Meeting of FNUSA-ICRC and Mayo Clinic
3. 3. 2018
Meeting of FNUSA-ICRC top management and several PIs and Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Arizona and Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota (USA) representatives was held from March 1 to March 2 2018.
The activities and results achieved in 2017 were presented, financial commitments and project plans were discussed. Further, extension of collaboration covering the Biostatistics was designed. Future collaboration involving more FNUSA-ICRC teams was also considered.
FNUSA Received Funding for 11 New Projects from AZV
FNUSA-ICRC Team Cooperates on Finding Useful Enzymes Using Computers and Robotics
23 February 2018
A team of bioinformaticians and experimental biologists from research group of Loschmidt laboratories, FNUSA-ICRC, RECETOX and IEB Faculty of Science, Masaryk University have accomplished a success. The scientists have found a way how to overcome the limitations for use of hundreds of organisms’ genome sequences representing immense richness of new proteins for biomedical and biotechnological applications. They have designed a computing experimental platform for automatic identification of interesting sequences in genomic databases, followed by a robotic laboratory characterization. The newly developed platform was used by a postgraduate Pavel Vaňáček to identify more than five thousand target sequences from a database containing hundreds of millions of different sequences. The work of research group Protein engineering FNUSA-ICRC, led by professors Jiri Damborsky and Zbyněk Prokop, has been published by a prestigious scientific magazine of the American Chemical Society ACS Catalysis. Congratulations!
FNUSA-ICRC Hosted Delegation from University of LjubljanaFNUSA-ICRC Hosted Delegation from University of Ljubljana
31 January 2018
FNUSA-ICRC hosted distinguished guests from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, the oldest university in Slovenia and one of the largest universities in Europe. The program for the Slovenian delegation covered lab tours in the Bioengineering Lab, Acute Coronary Syndromes Lab, Cardiovascular System-Mechanobiology Lab and Mass Spectrometry Lab. Presentation of FNUSA-ICRC research portfolio was followed by a discussion on clinical trials and grant opportunities.
FNUSA-ICRC Hosted Course of Sleep Medicine and 5th Course for Sleep Technologists
22 January 2018
On January 15th - 19th, FNUSA-ICRC hosted the theoretical course of sleep medicine by Czech Sleep research and Sleep Medicine Society, organized by Doc. MUDr. Ondřej Ludka, Ph.D. cooperatively with members of SMED team. The course, which was attended by 45 physicians from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, consisted of 37 lectures given by leading experts in sleep medicine from all over the Czech Republic, including prof. Šonka, prof. Nevšímalová, doc. Ludka, doc. Příhodová and others. In the third week of January, Doc. MUDr. Ondřej Ludka, Ph.D. and his research team SMED also led the 5th course for sleep technologists of Czech Sleep research and Sleep Medicine Society. The course was attended by 10 sleep technologists from the Czech Republic. The number of participants was limited due to 4-day practical training at the department of Sleep Lab.
Kick-off Meeting of Alliance4Life
18 January 2018
The kick-off meeting of Alliance4Life, the strategic project of ten leading life science institutions from nine Central and Eastern European countries, took place from 15th - 17th January in CEITEC, Brno. Alliance4Life aims at addressing the existing gap in health research and innovation performance between EU15 and EU13. This new initiative has been supported by the European Commission in the frame of Horizon 2020 Health Working Programme as it is expected that outcomes and recommendations of the Alliance4Life could bring useful suggestions for science policy at both European and Member States level. Member institutions of the Alliance for Life intend to work together towards improvement in key areas of science policy and management, and will address these issues at institutional, national, and European levels.
Alliance4Life members are CEITEC Masaryk University, The International Clinical Research Center of St. Anne's University Hospital Brno (FNUSA-ICRC), Biomedical Research Center SAS; Medical University of Lodz; School of Medicine, University of Zagreb; University of Tartu; Vilnius University; Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis; University of Ljubljana and Semmelweis University.