Department of Optical and Biophysical Systems

Robot to Detect COVID-19 from Saliva Samples

Abstract

A device to detect SARS-CoV-2 in saliva samples is one step closer to a real-world application.  A unique technology, which was developed by researchers from the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, has shown sensitivity comparable to that of PCR testing.

Flow cytometer installed in the Laboratory of Biophysics

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Interdisciplinary research of the Laboratory of Biophysics aims to gain insight in the understanding of how physical factors influence the processes that drive cell behaviour and functionality. The Czech Academy of Sciences supported the laboratory by providing funds for the CytoFLEX Beckman Coulter flow cytometer.

New technologies – the key to managing coronavirus as well as Industry 4.0

Abstract

Advantages of new technologies, such as 3D print, lasers or IT systems for collecting and analysing of large quantities of data will be joined under one roof at a new innovation centre and Digital Innovation Hub – Brain4Industry in Dolních Břežany. A conference called “Digitalization and 3D Print in the Practice of Czech Companies” outlined the advantages of the innovation approach being initiated there to the representatives of industry and research organizations.

Mrs. Hana Lísalová among the First Scientists to Become the Laureates of the Premium for Prospective Researchers

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The Lumina Quaeruntur Premium seeks to fill the gap between junior grants and the programs intended for established scientists. The Academy of Sciences presented the programme and its first six laureates during a ceremony held at Národní třída, Prague. One of the laureates is RNDr. Hana Lísalová, Ph.D. from the Institute of Physics of the CAS.