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18. 4. 2023

D. Staněk: “How cells read?”

Interview Aktuálně.cz

21. 7. 2020

Hejnar: He bred a genetically modified hen: Zora is resistant to the virus, it’s unique

Home Science – Czech Academy of Sciences

9. 4. 2020

M. Mrkáček, J. Pačes – Lecture on DNA, RNA and coronavirus detection (or from banana to virus)

Czech Science – Czech Academy of Sciences

22. 11. 2019

Z. Trachtulec: What will happen to us? Male infertility

Video IMG

18. 9. 2019

Database Zebrafish – Danio rerio

Interview iDNES

18. 8. 2019

P. Svoboda: Genetically modified goat will not control the planet

Interview DVTV

6. 12. 2018

P. Svoboda – The scientist created genetically modified children. They’re not Frankensteins

Video IMG

26. 4. 2016

One Day at Institute of Molecular Genetics


The way they see it… – Český rozhlas Dvojka

26. 3. 2024

An interview with molecular geneticist Jan Pačes about the rise of infectious diseases that were thought to be eradicated. Discusses the return of whooping cough and its possible causes, including the decline in vaccination and growing resistance to antibiotics.

Laboratory – Český rozhlas Plus

10. 2. 2024

The interview with Václav Veverka and Jan Pačes focuses on the observation of “cellular highways” through the microscope. Thanks to cryo-electron microscopy, the scientists have gained a detailed view of the formation of microtubules, which is crucial for understanding their functioning.

Olinium – Podcast

12. 3. 2022

Interview of Olga Ryparova with Petr Svoboda about scientific ethics, falsification of results and ethics committees at scientific institutions.

Science at Your Fingertips – Podcast

16. 2. 2021

An interview with immunologist Václav Hořejší on why and how Covid-19 can attack the immune system of a still healthy young person.



4. 3. 2024

The minimal genome: An expedition to the limits of life

If we examine the nature of life, we necessarily come to the problem of where the boundary between the living and the non-living lies. What is the simplest entity that we can reliably say is alive? How many genes does it need to survive? These and similar questions can best be answered by bioinformatic and molecular genetic methods, in which the main object of research is the genetic information written in DNA molecules.



31. 10. 2022

Cytolinker proteins in health and disease

Already in 1903, the Russian biologist Nikolai Konstantinovich Koltsov (1872-1940) introduced the concept of the cytoskeleton, a “cellular skeleton” that is responsible for cellular shapes. But only now is it becoming clear how important for tissue integrity are the cytoskeletal crosslinker proteins aka cytolinkers. Mutations in the genes encoding these proteins frequently lead to the development of diseases associated with tissue fragility. Well-known examples are plectinopathies, multisystem disorders manifesting with skin blistering and muscular dystrophy.



3. 5. 2022

How cancer cells resist radiation

In the journal Science, an international team of scientists with Czech participation described a yet unknown process by which cancer cells try to resist the effects of radiotherapy, i.e. radiation. They found that one of the cells’ defence strategies is that they cause further DNA damage to themselves and pause their cycle before starting to divide. This gives them time to repair the more serious damage caused by radiotherapy.

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Forum – Magazine of Charles University

22. 3. 2022

Geneticist Pačes: I’m lucky to live in this day and age

“Everything is improving, Czech science has moved on considerably in the last thirty years – we have opened up to the world, we have state-of-the-art equipment, new institutes. I am very happy for that,” says biochemist and geneticist Václav Pačes in an interview for UK Forum. Although he has spent most of his professional life at the Czech Academy of Sciences, he has been in close contact with Charles University since childhood.

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