The Congress was organised by the Hungarian Biochemical Society in cooperation with the Croatian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Slovenian Biochemical Society and the Serbian Biochemical Society. Scientific Committee: László Buday, President (Hungary), Tihomir Balog, Vice-President (Croatia), Janko Kos, Vice-President (Slovenia), Marija Gavrović-Jankulović, Vice-President (Serbia), Gregor Anderluh (Slovenia), Péter Bay (Hungary), Mihály Kovács (Hungary), Zrinka Kovarik (Croatia), Brigita Lenarčič (Slovenia), Đorđe Miljković (Serbia), Jasmina Rokov Plavec (Croatia), and Mihajlo B. Spasić (Serbia). Organising Committee: Dávid Szüts, President (Hungary), Péter Bay (Hungary), Aleš Berlec (Slovenia), Jerka Dumić (Croatia), Damjan Franjević (Croatia), Suzana Jovanović-Šanta (Serbia), Milan Nikolić (Serbia), and Nataša Poklar Ulrih (Slovenia). Plenary lectures were given by Prof Péter Bai (University of Debrecen, Hungary), Prof Sergej Đuranović (Washington University, St. Louis, USA), Prof Jernej Ule (University College London & The Francis Crick Institute, UK) and Prof Sanja Sever (Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA). The Congress was attended by 245 scientists from several countries, who presented 24 invited lectures, 35 short lectures and 144 poster presentations. With the financial support of FEBS, the organizers awarded 30 scholarships for young scientists (10 each country except Hungary) which covered the costs of accommodation and registration fees. The Organizer awarded three best poster presentations. The social life included a Welcome Dinner, a Congress Dinner and a boat trip on Lake Balaton, while informal gatherings along its shores were also unforgettable.
FEBS3 + Meeting Molecules of Life was organized by the Slovenian Biochemical Society in cooperation with the Croatian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Hungarian Biochemical Society and the Serbian Biochemical Society. The purpose of the Congress was to bring together biochemists and molecular biologists from the participating countries, but also from other European countries with the aim of better networking. The Scientific Programme covered the most modern topics of molecular life sciences, especially biochemistry and molecular biology, with special emphasis on those topics that the participating countries highlighted as the most interesting to their members. Scientific Committee: Janko Kos, President (Slovenia), László Fésüs, Vice-President (Hungary), Zrinka Kovarik, Vice-President (Croatia), Mihajlo Spasić, Vice-President (Serbia), Tihomir Balog (Croatia), Karmela Barišić (Croatia), Imre Boros (Hungary), Peter Csermely (Hungary), Tanja Cirkovic-Veličković (Serbia), Hrvoje Fulgosi (Croatia), Roman Jerala (Slovenia), Ivanka Karađić (Serbia), Olgica Nedić (Serbia), Damjana Rozman (Slovenia), Boris Turk (Slovenia) and Beáta Vértessy (Hungary). Organising Committee: Nataša Poklar Ulrih, President (Slovenia), Jerka Dumić, Vice-President (Croatia), Karmen Stankov, Vice-President (Serbia), Mária Szücs, Vice-President (Hungary), Marko Goličnik, Secretary (Slovenia), Aleš Berlec, Treasurer (Slovenia), Marija Gavrović-Jankulović (Serbia), Maja Katalinić (Croatia) and László Nyitray (Hungary). Local Organising Committee: Nataša Poklar Ulrih (President), Brigita Lenarčič (Vice-President), Gregor Anderluh, Sabina Berne, Matej Butala, Blaž Cigić, Marko Dolinar, Miha Pavšič, Kristina Sepčić and Mihaela Skrt. Plenary lectures were given by Prof Andrej Šali (University of California, San Francisco, USA), Prof Andras Nagy (Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada), Prof Yosef Yarden (The Wiezmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel), as FEBS National Lecture, proposed by HDBMB and Prof Đorđe Miljković (Siniša Stanković Institute for Biological Research, Belgrade, Serbia). In addition, 317 scientists from 12 countries presented 28 invited lectures, 39 short lectures and 5 commercial lectures, and 159 poster presentations. With the financial support of FEBS, the organizers awarded 30 scholarships for young scientists from Croatia, Hungary and Serbia to cover accommodation and registration costs, and the Hungarian Biochemical Society and the Slovenian Biochemical Society awarded 10 more scholarships to young scientists from their countries. The organizers awarded three prizes for the best poster presentations. Social life was extremely rich and enabled direct contact of participants, both at the Welcome Dinner and during a trip to the Škocjan Caves, which ended with a Congress Dinner organized at the noble estate Zemono (Vipava) in the restaurant Pri Lojzetu.
