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Matyas Fendrych gets prestigeous ERC Starting grant

Two scientists associated with Charles University, Matyáš Fendrych from the Faculty of Science and Ondřej Pejcha from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, have received the prestigious scientific awards of the European Research Council, the so-called ERC Starting Grants (ERC StG).

Published Jul 27, 2018

Popular Science: Community Gardens in Prague

In the cities of North America and Western Europe, community gardens have been developing for more than a hundred years. Previously, allotment gardening had also been present in Eastern Europe, while community gardening has occurred recently. Jana Spilková from the Department of Social Geography and Regional Development of our faculty shows the similarities and differences between Prague and the cities, where this phenomenon was born.

Published Jul 23, 2018

Guided tours for foreign students

Do you study in Prague and want to find out more about the history and present of some interesting districts of Prague? The “Study in Prague” association of seven Prague universities in cooperation with the City of Prague has prepared two guided walking tours with commentary in English. First one takes place on Thursday 26 April, 12.30, second one on Thursday 3 May, 12:30.

Published Apr 23, 2018

3rd BIOCEV DAYS 2018

Annual Scientific Conference with Poster Session will take a place on June, 18 -19 2018 at Biocev, Vestec.

Published May 28, 2018

Popular Science: Prague banks in foreign hands

The geographical distribution and behaviour of banks have recently become targets of more and more research. Who and where rules the economic power mirrors wider consequences and regional development as well. The majority of studies have concerned the most important bank centres so far. Jiří Blažek and Ilona Bečicová from the Department of Social Geography and Regional Development have analysed the development of Prague’s bank cluster and emphasized the (dis)advantages related to the takeover of the majority of Czech banks by multinational groups.

Published May 03, 2017

Study in Prague photo/video competition

Post your photo/video at your personal* Instagram/Facebook/Twitter account and use #studyinprague and #MyPragueUni hashtags. Deadline for submitting photos/videos is April 30th, 23:59 CET.

Published Apr 03, 2018

Light as a driver of the shape variety of Norway spruce needles

How do spruce needles react with their shape to the intensity of incident light? Is there a difference in the volume of irradiation of the individual needles in spruce twigs? Is the size of the needles and the shape of the cross section by the needles dependent on their orientation on the shoots? Does irradiation have a greater impact on needle shape than CO2? These questions have been examined, led by prof. Jana Albrechtová, the doctoral student Zuzana Kubínová from the Department of Experimental Plant Biology of the Faculty of Science, in cooperation with colleagues from the Institute of Physiology, the Institute for Global Change Research and the Botanical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

Published Aug 15, 2018

Popular Science: Stories of Ukrainian migrants

They are the biggest group of foreigners in Czechia. But do we know their fates? Family and relationships with their homeland are factors that form the financial behaviour of the migrants. Eva Janská with colleagues from the Department of Social Geography and Regional Development and the Centre of Theoretical Studies of Charles University analysed the financial consequences of migration based on interviews.

Published Aug 13, 2018

Popular Science: The work of anthropologists in commercial archaeology

While excavating human remains in commercial archaeology, anthropologists are often limited by financial and time constraints and the collection of meaningful information is therefore rather difficult. That is why technologies and work methodology need to be quicker, cheaper and simpler and the collaboration between anthropologists, archaeologists and developers needs to be better to achieve maximal results. Erika Průchová from our faculty and her colleagues examined these field techniques and their effectiveness during the recent excavation of three cemeteries in Karlín, Prague.

Published Aug 06, 2018

Cancer “supercells” helped by iron to escape therapy?

It is the second most abundant metal on Earth and an important biogenic element. Adults of average height have about 3-4 grams of it in their body. Iron is not only needed to make hammers or cast tubes, it is also involved in many metabolic processes that makes it indispensable for cells. The putative role of iron in the development of cancer is addressed in an article published in Oncotarget as a result of the co-operation between the Czech Academy of Sciences and the Department of Genetics and Microbiology at the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague.

Published Jul 30, 2018

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