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Global analysis reveals the planet's most diverse forests

Global analysis reveals the planet's most diverse forests

The number of tree species in local ecosystems is a key measure of biodiversity. A well-known ecological rule states that species numbers increase from the poles to the equator. But why is this trend not completely universal, and what can influence local biodiversity? The scientific journal Nature Ecology and Evolution has just published a study that, by analysing an unrivalled database, compared the species richness of forests across virtually the entire planet and shed light on the reasons responsible for differences in tree diversity in different places. Scientists from our faculty, specifically the research group of the Department of Ecology led by Dr. Robert Tropek and Dr. Štěpán Janeček, also participated in the study published in this most prestigious ecological journal.

Published Aug 09, 2022

A student of our faculty has been admitted to the most prestigious international PhD program EMBL

A student of our faculty has been admitted to the most prestigious international PhD program EMBL

The EMBL International Doctoral Programme (EIPP) is the most prestigious postgraduate programme in Europe. It aims to promote excellence in the molecular life sciences and to train young talented scientists. One of them will be Pavlina Marková, a student of our faculty from the Soft Matter research group at the Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry, starting this October. Congratulations on the acceptance!

Published Aug 08, 2022

Social mobility of elites in the Central European regions (1861–1926)

Social mobility of elites in the Central European regions (1861–1926)

On what foundations did modern European societies grow? Who were the people who fundamentally directed and influenced the development of these societies? How did the position and selection of elites change in different regimes? What were the differences between elites in various Central European regions? Finding answers to these questions is the focus of the project Social mobility of elites in the Central European regions (1861–1926).

Published Jul 26, 2022

The prestigious EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowship was awarded to a graduate of our faculty

The prestigious EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowship was awarded to a graduate of our faculty

EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowships support outstanding graduate students from all over the world. With a scientific breadth of research, a wide geographical reach and more than 1800 top experts from around the world, EMBO members help young scientists to further their research, promote their international reputation and ensure their mobility. We are honoured that one of the recipients of the prestigious EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowship is Vedrana Marković Ph.D. , a PhD graduate from the Department of Experimental Plant Biology of our Faculty. Congratulations!

Published Jul 19, 2022

The first ever Science in Shorts competition has its winners

The first ever Science in Shorts competition has its winners

The first ever Science in Shorts competition has its winners. We are very honoured that one of them is Mgr. Pavel Doležal, Ph.D. from the Department of Parasitology at the Faculty of Science of Charles University and BIOCEV. Congratulations! The Science in Shorts competition, organised by the Nature Awards and Springer Nature in collaboration with Merc KGaA, aims to provide young scientists with a new platform to present their research to the widest possible audience in an accessible, fun and engaging way.

Published Jul 14, 2022

 Curbing Candida: The Cells That Keep Fungal Infections at Bay

Curbing Candida: The Cells That Keep Fungal Infections at Bay

Of all the fungi that live in the human body, the most infamous is probably the yeast Candida. This distant cousin of baker’s yeast is notorious for causing various types of thrush that can be a major nuisance, but it can also lead to an invasive infection that may, on occasion, prove fatal. In a study published in Nature Immunology, a Weizmann Institute of Science research team headed by Prof. Jakub Abramson uncovered a previously unknown defense mechanism employed by the immune system in fighting Candida infections. Immunologist Jan Dobeš from the Laboratory of Microbial Immunology at the our Department of Cell Biology also participated in the research.

Published Jun 29, 2022

New calls for postdoc applicants open

New calls for postdoc applicants open

We are looking for prospective international, non czech citizens, post-docs for research within a specific field of biology, chemistry and geography. Deadline for applications is July 20th, 2022.

Published Jun 17, 2022

Revisiting biocrystallization: Purine biocrystals are widespread in eukaryotes

Revisiting biocrystallization: Purine biocrystals are widespread in eukaryotes

Paradigm shift in eukaryotic biocrystallization: purine biocrystals are likely ancestral type of cellular inclusions in eukaryotes. Cell inclusions in the spotlight of Raman microspectroscopy.

