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Klener Pavel

Prof. MUDr., DrSc.
Born April 9, 1937

  • Internal medicine, clinical oncology and haematology
  • Member of Learned Society since 1997

Educational and professional preparation

  • 1961, graduate, Faculty of General Medicine, Charles University
  • 1961-1988, secondary physician, professional assistant, Associate Professor and Full Professor, Second Clinic of Internal Medicine
  • 1988-1990, Head, Clinic of Oncology
  • 1990-2008, Head, First Clinic of Internal Medicine
  • Qualification certification in internal medicine Level I (1964); Level II (1967), in haematology (1971), in oncology (1982) and in organization and management (1987)
  • Defended CSc. thesis in 1976 and doctoral thesis in 1986
  • Appointed Associate Professor in 1982 and Full Professor in 1988

Employment and academic positions

  • First Clinic of Internal Medicine, CU, and Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, Head, Clinic, Director of IHBT (2002-2007)
  • 1990-1993, Vice-Dean for science
  • 1994-2006, Vice-Rector for science
  • 1989-1990, the first post November Minister of Health of CR
  • 1990-1992, Member of Parliament, Czech National Council for Civic Forum
  • 1992-1998, Member of Government Council for Science and Research

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies

  • American Society for Clinical Oncology
  • European Association for Cancer Research
  • International Society of Haematology
  • Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer

Notable awards

  • 1997, Prize, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports (for science)
  • 1997, Gold Medal, Charles University
  • 1998, Stašek Award, Paul Janssen Foundation
  • 2003, Prize, Czech Literary Fund (for scientific literature), Hlávka Foundation
  • 2003, Award for merit in area of science, President of Czech Republic
  • 2007, Award of the Academy of Science „De scientia et humanitate optime meritis“
  • 2010, Award of Primator of Prague (for scientific congresses organized in Prage)

Selected publications

  • Vinca alkaloids. Experimental and clinical trials. Carolinum, Prague 1974, 161 pp.
  • Anti-tumour chemotherapy. Galén, Prague 1996, 614 pp.
  • Cytokines in internal medicine. Grada, Prague 1997, 260 pp.
  • Internal medicine. Galen-Karolinum, Prague 1999, 2001, 2006, 2011, 949 pp.
  • Clinical oncology. Galen-Karolinum, Prague 1999, 2002, 685 pp.
  • New anticancer drugs and treatment strategies in oncology, Grada Publish 2010

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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.