10. 3. 2018

Gaspar Pinto was awarded the Best Poster Prize at a VIB Science Conference “Applied Bioinformatics in Life Sciences” (2nd edition). The event took place on 8-9 March 2018 in Leuven, Belgium. The poster co-authored by Ondrej Vavra, Jiri Filipovic, David Bednar and Jiri Damborsky, Principal Investigator of FNUSA-ICRC research group Protein Engineering, was titled Screening the binding trajectory of two datasets of inhibitors via tunnels and channels using novel software CaverDock. Congratulations!

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.

27. 2. 2018

FNUSA and FNUSA-ICRC received funding for eleven research projects from the Public Health Agency (AZV).

23 February 2018

Jiří Damborský FNUSA-ICRC

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!

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.

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.

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