How was the year 2022 in research and development at our faculty?

Take a look at what the year 2022 brought in the field of research and development at the Faculty of Medicine MU. What awaits us in 2023? Take a short look back at the past year.

24 Mar 2023

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We achieved many successes in 2022:

  • 53 submitted AZV projects

    53 applications were submitted to the Czech health research council:

    • 32projects with MED MUNI as principal investigator
    • 21 projects with MED MUNI as a co-investigator
  • 91 milions for AZV projects

    A total of 11 projects were supported in the 2022 competition, with a total of 90 987 000 CZK allocated.

  • Prestigious international grants

    The faculty has succeeded with the Central European Advanced Therapy and Immunotherapy Centre (CREATIC) project in the 2nd round of the prestigious Teaming for Excellence call of the Horizon Europe programme. The European Commission grant, supplemented by national co-financing, in the total amount of approximately EUR 35 million, will enable the construction of a research centre for the development of cell and gene therapies aimed at the treatment of paediatric and adult patients with selected rare diseases.

    Academics from LF MU have been involved in dozens of international projects under Horizon Europe, Horizon 2020, NIH, Wellcome Trust, Erasmus+, Interreg, etc.

    Zuzana Sumbalová Koledová passed the second round of ERC Consolidator grant evaluation, where she received an "A" rating and her project will be supported for 5 years by the Ministry of Education and Science.

    LF MU received its first foreign postdoc under the prestigious international MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships scheme. Dorian Goueytes will join Milan Brázdil's team and investigate the decision-making process and the processes that follow after making a decision at the neurological level.

  • COVID-19 INFODEMIE project absolute winner of the TA ČR 2022 awards

    The COVID-19 INFODEMIA project: an AI communication platform to counteract infodemia in relation to journalistic and media ethics, has become the absolute winner of the TA ČR Awards for 2022. The Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses of the Faculty of Biostatistics of the Medical Faculty of Masaryk University cooperates with the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University and Newton Media.

  • 7 projects supported by GAČR

    In 2023, the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic will support 7 projects of applicants from LF MU.

  • 15 projects supported by Internal Grant Agendcy of FM

    The LF MU Internal Grant Agency supported a total of 15 new projects in 2022 - 12 in the Start-up grant scheme and 3 in the Accelerate scheme.

  • 2 Career Restart grants

    2 researchers from LF MU succeeded in the MU Career Restart Grant Agency's call to support the return to scientific career after a break caused by e.g. parental leave.

  • 80 publications supported from resources of the Publication fund

    The Fund for Support of Excellent Publications supported 80 publications by first or corresponding authors from FM MU, classified in the Q1 and Q2 categories of Web of Science for a total of 5 153 000 CZK.

  • 595 articles in journals with impact factor

    595 articles were published in a journal with impact factor:

    • 1st decile 76 (13 %)
    • 1st quartile 144 (24 %)
    • 2nd quartile 205 (35 %)
    • 3nd quartile 74 (12 %)
    • 4th quartile (16 %)

    *Data valid on 23. 3. 2023

  • 4 publications with highest evaluation in Module 1

    4 results from FM MU authors received the highest possible evaluation in Module 1.

  • 2 new Research Groups

    At the Department of Medical Genetics and Genomics and the Department of Physiology, 2 new research groups were created.

    In total, there are 20 research groups at the FM MU.

  • 17 new associate professors and professors

    In 9 areas, the following were appointed:

    • 20 new associate professors
    • 12 new professors
  • Internal evaluation of research and doctoral studies

    In 2022, the first internal faculty-wide evaluation of research and doctoral studies took place.

    Based on the evaluation, the 12-member ISAB, composed of internationally renowned experts, made recommendations for the further strategic direction of the faculty and the development of research and doctoral studies.

  • Results of applied research

    • 1 Czech patent
    • 8 international patents
    • 1 licence agreement
  • Activities within the SPARK network

    • 13 educational webinars SPARK Europe Webinar Series
    • 2 Joint Mentoring Events
  • Achievements and awards

    Also this year, scientists from MED MUNI received many awards and recorded significant achievements in their research activities.

    The list of your achievements would take several pages, so you can read more here.

  • Science communication

    We have a new promo video about science at MED MUNI. 

  • What awaits us in 2023?

    There are many new milestones and exciting challenges ahead. One of the biggest will be the launch of the CREATIC project (Teaming for Excellence call from Horizon Europe) in September.

    Thank you for your tireless work, and we look forward to working with you and what 2023 will bring.

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