Medicine and science

Are you interested in medicine and science? Do you want to learn how these fields can be connected? How is clinical research conducted and what are the implications for the treatment of patients? In this course, we will look at the individual fields of medicine that are closest to science, and the basics of statistics that can be used in practice.

Topics we will cover:
1. Molecular biology – how do cells communicate with each other? How is the signal transmitted from the surface membrane to the nucleus? Basic principles of influencing cellular processes using drugs.
2. Genetics – how is genetic information transmitted? We will pay more attention to new genetic methods and their use in practice.
3. Immunology – what mechanisms does our body use to defend against microorganisms and how can we influence them? What happens when our body starts fighting itself?
4. Clinical Research – Basics of statistics and what can be imagined under clinical research.

At the end, we will also try to be researchers and test what we can do as scientists for patients whom doctors cannot help.The aim of the course is to change the thinking about medicine as a job that takes place only at the patient’s bedside, but to show that major breakthroughs often take place in laboratories or at scientific conferences. The course is suitable for all those considering the study of medicine or its related fields.

Veronika Holubová

Veronika graduated from the 1st Faculty of Medicine of Charles University last year and currently works as a pediatrician at the Department of Pediatrics and Hereditary Metabolic Disorders, where, in addition to working with children, she is doing a PhD in rare metabolical diseases. During her studies, she completed internships in Israel, Innsbruck and Lund and in the Czech Children’s Hospital in Uganda as a nurse. She conversed in French with patients for one semester during her Erasmus in Bordeaux. At her faculty, she worked as a physiology teacher for two years and took care of incoming foreign students. She has experience with lab work thanks to summer internships and going to CLIP, where she worked on diagnosing patients using next-generation sequencing. In her spare time, she enjoys sports, playing board games with friends, and traveling to exotic countries.

Session D

Argumentation 101 & Critical thinking

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Sára Provazníková

Artificial Intelligence and Language

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Climate Crisis: Challenges and Solutions

Beniamin Strzelecki

Cognitive Science

Martina Kavanová

Cultural Psychology

Barbora Kubantová

Drug design and development

Eva Rogelj

Economics of Crime

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Law and Technology

Eliška Andrš

Medicine and science

Veronika Holubová

Moral Philosophy

Mojmír Stehlík


Monika Václavková

Particle Physics

Oliver Matonoha

Science of COVID 19

Amir Shamsubarov

Sociology of Gender and Masculinities

Ecem Nazlı Üçok

Sound, music and science

Sol Johansen

Structured communication

Tomáš Sakal