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Geneticist Helena Fulková presented IEM CAS at the international scientific symposium in Japan

Published 06. 12. 2022

At the end of November, the international scientific symposium Totipotency and Germ Cell Development was held in Fukuoka, Japan, featured by many renowned international scientists, for example from the University of Cambridge, UC Berkeley, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Max Planck Institute and many other prestigious institutions.
Among the invited guests was also Mgr. Helena Fulková, Ph.D. - Head of the Department of Cell Nucleus Plasticity, who chaired the selected session and presented the results of the study "Parental contribution to the post-fertilization processes". This study aims to identify and characterize the components of the mammalian egg that play a key role in forming a functional male pronucleus. The researchers found that when the female genome is experimentally removed from the egg by micromanipulation, the formation of the male pronucleus does occur, but for reasons not yet known, the process of active demethylation of selected sequences does not take place.
We would like to thank Dr. Fulková for her excellent presentation of the IEM CAS and wish her much success in her future research.
We also thank the organizers of this event; it is a great honour for us to represent the Czech Academy of Sciences, especially IEM CAS at such outstanding scientific meetings.

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