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Vojtěch Kumpošt awarded the Prize of Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (5.12. 2019)

Ing. Vojtěch Kumpošt, který již od svého bakalářského studia působil na oddělení Vývojové epileptologie Fyziologického ústavu, obdržel Cenu Ministerstva školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy v oblasti vysokého školství, vědy a výzkumu za rok 2019 magisterském studijním programu. Cenu z rukou ministra Plagy obdržel za práci, jejíž výsledky přispěly k novým objevům na poli výzkumu mechanismů vzniku epileptických záchvatů a byly publikovány v prestižním časopise Nature Neuroscience. Vojtěch Kumpošt byl studentem Fakulty elektrotechnické ČVUT a v současnosti působí na německé Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie.

Excellent results of the students in the project "Open Science 2019" (22.11. 2019)

Na závěrečné konferenci projektu Otevřená věda  21. 11. 2019 se umístily hned dvě studentky, které absolvovaly svou stáž na Fyziologickém ústavu. 

Natálie Pořízková z pražského Gymnázia Postupická získala 1. místo v kategorii Živá příroda/Lékařské vědy a Biochemie. Na konferenci prezentovala výsledky své roční stáže "Studium struktury a funkce Na+/H+ antiportních systémů v eukaryotních buňkách", kterou absolvovala v oddělení Membránového Transportu pod vedením Ing. Olgy Zimmermannové, Ph.D.

3. místo ve stejné kategorii obsadila Veronika Musílková s tématem stáže "Sledování růstu, chování a diferenciace buněk hladkého svalu ve statickém a dynamickém systému", kterou absolvovala v oddělení Biomateriálů a tkáňového inženýrství pod vedením RNDr. Jany Musílkové, CSc.

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PhD student conference 2019 (20.11. 2019)

On Oct 29. - 31. 2019 the biannual PhD student conference of the IPHYS took place at the Congress hotel Jezerka in Seč. During the conference 19 students gave talks and 45 presented their work as posters. In addition, a lecture and a workshop on presentation skill development was given by Jason Hwang and two talks on career development were given by Michaela Tencerová, Ph.D. and Helena Janíčková, Ph.D. The three best talks and posters were selected and awarded. These were:

The Best Talk Award: 1st place: Vendula Čečmanová, 2nd place: Viktor Sinica, 3rd place: Kristína Cechová.

The Best Poster Award: 1st place: Sarka Danačíková, 2nd place: Rimjhim Tomar and 3rd place: Daniela Alexová and Lucie Leňková.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Euro-BioImaging joins European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) (1.11. 2019)

On October 29, 2019 European Commission approved ERIC status to Euro-BioImaging (EuBI) forming European extensive research network for bioimaging, with nodes in 14 countries including the Czech Republic. Euro-BioImaging thus joins European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC), which will facilitate open access, services and training to a broad range of state-of-the-art biological and medical imaging technologies among Europe and beyond. IPHYS BioImaging Facility, providing open access to 8 imaging systems (confocal and multiphoton microscopy, in vivo imaging), participates in one of 21 bioimaging nodes of EuroBioImaging ERIC.

Institute of Physiology was visited by Taiwanese organization ITRI (4.10. 2019)

Ve středu 2. října 2019 proběhla na Fyziologickém ústavu AV ČR návštěva delegace tchajwanské vědecko-výzkumné organizace Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). Její zástupci, Prof. Eric Y. Chuang a Dr. Horus Huang, přednesli přednášky, kde představili svou činnost i celkově činnost ITRI, a možné okruhy vzájemné spolupráce. Poté navštívili několik oddělení ústavu, zejména oddělení Biomateriálů a tkáňového inženýrství, spolupracující Institut klinické a experimentální medicíny, a rovněž dislokované pracoviště Fyziologického ústavu v BIOCEV. Setkání nastínilo možné směry budoucí spolupráce obou institucí v oblastech bioinformatiky, cílené dodávky léčiv do různých tkání a orgánů, testování potenciálních nových léčiv na zvířecích modelech, a v neposlední řadě i v oblasti regenerativní medicíny, konkrétně tkáňového inženýrství kožního krytu za pomocí moderní technologie 3D tisku. Vzhledem k projevenému zájmu delegace i o genomické studie bylo delegaci v rámci návštěvy umožněno shlédnout i další pracoviště zabývající se uvedenou problematikou, jako je odd. Genomiky a bioinformatiky na Ústavu molekulární genetiky AV ČR v krčském areálu, a dále odd. Funkční genomiky a České centrum pro fenogenomiku v BIOCEV. 