FEBS3 + Meeting From molecules to life and back was the result of two years of intensive cooperation of the Croatian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with the Hungarian Biochemical Society (HBS) and the Slovenian Biochemical Society (SBS). It was organized within a frame of the FEBS3+ Meeting Program of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies, as a scientific meeting, with the aim of connecting scientists from these countries, establishing scientific cooperation and establishing contacts for successful joint application of international projects. Scientific Committee: Jerka Dumić, President (Croatia), Marinka Drobnič-Košorok, Vice-President (Slovenia), László Fésüs, Vice-President (Hungary), Hrvoje Fulgosi (Croatia), Roman Jerala (Slovenia), Radovan Komel (Slovenia), Sonja Levanat (Croatia), Vladimir Mrša (Croatia), Balázs Sarkadi (Hungary), Vito Turk (Slovenia), Beáta Vértessy (Hungary), László Vígh (Hungary). Organising Committee Zrinka Kovarik, President (Croatia), Gregor Anderluh, Vice-President (Slovenia), Beáta Vértessy, Vice-President (Hungary), Tihomir Balog, Treasurer (Croatia), Ales Berlec (Slovenia), Jerka Dumić (Croatia), Lajos Haracska ), Jadranka Varljen (Croatia). Local Organising Committee: headed by Jadranka Varljen (President), Tihomir Balog, Sunčica Buljević, Dijana Detel, Ljubica Glavaš-Obrovac, Damir Klepac, Zrinka Kovarik, Irena Landeka Jurčević, Čedomila Milin and Marin Tota. In addition to prominent scientists from Croatia, Slovenia and Hungary, scientists from other European countries, the USA and Israel participated in the work of the Congress (283 participants). The Plenary Opening Lecture was given by Prof Ada Yonath (The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel), the Nobel Prize Awardee in Chemistry, in 2009. Plenary lectures were delivered by Prof Kai Simons (Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany), Prof Joszef Jiricny (Institute of Molecular Cancer Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland) and Dr Sandra Oršulić (Cancer Institute of Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre, Los Angeles, USA). In the Science and Society section, lectures were given by Prof Gottfried Jeff Schatz (University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland), a doyen of Biomolecular Sciences of Europe and Prof Jacques-Henry Weil (University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France), Chair of the FEBS Science and Society Committee. The Congress also hosted a distinguished guest, Prof Israel Pecht, FEBS Secretary General. The scientific program consisted of 9 symposia, 5 workshops, 2 Science and Society sessions and 3 poster sessions. Around 300 participants presented 35 invited lectures, 45 short lectures and 150 posters. A large number (96) of young scientists, especially doctoral students, also participated at the Congress. With the financial support of FEBS, 36 scholarships were awarded for the participation of young scientists from Hungary and Slovenia to cover accommodation and registration costs. Fifteen scholarships for participants from Croatia to cover the registration fee were awarded by HDBMB.
In addition to the scientific program, social program included Welcome Party and a half-day trip around Istria, during which participants had the opportunity to be acquainted with Croatian heritage and Glagolitic, as well as gastronomic offer at Kabola winery and at the Congress Dinner at Paladnjaki, Žminj.
Satellite Meeting to the 30th FEBS Congress and 9th IUBMB Conference Glycoproteomics: Protein modifications for versatile functions, Dubrovnik, June 28 – 30, 2005
The Croatian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology was entrusted with the organization of the Satellite Meeting to the 30th FEBS Congress and the 9th IUBMB Conference Glycoproteomics: Protein Modifications for Versatile Functions, held in Dubrovnik, June 28 – 30, 2005. Scientific Committee: Mirna Flogel, Chair (Croatia), Marija Heffer-Lauc (Croatia), Johannis P. Kamerling (The Netherlands), Pauline Rudd (UK), Ronald L. Schnaar (USA), Nathan Sharon (Israel), Salvatore J. Turco (USA) Organising Committee: Gordan Lauc, Chair, Jerka Dumić, Secretary, Roberto Antolović, Karmela Barišić, Sanja Dabelić, Irena Landeka, Gordana Maravić, Vladimir Mrša Sixteen invited lectures and eighteen short presentations were held, and 51 poster presentations were presented. About eighty scientists from European countries, as well as Israel, Iran, Japan, the USA and Taiwan participated in the work. The social program, which consisted of a guided tour of Dubrovnik and the Congress Dinner, provided an opportunity to establish contacts in an informal atmosphere.
