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Schreiber Vratislav

Prof., MUDr., DrSc.
Born June 29, 1924 in Prague

  • Endocrinology, pathological and clinical physiology
  • Member of Learned Society since 1994 (Founding member)

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1943, graduation, academic secondary school, Vršovice-Prague;
  • 1945-1950, Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague;
  • 1950, MUDr.; 1957, CSc.; 1963, DrSc.; 1963, Associate Professor;
  • 1969, Professor, clinical physiology;
  • 1956, first class certificate in internal medicine;
  • 1967, certificate in endocrinology.

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1943-1945, forced labour at Českomoravské strojírny, Prague;
  • 1945, laboratory technician (briefly), Third Medical Clinic;
  • 1946-1950, Physiological Institute, Faculty of Medicine, CU (demonstrator, assistant scientific worker; auxiliary assistant);
  • 1950, District Hospital in Děčín (two months);
  • 1950-1955, military service (in accordance with §39, Military Service Law);
  • 1955-1957, secondary physician, Third Medical Clinic, Faculty Hospital, CU, Prague 2;
  • 1957-1996, Laboratory of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Third Medical Clinic, Faculty of General Medicine, CU (successively: expert worker, scientific worker, independent scientific worker, head scientific worker, deputy director, head, clinic laboratories);
  • 1996, expert worker, part-time work as pensioner.

Membership in selected domestic scientific bodies:

  • 1969, Vice-Rector, CU, abdicated;
  • 1990, member, Scientific Councils, First Faculty of Medicine and Second Faculty of Medicine, CU;
  • 1973-1992, alternating chairman, Czechoslovak Endocrinological Society; 1992-2001, chairman, Czech Endocrinological Society;
  • 2001, honorary chairman, Czech Endocrinological Society; chairman, Council for Popularisation of Science, AS CR;
  • member, editorial boards: Physiological Research, Experimental and Clinical Cardiology, Vesmír and Neuroendocrinology.

Notable awards:

  • 1957-1989, award, Czechoslovak Society for Occupational Medicine; award (twice), CS Endocrinological Society; award, CS Physiological Society; honorary membership, CS Endocrinological Society; honorary membership, J. E. Purkyně CS Medical Society; Purkyně’s Medal; award, Scientific Council, Ministry of Health;
  • 1985, Avicenum Award;
  • 1965 1988, State Prizes;
  • 1993, prize, Minister of Health;
  • 2002, „Premium Bohemiae“ Award, „Českému ráji“ Foundation of B. J. Horáček;
  • 2003, State Award „For Merit, Second Class“ of the President of the Czech Republic.

Selected publications:

  • Being an Outsider. In: Pioneers in Neuroendocrinology II. (J. Meites, Ed., Plenum Press, New York and London,1978
  • Fysiologie systému diencefalo-pituitárního (Physiology of the Diencephalo-Pituitary System), Thomayerova sb., SZN, Prague 1949
  • Základy pokusné endokrinologie (Fundamentals of Experimental Endocrinology) (with O. Schreiberová). Prague, 1954; 2nd ed., SZN, Prague 1957
  • Systém hypothalamo-hypofysární (The Hypothalamo-Hypophysial System). SZN, Prague 1959; English translation, Nakl. ČSAV, Prague 1963
  • Patofyziologie žláz s vnitřní sekrecí (Pathophysiology of Glands with Internal Secretion) Prague, 1970; 2nd edition 1973, 3rd edition l979; Russian translation, Avicenum, Prague, 1985
  • Stres. Patofyziologie, endokrinologie, klinika (Stress. Pathophysiology, Endocrinology, Clinic). (editor and co-author) Avicenum, Prague 1985
  • Medicina na přelomu tisíciletí (Medicine at the Turn of the Millenum). Academia, Prague 2000
  • Six translations of monographs or chapters in monographs
  • Eleven textbooks (chapters) or course books
  • Nine chapters in collective monographs (four abroad)
  • Six popular books, Medical entries in the Universum encyclopaedia (volumes 10, 4, and 1), Prague, Odeon, 2000-2003

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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.