Global Science Café Czech Centres

Global Science Café Czech Centres (GSC) is a series of popular science lectures and debates with the best Czech scientists, innovators, economists and other professionals is organized by the Czech Centres and shared within the entire network. It is an informal forum for discussing current scientific and societal issues.

GSC is currently broadcast in English in online format once every two months.

GSC 1: Research and Innovation focused on the battle with COVID 19

Online via Facebook May 21 at 6 PM (CET)
Presenter: Guy Borg
Guest: Mr. Josef Průša
Live from: DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague

Josef Průša
Developer of 3D printers, Průša Research - 1990) comes from Havlíčkův Brod. He studied applied informatics at the University of Economics. At the age of 19, he began designing 3D printers, and in 2012, he founded Prusa Research.

GSC 2: Research and Innovation focused on the battle with COVID 19

online via Facebook June 22 at 6 PM (CET)
Presenter: Petr Kaiser - Special Envoy for Science Diplomacy, Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Guests: Vojtěch Petráček, Karel Roubík – CoroVent Inventor, David Miklas – FFP3 protective device and shield, Jaroslav Lískovec – CIIRC
Live from: CIIRC, CTU Prague

Mr. Vojtěch Petráček

(* February 17, 1964 in Prague) is a Czech nuclear physicist and university pedagogue, since February 2018 Rector of the Czech Technical University in Prague. During his scientific career, he published 117 articles as an author or co-author.

GSC 3: Cell & Gene Therapy: The future has already begun

Online via Facebook September 9, 2020, 7 pm (CET)
Presenter: Michael Londesborough
Guest: Michal Šimíček
Live from: Faculty of Electrical Engineering, CTU Prague

Michal Šimíček

Senior researcher 4 MEDi Cell Coolab Ostrava project NK Cell and CART cells LF Ostrava and Primecell Bioscience. He works at the Department of Haematology at the Ostrava University Hospital, where he founded a top scientific team, which soon gained an international reputation. He has received prestigious scientific scholarships (FWO, EMBO) and has lectured at the renowned Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York.

GSC 4: Charles Games: Challenges of Developing Serious Video Games

Online via Facebook November 30, 2020, 6 pm (CET)
Presenter: Michael Londesborough
Guests: Jakub Gemrot & Vít Šisler
Live from: Faculty of Electrical Engineering, CTU Prague

Vít Šisler is a teacher at FF UK and an assistant professor in the field of New Media Studies. His research focuses on information and communication technologies in the Middle East and educational games and simulations. As part of his doctoral studies, he completed a research internship at Nortwestern University in Chicago on a Fulbright scholarship. Vít Šisler is the main designer of the game Attentat 1942.

Jakub Gemrot studied computer science at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University. He is currently teaching at the Charles University. In 2015 he was involved in the creation of a new field "computer game development". Jakub Gemrot is the managing director of Charles Games and one of the programmers of the game Attentat 1942.

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Global Science Café 5: Vividbooks

Global Science Café: Vividbooks

As the fifth part of the Global Science Café series, we bring you a discussion on the following topic: Vividbooks. Us...