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Awards of the Year 2010

Scientist Awards

  • prof. MUDr. Jan Evangelista Jirásek, DrSc.
    Institute for the Care of Mother and Child, Prague
    for discoveries in prenatal human development
  • prof. PhDr. Oldřich Král, CSc.
    Faculty of Arts, Charles University
    for developing Czech Sinology and multilateral intercultural mediation of Chinese science and Czech specialist and wider culture, in particular in the fields of literature, aesthetics and philosophy

Junior Scientist Awards

  • Mgr. Jan Dušek, Dr.
    Centre for Biblical Studies of the CAS and Charles University in Prague
    for exceptional research and translation work in West Semitic philology, palaeography and Palestine ancient history
  • MUDr. et MDDr. Jiří Šedý, Ph.D.
    Institute of Experimental Medicine of the CAS
    for significant contributions in elucidating pathophysiological mechanisms and therapeutic options in spinal cord injuries

Grammar School Student Awards

  • Ondřej Brzoň
    J Palach Grammar School, Prague
    Stanislav Fořt
    P de Coubertin Grammar School, Tábor
  • Adam Heinrich
    Mendel Grammar School, Opava
    Barbora Kachlíková
    Episcopal Grammar School, Prague
  • David Kozler
    Z Winter Grammar School, Rakovník
    Jan Máchal
    T Nováková Grammar School, Brno
  • Martin Mátl
    Secondary Technical School, Šumperk
    Tomáš Pohl
    T Nováková Grammar School, Brno
    for the study ‘Entomology, artificial intelligence methods for species determination’
  • Vít Pokorný
    Děčín Grammar School
    Petra Skoupá
    Secondary School for Chemistry, Brno
  • Vít Svoboda
    Masaryk Secondary School for Chemistry, Prague

Teacher Awards

  • Mgr. Jarmila Ichová
    Jírovcova Grammar School, České Budějovice
  • RNDr. Helena Kommová
    J Kepler Grammar School, Prague



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The letter by Jan Konvalinka to the President and Vice-Chancellor of the Brock University regarding the retracted article of Prof.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