Published Jun 13, 2022

Unique molecular CODE – Paramagnetic encoding of molecules

Unique molecular CODE – Paramagnetic encoding of molecules

Today we commonly encounter contactless RFID chips in a number of products, but can similar technology be implemented at the molecular level? The answer is yes. The principle of molecular encoding conceived by Miloslav Polášek and his team at IOCB Prague represents a novel method on the frontier of chemistry and modern technologies. Their paper on paramagnetic encoding of molecules was recently published in the journal Nature Communications. The first author of the paper is Jan Kretschmer, a PhD student at the Faculty of Science.

Published Jun 10, 2022

Radan Huth receives prestigious award from the Royal Meteorological Society

Radan Huth receives prestigious award from the Royal Meteorological Society

This year, the International Journal of Climatology prize, awarded by the British Royal Meteorological Society, was won by the distinguished climatologist Prof. RNDr. Radan Huth, DrSc from the Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology at the Faculty of Science of Charles University. Congratulations!

Published Jun 09, 2022

The enigmatic tropical alpine flora on the African sky islands

The enigmatic tropical alpine flora on the African sky islands

New insights into the evolutionary origins of unique African high mountain botanical diversity published in PNAS.

Published May 31, 2022

Olympus Image of the Year award 2021

Olympus Image of the Year award 2021

Olympus continues to search for the best images in light microscopy and the third edition of its Olympus Image of the Year Award 2021 focused on the life sciences. The world prize for the microscopic image of an Arabidopsis flower was awarded to Mgr. Jan Martinek. Congratulations!

Published May 24, 2022

Population protection concept  - warning sheltering of person in danger

Population protection concept - warning sheltering of person in danger

The document “Population Protection Concept” (see below) is a comprehensive system for responding to events and threats regardless of whether or not they are of a military nature. It covers issues that are to be addressed during both peacetime and wartime.

Published Apr 22, 2022

The 27th American semester is underway

The 27th American semester is underway

From 28 March to 1 June 2022, the 27th American Semester will take place - a programme of mutual cooperation between the Faculty of Science of Charles University and one of the most prestigious American universities, Dartmouth College (New Hampshire, USA).

Published Apr 06, 2022

Where does water on the Moon come from and where is it stored?

Where does water on the Moon come from and where is it stored?

In 2020, NASA’s observatory discovered water on the Moon. Now, an international team composed of geologists and astronomers has discovered how water gets to the Moon and where and how it is deposited there. The first author of this study is Günther Kletetschka from the Institute of hydrogeology, engineering geology and applied geophysics, Faculty of Science, Charles University. He is also affiliated with University of Alaska-Fairbanks.

Published Mar 30, 2022

Solidarity of the Faculty of Science with Ukraine

Solidarity of the Faculty of Science with Ukraine

This page collects information about events at the Faculty of Science of Charles University related to the situation in Ukraine.

Published Mar 08, 2022

Statement of the Faculty of Science of Charles University on the situation in Ukraine

Statement of the Faculty of Science of Charles University on the situation in Ukraine

The management of the Faculty of Science of Charles University and the Board of the Academic Senate of the Faculty unequivocally stand behind the statement of the Rector of Charles University of 24 February 2022, the text of which they fully identify with.

Published Feb 24, 2022

One billion dollar not enough to halt orangutan decline

One billion dollar not enough to halt orangutan decline

A new study recently published in prestigious journal Current Biology shows that orangutans are still rapidly declining despite more than one billion US dollars invested in their conservation between 2000 and 2020. One of the co-authors of the study is Erik Meijaard, who until the end of February was a visiting professor at the Department of Ecology of our faculty.

Published Feb 18, 2022

A new perspective on how early protein-RNA interactions evolved

A new perspective on how early protein-RNA interactions evolved

Protein-RNA complexes are ubiquitous in modern life and are essential to many stages of the cell cycle and metabolism. New research presents experimental support to provide a new perspective on how early protein-RNA interactions evolved. The paper was recently published in prestigeous journal Molecular Biology and Evolution by the team led by Klára Hlouchová of Department of Cell Biology and IOCB Prague.

Published Feb 11, 2022

Polarography celebrates 100 years

Polarography celebrates 100 years

Polarography, for many years considered the queen of analytical methods, celebrates its 100th anniversary on 10 February 2022. The discoverer of this scientific method, which made Czechoslovakia famous in professional circles all over the world, Nobel Prize winner Prof. Jaroslav Heyrovský, also worked at our faculty, where he founded the Department of Physical Chemistry.

Published Feb 10, 2022