Course “40th Advances in Molecular Biology and Genetics”

  • published: 19.6.2017

In 2016, we celebrated the 40th year of the course “Advances in Molecular Biology and Genetics” organized by our Institute. Its history started in 1977 and since then, the course has been taking place regularly every year, which apparently makes it the longest running course, without any interruption, for PhD students in our country. Its purpose has been to provide, primarily PhD students and junior scientists in biomedicine, with the information on the most recent advances in the fields of molecular and cellular biology, genetics, developmental biology, biomedicine, and relevant biotechnologies.

In 2016, the lecture course (45 min for a lecture and 5 min for discussion) took place in the Milan Hašek Auditorium of our Institute and lasted two weeks, from October 31st to November 11th.  The 41 lectures were delivered in English by 38 recognized scientists from Academy institutes and Czech universities and by three outstanding scientists from laboratories abroad. The course was attended by 77 participants, 22 of them foreigners.

Course organizers: Professor Jiří Jonák, MD, DSc, Course Director since 1990 (and participating in all courses since their start in 1977), and Associate Professor Petr Svoboda, PhD, Course co-organizer since 2006.



Prof. Jiří Jonák, M.D., D.Sc.
tel.: +420 241 063 273,

Assoc. Prof. Petr Svoboda, Ph.D.
tel.: +420 241 063 147, e-mail:,