ERA Research Club

Expanding the ERA Research Club

The main aim of the ERA Research Club is to provide the necessary support for designing, conducting, analyzing, and disseminating research work. Its curriculum is designed to utilize varying opportunities and media to enable the trainees to achieve their professional goals. The ERA RC curriculum is being developed with direct involvement of CUNI Ph.D. students through a focus group of ERA RC Champions (Click HERE to see the full ERA RC Team).

We are glad to announce that the first four courses of Chaperon’s ERA Research Club for Ph.D. students and young researchers are now permanently available in e-learning form on CUNI’s Moodle platform. The courses are (full description of course contents is available HERE):

Free Research Consultations

In need of consulting a manuscript? Not sure about your experimental design? Need a second opinion on your research? Feel stuck with referee comments? Our experienced mentors Prof. Kari Hemminki and Dr. Khaled Ismail are here to help. The Chaperon project offers free research consultation services as a part of its ERA Research Club. It‘s easy, just get in touch with the project staff via and we‘ll link you with our mentors or find you another one from your research field.

Curious about the upcoming ERA RC seminars, contests and other events?

Keep an eye on the NEWS section of the website or subscribe to the Chaperon newsletter to stay informed!

Announcing the Winners of the Nerd Art Prize 2022 contest

We are excited to announce the winners of this year’s Nerd Art Prize! This time in two categories: Research and Freestyle. And the winners are (drumroll please)…

In the research category, shared first place goes to Anna Malečková and Pavlína Vávrová. Anna Malečková scored with a microphotograph of pig bone trabeculae (left), while Pavlína Vávrová impressed the jury with a picture of robust dual-species biofilm of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans (right).

Believe it or not, we have a tie for the first place in the freestyle category too! The winners here are Miroslava Čedíková with her photograph of a snow leopard, and Ivana Vodrážková with her photograph from Ireland called The Dark Hedges.

To see the third-place awardees, please see the full announcement here. Huge congratulations to the winners and even bigger thanks to all participants!