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Telomeres and genome stability
Deciphering mechanisms of chromosome end protection ...

Regulation of meiosis
Understanding regulatory pathways that define the meiotic mode of chromosome segregation and application of this knowledge in plant breeding ...


Role of RNA decay in genome regulation
Investigating non-canonical functions of the proteins involved in nonsense mediated RNA decay ...

19.09.2019

New paper on live imaging











"Imaging plant germline differentiation
within Arabidopsis flower by light sheet
microscopy
" starts a new era in our lab.
We tuned light sheet microscopy to see
processes like male and female meiosis
and push our ongoing research further.
We also hope to contribue to the general
field development. The paper is available
on the Biorxiv and is popular on twitter.

You can read the paper here.

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28.08.2019

Poster prize at Meiosis 2019!

Pavlina and Albert presented our research
during the EMBO Meiosis 2019 meeting.
Our live imaging data caught the attention
and Pavlina was awarded a poster prize!
Congratulations! 


For more read Conferences

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30.08.2019

Another lab member :)

Welcome Gregor! Anna, good job!

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05.04.2019

Quanta  Magazine

Unexpected ‘Germline’ Plant Cells May
 Shield New Generations

Our work was featured in the popular
science Quanta magazine.


For more read Here.

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02.07.2019

Summer students








We love to welcome young talents from
all around the world to share our passion
for plant molecular biology. Arthur
Astapenka and Anastasiia Kovalenko
coming through the Erasmus program.

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01.07.2019

Celebrating 5 years in Brno!!








Five very successful years in Brno! Exciting
stories are ready to be published! This
year will be very fruitful and we are looking
forward for more to come!

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18.06.2019

Lidove noviny

Commenting the work of our friend
Ales Pecinka in Lidove noviny.


For more see Media.

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11-16.06.2019

24th RNA Society meeting

Vivek (talk) and Neha (poster) represented
the RNA part of our laboratory research
in Krakow, PL.

For more see Conferences.

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11.06.2019

 Plant Direct Paper!

artMAP: A user-friendly tool for
mapping ethyl methanesulfonate
-induced mutations in Arabidopsis.

For more see Publications or NCBI.

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03.06.2019

Life Sci Alliance Paper!












Molecular characterization of Chlamydomonas
reinhardtii telomeres and telomerase mutants

For more see Publications or NCBI.

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27.5.-30.05.2019

Lab Retreat

In May we went for our annual lab retreat
to discuss our progress and future plans.
A lot of great stories are cooking in our lab!
This time we visited Salzburg, Austria.

For more see Lab activites.

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21.04.2019

The first Brno-Lab baby

Our web updates slowed down for a
moment, because Sona got her first son!
New generation of scientists is coming.
Welcome Eliot!

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10.12.2018

Christmas market Brno 2018

Another successful year finished with our
annual Christmas market visit! Mulled wine,
cold air, decorations, a lot of discussions
and a delicious dinner and beer at the
Charlie's square restaurant.

For more see Lab activites.

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06.11.2018

Front. Plant Sci. paper!!!

Functional Characterization of SMG7
Paralogs in Arabidopsis thaliana.


For more see Publications or NCBI.

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12.09.2018

New tool artMAP!!

In collaboration with Artin company our
lab developed a user-friendly tool for
mapping MS-induced mutations in
Arabidopsis. Article was published on
biorxiv.com and soon became popular
on twitter! Come and test for yourself!


For more see Resources / Tools.

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27.09.2018

Visiting student from VIB

We had the honour to host a PhD
student from VIB Manon Demulder.
We showed her how she can use the
PIFE method we developed to study
DNA-protein interactions. She shared
with us her cool project.

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06.09.2018

Lab retreat

Once again we all met and discussed
all research topics in a condensed
retreat in Vir. We got fresh ideas, played
bowling and visited a nearby dam.

For more see  Lab activites.

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06.09.2018

Poster award

Neha got the poster award at the
   Nucleic acids and immunity conference
  in Brno for the poster: "Functional
characterizationof SMG7 paralogues in
Arabidopsis thaliana." 

   For more see Conferences.

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18.06.2018

First Master's defensio in Brno!

Kristina Tuckova was awarded a Master's degree
for her thesis: "Role of evolutionary conserved
Mo25 activator in regulation of plant CIPK kinases."
in the Biochemistry programme. We celebrated!


For more see Lab activities

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01.03.2018

SelectScience Editorial Article

A New Streamlined Method for DNA
Repair and Telomere Stability
. Jaroslav gave
an interview with SelectScience about our
new developed method mwPIFE.

For more see SelectScience.

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04.12.2017

Christmas market Brno

Our extended team enjoyed the
traditional lab visit of the Christmas
market. Mulled wine and delicious Indian
dinner at the Namaskar restaurant. 

For more see Lab activites.

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19.10.2017

Lab Retreat

Our annual Lab retreat took place at 
Vranov nad Dyjí. We discussed our
research, brainstormed ideas and took
a lovely walk through the beautiful 

Podyjí national park in South Moravia region.


For more see Lab activites.

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 05.06.2017

Plant Cell paper!

Protection of Arabidopsis blunt-ended
telomeres is mediated by a physical
association with the Ku heterodimer.


For more see Publications or NCBI.

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12.03.2017

Happy Holi!

This weekend we got introduced to
the Holi - a Hindu spring festival full
of colors and joy and great Indian food.


 For more see Lab activities.

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 15.02.2017

 Lidove noviny






Our lab was awarded a big grant
from Ministry of Education and it was
featured in the newspaper Lidove noviny!
Sorin translated the article here  

For more see Media.

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19.01.2017 

  Labmeeting on Ice








Instead of regular labmeeting, Jaroslav
   took all the gear and we used the
   frozen Brno dam for teambuilding. 

   For more see Lab activities. 

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23.12.2016

  Scientific Reports paper













Protein induced fluorescence
   enhancement (PIFE) allowed us to
   develop a new method for rapid  
   detecting protein-nucleic acid
   interactions. 

   For more see Publications or NCBI.

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28.11.2016

  Christmas market Brno













Another eddition of our traditional lab
   outing. Enjoying mulled wine and
   celebrating papers and grants over
   dinner. 

  For more see Lab activities. 

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09.09.2016

  Poster award













Vivek got the poster award at the
   Nucleic acids and immunity conference
  in Brno for the work on plant immunity. 

   For more see Conferences