18th FEBS Congress, Ljubljana, June 28 – July 3, 1987
Croatian biochemists have significantly contributed to the successful organisation of the Congress (Sessions Chairs; Slobodan Barbarić, Branko Brdar, Stjepan Gamulin, Vera Johanides, Pavao Mildner, Berislav Pende, Milivoj Popović, Blanka Ries, Božidar Strauss, Nikola Škreb, Ljubinka Vitale, Ivana Weygand-Đurašević), and many HBD members participated in the Congress Programme.
FEBS Special Meeting: Regulation and Mechanism of Action; Industrial and Clinical Enzymology, Cavtat
(In these times, FEBS organised annually either FEBS Congress or FEBS Special Meeting). Publications: Enzyme regulation and mechanism of action (P. Mildner and B. Ries, Eds.) Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1980; Industrial and clinical enzymology (Lj. Vitale and V. Simeon, Eds.) Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1980
Workshops organised in collaboration with/with a support of FEBS
HDBMB & FEBS Education Workshop: Excellent Lab Book for Excellent Careers, virtual, December 17 – 18, 2020
The Workshop was organized through the program of the Education Ambassadors Program (FEBS). After several delays, the Workshop had to be held virtually due to epidemiological measures. The Workshop Programme was focused on informing the participants about the importance of laboratory book quality in various fields, such as academia, industry, and publishing. The practical part of the WS focused on improving the participants’ skills needed for quality management of the lab book was conducted through small group discussions. The coordinators of the Workshop were Nino Sinčić and Morana Dulić, and the members of the Organising Committee were Jerka Dumić, Maja Katalinić, Damjan Franjević, Zrinka Kovarik, Igor Stuparević, Ferhan Sagin (Turkey), and Jason Perret (Belgium). The theoretical part was attended by about hundred participants, while the discussions in small groups were attended by about thirty participants, who through the survey expressed satisfaction with the content and proposed reorganization.
HDBMB & FEBS Education Workshop: Better skills for better jobs: Education and Training for Successful Research Careers, Lovran, September 25 and 28, 2019
The Workshop was organized within the framework of the program of the Education Committee, which financially supports the organization of education workshops by FEBS Education Ambassadors. The Workshop Programme was focused on improving the skills of young scientists and teachers, necessary for the successful development of their careers. The lectures given by Seamus Martin, Robert Harris, Oliver Vugrek and Jerka Dumić were accompanied by small group discussions. The main organizers of the Workshop, in which about sixty participants participated, were Jerka Dumić and Igor Stuparević.
FEBS Workshop on Molecular Life Science Education: Innovative Methods and Use of Technologies in Education, Zagreb, April 4 – 5, 2018
Recognizing the needs of HDBMB members for education on new methods of learning and teaching, the HDBMB Education Committee invited the FEBS Education Committee to organize an Education Workshop. The Workshop Programme was focused on innovative methods and use of technologies in the teaching process at both graduate and postgraduate levels. The main organizer of the Workshop was Gül Güner Akdogan, while the coordinator from the Croatian side was Jerka Dumić. The workshop gathered about sixty participants from almost all Croatian universities, but also from scientific research institutes.
FEBS Workshop: Education in biochemistry and molecular biology, Opatija, September 18 – 19, 2010
Following the closing of the HDBMB2010 Congress, the Education Workshop on teaching in biochemistry and molecular Biology began, organized by Gül Güner Akdogan in collaboration with Karmela Barišić. The Workshop Programme was focused on the challenges of post-graduate education, ethics education, and problem-based learning, and was led by Gül Güner-Akdogan, Jason Perret, Keith Elliott, and Chris Willmott. About fifty participants had the opportunity to participate in small-group discussions, which contributed significantly to the quality of the Workshop content.
