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CZ-UK Workshop on Nanomaterials took place in Karolinum

The British Embassy in Prague and the Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry of the Faculty of Science at the Charles University organised a CZ-UK workshop on nanomaterials, which was held in Karolinum on October 22-23, 2019. Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Mr. Nick Archer MVO, opened the workshop.

Published Oct 30, 2019

Welcome day for new PhD students

How to study a PhD? Basic information about the doctoral study, financing research and academic integrity, Optional guided tour through historical Carolinum. 25 October 2019, 10:00–11:30 am. Blue Auditorium, Celetná 20, Prague 1

Published Oct 16, 2019

Researchers reveal the metabolic capacity of a termite gut protist and its associated bacteria using single-cell (meta)genomics.

Parasitology department´s scientists (Sebastian Treitli a Vladimír Hampl) in collaboration with researchers from University of British Columbia, sequenced the genomes of an isolated individual cell of the protist, Streblomastix strix, and at least eight different species or strains of bacterial symbionts which cover its surface. They used this genomic data to reconstruct the metabolism within this complex symbiotic system.

Published Aug 29, 2019

Full steam ahead! The 4EU+ Alliance is selected as a pilot ‘European University’

The 4EU+ Alliance is among the consortia selected for funding in the first pilot ‘European Universities’ call for proposals, launched as part of the 2019 Erasmus+ programme. Out of 54 proposals submitted in response to the call, the European Commission's Directorate General for Education and Culture has selected seventeen European University alliances, which will obtain funding for their projects to become the ‘European Universities’ of the future.

Published Jun 26, 2019

Popular Science: 104.6 km from the confluence, or what is the water quality of Slapy Reservoir?

In recent decades, there has been a significant improvement in the surface water quality of the main streams of the Czech Republic, mainly because of the decrease of heavy industry and due to the construction of wastewater treatment plants in municipalities over 2000 inhabitants. However, the surface water quality of small rivers is still very low, because they are often found in agricultural areas, which are still affected by fertilizers and other pollutants and many of them also do not yet have wastewater treatment plants. One of these is the Mastník stream in the Central Bohemian Region, which flows into the Vltava River’s Slapy Reservoir. Luboš Mrkva and Bohumír Janský from the Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology at our Faculty have focused on the development and current state of the water quality of this important water body.

Published Sep 01, 2019

Popular Science: Feathers can tell the origin

Rapid changes to natural conditions also cause changes in the behavior of migratory birds. The study of their migration is very important because of their protection and management. Since migratory bird flyways reach many states, international cooperation is needed. Therefore, there is an international project that monitors the movement of the greylag goose (Anser anser), the largest of the waterfowl genus Anser. One of the members and the coordinator of the international project are Michal Podhrázský from Zoo Dvůr Králové and the Department of Zoology of the Faculty of Science, Charles University.

Published Nov 04, 2019

Micobion seminary: The long winding road to nitrogen catabolite repression in yeast

We cordially invite you to lecture: The long winding road to nitrogen catabolite represion which will be delivered by Prof. Terrance G. Cooper, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry, University of Tennessee, Health Sicence Center, Memphis, USA. The lecture takes place on 22th of October at 3 p.m. at the BIOCEV Conference Hall in Vestec.

Published Oct 16, 2019

Popular Science: Energetic Metabolism of Agriculture in the Czech Republic and Poland after the Fall of the Communist Regime

Global processes like climatic changes, growth of the human population and dependence on fossil fuels cause biodiversity loss and the endangerment of whole ecosystems. It is possible that the potential of the biosphere will not be able to satisfy the demands of human production and consumption. Efforts for the sustainability of agricultural production require an increasingly better understanding of energy flow in ecosystems. In agriculture, energy is not only the food foundation, but it is a crucial part in the circulation of elements (esp. carbon) and in the hydrologic cycle.

Published Oct 14, 2019

Popular Science: How important is Visualisation in Science?

In late June, the Second Interdisciplinary Colloquium took place at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science. This year it was aimed at the phenomena of maps and graphs – which concerns any type of scientific work.

Published Oct 02, 2019

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