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Invitation to the lecture " Maternal Milk - White Gold" (26.3. 2024)

Dovolujeme si vás pozvat na přednášku "Mateřské mléko- bílé zlato". Přednáší: Ondřej Kuda (FGÚ AV ČR) a Marcela Křížová (Ústav pro péči o matku a dítě)
Přednášku pořádá FGÚ v rámci cyklu "Lidské tělo ve zdraví i nemoci". Cyklus přednášek "Lidské tělo ve zdraví i nemoci" přibližuje zkoumání podstaty závažných onemocnění člověka v laboratořích FGÚ a zároveň představuje vzájemnou a nepostradatelnou spolupráci vědců s klinickými lékaři.

Do not forget about Alzheimer's disease (12.3. 2024)

It is not only in connection with Brain Week that we bring you a reflection on the current topic. How widespread is Alzheimer's disease in our country? How many people have it?  What is the current state of Alzheimer's medication? Do some drugs help even a little? And what about our personal prevention. How should we live and what should we really care about? Tomáš Petrásek from the Institute of Physiology talks about all this topics in the Czech Radio

70 years of the Institute of Physiology of the CAS (11.3. 2024)

Institute of Physiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences was founded seventy years ago, on 1 January 1954, within the (then still Czechoslovak) Academy of Sciences. Since then it has been systematically engaged in research in the field of normal and pathological physiology. We are characterizing in increasing depth the basic biological mechanisms with a bearing on human beings and medicine. In the seventy years that have passed since the Institute was founded, our society has grown considerably older and fatter. Modern medicine is thus facing new challenges in the form of an increased onslaught of so-called civilization diseases. The main current goal of the Institute of Physiology of the CAS is to research the causes of these non-infectious diseases associated with obesity and ageing.

For this year's 70th anniversary of the Institute's foundation, we are preparing a number of activities. The first of these is a series of four articles on current research topics, which appeared in the journal Vesmír (3/2024):

70 let Fyziologického ústavu AV ČR: Pomáháme odhalovat podstatu závažných onemocnění (Jan Kopecký)

Padesát odstínů malých šedých buněk (Helena Janíčková)

Epitranskriptom: klíč ke zdravému srdci? (Daniel Benák a Markéta Hlaváčková)

Inzulinem to nekončí: Zdravé beta-buňky jsou budoucností léčby diabetu (Lydie Plecitá Hlavatá)

Brain Week begins! (11.3. 2024)

Brain Week is a festival of the latest discoveries and trends in brain research and neuroscience, part of Brain Awareness Week (BAW) - a global campaign to raise public awareness of the achievements and benefits of brain research. The tradition of Brain Week in the Czech Republic was initiated and founded by Czech neuroscientist Prof. Josef Syka in 1998.
Discover how your brain works, what lies behind its complex mechanisms and how you can improve your life by taking care of it. Experience an unforgettable experience full of inspiration, knowledge and fun!

Institute of Physiology would like to invite you to three lectures (in Czech language only):

Paměť, věk, a Alzheimerova nemoc: čelíme výzvám stáří

pondělí 11. 3., 14:00/ Praha 1, Národní 1009/3, Akademie věd ČR, sál č. 206


Regulace mikrotubulů – mezi vývojem mozku a neurovývojovými poruchami

úterý 12. 3., 9:00 / Praha 1, Národní 1009/3, Akademie věd ČR, sál č. 206


Jak vzpomínky přecházejí z krátkodobé do dlouhodobé paměti

čtvrtek 14. 3., 14:00 / Praha 1, Národní 1009/3, Akademie věd ČR, sál č. 206



For our lectures (and most other events) it is necessary to reserve a place, but the entrance is traditionally free!! We look forward to seeing you! 


Two IPHYS principal investigators were successful in the competition of Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports Inter-Excellence II USA (19.12. 2023)

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports has announced the results of the public competition in research, development and innovation LUAUS24 (bilateral projects Czech Republic - United States of America) in the programme of support for international cooperation in research, development and innovation INTER-EXCELLENCE II (code: LU), sub-programme INTER-ACTION for projects with a duration of 2024-2028. From a total of eight submitted projects, two researchers from FGÚ succeeded with their projects "New metabolic pathways of lipid movement" (investigator: RNDr. Ondřej Kuda, Ph.D.) and "Clinical metabolomics and lipidomics as innovative tools for diagnosis and characterization of heart and kidney diseases" (investigator: doc. Ing. Tomáš Čajka, Ph.D.). Congratulations to both researchers!

Ondřej Kuda received Prize of Minister of Education (21.11. 2023)

RNDr. Ondřej Kuda, Ph.D., Head of Laboratory of Metabolism of Bioactive Lipids at the Institute of Physiology of the CAS, received the Prize of the Minister of Education for outstanding results in research, experimental development and innovation on 20 November 2023. The prize was awarded for the results of research on the new signaling lipid molecules that suppress inflammation and improve glucose metabolism in patients with diabetes.

photo: MŠMT

Alexandra Ptáková received the Rector's Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement within the Charles University Grant Agency support (20.11. 2023)

On Friday, 17 November 2023, Alexandra Ptáková received the Rector's Award for the absolute best scientific project within the Charles University Grant Agency support. This prestigious award was given on the occasion of the Day of the Struggle for Freedom and Democracy and the International Students' Day. The publications on the basis of which the prize was awarded originated in the Laboratory of Cellular Neurophysiology at the Institute of Physiology.

Ptáková; Alexandra - Mitro; Michal - Zímová; Lucie - Vlachová; Viktorie . Cellular context determines primary characteristics of human TRPC5 as a cold-activated channel . Journal of Cellular Physiology. 2022; 237(9); 3614-3626. DOI IF = 5.6 

Zimová; Lucie - Ptáková; Alexandra - Mitro; Michal - Krůšek; Jan - Vlachová; Viktorie . Activity dependent inhibition of TRPC1/4/5 channels by duloxetine involves voltage sensor-like domain . Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy. 2022; 152(August)); 113262. DOI IF = 7.5

Helena Illnerová in the documentary series Babylon (1.11. 2023)

Physiologist, biologist who was the first in the world to discover dependency function of the biological clock in the brain of mammals on the length of the day during the seasons, but also a scout. This is the former President of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Helena Illnerová, whose life is closely linked to the Institute of Physiology, where she began her scientific career in 1961. One of the episodes of the documentary series Babylon, which premiered on Czech Television on 28 October 2023, is dedicated to her.

Kateryna Semenovykh received the Martina Roeselová Foundation Grant (20.12. 2022)

The Martina Roeselová Memorial Grant is designed for graduate students and early career scientists in the natural sciences who are trying to combine competitive scientific activity with quality early childhood care. The IOCB Tech Foundation will support 10 young scientists with an annual scholarship of CZK 150,000. Kateryna Semenovykh from the Institute of Physiology of the CAS received the scholarship for the year 2023 at a ceremony on Friday 16 December 2022. Congratulations!

Four important IPHYS researchers celebrated their life anniversaries (13.12. 2022)

On Monday, 12 December, the pre-Christmas seminar "The Scientific Footprint of the Work of Four Personalities of the Institute of Physiology of the CAS" was dedicated to Jaroslava Folbergrová, Helena Illnerová, Zdeněk Drahota and Pavel Mareš. The evening was a tribute to these four personalities whose lives are inseparably connected with Institute of Physiology. We congratulate them once again on their significant life anniversaries.

from the left: Z. Drahota, H. Illnerová, J. Folbergrová, P. Mareš

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