Dear colleagues and friends of microbiology!

It is a great pleasure on behalf of the Committee of the Czechoslovak Society for Microbiology to invite you to the 28th Congress of the Czechoslovak Society for Microbiology with international participation. The congress will be held in Tatranské Matliare, High Tatras, Slovak Republic on September 18–21, 2019.


The aim of this scientific meeting is to bring together the senior researchers and young microbiologists as well as experts in the related fields from praxis to discuss various aspects of medical, environmental or technical microbiology including bacteria, fungi, viruses, algae or protozoa. The main mission of the Congress is to share knowledge, exchange ideas and strengthen cooperation. There will be a platform for new ideas and visions, and for unformal discussions in the general topics such as, microbiology of food, water and environment, biotechnology, but also in the more specialized fields covering veterinary and medical microbiology resistance to antimicrobial agents, taxonomy and biodiversity, mycology, and virology. Some issues of current research should be open in the sections focused on microbial biofilms and molecular microbiology.

This scientific event will be organized in pleasant surroundings of the National park High Tatras that we hope, will provide you relaxing and inspiring atmosphere in one. We believe that you will enjoy a traditional Slovak hospitality.

The organizing committee of the Congress of the Czechosloval Society for Microbiology will appreciate your active participation in the scientific and social program.


prof. Helena Bujdáková, PhD.

President of CSSM Congress



Invited plenary lecture​s:


Prof. dr. Dušica Vujaklija, PhD., Chorvátsko
Lecture: Streptomyces: Twisted bacteria in nature and biotechnology

Dušica Vujaklija works at the Ruđer Bošković Institute in Zagreb, Croatia ( her research group is investigating the functions, interactions and temporal expression of genes important for DNA metabolism and chromosome segregation during the reproductive phase. In addition they are investigating an unusual class of lipolytic enzymes produced by streptomycetes and other Actinobacteria from various ecological niches. Dušica Vujaklija is also co-director of the international John Innes- Ruđer Bošković Summer Schools in Applied Molecular Microbiology organized every second year in Dubrovnik.  These Schools, concentrating on the chemistry, biology and applications of microbial natural products, have earned an excellent reputation over the last 10 years and have been extremely well received by the participants who came from many different countries (

Prof. dr. Maja Rupnik, PhD., Slovinsko  
Lecture: Clostridiodes difficile- from microbiota to One Health

Maja Rupnik is head of Department for microbiological research at National laboratory for health, environment and food (NLZOH) in Maribor, Slovenia, and professor for Microbiology at Faculty of Medicine, University of Maribor. Her research interest is focused on molecular epidemiology of Clostridium difficile, molecular typing techniques and gut microbiota. The main interest of her group are the variant C. difficile strains and abiotic reservoirs of C. difficile. She is the president of the traditional event ICDS, International C. difficile Symposium ( Currently, she is the president of Slovenian society for microbiology (






Prof. dr. Antonio Martinez-Murcia, PhD., Španielsko
Lecture: Phylogenetic analysis of the genus Listeria and innovations of the qPCR methods for L. monocytogenes detection in food
Antonio Martínez-Murcia (B.Sc. Biochemist/Molecular Biologist, Valencia University 1987; Ph.D. Microbiology, Reading University, UK, 1993), professor of microbiology (Molecular Pathogenicity and Vaccines) at the University “Miguel Hernandez”, Orihuela, Alicante, where also was promoter and director of the “Unidad de Diagnóstico Molecular” (2001). He counts with 30 years’ experience in genetic analysis applied to bacterial phylogeny, evolution, taxonomy, typing, identification and molecular microbial ecology. He has participated in over 30 national and international financed projects, including "C.L.E.A.N." Coastal Lagoon Eutrophication and Anaerobic Processes, European Community Environment Research Program (1992- 1995), AQUACHIP FP5 (2001-2003), CLINICALAIR EUREKA 3350/F1172 2005- 2006, HEALTHY-WATER FP6 (2006-2009), AQUAVALENS-FP7 (2013-2018), and ARREST-TB (2019-2020) on the development of diagnostic methods for Tuberculosis. He is co-author of > 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters, a patented PCR method (1994), co-director of 8 doctoral theses, and has described 15 new bacterial species. He is an active member of the “Aeromonas Working-group” of the “International Sub-Committee on Vibrionaceae, Aeromonadaceae, and related genera” (International Committee on Systematics of Prokariotes). He is the promoter and current director of GENETIC ANALYSIS STRATEGIES SL, developing qPCR assays for > 300 different pathogens of interest in veterinary, food, water, and clinical environment. Several biotech entrepreneur activities and innovations were awarded in 2002, 2012, and 2015







