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Vojtěšek Bořivoj

RNDr., DrSc.
Born October 25, 1960

  • Molecular oncology
  • Member of Learned Society since 2003

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1976-1979, graduate, academic secondary school, Břeclav;
  • 1979-1984, Faculty of Natural Science, Department of Molecular Biology, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University, Brno;
  • 1985, RNDr.; 1990 CSc.;
  • 1996, DrSc., scientific field of oncology, Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic (AC CR), Prague and Slovak Academy of Sciences Bratislava.

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1985-present, Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute (MMCI), Brno (formerly the Research Institute of Clinical and Experimental Oncology);
  • 1985-1999, principal scientist, MMCI;
  • 1999-2000, Head, Department of Cellular and Molecular Oncology, MMCI;
  • 2001-present, Head, working group, Biology of Tumours and Proteomics, MMCI

Membership in selected domestic scientific bodies:

  • 1993-present, member, Scientific Council, MMCI
  • 1999-2002, member, Scientific Council, Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University (FM CU), Prague
  • 2003-present, member, Scientific Council, Faculty of Science, Palacký University, Olomouc
  • 2003-present, member, Scientific Council of Biophysical Institute, AS CR, Brno
  • 2003-present, member, Scientific Council, Institute of Animal Physiology, AS CR, Liběchov

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies:

  • Member, European Association for Cancer Research (EACR)

Notable awards:

  • 1996, Award, Minister of Health, Ministry of Health
  • 1999, Award, Minister of Health, Ministry of Health
  • 2001, Award, Minister of Health, Ministry of Health
  • 2003, Award, Minister of Health, Ministry of Health

Selected publications:

  • B. Vojtesek, J. Bartek, C. A. Midgley, D. P. Lane: An immunochemical analysis of human p53: New monoclonal antibodies and epitope mapping using recombinant p53. J. Immunol. Methods 151, 237-244 (1992)
  • B. Vojtesek, D. P. Lane: Regulation of p53 protein expression in human breast cancer cell lines. J. Cell Science 105, 607-612 (1993)
  • B. Vojtesek, C. J. Fisher, D. M. Barnes, D. P. Lane: Comparison between p53 staining in tissue sections and p53 proteins levels measured by an ELISA technique. Br. J. Cancer 67, 1254-1258 (1993)
  • K. H. Vousden, B. Vojtesek, CH. Fisher, D. P. Lane: HPV-16E7 or adenovirus E1A can overcome the growth arrest of cells immortalized with a temperature-sensitive p53. Oncogene 8, 1697-1702 (1993)
  • B. Vojtesek, H. Dolezalova, L. Lauerova, M. Svitakova, P. Havliš, J. Kovarik, C. A. Midgley, D. P. Lane: Conformational changes in p53 analysed using new antibodies to the core DNA binding domain of the protein. Oncogene 10, 389-393 (1995)
  • D. Niewolik, B. Vojtesek, J. Kovarik: p53 derived from human tumour cell lines and containing distinct point mutations can be activated to bind its consensus target sequence. Oncogene 10 , 881-890 (1995)
  • V. Kotala, S. Uldrijan, M. Horký, M. Trbůšek, M. Strnad, B. Vojtěšek: Potent induction of wild-type p53-dependent transcription in tumour cells by a synthetic inhibitor of cyclin-dependent kinases. Cell. Mol. Life. Sci. 9, 1333-13339 (2001)
  • R. Nenutil, P. Ceskova, P. J. Coates, K. Nylander, B. Vojtesek: Differential Expression of p73alpha in Normal Ectocervical Epithelium, Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia, and Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Int. J. Gynecol Pathol. 22(4), 386-392 (2003)
  • M.A. Sheard, S. Uldrijan, B. Vojtesek.: Role of p53 in regulating constitutive and X-radiation-inducible CD95 expression and function in carcinoma cells. Cancer Res. 63(21), 7176-7184 (2003)
  • S. Pospisilova, V. Brazda, K. Kucharikova, M.G. Luciani, T.R. Hupp, P. Skladal, E. Palecek, B. Vojtesek: Activation of the DNA-binding ability of latent p53 protein by protein kinase C is abolished by protein kinase CK2. Biochem J. 378 (Pt 3), 939-947 (2004)

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XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic

The ceremonial part of the XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society, at which the Medals of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic Societas Scientarium Bohemica Ad Laudem et Honorem and the awards of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories were presented, took place on Monday 20 May 2019 in the Great Hall of the Carolinum.


Bolzano lecture by prof. Kip S. Thorne

American physicist Kip S. Thorne, recipient of the Nobel Prize for 2017 for detection of gravitational waves, visited Prague at the invitation of he Learned Society. He held a series of “Bolzano lectures” and a lecture titled “Creating Gravitational-Wave Astronomy” for the Learned Society on 15 May 2019 in the Blue Auditorium of the Carolinum. The lecture was held with the support of the Karel Janeček Foundation and was received very enthusiastically.


XXV. General Assembly

The Czech Learned Society is holding its XXV. General Assembly on 20 and 21 May 2019. The Learned Society’s awards in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories, Teaching Awards for pedagogic workers who promote interest in science and research at grammar schools and the Learned Society’s medals for meritorious contributions to the advance of science will be presented during a ceremony on 20 May at the Karolinum. Lectures by renowned scientists will also be presented. The second day will be reserved for the working part of the meeting, in the building of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.