Joint seminars of the Institute of Plant Molecular Biology, Biology Centre CAS and the Department of Experimental Plant Biology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice are held on Thursdays at 13:30 in lecture hall B1, building B (if not explicitly stated otherwise)

Contact person: Tomáš Mozga, +420 776 030 294

Spring 2024

Date Speakers
01 February 2024 Tina Vrabcová, Biology Centre CAS, České Budějovice, CZ
Introduction to BC Mentoring Programme
BC; leaflet
08 February 2024 Roman Sobotka, Centre Algatech, Institute of Microbiology CAS, Třeboň, CZ
OP JAK Project PHOTOMACHINES: Technology, tools and modules for metabolic engineering of cyanobacteria
Host: Iva Mozgová; leaflet
15 February 2024 María Carbó Muñoz, Biology Centre CAS, České Budějovice, CZ
How does TORC activity affect chromatin landscape in microalgae?
Quentin Rivière, Biology Centre CAS, České Budějovice, CZ
PRC2: from stabilizer of gene silencing to modulator of gene expression
BC research; leaflet
22 February 2024 Adam Zeiner, Biology Centre CAS, České Budějovice, CZ
CRK2 - gateway to the intercellular communication
Mansi Sharma, Biology Centre CAS, České Budějovice, CZ
Redox signaling to chromatin during stress responses in plants
BC research; leaflet
29 February 2024 Vojtěch Hudzieczek, Institute of Biophysics CAS, Brno, CZ
SeXY flowers: the role of plant sex chromosomes in floral development
Host: Martin Janda; leaflet
07 March 2024 Michaela Sedlářová, Faculty of Science, Palacký University in Olomouc, CZ
Time to change: sunflower downy mildew infection
Petr Smýkal, Faculty of Science, Palacký University in Olomouc, CZ
Domestication has altered gene expression and secondary metabolites in pea seed coat
Host: Martin Janda; leaflet
14 March 2024 Spring holidays

21 March 2024

Lenka Plavcová, Faculty of Science, University of Hradec Králové, CZ
The biology of wood: From structure to function
Host: Tomáš Hájek; leaflet
28 March 2024 Easter holidays
04 April 2024 Josef Vlasák, Biology Centre CAS, České Budějovice, CZ
Molecular Taxonomy: Achievements and Problems
BC research; leaflet
11 April 2024 Claudia Jonak, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria
Uncovering stress tolerance mechanisms in model and crop plants
Host: Michael Wrzaczek; leaflet
18 April 2024 Jan Kadlec, Biology Centre CAS, České Budějovice, CZ
BC Growth Facility for Plant Research
BC Core Facilities; leaflet
25 April 2024 Plant Physiology
02 May 2024 Plant Physiology
09 May 2024 National day
16 May 2024 Edgar Peiter, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Crossing organellar boundaries - the intracellular distribution of calcium and manganese in plants and crops
Host: Hendrik Küpper; leaflet

23 May 2024

IPMB Boardroom

Elizabeth Valencia Figueroa, Institute of Microbiology CAS, Třeboň, CZ
HPLC-QToF-MS profiling and structural analysis of myxoxanthophyll variants in Synechocystis
Anxhela Hania, Institute of Microbiology CAS, Třeboň, CZ
N2 fixation & microbial communities in the cyanobacterium Trichodesmium
PhD seminar; leaflet

30 May 2024

IPMB Boardroom

Christine Faulkner, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
Cell-to-cell communication in times of stress
Host: Michael Wrzaczek; leaflet
6 June 2024 Xavier Foissac, INRAE & University of Bordeaux, Villenave d’Ornon, France
Unravelling the genetic basis of Flavescence dorée phytoplasma adhesion to the cell of its insect vectors: consequence for disease epidemiology and management
Host: Jana Fránová; leaflet
13 June 2024 Michaela Neubergerová, Institute of Experimental Botany CAS, Prague, CZ
Understanding of the TPLATE complex membrane recruitment during clathrin-mediated endocytosis
Host: Martin Janda; leaflet

20 June 2024

Petr Novák, Biology Centre CAS, České Budějovice, CZ
ELIXIR-CZ: National Infrastructure for Biological Data
Large research infrastructure; leaflet

27 June 2024

Luis Valledor González, University of Oviedo, Spain
Multiomic insights into tree stress acclimation and memory
Host: Iva Mozgová; leaflet


