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Invitation to the Institutional seminar of the IEM CAS – Epigenetic changes in recreational runners

Published 03. 01. 2023

Dear colleagues, 

In the new year, you can look forward to the following Institutional seminars of the IEM CAS.

Currently, we would like to invite you to the seminar of RNDr. Michal Šíma, Ph.D. from the Department of Nanotoxicology and Molecular Epidemiology, on the topic „Epigenetic changes in recreational runners“. 

The seminar will be held in person on Thursday, 5th January 2023, at 2:00 p.m. in the Turquoise Auditorium of the IEM CAS. 

Due to the epidemiological situation, we recommend respiratory protection with an FFP2 respirator. Protect yourself and the others around you. 

We are looking forward to your participation.



Air pollution has an unfavorable impact on human health. On contrary, physical activity improves respiratory and cardiovascular systems or supports immunity. Our project combines these two perspectives when expression of microRNA from recreational runners and non-runners from two localities with diverse levels of air pollution was studied. MicroRNA levels from blood of 393 volunteers were compared between and within localities or between runners and non-runners. This study is a part of the HAIE project (Healthy Aging in Industrial Environment). 

This research project was funded by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic: co‐financed by the European Union (European Structural and Investment funds; Operation Programme Research, Development and Education).

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