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Day of Physiology and Medicine for Undergraduate Students 2024 (23.1. 2024)

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Two IPHYS principal investigators were successful in the competition of Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports Inter-Excellence II USA (19.12. 2023)

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports has announced the results of the public competition in research, development and innovation LUAUS24 (bilateral projects Czech Republic - United States of America) in the programme of support for international cooperation in research, development and innovation INTER-EXCELLENCE II (code: LU), sub-programme INTER-ACTION for projects with a duration of 2024-2028. From a total of eight submitted projects, two researchers from FGÚ succeeded with their projects "New metabolic pathways of lipid movement" (investigator: RNDr. Ondřej Kuda, Ph.D.) and "Clinical metabolomics and lipidomics as innovative tools for diagnosis and characterization of heart and kidney diseases" (investigator: doc. Ing. Tomáš Čajka, Ph.D.). Congratulations to both researchers!

Ondřej Kuda received Prize of Minister of Education (21.11. 2023)

RNDr. Ondřej Kuda, Ph.D., Head of Laboratory of Metabolism of Bioactive Lipids at the Institute of Physiology of the CAS, received the Prize of the Minister of Education for outstanding results in research, experimental development and innovation on 20 November 2023. The prize was awarded for the results of research on the new signaling lipid molecules that suppress inflammation and improve glucose metabolism in patients with diabetes.

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Alexandra Ptáková received the Rector's Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement within the Charles University Grant Agency support (20.11. 2023)

On Friday, 17 November 2023, Alexandra Ptáková received the Rector's Award for the absolute best scientific project within the Charles University Grant Agency support. This prestigious award was given on the occasion of the Day of the Struggle for Freedom and Democracy and the International Students' Day. The publications on the basis of which the prize was awarded originated in the Laboratory of Cellular Neurophysiology at the Institute of Physiology.

Ptáková; Alexandra - Mitro; Michal - Zímová; Lucie - Vlachová; Viktorie . Cellular context determines primary characteristics of human TRPC5 as a cold-activated channel . Journal of Cellular Physiology. 2022; 237(9); 3614-3626. DOI IF = 5.6 

Zimová; Lucie - Ptáková; Alexandra - Mitro; Michal - Krůšek; Jan - Vlachová; Viktorie . Activity dependent inhibition of TRPC1/4/5 channels by duloxetine involves voltage sensor-like domain . Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy. 2022; 152(August)); 113262. DOI IF = 7.5

Helena Illnerová in the documentary series Babylon (1.11. 2023)

Physiologist, biologist who was the first in the world to discover dependency function of the biological clock in the brain of mammals on the length of the day during the seasons, but also a scout. This is the former President of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Helena Illnerová, whose life is closely linked to the Institute of Physiology, where she began her scientific career in 1961. One of the episodes of the documentary series Babylon, which premiered on Czech Television on 28 October 2023, is dedicated to her.

Kateryna Semenovykh received the Martina Roeselová Foundation Grant (20.12. 2022)

The Martina Roeselová Memorial Grant is designed for graduate students and early career scientists in the natural sciences who are trying to combine competitive scientific activity with quality early childhood care. The IOCB Tech Foundation will support 10 young scientists with an annual scholarship of CZK 150,000. Kateryna Semenovykh from the Institute of Physiology of the CAS received the scholarship for the year 2023 at a ceremony on Friday 16 December 2022. Congratulations!

Four important IPHYS researchers celebrated their life anniversaries (13.12. 2022)

On Monday, 12 December, the pre-Christmas seminar "The Scientific Footprint of the Work of Four Personalities of the Institute of Physiology of the CAS" was dedicated to Jaroslava Folbergrová, Helena Illnerová, Zdeněk Drahota and Pavel Mareš. The evening was a tribute to these four personalities whose lives are inseparably connected with Institute of Physiology. We congratulate them once again on their significant life anniversaries.

from the left: Z. Drahota, H. Illnerová, J. Folbergrová, P. Mareš

Results of bibliometric analysis of M17+ (8.12. 2022)

The Institute of Physiology of the CAS, v.v.i. (hereinafter referred to as IPHYS) was ranked among the top-ranked research organizations in the bibliometric evaluation of publications for the period 2016-2020 in the M17+ system. In particular, the high number of high quality publications in the first quartile of journals (Q1) according to the article influence score (AIS) parameter with a corresponding author from IPHYS (55%) was positively evaluated by the relevant Basic Medicine Expert Panel. As stated in the Panel report, information on the corresponding author is essential to determine the leader of the collaborating teams, who is the originator of the project and who manages the whole project. The excellent results of this evaluation thus confirm the important position of IPHYS in the field of biomedical research in the Czech Republic and the important role of IPHYS scientists in characterizing the complex mechanisms of origin and potential therapies for a number of major diseases of civilization.

Starting this year, research in this area will be strengthened by the participation of most IPHYS research teams in one of two strategic projects supported by the European Union through Next Generation EU EXCELES, the National Institute for Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disease Research (CarDia) and the National Institute for Neurological Research (NINR). IPHYS's partnership in these two projects will allow to deepen collaboration between basic and clinical research and improve the quality of biomedical research across the Czech Republic.

Veronika Palůchová received the Josef Hlávka Prize (30.11. 2022)

On Wednesday, 16 November 2022, Veronika Palůchová received the Josef Hlávka Prize in Lužany Castle. This prestigious award is intended for the best students or graduates of Prague universities, Brno technology and young scientists of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. The Josef Hlávka Prize is presented annually at his castle in Lužany near Přeštice, on the eve of the national holiday of 17 November, in honour of the memory of the famous Czech architect, builder and patron. 

Veronika Palůchová (second from the right)

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