On May 19th-21st, 2022, the traditional Spring PID School organized by the team of prof. Sediva took place in Kutna Hora. This year, the participants included both domestic and international doctors and researchers, as well as two undergraduate students from the 2nd Faculty of Medicine. More information, photos and programme can be found at the event page here.
Our thanks to all volunteers, recruitment to the study has now been discontinued.
The team of physicians at the Department of Immunology, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and University Hospital in Motol, under the leadership of Prof. Anna Sediva, works together with the international scientific group COVID Human Genetic Effort lead by Prof. Jean-Laurent Casanova trying to identify factors influencing the resistance or susceptibility to COVID-19 in humans.
Every year, the Neuron foundation awards the Neuron Prize to excellent czech scientists. This year, three prizes were awarded for life-long contribution to science, seven prizes were awarded to young scientists and a new prize was awarded for excellence in connecting business and science.
Physicians and scientists of the Department of Immunology actively participate in the world-wide fight against COVID-19. We work together with top international partners to identify genetic factors predisposing otherwise healthy humans to severe course of the disease (for example as part of the consortium https://www.covidhge.com/), with biotech companies to map the development of immune response to the virus (e.g. as part of the initiative https://www.exbio.cz/about-exbio/covid-19) and received funding support as part of the Modern therapies program from the University Hospital in Motol for the project "Innate immune response to SARS-CoV-2 infection".
In collaboration with our colleagues from the Department of Pediatrics we published our manuscript "Changes in innate and adaptive immunity over the first year after the onset of type 1 diabetes" in the international peer-reviewed journal Acta Diabetologica (impact factor 2,99). This work described the development of the immune system in children during the first year after onset of autoimmune diabetes mellitus (T1D) and analyses the relationsthips between immune parameters and course of the disease. This manuscript resulted from the Modern therapy funding program of the University Hospital in Motol. More information about the paper can be found at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31570993
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