Martin Bareš, Rector of Masaryk University, has recognised outstanding achievements in science and research for the year 2022. Among the winners of the Rector’s Awards are two ICRC representatives, Martin Toul and Aleš Hampl. Congratulations to both colleagues!
The ceremony took place on 18 May 2023 in Karel Engliš Grand Auditorium of the Faculty of Law. The award ceremony is held annually in several categories: science and research, sports, teaching, arts and civic activities. It was in the first category that the ICRC scientists were placed.
RNDr. Martin Toul, Ph.D. works in the Loschmidt Laboratories of the Faculty of Science of MU and in the Protein Engineering team of the ICRC. Specifically, he received the MU Rector’s Award for Outstanding MU Doctoral Students for his research in protein engineering. He uses advanced kinetic methods to uncover the biggest weaknesses in proteins and then eliminate them. The proteins studied can then be used more effectively in industry and medicine, whether by gaining better stability, durability or sensitivity. An example of a potential use is the production of more effective drugs for stroke.
Doc. MVDr. Aleš Hampl, CSc. is an internationally recognized expert on stem cells and their use in biomedicine. He was awarded the MU Rector’s Prize for long-term outstanding research achievements in the field of natural sciences and medicine. In addition to his role as the Head of the Department of Histology and Embryology of the MU Faculty of Medicine, he also serves as the head of the ICRC Cell and Tissue Regeneration team. His research focuses on understanding and targeting the biological properties of different types of human stem cells with the aim of their safe application in biomedicine.
The ICRC is a joint workplace of St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno and the Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University.
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