About Slovakia

The Slovak Republic lies in Central Europe. The country’s geography is characterized by major differences in altitude. Central and northern Slovakia are mountainous regions covered by the Carpathian Mountains. Southern and eastern Slovakia are lowland regions, and important agricultural areas of the country. The Danube River connects Slovakia with Vienna and Budapest, the Rhine-Main channel, and Black Sea ports.
Exploring Slovakia will be a unique and unforgettable experience. Avoid the crowds of tourists and feel like a real traveller, with everything nearby – Slovakia is Central Europe in pocket edition. You will discover hundreds of interesting and unexpected secrets in almost every village, town, and valley. Unique castles, caves, hot springs, folk architecture, the European Dead Sea, a famous Celtic town, European wilderness, and much more. Slovakia is part of the Schengen area, and allows visa-free entry to all EU citizens. The major airports are Bratislava and Kosice.

Lomnicky Peak – Observatory in Winter

About the organizers

Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia : The Institute of Experimental Physics of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (IEP SAS) in Košice was established by the SAS Presidium on January 1st, 1969. The Institute, which has since grown considerably, was originally a branch office of the Institute of Physics, SAS, Bratislava. Currently the Institute employs about 130 people, more than half being research scientists, and about 15 post-graduate students. During forty years of its existence IEP SAS has developed fruitful foreign cooperation with working contacts in all of the developed countries of the world

MagGenome Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Chennai: MagGenome Technologies, headquartered in Cochin, India, began operations in 2014. MagGenome is one of the first startups in India based working in the field of nanotechnology. It was adjuged as one of the top biotechnology based startups in the world at BioBoston convention in 2018. MagGenome is primarily focused on the development of magnetic nanoparticles based products. The current initiatives include developing nucleic acid extraction kits using our patented magnetic nanoparticles-based technology. The company has developed DNA extraction kits under the brand name “XpressDNA™” and affinity resins under the brand name “XpressAffinity™”. MagGenome will also focus on other applications of magnetic nanoparticles in near future for providing solutions in the areas of diagnostics, therapeutics, and environmental remediation.