Seminars of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

The seminars take place in the new PaU lecture hall (2nd floor of PaU animal facility) on Tuesdays at 1 pm.

Seminars - summer semester 2017:

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Seminars - winter semester 2016/2017:

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Seminars - summer semester 2016:

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Seminars - winter semester 2015/2016

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Seminars - summer semester 2015

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Seminars - winter semester 2014/2015

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Seminars - summer semester 2014

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Seminars - winter semester 2013/2014

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Seminars - summer semester 2013

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Seminars - winter semester 2012/2013

25 September Juan D. Alfonzo - Ohio State University, Columbus, USA. Title: RNA editing in trypanosomes: so many ways so little time (contact: J. Lukeš)

2 October Günter Schaub - Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. Title: Interactions of Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiologic agent of Chagas disease, and triatomines (Reduviidae) (contact: A. Schwarz)

9 October Lei Jin - Yale University. Title: Single action potentials and subthreshold events imaged in neurons with a novel fluorescent protein voltage probe (contact: J.Lazar)

16 October Jiří Fajkus - Masaryk University, Brno. Title: Connection between chromatin assembly and genome instability (contact: R.Sobotka)

23 October Michael Londesborough - Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Title: A Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the First 100years of Boron Hydride Chemistry (contact: Alexander W. Bruce)

30 October Ryan Rego - Biologické centrum AVCR, PaU (Formerly at Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, NIH). Title: Understanding the in vivo dynamics of the lyme disease pathogen Borrelia burgdorferi - In vivo veritas (contact: Hassan)

6 November Libor Macurek - Institute of Molecular Genetics, Prague. Title: Cellular responses to DNA damage (contact: A. Zíková)

13 November Roman Tůma - University of Leeds, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, U.K. Title: Single molecule approach to virus assembly and bacterial transcription (contact F. Vácha)

20 November Kvido Strisovsky - Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Prague. Title: Biological regulation by rhomboid intramembrane proteases (contact: A. Zíková)

27 November Roman Sobotka - Institute of Microbiology AVCR, Třeboň (contact: A. Zíková)

4 December Michael Levy - Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. Title: The Complex Ecology of Urban Chagas Disease in Peru (contact: Alexandra Swarz)

11 December Jost Ludwig - Universität Bonn, Germany. Title: Potassium homeostasis in yeast: Techniques to analyze K+-transport in "real time" (contact: H. Hashimi)

18 December Zdena Bendová - Přírodovědecká fakulta UK Praha (contact: D. Doležel)

8 January 2013 Adéla Jílková - Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Prague. Title: "Digestive proteases of Schistosoma blood flukes as a drug target"(contact: Alena Zikova)

14 January 2013 PROF. DR. TRIANTAFYLLOS CHAVAKIS - Dresden University of Technology, Germany. Title:'Novel aspects in the regulation of leukocyte recruitment in inflammation' (contact:  M. Kotsyfakis)

22 January 2013

29 January 2013


Seminars - summer semester 2011/2012

21 February Vladimir Kostal - ENTU BC, Ceske Budejovice. Title: Freeze - tolerance in drosophilid files: Implications for development of techniques for cryopreservation of biological material. (contact: I. Sauman)

28 February Roman Hobza - Inst. of Biophysics, Brno. Title: Chromosome-specific genomics. (contact: A. Horak)

6 March Jiri Macas - UMBR, BC AS CR, Ceske Budejovice. Title: A combination of next-generation sequencing, bioinformatic and cytogenetic approaches reveals complex structure of plant  centromeres (contact: J. Lukeš)

13 March  dr. Mohammed Sajid - Leiden University Medical Centre, Netherlands. Title: Metacaspases and Malaria. (contact: A. Zikova)

20 March  Brian Zoltowski - Southern Methodist University, USA. Title: Structure and Mechanism of Animal Cryptochromes. (contact: D. Doležel)

27 March Vítězslav Bryja - Masaryk University, Faculty of Science, Brno. Title: Planar cell polarity pathway: a novel regulator of chronic lymphocytic  leukemia pathogenesis. (contact: A. Horak)

3 April Pavel Flegontov - Inst. of Parasitology, AS CR, Ceske Budeovice. Title: Reevaluating the green versus red signal in eukaryotes with secondary plastid of red algal origin: Chromera velia as a test case. (contact: J. Lukes)

10 April Ales Horak - BC ASCR, Inst. of Parasitology, Ceske Budejovice. Title: Evolution of parasitism in Apicomplexa. (contact: A. Horak)

17 April Robert Fedic - PentaGenNew diagnostic approaches in genetics, cytogenetics and oncogenetics. (contact: T. Dolezal)

24 April Anna Ajduk - University of Warsaw, Poland. Title: Cytoplasmic movements triggered by fertilization as a novel  indicator of embryo quality. (contact: Alexander Bruce)

15 May CANCELLED!!! Adela Jilkova NEW! David Dolezel - title:Circadian and photoperiodic clocks in insects

22 May David Stanek - Inst. of Molecular Genetics, Prague. Title: Surveillance of spliceosomal snRNP assembly in the cell nucieus. (contact: H. Hashimi)

29 May Ronald Micura - Innsbruck University, Austria. Title: Synthetic Manipulation of RNA: On Riboswitch  Folding and Ribosome Mechanisms. (contact: H. Hashimi)

