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Awards of the Year 2020

Young Scientist Awards

  • RNDr. Martin Srnec, Ph.D.
    J Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry of the CAS
    Involved in modelling enzymatic reactions using quantum chemistry calculation methods. Specialises in a class of enzymes which have a transition metal ion in the catalytic centre.

Award for Pedagogues

  • Mgr. Martina Havlátová
    biology and chemistry teacher at Gymnázium Tišnov

  • Mgr. Anna Kohoutová
    Principal at Gymnázium Třeboň

Grammar School Student Awards

  • Hana Bernhardová
    The role of light in plants’ responses to abiotic stresses.
    The effect of the canonical Wnt signalling pathway on the differentiation potential of NG2 glia following ischemic brain damage.
    Structural and biochemical analysis of haloalkane dehalogenase DmmA.
    Gymnázium Františka Palackého, Valašské Meziříčí

  • Vojtěch Kloud
    Optimising the length of planar curves
    První soukromé jazykové gymnázium in Hradec Králové

  • Anna Maxová
    Mathematical-physical analysis as a basis for developing an experimental chamber for measuring critical flow at low pressures
    Cyrilometodějské gymnázium a SOŠ pedagogická, Brno

  • Viktor Materna
    Design, implementation and evaluation of the management of a newly established wetland
    Gymnázium Brno, třída Kapitána Jaroše

  • Jan Obořil
    Synthesis of new inhibitors of protein kinases
    Klasické a španělské gymnázium Brno-Bystrc

  • Martin Osowski
    Options for using anelloviruses as immune system biomarkers
    První soukromé jazykové gymnázium in Hradec Králové

  • Helena Petráňová
    Analysis of glyphosate in Roundup Ready and other plants using high performance liquid chromatography
    První soukromé jazykové gymnázium in Hradec Králové

  • Natálie Rudolfová
    Selection of drought-resistant common wheat genotypes (Triticum aestivum L.) by examining the root system
    Slovanské gymnázium Olomouc

  • Zuzana Ševčíková
    Effect of FGF2 on chronic cutaneous wound healing
    Gymnázium Brno-Řečkovice

  • Kamil Lukáš Zach
    The interaction of complex cyclam compounds with cyanide and carbon monoxide
    Masarykova střední škola chemická, Křemencova, Prague 1



Reaction to the case of Tomáš Hudlický: Members of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic support the freedom of expression

„We believe that free exchange of ideas is a key condition for the pursuit of truth and that the honest opinions should be scrutinized, challenged or rebutted but not censored or suppressed,“ say 45 members of the Learned Society in a statement regarding the retracted opinion paper by Prof. Tomáš Hudlický.


The letter by Jan Konvalinka to the President and Vice-Chancellor of the Brock University regarding the retracted article of Prof. Tomáš Hudlický

Opinions could and should be challenged, questioned or refuted but never silenced. In order to be able to think, we have to have the right to inquire, question and even offend or be mistaken,” writes Assoc. Prof. Jan Konvalinka, a biochemist at the IOCB Prague and the Vice-Rector of the Charles University, to Gervan Fearon.


Prof Miroslav Bárta receives the Česká hlava National Government Award

Learned Society member, Prof. Mgr. Miroslav Bárta, Dr. (Charles University Faculty of Arts) received the Česká hlava (Czech Head) National Government Award on 25 November 2019. A renowned Czech Egyptologist and archaeologist, Professor Bárta researches the history of ancient civilisations, the human relationship to the natural environment, and also for many years the evolution of complex societies. He leads the Czech Institute of Egyptology for archaeological and environmental research in Egypt and Sudan. His principal research interest is the period of the pyramid builders of the Old Kingdom.