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Winners of Nerd Art Prize 2022

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)… Continue reading here…


Deutscher Krebskongress 2022 GERMAN CANCER CONGRESS

Our ERA Chair Kari Hemminki attended the German Cancer Congress of 2022 and gave a presentation ‘Cancer of unknown primary (CUP)—search for the primary site’. Read more here…


New Research paper: Long Non-Coding RNA and microRNA Interplay in Colorectal Cancer and Their Effect on the Tumor Microenvironment

We focus on the miRNA/lncRNA/protein regulatory axes, which are known to influence the immune response in colorectal cancer. A detailed overview has been recently published by the team of the Laboratory of translational cancer genomics. Read more here…


Picture of the month

We would like to introduce the winners and participants of the Nerd Art Prize as the picture of the month. In November it is a picture of a decellularized porcine arteria by Lenka Červenková, from Biomedical Center, Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University. Continue reading here…


The IX Congress of Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery

The IX Congress of Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery was held in Pilsen on 19-20 September. The congress was actively attended by prof. Kari Hemminki, ERA Chair holder, Dr. Ambrozkiewicz and Dr. Trailin from the Laboratory of Translational Cancer Genomics. Continue reading here…


The 45th Symposium on Hormones and Cell Regulation

On 12-15 October 2022 Kari Hemminki participated in The 45th Symposium on Hormones and Cell Regulation on the theme: Sex and Signaling: the molecular basis of sex and gender medicine, held in Mont Sainte-Odile, France. Read more here…


Starting your journey with medical resources (online course)

All CUNI staff, but especially Ph.D. students are cordially invited to participate in the course „Starting your journey with medical resources“, which will help them find, use and cite electronic literature and information resources. The course will also help you understand the publishing world to make sure your work gets the attention it deserves.

The course will be organized in three lessons on Wednesdays, Nov. 16th,  23rd, and 30th, 2022 starting at 10 a.m.

Registration is required (please register at https://forms.gle/5PVySmziUjMwCbhb7).

Programme:
Nov. 16th – Medical eResources: Where to find them & how to cite them
Nov. 23rd – Medical eResources: How to use them research strategies AND / OR MeSH
Nov. 30th – Persistent identifiers and open access publishing

 


Visit and seminar by Dr. David Hughes

Working meeting of principal representatives of research groups, collaborating together in frame of international projects ERA Chair Chaperon and Inter-Cost, took place in Pilsen on September 12-15, 2022. On September 13, 2022, UniMeC hosted a very interesting lecture entitled „Exploring two aspects of colorectal cancer development: genetically determined BMI at different lifestages and gut barrier dysfunction“ which was delivered by the distinguished guest of the meeting, Dr. David Hughes. Read more here…

 


New Research paper: Long-term incidence in hepatocellular carcinoma and intrahepatic bile duct cancer in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, role of Thorotrast?

We analyzed long-term incidence trends in liver cancer (including hepatocellular carcinoma and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma) with an aim to interpret the changes in terms of known risk factors and hypothesize that historical exposure to Thorotrast, a radiographic contrast medium emitting alpha particles, has changed population rates. The NORDCAN database was used to collect cancer registry data from Denmark (DK), Finland (FI), Norway (NO) and Sweden (SE), which we used from 1953 (DK, FI and NO) and 1960 (SE) through 2019. Continue reading here…


Nerd Art Prize "Picture of the month" - September

We would like to introduce the winners and participants of the Nerd Art Prize like the picture of the month. In September it is a picture of a mouse zygote by Iveta Valentová, from Faculty of Science, Charles University. Continue reading here…


The Chaperon project invites you to a lecture by Dr. David Hughes

We would like to invite you to a lecture „Exploring two aspects of colorectal cancer development: genetically determined BMI at different lifestages and gut barrier dysfunction“ by Dr. David Hughes. You can read more about Dr. David Hughes here…


The Chaperon invites you to participate in our Lab meeting

We would like to invite you to the seminar, which call Lab meeting. This time we will get introduce with the Laboratory of Quantitative Histology headed by Prof. Zbynek Tonar, M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc. We will look forward to seeing you. More information…


Nerd Art Prize "Picture of the month" - August

We would like to introduce the winners and participants of the Nerd Art Prize like the picture of the month. In August it is a picture of a vitro mitosis by Maria Stefania Massaro, from Laboratory of Cancer Treatment and Tissue Regeneration, Biomedical Center, Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University. Continue reading here…


New Research paper: CTNNB1 mutations, TERT polymorphism and CD8+ cell densities in resected hepatocellular carcinoma are associated with longer time to recurrence

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a fatal disease characterized by early genetic alterations in telomerase reverse transcriptase promoter (TERTp) and β-catenin (CTNNB1) genes and immune cell activation in the tumor microenvironment. We found out that certain combination of genetic and immune factors improve survival showing higher predictive values. Read more here…


Looking back at the Summer School of Experimental Surgery 2022

From Monday, July 4 to Friday, July 15, the 9th Summer School of Experimental Surgery took place. The summer school was attended by 33 students from 6 universities from 3 European countries, including the Czech Republic. Read more here…


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