FEBS Advanced Courses in Croatia (members of the HDBMB as organisers or co-organisers)
2019 20th FEBS Advanced Course on Immunology: Immune system: genes, receptors and regulation, Hvar, September 21 – 28, 2019 (the main organisers: Bojan Polić and Hans-Remier Rodewald, DKFZ, University of Heidelberg, Germany)
2017 19th FEBS Advanced Course on Immunology: Immune system: genes, receptors and regulation, Hvar, September 23 – 30, 2017 (the main organisers: Bojan Polić and Hans-Remier Rodewald, DKFZ, University of Heidelberg, Germany)
2015 18th FEBS Advanced Course on Immunology: Immune system: genes, receptors and regulation, Rabac, September 12 – 19, 2015 (the main organisers: Bojan Polić and Hans-Remier Rodewald, DKFZ, University of Heidelberg, Germany)
2013 17th FEBS Advanced Course on Immunology: Immune system: genes, receptors and regulation, Rabac, September 14 – 21, 2013 (the main organisers: Bojan Polić and Hans-Remier Rodewald, DKFZ, University of Heidelberg, Germany)
2011 16th FEBS Advanced Course on Immunology: Immune system: genes, receptors and regulation, Hvar, September 3 – 11, 2011 (the main organisers: Bojan Polić and prof. Michael Reth, University of Freiburg, Germany)
2009 15th FEBS Advanced Course on Immunology: Immune system: genes, receptors and regulation, Hvar, September 5 – 12, 2009 (the main organisers: Bojan Polić and prof. Michael Reth, University of Freiburg, Germany)
2007 14th FEBS Advanced Course on Immunology: Immune system: genes, receptors and regulation, Hvar, September 10 – 17, 2007 (the main organisers: Bojan Polić and prof. Michael Reth, University of Freiburg, Germany)
2003 FEBS Advanced Course: Origin and Evolution of Mitochondria and Chloroplasts, Hvar, April 5 – 10, 2003 (the main organisers: Juergen Soll, Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich, Munich, Njemačka and Hrvoje Fulgosi)
2001 FEBS Advanced Course: Glycoconjucates: Glycoconjugates: Versatile Structures and Intriguing Functions (II), Dubrovnik, September 24 – 30, 1999 (the main organiser: Mirna Flögel with a support of the HBD)
2001 FEBS Advanced Course: Origin and Evolution of Mitochondria and Chloroplasts, Hvar, March 31 – April 6, 2001. (the main organisers: Juergen Soll, Christian Albrechts University of Kiel, Kiel, Njemačka and Hrvoje Fulgosi)
1999 FEBS Advanced Course: Glycoconjucates: Glycoconjugates: Versatile Structures and Intriguing Functions (I), Lovran, September 24 – 30, 1999 (the main organiser: Mirna Flögel with a support of the HBD)
1991 FEBS Advanced Course: Microbial Breeding, Dubrovnik, October 14-21, 1991 (the main organiser: Marija Alačević) – CANCELLED
1979 FEBS Advanced Course: Recombinant DNA,Zagreb, October 15 – 27, 1979 (the main organisers: Zoran Zgaga and V. Škarić)
1976 FEBS Advanced Course: Post-synthetic Modifications of Proteins, Dubrovnik, October 18 – 22, 1976 (the main organisers: A. P. Mathias and Pavao Mildner)
1971 FEBS Advanced Course: Catalytic & Regulatory Properties of Enzymes, Zadar, September 13 – 17, 1971 (the main organiser: Pavao Mildner)
Meetings of the FEBS Committees and Working Groups organised with a support of the HDBMB
2019 FEBS Executive Meeting, Zagreb, March 7 – 9, 2019
The meeting attended by the FEBS Executive Committee members (Joel Sussman (FEBS Chair), László Fésüs (Chair, Publications Committee), Václav Pačes (Secretary General), Manolis Fragkoulis (Chair, Science and Society Committee), Frank Michelangeli (Treasurer), Alain Krol (Chair, Fellowships Committee Chair), Cecilia Arraiano (Chair, Working Group on Women in Science), Ferhan G. Sagin (Chair, Education Committee), Miguel De la Rosa (Congress Counsellor), Beáta Vértessy (Chair, Advanced Courses Committee), Irene Diaz-Moreno (Chair, WG on Careers of Young Scientists), Jerka Dumić (Chair, Working Group on Integration), Israel Pecht (Honorary Member), Winnie Eskild (Finance Committee), Joan Guinovart (IUBMB representative), and other officials Gilbert Rizk (Financial Consultant), Barbara Baron (Treasury Manager), Carolyn Elliss (Communications and Projects Manager), and Tom Kingsnorth (Chief Administrator), was coordinated by Jerka Dumić with a support of HDBMB.
