Awards - 2014

Student awards

The Sanofi Award for Pharmacy (2nd place) 
The French Embassy in the Czech Republic

  • Mgr. Eliška Potůčková – doctoral degree programme in Biochemistry, the Patobiochemistry and Xenobiochemisty branch
  • Supervisor: Prof. Šimůnek, The Department of Biochemical Sciences
  • Dissertation thesis: “A Study of the Antiproliferative Effects of New Iron Chelators”

The Josef Hlávka Award for Best Students and Graduates
The “Nadání Josefa, Marie a Zdenky Hlávkových” Foundation

  • Mgr. Eliška Potůčková – doctoral degree programme in Biochemistry, the Patobiochemistry and Xenobiochemisty branch
  • Supervisor: Prof. Šimůnek, The Department of Biochemical Sciences
  • Dissertation thesis: “A Study of the Antiproliferative Effects of New Iron Chelators”

The City Mayor Award for Student Creative Work
The Municipality of Hradec Králové

  • Mgr. Anna Jirkovská, Ph.D. et Ph.D. – doctoral degree programme in Biochemistry, the Patobiochemistry and Xenobiochemisty branch
  • Supervisor: Prof. Šimůnek, The Department of Biochemical Sciences
  • Dissertation thesis: “Cardiotoxicity of Antineoplastic Drugs: A Study of the Molecular Mechanisms and the Possibilities of Pharmacological Cardioprotection”

The Best Publication 2014 
The Czech Society for Atherosclerosis

  • PharmDr. Jana Rathouská, Ph.D. and Mgr. Kateřina Ježková – doctoral degree programme in Pharmacy, the Pharmacology and Toxicology branch
  • Supervisor: Prof. Nachtigal, The Department of Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Article: Rathouska J, Jezkova K, Nemeckova I, Zemankova L, Varejckova M, Nachtigal P. Endoglin is not expressed with cell adhesion molecules in the aorta during atherogenesis in apoE-deficient mice. Histology and Histopathology, 2015 Feb; 30(2):233-44.

The Best Publication 2014 – 1st place in the Toxicology section 
The Czech Society for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology

  • Mgr. Hana Jansová – doctoral degree programme in Biochemistry, the Patobiochemistry and Xenobiochemisty branch
  • Supervisor: Prof. Šimůnek, The Department of Biochemical Sciences
  • Doctoral thesis: “A Study of Potential Pharmacological Protection of Cardiac Cells against Oxidative Stress and Antracycline Anticancer Drugs”
  • Article: Jansová H, Macháček M, Wang Q, Hašková P, Jirkovská A, Potůčková E, Kielar F, Franz KJ, Simůnek T. A comparison of various iron chelators and prochelators as protective agents against cardiomyocyte oxidative injury. Free Radic Biol Med. 2014 Sep; 74:210-21).

The Best Publication 2014 – 1st place in the Experimental Pharmacology section
The Czech Society for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology

  • Mgr. Zuzana Ptáčková (nee Neumanová) – doctoral degree programme in Pharmacy, the Pharmacology and Toxicology branch
  • Supervisor: Prof. Štaud, The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Dissertation thesis: “Interactions of Antiretrovirals with Drug Efflux Transporters and Their Role in Transplacental Pharmacokinetics”
  • Article: Neumanova Z, Cerveny L, Ceckova M, Staud F. Interactions of tenofovir and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate with drug efflux transporters ABCB1, ABCG2, and ABCC2; their role in transport across the placenta. AIDS. 2014 Jan 2;28(1):9-17).

The Best Publication 2014 – special prize 
The Czech Society for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology

  • Mgr. Tomáš Smutný – doctoral degree programme in Pharmacy, the Pharmacology and Toxicology branch
  • Supervisor: Prof. Pávek, The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Dissertation thesis: “Novel Approaches for the Development of In vitro Liver Cell Models”
  • Article: Smutny T, Bitman M, Urban M, Dubecka M, Vrzal R, Dvorak Z, Pavek P. U0126, a mitogen-activated protein kinase 1 and 2 (MEK1 and 2) inhibitor, selectively up-regulates the main isoforms of the CYP3A subfamily via a pregnane X receptor (PXR) in HepG2 cells. Arch Toxicol. 2014 Dec;88(12):2243-59.

