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Tracking Paleoclimate in High Central Andes

As summers and vegetation seasons pass by, plant remains accumulate and in waterlogged areas they turn into peat bogs. These bogs contain thousands of years of paleo information from which we are able, using specific techniques, to reconstruct environmental conditions persisting in the past. Actually, this was the science which, in the early 19th century, revealed the existence of the green-house effect. But back to our recent article.

Published Feb 23, 2015

Investigations into traces of life on Mars

Investigations of potential life or traces of life in space are no doubt an exciting part of contemporary science. One of the Czech Republic's experts in this area, geochemist Jan Jehlička (Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Mineral Resources) and his colleagues recently made a significant contribution to preparing the application of Raman spectroscopy in future Mars missions.

Published Dec 01, 2014

Suburbanisation in the post-communist world

"Urban sprawl", the English term used to describe spontaneous expansion of human populations to suburban areas, has found a firm place also in Czech. While in the US, the country where this term was born, this phenomenon reached its climax years ago, it is still booming in a number of other regions of the world. The post-communist part of Europe has been one of such regions for the last twenty five years.

Published Nov 17, 2014

Money for research comes from Norway

Professor Zdena Palková of the Genetics and Microbiology Department is known for her original yeast cell colony research projects. This year she has managed to get substantial financial support for her work. Her team has become one of nineteen teams in the Czech Republic to receive grants from the Czech-Norwegian Research Programme.

Published Oct 24, 2014

ATD: macromolecular interactions & ITC microcalorimetry

Start date Oct 23, 2014

Advanced Techniques Day seminar on ITC microcalorimetry, this time run by Malvern expert Peter Gimeson. We welcome the participation of experienced users from chemistry departments since there is an ongoing tender call for the instrument dedicated to measurement of macromolecular interactions in solution.

Published Oct 17, 2014

Science is Beautiful starts Year 6

Science is Beautiful, a competition show established by the Faculty of Science, Charles University in 2009, is intended for all those who "suffer from the same handicap": love for nature combined with love for photography or painting. The competition takes place for the sixth consecutive year, and the deadline for registrations is November 2.

Published Oct 08, 2014

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