Summer meetup

Czexpats in Science invite you to a networking event for researchers and everybody interested in science. Come and meet scientists from different backgrounds to share research and personal experiences with settling in and taking root as a researcher. Open to all nationalities, disciplines and career phases.

Settling in

Thursday 31.8. from 13:00 CEITEC MU, Brno & Online

Keynote speaker: Matthew Rampley

Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University Brno

You can also look forward to:

Panel discussion: Taking root as a researcher

Speakers: Dominika Fričová, Oksana Stupak, Somsuvro Basu, Tomáš Čižmár

Ample time for networking over drinks & refreshments. A family room with childcare will be available on-site.


13:00Registration & networking
14:00Opening word by Czexpats in Science
Matouš Glanc
14:05Opening word by CEITEC
Nikola Kostlánová, Jiří Nováček, Petr Těšina
14:20Keynote lecture: Matthew Rampley
15:15Partner talk: Settling in at Contipro: opportunities, specifics and experience sharing
Kristina Nešporová, Tomáš Prát
15:30Coffee break & networking
16:00Partner talk: Euraxess: How to settle in the Czech Republic
Zuzana Maršálková
16:15Panel discussion: Taking root as a researcher
Dominika Fričová
Oksana Stupak
Tomáš Čižmár
17:15Final word by Matouš Glanc
17:30Refreshment & networking
19:00After party


Matthew Rampley

Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University Brno

Matthew Rampley is an Extraordinary professor of art history at Masaryk University in Brno, where he has been based since 2019. He was previously a Professor of Art History at the University of Birmingham. His research interests are in contemporary art, art criticism and theory, as well as the historiography of art and the art and architecture of central Europe of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He is the author of, amongst others, Nietzsche, Aesthetics and Modernity (2000), The Vienna School of Art History (2013) and The Seductions of Darwin (2017) and, with Nóra Veszprémi and Markian Prokopovych, of Liberalism, Nationalism and Design Reform in the Habsburg Empire (2020) and The Museum Age in Austria Hungary (2021). He is currently the principal investigator of the European Research Council-funded project Continuity / Rupture: Art and Architecture in Central Europe, 1918-1939.

Dominika Fričová

Žijem vedu
Institute of Neuroimmunology, Slovak Academy of Sciences

Dominika Fričová studied general medicine and biochemistry at Comenius University in Bratislava. She participated in research at the Mayo Clinic in the USA, where she began to research neurodegenerative diseases, especially Parkinson’s disease. She is the chairwoman of the board of the civic association Žijem vedu which brings together Slovak scientists. She composes her own music and lyrics and has been playing guitar since she was 7 years old.

Oksana Stupak

Faculty of Education, Masaryk University
Faculty of Education, Drahomanov Ukrainian State University (Kyiv, Ukraine)

Oksana Stupak is a Ukrainian pedagogue who, since May 2022 participated in qualitative research on the adaptation of Ukrainian children in Czech elementary schools at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University. Since August 2023 she has been working as an assistant professor at the Department of Pedagogy at the Faculty of Education of Masaryk University. Cooperation with Brno schools implemented a program of social and emotional support for Ukrainian children. During 2022, she participated as a speaker in educational projects for Ukrainian teachers planning to work in Ukrainian schools. She continues to work at the National Pedagogical Dragomanov University (Kyiv, Ukraine).

Somsuvro Basu

P95 Epidemiology & Pharmacovigilance

Somsuvro Basu (Som), a Senior Medical Writer at P95 Epidemiology & Pharmacovigilance (Leuven, Belgium), has doctoral (Biology Centre – Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic) and postdoctoral (Philipps-University Marburg, Germany) training in molecular cell biology (parasitology and human mitochondrial biology). After his postdoctoral tenure, Som worked as a Science Communication Officer at the Central European Institute of Technology. Parallelly, he acted as the EU-LIFE Science Communications working group co-chair. He also functions as the Honorary Secretary of the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA) and is on the editorial board of EMWA’s Medical Writing journal.

Tomáš Čižmár

Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena

Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT) in Jena
Institute of Scientific Instruments in Brno

Tomáš Čižmár is a professor of waveguide optics at the Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena and the head of the Fibre Research and Technology department of the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT) in Jena. He leads the Holographic Endoscopy group at IPHT and the group of Complex Photonics at the Institute of Scientific Instruments in Brno. Although his scientific background is Physics, throughout his scientific career he took part in a variety of inter-disciplinary projects in Bio-Medical Photonics, mostly related to optical manipulation, digital holography and microscopy. His recent research activities are focused on Photonics in optically random environments (particularly multimode fibres) and deep-tissue in-vivo imaging


General partner