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Raška Ivan

Prof., RNDr., DrSc.
Born May 20, 1945 in Prague

  • Cell biology
  • Member of Learned Society since 2001

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1963-1964, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics Charles University (FMP CU);
  • 1964-1968, Faculty of Natural Science, University of Geneva;
  • 1970, Swiss certificate in molecular biology;
  • 1971, RNDr., Faculty of Science, CU;
  • 1975, CSc., CSAS; 1989, DrSc., CU;
  • 1993, Associate Professor of medical biology, Third Faculty of Medicine, CU;
  • 1997, Full Professor of medical biology, CU

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1968-1970, assistant, Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Geneva;
  • 1975-1992, scientific worker, and, since 1993, head scientific worker, Institute of Experimental Medicine, CSAS;
  • 1989, Head, Department of Cell Biology, Institute of Experimental Medicine, AS CR;
  • 1992-present, instructor, Third Faculty of Medicine, CU, in medical biology;
  • 1996-2000, Head, Laboratory of Gene Expression, TFM CU;
  • 2001-present, Chairman, Institute of Cell Biology and Pathology, First Faculty of Medicine, CU

Membership in selected domestic scientific bodies:

  • 1992, Member, Professional Commission, poly(glycerol sebacate) (PGS) in biomedicine
  • 1997-2003, Member, Scientific Council, TFM CU
  • 2001, member, Committee of the Czecho-Slovak Biological Society

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies:

  • 2000, Member, American Society of Cell Biology
  • 2000, Member, European Life Sciences Organization
  • 1993, Member, editorial board, Journal of Structural Biology
  • 1998, Member, editorial board, Micron
  • 2000, Member, editorial board, ELSO Gazette

Selected publications:

  • Raška I.: Oldies but goldies: searching for Christmas trees within the nucleolar architecture. Trends Cell. Biol. 13, 517-525 (2003).
  • Koberna K., Pliss A., Večeřová J., Mašata M., Malínský J., Fialová M., Bednár J., Raška I.: Ribosomal genes in focus: New transcripts label the dense fibrillar components and form clusters indicative of „Christmas“ trees. J. Cell. Biol. 157, 743-748 (2002).
  • Grandi P., Eltsov M., Nielsen I., Raška I.: DNA Double strand breaks induce formation of RP-A/Ku foci on in vitro reconstituted Xenopus sperm nuclei. J. Cell. Sci. 114, 3345-3357 (2001).
  • Malínský J., Koberna K., Staněk D., Mašata M., Raška I.: The supply of exogenous deoxyribonucleotides accelerates the speed of the replication fork in early S-phase. J. Cell. Sci. 114, 747-750 (2001).
  • Melčák I., Cermanová Š., Jirsová K., Koberna K., Malínský J., Raška I.: Nuclear pre-mRNA compartmentalization: trafficking of released transcripts to splicing factor reservoirs. Mol. Biol. Cell. 11, 497-510 (2000).
  • Melčák I., Melčáková Š., Kopský V., Večeřová J., Raška I.: Prespliceosomal assembly on microinjected precursor mRNA takes place in nuclear speckles. Mol. Biol. Cell. 12, 393-406 (2001).
  • Schul W., Groenhout B., Koberna K., Takagaki Y., Jenny A., Manders E. M., Raška I., van Driel R., de Jong L.: The RNA 3´ cleavage factors CstF-64kD and CPSF-100kD are concentrated in nuclear domains closely associated with coiled bodies and newly synthesized RNA. EMBO J. 15, 2883-2892 (1996).
  • Strand D., Raška I., and Mechler B. M.: The Drosophila l(2)giant larvae tumour suppressor protein is a component of the cytoskeleton. J. Cell. Biol. 127, 1345-1360 (1994).
  • Dundr M., and Raška I.: Non-isotopic ultrastructural mapping of transcription sites within the nucleolus. Exp. Cell. Res. 208, 275-281 (1993).
  • Raška I., Andrade L. E. C., Ochs R. L., Chan E. K. L., Chang C. M., Roos G., Tan E. M.: Immunological and ultrastructural studies of the nuclear coiled body with autoimmune antibodies. Exp. Cell. Res. 195, 27-37 (1991).

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26.06.20

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.

24.06.20

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.

27.11.19

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.