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4EU+Urban Health Case Chalenge 2020

Do you want work in a multidisciplinary team and solve a real-world urban challenge together with 70 students from eight different universities across Europe? Sign up for 4EU+ Urban Health Case Challenge 2020 now and represent Charles University and the city of Prague in this brand new student competition.The Urban Health Case Challenge (UHCC) is a new initiative under the 4EU+ (European University Alliance). It addresses urban changes in relation to health and demographic transformation. In 2020, the case challenge (case competition) will focus on community resilience in times of the COVID-19 pandemic. The UHCC will take place on 23-27 November 2020.The UHCC online platform will become available to nominated students on October 30, 2020.

Published Oct 15, 2020

The CU crisis team hereby appeals to students accommodated at CU dormitories

Following the adoption of Czech Government Resolution no. 1022 on 12 October 2020, we request that students accommodated at CU dormitories give responsible consideration to their continued stay at their dormitory. However, any students who are unable to leave their dormitory for good reason (risk of the spread of infection amongst high-risk groups on return to one’s place of abode) shall be allowed to remain at their dormitory in accordance with the declaration of the Czech Ministry of Education.

Published Oct 13, 2020

ONYGENALES 2020: Basic and clinical research advances in dermatophytes and dimorphic fungi in hindsight

ONYGENALES workshop, bi-annual meeting organised by ISHAM Working Group ONYGENALES in cooperation with Charles University, was held in Prague on 10 September – 11 September, 2020. It brought together researchers, students, clinicians, laboratorians and public health professionals across biomedical disciplines interested in current developments in dermatophyte, dimorphic and keratinophilic fungi research.

Published Sep 30, 2020

Petr Pyšek awarded International Biogeography Society’s 2021 Alfred Russel Wallace Award

Dr. Petr Pyšek is a Professor of Ecology at the Institute of Botany, Czech Academy of Sciences and Department of Ecology, Faculty of Science. As one of the most important invasion ecologists globally, his research has contributed greatly to the development of research on many of Wallace’s interests, particularly in the area of biogeography.

Published Jun 12, 2020

Miniconference: 1st Prague PostDoc Day

Start date Jun 16, 2020

You are cordially invited to the 1st Prague Postdoc Day to be held at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (IOCB) in Prague on 16th June 2020 (afternoon). Submission deadline 17th April 2020.

Published Mar 11, 2020

Czech Republic's Prime Minister visits The Parc in Prague

During the visit to Zentiva on August 27, 2020 in Prague, a government delegation led by Czech Republic's Prime Minister Andrej Babiš met with the representatives of The Parc, The Pharmaceutical Applied Research Centre, and representatives of academic institutions involved in the project. Our Faculty is among them.

Published Sep 01, 2020

Popular Science: What is the bird species diversity in traditional fruit orchards?

Agriculture intensification and other anthropogenic changes in landscape affect bird populations negatively. Birds are pushed out of the landscape, which ultimately has an adverse effect on the ecological balance in nature, in turn affecting humans. With that said, is every man-made habitat indeed unsuitable for diverse bird populations? Experts together with Dušan Romportl from the Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology focused on the issue of bird species diversity in small areas used as orchards.

Published Aug 28, 2020

Popular Science: Frequency of fog in the Czech Republic. What is the trend?

Fog is very important for the environment and for human society. In particular, it brings moisture to the landscape and cleans the atmosphere. However, it can be dangerous due to low visibility conditions and because of the formation of acidic fog associated with air pollutants. Yet, not enough attention was devoted to detailed research into fog. Scientists led by Iva Hůnová therefore focused on a comprehensive study of the occurrence of this important atmospheric phenomenon in the Czech Republic from a long-term perspective.

Published Aug 22, 2020

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