Meet Chaperon at the Czech European Researchers´ Night

On October 6th, the traditional Czech European Researchers´ Night is going to take place in several universities and research centers across the Czech Republic. Come and meet some of our researchers in Prague and discover how cancer may be related to our sensing and much more in our programme called „Some like it…BITTER„. What can you expect? You will taste a sample of five flavours: sweet, sour, salty, umami and one special bitter taste, derived from PROP (6-n-propylthiouracil) and PTC (phenylthiocarbamide). The TAS2R38 receptor is largely responsible for the perception of these substances as bitter. The gene encoding this receptor is found in two main variants in humans, one of which is associated with a stronger perception of the bitter substances PROP and PTC, while the other is associated with reduced sensitivity. At our stand at the Researchers‘ Night, you can find out which variant you have and how it may be related to other factors that shape your diet and as a result affect your health.

You wil find the Chaperon (Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen) stand at the Charels University campus Albertov (Prague).