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Cells in microbial populations can cooperate or compete. How does this happen?

Cells in microbial populations can cooperate or compete. How does this happen?

Our microbiologists at BIOCEV have uncovered new principles behind intercellular interactions that influence the evolution of yeast communities. The article has just been published in "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA".

Published Jun 22, 2020

Lecture: Czech Science Foundation - GA ČR

Lecture: Czech Science Foundation - GA ČR

We cordially invite you to the lecture "Czech Science Foundation - GA ČR" by Dr. Alice Valkárová, the president of the Czech Science Foundation. The lecture will take place on 29th of june 2020 at the Institute of Mathematics and it is intended for researches. The lecture will be held in English.

Published Jun 19, 2020

Our faculty turns one hundred!

Our faculty turns one hundred!

The Faculty of Science of Charles University is celebrating 100 years of existence on the 24th of June 2020. This still means a junior age compared with the anniversary of the foundation of Charles University, but compared with the duration of human life, it means the institution has already positively influenced several generations.

Published Jun 18, 2020

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

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

Popular Science: What is the fate of proglacial lakes?

Proglacial lakes currently represent one of the major environmental threats. Global warming and the increased rate of mountain glaciers melting could lead to the lake filling up and to a subsequent outburst, which is often accompanied by catastrophic consequences. The retreat of mountain glaciers has also raised concerns about water sources. This important topic is of concern to Kristýna Falátková, Miroslav Šobr and Bohumír Janský from the Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology, together with Martin Slavík and Jiří Brunthans from the Department of Hydrogeology, who in their current research focused on the Adygine glacial moraine complex in the Tien Shan Mountains.

Published Jun 12, 2020

Opinions of The Task Force of the Faculty of Science at Charles University of 1 June 2020

Opinions of The Task Force of the Faculty of Science at Charles University of 1 June 2020

The Task Force of Charles University, Faculty of Science (FoS), has adopted, in accordance with extraordinary measures of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic ref. no. MZDR 20584/2020-3/MIN/KAN of 25 May 2020 and ref. no. 15757/2020-19/MIN/KAN of 25 May 2020, the following opinion on the operation of the FoS with regard to developments in the Covid-19 pandemic:

Published Jun 03, 2020

Business trips abroad – current information

Business trips abroad – current information

In view of the current positive developments in the COVID-19 pandemic, the general restriction on travel abroad for business has been lifted. Click on news for more information.

Published May 29, 2020

Popular Science: Most of the nitrogen in the Elbe comes from wastewater, based on isotopic composition

Since the beginning of the nitrate contamination monitoring in the Elbe, its concentration has been relatively high and has not changed substantially. Researchers from the Faculty of Science and the United States studied the isotopic composition of nitrogen in the nitrates present in the Elbe and found out that between 2008-2009, most nitrates came from wastewater from human settlements, especially smaller municipalities.

Published May 29, 2020

Pharmaceutical company SANDOZ donated CZK 500,000 to BIOCEV for coronavirus testing

Pharmaceutical company SANDOZ donated CZK 500,000 to BIOCEV for coronavirus testing

The CZK 500,000 donation is designated for the purchase of test sets to detect SARS-Cov-2, laboratory plasticware and devices, pipettes, chemicals, and enzymes. To date, over 3,000 samples from hospitals and retirement homes have been tested in the BIOCEV centre. The daily capacity is 320 samples.

Published May 27, 2020

Call for collaborative projects from the community of academics at 4EU+universities

Call for collaborative projects from the community of academics at 4EU+universities

The 4EU+ European University Alliance, which we are members of, opened the first call for joint education projects. Available details on the call might be found in attached document together with form of application. The deadline for proposals is June 15th for Flagship 2 and July1st for all the other Flagships.

Published May 25, 2020

Popular Science: The Attractiveness of Our Voice

How does the voice of our speech and singing influence our attractiveness? And what can we predict from it? That was the main theme of the study done by the international scientific group in which the Faculty of Science was represented by Petr Tureček from the Department of Philosophy and History of Science and Jan Havlíček from the Department of Zoology.

Published May 01, 2020

Updated report from the meeting of the CU FS Dean and the Advisory Board on April 27th, 2020

Updated report from the meeting of the CU FS Dean and the Advisory Board on April 27th, 2020

Informations regarding organisations of studies and exams.

Published Apr 29, 2020

Announcement by Charles University's Rector Tomáš Zima (April 24, 2020)

Announcement by Charles University's Rector Tomáš Zima (April 24, 2020)

Dear Colleagues, In connection with yesterday's meeting of the Government and the issuing of newly framed res-olutions of the Government of the Czech Republic on the adoption of crisis measures in educa-tion, as well as in connection with other legislative changes, I would like to inform you of the following:

Published Apr 26, 2020

Popular Science: Modern bestiary of ancient creatures

“Dear reader, you are holding a book that will be your guide to the depths of bygone ages and that will introduce you to your ancient ancestors ... come and immerse yourself in the reading, for the adventures of the days of yore have not been finished yet!” These words are the opening to a new book written and illustrated by Barbora Müllerová. Her work is extraordinary indeed – it is an illustrated encyclopedia of evolution, about 300 pages full of detailed information.

Published Apr 24, 2020

Meeting of the Task Force of the Faculty of Science at Charles University of 20.4.2020

Meeting of the Task Force of the Faculty of Science at Charles University of 20.4.2020

At its meeting on 20.4.2020, the Task Force of the Faculty of Science at Charles University adopted the following resolutions and measures:

Published Apr 21, 2020

Popular Science: New methods of insect identification

Insects are essential both in terms of the functioning of the Earth's ecosystem and in terms of its impact on human health and society. However, the exact identification of a species is often hard and time consuming. A group of scientists including Dominik Vondráček from the Department of Zoology focused on the possibility of creating an automatic identification system using modern technologies.

Published Apr 17, 2020

Information regarding teaching at the Faculty of Science

Information regarding teaching at the Faculty of Science

Starting on Monday 20.4.2020, in line with the "Timetable for relaxation of measures in the field of education" published by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, direct and indirect teaching will be possible at the faculty in groups with a maximum of 5 students, this primarily being to ensure successful completion of individual degrees of study. The consent of all participants is necessary for all types of teaching as is compliance with the valid anti-epidemic measures. All faculty buildings will be open from 20.4.2020 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Operation of libraries will remain in the current regime.

Published Apr 17, 2020

Meeting of the Task Force of the Faculty of Science at Charles University of 14.4.2020

Meeting of the Task Force of the Faculty of Science at Charles University of 14.4.2020

At its meeting on 14.4.2020, the Task Force of the Faculty of Science at Charles University adopted the following resolutions and measures:

Published Apr 15, 2020

Application period for Green Talents award 2020 now open

Application period for Green Talents award 2020 now open

Join a prestigious network of renowned scientists, gain unique access to Germany’s sustainability research elite and promote your innovative ideas. Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development invites you as a pioneering scientist to apply with your trailblazing approach! Showcase your research to the broader public, exchange with outstanding experts, and lay the foundation for long-lasting collaborations with German research institutions.Deadline for submission: 19 May 2020.

Published Apr 14, 2020

Popular Science: One-night stand. That’s what ONLY men want?

If you ask which gender is more willing to change partners, to establish new relationships or engage in sex without love and commitment, almost everybody would answer men. However, is it absolutely true, or are there any differences based on sexual orientation, gender nonconformity or socio-cultural background? This is exactly what the Czech-Brazilian research team wanted to find out. Zuzana Štěrbová from the Department of Zoology of the Faculty of Science was one of the members of the team, which by chance happened to be composed mainly of women.

Published Apr 09, 2020