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Elleder Milan

Prof., MUDr., DrSc.
Born December 4, 1938

  • Medicine
  • Member of Learned Society since 2002

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1945-1957 elementary and secondary schools, Prague;
  • university study: Faculty of General Medicine, Charles University, Prague;
  • 1964 First Faculty of Medicine, CU (graduation);
  • 1989 Associate Professor, FGM, First Faculty of Medicine, CU, specializing in pathological anatomy;
  • 1973 First Certificate; 1978 Second Certificate;
  • 1981, PhD; 1988; DSc.

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1964-1967, secondary physician, First Institute of Pathological Anatomy (Faculty Hospital I);
  • 1967, assistant, FGM First Faculty of Medicine CU;
  • 1986,-1994 Head, Reference Group for Diagnosis of Lysosomal Diseases, (Hlava First Institute of Pathological Anatomy, First Faculty of Medicine, CU);
  • 1994-present, Head, Institute (formerly Centre) for Inborn Metabolic Disorders, First Faculty of Medicine and FGM, Prague.

Membership in selected domestic scientific bodies:

  • 1990-1996, Vice Dean for science and scientific work;
  • 1997-present, member, Coordination Board for Biomedicine, Association of Biomedicine-Oriented Institutes of CU and AS CR

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies:

  • Member, European Society of Pathology
  • Member, European Society of Neuropathology
  • Member, Committee of the European Study Group on Lysosomal Diseases
  • Member, Czech Medical Academy

Notable awards:

  • 1974, 1982, 1990, Award of the Society of CS (Collagenous Spherulosis) Pathologists
  • 1986, Prize of the Czech Ministry of Health
  • 1995, Prize of the CS Neurological Society for the best neurological publication
  • 2001, Prize of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic

Selected publications:

  • Elleder M., Drahota Z., Lisá V., Mareš V., Mandys V., Muller J., Palmer D. N.: Tissue culture loading test with storage granules from animal models of neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (Batten disease): testing their lysosomal degradability by normal and Batten cells. Amer. J. Med. Genet. 57, 213-221,1995
  • Elleder M., Sokolová J., Hřebíček M.: Follow-up study of subunit c of mitochondrial ATP synthase (SCMAS) in Batten disease and in unrelated lysosomal disorders. Acta Neuropathol. 93, 379-390, 1997
  • Ledvinová J., Poupětová H., Hanáčková A., Písačka M., Elleder M.: Blood group B glycosphingolipids in a-galactosidase deficiency (Fabry disease): influence of secretor status. BBA 1345: 180-187, 1997
  • Carstea E.D., et al., Elleder M. et al. (40 authors): Niemann-Pick C1 Dis.Gene: Homology to mediators of cholesterol homeostasis. Science, 277, p. 228-31,1997
  • Elleder M., Lake B. D., Goebel H. H., Rapola J., Haltia M., Carpenter S.: Definition of the ultrastructural patterns found in NCL. In: The neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (Batten disease). (H. H. Goebel, S. E. Mole, B. D. Lake, Edits.). IOS Press, Amsterdam 1999, pp. 5-15
  • Kmoch, S., Brynda J., Asfaw B., Bezouška K., Novák P., Řezáčová P., Ondrová L., Filipec M., Sedláček J., Elleder M: Link between a novel human g-D-crystallin allele and a unique cataract phenotype explained by protein crystallography. Hum. Mol. Genet. 9, 1779-1786, 2000
  • Hůlková H., Červenková M., et al., Elleder M. A novel mutation in the coding region of the prosaposin gene leads to a complete deficiency of prosaposin, and saposins, and is associated with a complex shingolipidosis dominated by lactosylceramide accumulation. Hum. Mol. Genet. 10(9), 927-940, 2001
  • Kluenemann H.H., Elleder M., Kaminski W.E., Snow K., Peyser J.M., O´Brien J.F., Munoz D., Schmitz G., Ibach B., Pendlebury W.W.: Founder effect and frontal lobe atrophy due to novel mutation in the cholesterol binding protein HE1/NPC2. Ann. Neurol., 2002 (December)
  • Nijssen P.C.G., Ceuterick C, van Diggelen O. P., Elleder M.,Martin J-J., Roos R. A. C., Teepen J. L. J. M, Tyynela J.: Autosomal dominant adult neuronal ceroid-lipofuscinosis: a novel form of NCL with granular osmiophilicn deposits without palmitoyl-protein thioesterase 1 deficiency. Brain Pathology, 2003.

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XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic

The ceremonial part of the XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society, at which the Medals of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic Societas Scientarium Bohemica Ad Laudem et Honorem and the awards of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories were presented, took place on Monday 20 May 2019 in the Great Hall of the Carolinum.


Bolzano lecture by prof. Kip S. Thorne

American physicist Kip S. Thorne, recipient of the Nobel Prize for 2017 for detection of gravitational waves, visited Prague at the invitation of he Learned Society. He held a series of “Bolzano lectures” and a lecture titled “Creating Gravitational-Wave Astronomy” for the Learned Society on 15 May 2019 in the Blue Auditorium of the Carolinum. The lecture was held with the support of the Karel Janeček Foundation and was received very enthusiastically.


XXV. General Assembly

The Czech Learned Society is holding its XXV. General Assembly on 20 and 21 May 2019. The Learned Society’s awards in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories, Teaching Awards for pedagogic workers who promote interest in science and research at grammar schools and the Learned Society’s medals for meritorious contributions to the advance of science will be presented during a ceremony on 20 May at the Karolinum. Lectures by renowned scientists will also be presented. The second day will be reserved for the working part of the meeting, in the building of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.