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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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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.