5 June  Pavel Jungwirth - UOCHB, Prague. Title: Interactions between ions and proteins in water: The Hofmeister series. (contact: J. Lukeš)



Seminars - winter semester 2011/2012

4 October  Jordan Ward - University of California, San Francisco, USA. Title: SUMO and combinatorial regulation of transcription. (contact: Masako)

11 October Laurie Read - State University of New York, Buffalo, USA. Title: Essential players in trypanosome RNA editing. (contact: H. Hashimi)

18 October  Chris de Graffenried - University of Vienna, Austria, Title: The role of polo like kinase in the biogenesis of the Trypanosoma brucei cytoskeleton. (contact: H. Hashimi)

25 October  Bjorn Marcus von Reumont - Research Museum Alexander Konig, Bonn, Germany. Title: Pancrustacean and arthropod evolution using phylogenomic data - pitfalls and promises of transcriptomic data analyses. (contact: Alex Schwarz) - CANCELLED

1 November Miroslav Obornik  - Biology Centre of AS CR, Inst. of Parasitology. Title: Evolution of the ornition-urea cycle in photosynthetic diatoms. (contact: M. Obornik)

8 November Marek Biskup - UCLA, California, USA, Title: Kuramoto´s model for synchronization of biological rhytms: what mathematicians know and know less. (contact: Ivo Sauman)

15 November  Marek Jindra - Biology Centre of AS CR, Inst. of Entomology, CZ, Title: How Juvenile Hormone Finally Found Its Receptor (after 8 Decades). (contact: M. Jindra)

22 November  Jeremy Sternberg - University of Aberdeen, UK, Title: Disease progression in Human African trypanosomiasis: A complex immunological puzzle. (contact: Alexandra Schwarz)

29 November  Antoine Royant - European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble, France. Title: Structure-guided evolution of cyan fluorescent protein. (contact: J. Lazar)

6 December Charalambos P. Kyriacou - University of Leicester , UK. Title: Molecular biology of biological timing: back to nature. (contact: D. Dolezel)

13 December Viktor Zarsky - Inst. of Experimental Botany, Prague. Title: Exocyst tethering complex functions across eukaryotes. (contact: J.Lukes)


EXTRA TERM 14 December Björn Marcus von Reumont - Research Museum Alexander Konig, Bonn, Germany. Title: Pancrustacean and arthropod evolution using phylogenomic data - pitfalls and promises of transcriptomic data analyses. (contact: Alex Schwarz)

10 January David Schneider - Stanford School of Medicine, USA. Title: Resistance and tolerance mechanisms of immune response in Drosophila. (contact: Tomas Dolezal)

17 January  Josef Lazar - Biology Centre of AS CR, UNSB, Nove Hrady. Title: Visualizing protein structure and function by two-photon polarization microscopy.(contact: J. Lazar)


Summer semester 2011

22 February: Ian Wood, University of Leeds, UK - Chromatin dynamics and gene regulation in cardiovascular and neuronal diseases (contact: A. Bruce)

01 March: Richard Pokorny, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany - Classical and alternative models of cryptochrome action (contact: D. Doležel)

08 March: Achim Schnaufer, University of Edinburgh, UK - Dyskinetoplastic trypanosomes – how to put tsetse flies, RNA editing, and a couple hundred mitochondrial proteins out of business (contact: A. Zíková)

15 March: Petr Svoboda, Institute of Molecular Genetics, Prague - Rebooting the genome: oocyte-to-embryo transition (contact: H.Hashimi)

22 March: Louis van Zande, University of Groningen, Netherland - Evolutionary Genetics of Asocial Life (contact: D. Doležel)

29 March: Kai Hell, University of Munich, Germany - Biogenesis of mitochondria: Redox-regulated protein import and folding (contact: D. Novotna)

05 April: Robert Sutak, Charles University, Prague - Iron assimilation by marine algae (contact: J. Lukeš)

19 April: Iva Rohousova, Charles University, Prague - Ecology and transmission dynamics of visceral leishmaniasis in Ethiopia (contact: M. Kotsyfakis)

26 April: Jiri Grygar, Institute of Physics, Prague - "The origins of physics, chemistry, and biology, or the Big Bang is the Culprit " (contact: J. Lukeš)

03 May: Michele Crozatier, CNRS/Universite Paul Sebatier, France - Control of the size of the Drosophila  haematopoietic niche by Dpp/BMP signaling reveals new parallels with  vertebrates (contact: T. Doležal)

10 May: Sarah Bray, University of Cambridge, UK - Decoding the Notch signal (contact: A. Krejčí)

17 May: Alexandra Schwarz, Institute of Parasitology, Budweis - "Detection of low-level infestation of Triatoma infestans in Chagas disease surveillance" (contact: J. Lukeš)

24 May: Peter Bright, Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge, UK - Object processing in the human brain (contact: A. Krejčí)

31 May: Mirka Uhlirova, Universitat zu Koln, Koln, Germany - Modeling human diseases in Drosophila (contact: A. Krejčí)

07 June: Dmitri Maslov, University of California, Riverside, USA - Mitochondrial ribosomes in trypanosomes (contact: J. Lukeš)