PF 2023(December 21, 2022)
We wish you a joyful holiday season and the best of luck and happiness for 2023!
Applications for the Summer School of Experimental Surgery 2023 (along with the early bird discount) are still open at www.sses.eu.
Applied patches on a defect on the small intestine (left), ultrasound detection of the patches in vivo in active (middle) and non-active state (right)
Article by the Laboratory of Cancet Treatment and Tissue Regeneration published in Nature Communications
The team of the Cancer Treatment and Tissue Regeneration Laboratory together with the research team from ETH Zürich led by prof. Inge Hermann published the article Modular stimuli-responsive hydrogel sealants for early gastrointestinal leak detection and containment in the journal Nature Communications (IF 14.92, Q1). The project deals with the issue of anastomotic leak in digestive tract surgery and the development of an innovative patch for defects and anastomoses on the digestive tract. The task of the patch is both the prevention of the leak itself as well as its early diagnosis, which is ensured by its diagnostic components. If these components come into contact with the digestive tract, there is a change in the structure of these particles and thus a change in their echogenicity during sonography and a change in their density in a CT scan. This phenomenon enables early diagnosis of postoperative leak, which is essential for the prognosis of patients with this complication.
State award for Prof. Vladislav Třeška(November 1, 2022)
One of our PhD student at the Institute of Biomechanics, Graz Technical University (Austria)(October 17, 2022)
Our Lab at the IX Congress of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery(October 10, 2022)
Visit and seminar by Dr. David Hughes(September 21, 2022)
One of our PhD students at the TERMIS EU Chapter 2022 in the beautiful Krakow (Poland)(July 5, 2022)
A course on advanced surgery techniques tested our education skills(June 29, 2022)
Last week, we hosted a surgical course of the Johnson&Johnson Institute called Scenario Planning in Abdominal Surgery (photos on our facebook). The program's highlight was managing complications in laparoscopic abdominal surgery as well as a demonstration of stapling techniques – things that we don't do at the Summer School. Nevertheless, you need to walk before you can run, so that's why we are looking forward to teaching you the basics of surgery at the Summer School, starting next week!
Our team at the XLIII Days of Medical Biophysics congress in Bořetice (Moravia)(June 15, 2022)
Members of our team attended the XLIII DLB (Dný Lékařské Biofyziky) organized by the Czech-Slovak Society of Biophysics at Hotel Kravi Hora in Bořetice from 25th to 27th May. It was an opportunity to share our work related to tissue engineering and strenghten our collaboration with the Department of Biophysics of our Faculty.
More info, in Czech only, available here https://dlb2022.cz/
New courses for PhD students brought to life with Chaperon (June 21, 2022)
In collaboration with the Horizon 2020 Chaperon project, we are glad to announce that the first three courses of Chaperon's ERA Research Club for PhD students and young researchers are now permanently available in e-learning form on CUNI's Moodle platform.
The main aim of the ERA Research Club is to provide the necessary support for designing, conducting, analyzing and disseminating research work. Its curriculum is designed to utilize varying opportunities and media to enable the trainees to achieve their professional goals. The content of the courses is accessible after login and enrolment, but below is a short summary of the courses, which are:
PROPER course - Protocol, Reviewing, Ownership and Publishing in Experimental Research
Module 1A focuses on the different types of study design. Study design will determine several things including the study methodology, data analysis and requirements for study reporting. Module 1B presents a basic, yet comprehensive way of structuring study protocols to ensure they comply with international recommendations. Module 2 demonstrates a structured, objective and efficient strategy for peer review of studies. At the end of this module, students will be familiar with standardized reporting checklists that will enable them to critically appraise the literature based on study design. It will also give the basic building blocks of what is required when reporting one's own work. Module 3 tells Who is Who, the Can and Can’t do and what should be known before starting a research project. And, finally, module 4 will help the trainees write their research papers using a structured iterative process.