RNDr. Boris Klempa, DrSc., Slovensko

Lecture: Hantaviruses: a story of (not only) mice and men 
Boris Klempa is a head of Department of Virus Ecology at the Institute of Virology of the Biomedical Research Center of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in  Bratislava, Slovakia. His main field of interest are zoonotic RNA viruses. He is mostly focused on molecular evolution of hantaviruses and other rodent-borne viruses as well as transmission mechanisms of tick-borne viruses. He is also one of the founding members of the European Virus Archive, European infrastructural initiative with a mission to stimulate virological research and increase preparedness against virus diseases.  

Plenary lectures:

doc. MUDr. Filip Růžička, Ph.D.               

     Podceňované agens Cutibacterium acnes

doc. MUDr. Adriána Liptáková, PhD., MPH

      Národný plán kontroly infekčných ochorení

doc. RNDr. Hana Drahovská, PhD.   

     Variabilita fágov a ich hostiteľov z čeľade Enterobacteriaceae

prof. MUDr. David Šmajs, PhD.​ 

      Program WHO na eradikaci yaws: co víme o původci​


Scientific committee:

prof. RNDr. Helena Bujdáková, CSc. doc. MUDr. Filip Růžička, Ph.D.
prof. Ing. Ivan Čižnár, DrSc.    doc. RNDr. Ivo Sedláček, CSc.
doc. Ing. Lucia Bírošová, PhD.    doc. RNDr. Jiří Gabriel, DrSc.
doc. RNDr. Hana Drahovská, PhD.  doc. MVDr. Renáta Karpíšková, Ph.D.
doc. Ing. Petra Olejníková, PhD.     Ing. David Šilha, Ph.D.
RNDr. Hyacinta Májeková Koščová, PhD. Mgr. Vít Hubka, Ph.D.
RNDr. Boris Klempa, DrSc.    prof. dr. Dušica Vujaklija, PhD.
prof. dr. Maja Rupnik, PhD.  prof. dr. Antonio Martinez-Murcia, PhD.


Important deadlines:

Registration   14 June, 2019
Submission of FEMS grant applications   15 May, 2019
Abstract submission   30 June, 2019
Decision on FEMS grant awards   31 May, 2019
Conference fee payment   14 July, 2019


Fill the registration form bellow and send to:

Click here to download the registration formular.

Registration fee:

Member of CSSM 300 €
Non-member of CSSM 330 €
Student / retired member of CSSM 260 €
Student / retired non-member of CSSM 290 €
Accompanying person 240 €

The registration fee covers:                                                        Registration fee does not cover:

- participation in all scientific sessions                                           - accommodation

- conference materials                                                                 - conference trip* 

- coffee breaks

- diet

- welcome reception

- official congress dinner

*It will cost 10 € per person and you can pay directly after arrival at the registration desk. The registration fee for accompanying person covers everything mentioned above except the abstract book.

Information about payment:

Account number IBAN: SK560900 0000 000179070307


Address: Slovenská sporiteľňa, a.s., Suché Mýto 4, 816 07 Bratislava, Slovensko

Owner of the account: Československá spoločnosť mikrobiologická


Abstract submission:

Send an abstract to email:

All information about preparation of abstract and abstract template can be found here:

Information about abstract: click here.

Template: click here.

Attention: The number of abstract is limited to 2 per one active participant.

Form and topic of presentation:


- Slovak / Czech / English

Oral talk:

- plenary lecture: 30 min

- lecture:             15 min (12 min talk + 3 min discussion)


- size: 70cm x 90cm

Participants can chose from the following topics:    


