Perspectives of Czech Science: Coming to the Czech Republic to do excellent research


The Science Campus in České Budějovice will host a roundtable discussion entitled “Perspectives of Czech Science: Coming to the Czech Republic to do excellent research” on December 7th, 2018. The event will be focused on possibilities of establishing independent research groups in the Czech Republic for researchers coming from abroad.

Invited speakers will present short introductory contributions based on personal experience and emphasis will be placed on an active discussion with the participants during the whole event. 

The main organizers of the roundtable discussion are the Biology Centre CAS and the Faculty of Sciences, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice. The patronage of the conference was taken over by prof. RNDr. Eva Zažímalová, CSc., Chairwoman of the Czech Academy of Sciences and Prof. MUDr. Tomáš Zima, DrSc, MBA., Chairman of the Czech Conference of Rectors.


Program of the Round table discussion „Perspectives of Czech Science 2018“

moderator: Martin Pumera

In five blocks the most important problems will be discussed, each thematic block will be opened  by short introductory notes  in which the  invited guests -  scientists and science managers -  will share their experience/opinion.

10:00    Opening of the Conference

Martin Pumera: Vision 2030

  • Eva Zažímalová, Czech Academy of Sciences
  • Tomáš Machula, University of South Bohemia
  • Libor Grubhoffer, Biology Centre CAS, České Budějovice
  • Representative of  Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport 

10:30 – 11:20 Block 1  Internacionalization

  • Norbert Müller,  Johan Kepler University, Linz,  Austria
  • Iva Pichová, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Prague
  • Jiří Klimeš, Charles University, Prague

11:20-11:40  Coffee break

11:40-12:30  Block 2 Tenure tracks, open positions, start-ups

  • Adam Petrusek, Charles University, Prague
  • Alena Zíková, Biology Centre CAS, České Budějovice
  • Lumír Krejčí, Masaryk University, Brno    

12:30-13:30  Lunch

13:30-14:20  Block 3 Research funding

  • Maciej Duszczyk, University of Warsaw, Warsaw
  • Petr Dvořák, Masaryk University, Brno

14:20-15:10 Block 4 Efficient administrative support

  • Jaroslav Koča, CEITEC MU, Brno
  • Hana Macíčková Cahová,  Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Prague
  • Roey Angel,  Biology Centre CAS, České Budějovice

15:10- 15:30 Coffee break

15:30-16:15 Block 5 Scientific vision & leadership, functional governance

  • Eors Szathmáry, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
  • Radek Zbořil, Palacký University, Olomouc  

16:20 – 16.40 Closing remarks – take home home message
(Eva Zažímalová, Tomáš  Machula, Libor Grubhoffer, representative of MEYS)

16:50 - ...snack and informal concluding discussion


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