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New study reveals role of cell surface sugars in neuronal navigation

An international team of scientists from the Faculty of Science at Charles University, the Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, and Stanford University has uncovered the molecular mechanisms by which cell surface sugars influence the navigation of neurons in the nervous system. Their results were published in the prestigious journal PNAS.

Published Jul 22, 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 BioImage Analysis Fundamentals

Start date Jul 29, 2024 - Aug 02, 2024

The Viničná Microscopy Core Facility (VMCF) cordially invites all interested parties to our workshop on Fundamentals of Bioimage Analysis. Taking place 29/7-2/8 2024, it will introduce you to the world of bioimage analysis and the capabilities of image processing and evaluation tools. The course will also teach you how to effectively visualize, analyse, and interpret your own data. Registration is required.

Published Jan 03, 2024

Course: 4EU+ Urban Regulations and Political Memory: Towards Understanding Spatio-Temporal Aspects of Urban Development

We invite all interested parties to the online 4EU+ course: Urban Regulations and Political Memory: Towards Understanding Spatio-Temporal Aspects of Urban Development (UNREAD). The course will start in October and will run during the academic year 2024/2025. Its main topics are the driving forces of urban changes, the development of smart cities, and interdisciplinary methodologies of urban studies. The application deadline is 16 September 2024.

Published Jul 10, 2024

New book: Geoenvironmental Changes in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru

The book Geoenvironmental Changes in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru has just been published by Springer. The book was edited by Vít Vilímek, Bryan G. Mark and Adam Emmer and a collective of 30 authors from Czechia, USA, Canada, Peru, Austria, Switzerland, UK and France contributed to the book.

Published Jul 15, 2024

22nd International Summer School on Bioanalysis

From July 8 to July 12, 2024, the 22nd annual International Summer School on Bioanalysis took place at the Faculty of Science of Charles University, under the patronage of Dean Professor Zima. The event, organized by a team of teachers and doctoral students from the Department of Analytical Chemistry and the Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry, was attended by 82 representatives from a total of 19 universities.

Published Jul 15, 2024

CU will defend the HR Excellence in Research this year

It has been five years since Charles University received the prestigious HR Excellence in Research Award (HR Award) from the European Commission. This award is given to universities and institutions that succeed in implementing the European Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R), which is based on the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. Along with receiving the certificate, Charles University committed to continuously improving working conditions for its researchers and maintaining high standards in human resources. The award also brings the possibility of bonuses or more favorable conditions when submitting grant applications.

Published Jul 09, 2024

20th International Students Conference "Modern Analytical Chemistry"

Start date Sep 19, 2024 - Sep 20, 2024

We cordially invite all interested students of analytical chemistry to the 20th International Student Conference on "Modern Analytical Chemistry," organized by the Department of Analytical Chemistry on September 19-20, 2024, at the Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Charles University. The conference will be conducted in English, and participation is free of charge.

Published Jul 08, 2024

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