On Monday, 4 December 2023, a delegation headed by the President of the CAS, Eva Zažímalová, Vice-President Zdeněk Havlas, Academic Council member David Honys and other guests visited the Biomedical Campus of the CAS in Prague Krč. The aim of their trip was an official visit to the IEM CAS.
At the beginning of the official meeting, Miroslava Anděrová, Director of the IEM CAS, presented the history, activities and mission of the Institute, as well as selected successful projects and visions for the future. The Institute’s management and the members of the delegation further discussed the topics of knowledge and technology transfer, the research priorities of the Institute and its funding.
Within the following programme, the delegation visited selected research departments, including the Dept. of Neurochemistry, which conducts cutting-edge research focused on regulating glutamate receptors. The head of the department, Martin Horák, presented the current achievements and innovations in Alzheimer’s disease research. Furthermore, the delegation visited the Dept. of Molecular Biology of Cancer, represented by its head Pavel Vodička, which is a holder of a number of significant scientific awards for research on colorectal and pancreatic cancer, and the Dept. of Neuroregeneration, whose head Pavla Jendelová presented the successful results of the long-term project Neurorecon, which was realised in cooperation with the University of Cambridge, and the follow-up project Excellence in Regenerative Medicine, which this year received support from the Operational Programme of Jan Amos Komenský.
At the end of the programme, the guests visited the most advanced microscopy facility of the IEM CAS, where the intravital imaging techniques are implemented, enabling imaging of brain activity in live laboratory animals.
For the IEM CAS, it is proof of successful and effective cooperation and excellent research. We look forward to further opportunities for similar meetings.