We Received 700 Million for Research Aging and Age-related Diseases
16. 6. 2018
Our project entitled A Molecular, Cell and Clinical Approach to Healthy Aging (abbreviated ENOCH) was approved for a grant from the EU Structural Funds, specifically from the Operational Program Research, Development and Education, administered by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic. The main research objective of the project is to formulate a joint research program that is focused on research into aging and age-related diseases, namely cancer, chronic inflammation and degenerative diseases.
The project will be implemented between 2018 and 2023 and will involve approximately 220 researchers from FNUSA-ICRC, which is the main beneficiary of the project. The project partners are the Institute of Molecular and Translation Medicine at Palackého University in Olomouc (IMTM), the Regional Center of Applied Molecular Oncology of the Masaryk Oncological Institute (RECAMO), the Department of Neurology at the Faculty of Medicine, Olomouc University Hospital, and the Blood Cancer Research Group at Ostrava University (BCRG). Researchers will be divided into four main research programs according to their specialization. Thanks to the project, a unique platform for top scientists in Moravia will be created, within which researchers will communicate and link their knowledge and experience on aging issues and associated disorders. The head of the project will be FNUSA-ICRC Chair Gorazd B. Stokin, who has long been focusing on research into the causes of Alzheimer's, one of the major problems of the older generation.
A Scientific Conference: Academic Clinical Research in the Czech Republic
15 June 2018
FNUSA-ICRC hosted a scientific conference Academic Clinical Research in the Czech Republic (Akademický klinický výzkum v ČR) in the middle of June. This first scientific meeting is organized by the CZECRIN infrastructure in the premises of the FNUSA-ICRC. The opening speech was held by the project's principal investigator for FNUSA-ICRC Dr. Lenka Součková. The CZECRIN infrastructure focused on the implementation of academic clinical trials, is a joint project of Masaryk University and FNUSA-ICRC, celebrates 5 years of existence.
An Article Co-authored by doc. Mikulík Published in The New England Journal of Medicine
30 May 2018
Doc. MUDr. Robert Mikulík, Ph.D., Head of Cerebrovascular Research Team of FNUSA-ICRC and Head of the Complex Cerebrovascular Center at St. Anne’s University Hospital, participated in a major worldwide study on the pharmacological treatment of recurrent stroke.
Robert Mikulík participated in this study not only as a co-author but also as a member of the management board that developed the procedure for the study and managed its proper progress. The study was published at the end of May in one of the world’s most prestigious scientific journals – The New England Journal of Medicine and, at the same time, the study was presented at the European Stroke Organisation Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden. In the history of FNUSA-ICRC, this is a publication with the highest impact factor to date – IF 72.406. The scientific articles that had been previously published by FNUSA-ICRC authors with the highest impact factors were published in the Chemical Reviews (IF 45.661), JAMA (IF 30.026) and Cell (IF 28.710) journals.
FNUSA-ICRC Animal Center Workshop in Olomouc
25 May 2018
FNUSA-ICRC Animal Center hosted practical workshops on the TSE systems: IntelliCage, PhenoMaster & MotoRater in May. Participants had a chance to learn more about rodent phenotyping practices, to share each other´s experiences, and to establish collaborations. The workshops were a part of the activities within the RIAT-CZ project (ATCZ40) supported by Interreg programme (Austria - Czech Republic cooperation).
FNUSA-ICRC presents itself at the Czech Expo Science Research Innovation
18 May 2018
International Clinical Research Center of St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno participated in the 3rd year of the Veletrh Věda Výzkum Inovace fair in Pavilion P at the Brno Exhibition Center in the middle of May. The aim of the fair was to provide universities, research organizations, innovative companies, scientists and students with a platform for interconnecting scientific and research sphere with business practice while helping to develop communication and project collaboration between the academic and business spheres. This year, FNUSA-ICRC presented the results of its work and news to both industry representatives as well as to investors and partners. A component of the exhibition was a presentation of the preventive program HOBIT of Cerebrovascular Research Team of FNUSA-ICRC, which mainly informed secondary school students about stroke, its symptoms and how to respond to it. Representatives of ICRC also took part in an accompanying program of the fair that included expert conferences in collaboration with universities and research organizations, thematic conferences in cooperation with innovative companies, unions, associations and clusters, forums in cooperation with exhibitors, and B2B events made for getting new contacts.
EXCELLENT RESEARCH RESULTS - Dr. Lumír Krejčí was awarded a Prize of the Rector of the Masaryk University
16 May 2018
The award of the Rector of Masaryk University for long-term excellent research results was awarded at the Dies Academicus ceremony in mid-May, to doc. Mgr. Lumír Krejčí, Ph.D., Molecular Biologist, Head of our research team Genome Integrity, which also operates at the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Science of Masaryk University.
Doc. Krejčí have long been researching the regulatory processes involved in maintaining the integrity of the cell's genetic information, repairing damaged genetic information, and impacting these processes on the development and prevention of tumor development.