2018 3rd FEBS Education Ambassadors Meeting, Zagreb, April 6 – 7, 2018
3rd FEBS Education Ambassadors Meeting gathered representatives of 24 societies (Gül Güner Akdogan (Chair, FEBS Education Committee), Jean Luc Souciet, Laszlo Dux, Ferhan Sagin, Keith Elliott, Angel Herraez, Francesco Michelangeli and ambassadors Jason Perret (Belgium), Winnie Eskild (Norway) Natalija Polović (Serbia), Jürgen Alves (Germany), Pawel Pomorski (Poland), Erkki Raulo (Finland), Lali Shanshiashvili (Georgia), Laurens van Meeteren (The Netherlands), Günther Koraimann (Austria), Néstor V. Torres Darias (Spain), Aylin Sepici Dincel (Turkey), Monica Kiricsi (Hungary), Didier Picard and Carolin von Schultz (Switzerland), Aziz Hmeyene (Morocco), Vida Mildaziene (Lithuania), Jiří Hudeček (Czech Republic), Xavier Coumoul and Magali Blaud (France), Radivoj Jadrić (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Aljoša Bavec (Slovenia), Jerka Dumić (Croatia), Steve Minchin (UK), Kaspars Tars (Latvia), Liliya Nadolnik and Sergei Lupachik (Moldova), and Tatanya Borisova (Ukraine)). Through a series of lectures and discussions, the challenges of education in the field of molecular life sciences were discussed and examples of good practice were presented. The meeting was held in the Rectorate Hall of the University of Zagreb, and the coordinator of the meeting was Jerka Dumić.
2018 FEBS Education Committee Meeting, Zagreb, April 5 – 6, 2018
The organisation of the Education Committee (Gül Güner Akdogan (Chair), Jean Luc Souciet, Laszlo Dux, Ferhan Sagin, Jason Perret, co-opted members Keith Elliott, Angel Herraez, Winnie Eskild, Luciane Vereira de Mello, ex-officio members Francesco Michelangeli (FEBS Treasurer) and Beata Vertessy (Chair, Advanced Courses Committee), and Jerka Dumić (Chair of FEBS WGI)) meeting was coordinated by Jerka Dumić.
2014 FEBS Fellowships Committee Meeting, Zagreb, November 21 – 23, 2014
The FEBS Fellowship Committee (Andreas Hartig, Chair, Tihomir Balog, Laszlo Buday, Sonsoles Campuzano, Markus Grütter, Alain Krol, Modesto Orozco, Hermona Soreq, Cornelia Spetea Wiklund, co-opted members: Vicente Rubio and Maryna Volodymyrivna Skok, ex-officio members Israel Pecht and Winnie Eskild; Cornelia Klein) meeting was organised by Tihomir Balog with a support of HDBMB.
2006 FEBS (Working Group on Assistance to Central and Eastern Europe (WOGCEE) visit to Croatia
At the invitation of the HDBMB, the FEBS WOGCEE (Working Group on Assistance to Central and Eastern Europe) visited Croatia from May 11 to May 13, 2006, with a purpose of better integration of the HDBMB into the FEBS activities. Jadranka Varljen, president of the HDBMB, Karmela Barišić, and Jerka Dumić were the organisers from the Croatian side, whereas FEBS delegation was composed of the WOGCEE members (G. Dirheimer, Chair, Olga P. Matyshevska, Gabriela Negroiu, A. Dzugaj), Karl Kuchler (Chair FEBS Advanced Courses Committee), Iain Mowbray (FEBS Treasurer), Israel Pecht (Secretary General elected), and K. Wirtz (Coordinator of the FEBS Scientific Apparatus Recycling Scheme). The WOGCEE met authorities and visited University and laboratories in Zagreb and Osijek (Minister of Science, Education and Sports – meeting with the Minister, Prof Dragan Primorac, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Rectorate of the University of Zagreb, PLIVA – Research Institute, Ltd, Institute Ruđer Bošković, Department of Biochemistry of the Faculty of Natural Sciences University of Zagreb, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry University of Zagreb, and University of Osijek School of Medicine and Department of Biology). This visit provided an opportunity for the FEBS officers to get insight into the activities of HDBMB, to meet the academicians and scientists, especially young ones, discuss challenges and exchange opinions related to molecular life sciences in Croatia.
