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Mendel-Zirm Lecture Series: Prof. A. Dömling, Ph.D.

DATE: Wednesday, August, 31, 2022
TIME: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
VENUE: IMTM Seminary room (No. 1.09)
Hněvotínská 1333/5, Olomouc

The Mendel-Zirm Lecture Series is a new series of lectures given by the leading scientists in genetics, oncology, biomedicine, molecular biology, toxicology, biochemistry, microbiology, chemistry, medicine and other related research disciplines. The lectures which are open to wide public interested in new developments and discoveries in biomedicine are held once in 1-2 months at the Institute of Molecular and Translational Medicine. The Mendel-Zirm Lecture Series is named in honour of two significant scientists whose education or professional life is tied up with Olomouc: 

Johann Gregor Mendel, father of genetics, who was born nearby Olomouc (Hynčice) and studied Philosophical Faculty of Olomouc University (nowadays Palacky University). 

Eduard Konrad Zirm, ophthalmologists who performed in Olomouc the first successful human tissue transplantation (full-thickness corneal transplant) in Olomouc, December 7, 1905. 

The Mendel-Zirm Lecture Series seeks specialist from interdisciplinary areas in order to introduce latest approaches, technologies and methods to attending colleagues. The main purpose of the lecture series is to create a network of contacts from growing areas in order to educate both scientists and students.   The invited speakers facilitate interactions between individual departments. The series hope to attract a diverse audience including professionals, staff, students and public by discussing new research on science and health issues.  

Institute of Molecular and Translational Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Czech Advanced Technology and Research Institute, and Palacký University organize Mendel-Zirm Lecture Series. The first speaker is Prof. Alexander Dömling, Ph.D. from University of Groningen, Netherlands. He will present his work: ERA Chair for Accelerated Synthetic Chemistry Technologies at Palacký University Olomouc.


So far unconquered issue of automation in synthetic chemistry, innovative compound-based whole-plant-screening technologies for securing food supply, novel antibacterials addressing the challenge of increasing antimicrobial resistance and breakthrough materials for batteries and supercapacitors enabling energy storage from renewable sources are just few challenges awaiting to be solved by the ACCELERATOR. 

It brings together the worldrenowned Professor of Chemistry, inventor and innovator Alexander Dömling as an ERA chair of the Synthetic Group, that will be established in 2023 and the Czech Advanced Technology and Research Institute (CATRIN) of Palacký University Olomouc (UP), merging three excellent research centres into a unique scientific ecosystem.



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