The International Conference Applied Natural Sciences 2019

On 25 – 27 September the  Faculty of Natural Sciences University of SS. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava organizes the 7th International Scientific Conference Applied Natural Sciences 2019. The conference will be held in town Tále in Slovakia.

The conference is oriented dominantly on Ph.D. students and young scientist. All participants have the opportunity to present their papers at the conference, which will be published in special editions of selected journals, like The International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology.

Participants

Faculty of Science University of Ostrava, Czech Republic;

Faculty of Environment Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Faculty of Environment, Czech Republic;

Faculty of Chemistry Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruň, Poland;

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences in Mosonmagyaróvár University of West Hungary in Sopron, Hungary.

Key symposiums

Chemistry and Biomedical Chemistry

Symposium includes all branches of pure chemistry, like analytical, inorganic, physical, and organic chemistry. This year, the section will be extended to biochemistry, medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry, evoking interesting discussions on screening/treatment of particularly challenging diseases, biochemical pharmacology, enzymology, as well as novel and revisited drug discovery approaches.

Biology and Molecular Biology

The traditional topics of this section include current knowledge and methods of biological and biochemical analysis, biological active substances of microorganisms and plants, biochemistry and enzymology, molecular biology and genetics, as well as genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics. The section promises the arresting presentation of techniques and experiments of scientists.

Biotechnology and Enviromental Technology

The symposium focuses on conventional and modern microbial and biochemical technologies. Further, it creates a platform for presenting the recent achievements and progress in the recombinant DNA technology and genetic modification of microorganisms and plants with improved traits. Special attention will be devoted to technologies and approaches for (bio)remediation of contaminated environments. The topics include: speciation modelling of toxic elements in soil-plant systems; transport and transformation of toxic and radioactive pollutants in the environment; water- and atmospheric analysis; land-, solids- and waste analysis; nuclear- and electro-analytical methods; environmental monitoring.

Applied Informatics

The symposium is aimed at theoretical and applied research in the fields of applied and theoretical informatics, distributed and parallel computing, computer processing of languages, information and communication systems, internet and multimedia, database systems, software design and object-oriented programming, education and other fields of applied informatics.

Young Scientists

The conference provides a forum for young researchers (mainly PhD students and postdocs) working in different research disciplines including chemistry, biology, biotechnology, physics, and informatics. They will all have an opportunity to present their work in animated oral or e-poster presentation sessions. The students with the best presentations and those with the best e-posters will be awarded. The conference encourages interdisciplinary and international communication among young researchers to facilitate collaborative research, networking, and knowledge transfer.

Visits by foreign experts at UJEP

UJEP has been actively cooperating with foreign companies for a long time. Several foreign experts visited the University of Ústí as part of the STUVIN project. This has been a great asset to the University, as both the staff and students and the public have the opportunity to meet and discuss each other on a variety of topics. At the same time, the experiences that are used in the creation of new fields of study are shared.

During the solution of the STUVIN project, which is coordinated by the Faculty of the Environment, many internships of FŽP and PřF were mediated and very interesting and important guests came to UJEP. We bring you an overview of the most interesting visitors.

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Nanofibrous structures for medical applications

Thin as a thousandth of a human hair, such as nanofibers. In recent years, references to nanofibrous materials, layers and membranes have become increasingly common and today it is a popular technology that attracts considerable attention. But this has a very good reason…

FIG. 1: Nanofibrous structure (fiber diameters ∼ 600 nm)

Contacts:
Mgr. Jan Malý, Ph.D., jan.maly@ujep.cz, PřF UJEP – KBI
Mgr. David Poustka, davidpoustka@seznam.cz, PřF UJEP – KBI

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LIGMIG – a new project will support young scientists in research

The team of workers and students of the Faculty of Environment and the Faculty of Science succeeded in the call of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic within the program ZÉTA to support applied research. The program aims to connect academia and businesses and support young scientists under 35 years of age.

The team led by Dr. Hana Malinska, Ph.D. The Commission has been interested in the plan to optimize the process of producing energy biomass with regard to its chemical composition. The project is a follow-up to several years of research on the cultivation of the energy crop Miscanthus x giganteus on contaminated and infertile soils carried out at the FŽP in cooperation with other faculty staff.

Illustrative photo: container experiment with Miscanthus x giganteus at FZP from previous research

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HR Excellence in Research Award na UJEP

Our university met the demanding conditions of the European Commission and on June 3, 2019, it won the prestigious European award “HR Excellence in Research Award”. It is only the fourth university in the Czech Republic to receive this quality certificate as a whole.

