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BIOCEV: Prof. Jeroen Lammertyn, KU Leuven, Belgium "Advanced microfluidic solutions for life science research and medical diagnostics"

Dr. Lammertyn performs fundamental research activities focus on the development of novel bio-molecular detection concepts and miniaturized analysis systems. The applications span a broad range of sectors including medical and food diagnostics. Lecture takes place on Tuesday, November 19th 2019 at 14:00 in the BIOCEV (Main conference hall). All participants are cordially welcome!

Published Nov 15, 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

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

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

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

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

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