Entries by Jiří Erlebach


Irena Rektorová will be the new director of FNUSA-ICRC

The International Clinical Research Centre at St. Anne’s University Hospital in Brno will have a new director from January 2022. Prof. MUDr. Irena Rektorova, Ph.D., was selected on the basis of a selection procedure. Prof. MUDr. Irena Rektorová, Ph.D., a prominent Czech neurologist and scientist, is currently working as a research group leader at the […]


The Cannabis and Science Conference summarised treatment and research

The sixth annual conference Cannabis and Science was held at the Brno Observatory and Planetarium. The purpose of the event is to evaluate the development of research and treatment with cannabis, education and news in this field. The conference was attended by 160 people from the ranks of doctors, biologists, researchers, scientists, students and patients. […]

The MSCA IF Mobility Support Project at FNUSA-ICRC is coming to an end

October is the last month of the MSCA IF Mobility Support Project at FNUSA-ICRC. Its main objective was to support the professional development of our centre’s researchers and thus indirectly promote quality research and scientific collaboration at the FNUSA-ICRC. The project enabled two excellent scientists to join our centre’s research teams and their research activities. […]

Our scientists focused on the formula for calculating the hematocrit

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging is one of the most advanced non-invasive methods of obtaining information about the heart and its function. One of the methods used is T1 mapping, which allows to measure the extracellular (interstitial) volume of the heart muscle, as one of the important markers of cardiovascular diseases. T1 mapping uses measured T1 […]


CZECRIN achieves excellent results in the international evaluation of research infrastructures in the Czech republic

The Large Research Infrastructure CZECRIN was created based on close cooperation between Masaryk University, and the International Clinical Research Centre of the University Hospital at St. Anny in Brno passed the international evaluation of research infrastructures with the total number of points. The Large Research Infrastructure CZECRIN, which supports academic clinical trials and connects university […]

Interview with Giancarlo Forte – recipient of the Order of the Italian Star

The second highest civilian award, the Order of the Italian Star, was awarded to an Italian scientist Giancarlo Forte this June. He received the award in recognition of his work and for representing Italy abroad. He is the head of the Center for Translational Medicine at the International Center for Clinical Research of the St. […]

Virtual screening tools have the potential to accelerate the discovery of anti-cancer drugs

Protein Engineering team at International Clinical Research Center of St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno (FNUSA-ICRC) and Faculty of Science of Masaryk University has focused on the potential of web-based screening tools in accelerating the discovery of cancer-treating drugs based on microbial products. Protein Engineering team have presented a review of web screening tools, such as […]

Monitoring red blood cells during extreme physical exertion

The blood of many animals, including humans, contains about 40% red blood cells, which bind oxygen but also impede blood flow in the blood vessels. Mathematical models suggest that 40% is optimal. It provides the highest oxygen supply to the tissues. Nature has arrived at it through evolution. However, previous theories have not explained why […]


Experts from Kardiovize will offer preventive check-ups

The Kardiovize team from the International Clinical Research Centre of St. Anne’s University Hospital in Brno has prepared preventive examinations for the public, aimed at the possible detection of cardiometabolic diseases. Interested people will undergo a medical examination by a doctor, a sonograph or a nutritional counsellor. Preventive check-ups – especially for cardiometabolic diseases – […]

Martin Toul won an award for the best poster at the FEBS Congress

Mgr. Martin Toul, a member of the Protein Engineering team at International Clinical Research Center of St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno (FNUSA-ICRC), won the poster of the day award at the 45th Congress of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS). In addition, he also won the Outstanding poster of FEBS Open Bio Editor prize, […]