2015Professor Yosef Yarden (The Wiezmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel) – FEBS3+ Meeting, Portorož, 2015
2014Professor Hermona Soreq (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel) – HDBMB2014 Congress, Zadar
FEBS Lectures at the congresses of other societies delivered by the HDBMB members
2019 Professor Jerka Dumić, University of Zagreb Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, FEBS National Lecture at the 27th Balkan Clinical Laboratory Federation (BCLF) Congress and 30th National Biochemistry Congress (NBC) of Turkish Biochemical Society, Antalya, Turkey, October 27 – 31, 2019
Collaboration with IUBMB
2016 At the HDBMB2016 Congress, Professor Susan S. Taylor (University of California, San Diego, USA), well-known scientists in the field of protein kinases, was awarded with the IUBMB Ed Wood Lecturer, after she has been nominated by the HDBMB.
2011 HDBMB supported the organization of the IUBMB course Student centred learning, evaluation and assessment, held in Split, on 20 and 21 May 2011. The main organizer on the Croatian side was Prof Irena Drmić Hofman, while the lecturers were Prof Manuel Joao Costa (University of Minho, Braga, Portugal), Prof Mary Fleming (School of Medicine, Galway, Ireland) and Prof Gül Güner-Akdoğan (Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, Turkey). Nearly 40 participants from Croatia and neighbouring countries attended the course.
1988 With the support and participation of IUB representatives, in 1988 the HBD organised a conference on theoretical and practical teaching of biochemistry at graduate level Teaching Biochemistry at graduate level, IUB, Dubrovnik, 1988.
Collaboration with EMBO
HDBMB members – EMBO members
Professor Iva Tolić, Institute Ruđer Bošković, Zagreb
Professor Đurđica Ugarković, Institute Ruđer Bošković, Zagreb
Professor Siniša Volarević, University of Rijeka Faculty of Medicine, Rijeka
Lectures with a support of EMBO
2006 Professor Vito Turk (Institute Jožef Štefan, Ljubljana, Slovenia) – HDBMB2006 Congress, Vodice, Croatia
2002 Professor Vito Turk (Institute Jožef Štefan, Ljubljana, Slovenia) – 1st COOMLIS, 2002, Opatija, Croatia
Collaborations with other societies/organisations
2018 In collaboration with the Slovenian Biochemical Society, HDBMB orginised one-day symposium New Diagnostic Trends in Early Detection of Oncological and Rare Diseases, April 17, 2018, Institute Ruđer Bošković, (the main organisers: Zrinka Kovarik, Janko Kos, Tihomir Balog)
2015 HDBMB participated in organisation of XI. ISTERH2015 Recent Advances in Trace Element Research in Health and Disease – joint conference of the International Society for Trace Element Research in Humans (ISTERH) and Nordic Trace Elements Society (NTES), Srebrno, October 18 – 22, 2015 (the main organiser: Jasna Jurasović).
2000 HBD was invited to organise Symposium Glycobiology at the Italian Biochemical Society Congress, Napoli, Italy, September 20 – 23, 2000 (the main organiser: Mirna Flögel)
1998 3rd International Meeting on Esterases Interacting with Organophosphorus Compounds, Dubrovnik
1992 2nd International Meeting on Esterases Interacting with Organophosphorus Compounds, Salsomaggiore, Italy (Meeting should be organised in Dubrovnik, but due to the war in Croatia the Meeting has been organised in Italy)
1990 9th Regional Meeting of Biochemists, Biophysicists and Biotechnologists, Opatija, Croatia
1988 7th Balkan Biochemical and Biophysical Days, BBBD, Dubrovnik, Croatia
1987 8th Regional Meeting of Biochemists, Biophysicists and Biotechnologists, Graz, Austria
1985 7th Regional Meeting of Biochemists, Biophysicists and Biotechnologists, Slovenia
6th Balkan Biochemical and Biophysical Days, BBBD, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
1983 6th Regional Meeting of Biochemists, Biophysicists and Biotechnologists, Trieste, Italy
5th Balkan Biochemical and Biophysical Days, BBBD, Thessaloniki, Greece
1981 5th Regional Meeting of Biochemists – Graz, Ljubljana, Padua, Trieste, Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
1980 3rd Balkan Biochemical and Biophysical Days, BBBD, Belgrade, Serbia
1979 Regional Meeting of Biologists and Biochemists from Yugoslavia and Trieste, Trieste, Italy
1975 1st International Meeting on Cholinesterases and Cholinergic Receptors, Split, Croatia