The Best Poster
The XIX International Conference on Flow Injection Analysis (ICFIA), Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan

  • Mgr. Oxana Zahálková – student of a master’s degree programme in Pharmacy
  • A poster with research outcomes in the field of electrochemical sensors that she carried out as part of her Erasmus stay at Goteborg University, Sweden
  • Supervisor: Doc. Matysová, The Department of Analytical Chemistry
  • Diploma thesis: “Carbon Fiber Microelectrodes Modified by Electrodeposited Platinum and Their Application for the Detection of Nitric Oxide on Single Cells”

The Food & Function Magazine Editorial Award for Young Researchers
The Society for Free Radical Research Conference, Paris

  • Mgr. Iveta Najmanová – doctoral degree programme in Pharmacy, the Pharmacology and Toxicology branch
  • Supervisor: Doc. Mladěnka, The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Dissertation thesis: “The Effect of Polyphenolic Substances on Vascular Smooth Muscle”
  • Poster: “Vasodilatory activity of human quercetin metabolites”

The Best Poster
Skin Forum 14th Annual Meeting – Percutaneous Penetration Measurement, Modulation and Modelling, The International Association for Pharmaceutical Technology

  • Mgr. Barbora Školová – doctoral degree programme in Organic Chemistry, the Bioorganic Chemistry branch
  • Supervisor: Prof. Vávrová, The Department of Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry
  • Dissertation thesis: “Synthesis and the Study of Ceramide Analogues”
  • Poster: “The use of perdeuterated ceramides in the study of model stratum corneum lipid membranes”

The ABC2014 Young Investigator Award
The 5th FEBS Special Meeting: ATP-Binding Cassette (ABC) Proteins: From Multidrug Resistance to Genetic Diseases Conference, Innsbruck

  • Mgr. Daniela Číhalová – doctoral degree programme in Pharmacy, the Pharmacology and Toxicology branch
  • Supervisor: Prof. Štaud, The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Dissertation thesis: “Interactions of Cyclin-Dependent Kinase Inhibitors with ABC Efflux Transporters In vitro: Their Impact on Multidrug Resistance in Cancer Therapy”
  • Poster: “Flavopiridol (alvocidib), a cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor, displays modulatory activity of ABC transporters and synergistically potentiates the cytotoxic effect of daunorubicin and topotecan in cancer cell lines in vitro”

The ABC2014 Student Fellowship
The 5th FEBS Special Meeting: ATP-Binding Cassette (ABC) Proteins: From Multidrug Resistance to Genetic Diseases Conference, Innsbruck

  • Mgr. Zuzana Neumanová – doctoral degree programme in Pharmacy, the Pharmacology and Toxicology branch
  • Supervisor: Prof. Štaud, The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Dissertation thesis: “Interactions of Antiretrovirals with Drug Efflux Transporters and Their Role in the Transplacental Pharmacokinetics”
  • Abstract: “Effect of drug efflux transporters ABCB1 and ABCG2 on the passage of abacavir across dually perfused rat placenta”

Employee awards

The ChU Silver Medal 
Charles University  

  • Prof. PharmDr. Alexandr Hrabálek, CSc. – emeritus dean, award for eight years as the head of the faculty
  • Unit: The Department of Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry

Meeting with Nobel Prize winners in medicine/physiology in Lindau    

  • Doc. PharmDr. Přemysl Mladěnka, Ph.D.
  • Unit: The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

The best lecture award
The XIX International Conference on Flow Injection Analysis (ICFIA), Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan

  • Dr. Warunya Boonjob – postdoc at the Department of Analytical Chemistry
  • Lecture: “Sequential injection into renewable bead sorbent materials for solid-phase extraction with direct coupling of liquid chromatography to tandem electrospray mass spectrometry”

The JAFIA Award for Young Researchers
The Japanese Association for FIA, The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry - award for significant findings and long-term contributions towards the development of flow analytical methods

  • PharmDr. Petr Chocholouš, Ph.D.
  • Dr. Burkhard Horstkotte
  • Unit: The Department of Analytical Chemistry

The top poster
1st International Congress: from drug discovery to drug delivery

  • Dr. Georgios Paraskevopoulos
  • Unit: The Department of Pharmaceutical Technologies
  • Poster: “Nitro-substituted salicylanilides: maintaining antitubercular activity while reducing toxicity”

The SFRR Award for Extraordinary Scientific Achievements in Free Radicals Research
The Society for Free Radical Research Conference, Paris

  • Doc. PharmDr. Přemysl Mladěnka, Ph.D., PharmDr. Tomáš Filipský, Ph.D., Mgr. Michal Říha, Prof. MUDr. Radomír Hrdina, CSc.
  • Unit: The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Poster: “The relationship between oxidative stress markers and parameters of myocardial function in a rat model of cardiotoxicity”

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