I. Molecular microbiology (English language) doc. RNDr. Ivan Rychlík, PhD. 
prof. MUDr. David Šmajs, PhD.
II. Portavinárska mikrobiológia (Slovak /Czech language) doc. MVDr. Renáta Karpíšková, PhD.
prof. Ing. Ľubomír Valík, PhD.
III. Environmentálna mikrobiológia a taxonómia (Slovak /Czech language) RNDr. Miloslava Prokšová, CSc.
Ing. Renata Vadkertiová, PhD.
IV. Environmental microbiology (English language) prof. dr. Dušica Vujaklija, PhD.
prof. Ing. Ivan Čižnár, DrSc.
V. Veterinárna mikrobiológia a zoonózy (Slovak /Czech language) doc. Ing. Lucia Bírošová, PhD. 
MVDr. Tomáš Csank, PhD.
VI. Lekárska mikrobiológia a rezistencia (Slovak /Czech language) Mgr. Eva Krejčí, Ph.D.
doc. MUDr. Filip Růžička, PhD.
VII. Medical microbiology and resistance (English language) prof. dr. Maja Rupnik, PhD. 
prof. dr. Antonio Martinez-Murcia, PhD.
VIII. Biofilms (English language) dr. Maria Luisa Jordao, PhD. 
prof. RNDr. Helena Bujdáková, CSc.

Final programme:         

List of Oral presentations is available here. 

List of Poster presentations I. is available here and Poster presentation II. here. 

                                                                                                                                      With support of:

Meeting Grant:                                                                    

The Organizing Committee will support a limited number of „Young Scientists Meeting Grant“ for participants, which will be selected according to abstract. 

„Young Scientists Meeting Grant“ covers registration fee.

Condition for grant application:

  • active participation at congress
  • age under 35 years
  • membership in local microbiological society (member of FEMS)


How to apply for grant:

Registration form is available here

For more information please visit the website:


The Congress venue: Hotel SOREA Hutník (Tatranské Matliare, High Tatras, Slovakia)

The 28th congress of Czechoslovak Society for Microbiology will be held in Tatranské Matliare. This place is located in the beauty area of The High Tatras, member of the Slovak National Parks surrounded by wonderful views to the peaks and beautiful landscape. For more information about High Tatras region click here:


The venue of the congress as well as accommodation will be in Hotel Sorea Hutník I. / II. Conference fee does not cover accommodation, however if you are interested in accommodation in Sorea Hutnik, please fill it in registration form or contact the organizers via email All participants of the congress who are interested in accommodation booked by organizers, will have special „congress“ price

Hutník I.***

Accommodation covers breakfast and tax fee for fully occupied double room: 35 EUR/person/night,

                                                     for single person in single/double room: 42 EUR/person/night.

Hutník II.**

Accommodation covers breakfast and tax fee for fully occupied double room: 28 EUR/person/night,

                                                     for single person in single/double room: 35 EUR/person/night.


How to get to the venue?

The congress venue: Hotel SOREA Hutnik, Tatranské Matliare, 059 53 Tatranská Lomnica, Slovakia

Hotel is located in Tatranské Matliare (5 min by car from Tatranská Lomnica).

GPS: E 20° 17' 8.5" N 49° 10' 36"

The closest city to the congress venue is Tatranská Lomnica, which can be easily reached by train.

The organizer will provide shuttle bus/car from Tatranská Lomnica at selected time schedule (approximately every 30 min) or according to requests of participants.

How to get to Tatranská Lomnica?

The best way to reach Tatranská Lomnica is to get a train from Poprad.

Here is the schedule for the trains Poprad - Tatranská Lomnica: click here

Poprad is easily reached by all local Slovak and international trains (from Bratislava, Košice or Prague).

More information about trains, schedule of departure and tickets you can find here: or .

In case, that you prefer transportation to hotel by yourself, probably the best way is to get direct bus from Poprad to Tatranské Matliare. The hotel is located approx. 15 min by walk from bus stop in Tatranské Matliare.

The schedule for buses from Poprad to Tatranské Matliare: click here

In case you need special assistance with travel, please contact organizers of the congress in advance (

Organizing Committee:                                       

Prof. Helena Bujdáková  Prof. Ivan Čižnár  Assoc. Prof. Petra Olejníková 
Assoc. Prof. Lucia Bírošová Assoc. Prof. Hana Drahovská    Dr. Alžbeta Medveďová
Dr. Kamila Koči    Dr. Eva Drobná    Dr. Barbora Gaálová
Dr. Alexandra Benčová  Dr. Jaroslava Dekkerová Andrea Horníková







Secretariat of the Organizing Committee:

Comenius University in Bratislava

Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Microbiology and Virology

Ilkovičova 6

842 15 Bratislava


tel./fax +421 2 602 96 436/ 480



We are looking forward to see you in High Tatras! 

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