Life Sciences Seminar Series

 

The Faculties of Life Sciences at Masaryk University have joined together to host an external seminar series of luminary scientists. MU LSSS mainly focuses on the currently growing fields that combine modern methods of biophysics, computational modeling, imaging, biochemistry, and molecular biology with “more classical” disciplines such as microbiology, cell biology, physiology, genetics, toxicology, developmental and evolutionary biology, and medicine.

The purpose of the seminar series is to:

  • invite renowned speakers from abroad to Brno to establish and develop professional contacts;
  • create a seminar series of excellence, which will inspire and motivate both scientists and students at MU; and
  • promote mutual contacts and interaction between individual labs/departments working at University Campus Bohunice.

The seminars are held at the University Campus Bohunice (A11/132) on Thursday afternoons from 16:00-17:00. This seminar series also includes the Mendel Lectures. More information on the Mendel Lectures can be found HERE.

You are cordially invited to attend the MU Life Sciences Seminar Series in 2020!

More information on Life Sciences Seminar Series webpage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRAM SPRING 2020

Due to the National Security Council’s decision on March 10, 2020 concerning an emergency measure due to the spread of coronavirus, the events on 12.3.2020, 19.3.2020, 26.3.2020 and 2.4.2020 were cancelled.

CANCELLED - David Rueda, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
TOPIC: From Single Molecules to Live Cells: Imaging Nucleic Acid-Protein Interactions
WHEN: 19 March 2020, 16:00
WHERE: Room 132, Building A11, University Campus Bohunice
More information can be found HERE

CANCELLED - Petr Pyšek, Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
TOPIC: Plant Invasions in the Current World: a Global Perspective
WHEN: 26 March 2020, 16:00
WHERE: Room 132, Building A11, University Campus Bohunice
More information can be found HERE

CANCELLED - Ottoline Leyser, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
TOPIC: Auxin and the Self-Organisation of Plant Form
WHEN: 2 April 2020, 16:00
WHERE: Room 132, Building A11, University Campus Bohunice
More information can be found HERE

Petra Hájková, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
TOPIC: Molecular Principles of Epigenetic Reprogramming in Vivo
WHEN: 9 April 2020, 16:00
WHERE: Room 132, Building A11, University Campus Bohunice
More information can be found HERE

Monika Gullerová, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
TOPIC: Dicer-Dependent tRNA-Derived Small RNAs Promote Intronic Gene Silencing
WHEN: 16 April 2020, 16:00
WHERE: Room 132, Building A11, University Campus Bohunice
More information can be found HERE

Wah Chiu, Stanford University, USA
TOPIC: CryoEM of Molecules and Cells
WHEN: 23 April 2020, 16:00
WHERE: Room 132, Building A11, University Campus Bohunice
More information can be found HERE

Ross Cagan, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
TOPIC: Fly-to-Bedside
WHEN: 7 May 2020, 16:00
WHERE: Room 132, Building A11, University Campus Bohunice
More information can be found HERE

Youssef Belkhadir, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
TOPIC: The Plant Immune System Constrains Bacterial Attempts to Remain Motile While Staying Undetected
WHEN: 14 May 2020, 16:00
WHERE: Room 132, Building A11, University Campus Bohunice
More information can be found HERE

Kamil Ugurbil, University of Minnesota, USA
TOPIC: Imaging Human Brain Function and Connectivity over Multiple Spatial Scales using Ultrahigh Magnetic Fields and Beyond
WHEN: 19 May 2020, 16:00
WHERE: Room 132, Building A11, University Campus Bohunice
More information can be found HERE

MU LSSS Committee

Vítězslav Bryja, Faculty of Science, MU Life Science Seminar Series Coordinator - bryja@sci.muni.cz
Ľubomíra Anderková, Applied Neurosciences, CEITEC MU - lubomira.anderkova@ceitec.muni.cz
Jiří Damborský, Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment, Faculty of Science MU - jiri@chemi.muni.cz
Lumír Krejčí, ICRC and Faculty of Medicine - lkrejci@med.muni.cz
Mary O´Connell, ERA Chair, Molecular Medicine, CEITEC MU - mary.oconnell@ceitec.muni.cz
Stanislav Pekár, Dept. of Botany and Zoology, Faculty of Science MU - pekar@sci.muni.cz
Karel Říha, Genomics and Proteomics of Plant Systems, CEITEC MU - karel.riha@ceitec.muni.cz
Vladimír Sklenář, Structural Biology, CEITEC MU and Faculty of Science - vladimir.sklenar@ceitec.muni.cz

Administrator contact:
Lucie Nesvadbová
, Faculty of Science - lus@sci.muni.cz

Nominations

MU Life Sciences Seminar Series (MU LSSS) program is created for the Life Sciences academic community in Brno and is fully dependent on the collaboration and co-participation of individual scientists across faculties and institutes.

The MU LSSS committee would like to encourage you to nominate speakers for the MU LSSS series: Spring 2020.

Who is a suitable candidate? For example any of the following:
- Leader of your field
- Someone who inspired you by a lecture at an international meeting
- Person who changes paradigm by combining various approaches
- Scientist who recently published breakthrough results in top tier journals
- Pioneer of your field
- Someone you always wanted to meet but were too shy to introduce yourself to
- Respected colleague with whom you consider for collaboration

The quality and topics of previous speakers are available on our webpages. If you have a question and/or would like to nominate someone, please send the name and contact address of the scientist that you would like to nominate, with a short justification to lus@sci.muni.cz. Please also indicate clearly if you want to have your nominee considered only for Mendel Lectures, or for MU LSSS.

Please note that if your nomination is selected by the MU LSSS Committee and the speaker accepts to come to Brno, then the MU LSSS Committee expects your assistance during the guest´s visit. The MU LSSS will fully cover accommodation for 2 nights and travel costs, including per diems of selected speakers.Thank you very much for your cooperation and we look forward to receiving your nominations.

MU LSSS Archive

You can download posters from past seminar series:

AUTUMN 2019

SPRING 2019

AUTUMN 2018

SPRING 2018

AUTUMN 2017

SPRING 2017

AUTUMN 2016

SPRING 2016

SPRING 2015