Calendar

09.04.2019

Public lecture

Arranged by: Section III, Biological and Medical Sciences  Lecture: Doc. Jan Pokorný: The Neglected Role of Vegetation in Distributing Solar Energy and Shaping Climate

23.04.2019

Meeting

2nd segment: arranged by Section I, Mathematics and Physical Sciences Lecture: Prof. RNDr. Martin Loebl, CSc. (Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics): “Paths”The lecture is to be held on 23 April 2019 from 4:00 pm in rooms 205 and 206 of the Czech Academy of Sciences building, Národní 3, Prague 1.

20. – 21.05.2019

XXV AGM

20. 5 Karolinum – all day, evening: Vila Lanna21. 5. CAS building, all day

Lefkovits Ivan

Prof., Dr.
Born January 21, 1937 in Prešov

  • Honorary member of Learned Society since 2000

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1956, graduate, secondary school, Prague;
  • 1956-1961, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague;
  • 1979, Assistant Professor, Philipps-Universitaet, Marburg (FRG);
  • 1989, Professor of immunology Philipps-Universitaet

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1962–1964, post graduate student, Institute of Microbiology, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague;
  • 1965–1967, Laboratorio Internationale di Genetica e Biofisica, Naples, Italy;
  • 1967–1969, Paul-Ehrlich Institut, Frankfurt (FRG);
  • 1969–2001, Basel Institute for Immunology, Basel (Switzerland);
  • 2002-present, Research Department, University Clinics, Basel;
  • 1977–2001, lectures in immunology, Marburg; Sabbaticals:
  • 1997, visiting professor, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford, (UK);
  • 1999 visiting professor at Hopital Necker, Paris (France);
  • 2002, visiting professor, Erasmus University, Rotterdam (Netherlands);
  • 2004, visiting scientist at Trudeau Institute, Saranac Lake, New York (USA)

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies:

  • Advisory Board, University of Latvia Biomedical Research Study Centre (BMC), Riga.
  • 1993-2001, Member, Assembly, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (AS CR)
  • Member, Educational Committee, International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS)
  • 1992-1995, Chairman, Central European Summer School of Immunology
  • Member, International Cell Research Organization (ICRO)
  • Proteome Center for Study of Intracellular Parasitism, Hradec Králové
  • British Society for Immunology (UK)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Immunologie (FRG)
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Immunologie (CH)
  • Swiss Proteomic Society (CH)
  • Honorary Member, Indian Immunology Society
  • Honorary Member, Czechoslovak Immunological Society
  • Honorary Member, Czechoslovak Microbiological Society

Notable awards:

  • 1969, Named permanent member of Basel Institute for Immunology
  • 1992, Golden Reiman Medal (Reiman Society, Prešov)
  • 1995, G.J. Mendel Honorary Medal, AS CR

Selected publications:

  • I. Lefkovits: Induction of antibody-forming cell clones in microcultures. Eur. J. Immuol. 2, 360-365, 1972
  • I. Lefkovits: Precommitment in the immune system. Current Topics in Microbiol. And Immunol. 65, 21-58, 1974
  • I. Lefkovits, J. Quintans, A. Munro, H. Waldmann: T-Cell dependent mediator and B-cell clones. Immunology 28, 1149-1154, 1975
  • I. Lefkovits, P. Young, L. Kuhn, J. Kettman, A. Gemmell, S. Tollaksen, L. Anderson, N. Anderson: Use of large scale two-dimensional ISODALT gel electrophoresis system in immunology. In: Immunological Methods, Vol. 3 (I. Lefkovits and B. Pernis, Eds.) pp. 163-185, Academic Press, New York, 1985
  • I. Lefkovits: Self and non-self discrimination by „restriction proteases“. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 83, 3437-3438, 1986
  • I. Lefkovits, L. Kuhn, 0. Valiron, A. Merle, J. Kettman: Toward an objective classification of cells in the immune system. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 85, 3565-3569, 1988
  • C. Coleclough, L. Kuhn, I. Lefkovits: Regulation of messenger RNA abundance in activated T lymphocytes: Identification of mRNA species affected by the inhibition of protein synthesis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 87, 1753-1757, 1990
  • I. Lefkovits, J. Kettman and C. Coleclough: A strategy for founding a global lymphocyte proteinpaedia and gene catalogue. Immunol. Today 11, 157-162, 1990
  • I. Lefkovits and H. Waldmann: Limiting dilution analysis of cells in the immune system (second edition), 285 pages, Oxford University Press, 1999
  • I. Lefkovits: Functional and structural proteomics: a critical appraisal. J. Chromat. B, 787, 1-10, 2003
  • H. R. Zerkowski, T. Grussenmeyer, P. Matt, M. Grapow. S. Engelhardt and I. Lefkovits: Proteomics Strategies in Cardiovascular Research. J. Proteome Res. 3, 200-208, 2004

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14.03.19

Invitation to a Learned Society plenary lecture open to the public

The Learned Society warmly invites you to a lecture by Prof. RNDr. Martin Loebl, CSc. (Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics): “Paths”
The lecture is to be held on 23 April 2019 from 4:00 pm in rooms 205 and 206 of the Czech Academy of Sciences building, Národní 3, Prague 1.

10.03.19

Declaration of support for the student climate strikes

Declaration by the below signed members of the Learned Society and other scientists giving their support for the 15 March 2019 student climate strikes
Declaration (PDF, 36 kB)

04.02.19

Invitation to a Learned Society plenary lecture open to the public

The Learned Society warmly invites you to a lecture by PharmDr. Jitka Palich Fučíková (2nd Faculty of Medicine and Motol University Hospital): “Immunotherapy: the Present and Future”. The lecture is to be held on 19 February 2019 from 4.00 pm in Rooms 205 and 206 of the Czech Academy of Sciences building, Národní 3, Prague 1.