformATIONS

Conference fee

550 € All-inclusive

(including conference material, presentations and discussions,
accommodation in twin rooms, all-day meals, and refreshments during the
conference)

430 € Accompanying person

(including accommodation in twin rooms, all-day
meals, and refreshments during the conference)

+60 € extra charge

for a single room

Cancellation policy

100 % of registration fee until July 15, 2024
50 % of the registration fee until August, 15, 2024
0 % of registration fee after August 15, 2024

For authors

Lectures
Due to the international participation, the recommended language of the conference is English. The length of the lectures is set to 20 minutes, including the discussion.

Posters
will be placed in the space in front of the congress hall using presentation panels of the size 93 × 100 cm2 (w × h).

Abstract
You can download the abstract template HERE.

Contacts

E-mail: polymers@savba.sk
Phone: +421 232 294 307, +421 232 294 308
Cell Phone: +421 915 256 015

Address:
Polymer Institute SAS
Dúbravská cesta 9
845 41 Bratislava 45
Slovak Republic
GPS: 48°10’12.3″N 17°04’04.7″E

Transportation

A shuttle bus runs from the Vienna airport to Bratislava (Central Bus Station Nivy or Bratislava main railway station) at regular intervals

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To find buses and trains, enter the city you are leaving from:

By train

From the Central Bus Station Nivy you can take trolleybus number 40 (the bus stop Autobusová stanica) to the Bratislava main railway station.

You can get to Poprad by train from the Bratislava main railway station and from Poprad by train to Starý Smokovec.

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From Starý Smokovec, you can get to Stará Lesná by tram number 184. Hotel Academia is ~ 1 km from the tram station.

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By bus

You can get to Poprad by bus from the Central Bus Station Nivy in Bratislava and from Poprad by bus to Stará Lesná (you need to change the bus in Vysoké Tatry, rázc. Stará Lesná or in Huncovce to Stará Lesná, bytovky). Hotel Academia is ~ 1.9 km from the bus stop.

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You can take a taxi servis from Starý Smokovec to Hotel Academia.

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By car

Enter the address from which you are departing:

The optimal route from Bratislava passes through Nitra, Banská Bystrica, Ružomberok, and Poprad. This route circumvents the problematic stretch around Strečno, which is prone to heavy traffic and frequent jams.

The optimal route from Bratislava

By air

London – Poprad connection

In case of complications with transportation, please contact us at polymers@savba.sk and we will do our best to provide you with assistance.

Accommodation

Congress Centre of SAS ACADEMIA

The Academia Congress Center (CC) is situated at the foot of the Lomnický Štít massif in the eastern part of the High Tatras. It is located on the border of the Tatra National Park, in quiet surroundings a short way off the towns Tatranská Lomnica and Starý Smokovec. The favorable location is underlined not only by the short distance (15 km) from the airport and the main traffic routes in Poprad but also by the proximity of the architectonic jewels of Spiš region – Levoča, Kežmarok or Stará Ľubovňa. The capacity of the hotel is for ~ 90 participants.