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Zentiva announces the winners of The Parc Awards

The Centre for Applied Pharmaceutical Research (The Parc) is celebrating numerous successes again, summarizing its 2020 achievements and recognizing the participants with The Parc Awards for the third time. Initiated by Zentiva, The Parc was created in association with three academic partners: the University of Chemistry and Technology Prague; the Faculty of Science of Charles University; and the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

Published Mar 05, 2021

Popular Science: One bear, please! or Bear trade in the Czech Republic

No, it is not a mistake and it should not be beer, the Czech favourite alcoholic drink. It should not even be a teddy bear. Even though it may surprise you, in the Czech Republic, there exists quite a high demand for various bear species and/or their body parts originating from abroad. The details of the current il-/legal trade have been summarised in a study led by Chris R. Shepherd and co-authored by three members of the Institute of Environmental Studies of the Faculty of Science of the Charles University – Jitka Kufnerová, Tomáš Cajthaml and Jaroslava Frouzová.

Published Feb 22, 2021

Online Intensive German Language Courses for 4EU+ Students

In March 2021, Heidelberg University offers free Online Intensive German Language courses to 50 students and doctoral candidates from its five 4EU+ partner universities. The courses are organized by the International Study Centre of Heidelberg University and include 4 weeks (80 hours) of language instruction i.e. 4 hours per day. Deadline for registration: 15 February 2021.

Published Feb 10, 2021

Popular Science: The Ordovician struggle for a solid base in a sea of soft sediment: focused on the conulariids of the Prague Basin

For a large part of sessile animals, whether current or long-extinct, a hard base is a prerequisite for a full-fledged life. In ancient times, there was a bitter struggle for space to attach to on the seabed. Jana Bruthansová from the Department of Geology and Palaeontology, Faculty of Science, Charles University, has published an article in the prestigious journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology about sessile organisms on conulariids.

Published Feb 09, 2021

Popular Science: A friend in the attic, an enemy on the ground floor – ozone: the challenge of man’s future?

Stratospheric ozone – the ozone layer – is crucial for life on Earth. However, its occurrence in the troposphere, especially the ground-level ozone, has a highly adverse impact. Fundamentally, ambient ozone has harmful effects on human health, vegetation and entire ecosystems. Nowadays, it along with aerosol and benzo[a]pyrene are among the most serious pollutants for ambient air quality in the Czech Republic and in Europe. This is why Iva Hůnová from the Institute for Environmental Studies together with her team focused on detailed research into the occurrence of ambient ozone throughout the Czech Republic from a long-term perspective and in the context of seasonality.

Published Feb 01, 2021

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