Life Sciences Seminar Series

Faculties of Life Sciences at Masaryk University have joined to host an external seminar series of luminary scientist. MU LSS mainly focuses on the currently growing fields which 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 seminars are held at the University Campus (A11/132) on Thursday afternoon from 16:00 followed by an open reception in front of the lecture room. The most prestigious speakers are invited to give a lecture within Mendel Lectures, which are held in the Refectory of Augustinian Abbey at Mendel square from 17:00. 

You are cordially invited to attend the MU Life Sciences Seminar Series in 2018!

 

Programme Spring 2018

Phil Selenko, Leibniz Institute of Molecular Pharmacology, Berlin, Germany
WHEN: February 22, 2018
WHERE: room 132, building A11, University Campus Bohunice 
More information can be found HERE

David Rueda, Imperial College, London, UK
WHEN: March 1, 2018
WHERE: room 132, building A11, University Campus Bohunice
More information can be found HERE

Elena Conti, Max-Planck-Institut für Biochemie, Germany
WHEN: March 6, 2018
WHERE: Mendel Museum of Masaryk University, Mendel Square, Brno
More information can be found HERE

Andrew deMello, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
WHEN: March 15, 2018
WHERE: room 132, building A11, University Campus Bohunice
More information can be found HERE

Stephen O´Rahilly, University of Cambridge, UK
WHEN: March 22, 2018
WHERE: room 132, building A11, University Campus Bohunice
More information can be found HERE

Cristina Reschke, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, UK
WHEN: March 29, 2018
WHERE: room 132, building A11, University Campus Bohunice
More information can be found HERE

Glenn King, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, UK
WHEN: April 5, 2018
WHERE: room 132, building A11, University Campus Bohunice
More information can be found HERE

Vincenzo Costanzo, IFOM - Fondazione Istituto FIRC di Oncologia Molecolare, Milan, Italy
WHEN: April 12, 2018
WHERE: room 132, building A11, University Campus Bohunice
More information can be found HERE

Tom Misteli, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, USA 
WHEN: April 19, 2018
WHERE: Mendel Museum of Masaryk University, Mendel Square, Brno
More information can be found HERE

Donald Hilvert, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
WHEN: April 26, 2018
WHERE: room 132, building A11, University Campus Bohunice
More information can be found HERE.

Mark Ptashne, Sloan Kettering Memorial Cancer Center, New York, USA
WHEN: May 3, 2018
WHERE: Mendel Museum of Masaryk University, Mendel Square, Brno
More information can be found HERE.

Erik Sahai, Francis Crick Institute Limited, London, UK
WHEN: May 10, 2018
WHERE: room 132, building A11, University Campus Bohunice
More information can be found HERE.

Steven Brenner, Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution, Alachua, USA
WHEN: May 17, 2018
WHERE: Mendel Museum of Masaryk University, Mendel Square, Brno
More information can be found HERE.

Anthony Davis, University of Bristol, UK
WHEN: May 24, 2018
WHERE: room 132, building A11, University Campus Bohunice
More information can be found HERE.

MU LSSS Committee

Vítězslav Bryja, Faculty of Science - bryja@sci.muni.cz, MU Life Science Seminar Series coordinator
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.
MU LSS committee would like to encourage you to nominate speakers for MU LSS series: autumn 2018/spring 2019.
The deadline for nominations for autumn 2018 is November 15, 2017.
The speakers for autumn 2018 will be decided at the beginning of December 2017, you will be informed about the results.
Who can be a suitable candidate?  For example any of the following:
- Leader of your field
- Somebody who inspired you by a talk at the international meeting
- Person who changes paradigm by combining various approaches
- Scientist who recently published breakthrough results in the top tier journals
- Pioneer of your field
- Somebody you always wanted to meet bud was shy to ask
- Respected colleague with whom you consider to collaborate
For an example of the quality and topics of the previous speakers you can go to our web pages. Please indicate clearly if you want to have your nominee considered only for Mendel Lectures. If you have question and/or want to nominate, send the name and contact address of scientists whom you would like to nominate with a short justification to lus@sci.muni.cz.
Please note, that if your nomination is selected by the MU LSSS Committee and speaker accepts to come to Brno, then MU LSSS Committee expects your assistance during the guest´s visit. The MU LSSS will fully cover accommodation per 2 nights and travel costs including per diems of selected speakers.
Thank you very much for your cooperation and we are looking forward to receive your nominations.

 

MU LSSS Archive

You can download posters from past seminar series:
AUTUMN 2017
SPRING 2017
AUTUMN 2016
SPRING 2016
2015