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Awards of the Year 2021

Scientist Award

  • Doc. RNDr. Petr Baldrian, Ph.D.
    Institute of Microbiology of the CAS for determining the involvement of fungi and bacteria in ecosystem processes in the soil

Young Scientist Awards

  • Mgr. Jan Perner, Ph.D.
    Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre CAS
    for developing an ex vivo feeding system for researching ticks and testing acaricides

  • Mgr. Mariya Shamzhy, Ph.D.
    Charles University Centre of Advanced Materials, Charles University Faculty of Science
    for substantial contributions to science in synthesising new types of zeolites, their detailed characterisation and use in transforming organic molecules

Award for Pedagogues

  • RNDr. Ivona Štefková
    Malostranské gymnázium, Praha

Grammar School Student Awards

  • Michal Bravanský
    Měj přehled. News aggregator
    Gymnázium Mikuláše Koperníka, Bílovec

  • Marek Brousil
    Use of absorbable nanomaterial patches in gastrointestinal tract surgery – experimental study
    Gymnázium Botičská, Prague 2

  • Ema Grofová
    Testing the effect of fibroblast growth factors in mammary gland development in 3D cultures
    Gymnázium Matyáše Lercha, Brno

  • Martina Hanusová
    Measuring the risk characteristics of lithium-ion batteries
    Gymnázium a Střední průmyslová škola elektrotechniky a informatiky, Frenštát pod Radhoštěm

  • Vítězslav Havlíček
    Predicting the mGluR2 receptor protein structures for rabies virus entry in bats
    Gymnázium Velké Meziříčí

  • Nikola Eva Mádlová
    Synthesis of potential antituberculosis agents
    První soukromé jazykové gymnázium v Hradci Králové

  • Tibor Malinský
    Synthesis of azaphthalocyanines and studying their supramolecular interactions
    První soukromé jazykové gymnázium v Hradci Králové

  • Šárka Odstrčilová
    Long-term radio tracking of the activities of the white-tailed eagle in space and time
    Gymnázium Vídeňská, Brno

  • Zdeněk Pezlar
    Interesting uses of algebraic number theory
    Gymnázium Brno, třída Kapitána Jaroše

  • Šimon Sukup
    Energy balance of magnetically induced Ni50Mn28Ga22 reorientation and micropump construction
    Arcibiskupské gymnázium v Kroměříži



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.