Autumn 2023

Date Speaker
28 September 2023 National day
05 October 2023 Kadriye Caglayan, Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, Antakya, Turkey
Known and new emerging blueberry viruses and their epidemiological aspect
Host: Jana Fránová; leaflet
10 October 2023
Jakub Žárský, Charles University Prague, CZ
On the origin of land plants
Host: Iva Mozgová; leaflet
12 October 2023 Jana Fránová, Biology Centre CAS, České Budějovice, CZ
Characterization of strawberry virus 1, a new strawberry cytorhabdovirus, its distribution, antibody preparation and effect on fruit yield in the Czech Republic
IPMB research; leaflet
19 October 2023 Dominik Zak, Aarhus University, Denmark
Biogeochemical snapshots from peatlands: Diving into nutrient and carbon cycling
Iva Bufková, Šumava National Park, CZ
Jak vrátit vodu a duši krajině
Roles of Wetlands in the Landscape: Seminar for the 90th birthday of Jan Květ
Host: Faculty of Science USB; leaflet
26 October 2023 Autumn holidays
02 November 2023 Yihan Dong, Institut de biologie moléculaire des plantes (IBMP-CNRS), Strasbourg, France
The Multifaceted TOR-PRC2 Pathway in Stress Responses: A Particular Focus on Translation
Host: Iva Mozgová; leaflet
09 November 2023 Kateřina Bišová, Centre Algatech, Institute of Microbiology CAS, Třeboň, CZ
How to cope with stress: A guide for unicellular green algae
Host: Iva Mozgová; leaflet
16 November 2023 National day
23 November 2023 Michael Borg, Max Planck Institute for Biology, Tübingen, Germany
Epigenetic control of life cycle transitions in plants and beyond
Host: Iva Mozgová; leaflet
30 November 2023 Eric Ruelland, CNRS, UMR7025, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France
Salicylic acid considered as a hormone: signalling and perception
Host: Martin Janda; leaflet
07 December 2023 Tetiana Kalachova, Institute of Experimental Botany CAS, Prague, CZ
Rhizosphere microbiome dynamics conveys resistance to foliar pathogens
Host: Martin Janda; leaflet


Spring 2023

Date Speaker

02 Feb 2023

Lecture hall C2

Jiří Friml, Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Klosterneuburg
ERA Chair in plant molecular biology, Biology Centre CAS 
Auxin: Versatile signal in plant development
Host: Libor Grubhoffer & Michael Wrzaczek; leaflet
09 Feb 2023 ---
16 Feb 2023 Angélique Deleris, Institute for Integrative Biology of the Cell (I2BC), Paris-Saclay, France
Exploring Polycomb as an alternative mode of Transposable Element (TE) epigenetic silencing
Host: Iva Mozgová; leaflet
23 Feb 2023 Lennart Wirthmüller, Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Halle, Germany
ADP-ribosylation hide-and-seek – developing tools to profile a transient protein modification in plants
Host: Michael Wrzaczek; leaflet
02 Mar 2023 Alexey Bondar, Biology Centre CAS, České Budějovice, CZ
BC Bioimaging Facility: opportunities for your projects
BC Core Facilities; leaflet; presentation
09 Mar 2023 Children holidays
16 Mar 2023 Ivan Kulich, Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Klosterneuburg
ROP GTPases in the plant root navigation
Laura Krassini, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
Role of bacterial extracellular vesicles in plant infection
Host: Martin Janda; leaflet
23 Mar 2023 Elwira Smakowska-Luzan, Wageningen University, Netherlands
The role of Cysteine-Rich Proteins in extracellular ROS perception
Host: Michael Wrzaczek; leaflet
30 Mar 2023 Ahamed Khan, Biology Centre CAS, České Budějovice, CZ
Evolution of plant PWO proteins and their function: a synthetic biology approach
Mingxi Zhou, Biology Centre CAS, České Budějovice, CZ
The role of Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2) in plant acclimation to ambient light
BC MSCA Fellows; leaflet
06 Apr 2023 Easter holidays
13 Apr 2023 Enrique Lopez Juez, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
Leaves are solar panels; chloroplasts, solar cells. Genetic approaches to understand their biogenesis
Host: Iva Mozgová; leaflet
20 Apr 2023 Antonio Colussi, Biology Centre CAS, Hendrik Küpper group, České Budějovice, CZ
The role of metals in photosynthesis regulation of Trichodesmium
Daniela Bárcenas Pérez, Institute of Microbiology CAS, Jiří Kopecký group, Třeboň, CZ
Investigation, development and application of an integrated biorefinery process of diatoms for obtaining valuable bioproducts
Anxhela Hania, Institute of Microbiology CAS, Ondřej Prášil group, Třeboň, CZ
CARD-FISH application on Trichodesmium and its diverse microbial community
PhD progress reports; leaflet
27 Apr 2023 Plant Physiology
04 May 2023 Plant Physiology
11 May 2023 Plant Physiology
18 May 2023 Ivana Tomášková, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, CZ
Changes in the physiological parameters of spruce after attack by the European spruce bark beetle (Ips typographus)
Host: Jiří Kubásek; leaflet
01 Jun 2023 Sébastien Thomine, Institute for Integrative Biology of the Cell, University Paris Saclay, CEA, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
NRAMP transporters as a gateway to study plant metal homeostasis
Host: Hendrik Küpper & Filis Morina; leaflet
08 Jun 2023 Markus Teige, University of Vienna, Austria
ADAPT: Stress Response and Acclimation from Arabidopsis to Potato
Host: Michael Wrzaczek; leaflet, abstract

15 Jun 2023


Sandra Cortijo, Institute for Plant Sciences of Montpellier, CNRS, France
Regulation and consequences of inter-individual gene expression variability for nitrate nutrition in Arabidopsis
Host: Iva Mozgová; leaflet

22 Jun 2023

IPMB Board room

Kenichi Tsuda, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China
Molecular basis of bacterial regulation by plant immunity
Host: Martin Janda; leaflet


MOLIPEC: Molecular Life of Plants ERA Chair (No. 101087030) is funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the authors only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Executive Agency (REA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.



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