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 2019!

More information on Life Sciences Seminar Series webpage.


PROGRAM AUTUMN 2019

Hisham Bazzi, University of Cologne, Germany
TOPIC: Centrosomes and Cell Fate in the Developing Mouse
WHEN: 26 September 2019, 16:00
WHERE: Room 132, Building A11, University Campus Bohunice
More information can be found HERE

Vojtěch Novotný, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic 
TOPIC: Why Are There so Many Species in Tropical Rainforests?
WHEN: 10 October 2019, 16:00
WHERE: Room 132, Building A11, University Campus Bohunice
More information can be found HERE

Mark Blaxter, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
TOPIC: Genomes within Genomes: The History of Wolbachia Bacterial Symbiosis with Nematodes
WHEN: 17 October 2019, 16:00
WHERE: Room 132, Building A11, University Campus Bohunice
More information can be found HERE

Michael Jantsch, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
TOPIC: Dynamic Recoding of the Transcriptome: How RNA Modifications Control Hypertension
WHEN: 24 October 2019, 16:00
WHERE: Room 132, Building A11, University Campus Bohunice
More information can be found HERE

Michael Bruford, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
TOPIC: Conserving Genomic Diversity in a Changing World
WHEN: 31 October 2019, 16:00
WHERE: Room 132, Building A11, University Campus Bohunice
More information can be found HERE

Nikolaos Sgourakis, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
TOPIC: Integrative Studies of Immune Recognition Complexes
WHEN: 28 November 2019, 16:00
WHERE: Room 132, Building A11, University Campus Bohunice
More information can be found HERE

Yimon Aye, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, France
TOPIC: Unlocking Secrets Keapt for Some Time
WHEN: 5 December 2019, 16:00
WHERE: Room 132, Building A11, University Campus Bohunice
More information can be found HERE

Michal Hocek, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry ASCR, v.v.i., Czech Republic
TOPIC: Base-modified Nucleic Acids for Applications in Diagnostics or Chemical Biology
WHEN: 12 December 2019, 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:

SPRING 2019

AUTUMN 2018

SPRING 2018

AUTUMN 2017

SPRING 2017

AUTUMN 2016

SPRING 2016

SPRING 2015