Dana Hocková Lectures

Dr. Dana Hocková (1970–2021)

The Dana Hocková lecture series started in 2023 to commemorate Dr. Dana Hocková (1970–2021), who was an accomplished scientist and role model to others at IOCB Prague and beyond. Her untimely death in May 2021 left a huge gap in the hearts of many colleagues as well as in the world of science.

Dana was not just a brilliant scientist but also a great role model to junior researchers, showing her colleagues that it is possible to do great science and be a good parent at the same time.

We invite female scientists from all over the world to give a scientific talk, followed by an informal career workshop and networking session to inspire early career researchers at IOCB.

The events are coordinated by the Women in Science at IOCB initiative (WiS@IOCB), who already organized similar style events before the creation of the Dana Hocková series.

We hope to inspire the next generation of researchers and, last but not least, to cherish Dana’s memory.

7 March 2024

RNDr. Hana Lísalová, Ph.D. (Institute of Physics of the CAS, Czech Republic):

  • Lecture: From antifouling (nano-)coatings to smart biosensing in complex media
  • Career workshop: Being blond and pushing science forward

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15 February 2023

Dr. Petra Břehová (Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Prague, Czech Republic):

  • A tribute to Dana Hocková's scientific work

Dr. Hana Dvořáková (University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic):

  • Career pathways in research and beyond

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16 May 2023

Prof. Štěpánka Vaňáčová (Central European Institute of Technology, CEITEC, Brno, Czech Republic):

  • Lecture: Stranger things – the unencoded part of RNA
  • Career workshop: Always look at the bright side of life

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