October: A documentary (entitled „Kouzlo pretvarky“) showing research of our team on Batesian mimicry is available on Czech TV (see link)
June: Igor Malenovský and his students co-organised the 9th European Hemiptera Congress and the 29th Central European Auchenorrhyncha Meeting in Kurdějov, South Moravia (see picture and website). Liza Kvinikadze was awarded the prize for one of the three best oral presentations by students (see picture); Lenka Baranovičová received a dean prize for excellent Bachelor thesis (see document).
April: Fernando Cortés-Fossati from Spain joined our team for three weeks and Julien Petillon from France visited us for a day (see picture)
January: Wahiba Berretima from Algeria joined our team for three months (see picture)
September: Six members of our group attended the 33rd European Arachnological Congress in Greifswald (see picture) and Vladka Soltysova won a prize for the best poster (see picture); prof. Jennifer Apple from SUNY Geneseo, US, joined our team for a sabbatical until the end of the year (see picture)
July: Sepid prepared the first street food party (see picture)
April: Domagoj Gajski received a prize for the best talk at 6th PhD Student Symposium in Zabreg (Croatia) (see picture); Sepideh, Vladimira, Ondrej, and Stano went to Cyprus to investigate ant-eating spiders (see picture)
March: Domagoj Gajski, an awardee of Brno PhD talent, showed up a commercial for the prize (see link); Domagoj, Milan and Stano went to northern Portugal to investigate ant-eating spiders (see picture)
January: Our team was awarded a new project from the Czech Science Foundation and Stano eventually became MUNI scientist after 15 years (see picture)
December: Prof. Vanhara was awarded a golden medal for his contribution to the faculty (see picture)
May: Adam Simunek, a secondary school student, won a district competition in SOC with a thesis on analysis of venom gland in a spider with coercive copulation (see link); Ondrej Michalek received a dean prize for excellent PhD thesis
April: The career of Ondrej Michalek is covered in the last issue of Magazin M (see link); Matej Pekar, a secondary school student, won a local competition in SOC with a thesis on development of image segmentation application used in our mimicry research (see link)
March: Tomislav Gojak from the University of Zagreb (Croatia) joined our team for a few months (see picture); Our team was on Czech TV news (see video); The programme of our group seminars for this semester (see link).
February: Ondrej Michalek was awarded the Marie Curie Fellowship for a stay at the University of Queensland, Australia.
December: Updated second edition of Modern Analysis of Biological Data 1 is out (see webpage)
November: Our recent research on coercive mating in Thanatus spiders was covered by the New Scientist (see link).
July: Congratulations to Vladka Soltysova and Matej Ivan who successfuly defended a thesis and were awarded Bachelor and Master degree, respectively.
June: A new bachelor student, Lenka Baranovicova, joined our team and we made a collecting trip to Lednice park (see picture).
May: A new bachelor student, Jitka Mrozkova, joined our team and we made a collecting trip to Palava (see picture).
April: You can read an interview on our paper on how ant-mimicking Micaria selects its ant model in Myrmecological News Blog (see link).
March: Monica Pramatarova from University in Sofia (Bulgaria) joined our team for a few months (see picture)
January: Domagoj Gajski was awarded the PhD Talent grant (see news); arachnology course with participants from the University of Zagreb took place at the Masaryk University centre in Telc (see picture)
November: Tamas Szuts from University of Veterinarian Medicine in Budapest visited our group and gave a talk on ant-like salticids (see picture).
September: Ondrej Michalek was awarded a prize for the best student talk at the 7th Conference of the Czech Society for Ecology (see picture)
July: Collaboration of our team with CEITEC group on spider venoms was covered in the Connect magazine (see link)
June: Martina Martišová received a dean prize for excellent PhD thesis (see document)
May: Marzio Cometa from Italy joined our team for a Master thesis (see picture)
April: Glenn King from Queensland University visited our lab and we made a trip to Lednice (see picture)
March: Andrea Parimuchova from Slovakia joined our team for a month (see picture); Ejgil Gravesen from Denmark visited our group; Domagoj Gajski from Croatia is back to our group
February: Lenka Sentenska was awarded the Marie Curie Fellowship; Domagoj Gajski defended his Master thesis at the University of Zagreb; and Martin Vasicek received a prize for the second best poster at the Zoologicke dny 2019 conference (see document)
January: Our team was awarded two new grant projects (see link)
December: Eva Liznarova and Ondrej Michalek came up with the script and acted in a scene of the departmental drama showing the focus of our research (see picture)
November: Andrea Tothova wrote a commentary on women in science (see link); Ondrej Michalek was awarded a prize for the best student talk at the 45th Conference of the Czech and Slovak Ethological Society (see document)
October: Narmin Beydizade from Azerbaijan joined our team for a year (see picture); Agnieszka Józefowska from Poland joined our group for a month; Ondro’s photo made it to the cover of the latest issue of Journal of Animal Ecology (see link)
September: Marcelo Christian from Germany joined our lab for a month (see picture)
June: Lenka Sentenska received a dean prize for excellent PhD thesis; Jana Hintenausova defended her MSc thesis (see picture); our team attended the 8th European Hemiptera Congress where Jana Hintenausova was awarded a prize for the best poster (see picture)
April: Alastair Gibbons from Great Britain and David Ortiz from US joined our team (see picture)
March: Luis Fernandez Garcia defended his PhD thesis at Universidad de la Republica in Uruguay (see picture); Domagoj Gajski from Croatia joined our team
February: Jan Raska was awarded a prize for the best talk at Zoologicke dny 2018 (see link)
January: Professor Jaromir Vanhara was appointed an Emeritus professor (see document)
December: Radek Michalko defended his PhD thesis and our team participated at the Christmas fashion show (see picture)
October: Within the Science Night our group prepared games for children and served delicious meals (see pictures)
September: Yun-Yun Tsai from Taiwan joined our team for a year (see picture)
July: New members joined our team (see picture)
May: Lenka Sentenska defended her PhD thesis (see picture)
January: Our team was on Czech TV news (see video)