Awards and Memberships

IMG Director’s Award  for the best IMG publications

The IMG Directors’ Award is granted to the team of authors of an original publication that appeared in the past calendar year. Every year, three best publications shall be awarded. The Award is announced and granted by the Director of IMG on the basis of proposals by the IMG Council.

The funds associated with granting the Award are covered from the estate of former IMG Director, prof. Josef Říman, MD, DSc, whose wish was “to use these funds for awarding individuals and / or scientific teams for novel essential scientific knowledge obtained in scientific research every calendar year”.

2021

1st positionLoubalova ZFulka HHorvat FPasulka JMalik R, Hirose M, Ogura A, Svoboda P: Formation of spermatogonia and fertile oocytes in golden hamsters requires piRNAs. Nat Cell Biol 2021 23(9): 992-1001. [pubmed] [doi]
2nd positionDupacova N, Antosova B, Paces J, Kozmik Z: Meis homeobox genes control progenitor competence in the retina. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2021 118(12). [pubmed] [doi]
3rd positionKlimešová K, Vojáčková J, Radivojević N, Vandermoere F, Bertrand E, Verheggen C, Staněk D: TSSC4 is a component of U5 snRNP that promotes tri-snRNP formation. Nat Commun 2021 12(1): 3646. [pubmed] [doi]

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2020

1st positionVobořil M, Brabec T, Dobeš J, Šplíchalová I, Březina J, Čepková A, Dobešová M, Aidarova A, Kubovčiak J, Tsyklauri O, Štěpánek O, Beneš V, Sedláček R, Klein L, Kolář M, Filipp D: Toll-like receptor signaling in thymic epithelium controls monocyte-derived dendritic cell recruitment and Treg generation. Nat Commun 2020 11(1): 2361. [pubmed] [doi]
2nd positionKoslová A, Trefil P, Mucksová J, Reinišová M, Plachý J, Kalina J, Kučerová D, Geryk J, Krchlíková V, Lejčková B, Hejnar J: Precise CRISPR/Cas9 editing of the NHE1 gene renders chickens resistant to the J subgroup of avian leukosis virus. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2020 117(4): 2108-2112. [pubmed] [doi]
3rd position
(shared)
Danek P, Kardosova M, Janeckova L, Karkoulia E, Vanickova K, Fabisik M, Lozano Asencio C, Benoukraf T, Tirado-Magallanes R, Zhou Q, Burocziova M, Rahmatova S, Pytlik R, Brdicka T, Tenen DG, Korinek V, Alberich Jorda M: β-catenin-TCF/LEF signaling promotes steady-state and emergency granulopoiesis via G-CSF receptor upregulation. Blood 2020 136(22): 2574-2587. [pubmed] [doi]

Hanzlikova H, Prokhorova E, Krejcikova K, Cihlarova Z, Kalasova I, Kubovciak J, Sachova J, Hailstone R, Brazina J, Ghosh S, Cirak S, Gleeson JG, Ahel I, Caldecott KW: Pathogenic ARH3 mutations result in ADP-ribose chromatin scars during DNA strand break repair. Nat Commun 2020 11(1): 3391. [pubmed] [doi]

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IMG Prize for the best publication

2019

1st positionBalounová J, Šplíchalová I, Dobešová M, Kolář M, Fišer K, Procházka J, Sedlacek R, Jurisicova A, Sung HK, Kořínek V, Alberich-Jorda M, Godin I, Filipp D: Toll-like receptor 2 expression on c-kit cells tracks the emergence of embryonic definitive hematopoietic progenitors. Nat Commun 2019 10(1): 5176. [pubmed] [doi]
2nd positionKrchnáková Z, Thakur PK, Krausová M, Bieberstein N, Haberman N, MüllerMcNicoll M, Stanek D: Splicing of long non-coding RNAs primarily depends on polypyrimidine tract and 5′ splice-site sequences due to weak interactions with SR proteins. Nucleic Acids Res 2019 47(2): 911-928. [pubmed] [doi] [Open access]
3rd positionMihola O, Pratto F, Brick K, Linhartova E, Kobets T, Flachs P, Baker CL, Sedlacek R, Paigen K, Petkov PM, Camerini-Otero RD, Trachtulec Z: Histone methyltransferase PRDM9 is not essential for meiosis in male mice. Genome Res 2019 29(7): 1078-1086. [pubmed] [doi]

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2018

1st positionHanzlikova H, Kalasova I, Demin AA, Pennicott LE, Cihlarova Z, Caldecott KW: The Importance of Poly(ADP-Ribose) Polymerase as a Sensor of Unligated Okazaki Fragments during DNA Replication. Mol Cell 2018 71(2): 319-331.e3. [pubmed] [doi]
2nd positionJirouskova M, Nepomucka K, Oyman-Eyrilmez G, Kalendova A, Havelkova H, Sarnova L, Chalupsky K, Schuster B, Benada O, Miksatkova P, Kuchar M, Fabian O, Sedlacek R, Wiche G, Gregor M: Plectin controls biliary tree architecture and stability in cholestasis. J Hepatol 2018 68(5): 1006-1017. [pubmed] [doi]
3rd positionDrobek A, Moudra A, Mueller D, Huranova M, Horkova V, Pribikova M, Ivanek R, Oberle S, Zehn D, McCoy KD, Draber P, Stepanek O: Strong homeostatic TCR signals induce formation of self-tolerant virtual memory CD8 T cells. EMBO J 2018 37(14). [pubmed] [doi]

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2017

1st positionSkuta C, Popr M, Muller T, Jindrich J, Kahle M, Sedlak D, Svozil D, Bartunek P: Probes & Drugs Portal: an interactive, open data resource for chemical biology. Nat Methods. 2017 14(8): 759-760. [pubmed] [doi]
2nd positionLounková A, Kosla J, Přikryl D, Štafl K, Kučerová D, Svoboda J: Retroviral host range extension is coupled with Env-activating mutations resulting in receptor-independent entry. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2017 114(26): E5148-E5157. [pubmed] [doi]

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