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Awards of the Year 2017

Scientist Award

  • doc. Mgr. Tomáš Doležal, Ph.D.
    Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia
    for verifying the new selfish immune system concept

Young Scientist Awards

  • PhDr. Kateřina Králová, Ph.D.
    Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University
    for excellent research findings in contemporary European history and the Holocaust receiving an exceptional response
  • MUDr. Miloslav Kverka, Ph.D.
    Institute of Microbiology of the CAS
    for studies of the microbiome during chronic diseases

Grammar School Student Awards

  • Simona Buryšková
    Latyáš Lerch Grammar School in Brno
    for the study: ‘The impact of film dosimetry calibration curve precision on the results of measuring clinical plans in radiotherapy’
  • Alexandr Jankov
    Matiční Grammar School, Ostrava
    for the study: ‘The Basel Problem’
  • Martin Orság
    Vyškov Grammar School
    for the study: ‘Sorption and desorption of radionuclides on selected surfaces’
  • Daniel Pluskal
    Brno-Řečkovice Grammar School
    for the study: ‘An analysis of catalytic amino acids haloalkane dehalogenase, luciferase and their reconstructed ancestor’
  • Lukáš Fiedler
    České Budějovice Grammar School, Jírovcova
    for the study: ‘Fifty shades of the Harlequin Ladybird and sexually transmitted disease’
  • Matěj Chytrý
    Secondary School for Chemistry in Brno
    for the study: ‘A comparison of malacofauna diversity in the U Nového hradu nature reserve in the Blanensko district and adjacent ruins’
  • Martin Mátl
    Brno Grammar School, tř.kpt. Jaroše 
    for the study: ‘Identification of dsRNA mycoviruses in the phytopathogenic fungi Fusarium oxysporum’
  • Karina Movsesjan
    First Czech Grammar School in Karlovy Vary
    for the study: ‘Mutation in the RAD51 DNA repair protein and its role in genome instability and tumour formation’
  • Jana Kopecká
    Alois Jirásek Grammar School, Litomyšl
    for the study: ‘the Sebranice Eagle’
  • Anna Sedláčková
    Lepář Grammar School, Jičín
    for the study: ‘The history of Jewish settlement in Jičín between 1900 and 1948’

Learned Society and Neuron Fund Teaching Award

  • Mgr. Petr Šíma
    Botičská Grammar School, Prague 2
  • RNDr. Květa Tůmová
    The Anglo-Czech High School, České Budějovice



Luboš Perek is celebrating his 100th year

Founding fellow of the Learned Society and its doyen, astronomer doc. RNDr. Luboš Perek, DrSc, is celebrating his 100th birthday on 26 July 2019. He is an indelible part of history as the person who helped define cosmic space, he was the first to point out the issue of cosmic waste and was also a teacher to the most important Czechoslovak astronomers. Let us express our respect and admiration of the extraordinary scientific career of a person who worked tirelessly and continues to work. The Learned Society wishes Mr Perek health, optimism and joy in the oncoming years.


The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic has appealed to the Hungarian President to support academic freedom

On Friday 19 July the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and the Learned Society of the Czech Republic sent a letter to Hungarian President János Ánder, in which they state their concerns regarding the situation in respect to management and funding of scientific activities in Hungary. An act, according to which not the Academy of Sciences, but a thirteen-member political committee, will decide on research, funding of scientific activities and establishment or closure of scientific workplaces, will come into force on 1 September.


The loss of Learned Society Fellow prof. Josef Koutecký

We regret to inform that prof. Josef Koutecký, a fellow of the Learned Society, a renowned physician and the founder of paediatric oncology in this country, passed away on 5 July 2019 at the age of 88. He founded paediatric oncology here in 1964 and a separate paediatric oncology department was then established at the Faculty Hospital in Motol, Prague in 1978.