31. 3. 2018

FNUSA-ICRC hosted a meeting of representatives from the region, cities, universities and research institutes, innovative companies, and other organizations involved in supporting research, development and innovation in the South Moravian Region. It was a meeting of Attractive Region Working Group, one of the 5 Regional Innovation Strategy groups of the South Moravian Region, initiatives which support the competitiveness of the region. The session started with a block of presentations and discussion about marketing of the region. At the end of the event, attendants were invited to see 4 of FNUSA-ICRC laboratories - sleep laboratory, clinical pharmacology unit, center of biomedical engineering, and preventive program of Kardiovize Brno 2030.

16. 3. 2018

Congratulations to Jan Fric, Principal Investigator of Cellular and Molecular Immunoregulation Group (CMI) of FNUSA-ICRC, for his last publication in Nature Communications.

The article describes the essential role of Nuclear Factor of Activated T Cell in myeloid cells for maintenance of gut homeostasis. Human relevance of this finding is being the major research topic of Cellular and Molecular Immunoregulation group.

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!

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