Researcher Jiří Filipovič received the MUNI Scientist award
Big congratulations to Jiří Filipovič, who received the MUNI Scientist award for his article describing a novel method for the fast analysis of ligand transport. This is awarded by the Grant Agency of Masaryk University for an excellent research results.
The award ceremony took place at the end of November in the premises of Mendel's Refectory in the Augustinian Abbey in Brno. The MUNI Scientist Awards, which were awarded for the second time, were received by a total of 39 MUNI scientists, who complemented the colleagues awarded a year ago (among them was another researcher and member of the ICS Management Petr Holub).
Formal Appreciation of the Results Is Gratifying
Co říká na obdržení ceny MUNI Scientist sám Jiří Filipovič? „Potěšilo mě to, z formálního ocenění výsledků a převzetí ceny v pěkné historické budově mám dobrý pocit. Také je hodně příjemné objevit se v přítomnosti úspěšných vědců z univerzity a mít možnost si trochu pokecat.“ Zároveň však dodává, že (jakákoli forma) ocenění pro něj není primární motivace: „Mě osobně motivuje spíše zajímavost tématu a potřeba nějaký problém rozlousknout – než přímo odměna za jeho rozlousknutí.“
What does Jiří Filipovič himself say about receiving the MUNI Scientist award? "I was pleased and felt good about the formal award and the award ceremony in the nice historic building. It's also very nice to be in the presence of successful scientists from the university and have the opportunity to talk a little." At the same time, however, he adds that (whatever form) the award is not his primary motivation: "Personally, I am more motivated by the interest of the topic and the need to solve a problem - rather than the reward for breaking it."
You can read a complete overview of all the awarded MUNI scientists together with their achievements (along with other information about the award) in the article in M magazine.
Looking Back on the External Meeting: Research and development
In the continuation of a mini-series of articles presenting the activities of individual teams in relation to the strategic plan of ICS, this time we will focus on the area of Research and Development and Doctoral Studies. And one of the goals in this area is also the coordination and continuous development of the principles and strategies of Open Science at MU in accordance with the FAIR principles.
Protein Travel or How We Accelerate Drug Development
In the video, Petra Němcová from Jirka Filipovič's research team reveals how understanding the movements of small molecules within the large ones helps us to design better drugs or more effective enzymes in less time. At present, we cannot see these shifts in reality, but we can simulate them on a computer, which saves scientists time in the laboratory. In a fun way, you will learn what this simulation looks like and that it does not differ so much, for example, from choosing a favorite restaurant in the city.
By Images: Photo Report from Business Research Forum 2021
At the Business Research Forum of Masaryk University, our colleagues presented a project with the MU Faculty of Education and Y Soft company. What did it look like at the largest event presenting the readiness of Masaryk University to cooperate with the applied private and public spheres? Take a look at the photo gallery.