The Institute of Experimental Medicine, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, is the leading institution in the Czech Republic for biomedical research, particularly in cell biology and pathology, neurobiology, neurophysiology, neuropathology, developmental toxicology and teratology, molecular epidemiology, molecular pharmacology, immunopharmacology, cancer research, molecular embryology, stem cells and nervous tissue regeneration. The Institute is an internationally recognized center in these fields, and as such it was selected as an EU Center of Excellence (MEDIPRA).
“Science has always been a great and beautiful adventure, hard work and the art of experimentation, including a versatile creativity, an art not only of communicating the results in academic lectures to colleagues, students and other interested individuals, but also of actively participating in their application into medical practice. A constant flow of new thoughts, ideas, doubts and critical evaluation of results is the daily reality of a scientist. In medical research, the situation is enhanced by our desire to reduce the suffering of patients and to improve their quality of life, and also by the need to deal with the ethical issures that are tied to our research.”
President of the Czech Republic, Miloš Zeman, awarded Professor Eva Syková, MD, a Medal for Merit on the occasion of the 28th National Day, October 2013.
Professor Eva Syková, medical doctor, scientist and politician, has been the director of the Institute of Experimental Medicine, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, since 2001. She has won numerous awards and honors ( e.g. Purkyně Medal of the Academy of Sciences), is a member of Academia Europaea and the Czech Learned Society and was elected Manager of the Year in 2011. Her interest is brain research, and in the last decade she has been involved with stem cell research. She has authored more than 600 publications , her work has been cited more than 7650 times and her h-index is 48. Prof. Syková develops and supports an emerging scientific field - regenerative medicine. She belongs among the most important Czech scientists. She is active in science policy and science communication. In 2012 she was elected senator of the Parliament of the Czech Republic as an independent candidate for the Social Democrats.