Čeští vědci pomohli objasnit záhadná úmrtí orlů v USA

Více než 25 let trápily americkou veřejnost na jihovýchodě USA záhadné úhyny orlů bělohlavých, kteří umírali na neurologickou nemoc nejasného původu. K odhalení příčiny této smrtelné nemoci výrazně přispěl tým jihočeských vědců z Biologického centra AV ČR, Mikrobiologického ústavu AV ČR – Centra  Algatech a Jihočeské univerzity v Českých Budějovicích, který potvrdil, že ptáky zabíjí…

There are over 6 million species of fungi in the world

Although there are only tens of thousands of described mushrooms, millions are growing. Researchers from the Institute of Microbiology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic used the largest existing database of GlobalFungi fungal observations and calculated that there are at least 6,280,000 species on Earth. The results were published in the journal…

The Karel Preis Award went to IMIC

The Karel Preis Award for the best work published in the journal Chemické listy in 2020 was received by a team of authors for the number Chemické listy, volumes 2-3 (2020) entitled “Selected Chapters from Mass Spectrometry”. The award is named after the founder of Listy chemie, prof. Karel Preis (1846-1916), an important expert in…

Discovery of new pathogens causing dermatomycoses transmitted from animals

Reddish deposits, peeling skin or limited baldness are common signs of infestation by pathogenic fungi of the genus Trichophyton. A significant proportion of these infectious diseases are transmitted to humans from domestic and farm animals. Since the turn of the millennium, clinical mycologists have been particularly concerned about the extreme growth of guinea pig skin…

A new way to fight pathogenic bacteria

Researchers have been able to elucidate a unique molecular mechanism that allows bacteria to maintain the necessary flow of genetic information from DNA to RNA for life. They thus discovered new possibilities for the development of necessary antimicrobials against serious pathogens, such as tuberculosis agents. The results of the work of scientific teams from the…

Chlorophyll metabolism in the photosynthetic cell

There are not many scientists around the world who are systematically involved in the biosynthesis of chlorophyll and photosynthetic protein complexes. But Ing. Roman Sobotka, Ph.D., from the Institute of Microbiology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. The Grant Agency of the Czech Republic provided funding for one of his latest projects…

The researchers analyzed 135 fungal genomes

Czech scientists were involved in deciphering 135 fungal genomes. Among them is boletus edulis or pink toadstool. An international team of scientists, whose work also involved experts from the Institute of Microbiology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, deciphered the genetic information of 135 fungal genomes. A study published this month in…

Looking back at the ONYGENALES 2020 workshop

Advances in basic and clinical research of dermatophytes and dimorphic fungi The ONYGENALES workshop, organized at two-year intervals, was held in Prague from 10 to 11 September 2020 in cooperation with the ISHAM ONYGENALES working group, the Institute of Microbiology of the ASCR and Charles University. The workshop has become a meeting place for researchers,…

The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic awarded the title of Doctor of Science

On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, the presentation of diplomas with the title “Doctor of Science” took place in the premises of the Library of the ASCR. The award has been given by the ASCR since 2003 to scientific personalities as an expression of their particularly high scientific qualification proven by the creation of serious, scientifically…