Prof. Stepanek has delivered a lecture on chemical robots at the New Scientist Instant Expert event on Transformative Medicine, held at the Royal College of General Practitioners in London. Other topics featured at the event included gene editing, artificial organs, brain stimulation or cell therapy.
Many congratulations to Jitka Cejkova for an invited lecture at the AFO 2017 where she describes the intriguing behaviour of droplet-based robots and their relationship to artificial life.
Our paper titled “The combined use of imaging approaches to assess drug release from mutlicomponent solid dispersions” has been featured on the front cover of the May 2017 issue of Pharmaceutical Research. This work is the result of collaboration between Katka Punčochová and Miška Gajdošová, with Josef Beránek and Tomáš Pekárek from Zentiva, and Andrew Ewing with prof. Sergei Kazarian from Imperial College London. Many congratulations to all authors for this excellent achievement!
Many congratulations to our PhD student Ondřej Rychecký and his colleagues Andrea Prudilová and Juraj Petrík from the Faculty of Environmental Protection Technology for winning the first prize in the “Competition for Water” (www.soutezprovodu.cz) contest, sponsored by Nestlé.
Many congratulations to Martin Ullrich for being awarded this year’s Werner von Siemens Award in the best PhD thesis category for his work titled “Formation of liposomes for controlled release of reactants and actives”, which was co-supervised by Jaroslav Hanuš and František Štěpánek. This is a highly competitive national award, which involved over 90 entries in the best PhD thesis category. Well done, Martin!
Many congratulations to Jitka Čejková for being awarded the highly competitive Canon Foundation Research Fellowship. The Fellowship provides funding to promote research collaboration with Japan and Jitka becomes the first Czech researcher to obtain this prestigious award.
Many congratulations to Jitka Čejková and Viola Tokárová for obtaining the highly competitive Junior Research Grants from the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic. These grants are awarded solely on the basis of scientific excellence to early stage researchers with the potential to establish their own research groups. With only three such grants obtained by our University this year, we are proud that two of them were received by Chobotix graduates.