The Pint of Science vol.2

The second tPoS was excellent.

We would like to thank to all speakers and our sponsor Plzeňský Prazdroj. Thanks to them we can organize these events.

Speakers

Michael Londesborough is a chemist at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences. He explores the hidden history of boranes as rocket fuel in Czechoslovakia, and their exciting future as new blue laser light emitters. Click here to see the lecture.

Hana Cahová is a biochemist at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences. Ribonucleic acid (RNA) is in all living cells and all viruses, and it is vital for coding, decoding, regulation, and expression of genes. Yet, until very recently we knew only very little about RNA’s composition, its mode of action, and how it is made. Hana develops new tools for keeping track of RNA wherever it springs into action. Click here to see the lecture.

Jiří Míšek is an organic chemist at Charles University in Prague. Jiří tracks one enzyme, Methionine sulfoxide reductase A (MsrA), that is particularly active when living cells are under stress or on a starvation diet. This enzyme is thought to be responsible for an unusally extended lifespan in some model organisms. Click here to see the lecture.

Jan Černý is a cell biologist at Charles University in Prague. Jan shares his insight into recent trends in cell immunology. Could the shortage of donated organs soon be a thing of the past thanks to a new generation of humanised animal models? Click here to see the lecture.

 

 

 

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