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8th PhD Conference in Immunology

Start date Sep 23, 2024 - Sep 24, 2024

The 8th annual gathering of students associated with the PhD Immunology program at Charles University in Prague. After the long tradition of the Conference taking place in Svatý Jan pod Skalou, we have to switch locations. The 8th edition will take place in Karolinum, the historical seat of Charles University, in Prague. This year, we have the pleasure of confirming the attendance of two exceptional keynote speakers – Clarissa Campbell and Joris van der Veeken. You can look forward to exciting student talks, poster session, and a networking evening.

Published Jun 12, 2024

Experientia Day 2024

Start date Jun 13, 2024

All researchers and students are welcome to join the Experientia Day 2024 on Thursday 13/6 at 10.00 in the IOCB Lecture Hall. We are looking forward to: revealing Experientia Foundation grant recipients for 2024, hosting dr. Jakub Hývl (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa) with an invited lecture “Organobismuth Chemistry: Novel Materials And Alternatives to Transition-metal Catalyst” and hosting dr. Petr Kovaříček (UCT Prague) with an invited lecture “Covalent dynamics, phase interfaces and photocatalysis – from ‘soups’ to self assembled catalysts”.

Published Jun 10, 2024

The Book in Springer: Organismal Agency Biological Concepts and Their Philosophical Foundations

This book explores the notion of organismal agency from the perspective of both philosophy and biology. The two sections of the book delve into parallel themes, including distinctions between organic and inorganic nature, self-organization, autonomy, self-presentation, memory, umwelt, and environmental influence. The book was edited by Jana Švorcová from Department of Philosophy and History of Science.

Published May 23, 2024

The Book "Metallocenes in Regio- and Stereoselective Synthesis" published by Springen

This June, Springer published the 74th volume of the book series "Topics in Organometallic Chemistry" titled "Metallocenes in Regio- and Stereoselective Synthesis" edited by Marko Hapke (Johann Kepler University Linz) and Martin Kotora (Charles University). This book contains 8 chapters summarizing the occurrence, synthesis and use of compounds containing cyclopentadiene functional group over the past decades.

Published Jun 05, 2024

Workshop: Advanced EM - 3D imaging

Start date Jun 11, 2024 - Jun 13, 2024

Biology Centre CAS and University of South Bohemia invite those interested in learning about the principles of TEM and SEM and selected advanced EM techniques to the Advanced EM-3D imaging course, which will take place from 11 to 13 June 2024 in České Budějovice. Registration until May 2024.

Published Apr 17, 2024

Vojtěch Hladky's book has just been published by Oxford University Press

The publication "On the Gods and the World. Orpheus and the Presocratics in the Derveni Papyrus" by Vojtěch Hladky from the Department of Philosophy and History of Natural Sciences has just been published by the prestigious Oxford University Press. The book places the Derveni Papyrus in the context of the broader intellectual milieu of the time, which helps us to better understand some of the peculiarities of this c. 2400-year-old text. Congratulations!

Published May 20, 2024

New insights into the regulation of the activity of the transcription factor Gcn4 in spatially structured yeast populations

Facebook Twitter The rapid response of both yeast and mammalian cells to a changing environment is an important prerequisite for their survival. The transcription factor Gcn4p helps yeast cells to react quickly to the availability of amino acids in the environment and to adapt their metabolism accordingly. The activity of this factor can be regulated at the level of its translation and stability. In the work published in the journal mBio, scientific teams of Zdena Palková (Faculty of Science, Charles University/BIOCEV) and Libuše Váchová (Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences/BIOCEV) have uncovered a mechanism for regulating the activity of Gcn4p, which is important for the coordinated interaction of cells and their differentiation and is unique for spatially structured yeast populations, i.e. for the predominant form of yeast existence under natural conditions.

Published Jun 07, 2024

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