As a tool of support and strengthening of scientific activities at FM MU, in 2020 creation of official research groups started.
In compliance with a valid directive, the following groups can be established at a FM MU workplace:
- research group
- junior research group
- associated research group
- shared research group
Mgr. Jana Sedláková
Department Head, Office for Research and Quality
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Key Research Topics
With their activities, researchers from FM MU cover practically the whole range of research in Biomedicine. Their scientific research activities and specialisation are very diverse. Key research topics are spread across scientific fields of basic medical research and clinical medicine.
Areas of excellence?
Tissue and Regenerative Medicine
Stem Cell Research
The Faculty of Medicine has its own excellent infrastructure. In particular, it is the ACIU certified clean premises for the production of hepatocellular medicinal drugs (Advanced Cell Immunotherapy Unit) approved by a national authority (State Institute for Drug Control), which enabled the implementation of unique clinical studies with the use of patients’ dendric cells in paediatric oncology (in collaboration with University Hospital Brno) and others in the field of diabetology and treatment of bullous dermatitis. Furthermore, CZECRIN – the Czech National Node of the European Network of Clinical Research Infrastructures, national coordinator of the ECRIN European network for support of clinical studies, thanks to which FM MU organises numerous academic clinical studies of external sponsors, is based at FM MU, which makes introducing new medical procedures into clinical practice possible. Last but not least, the FM MU operates its own Laboratory Animal Breeding and Experimental Facility, accredited for working with GMO animals. For internal and external scientific research purposes, transgenic strains and typical mouse colonies are bred here for basic and applied research. The Medicinal Herbs Centre is a unique botanic garden of the FM MU, which focuses on the non-commercial cultivation of medicinal herbs for scientific and research purposes.
Who do we cooperate with?
In the field of research and development, there is intensive cooperation with internal and external partners within the Brno research area, especially with the Faculty of Science MU, CEITEC MU, University Hospital Brno, St. Anne’s University Hospital (including ICRC), Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (e.g., Institute of Biophysics, Institute of Scientific Instruments, Institute of Psychology) and others.
Success Stories of our Researchers
Four Professors from FM MU Received Their Appointment Decrees
On 29th March, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports Petr Gazdík presented appointment decrees to a total of 80 new professors. Four of them work at the Faculty of Medicine MU.
A record number of PhD students from FM MU received the Brno Ph.D. Talent Award this year
From a total of 145 applications, 25 students in the first year of doctoral programmes at Brno universities were selected in this year's round.14 of the awarded scientists are from Masaryk University. 7 awards and a grant for 300.000 CZK each went to 7 PhD students from LF MU.
22 project supported by Czech Health Research Council (AZV)
In this year's programme of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic for the support of medical applied research, the Czech Health Research Council supported 22 projects of applicants from LF MU.
From maternity leave back to research easier thanks to the MUNI Career Restart grant: Katarína Chalásová
The MUNI GAMU Career Restart grants help restart a scientific career after a break-in research work. The grant supports the reintegration of scientists into research teams. In 2021, three female scientists from LF MU succeeded now. We will interview another of them, Katarína Chalásová.
From maternity leave back to research easier thanks to the MUNI Career Restart grant: Tereza Renzová
The MUNI GAMU Career Restart grants help restart a scientific career after a break-in research work. The grant supports the reintegration of scientists into research teams. In 2021, three female scientists from LF MU succeeded now. We will interview another of them, Tereza Renzová.
From maternity leave back to research easier thanks to the MUNI Career Restart grant: Kateřina Amruz Černá
The MUNI GAMU Career Restart grants help restart a scientific career after a break-in research work. The grant supports the reintegration of scientists into research teams. In 2021, three female scientists from LF MU succeeded now. We will interview another of them, Kateřina Amruz Černá.
Year 2021 in Research and Development
What was 2021 like in research and development at the Faculty of Medicine? What can we expect in 2022? Read our short look back.