Block Instruction in Practical Subjects
From 10 May onwards, the extraordinary measure adopted on 3 May by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic will allow the attendance of all university students in clinical and practical instruction and training, individual consultations (just one student per one member of the academic staff or a different person), examinations.
Join the Open Science Roadshow at our faculty on May 18, 2021
Do you publish? Do you produce research data? Then, come and get acquainted with the upcoming MUNI Open Science Strategy for the years 2022–2028 and discuss its possible form.
Biotechnological discovery of Brno scientists patented in Singapore
Fibroblast growth factor FGF2-STAB, which was developed at MUNI, has now been patented, not just in Europe but also in Singapore, with patent proceedings also ongoing in a number of other countries. The patent is shared between Masaryk University and the university spin-off ‘Enantis’, which is in charge of the commercial use of the growth factor molecule. The discovery will have applications in cell biology, regenerative medicine and cosmetics.
Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology 2021
The Eppendorf & Science International Award for Neurobiology is awarded annually to a young scientist under the age of 35 for significant neurobiological research based on molecular and cell biology methods over the past three years.
Conversations about the Universe - part 6
In the sixth edition of ‘Conversations about the universe’, Norbert Werner and Samuel Kováčik from the Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, discuss a novelty about the unique discovery of medium-mass black hole detected by a gamma-ray burst. (In Czech only.)
Anthropologists from the Faculty of Science at MU have begun a unique project focused on the body shape and composition of the Czech population
Earlier this year, experts from our Institute of Anthropology began a new project entitled A.D.A.P.T. (Anthropological Database of Body Proportions). Its main aim is to examine the body shape and composition of the Czech population and to design tools that will help record, evaluate and subsequently archive and share this data.
New coronavirus mutations? Czechs are gaining immunity, but scientists say that further development is poorly predicted
The number of vaccinated people and those with natural immunity is rapidly increasing. But the coronavirus SARS-CoV2, according to virologists, has not yet said its last word. It is still spreading, mutating and may surprise with new, more dangerous variants that scientists are trying to follow. Now, scientists are warning, among other things, of those they have recognized in Brazil or South Africa, because they may escape acquired immunity. (Article in Czech only.)
Jiří Grygar: I also used popularization in my own research
Astronomer, astrophysicist, alumnus of the Faculty of Science MU and MFF UK and popularizer of science Jiří Grygar influenced several generations. How has popularization changed, will he be surprised by something else after so many years and what advice does he follow? These and other questions were raised by Forum magazine on the occasion of his recent 80th birthday, which he celebrated on March 17. (Article is available only in Czech.)
Eighteen kilos of clay from Antarctica. Polar scinetist Jana Smolíková describes what can be read from the ice
She returned from Antarctica a month ago. And even though Jana Smolíková has been there three times, she would like to return again. "It's easy to catch an Antarctic virus and fall in love with it. And I caught it too," says one of two women of this year's polar expedition of Masaryk University to Mendel's polar station on James Ross Island. Read more on lidovky.cz (in Czech only).
Returning students a testing
The date of return of some university students to contact teaching is Monday, April 26, 2021. According to the Measure, the last years of all study programs that require clinical and practical teaching and practice and all years of selected study programs may return to contact teaching - letter. a) and b) paragraph 1 of Annex No. 1 Measure.
How do neurolipids trigger degeneration?
Alzheimer's disease - an incurable disease that affects not only old age. PharmDr. Zdenek Spacil, Ph.D., studies at the Faculty of Science of Masaryk University in Brno changes in the composition of membrane lipids, which precede the onset of neurodegeneration and the development of Alzheimer's dementia (AD).