Cooperation between MU and FNUSA-ICRC in the field of science and research confirmed by a Memorandum of understanding

On Thursday, January 14, 2021, with the participation of the Rector of Masaryk University, prof. MUDr. Martin Bareš, Ph.D., director of the St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno Ing. Vlastimil Vajdák, vice-rector for research and doctoral studies at MU prof. RNDr. Šárka Pospíšilová, Ph.D. and the executive director of the International Clinicla Research of St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno (FNUSA-ICRC) Pavel Iványi, MBA, LL.M. signed Memorandum of Understanding between Masaryk University and the St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno in the field of science and research.

“Both institutions are very closely connected within science and research, which allows us to achieve quality results, which we want to continue together with doctors. The field of medicine and pharmacy is and will definitely be one of the priorities of our university in the current research, “said MU Rector Martin Bareš.

St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno has been involved in teaching students of the Medical Faculty of MU since the establishment of Masaryk University. “Cooperation with Masaryk University was and is one of my big priorities. I am very happy that it is taking it a step further and I believe that it will be to the benefit of both parties, “said Vlastimil Vajdák.

After the establishment of FNUSA-ICRC, the cooperation with Masaryk University deepened even more. A significant group of researchers participates in research both at FNUSA-ICRC and at MU faculties, for example, prof. Dr. Mgr. Jiří Damborský, holder of the Czech Head award, expert in biochemistry doc. Mgr. Lumír Krejčí Ph.D. or prof. MUDr. Robert Mikulík Ph.D., who deals with research and treatment of stroke. The output of joint cooperation are also publications in prestigious professional journals. From the results of the research, let us mention, for example, a patent for a substance with potential use as a drug for prostate cancer.

The memorandum emphasizes these requirements and defines the roles of joint scientific teams in order to optimize research activities. The benefits of such cooperation include, for example, joint grant applications, which can maximize grant opportunities and thus support research in Brno.

“Our cooperation lacked clear rules. Good agreements make good friends, and with this agreement we emphasize our efforts for close cooperation, mutual support and joint action in a number of areas, ”added Pavel Iványi.