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Czech scientists solved the enigma of coexistence of people with Rh+ and Rh- blood groups

Before the advent of modern medicine, about 10 000 Rh positive children born to Rh negative mothers were dying for hemolytic anemia in the US each year. Without the superiority of the heterozygotes – the carriers of both variants of Rhesus gene, the less abundant allele should be quickly eliminated from any population. Jaroslav Flegr probably solved 80 years old enigma of coexistence of carriers of two variants of Rhesus gene in the same population.

Published Jan 31, 2016

8th International Student and Early Career Conference NEW WAVE in Prague

Start date May 19, 2016 - May 20, 2016

Traditionally, the NEW WAVE Conference draws graduate and post-graduate students, as well as young professionals from the fields of Physical and Social Geography, Cartography, Demography, Sociology, Urban planning and related disciplines to share and discuss their research in a friendly and open-minded atmosphere with a multidisciplinary audience. DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS: 15th March, 2016

Published Jan 20, 2016

Professor Jana Roithová of the Department of Organic Chemistry receives a second ERC grant

Head of the FoS Department of Organic Chemistry Professor Jana Roithová recently received an ERC Consolidator Grant, following an ERC Junior Grant that Professor Roithová had received in support of her research efforts in 2010. No other Czech scientist has been provided with comparable repeated support from the European Research Council so far.

Published Dec 23, 2015

Obituary: professor Jan Buchar (1932–2015)

Start date Nov 27, 2015

It is with sadness that we have to announce the passing of our “spider father” Jan Buchar on November 17th, 2015. A memorial service is planned for November 27th, 2015 in Prague.

Published Nov 23, 2015

Dr. Michael J. Bojdys receives ERC Starting Grant

For the second time in recent years the European Research Council (ERC) has awarded one of the prestigious ERC Starting Grants to a scientist of the Department of Organic Chemistry at the Charles University in Prague. Materials chemist Dr. Michael J. Bojdys received this grant endowed with up to 1.5 Million Euro to promote basic research on functional nanomaterials beyond graphene in the next five years. Function and structure of these organic materials beyond graphene can provide opportunities for designing new generations of electronic devices such as field-effect transistors, gas sensors etc.

Published Nov 02, 2015

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