In its first module, the course focuses on the overall structure of the Horizon Europe program. The second, more practically oriented module provides details on the mobility-targeting Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions from the Horizon Europe portfolio. The final, third module presents the financial rules of Horizon Europe projects and demonstrates how to assemble and present their budget in the project proposal.
Basics of Graphics and Image Editing
This course gives an overview of two basic styles of electronic image representation, i.e. raster and vector graphics. It also explains how color works in computer graphics. Then, different aspects of photos (noisy images acquired from the physical world) and graphics (usually noisless images generated electronically) are explained. It then proceeds to the introduction to the concept of an image being represented by an array of numbers, which is then expanded by explaining what is going on when we adjust the brightness, contrast, levels or colors of the image, as well as providing basic information on the size and resolution of an image and how these can be changed. At the end, practical tips on working with images in MS Office programs and a demonstration of how to assemble a panel figure (A, B, C, D...) for a research paper are given. All topics are accompanied by numerous practical exercises.
Cancer research reigned over Javorná for the eleventh time(May 25, 2022)
From May 20th to 22nd, another instalment of the regular scientific meeting took place, bringing together collaborating research teams of not only the Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen but also experts from the Institute of Experimental Medicine of the Czech Academy of Sciences and from the National Institute of Public Health. The meeting called The Benefits of Pharmacogenomics for the Diagnostics and Treatment of Generalized Colorectal Carcinoma was held for the eleventh time close to the natural wonders of the Šumava National Park near the village of Čachrov. In total, 43 researchers participated, including also our new foreign colleagues and students this year. The agenda consisted mostly of presentations of recent research results of individual participants. The event was also a coordination meeting of the project UNCE/MED/006: Centrum of clinical and experimental liver surgery and a part of the series of Lab meetings of the Chaperon Horizon 2020 project. The program was divided into two evenings, both packed with research presentations followed by vivid discussion. There was also time for new research topic proposals and discussion of technical, organizational, and scientific issues of the ongoing projects. Also, Saturday morning was dedicated to a hike to the Pancíř mountain, which was endorsed by beautiful sunny weather. The meeting provided an extraordinary inspiration and motivation for further research and, last but not least, it helped to bring the collaborating teams closer again after the covid-induced isolation.
Ph. D. Positions Opening Now
at the Biomedical Center, Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University, Czech Republic(February 16, 2022)
Novel model of liver microperfusion(December 21, 2021)
PF 2022(December 13, 2021)
We wish you a lot of joy & happiness in the upcoming holiday season and beyond!
Also, if you want to actively contribute to your happiness in 2022, join us for the July Summer School in Pilsen. Applications (along with the early bird discount) are still open at www.sses.eu.
Josef Hlávka Foundation Award for employees of our laboratory(December 1, 2021)
Based on the proposal of the rectors of Czech universities, the Josef, Marie and Zdeněk Hlávka Foundation awards talented university students every year. This is a prestigious award, the award ceremony is associated with the celebration of the holiday of November 17th. For the Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, MUDr. Jáchym Rosendorf, Ph.D., a recent graduate of doctoral studies in Surgery, was awarded this prize for exceptional study results. In his study work, he focused on the development and application of nanofibrous materials for healing support in the digestive tract surgery. This is a topic that he continues to address also after the graduation. Last year, the award was given to MUDr. Richard Pálek, Ph.D., also from our laboratory, but the award ceremony did not take place until this year due to a coronavirus pandemic. We congratulate both recent graduates and wish them many more successes.
SSES 2022 Applications OPEN!(November 11, 2021)
Ph. D. Positions Opening Now
at the Biomedical Center, Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University, Czech Republic(November 01, 2021)
SSES 2021 Programme Published(June 21, 2021)
The programme of the Summer School of Experimental Surgery 2021 has been published on the SSES webpage. It is still subject to minor changes according to current situation, but the main outline should stay the same. Looking forward to seeing you in July!