Information on HRS4R process, its implementation on UJEP and UJEP Action Plan.

“I consider the awarding of the HR Award an extraordinary success. Receiving a European Quality Certificate in such a challenging process and in such a lucrative company is highly regarded. I realize that this was a very demanding process, and I would like to thank all university employees for their excellent work, ”concludes Rector UJEP doc. Martin Balej.

Source of information: UJEP press release

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New solutions to old problems: Smart City in Brno

At the URBIS SMART CITY FAIR on June 5, 2019, a seminar will be held, bringing together experts, scientists, university and municipal representatives, and striving to shift the problem solving in the Smart City concept. The motto of the event is: “Move communities and cities together in the right direction”. All who are interested in the topic are welcome. Participation in the seminar is also a ticket to the fair.

Come to be inspired by discussions with experts, scientists and university representatives who work with communities and cities. The Smart City seminar – find new solutions to old problems with the help of (not only) university experts can be registered through this registration form. The seminar is free of charge, after registration the registered person will also receive a code to get a free ticket to the URBIS SMART CITY FAIR.

More information about the seminar and the current program can be found on the website of the Union of Towns and Municipalities of the Czech Republic (I am sending an interim invitation and an overview of the speakers).

Video invitation card

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Smart region forum Ústí region

At the end of 2017, the Smart Region Concept Document Ústí nad Labem Region was created. In this paper, the Commission has taken the Smart Region to aim for cities and regions to work together to develop Smart concepts. After more than a year of working group activity, specific sub-concepts are created, data inventories are performed. All this leads to how to connect not only data, but also people, citizens and visitors to the Ústí Region. For better development, Commissioners have decided to hold discussions with many experts and one of them was Jan Evangelista Purkyně University.

The Smart Region Forum of the Ústí Region was the name of the event whose organization was in charge of the Ústí Region. The event took place on 25 April 2019 in Chomutov and was composed of three parts. One of them was the Smart Region conference, which focused on coordinating Smart Region and Smart Cities concepts. The second part was the Smart Water conference, which focused on the solution for sustainable development of the Ústí Region and the last one was the Technodays fair. Within Technodays, there was a presentation of companies of technical and craft fields.

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Toxicity of substances and fish embryos Danio Rerio

The current development of technologies for the development of new materials used in industry or biomedical applications poses a potential risk to health or the environment. At the Faculty of Science, we can test the toxicity of substances related to the development of the organism or the environment through the embryos of Danio rerio.

Contacts:

Mgr. Jan Malý, Ph.D., jan.maly@ujep.cz, PřF UJEP   https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jan_Maly3

Mgr. Michaela Liegertová, Ph.D., michaela.liegertova@gmail.com, PřF UJEP www.linkedin.com/in/michaelaliegertova

Mgr. Zuzana Nejedlá, nejedla.z@email.cz, PřF UJEP http://www.linkedin.com/in/zuzana-nejedlá-384002166/

Mgr. Regina Herma, hermaregina@gmail.com, PřF UJEP https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Regina_Herma https://www.linkedin.com/in/reginaherma/

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Phytotechnology FŽP at an international conference in Poland

MATEQ’s success in phytotechnology research was discussed with experts from across Europe in March at a conference in Poland. FŽP employees and students shared with their colleagues in particular the results of the first three years of solving an international project for the restoration and use of land of former military sites contaminated with heavy metals and conclusions from the first field trials established in the Czech Republic at three locations.

FIG. 1: Miscanthus x giganteus leaf

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Water in cities: Organica Water and us

Smart and water? Water purification can look different, we have been inspired where the purifier does not have to be hidden from the city’s residents and can become a valid part of the holiday zones.

On 5-6 March 2019, a two-day study visit to Budapest took place, organized by the Union for the Establishment and Maintenance of Green in the framework of the “Smart and Green – On the Spot in Visegrad Cities” project. This project is thematically friendly to the “Smart city – Smart region – Smart community” project, which is also addressed by the research team from UJEP, for which Marek Hekrle attended the visit.

The study visit focused on successfully implemented examples of smart wastewater management and blue and green urban infrastructure. An important purpose of the visit was also the interdisciplinary drawing of ideas and knowledge about smart technologies and the establishment of international cooperation among participants from the Visegrad countries.

Figure 1: Exterior of WWTP Organica water. Budapest.

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