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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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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MATEQ Projects
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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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Diagnostic approaches for lung cancer detection

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the world. The high mortality rate and the ability of patients to survive for five years is less than 15% and is due to the fact that 70% of diagnosed lung cancers are at an advanced stage. [1] Department at Faculty of Science UJEP is a part of a project aimed at the development of microfluidic chip (MLC chip), which allows to isolate (quantify) tumor cell populations.

FIG. 1.: captured model cancer cells with fluorescently labeled EpCAM receptors

Contacts:

Mgr. Jan Malý, Ph.D., jan.maly@ujep.cz , PřF UJEP
Mgr. Marcel Štofik, Ph.D., marcel.stofik@ujep.cz, PřF UJEP
Mgr. Jiří Smejkal, jiri.smejkal@ujep.cz, PřF UJEP
Mgr. Petr Aubrecht, petr.aubrecht@ujep.cz, PřF UJEP

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Model cell cultures and nanoparticle systems

Nanotechnology is today one of the fastest growing fields of modern science. Hand in hand with new diverse applications of nanostructures, such as nanoparticles (NPs), which have enormous potential, particularly in biomedicine, are questions about their possible negative impact on living organisms.

FIG. 1: confocal microscope (TCS SP5 X, Leica)

Contacts:

Mgr. Jan Malý, Ph.D., jan.maly@ujep.cz, PřF UJEP
Mgr. Dominika Wrobel, Ph.D., dominika.wrobel@ujep.cz, PřF UJEP
Mgr. Regina Herma, hermaregina@gmail.com, PřF UJEP
Mgr. Jiří Smejkal, jiri.smejkal@ujep.cz,PřF UJEP

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New opportunities for PhD students

STUVIN and INVUST are abbreviations that resonate with the faculties FŽP and PŘF. These are two complementary projects that will enable us to intensively innovate scientific and technical doctoral study programs at UJEP and provide modern research and teaching conditions for scientific capacities. We can look forward to a unique workplace that thanks to these activities the Ústí Region will gain.

The preparation of all four programs is a collective work of a number of university employees headed by project administrators and guarantors for individual accreditation:

prof. Ing. Pavel Janoš, CSc. (ECHT)
Doc. Ing. Martin Kormunda, Ph.D. (AFM)
prof. RNDr. Pavla Čapková, DrSc. (AN)
Doc. Ing. Petr Vráblík, Ph.D. (OK)

Project Guarantees are:

STUVIN: Doc. Ing. Josef Trögl, Ph.D.
INVUST: Mgr. Jan Malý, Ph.D.

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