SERIES: In foreign town at foreign university I spent spring semester as an American Fulbright scholar teaching at Masaryk University Faculty of Law. Let me start out by setting the record straight – Masaryk was my first choice over every other school in the Czech Republic and all of Europe. And the reasons are simple. This university’s faculty of law has a worldwide reputation for excellence, especially in my area of practice as an international arbitrator. Dean Rozehnalová is a noted expert and arbitrator. The work she does on behalf of the law students behind the scenes greatly enhances the value of your degree. Additionally, I wanted to live in Brno, a city not overrun by tourists located in beautiful Moravia. And a city situated directly in between the ancestral homes of my parents.
It is just recently that the group of scientists ended the season at the Johann Gregor Mendel Research Station, which Masaryk University runs on James Ross Island in Antarctica. In many respects this expedition will be remembered as unique. The journey to and first days at the station were complicated by an unusually long and hard winter. Natural disasters in Haiti and Chile impeded the return of the researchers. Yet one of the members of expedition, Professor Miloš Barták says: "I think this season produced truly unique data that meet the most stringent standards."
Masaryk University has conferred honorary doctorate on Kary Banks Mullis, Nobel Prize winning molecular biologist and chemist on 5 May 2010. The ceremony was held at university´s Mendel Museum, at the very place where Gregor Johann Mendel, started doing his experiments with peas and genetics came into its existence.
The Prince of Wales visited Masaryk University in Brno to discuss issues related to environmental protection within his four-day trip to the Czech Republic. His Royal Highness met not only representatives of the university, but first and foremost students with whom he discussed issues related to dangers to the environment throughout the world and also in the Czech Republic. After the discussion the Rector of Masaryk University acknowledged the Prince's numerous activities, in particular those which have contributed to environmental protection, by awarding him the university's Great Gold Medal.
Human embryonic stem cells are a revolutionary and easily accessible tool for the treatment of many diseases which remain difficult to cure. We hear such statements quite often. But new international research involving the team of Petr Dvořák of the Department of Biology of Masaryk University's Faculty of Medicine now says that researchers have not yet reached a full understanding of the genetic diversity of embryonic stem cells. Information about this diversity is necessary for the wide application of stem cell-based therapies.
The Prince of Wales received prestigious Great Gold Medal on his visit to Masaryk University, part of His Royal Highness’s four-day trip to the Czech Republic. The medal was conferred by Rector of the University Petr Fiala at the university campus in Brno-Bohunice, where Prince Charles discussed issues related to environmental protection with students from the Faculties of Natural Sciences and Social Studies on 22 March 2010.
CETOCOEN – a new research centre at Masaryk University´s campus in Brno – will focus on research of toxic chemicals in the environment and their impact on our health. The centre is the first project from Masaryk University that has succeeded in the European Operational Programme Research and Development for Innovations, in its part for building centres of applied research. The workplace will cost more than 600 millions Czech crowns to establish.
My name is Dmitry German and I came from Barnaul, which is the central city of Altai province of Russia. My surname clearly indicates my roots, and indeed my father’s ancestors were those of many Germans who moved to Russian Empire in search of better life in the second half of XVIII century from Germany after Sophie Auguste Friederike von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg got married with Peter III and soon took the Russian throne and became Ekaterina II (the Great). Initially settled in Low Volga region, “Russian Germans” undergone some mass transmigrations in the first half of XX century and finally considerable part of them were resettled in Altai region. My mother’s ancestors are Russians and Ukraines evacuated from European part of USSR during the nazis attack to that area. So I combine quite different lines which is quite typical for Russia and the whole former USSR.