    

František Kolář awarded the Jan Evangelista Purkinje Honorary Field Medal (3.7. 2019)

František Kolář has been awarded the Jan Evangelista Purkinje Honorary Field Medal for merit in the biomedical sciences. He has received the award from the hands of the President of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Eva Zažímalová on Monday, June 1. More

Jan Kudláček awarded the Sanofi Prize (28.6. 2019)

Jan Kudláček has been awarded the Sanofi Prize for Pharmacy for university students. He has received the award from the hands of the French Nobel Prize winner for chemistry, Jean-Marie Lehn. The competition for students of pharmaceutical sciences has been organized by the Embassy of the French Republic in Prague in cooperation with Sanofi for the eleventh time. Jan Kudláček placed third with his research on epilepsy treatment.

"Epilepsy requires long-term treatment and patients often need medication for life. Unfortunately, drugs are ineffective for approximately 30 % of patients. To find more effective treatments, it is necessary to understand the long-term dynamics of epilepsy and to clarify the mechanisms that drive long-term fluctuations in brain susceptibility to seizures. Mechanisms that control long-term seizure dynamics have not been considered in drug development; they represent a new therapeutic target not only for seizure-suppressing drugs but also for the treatment of epilepsy itself," Kudláček explained. He added that it is his research that could lead to advancement in this issue.

Jaroslav Kuneš awarded the Mendel Medal (28.6. 2019)

On Thursday, June 27, Jaroslav Kuneš received the Gregor Johann Mendel Honorary Medal for Merit in Biological Sciences from the hands of the President of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Eva Zažímalová. The Academic Council granted this prestigious award to four scientists who through their work contributed to advancement and popularization of their fields. "The Academic Council unanimously agreed to award the medal to the laureates, and we are honoured to do so," Eva Zažímalová said at the award ceremony at the seat of the Czech Academy of Sciences. More

    

Winners of the 41st annual contest of Students’ Professional Activities announced (19.6. 2019)

On Sunday, June 16, the 41st annual national contest of Students’ Professional Activities (SPA) ended with an award ceremony for the best students in each category. Advancing to the national round is a great success for the entrants. One of the prizes in the Healthcare category is the Prize of the Director of the Institute of Physiology CAS. Hana Bernhardová (Gymnázium [KB1] F. Palackého, Valašské Meziříčí) won the first place in this category for her paper Effects of the canonical Wnt signalling pathway on differentiation potential of NG2 glia after ischemic brain injuries . Karolina Kubová (Gymnázium T. Novákové, Brno) came second for her paper Kinase Chk1 as a potential therapeutic target in malignant melanoma cells. Kateřina Ptáčková (Gymnázium and Vocational School of Pedagogy, Liberec) placed third with her paper Lactose Intolerance.

Marek Heide, who ranked fourth in the same category, achieved another great success; he won a special prize: a nomination to the competition Česká hlavička—a programme supporting talented students in technology and science —in the category Futura "Solutions for the Future", a prize awarded by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. Marek completed an internship at the Institute of Physiology at the Department of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering under the guidance of Jana Musílková. Congratulations to all the winners!

65th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE INSTITUTE OF PHYSIOLOGY (19.6. 2019)

This year marks the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Institute of Physiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences. On June 12, 2019, both current and former employees of the Institute and a number of guests celebrated this special event. All the living directors of the Institute took turns in the lecture hall (in the order of their terms in office: Zdeněk Drahota, Bohuslav Ošťádal, Pavel Mareš, Jaroslav Kuneš, Lucie Kubínová, and the current director, Jan Kopecký) and shared their memories of important moments in the Institute's history. Helena Illnerová, the President of the Czech Academy of Sciences in 2001-2005, also reminisced about the beginnings of her scientific career and the atmosphere of that time. The celebrations culminated with an informal garden party, which was also attended by the President of the Academy, Eva Zažímalová, and the Vice President, Zdeněk Havlas.

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