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.
Dr. Parackova received the Czech immunological society and Jaroslav Sterzl award for her publication "Neutrophil Extracellular Trap Induced Dendritic Cell Activation Leads to Th1 Polarization in Type 1 Diabetes".
Dr. Markéta Bloomfield and her colleagues were interviewed on the CT24 channel's Země v nouzi series about various aspects of the COVID-19 disease.
View the interview here.
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.
MUDr. Adam Klocperk Ph.D.'s article "Exhausted phenotype of follicular CD8 T cells in CVID" received the Czech Society for Analytical Cytometry's award for the best publication in clinical or applied research published in the year 2020.
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".
The manuscript "Allergy to egg in the cohort of 80 Czech infants with food allergy and the natural history of egg allergy" (http://www.tigis.cz/images/stories/Alergie/2019/2_2019/kopelentova_2_19.pdf) by MUDr. Eliška Kopelentová and the manuscript "First thymic transplant in the Czech Republic as a novel therapeutic option for patients with complete DiGeorge syndrome" (http://www.tigis.cz/images/stories/Alergie/2019/Alergie_4_2019/Alergie4_2019_klocperk.pdf) by MUDr. Adam Klocperk, Ph.D. received the award for best works published in the peer-reviewed journal "Alergie" (http://www.tigis.cz/alergie) during the year 2019. Congratulations!
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