The commercialization project will be protected by a patent

A new compound for grinding wheels has received a patent. It was created at the Faculty of Environment with the contribution of FSE within the sub-project of commercialization. The patented product will contribute to more efficient machining and several companies have already expressed interest in it.

Image of globular corundum, is one component of the mixture (100x magnified)

Commercialization at UJEP is supported by the Technology Transfer CenterCTT, which was established thanks to a joint project of TACR GAMA COMNID together with the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry AS CR and the General University Hospital Prague. Due to the increasing importance of transfer, UJEP is trying to develop this center and firmly anchor it into the University structures.

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Conference StudKon

The second year of the student conference for students of science and technical doctoral study programs of UJEP was attended by the new generation of scientists of our university.

Students of doctoral programs at the faculties of the Faculty of Environment, the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering presented the results of their research work at the second year of the StudKon 2019 Conference, which was held in June this year. The conference was held under the auspices of the Rector of UJEP Martin Baleje and was also attended by students of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (FZP) and Applied Nanotechnology (FSci), which were successfully re-accredited this year for another 10 years within the STUVIN project.

All information about the conference can be found on its website.

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Environmental Analytical Chemistry and Toxicology

This winter, the Master’s program of Environmental Analytical Chemistry and Toxicology was re-accredited, which is crucial for several UJEP Bachelor’s programs. The existence of the field demonstrates effective cooperation between faculties and, moreover, chemistry and chemical education have a long tradition in the Ústí region. UJEP students have the opportunity to shift their education in analytical chemistry to the doctoral level at the University of Ústí nad Labem.

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Innovative science and technology programs for doctoral students

The Faculty of Environment and the Faculty of Science succeeded in re-accreditation of doctoral programs. Both successful programs were authorized to teach this spring for the next 10 years. This was due to activities in the STUVIN project, which is common to the aforementioned UJEP faculties.

Benefits for UJEP and Ústí region

The development of scientific work in nanotechnologies and analytical chemistry has been the subject of many activities for many years, especially the work of scientific teams at the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of the Environment. These activities are continually carried out in the framework of numerous ongoing research projects (the most important to be found here), but they are also part of the important strategic project of MATECH. He is also applying for financial support from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic.

More about MATECH in UJEP press release. More about MATECH in an interview with UJEP Rector Martin Balej at iDNES.cz.

The new disciplines will provide support for the further development of nanotechnology and analytical chemistry at our university as part of its strategic goals. It should bring new promising workers to UJEP and the region. As a result, the region can continue its industrial tradition in a modern and gentle way.

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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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