1st Faculty of Medicine Charles University 1st Faculty of Medicine Charles University BIOCEV
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Biomedicine and Biotechnology

Annotation: This subject focuses on educating students in biomedical research and biotechnologies. It teaches the basis of scientific work, introduction to methodology in biomedicine up to the development of novel diagnostics and therapeutics. Lectures and seminars will contain the insight into modern tools such as transgenic biology or global technologies such as OMICs.

Students are encouraged to read education material ahead of the seminar. Last lecture will include introductory visit of our department in BIOCEV.

Summer Term (ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020)

Lectures will be held at the Institute of Anatomy (Small lecture hall -  U Nemocnice 3, 128 00 Praha 2) or in BIOCEV (Průmyslová 595, 252 50 Vestec) every second week starting from March 5th, 2020, from 16:00-18:00.

Lectures scheduled on April 16th, April 30th, May 14th and May 28th will be broadcasted online via Microsoft Teams, further information will be sent by email. In case of questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lucie Vyšatová (lucie.vysatova@lf1.cuni.cz)


Lecture 1: 5.3.2020 - Institute of Anatomy

Prof. MUDr. Karel Smetana, DrSc.

Title: CELL BIOLOGY I: Tumor ecosystem - Role of cancer microenvironment in the control of tumor biology including metastazation. Cancer-associated fibroblasts.

Study material: [PDF1] [PDF2] [PDF3]

Lecture 2: 16.4.2020, 4PM - Online - Microsoft Teams

Prof. MUDr. Tomáš Stopka, Ph.D.
Title: CELL BIOLOGY II: Stem cell biology versus proliferation and differentiation control

Regulatory mechanisms in normal cell differentiation including transcription factors and their effector pathways. Biology of stem cells and tissue transplantation. Regulation of cell cycle and its detection.
Study material: [PDF1][PDF2][PDF3][PDF4][PDF5][PDF6]

Lecture 3: 30.4.2020, 4PM - Online - Microsoft Teams

MUDr. Ondřej Havránek, PhD
Title: GENETICS I: Cancer genomes and genome editing technology
Cancer associated acquired DNA mutations and their role in tumor development, progression, and therapy resistance. Consequences for interaction of tumor cells with immune system. Use of genome modifying technologies to create models for cancer research and options for therapy.

Study material: [PDF1][PDF2][PDF3][PDF4][PDF5][PDF6][PDF7][PDF8][PDF9][PDF10]

Lecture 4/5: 14.5.2020, 4PM -Online - Microsoft Teams

Mgr. Peter Dráber, PhD
Title: The role of cell death in tissue homeostasis and autoimmune disorders
Cell death is necessary for removal of damaged cells and tissue renewal. However, aberrant cell death can lead to severe autoimmune disorders. The molecular pathways triggering cell death in physiological settings and pathological conditions will be discussed.

Study material: [PDF1][PDF2][PDF3]

Mgr. Miroslav Hons, PhD
Title: Leukocyte migration and immunology
Migration of leukocytes in healthy and pathological states. Imaging of leukocyte behaviour and interactions. Cell biology of leukocyte motility.
Study material: [PDF1][PDF2][PDF3]

Lecture 6: 28.5.2020, 4PM - Online - Microsoft Teams

Assoc.Prof. RNDr. Jiří Petrák, Ph.D.

Using efficient separation methods and high-resolution mass spectrometry PROTEOMICS enables monitoring of quantitative and qualitative changes of thousands of proteins in biological samples. Detailed knowledge of proteome changes in cells and tissues can elucidate molecular mechanisms of physiologic and pathologic processes, and identify disease markers or novel therapeutic targets.

Study material: [PDF1][PDF2]