TU Berlin: we strive for cooperation at all levels

Photo: Pavla Hubálková, TU Berlin
Thursday, 04 April 2024 11:25

At the Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), great emphasis is placed on collaboration, both between faculties and disciplines, but also across Berlin universities. Pavla Hubálková found out more as part of her Erasmus internship.

Oded Lipschits, a professor of Jewish history, combines archaeological excavations with a modern approach to the study of the Bible. "For me, the whole – the context – is the most important," says the researcher, who recently received an honorary doctrate from CU.

Economist Paul Robert Milgrom's work has significantly influenced many areas of modern economics. He transformed the world of auctions for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize. He has now received the honorary title of doctor honoris causa at CU.

Unique centre to focus on armed conflict research

Author : Helena Zdráhalová
Photo: Hynek Glos
Monday, 18 March 2024 09:03

It is among 20 research projects newly supported by Charles University. A unique University Centre for Conflict and Post-Conflict Studies in Central Europe has been established at the Faculty of Law under the leadership of Professor Veronika Bílková.

Outstanding team leader & cardiologist

Author : Marcela Uhlíková
Photo: Michal Novotný
Wednesday, 21 February 2024 15:32

She is an internationally recognised Czech scientist and recently became the first woman to receive the Czech Head Award. Professor Zuzana Moťovská received the government’s top scientific prize for 2023 for her outstanding contribution to the field of cardiology.

Ambitious 'resilience' research project gets underway

Photo: M. Hundák, H. Glos, V. Šigut
Tuesday, 13 February 2024 12:17

Charles University recently outlined the scope of a major research project. Beyond security: The role of conflict in building resilience will bring together studies by numerous participants, across disciplines, to examine the impact of crises.

How do deep-sea fish actually see? A new ERC will find out

Photo: Petr Jan Juračka, Luboš Wišniewski
Wednesday, 22 November 2023 08:17

"Our goal is to understand the limits of what the vertebrate eye is capable of! By studying the eye of deep-sea fish, we can also learn many useful insights about the human eye" says CU's Zuzana Musilová  - awarded a prestigious ERC Consolidator grant.

"We previously described rapid auxin speciation in the root of a model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Now we want to focus on this in other parts of plants, bringing us closer to practical applications," says Matyáš Fendrych from the Faculty of Science.

Oxford's Vice-Chancellor: co-operation helps us all

Photo: Michal Novotný, Vladimír Šigut
Wednesday, 22 November 2023 06:07

"Excellence and success breeds more success. The key to success is to attract truly high quality students and staff. It's great to have great facilities, but in the end it's all about people," says Irene Tracey, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University.

Invasive plants spread all around the globe

Author : Marcela Uhlíková
Photo: Vladimír Šigut
Wednesday, 08 November 2023 17:54

Biologist Petr Pyšek is the proud holder of the prestigious Czech Head award recognising his life’s work. He received the award in 2022 for the study of invasive organisms. “Invasive ecology is a field that examines how humans spread plants and animals around the world and guages their impact on nature,” he explains.

Having a publication in Nature or talking about your research on TV is not enough! What matters is the real societal impact, they emphasise at University College Dublin. Pavla Hubálková found out how research and science communication is approached there.

This Tuesday, Charles University hosted a much-awaited conference organised by Science|Business and the Science|Business Widening initiative. The event was part of a series of debates on how to transform the Widening Programme.

"One of the panel members made everybody chuckle during the interview when he said that I had cleverly designed a project on the joys of what most of us do most of the day," says Anežka Kuzmičová. She has won a prestigious ERC Starting Grant.

All about a new type of immune cell

Photo: Petr Jan Juračka, Hynek Glos, archiv
Wednesday, 16 August 2023 17:41

"We discovered a completely new type of immune cell that plays key roles in the immune system's response to microorganisms," says Jan Dobeš, who was invited with Jakub Abramson and colleagues to write a review article in Nature Review Immunology.

There's auxin in the cytoplasm! Root cells, turn!

Photo: Petr Jan Juračka, archiv Matyáš Fendrych
Wednesday, 16 August 2023 17:11

A scientific team led by Matyáš Fendrych from the Faculty of Science of Charles University has succeeded in discovering a new signalling mechanism in the so-called fast auxin pathway. And explained results in a publication just a few days ago.

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