Entries by Jiří Erlebach


BEATsep – prestigious European grant HORIZON EUROPE is coming to Brno

The Cellular and Molecular Immunoregulation (CMI) research team of the International Clinical Research Centre (ICRC) has been awarded a prestigious international HORIZON EUROPE grant. The project will focus on research into sepsis and septic shock, which affect up to 50 million people worldwide each year and account for almost 20% of global deaths. In addition, […]


FAST heroes are coming to Czech schools. Together with children and their grandparents they will learn how to fight against stroke.

Schoolchildren in the Czech Republic have the opportunity to take part in the global experiential learning programme Heroes FAST, which aims to teach children to recognise the signs of stroke and to be able to call for help immediately. The project has been successfully implemented in 37 countries around the world. Together we can save […]


Like a Michelin star: ERC grant holder Adam Williamson joins the ICRC

International Clinical Research Center (ICRC) saw a successful start of the year 2023 welcoming Dr. Adam Williamson aboard. A renowned neuroscientist, who just received a prestigious ERC Consolidator grant, opens a new Neuromodulation Technology research team in the ICRC. He will investigate methods of activating the central and peripheral nervous system to define promising treatment options […]

The brain tissue growth and changes signal Alzheimer’s disease

A grape-like structure in the brain called the choroid plexus becomes enlarged and shows increased accumulation of abnormal inflammatory molecular signaling in people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. An international team of researchers, including scientists from the International Clinical Research Center (ICRC) in Brno, Czech Republic, show that these changes appear to […]

Intensive Care Medicine Festival honours ICRC research

At the end of January 2023, the 25th edition of the international conference Colours of Sepsis dedicated to sepsis and intensive medicine in adults and children took place in Ostrava. Among the international guests were, for example, Prof. Dr. Manu Malbrain from Belgium with his presentation “Why we need more awareness for early sepsis detection” […]


Through the eyes of a psychologist: What is life like for people who have undergone cancer treatment in their childhood?

February 15th is the annual International Childhood Cancer Day. This year, at the International Clinical Research Center (ICRC), we want to highlight the needs of cured paediatric patients who are dealing with the consequences of their treatment in adulthood. Since 2016, the Outpatient Clinic for Oncology Follow-up Care under the direction of Tomáš Kepák, M.D., […]

#WomenInScience: Positive role models are key to success

As a child she wanted to be a medical doctor, today she researches the properties of the immune system. At the ICRC, she is part of Dr Jan Frič’s research team on Cellular and Molecular Immunoregulation. In December 2022, she was awarded the MU Vice-Rector’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Studies, and she also supervises […]


Czech high-frequency ECG celebrates another success

The second US patent has been awarded to a team of scientists from the International Clinical Research Center (ICRC) in Brno, the 3rd Faculty of Medicine of Charles University (3. LF UK), the Institute of Scientific Instruments of the Czech Academy of Sciences (ISI CAS) and Cardion s.r.o. They developed a new technology for the […]

Let’s sort out the disease that steals our memory

The International Clinical Research Center (ICRC) in Brno is part of the new ADDIT-CE project, focused on the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). AD affects millions of people worldwide every year and significantly affects the quality of life of both the patients themselves and their loved ones. It also represents a societal burden associated […]


Irena Rektorová: As a hospital, we cannot co-found a spin-off

In an interview with Irena Rektorova, a physician and head of the International Clinical Research Center (ICRC), a joint workplace of St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno (FNUSA) and the Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University (LF MU), we talked not only about how to run a research institution – unique in the Czech Republic – that […]