On December 1, 2017 The Saxon State Chancellery in Prague organized the Czech-Saxon Day of Innovation in Biomedicine/Bioingineering. The event had a goal to strengthen cooperation between Czech Republic and Free State of Saxon, Germany in scientific and education fields and exchange the positive experience in innovative research as well as stimulate developing of new partnering relations between Saxony and Czech Republic.
The event was attended by Mr. Jorg Geiger, Minister of Saxon Ministry of Science and Art, prof. Dr. Zdeněk Havlas, Vice-president of the Czech Academy of Sciences in the field of Natural and Chemical Sciences, Dr. Christoph Israng, Ambassador of BRD in Czech Republic, Dr.David Mitchel, Director of the Saxon State Chancellery in Prague. Scientific researchers and educators from Saxony and Czech universities and scientific institutions participated in the event as well.
A number of scientific reports were delivered at the Innovation Day, including presentation of prof.Dr. Gerd Kempermann, Centre of regeneration medicine, TU Drezden, Germany and prof. Martin Fusek, Vice-Director on Strategic Development, Institute of Organic and Biochemistry, Czech Academy of Science. The successful cooperative project between LI Beamlines research center at Dolny Břežany, Czech Republic and Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany and research project BIOPOLIS, Germany were presented as well. The presentation session was followed by three workshops led by representatives of the Project Centre at TU Drezden. Participants of the workshop shared results and achievements in the international projects they have been involved in, challenges and opportunities in networking and consortium building, overviewed the possible ways for future joint cooperation.
Prof. Pidlisnyuk, NDP, UJEP participated in the event and presented results of the NATO SPS MYP G4687 at the workshop 2. She also had a number of bilateral meeting, including those with Aleksandr Jakobe, ERSTE Grantika Advisory, Czech Republic; Eva Damm, Saxon Ministry of Science and Art, Germany; Dr.Ulrich Bobe, project leader, Interreg Central Europe project “TRANS’net”, Erzgebirge, Germany; Radka Havova, Technology Transfer, Technology Centre CAS, Czech Republic.
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The popular scientific performance “No one-used country” has been showed at the Municipal Museum of Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic. The exposition was opened on May, 15 and will be available till October, 2017. The performance was organized by the Faculty of the Environment, UJEP and had a goal to familiarized citizens of Ustesky region including students and scholars with research&outreach provided by the faculty members and PhD students. Among achievements the Poster related to on-going research in the framework of NATO SPS MYP G4687 is presented at the performance. More info at: www.muzeummusti.cz.
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Подія дняЛОКАЛЬНЕ ТРЕНУВАЛЬНЕ НАВЧАННЯ на тему " Особливості вирощування міскантусу, на землях, забруднених та порушених внаслідок військової діяльності" відбулись сьогодні в Долині. Детальніше про подію - в наступних публікаціях. Source
Visit of prof. Valentina Pidlisnyuk, UJEP to Humboldt University (HU) and
IraSME office-AiF Project GmbH, Berlin, Germany
On April 11-14, 2017 prof. Pidlisnyuk, UJEP visited Humboldt University and IraSME office of AiF Project GmbH, Berlin, Germany.
While at HU she had a working meeting with prof. Dieter Kirschke, Dr.Sc, Chair of the Agricultural Policy, Department of Agroeconomy, Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Faculty of Life Science, HU. The following questions were discussed at the meeting:
- Research activities within NATO SFP G4687 project “Military site cleaning” in which phytotechnology with biomass production for contaminated military sites located in Ukraine, USA and Czech Republic has being developing and implementing. In particular, the assessment of the proposed technology is actual and can be of the joint research interests. Prof. Dieter Kirschke introduced the research group works at the ATB Leibniz-Institute fur Agratechnik und Bioekonomie which is led by prof. Annette Prochnow, Dr.Sc. Areas of the research of that group are the following:
– assessment of bioenergy pathways
– bioenergy from grassland.
There was an agreement to introduce NATO project’s activities and request for the technological assessment to prof. Annette Prochnow and in case of interests the further meeting will be scheduled for discussion cooperation in details.
- Prof. Pidlisnyuk informed about upcoming events of the NATO SFP MYP G4687 project, including training 2 is scheduled on November 7-9, 2017 in Usti nad Labem. She invited prof. Kirschke to attend that event when he may meet up with NATO team and questions about modelling of the process may be overviewed.
Prof. Pidlisnyuk visited AiF Project GmbH- IraSME office and received a broad substantial consultation from Ms.Jenny Gudlat about specification, design, requests and time-table on preparation proposal for IraSME call. The requests to the consortium content and draft proposal were overviewed. There is an option to meeting in Berlin on May 18, 2017 at IraSME scheduled event when the potential partners can meet with the reviewers of the projects and receive a feedback of the proposal’s idea. The current idea is about testing the phytotechnology developing within NATO project at another contaminated lands in Germany and Czech Republic including military and mining contaminated sites. It is intended that among members of the future consortium Freiberg University, Humboldt University, Research Institute for Post-Mining Landscapes (all-Germany) and UJEP would be along with small and medium enterprises from Czech Republic and Germany.
On March 28, 2017 by invitation of the Embassy of Czech Republic in Ukraine PPD Assoc. prof. Tatyana Stefanovska had a meeting with Mr. Frantisek Trojacek, Counselor to the Ambassador for Political and Economic Section of the Czech Embassy in Ukraine. During the meeting the information about objectives, achievement and perspectives of the SPS 4687 project were presented and discussed. Mr. Trojacek expressed the opinion that Czech Embassy supports this project because its realization would bring ecological and economic benefits, enhance the environmental and energy security and improve the state of the environment at military contaminated sites at of four countries, including Czech Republic. Counselor suggested several constructive ideas how to multiply the project’s results at the other polluted sites, particularly industrial and municipal waste dumpiest. That was stressed out that based on Czech Republic’s experience, developed phytotechnology with miscanthus biomass production could be introduced at the level of municipalities which face the problems related to territory contamination of the different origins. Moreover, the possibility to extend the range of energy crops, for instance Paulownia, for further projects on phytotechnology was also discussed.
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On October 6, 2017 NPD Valentina Pidlisnyuk, UJEP and PPD Tetyana Stefanovska, NULES were interviewed by journalists from Radio FM “Lvivska khvulya” and Internet publishing house “Gal-info”, Ukraine. They told about the goals of the first training for end-users on phytotechnology with miscanthus biomass production provided within NATO project’s activities. Altogether 46 persons participated in the training program including farmers, local governmental officials and professionals in land reclamation from the different regions of Ukraine. Participants received first-hand information about approaches in sustainable military contaminated/damaged sites management when applying phytoremediation with the second generation biofuel crop Miscanthus xgiganteus. The end-users Panel discussion on knowledge exchange and practical skills sharing was provided at the training as well. Interview was in the radio programmer Radio FM “Lvivska khvulya”on October 7 and 8, 2016. The interview was posted at the web of Internet publishing house “Gal-info”, Ukraine on October 7, 2016.